Legacy On Lanier Golf Course ReviewScenic but potentially perilous Joe Lee desig. One of the Atlanta area’s most scenic and enjoyable layouts, but not one to take lightly despite its lack of significant length. With 13 holes bordering on Lake Lanier, Emerald Pointe offers plenty of opportunities to find trouble, but water is not the only hazard. The lake is also not the only scenic element, with terrific views of the nearby mountains and some wonderfully-framed inland holes. Relax, recharge and rejuvenate at Emerald Pointe Resort at Lake Lanier Islands. Just 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Emerald Pointe is surrounded by Lake Lanier’s 38,000 acres of glistening water. With 216 graciously appointed guest rooms, 30 luxurious two-bedroom lakeside villas, and a staff committed to excellence and first-class service all delivered with genuine southern hospitality. Emerald Pointe Golf Club is one of Georgia’s most scenic resort golf experiences. From its meticulously manicured greens and tree-lined fairways, to the overwhelming natural beauty of the area itself. The award-winning, par-72, 18-hole course boasts thirteen dramatic holes on the glistening waters of Lake Lanier. Surrounded by water, hole number two, one of the most ambitious and visually stunning, is Emerald Pointe’s signature hole. The relatively narrow, tree-lined fairways require a reasonable amount of accuracy off the tee, and with only a handful of holes where length is a factor, accuracy trumps power. Among the holes where it helps to hit it long is the 14th, one of Atlanta‘s toughest holes and part of a demanding stretch of holes on the back nine that will test every facet of your game. The terrain is considerably more hilly than you might expect from a lakeside layout, and designer Joe Lee’s penchant for strategic bunkering is in evidence. The greens are of small to medium size and even though they are relatively gentle, have managed to frustrate more than a few players in search of birdies and pars. Scoring opportunities abound, but if you don’t hit it straight and solid or get a little greedy, there are an equal number of chances for disaster.
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