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    Best Golf Course

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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Bobby Jones Golf Course

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Candler Park Golf Course

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    East Lake Golf Club

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Fox Creek Golf Course & Driving Range
    LEGACY LINKS & FOX CREEK is a bustling golf campus that straddles the Marietta-Smyrna border. Two fast, 18-hole courses with no par 5s let golfers cram in a difficult round in a couple hours, but the main draw is the sprawling complex of practice facilities, named the best in the Southeast by Sportsmore...
    LEGACY LINKS & FOX CREEK is a bustling golf campus that straddles the Marietta-Smyrna border. Two fast, 18-hole courses with no par 5s let golfers cram in a difficult round in a couple hours, but the main draw is the sprawling complex of practice facilities, named the best in the Southeast by Sports Illustrated. The driving range stays open till 10 every night, as do the two putting greens and seven chipping greens. There are six pro instructors on hand and an indoor practice center with tees that are videotaped from three angles for swing analysis. In August, Fox Creek replanted all its greens with Champion Bermuda grass, a new hybrid “ultra dwarf” species intended to allow faster, smoother putts. Yeah, but can you smoke it? less...

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    East Lake Country Club

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    East Lake Golf Club

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Candler Park Golf Course

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Bobby Jones Golf Course

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    North Fulton Golf Course
    If you’re a golf snob, then you don’t mind the drive to some of Georgia’s premiere golf courses with lush grounds, breathtaking views and heart-stopping greens fees. But we prefer to stay a bit closer to home and use our nine irons at the NORTH FULTON GOLF COURSE. Owned bymore...
    If you’re a golf snob, then you don’t mind the drive to some of Georgia’s premiere golf courses with lush grounds, breathtaking views and heart-stopping greens fees. But we prefer to stay a bit closer to home and use our nine irons at the NORTH FULTON GOLF COURSE. Owned by the city of Atlanta and situated next to Chastain Park, the par-3 and 4 course offers some of the most affordable golf (under $50) in the state. (Before the city took it over, the course was home to a pre-Masters PGA tournament.) It’s the perfect place for executives and amateurs alike to spend an afternoon. But if you go on the weekends, get there early to avoid at least a 30-minute wait. less...

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    East Lake Golf Club
    2575 Alston Drive 404-373-5722 www.eastlakegolfclub.com

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    East Lake Golf Club

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2004
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Candler Park Golf Course

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2003
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Candler Park Golf Course

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2002
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    East Lake Golf Club

    Jimmy Baron's Favorite Three Golf Courses (in no particular order) BOA Award Winner

    White Columns, Crooked Creek and Windermere

    White Columns
    300 Clubhouse Drive, Alpharetta
    770-343-9025
    www.whitecolumnscountryclub.com and
    Crooked Creek
    3430 Highway 9, Alpharetta
    www.crookedcreekgolf.com
    770-475-2300 and
    Windermere
    5000 Davis Love Drive, Cumming
    www.windermeregolfclub.com
    678-513-1000
    "I have three that are my favorite. White Columns, because it's always maintained well, has a friendly staff and is not lined with houses. Crooked Creek has a beautiful layout and is very accessible. Windermere has a good Davis Love design and a fun layout. I'm very involved in the game. I don't talk and joke much. I take it very seriously. The more I travel around the country, the more I realize how spoiled we are here. It's hard to find a town that has as many great golf courses as Atlanta. I will not narrow it down to my one favorite. I can't.


    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Candler Park

    Best Golf Course You Can't Go To BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Picked By » Critics
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Augusta National Golf Club
    If you want to see beautiful, lush greens with rolling hills and picturesque fairways, tune in to CBS in April and check out the Masters because that's probably as close as you'll ever get to it. This top-flight course hosts the famous tourney once a year, but tournament or series badges are sold tomore...
    If you want to see beautiful, lush greens with rolling hills and picturesque fairways, tune in to CBS in April and check out the Masters because that's probably as close as you'll ever get to it. This top-flight course hosts the famous tourney once a year, but tournament or series badges are sold to those on a patron list, which was closed due to demand ... in 1972! Guess we'll have to wait for the video game to drop. less...

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Chateau Elan
    You can take your pick from among Chateau Elan's four golf courses (two are public) to find your swing. The Chateau Course has been open since '89 and features 10 water holes and 87 bunkers. The par-72 Woodlands Course is more up-and-down, and measures 6,851 yards of over-seeded fairways, meaning they'remore...
    You can take your pick from among Chateau Elan's four golf courses (two are public) to find your swing. The Chateau Course has been open since '89 and features 10 water holes and 87 bunkers. The par-72 Woodlands Course is more up-and-down, and measures 6,851 yards of over-seeded fairways, meaning they're green year-round. Another feature is the nine-hole Par 3 Executive Walking Course, which provides the perfect getaway from your corporate conference. less...

    Best Golf Course BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Bobby Jones Golf Course
    With Tiger Woods tearing up the PGA Tour, golf's never been hotter. So it makes sense that the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Buckhead would remain a hub of activity. A complete, 18-hole course, Bobby Jones caters to the needs of both Atlanta's city-bound golfing retirees and amateurs looking to emulatemore...
    With Tiger Woods tearing up the PGA Tour, golf's never been hotter. So it makes sense that the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Buckhead would remain a hub of activity. A complete, 18-hole course, Bobby Jones caters to the needs of both Atlanta's city-bound golfing retirees and amateurs looking to emulate Tiger. Best of all, get to know the club pros and you'll never need a reservation. less...

    Best Golf Course You Can't Go To BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Picked By » Readers
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    East Lake
    We don't really understand why you can't go to East Lake Golf Club. Since 1994, the East Lake course's renovation has continued, and next year the course will host the U.S. Amateur tournament. Also, the clubhouse boasts one of the largest collections of Bobby Jones memorabilia.

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