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3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.3
81.5%
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35 out of 42 reviews
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3.6
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2.9
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3.7
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4.1
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4.6
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2.9
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4.0
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Style Executive
Par 27
Length 1066 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Par 3 Course at Chateau Elan Golf Club - 9-Holes
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Denis Griffiths (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Dave Pelz Golf School"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No Denim; Collared shirt required for men.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities

Reviews

3.9
42 Reviews (42)
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3.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Previously Played

Good value

Course is a good value for the money. Greens are a bit rough, and aerated not too long ago. Was fairly dry, considering all the rain we had just received. Great for your short game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

5 fairly easy holes mixed in with 4 that can be somewhat challenging. Nice mix of holes and an easy par 3 course to walk.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course, Unfavorable Greens

I played this course almost every week in high school. Back then you could pay for your round at the little pro-shop outpost on the first tee, as well as get yourself a little pushcart. Glad I saw someone else’s comment about the COVID factor taking away the push carts or I might not have thought about it.

The layout, the grounds, the tees, and the fairways—however short—seemed well-maintained. Unfortunately the greens were not overly well-kept. Not horrible, but not what I remember. Fairly clean, but just a bit rough and bumpy. Overall my wife and I had a great time, although it would have been nice to know at the time of online booking that they’d be doing course maintenance during the round.

Still had fun and you can’t beat the price! Hoping to check out the practice facilities and driving range next time as well.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Maintenance day

Had a tee time for four of us. Got the clubhouse...said oh, course is closed for maintenance. Usually not a big deal, but three of us took the day off from work to play.
Totally unacceptable... but I was invited to drop 3 hours in the bar/restaurant until they were done. Unacceptable!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Little Par 3 Course

Course is in decent shape overall. Some greens are pretty rough, and it doesn’t help that some folks don’t repair their ball marks on The greens. But for the price, a great value, and good place to brush up on your short-mid game.
Push carts no longer available due to COVID, so either bring your own, or keep your bag light, as you’ll be toting it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout but poorly maintained.

The layout is interesting for a par 3 with several holes that bring water into play. But the greens are so poorly maintained that the ball doesn’t roll properly on them. Hitting at the driving range is a better use of time.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice one you find where to start!

The Par 3 was little confusing to find. You begin at the main golf club but then have to drive back down the main road, out of the club and up the street to a different entrance. They give you a code for the gate but it didn’t work for us initially. It took quite a while and three or four times. Seems the club is monitoring and “sorry I had a customer” caused our issue. Once there, you drive up and see a small parking lot beside a shack. We assumed this was it and got out, only to find the shack was just that, a shack. Luckily there were three young gentlemen that explained you just begin at that spot. There is no attendant there and no bathrooms anywhere on the course.
Once we finally go started, it was a beautiful and challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It was ok

There was no bathrooms ...the bunkers hasn’t been raked for days they was hard

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 165
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Chateau Elan – A Golf Resort and Winery That Has It All!

Attention golf and wine aficionados: There’s a resort about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA that is a full production winery with 45 holes of resort-style golf. With 3,500 acres of wine and golf, it’s sure to keep enthusiasts of both busy.

Chateau Elan is a both a luxurious golf resort and winery - the first winery of its kind in the region since Prohibition - a tennis center, equestrian show center, conference center, European-style health spa and residential community.

Chateau Elan was founded by Don and Nancy Panoz. The couple met while Don was attending Greenbrier Military Academy. After his tour of duty ended, Don studied business at Duquesne University and operated two drug stores in Pittsburgh while Nancy stayed home and attended to the couple’s 5 children. Eventually Don formed Mylan Laboratories, which became an innovative leader in the field of pharmaceutical delivery.

In 1969, the Panoz family packed up and moved to Ireland and created the Elan Corporation, which holds more than 100 world-wide patents including the nicotine patch. During visits to the Elan research lab in Gainesville, GA, the couple gained an affection for Muscadine wine, made from the indigenous Muscadine grapes. It seemed only natural that their next endeavor would be to delve into the world of fine wines! By instilling the same discipline and standards that made them highly successful in the pharmaceutical industry, Chateau Elan and its award-winning vineyards have become the envy of many within the winery world.

In addition to an award winning winery – with hundreds of national and international awards to its credit – it’s also home to 45 holes of golf. You’ll experience everything Georgia golf has to offer, serene valley lakes and rolling Georgia hills. The Woodlands is one of two championship 18-hole layouts and is considered by many to be the most challenging and scenic of the two. As you play your way around The Woodlands, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the north Georgia foothills. The course plays around several sparkling lakes and towering trees line the fairways of a few holes. There are plenty of elevation changes so be ready for a few blind shots and the rolling terrain makes for some interesting lies. From the back tees, Woodlands plays 6,725 yards, with a course rating of 73.1 and a slope of 135. At 6,355 yards (71.1/132), the Green tees provide most men all the golf they can handle while the ladies will find the Burgundy tees (4,850/69.2/129) a good test of their abilities. Four sets of tees make the Woodlands course enjoyable for golfers of all abilities.

