City Club Marietta
City Club Marietta is recommended for golfers who are tired of those 430-yard par 4’s and appreciate short but interesting layouts.
Price Range: $48 to $58. Free green fees on your birthday
Location: Off I-75, just outside downtown Marietta.
Directions: From I-75 take exit 263 (120 South Loop), go west 3.5 miles to Powder Springs Street (360), turn left, approximately 1/4 mile on the right, turn into the entrance of the Marietta Conference Center & Resort. The City Club Marietta clubhouse is to the left of the hotel. Bag drop facilities and additional parking are available in the rear of the clubhouse.
City Club Marietta Golf Course Review
One of Atlanta’s shortest regulation layouts, but one of the most entertaining to play and not as easy as the yardage might lead you to think. After the first hole, no par 4 measures longer than 370 yards from the back tees, but you will be amazed how long an uphill 350-yard par 4 can play if you don’t hit it solidly off the tee.
Short on length, long on enjoyment.
The layout features an interesting mix of holes, including three intriguing par 5s and a group of short par 4s that offer scoring opportunities if you can keep your ball between the tree lines and solve some of Atlanta’s testiest putting surfaces. Watch out for the long eighth, one of Atlanta’s most distinctive and demanding par 5s. Rolling terrain and some of Atlanta’s best and most challenging greens keep it from being too easy a mark.
With the course measuring well under 6,000 yards, you will have the opportunity to hit far more short irons into holes than you may be accustomed to. But if you miss the fairways or struggle on the excellent but testy putting surfaces, the score you wind up with may not match what you had anticipated after getting a look at the total yardage.