Château Élan Golf Club

Chateau Elan Winery Resort Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is recommended for golfers who expect first class amenities and golf courses to match.

Price Range: $65 to $71

Par: 71

Location: Northeast off I-85

Directions: Take I-85 North through the city and continue on I-85 past the I-285 intersection, continuing to exit 126. Turn left onto Hwy. 211 and cross over the interstate. The Winery, Inn and Spa are the first gate on the left, the golf clubhouse (The Chateau and The Woodlands) the third gate on left.

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort Golf Course Review

Just 40 minutes north of Atlanta but a world away from the bustling city is Chateau Elan. An elegant 16th century-style French chateau and winery, set on 3,500 acres of rolling hills surrounded by lush vineyards. With 306 guest rooms, 63 holes of championship golf, a European style health spa, seven tennis courts, four pools, and complimentary winery tours and tastings.

The Château course, winds along three lakes and two creeks. The Woodlands course features a true nine-holes out and nine-holes in, moving effortlessly from pasture to forest to water. The tree-lined holes give players a feeling of solitude. Elevation changes often give players a dead view of what lies ahead. The 9-hole walking course located behind the Inn, vary in length from under 100 yards to more than 200 yards, providing the perfect game for golfers who do not have time for a full 18, or for beginners and children.

Chateau Elan has been long among Atlanta’s most popular stops for locals and visitors alike. With two excellent 18-hole courses for daily fee play as well as a 9-hole, par-3 walking course and an outstanding private layout that is accessible to resort guests, it offers plenty of variety, along with consistently superb course conditions.

The original Chateau Course and the newer Woodlands were both designed by Atlanta-based architect Denis Griffiths, and complement each other beautifully. The Chateau layout is longer and more open, with many of the greens well protected by bunkers and water a frequent factor both off the fairway and on approach shots. The greens are large with a fair amount of slope, with its length and hazards making the course among the strongest tests around.

RESORT COURSEOne of Atlanta’s first premier public layouts and still among the best. Reasonably long but open, with plenty of water and sand, requiring some thought and precision to avoid. Par-71 layout features an especially  strong group of par 4s, including two of the most demanding back-to-back holes you’ll face (13 and 14). Although the fairways are generous, overhanging trees make positioning off the tee more of a factor than you would think.

WOODLANDS COURSE– outstanding complement to resort course layout. The Woodlands is shorter, tighter and hillier, with smaller, more contoured putting surfaces and less water and sand. Plays longer than the yardage because of rolling terrain, but key is keeping it in between tree lines off the tee. There is some gorgeous scenery along with a few perplexing par 5s and some solid par 4s that are tougher than yardage. Because of the elevation changes, the Woodlands can play longer than you might expect, especially if you don’t hit it solidly off the tee. Keeping it between the tree lines and away from the mounds that border many of the fairways is the primary challenge, with the terrain more than compensating for the modest amount of water in play.

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
678 425 9115
Opening Hours
Monday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

5 Replies to “Château Élan Golf Club”

  1. I’ve recently played both the Chateau Course and the Woodlands Course at Chateau Elan, and, as always, find them both challenging and interesting. They are never easy and they keep my game
    on its toes. The folks in the restaurant and pro shop are always helpful and friendly. Chateau Elan
    is one of my Atlanta golf favorites!

  2. I recently played at the Chateau course at Chateau Elan and the experience was great! They
    have guys out front to take your bag … the pros in the shop were friendly and helpful, and most importantly the golf course was in fabulous shape and the pace of play was fast!

  3. I recently played the Woodlands course after a rather lengthy absence from them. The Chateau courses have always been in excellent condition even with the recent weather of the last years.
    I highly recommend these, especially if you are entertaining clients…and don’t forget the winery and tour!

  4. Played the Woodlands Course for the first time. If you have never experienced the hospitality of Chateau Elan you owe it to yourself to do so. The amenities, staff, and facilities are top notch.
    You feel as if everyone there has one purpose in mind, to make sure you have a great round of
    golf. The course is in great shape, the layout is both challenging and fair, with a great mix of
    holes you have to really think your way through, and others that allow you to pull out the Big
    Guns. All in all a must play experience for any serious golfer.

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