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3.8
512 Reviews (512)
5 Stars
164
4 Stars
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3 Stars
82
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
75.1%
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401 out of 512 reviews
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3.7
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
69.7%
Recommend this course
92 out of 132 reviews
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3.8
160 Reviews (160)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
73.1%
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117 out of 160 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6923 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.7
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St. Marlo Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Denis Griffiths (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
512 Reviews (512)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Brunch 8
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 46
Water Hazards 38
Bunkers 33
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 26
Entertaining Clients 22
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 44
Worth the Drive 30
Convenient to the City 15

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Potential Ignored

This course has the potential to be 5 stars. Great layout, fun to play, fairways are good. They do not take care of the greens and a lot of tee boxes are in rough shape. Has nothing to do with aeration, ball marks everywhere. They are charging for a course that existed in the past. Go to RiverPines in Alpharetta or Hampton Golf Village in Cumming. Last I played there were a bunch of singles and twos coming up behind us. Did not see a ranger once to regulate.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A SURE SHOT FUN TIME

So... St. Marlo is a "Go To" golf course for sure... The staff is friendly; the course is challenging and the superintendent is doing a super job keeping is "tight". The greens need some love and clearly some have a bit of fungus to deal with, but still roll nice and true. (only a few rough spots). Be ready for a challenging course with changes in elevation, some tight dog legs and your occasional extra narrow fairway. I mean, if the fairways were wide, this would be an easy sport right? ;) Great course and an excellent experience!! Try it out!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Above average

Second time playing there and the 2nd time was not quite as impressive as the first. Nice course, but I suppose due to COVID the course condition and up keep was not as good as the previous time in early March this year. I'll be back, in the spring of next year.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Needs maintenance

Course has a lot of potential. But the management does not invest in the maintenance. The cart paths are awful and poses a huge threat and liability. Somebody is going to get hurt. The greens are rotted with dry patches.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Better options elsewhere

I’ve played St Marlo many times in my 20+ years in Suwanee. Generally it’s always been a nice course in a beautiful subdivision. Some years conditions really good, other years just average for an upscale course.

But needed to warn fellow golfers about conditions and management of our round today. Right off the bat, we could tell course was packed full. I’m okay with that if pace of play stays decent. But, no joke, we were waiting a few minutes for every shot. We are not speed golfers, but not slow either. All four of us above average players.

On 10 fairway (short par 5), we were all about 180-200 yards out and waiting for green to clear to hit 2nd shots. The ranger abruptly drove up and told us to pick up the pace and keep up with the group ahead of us. When we mentioned they literally just left the green on a par 5 he stated we again needed to keep up. He drove over the the other twosome with us and said the same thing. They rebutted the same comments about waiting on every shot up to that point and that we were simply waiting for green to clear and he again said we needed to keep up. One of my partners said ‘sir I’m 210 out. Do you want me to hit while they are still on the green?’ He said ‘yes, I would’.... just ridiculous.

If that isnt bad enough, we get to the next tee (par 3) and, you guessed it, group ahead of us still chipping and putting. Waited another 5 minutes... the ranger followed us for the next two holes before leaving.

It’s a little offensive to be treated like that at a supposedly better than average course. I will mention the young man at check in counter was top notch.

All in all, just based on conditions and price, I’d steer clear of this place until they get the greens free of sand and pitch marks (really really bad) and they get some better training in place.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very disappointing

Beautiful weather today- was very disappointed with our experience on the course though from start to finish (actually the starter was very pleasant). Most greens were in below average to poor shape, many had large swaths of sand on them. Several to many tee boxes were in very poor condition. After about 4 holes of very slow play a marshal rolled through and told us it wasn’t the group in front of us playing slow but it was a group on 9 that he had asked to pick up the pace. After a 3 hour and 10 minute front 9 we went to 10 where we again waited as the group in front of us teed off. After we tee off and are in the fairway a different starter comes through and tells us we need to keep up with the group in front of us. I said “sir, we have been waiting on every shot all day, how can we play faster?” He had just left my other 2 some who he had told the same thing to. My buddy said “sir, I’m 210 out and the group in front of us is still on the green. Do you want me to go?” The marshal then goes to the 4th golfer in our group and tells him we need to pick up the pace. Unbelievable. He then hovered around us over the next 5 or 6 holes (pace never improved, it was drudgery). Ended up being a 5 1/2 hour round. Next time instead of starting on 10 and telling that group to pick up the pace maybe the marshal can start on 18 and work his way backwards. Maybe the marshal can realize that folks can hit the ball 210 yards in 1 shot and that yardage isn’t a layup for us

Long day on a course with poor conditions and poor customer service. But hey, it was 70* and sunny!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Very bad pace of play. Greens are in terrible shape. Plus $80 per round. Give me a break!

Management is going down hill at this potentially great course. I think Club Corp should take over and invest some $$ and make this course a favorite again. The round I played yesterday was 5+ hours. You just get tired of waiting on every hole. Plus I have not seen the Greens rotted with dry spots on almost half of the Greens. Play somewhere else. Management doesn’t give a crap since the owner lives in Thailand.

Unless a new buyer comes, expect no improvement. Current local management is an embarrassment. Although the pro shop guys are very helpful, but they don’t have a say.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough Greens

The course has a nice layout and is challenging. Greens were not in very good condition and were recently plugged, which I feel I should have been notified of the aeration prior to spending $80 to play this course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrendous Cart Path

It was cart path today and the cart path throughout the course is horrible...in worsening condition. Is the golf club out of budget and loosing golf revenue.?. I don’t see any phased repair over the past 3 years. This is a very good challenging golf course but it’s greens need to be rolled properly as they are very bumpy and that makes the putting very frustrating.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Greens need work

Nice layout, bad greens, slow play for a Wednesday

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

My friend and I play here for tournaments and individually. The course is always in great shape and the greens are fast. St Marlo is highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Beware of fake paid ratings...

Logically impossible to rate this course 5 stars.. 3 at best. 2 for the price in which the conditions the greens, tee boxes, bunkers, and cart paths were in. I’m starting to think these 5 star reviews are being paid for... also, $90?? Get bent... I can play 36 holes at Stone Mountain or Reunion for this price.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but.....

The fairways were in good condition but the greens were terrible. Layout was good and pretty friendly for all players. We had a mix of 5-20 handicap players. $85 with tax is a little high for the course condition.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Nice course but needs work

The maintenance needs some work. The Greens are showing signs of decay and dry spots that have not been addressed, The sand bunkers are awful. On some sand bunkers they just dropped new sand but no raking. Come on!! Really?? The the awful and dreaded cart paths. It is going to break somebody's back. Management please pay attention and do something. The course layout is nice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the money

The greens was not in good condition for the money. For a Sunday last minute round I would have understood but if the conditions don’t meet a certain standard. No thanks. I will is not play or advise anyone to play there again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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