Kingwood Golf Club & Resort

4.4964500000 4.5 stars from 5 (96)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6016 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 68.8
  • Layout

  • 401 Country Club Dr, Clayton, Georgia 30525, Rabun County
  • (866) 546-4966
  • (706) 212-4102
  • www.kingwoodresort.com
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Scott W. Pool, Ron Forse
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim or tee shirts

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6016 yards 68.8 124
Gold 71 5587 yards 67.2 123
Red (W) 71 5062 yards 0.0 0

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 96 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

93 out of 94 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views group getaways a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views dinner  

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"Fun course with beautiful views and scenery."


RettJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my first time to Kingwood. It is a fun mountain course with lots of elevation changes. The course is not a long course (6000 from the tips). Even though the course is no long, it demands well placed shots to stay out of trouble. Tine Bent Grass greens are great (smooth, fast very few ball marks along with plenty of undulation). The elevation changes and views are beautiful and lots of fun. In the pro shop they give you complementary cold, bottled water for your round. Make sure to take bug spray as the bugs and insects are flying around you. A couple of the holes on the back nine are goofy and not great (mountain holes #'s 15 & 17).

All in all, a fun course in great condition that I highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course Design"


u2828483's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a very well maintained mountain course. The staff is competent and friendly. Greens were excellent today. While there are several "gettable" holes, many are challenging requiring accurate shots to avoid trouble. A good layout, never boring; no

back & forth holes. Large, CLEAN comfort station, carts in good shape with good cart paths. Nicely landscaped (wife insists it's one of the prettiest we've played). Complimentary chilled bottled water. Golf shop is fair. A good value. We will play here again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course and Layout"


Donaterrolestate's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was wet after heavy rains and required Cart Path Only. Scenery was beautiful, Grass was lush, and Greens were good. Would love to play the course under normal fall conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


Ollie54's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time to Kingwood and it was a great time. This is a fantastic mountain course. It is not extremely long (6000 from the tips) but it demands thought and well placed shots to stay out of trouble. Tight Bent Grass greens with plenty of undulation. The elevations and views are great. The staff was welcoming and very helpful and friendly.<br/> I will definitely be going back soon !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Kingwood Country Club & Resort"


randym6250's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great little mountain golf course. It's a short course with some extreme elevation changes where you feel like you're teeing off from the top of the world. The bent grass greens were fast and tricky to read. It's a fun mountain course to play and I play it whenever I vacation here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Mountain Course"


rchassner's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Fairways were like carpet....rough was challenging....greens were in excellent shape....thought the first cut around greens were incredible and plenty of room around the greens to recover if one misses the green.....many challenging holes yet plenty of opportunities to take chances for birdies and eagles.

All around, this is a fabulous course and we plan to go back often. Just an enjoyable outing....can't wait to play there again!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"mountain golf"


mphemmen's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Short but challenging due to elevation changes, water or woods on almost every hole. May need to bring some extra ammo if you're not a straight shooter!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always Love PlayingThis Course"


leeks9's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I vacation up in Clayton twice a year. While up there, I always try to play a couple rounds at Kingwood. I love this golf course. The only drawback is that they always seem to have new ownership. The property and course are amazing. Just a shame that this place has not caught on. If you are in the area, this is definitely worth a visit. Greens and fairways are always in good shape. You cannot beat the views while out there. Makes the double bogeys easier to swallow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good times"


Patrick4934865's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a challenge playing the rolling hills of north Georgia


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The course was very nice except for #15 and #17"


JonStaton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was very nice. The only drawback were holes 15 and 17. It seems a shame to finish your round with those holes being a part of it. On 17 I would recommend the golf course connect both areas of fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fair bu tchallenging"


u000004612117's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great condition and beautiful views. Don't let views distract from shot placements required. Score able holes but placement key


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Kingwood A Must Play"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I teed of at 11:20 am. No wait. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the course. Fairways and greens were in great shape. I loved playing here.<br/> Disappointment. I'm a diebetic and they did not let coolers on the course. So when I went in for a bite at the turn, there was no snack bar. They said they had Hotdogs and sandwiches but they were out. It was 1pm. Candy just doesn't cut it.<br/> All in all , great golfing though. I would return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Great People"


u240417353's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Love this place! Really fun course and great people!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great mountain course"


mbennett10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gorgeous views every hole! very relaxed & friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Eli2sam1's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a great day playing golf. Course was well laid out and challenging. Many blind areas where you need to be aware of golfers behind you.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Kingwood"


chriswebb7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always is good shape. Can catch sum really good prices on here. #15-17 are tricked up holes especially 15 &17 other than that really fun track


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"conditions"


Tom3321120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Never has been great, but it's got a lot of bare ground and loss of grass. Greens are good.

New owners, again, and long time staff have been fired.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great mountain golf!!"


Duane5891104's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Will play this course regularly. Great course, well maintained, awesome views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"friendly staff"


u000007427915's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff, great layout, some spots on the course that need to be addressed but overall very good quaility.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Favorite"


sperkins's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great mountain layout, scenic views, well maintained. Excellent Bar and restaurant. Wonderful value as a resort.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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