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4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
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4.8
95.3%
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4.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7200 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.5
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Barnsley Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
championship 72 7200 yards 74.5 141
middle 72 6760 yards 72.5 135
other 72 6200 yards 70.3 127
forward 72 5450 yards 71.7 127
Scorecard for General
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.3/143 399 390 205 516 357 444 441 240 549 3541 559 422 524 461 227 422 383 196 454 3648 7189
Black-Blue M: 73.7/140 373 390 175 516 357 407 413 217 549 3397 535 386 524 437 194 403 383 181 422 3465 6862
Blue M: 72.9/138 373 356 175 482 336 407 413 217 526 3285 535 386 472 437 194 403 364 181 422 3394 6679
Green M: 70.6/130 W: 76.7/143 349 328 131 454 302 389 382 198 498 3031 501 374 448 399 178 386 349 171 401 3207 6238
Burgundy W: 72.6/133 297 285 121 415 280 302 356 146 465 2667 478 349 424 340 119 268 299 154 330 2761 5428
Handicap 17 13 15 5 11 3 1 7 9 8 10 18 4 14 12 16 6 2
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 5 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 9 17 5 13 7 3 15 1 2 10 6 8 16 18 14 12 4

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Champion Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jim Fazio

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

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

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4.8
96 Reviews (96)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Dinner 7
Drinks 7
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 12
Plays Long 10
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
A Weekend Splurge 12
Advanced Golfers 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
At a Resort 10

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Conditions Excellent
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5.0
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Previously Played

Pro style!

If you wanna see what it’s like for the pros...book Barnsley! Lightning fast greens and lengthy from tips! Real challenge! Awesome course!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Used cart

Great course...Greens unfair

Great resort and the fairways are in great condition. The greens are another story. The greens were so fast that I would categorize them as tricked up, The greens would not hold shots and if you missed the put the ball would roll of the green. I have played golf for many years on many golf courses and this was the fastest that I have ever played. Combine that with the length of the course and it was unplayable. Great place but the condition of the greens completely took the joy out of the game.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the drive (From ATL)

IMPORTANT: I played this course for $0 Last year I purchased a "Green Card" from 680TheFan which allowed me to play 5 courses for $100, including Barnsley Gardens.

The drive in is fairly scenic and a bit windy down some GA backroads. You come to a clearing and see the Barnsley grounds and part of the front 9 as you drive into the resort. There is a security guard, where you simply tell them "I have a tee-time", and they allow you in.

The course is right beside the southern style rental homes, which add to the aesthetic as you drive in. The parking lot is nothing special, but the vibe is ultra laid back anyways so it's no biggie.

The clubhouse has a nice restaurant, bar, and pro-shop. The range is decent. There are Titleist ProV1 Practice balls and you can hit off mats or grass. There is also a putting/chipping green.

The entire course is well groomed, tee-boxes are green, fairways are smooth and often quite wide, greens and bunkers play true, and there are plenty of elevation/angle changes throughout.

This was one of the most relaxing rounds I've had. If you can find a good deal, take it. If you already have deep pockets then do yourself a favor and make the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best public course in North Georgia!

This is the best public golf course in North Georgia, and I played them all! The first and second holes are fairly benign dogleg lefts that ease you into the round, then the par 3 3rd at 205 yards from the tips is where it starts to get fun. From the tips the course is just short of 7200 yards, and there are no “goofy golf” holes here. No holes where you wonder if the designer took the afternoon off, or didn’t know what to do with the hole. I’ve played this course five or six times a year every year for the past 15, and love it every time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, will be back

First timer on this course and loved it. Can’t complain about anything besides maybe the lack of range balls. Besides that, great overall experience on a tough course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice greens, well kept fairways, nice layout

One of the best courses I've played in the Atlanta area. Course is laid out well to make you hit certain shots. Tee boxes for whatever difficulty you want to make it. Fairways were well kept and you probably won't have too many flat lies. Greens are also well maintained and some of the best I've seen even early in the season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful place

Record rains have most courses in really soggy shape and little roll. This course was in better shape than I expected. Plays tough, not an easy round for me

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dissapointment

So excited to get back to Barnsley Gardens only to find the greens were sooooo slow and after 3 days of sunshine the course was wet and CARTPATH ONLY.
The staff were friendly and checkin went without a hitch.
No one informed me of CARTPATH ONLY until I saw a sign on the first tee box.
It seemed the greens had not been mowed in weeks.
Overall, very dissapointed in course conditions and this really put a sunder on my round.
Would presently not recommend this course to anyone until they get it in playing shape.
Has been a very nice course in the past to play.

