Indian Creek Golf Club Recommended for golfers who enjoy an interesting layout with a distinct flavor the Indian Creek Golf Club has been renamed the Ashton Hills Golf Club
Price Range: Value (Under $50)
Location: East of Atlanta right off I-20 in Covington
Directions: I-20 East to Exit 93 (Hazelbrand Road). Take right off exit and go 2 1/2 miles to clubhouse on left.
Indian Creek Golf Club Course Review
Among the metro area’s most interesting layouts, Indian Creek has undergone several significant changes since opening for play in the early 1990s. The club has changed names (it opened as Covington Plantation) and the course has undergone relatively extensive renovations, but the distinct nature of its Desmond Muirhead design remains.
Muirhead, one of golf’s most innovative architects, incorporated some unique visual flourishes into his design of Indian Creek, with a few removed to improve the playability of the layout. Those that remain include a picturesque flower pattern of bunkers surrounding the par-3 12th and his unique but hard to discern from the ground representation of a woman’s form on the par-5 17th.
The changes to the layout have made the course considerably more player friendly than in its early years, although the 5th remains one of the most demanding par 4s in all of Atlanta. The collection of par 3s is still among the most outstanding in the metro area, and includes two of the best and most scenic over-water holes.
With an exception or two Indian Creek is not especially tight off the tee, but tree lines are rarely far removed from play. With the exception of the 5th, length is not a serious concern, providing several scoring opportunities if you keep your tee shots in play. The greens have improved considerably over the years, and with modest amounts of undulation, offer the chance to hole a putt or two. Overall course conditions have also been upgraded, making Indian Creek one of the most enjoyable layouts in the metro area and one of the better values.
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