Mystery Valley Golf Course ReviewOne of the Atlanta area’s most venerable and popular courses, Mystery Valley has been a staple on the metro golf scene for some four decades and has managed to retain its appeal over the years. The classic, straightforward Dick Wilson layout is a moderate challenge, with modest length, a minimal number of holes with water in play and relatively gentle greens complexes. Much of the course’s challenge comes from the terrain, which is not severe but contains enough roll through the fairways to leave you with some uneven lies. Unlike many modern courses, Mystery Valley features a nice mix of uphill and downhill shots, and even though it is not especially long, almost all the holes play their length and then some, making club selection a key decision. Although there are a number of holes with ample amounts of fairway and the thin tree lines allow for recovery, quite a few tee shots require a fair degree of accuracy, especially those with modest doglegs. The replacement of its aging greens several years ago with Crenshaw bent has greatly enhanced the golfing experience at a course that has long been known for the friendliness of its atmosphere as well as its inviting nature. Mystery Valley has always been one of Atlanta’s best bargains, and with its compact, non-development setting, is one of the metro area’s favorites for golfers who prefer walking
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