Nestled inside 180 acres of tree-lined, gently rolling grounds, the Newnan golf course springs up from the natural terrain, gracing golfers with scenic views of ridges, ravines, and waterways. The meticulously maintained fairways and greens wend along natural, wooded buffers that create a sense of public but peaceful solitude, like delivering a speech from inside a sleeping bag. Golfers hone their short game at the practice green, deliver pep talks to lazy 9-irons at the all-weather driving range, or pick up anything from tees to new clubs at the pro shop. The 15,000-square-foot clubhouse's Coweta Grill serves casual or formal dining fare and slings drinks at full bar, and a sweeping veranda overlooks the 10th tee and its hazards, including the catapult-launched Harlem Globetrotters, who slap down soaring golf balls.
The chefs at The Big Ketch prepare a menu of seaside specialties using fresh fish and oceanic fare imported daily. The sashimi-grade ahi tuna poke appetizer is marinated Hawaiian style, served as chilled as a Don Ho voicemail greeting, and mango-key-lime dipping sauce sidles up with hushpuppies or the crispy jerk-rubbed mahi fingers. Fresh fish entrees include fried wild Tennessee River catfish and North Atlantic salmon culled from the sea’s super-nutrient-rich waters. Like a stork’s newborn inventory, the drink menu includes heavier and lighter options, balancing 16-ounce draft beers with low-calorie signature cocktails such as the TBK peach tea, an amalgamation of 360 georgia peach vodka, unsweet tea, and a splash of citrus, tipping the scales at less than 125 calories.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room is a great special occasion restaurant located right in the heart of midtown Atlanta. Whether you’re in the mood for pistachio-crusted Costa Rican mahi mahi or simply a high-end version of fish ‘n’ chips, this restaurant will satisfy your seafood cravings in an elegant, upscale setting. It’s an excellent choice for an impressive business dinner or a graduation celebration. You can also meet up with friends at the bar for happy hour and sample the less expensive menu, which includes shrimp ‘n’ chips, crabcake sliders and plenty of other yummy samplers along with beer specials. Valet parking will set you back $5, but that’s not bad for the area. The blue lighting and impressively sized fish on the walls give the space the appropriate nautical touches, while monogrammed plates and lots of wine shelving lead to a decidedly upscale feel.
At first glance, Harbour Bar and Fish House exudes the vibe of a private seaside residence, from the wraparound porch to the brick fireplace inside. But the venue shows its true colors as a bustling seafood restaurant when the outdoor bar opens and the kitchen fills with chefs preparing fresh fish, such as grilled Scottish salmon and red grouper, all caught without nets. Sea-blue walls and an airy dining space further evoke the ocean, urging patrons to fashion makeshift peg legs from the natural wood flooring. Diners can engage in friendly competition on the bocce-ball courts and enjoy performances from live musicians Thursday through Sunday.
With six children of his own, Lawrence Shamsid-Deen already had a big family, but it got even bigger when he opened Supreme Fish Delight. That's because he views his customers as kin. Thousands of them have returned to the restaurant time and time again to take advantage of Lawrence's kitchen bunk beds and fried fish sandwiches, made with a choice of whiting, catfish, tilapia, croaker, or trout. He enhances the flavor of each filet by topping it with a scoop of tangy cole slaw, whose juices can be soaked up with the fries and hush puppies that come with every fish dinner.