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4.7
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
104
4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
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1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
91.5%
Recommend this course
127 out of 132 reviews
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4.6
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 24 reviews
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4.6
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7189 yards
Slope 138
Rating 75.3

Previously known as The General At Barnsley Gardens Resort.

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Course Details

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

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, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire including golf slacks, skirts or shorts (no jeans) & collared shirts (no t-shirts).

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
132 Reviews (132)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Dinner 9
Drinks 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
Undulating Greens 12
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
A Weekend Splurge 14
Advanced Golfers 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
At a Resort 12

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Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Not worth what is charged. Greens are very well maintained-rest of the course is simply so so.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 112
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Again a very memorable outing!

Best greens in North Georgia!! Overall course in fantastic shape! The grounds crew does a excellent job! Well worth the price and the drive!

Keep up the good work!

Will be back!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

I’ll be a hit with my friends...

After I introduce this jewel to my friends they will love me even more! The course was perfect!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love hate

This is a beautiful course. With no recent rain the fairways were cut tight and they were dry which made clubs Heads bounce If you don’t make perfect contact with the ball. The greens are US Open fast. If you land below the flag in many cases the ball will role off the green. If land above the flag putting down hill is impossible, even the slightest tap of the putter sends the ball 20 feet past the hole. There was no sense in the greens being that fast. If they would fluff up the fairways just a little and slow the greens just a little it would make for a more enjoyable round. Save the us open setup for when you host the us open.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun Course but challenging

Greens had been sanded recently...but still were pretty fast. Course is in great shape. Even though we’ve been getting rain almost daily, it drains well...no wet spots and no cart path only holes. Pretty open driving holes but know your yardages to pins. Course favors more of a right to left ball flight off most tees...good short game is helpful here. Staff is friendly and we played at our own pace with no problems at all.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 122
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great condition!

This is a beautiful course in impeccable condition. I made the hour drive because I heard so much about it and it did not disappoint. The greens were the fastest I have ever played. I was warned by the starter and warmed up on the practice green but it still took a few holes to get in a groove. I booked a hot deal and the value was there for a hot deal. I felt it was more then fair at the hot deal price point but I've played as nice for much less then the full rate posted. This is a great track with some elevation changes and blind shots. It might take a 2nd round to really score so you know the course. Expensive but worth it if your wallet can swing it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Barnsley Gardens - July 19, 2020

The course was in beautiful shape. The greens are very fast. Short game is a necessity here. On Sunday afternoon, the course was not busy. Pace of play was ours to determine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 242
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Condition and Challenge with Lots of Beauty

I have played Barnsley Resort several times. Every time I play, I always like even more the course. The course is always in great condition.

The practice area is first class. Range balls are included in the price of the greens fees. Very nice, large range with a separate chipping area.

The course was is excellent condition. Pace of play was exceptional. The course offers stunning views of the North Georgia mountains and features what I, as well as many others, consider the best collections of par 3's in all of Georgia. There is plenty of room off most of the tees. The greens are incredible. They are some of the quickest, most undulated greens I have ever played and the amazing greens simply add to the thrill of this awesome course. The bunkers are well kept and in great condition.

Barnsley Resort is a fantastic place to play. It is one of my favorite courses in all of Georgia.

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

Well Maintained

Course was is very good shape. Greens a bit inconsistent but well groomed and rolled well. Pace of play was exceptional.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course with great golf

Combination of setting, course conditions, pace of play and layout makes this a top choice. All staff were extremely friendly. Layout is tough but greens were slightly more forgiving than some other semi-private course I have played which was a nice plus.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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