Summergrove Golf Club

Summergrove Golf Club Summergrove Golf Club is recommended for golfers who enjoy a thoughtful challenge having a varied short game to handle the Pinehurst-style greens complexes.

Price Range: $41 to $51. Senior rates $32 and twilight rates from $16

Par: 72

Location: South of Atlanta off I-85

Directions: Take I-85 South from Atlanta to Exit 47 (Newnan). Go left on Hwy. 34, one mile. Turn right on Shenandoah Blvd. Continue 1.4 miles to SummerGrove subdivision. Follow signs to golf course.

Summergrove Golf Club Course Review

Summer Grove rates high aesthetically as well, with plenty of attractive views, including several water holes that look appealing but may not be viewed quite as appreciate after an errant shot. A well-crafted mix of holes with accuracy more an asset than length (with an exception or two), and a memorable set of greens complexes that will test your putting touch as well as your adeptness with a wedge. Quickly becoming one of area’s most highly-regarded facilities.

With moderate length and ample, zoysia fairways, the layout offers scoring opportunities, but water is seriously in play on about half the holes, with others well-bunkered. Several of the water holes are exceptional, including a short, picturesque par 4 (No. 5) and a lengthy par 4 (No. 9) with a demanding approach over a creek to a smallish target. A unique design feature are the Pinehurst-style shaved areas around the mostly large, undulating greens, which make for some interesting short game choices.

Although the greens complexes have a Pinehurst quality, they are not nearly as severe, and the overall layout is on the friendly side, although there are a handful of extremely challenging holes. Three of the excellent quartet of par 5s have a fairly high degree of danger, and the long, hazardous par-4 ninth is on a short list of Atlanta’s toughest holes. Fortunately, the rest of the layout is considerably more forgiving, with five sets of nicely-spaced tees affording shorter hitters and higher handicappers a playable challenge.

2 Replies to “Summergrove Golf Club”

  1. Located in Newnan, this course might as well have been the best “hidden secret” my golf group has yet to reveal. Going in I was told that this course ranked in the top ten (in the nation) of courses under $50. To me, it lived up to its status. Featuring five sets of tees, this course will adjust itself to any golfer. The front nine was kind of like playing on a Florida course in that there were Oak lined fairways, with water in key spots. The back nine is where the course got longer and tougher. A good mix of tight and wide-open fairways were sprinkled about, with bent-grass greens that vary in speed depending on the time of the day. The par four 18th hole featured a elevated tee-box and measured over 450 yards in distance. To give you an idea of the course conditions, a guy in our group was comparing a variety of holes to those at Great Water, on Lake Oconee. I will definitely make the drive to play this course again!

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