Trophy Club Of Atlanta
Trophy Club Of Atlanta is recommended for golfers who enjoy a course that offers the opportunity of posting a good score
Price Range: $49 to $69
Location: North of Atlanta off Ga. 400, exit 11
Directions: Take GA 400 North to exit 11, Windward Pkwy. Take left off ramp and
go 5.5 miles to club entrance on right. Windward Pkwy turns into Hope-
well Road after you cross over Hwy 19 about 3 miles off the exit.
Trophy Club Of Atlanta Course Review
Among area’s most playable courses, but not a pushover despite modest length from blue tees. An interesting, mid-length layout that places more emphasis on accuracy and a deft short game than power. Just 6,775 yards from the gold tees and a modest 6,000 from the blues, this Steve Melnyk design has only a handful of par 4s with appreciable length, with several barely exceeding 300 yards from the blues. Don’t be deceived by the absence of length, as the relatively narrow fairways and some of Atlanta‘s testiest putting surfaces more than compensate for the modest yardage.
The quartet of par 5s are among the area’s most intriguing, if not among the longest. Precision off the tee and careful placement of approach shots are key, with three of the four featuring greens guarded zealously by hazards. The par 3s are mostly on the tame side, although the wide, undulating 11th green is a tough target to hit and one of the most treacherous to putt in the Atlanta area.
The long and watery eighth is one of Atlanta‘s most demanding and scenic par 4s, but the heart of the course is a group of shortish 4s that offer scoring opportunities to those who keep it in the fairway off the tee and below the hole on the typically slick putting surfaces. The short but perilous 15th has wrecked its share of promising rounds, and is one of a number of par 4s that are much more inviting on the scorecard than in reality. Altogether, Trophy Club of Atlanta is one of the best combinations of challenge and playability in the metro area.
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