One of the most memorable holes on the course is Number 8, a par 5 that plays 508 yards from the Green tees. Unless you’re a monster off the tee, it’s a three-shot hole, predominantly because of the large lake that fronts the green. The preferred shot off the tee on this dogleg right is down the right side of the fairway and is really your only hope at getting on in two. It also opens up your shot to the fairway on the other side of the lake. Most players will choose to layup in front of the lake, which still leaves a minimum of 150 yards, slightly downhill to the green. If you’re coming in from the left side as many will do, beware of the two large bunkers front left. Amazingly, this hole is handicapped 5th hardest.

The Chateau Course wanders across 170 acres, winding around a lake and two creeks. Thick Bermuda rough borders the fairways and creates the contours that can been seen from the tee. The design is more open than the Woodlands Course and not surprisingly, water comes into play on several holes. Eighty seven bunkers have been strategically placed throughout the layout and can hamper what you thought was a great shot. Chateau plays 7,030 yards from the back tees with a course rating of 74 and a slope of 137. Those wanting slightly less of a challenge will move up to the White tees (5,900/69.2/124). Ladies will find the course enjoyable from the Burgundy tees (5,132/70/120). With four sets of tees, everyone can find a suitable yardage.

No single hole on the Chateau Course showcases the beauty and challenge of the golf course better than the 14th, a narrow dogleg right with tree-lined fairways. Adding to the aesthetics is the waterfall on the pond, short right of the green. The hole plays 400 yards from the white tees and slightly uphill, so it takes two well struck shots to get on in regulation. The lone single bunker back right sees a lot of action from golfers avoiding the water hazard.

There’s also a par-3 course on property. Holes range in length from 73 – 153 yards for men, with water hazards and sand traps in play on several holes. The greens are small, so accuracy is at a premium. The 9th hole is the longest and plays almost totally over water with a sand trap in the front left. The course can be walked in less than two hours and is open to the public.

Chateau Elan also boasts some pretty impressive practice facilities that are open to the public. Their full-length driving range is open during daylight hours. There are plenty of targets to dial in your distances and the Wee Links Practice Facility has a multi-tiered pitching station, practice bunkers, a Bentgrass and two TifEagle Bermuda practice greens. All you need is your own golf balls – for the Wee Links practice area that is!

Chateau Elan is known for its luxurious accommodations, whether it’s a room or suite at the Inn or a golf villa on the 15th fairway of the Chateau Course. The rooms at Château Élan are larger than those at most hotels. They also offer 2- and 3-bedroom villas, perfect for golfers. The golf villas are located on the 15th fairway of the Chateau Course, with various sleeping configurations. Villas are available on a nightly basis, or as part of the Girls Just Want to Have Wine Villa Package and Villa Golf Packages. The golf packages include overnight accommodations, unlimited golf on the Chateau, Woodlands, and Par 3 courses, golf carts and unlimited access to the driving range. Check with Chateau Elan for pricing as it varies by season.

Besides award-winning golf courses, Chateau Elan boasts a variety of health and fitness facilities, including a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness room with free weight dumbbells, treadmills, elliptical trainers and stair masters. The Chateau Elan Racquet Club offers the best tennis programs in Braselton, Georgia. They have three lighted hard courts, 2 lighted clay courts and 4 lighted pickleball courts. Bring a playing partner or have the club match you up with someone of the same caliber.  
Dining is a special treat at Chateau Elan, with 6 dining venues offering a variety of cuisines with award-winning dishes and ingredients. From regional Southern and All-American to Mediterranean, Irish, and healthful Spa Cuisine and settings from casual to intimate fine dining, Chateau Elan has something for everyone.
Should you find yourself by the pool soaking up some rays at the main resort pool, be sure to stop by Le Soleil Pool Bar. They offer a light selection of refreshing sandwiches, salads, and snacks in addition to your favorite poolside cocktail. You’ll find live music and drink specials every weekend during the summer.

The Spa at Chateau Elan is a peaceful sanctuary and the perfect escape, whether you’re staying at Chateau Elan overnight or as a day guest. Inside, the talented staff of massage therapists is ready to engage you in multi-sensory treatments to refresh and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. Whether it’s a quiet day of luxurious pampering, a romantic getaway with that special person or an afternoon with friends, Chateau Elan’s world-class spa is an experience you won’t soon forget.

Château Élan is the only certified Conference Center in America that has a full-production, working winery and vineyards. There are 30 meeting rooms, four ballrooms, 12 conference rooms, one boardroom, and a tiered auditorium with stage and fixed seating within the 40,000 sq. ft. conference center. In addition, there are numerous outdoor settings, including a 16th-century-style French Château that provide creative backgrounds for meetings, banquets and receptions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Nice Par 3 in excellent condition

Though it was a hot July day, we enjoyed this quick par 3 course. A warning is that #9 is a 170 yard shot completely over water. It was a little hard to make it with my biggest club - 8 iron.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Course

Fun time. No one else was on course today. Good shape.! Greens rolled a little slow but smooth. Several holes over water. Of course, small greens. #9 is ALL carry over water 130-166 to small green. Looking forward to going back this Summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
9f9f3159-c5a0-5b0c-8861-b398d4cba45d
Commented on 06/13/2019

Thanks for the great review and kind comments! We hope to see you again soon at Chateau Elan Golf.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Par 3 course

Great Par 3 course. Course is in terrific shape. Only wish they would repair the divots on the greens. Shame people don’t repair their own.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
9f9f3159-c5a0-5b0c-8861-b398d4cba45d
Commented on 06/13/2019

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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