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

Great Course....Little different golfing in late February

Being from michigan(not much golf here until April most years if we are lucky)So.me and my wife decided to stop in Georgia to golf on our way to Florida and stumbled on Barnsley due to a good hot deal price....They said they have had ALOT of rain early this season. We were fortunate to hit there between rain storms with low 60's temp...lucky us...but we were informed it was cart path only.Well understood. The staff was VERY friendly and greeted us warmly.This is a resort type enviroment....From the range thru the course it was first class!!...The ONLY WEIRD part for us from the midwest...the fairways were brown and Dormant and they paint the greens so as to make them more visible..a different look to say the least...but after playing we still give this a 5 star rating and were left wondering what it would be like once everything "greens" up to normal...Even this early one could tell the greens were fast and had subtle breaks that were a bit hard to see until after you had hit your putt. So a little extra time on the practice green would help put your mind in perspective

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

Great Course!

Best Hot Deal in NW Georgia!
Greens in excellent shape on par with Pinetree Country Club.
Course drains well and was playable with only a couple fairways soggy.
Beautiful scenery... well worth the trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful track

Beautiful place. Very fun course. Slick greens.

If you’re playing on a week day, call the pro shop and ask about corporate groups. I played by myself and got behind a group of 8 foursomes and it’s tough to bounce around on the front 9.

If there’s no Corp group, then you’ll cruise through and have a wonderful time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Stunning

Truly an amazing course. Every hole provides it own unique challenge. Knowing your skill level will aid in the tee box you play at. This course is NOT flat, thus be ready for elevated tee box to fairways and your approach to the greens. Looking forward to my next visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fabulous course

Always one of my favourites. The greens were perfect and very fast. Layout is very fair with few blind shots, but exceptional conditions. Can be as challenging as you want from 3 different tee boxes plus 3 other tee combinations. Practice area is exceptional. Highly recommended this course as never caught another group till 13 .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Phenomenal greens and well maintained

From arrival to 18th green, this facility is top notch. Great staff and very friendly. There are many overnight cottages to make a weekend of it. Very nice layout with plenty of elevation changes. The greens are the absolute purest I've played in Georgia, scary fast and perfectly true. I will be returning here very soon indeed. I wouldn't hesitate to join this as a member, I could play here every day and be happy. Great practice facility, spa, disc golf etc. If you see this as a hot deal, go for it! The daily rate is a bit expensive but it is not overpriced for the high caliber club that it is. Food was great, too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing course, bring your A+ game!

Barnsley Gardens is about the nicest place I've ever played. The setting is beautiful at the resort. The staff was extremely friendly. When you arrive at bag drop, someone is there to take your bags and put them on a cart. the proshop staff was also very friendly And free range balls at a resort like this was a nice touch. the course is beautiful, set through the hills and mountains of North Georgia. You better bring your A-game to this place. The tee boxes and fairways were beautiful but be prepared, if you get off the fairway and into the rough it's like playing in the US Open. A very challenging course with a good bit of elevation change. number 5 is a fun par 4, downhill, with a dog leg to the right. You have to choose your tee shot carefully or you will go through the fairway. Numbers 7 and 14 are Part 3 with huge elevation from tee to green. Makes again for tough club selection. The greens were the fastest I have ever played on. It was like the green had been sprayed down with silicone and then frozen over with ice, Fast does not even describe them. They were like lightning! Got a good deal on GolfNow, for 50% off but even to me, the full price is well worth the experience you get at Barnsley Gardens. This is definitely a course I will play again and I also would like to come back here and spend a night or weekend at the inn and explore what all Barnsley Gardens has to offer. A+ experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Place

The course was challenging yet fair. Beautifully maintained course and very friendly staff. From check in at the Pro Shop to lunch at the restaurant, we were treated like members and VIPs. We would definitely recommend for anyone in the area that is looking for a place to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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