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Woodmont Golf Club
Set amid hardwood trees, winding streams, and undulating terrain, Woodmont Golf Club showcases Georgia’s first golf course designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The 18-hole, 6,830-yard course eases golfers into the round with a relatively open front nine, but also sports the course’s most difficult hole—the 470-yard, par-four eighth. Comprised of three par-fives, three par-fours, and three par-threes, the somewhat unorthodox back nine brings various ponds and streams into play, which golfers cross on elegant wooden bridges or the backs of caddies wearing floaties.
The layout concludes with three memorable finishing holes, including the 573-yard, par-five 16th hole, dubbed the course’s signature hole, which is intersected by a creek three times, demanding error-free drives and approaches. A short par-four, the 17th hole tests the killer instinct of golfers' short-irons with an approach shot that must carry water to reach a bowl-shaped green, while the 18th hole challenges golfers' resolve with a steep, uphill, 505-yard par-five.
Woodmont Golf Club complements its course with a driving range and a putting green, as well as a golf academy helmed by Don Butzin, a 48-year PGA member whose work has appeared in Golf Digest. In addition to their golf-centric facilities, Woodmont Golf Club encompasses ten clay and hard-surface tennis courts, outdoor swimming pools, and The Woodmont Bar & Grille, a dining venue with panoramic views of the first green for those who haven’t spoiled their appetites by discreetly blending a fairway smoothie while on the course.