Golfing can be expensive, particularly for well maintained and reasonably challenging courses. However, having played both 18 hole courses recently, it is easy for me to say that the fairways and greens are some of the best I have seen over the past three years and the cost for a round of golf is a bargain for what you get.
Given that the Atlanta metropolitan area has experienced some drought conditions and record-breaking temperatures last summer, the Marriott Corporation (which manages the operation) has been able to keep the courses in excellent shape. The bonus is that you are in a park environment that affords the visitor other attractions as well.
The Lakemont course is somewhat flatter since some of the fairways hug the side of the lake that lies on one side of the mountain (one of the largest granite monoliths in the world). The Stonemont course has more hills and some of the fairways a bit more narrow, but both are great to play and with much of the underbrush cleared between fairways, even poor shots into the rough can usually be found.
The club restaurant has a good variety of food and is also reasonable. It can accommodate large groups if you are planning an outing for family or organizations.
Finally, there is a $10 daily entrance fee for the park, however if you plan to visit for golf or other attractions more than two times, be sure to purchase the annual pass for $30.
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