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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Style Executive
Par 27
Length 1066 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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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.

Reviews

4.1
28 Reviews (28)
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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
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
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
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
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 10 Contributor
Perfect weather
Walked

Don't skip the par 3 course if you're at Chateau Elan

For me, this was the pleasant surprise of my stay at Chateau Elan. I knew they had a par-3 course at Chateau Elan, but had never played it until my most recent trip there. They don't even charge hotel guests to play it, and when I got out there, I was the only one on the course. In front of me were eight picturesque holes (the ninth is across the street) with plenty of elevated tees, water hazards and great green complexes. It wasn't in tip-top shape, but the bentgrass greens rolled well enough. Best of all, it's the perfect place to either work on your iron play and short-game or play a little game with friends or family.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
9f9f3159-c5a0-5b0c-8861-b398d4cba45d
Commented on 11/30/2018

Hi Mike, thank you for the great review and photos! We're happy to hear you had such an enjoyable round with us and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for giving the Par 3 course a try!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Improved

I played earlier in the year and the greens were in rough shape. Could not make putt. They are in great shape now. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
9f9f3159-c5a0-5b0c-8861-b398d4cba45d
Commented on 07/30/2018

Hi Bestgolfer62617, thanks for the great review! We appreciate the feedback about your round and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing our Par 3 Course at Chateau Elan!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun exercise

Except for a,few fungus spots on some greens, the course is in good, winter shape. With some mild hills, it's very easy to walk to get some exercise. Just a few clubs needed...wedge, 9, 8, couple of hybrids if playing from back and putter. Carry bag is easy if light, otherwise rent pull cart for 2 bucks. Fun layout with a few water holes!
Get some fun exercise!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
9f9f3159-c5a0-5b0c-8861-b398d4cba45d
Commented on 12/01/2017

Hi "Wbozaki" Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed our Par 3 layout . It's definitely a fun course to practice your short game on. Please come back and see us again soon.

Anonymous
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I don't always play par 3's, but when I do, I play here.

For a par 3 course at this price, it is unbeatable. The course is in great shape. Good play and no hassle.

The entrance may seem quirky. Pull up to the gate and dial security. The little shack where you verify the purchase is the off-course amenity where I reviewed it lower. But you really don't need anything else. You can pay $2 for a pull-cart here. Small little bathroom inside. There is a small fridge where you can purchase a drink or two. No carts here and really no need for one.

There are water coolers on several holes throughout the course. Always ice-cold water in them.

Tee-boxes are in great shape. Fairways cut nice. Some of the greens have burn in them but mostly were cut good. They hold nicely on many shots.

I usually carry my bag of clubs. Longest hole is 160 yards (hole #9) carrying a lake.

I drive 40 minutes to play this course. It's a good deal and the course is all you could ask for in a par 3. Wish it was 18 holes but you only get 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
9f9f3159-c5a0-5b0c-8861-b398d4cba45d
Commented on 08/22/2017

HI "u000004982065" Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you taking the long drive to come see us. The par 3 course is very unique and we are so glad you enjoyed it!

Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Places for beginners

My friend and I are not the most experienced golfers (him never and me only played theee times previously) and the course was great for those needs. Nothing to advanced, but still felt challenged. Would highly recommend a cart roller though, carrying it was not a wise decision. Overall, solid course and I would come back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
9f9f3159-c5a0-5b0c-8861-b398d4cba45d
Commented on 06/05/2017

Hi "u8579025" Thanks for the excellent review. We are glad you had a great time playing, the par 3 is a great opportunity to get practice in for beginners. Please come back and see us again soon.

Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
9f9f3159-c5a0-5b0c-8861-b398d4cba45d
Commented on 05/02/2017

Hi "u852277421" Thanks for the 5 star review! We really appreciate it.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course great condition

First time playing the course. It was in great shape I was surprised to find that I was the only player of the course. Unfortunately for me I took my sweatshirt off I lost my glasses in the process.
I booked my tee time on line and had no problem at all. The staff at the golf course were super friendly and very helpful. I believe the lady's name was Kat and she was fantastic I highly recommend this course and the people working there, thank you all. John G

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 11/22/2016:
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your first time playing here! Thank you for the 5 star rating! We hope to see you again soon!
Anonymous
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun par 3 course

This 9 hole par three course offers elevation changes, well placed water hazards and visually pleasing sand bunkers throughout the course.

The greens were about 90% healed up from the summer stress on the day I played.

To play the par 3 course, just check in at the regular clubhouse and you can drive to a small parking area by #1 tee.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from on 11/22/2016:
Thank you for the 4 star rating! We hope to see you back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Horrible Greens

The Greens had multiple bare spots on all but 1 of 9.
There was no staff available or even present at the course.
There were no scorecards available.
There is no practice area or putting green at the Par 3 facility

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Response from on 11/22/2016:
We are very sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations this time. We hope you will come back and give us another chance to show you a wonderful time at Chateau Elan.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

One of the premier par 3 courses

The Chateau Elan par 3 course is one of the best par three courses in the south, if not the country. The course has absoutley everything that a normal golf course would have. There's water deep bunkers and narley rough. There is water on 6 of the nine holes and the atmosphere is fun. The course offers night golf which is an expierence that I would like to expierence. Back it the late nighties and early 2000s the world par 3 championship looked at this as a host course. The staff is very nice and is a fun course for beginners or people looking to work on there iron game. Overall an enjoyable little par 3 nine hole hole course that's at the resort.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
9f9f3159-c5a0-5b0c-8861-b398d4cba45d
Commented on 05/17/2017

Hi "Keith0709" Thanks for the excellent review. We appreciate the feedback and are glad you enjoyed your round with us. The par three course is so unique and we are glad you were able to give it a try. Please come back and see us again for night golf!

Played On
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

Nice Course

Very nice course, especially for a beginner like me. Easy to manage your way from one hole to the next and I like the fact that the last whole was the longest and most challenging.

Difficulty Moderate
9f9f3159-c5a0-5b0c-8861-b398d4cba45d
Commented on 06/10/2016

jchill05,
Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear that you got a bit of a challenge out of our course!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was great

It was very relaxing and beautiful layout, this was my second time in the course. Really enjoyed the holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun outing with my Jr golfer

Greens were fast and in good shape. It was hot, so I really appreciated all the drinking water on the course. The 5$ jr price made for a fun outing with my son.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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