White Columns Golf Club

4.0588235294 4.1 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7053 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
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
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7053 yards 74.0 140
Fazio 72 6646 yards 72.7 136
Blue 72 6517 yards 71.5 132
White (W) 72 6015 yards 74.8 141
White 72 6015 yards 68.8 125
Red (W) 72 5087 yards 70.4 124
Red 72 5087 yards 64.9 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 2.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 6 reviews


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"Best Course conditions for Masters Week!"


zbuechner4's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Atlanta Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

White Columns is part of the Clubcorp family but is considered a “premier” course. This means it’s a little more private and is not associated with a second “home” course for members. But anyways, aside from the recently punched but recovering greens, the course is in fantastic shape. I’ve never seen Bermuda grass that has come in this early in the spring. No other course in the Atlanta area (that I’m aware of) looks like this the first week of April.

The course layout is a lot of fun but gets tight in some areas. Being able to play target golf is crucial to scoring low here. The greens aren’t too undulating so if you can find fairways, you can give yourself lots of birdie chances. The best hole on the course is the downhill 17 over a small creek. It’s a huge drop off from the tee box and is terribly difficult to find the right distance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Facilities - Course Needs TLC"


DG1's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have played White Columns twice over a span of 15 years. The practice facilities and other off course amenities have vastly improved, but the golf course has seen a significant decline. 15 years ago, I would have rated White Columns as the best course that I had ever played. This is still a nice layout, but is simply not maintained to a high standard. The fairways were hard and thin. Greens were slow, but otherwise ok. General upkeep was only slightly above average. As a somewhat upper tier private club, the golf course simply does not meet the expected standard.

Note: I rate golf courses on an absolute scale using the following guidelines:

5 stars - Top tier golf course, all amenities, outstanding service/management and excellent course maintenance.

4 stars - Good to great course layout, complete club experience (full practice facilities, locker room, grill, etc...), efficient service/management, very good course maintenance.

3 stars - Good course layout, average practice facilities, average service/management, average course maintenance. No pace of play problems.

2 stars - Nothing special, but an enjoyable course to play. Only minor issues with pace of play.

1 star - Not worth the effort or serious pace of play issues. I take pace of play very seriously.

A 5-hour round is a minimum two-star reduction.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"A great course"


u000004696388's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

When I called the course I had a little trouble communicating my situation on playing the course, so I was a little apprehensive when I showed up. I was treated well by the staff, and really enjoyed this course. There is all the course you could want here and conditions were good. Beautiful place, nice contour, a variety of holes, and a true country club environment. Had a great time, and recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Club Corp course"


Keith0709's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I played here with my friend who is a member here and really enjoyed the course. Any club Corp course is nice but this is one of the top. The green roll Frye fairways are lush and food is good. I got a sandwich and thought it was good. Holes 8,9,15,17,18 where my favorite 18 was great because you have to hit 3 or 5 wood of the tee. 17 is a great par three. 10 and 11 where preatty enjoyable. The new design in clubhouse made and dining extra fancy. Also this was my birthday so I got my favorite food wings and fries that where great! Overall this was a great birthday and extremely great Club corb course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/21/2016

By the way there is plaque on the 15th hole after someone in the club championship made a hole in one remember this is a par 4.


"Great Course!"


u956344177's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Played in late February so the grass is dormant but there course was in excellent condition. I will be playing again as I am a ClubCorp member and I can play it at a great rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Good layout but fairways patchy for the price."


aspeys's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played a mid morning tee time as a guest of a polo cc member on the clubcorp recip offer. $85. A little disappointed with the condition of the fairways for the price. Really expected this private club to be very well kept but there were some bald patches on most of the fairways (sometimes severe) and green aprons. Pace was good. Course was reasonably busy but we got round in 4 hours. Best part of the course for me was the layout and greens. Holes roll up and down with slight dog legs usually ending with a raised green. Greens were in great condition. Good speed, not too firm and have challenging undulations. Overall would recommend but I do expect more of a polished course for the money. Hope they put some work into the fairways. Oh, and the club house is being renovated resulting in bar being a tent and drinking scotch out of a styrofoam cup. Sacrilege!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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