St Marlo Country Club Golf Course ReviewGenerally considered among Atlanta area’s top three daily fee courses. Plenty of scenic beauty both natural and man-made and a great test from the first tee to the 18th green. Tough but very playable, with a number of memorable holes. Clubhouse, setting, golf course are of private club caliber, but one of Atlanta’s most accessible for tee times. If you like this kind of golf course, also check out Chateau Elan Golf Club Has consistently been ranked among Atlanta’s top handful of courses since opening in 1995, when it was ranked in Golf Digest’s top 10 new courses in the country. Excellent Denis Griffiths design has some length but most fairways are on the generous side. Greens are large, undulating and well-protected, with a deft short game needed to post a good score. Located within a gated community, the amenities, setting and conditions are of private club
caliber, but St.Marlo is among the most accessible daily fee courses in Atlanta in terms of availability of prime tee times. The course is of equal quality, with what may be Atlanta’s finest and most picturesque quartet of par 3s, with all four featuring hazards with distinctive water features protecting the putting surfaces. Other highlights include an extremely strong trio of par 4s that average almost 450 yards from the blue tees, and an interesting group of par 5s that includes one of Atlanta’s quirkier holes, the uphill ninth with its green guarded by a large, menacing boulder. The fifth is a classic, three-shot par 5 with precision outranking power, but the three remaining par 5s offer the hopes of putting for an eagle after a big drive, although the penalty for failure at the ninth can be considerable if you come in contact with the rock.
Best Hole St Marlo Country ClubHole #9 Par 5
A classic example of a risk reward Par 5. A well placed tee shot will still leave you 250 yards from the green which is a surrounded by water, rocks, and bunkers. Lay up and you’re next shot is a wedge over water to a narrow green. Go for it and be faced with a 6 or more by putting it in the hazard.