Best of 2016: Top 25 golf courses in Georgia

In Stratham, The Georgia Club earned consistently high marks all season long and finished No. 2 in the U.S. overall. (Courtesy of Warren Grant)
Arrowhead Pointe at Richard B. Russell State Park finished in the Top 20 in the U.S. in 2016. (Courtesy of Arrowhead Pointe)
King and Prince Golf Club made the Top 50 courses in the U.S. in 2015. (Courtesy of King and Prince G.C.)
Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa's golf course rolls through wildlife preserves, ponds and streams. (Courtesy of Brasstown Valley)
The 15th hole on the Mountain View golf course at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. (Courtesy of Callaway Gardens)
The 14th hole, a 418-yard par 4, crosses water again on the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)

Thanks to a little club located off I-20 in Augusta, the bar is set quite high when it comes to golf courses in Georgia.

But where do golfers in the state play their favorite public rounds? There are loads to choose from, whether they are suburban Atlanta semi-private courses or resort courses out along the coast or in the Blue Ridge Mountains. To compile the Top 25, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). A review is weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

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Top courses by subcategory in Georgia in 2016

Course layout: Arrowhead Pointe at Richard B. Russell
Course conditions: The Georgia Club
Value: Butternut Creek
Off-course amenities: Arrowhead Pointe at Richard B. Russell
Pace of play:The Georgia Club
Staff friendliness: The Georgia Club
Most improved
: Coweta Club

Top 25 courses in Georgia in 2016

25. Chicopee Woods Golf Course


24. Lion Golf Club


23. John A. White Golf Course


22. The Club At Savannah Harbor


21. Harbor Club at Lake Oconee


20. Callaway Gardens - Lake View Golf Course

Pine Mountain

19. Highland Walk At Victoria Bryant


18. Old Union Golf Course


17. Woodmont Golf & Country Club


16. River Pointe Golf Club


15. Cherokee Run Golf Club


14. King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort

Saint Simons Island

13. Little Ocmulgee At Wallace Adams Course


12. Barnsley Resort


11. Southern Hills Golf Club


10. Butternut Creek Golf Course


9. University of Georgia Golf Course


8. Fields Ferry Golf Club


7. The Governor's Towne Club


6. Brasstown Valley Resort Golf Course

Young Harris

5. Meadow Links Golf Course At George T. Bagby

Fort Gaines

4. Callaway Gardens - Mountain View

Pine Mountain

3. Jekyll Island Golf Club - Great Dunes Golf Course

Jekyll Island

2. Richard B. Russell At Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course


1. The Georgia Club


Feb 06, 2017

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Brandon Tucker

Managing Editor

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.

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