Chateau Elan Golf Club - Woodlands Course

4.2455411765 4.2 stars from 5 (261)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6735 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

  • 6060 Golf Club Dr, Braselton, Georgia 30517, Barrow County
  • (800) 233-9463, (678) 425-6050
  • (678) 425-6060
  • www.chateauelan.com

Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Denis Griffiths (1996)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Dave Pelz Golf School"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim; Collared shirt required for men.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6735 yards 73.1 135
Green 72 6355 yards 71.1 132
White 72 5927 yards 68.4 126
White (W) 72 5927 yards 74.6 138
Burgundy (W) 72 4850 yards 69.2 129

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 261 Reviews
5 stars:
88
4 stars:
113
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

220 out of 259 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge entertaining clients   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Worth the price!"


uKZNB4383KZ's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Honestly I think the price break to play this course is a gift from the golf gods because it’s definitely worth the price! Excellent greens, fairways, and course in general.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/16/2018

HI "KZNB4383KZ" Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding the price breaks! We appreciate you coming out and hope to see you again in the near future.


"Great course!"


moondawg73's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can say that I have never had any bad experiences at Chateau Elan, on either course, and the staff is always accommodating. The courses are always consistent. From tee to green, they’re in good shape. Denis Griffith’s courses are always fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/16/2018

Hi "moondawg73 "

Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions and our excellent staff. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.


"the 4th"


polcat7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout. Great shape. Nice bent grass greens, but players need to repair ball marks. Teed off at 10:30 and never saw anyone ahead of us until the 16th green. Enjoyed our round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

Hi "polcat7" Thank you for the 5-Star review! We are so glad that your pace of play was up to par on this July 4th Holiday! Thanks for coming out.


"Woodlands"


polcat7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. The bent grass greens were rolling at a nice pace.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/03/2018

Hi "polcat7" Thank you for the 5-Star review! Please come back and see us again soon.



jczarchitect's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff and enjoyable round for myself and my wife.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/03/2018

Hi "jczarchitect" Thank you for the 4-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions and our excellent staff. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.



jczarchitect's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2018

Hi "jczarchitect" Thank you for the 4-Star review! Please come back and see us again soon!


"Great course"


Eric3817776's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was pretty tuff. Had a great layout.

Will definitely play this course again soon.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/15/2018

Thank you for the excellent review! We are so glad you enjoyed the layout at Chateau Elan, please come back and see us again soon.


"Great place for the money!"


u000001426583's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time front 9 had a lot of houses but the back 9 was great mostly all wooded. Weather came in at the last 2 holes but we were able to finish.Went to car to drop off clubs & attendants came to car to get golf cart (bad weather). Not that crowded for a Friday afternoon not feeling rushed next time Son comes to town we will play there again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/07/2018

Hi "u000001426583" Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions, especially after the weather we had. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you and your son at Chateau Elan again in the near future.



dovy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/25/2018

Hi "dovy" Thank you for the 4-Star review! Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.


"Fast and true greens"


u000001617213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For early in the season the course is in great shape and if you like fast greens that putt true you would enjoy playing here


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2018

Hi "u000001617213"

Thank you for the 4-Star review! We appreciate you coming out and hope to see you again soon.


"Good course"


bob81261's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
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Reviewed on

Winter conditions but overall not in bad shape . Greens were rough but it was early season. Want to come back after it warms up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/26/2018

Hi "bob81261" Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback! As the course transitions into its Spring season we hope that you will give us another try in the near future.


"Enjoyable Course"


jdawg614's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Woodlands course can be a challenge. I thought the course was in good condition considering the time of year. The pace of play was a little on the slow side but I did play on a Friday afternoon on what was probably the nicest day of the year. The staff treated me well and we saw the beverage cart multiple times during the round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/26/2018

Hi "jdawg614" we appreciate the great feedback regarding our excellent staff and course conditions. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.


"Hope new Mgmt improves course"


dKOmaclean's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All staff were great, from the guy who set up our clubs to the Pro Shop to the girl who helped with clubs and cart at the end! The course, however, needs some work from a female player perspective. The tee boxes were in bad shape with little to no grass. The position of the women’s tee boxes weren’t the best, either. Off to the sides, too far forward in some cases. The fairways were decent, and will be in good shape with warmer weather upon us. The greens were very good, but a little bumpy at times. Got a deal on Golf Now, so it was an ok value, but the best value for women is on Sundays direct through the course. I hope the new ownership puts some money and effort into both courses. They have potential to be really good!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/02/2018

Hi "dKOmaclean" Thank you for the great review. We appreciate the kind words regarding our excellent staff. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again this Spring!


"An Afternoon in the Woodlands"


Redbear500's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
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Reviewed on

The Woodlands Course At Chateau Elan is an excellent challenge for golfers of all levels. The course starts off with four pretty tough holes so be ready to play form the get go. Moving forward there are plenty of holes that yield scoring opportunities.

Each hole is carved out of wooded areas that frame the greens and fairways. Good course management is a must. The shorter holes will tempt long hitters to be aggressive which may be rewarded, but only if execution is spot on. Well placed shorter tee shots are recommended and will yield reasonable 2nd shots into the well designed green complexes.

Good course management doesn't stop with the tee shot. Many of the greens are multilevel which can leave the careless approach shot with an 80 putt. It is wise to always be below any pin placement! The greens are fast but fair.

All things considered, Woodlands is a most enjoyable track even with dormant Bermuda rough and 50 degree temperatures. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/19/2017

Hi "Redbear500" Thank you for the excellent review. We are glad you enjoyed the Woodlands course as much as we do. We are so glad that you enjoyed your challenging round with us, please come back and see us again before the Holidays!


"Need ranger"


65mph's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. It does need an out staff that understands course management. Starter sends 4 groups to tee box at 1 time. I knew I was looking at 6 hours. Played 12 holes in 4.15 mins!!! Then drove in and saw 1 group playing from tips that would have had trouble from red tee, no ranger!!!! Then watched group of 5 playing next hole. 16, 17 and 18 wide open. Just don't play on weekend!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/27/2017

Thank you for your honest review. We appreciate the feedback and we will take a closer looking into any pace of play issues on the weekend. Thank you for making us aware of the situation and we hope to see you again in the near future.


"Nice all around course"


u889493904's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were perfect, a little fast, and breaking true. Yet, greens are soft enough to hold approach shots.

Fairways and tees where beautiful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/27/2017

Hi "u889493904" Thank you for the great review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon.


"Great Course at Chateau Elan"


Batterzup's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We play at Chateau Elan often and always enjoy being there. The staff is excellent, from bag drop to pro shop and lounge. The Woodlands course is not my favorite, as opposed to Chateau, which is a little more open. Some greens were a little spotty, as some weather may have gotten to it, but the tee-boxes, fairways, traps and area around greens are always superb. This is a great course for the intermediate golfer, as well as the experienced ones. Might be a little challenging for newcomers. For a real treat, head to lunch or dinner at Chateau hotel and get a great meal afterwards.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/27/2017

Hi "Batterzup" Thank you for the review. We appreciate the great feedback and hope to see you again this weekend. Thanks for coming out!




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/15/2017

Hi "GreenPanda" Thank you for the 4-Star review! Please come back and see us again soon.



u000006470872's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/03/2017

Thank you for the 4-Star review!


"I'll be back..."


JT1350's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Well maintained course, carts, clubhouse, great staff... Greens in great shape, but challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/01/2017

Hi "JT1350" Thank you for the great review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again this weekend. Don't forget to check out our extended Black Friday special which comes with a bottle of wine or sleeve of prov1's on our online store!



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