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2.9
177 Reviews (177)
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.2
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.3
49.2%
Recommend this course
80 out of 177 reviews
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3.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
3.5
50.0%
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2 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6318 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.8
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Sugar Creek Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1976
Greens Bermuda
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - lighted
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, American Express, MasterCard
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers, Lockers

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

2.9
177 Reviews (177)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 27
Bunkers 13
Water Hazards 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Walkers 16
Beginners 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 30
Near the Airport 16
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Too close to the highway

As the golf course is situated very close to the highway, the noise level is very irritating when you play the first 9 holes and the last few holes in the 2nd 9. Beside, the grounds on the fairways are hard and lack grass which made iron play difficult. However, most of the greens are rolling well. Overall, the course layout is tight and challenging.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Too much Red Tape!!

It took forever to get checked in. Everything is manual except playing. The checkin person has a clipboard that she writes all your info on (Name, address , phone number, who you playing with and etc.) You have to provide almost everything except your SSN. The little manager is terrible. No customer service skills whatsoever! Very rude. After all of that was out of the way the course was in good shape. The greens were very good and the fairways were well maintained.. Even though the course was in good shape, I will not play there again because of the red tape and the rude experience. There are too many good courses around that appreciate my $$$.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Perfect weather

Nice local course, great value

Never played here before, but really enjoyed the round. It is a tight course which makes it a good challenge since the course is not overly long. For a muni, it is really well kept and there were lots of guys continuing to work on the course while we played.

I would advise playing with someone who knows the course.

Staff was VERY friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Course, Recently Re-opened

All of the reviews were 2+ years old, since the course closed down for construction work and it just re-opened, so wanted to leave a recent review.

Overall- really fun course. Greens were in excellent condition. It rained hard the night before, so the cart paths were swamped, but the fairways were pretty good too. A few bald spots here and there, but they're working on them. Fun layout, relatively difficult to lose a ball, bunkers were in great condition. For the price, it's a great spot and I plan to come back next week.

Driving range is really nice and flat, staff were very friendly, and I'm a big fan.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nobody should be allowed to play here.

Looks more like a cow pasture. Fairways grass is at least 6inches high with season long clippings left there. The greens, hahaha, they're a joke. They ARENT PUTTABLE!
If you like playing to lose balls in there fairway, this is your go to place. They should be embarrassed to let anyone play. Needs 2+ years of maintenance at least to make it any kind of worth it. Please, learn from my mistake and stay clear of this course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from on 09/06/2017:
Hello Dalton, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sugar Creek Golf Club, in the Atlanta area. We are sorry to hear that our course was in poor condition when you played. We are happy that you brought this to our attention and appreciate your feedback. Thank you for playing with us, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Awful

Didn't know much about the course upon booking a Saturday morning tee time via GolfNow. After playing two holes, going back into the clubhouse, and asking for a refund, I honestly am shocked that GolfNow has this course listed on its app/website. It's UNPLAYABLE. The grass is out of control, the tee boxes unmarked, and the greens are nearly non-existent. I kid you not, four guys who are decent at golf collectively lost five balls in the first two holes... in the FAIRWAY. I'm not kidding, after we realized it wasn't going to get much better, we resorted to going back in and asking for a refund, and thankfully, the man working was kind enough and understood how bad the track was, that he gave us all a full refund. The fact that it costs $30 to play a round here is laughable. If kept the way it is, it should be free of charge for anyone to go out there and hit some balls. I wish GolfNow would refund my $16 booking fee. I don't usually leave reviews but feel this is necessary.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from on 08/04/2017:
Patrick, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sugar Creek. We apologize for the lack of conditions. We are going through a tough transition period. We hope that you will give us the chance to earn your business again.
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst golf course ever

I'm not surprised that this is a golf course owned by Dekalb County government. It was an embarrassment and is without a doubt the worst course I've ever seen. I believe an adequate description would be that of a golf course in New Orleans one week after hurricane Katrina. Didn't even finish the round. Got a refund/credit
From Golfnow.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from on 08/04/2017:
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sugar Creek Golf. We are sorry to hear that your experience was not ideal. We are going through a tough transition period and appreciate your feedback. We hope that you will give us the chance to earn your business again.
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No longer a golf course.

I was very disappointed. This was the 1st golf course I played, back in the early 90's. We attempted to play only 9 hole, but could only play the 1st. (Condition of the course was misleading). The fairways were roughs and the greens were fairways. Grass hasn't been cut for months. Would lose balls in fairway. Trees were cut down laying in the middle of the fairways. It's was a big waste of money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from on 08/04/2017:
Chip, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis Club. We are going through a tough transition period, which explains why our conditions are not ideal. We sincerely apologize that you had a less than pleasant experience. We hope that you will give us the chance to earn your business again soon in the Atlanta area.
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course poorly maintained

Condition of course appears totally neglected.
Fairway grass high, trees blocking cart path, and greens nearly bare.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 07/31/2017:
Hello Gerald, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sugar Creek in the Atlanta area. We are sorry to hear that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and we appreciated your feedback so that further improvements can be made. Thank you for playing with us and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor Maintenance

Attempted to play the course on a Sunday. The grass looked as if it had not been cut in weeks. As we attempted to take a couple of practice swings on the driving range before our tee time, we couldn't because the grass was knee high. There were cut down trees on every hole, some laying across the fairways. Every sand trap was full of knee high grass. Overall the course was was in terrible condition and we only attempted to play 6 holes before calling it quits! The conditions on this course was the absolute worst I've ever seen.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from on 08/04/2017:
Jason, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding our course, Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis Club. We are sorry that the conditions were less than enjoyable-- we are going through a tough transition period. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to earn your business in the future.
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

SUGAR CREEK CONDITIONS

this is a very nice course but it is not being maintained properly. Staff is absolutely the best! Very friendly but management of this course is obviously very poor. Fairway grass continues to be too high. You spend more time looking for golf balls in the fairway that actually playing golf. Bunkers have weeds 3 ft high!! It is my understanding tax payers are paying to keep this course open? This golf course should be properly maintained or shut down

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 07/24/2017:
Hi Johnny, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sugar Creek. Your feedback is very helpful to us, as we are always looking for ways we can improve. We are glad that you enjoyed our staff and pace of play! We hope that you give us the chance to earn your business again soon in the Atlanta area.
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Golf Course or Cow Pasture?

Dekalb County should close this course and save a few bucks. If you are not going to keep the fairways cut, tee boxes marked, greens and bunkers maintained, then why keep the course open? Seems like you the course is just staying open to generate a little revenue, but nothing is going back into course maintenance.

At first I thought it was just me, but after reviewing other player comments, it looks like I'm not the only one.

Just close it and save yourself any further embarrassment.

I hate giving negative reviews, but this course gave me no other choice. There is no need to provide a response from the course staff. Looks like they are all they are all the same from the reviews I've read.

Thanks and have a great day. Once again, just close the course and stop wasting money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Don't pay full price

It is sad to see that Dekalb county has let this course go to cow pasture. This used to be a really nice track, but they have done nothing to keep it maintained. Greens are awful, bunkers overgrown, fairways are like first cut of rough even right after mowing. Overall not in playable condition. Maybe $10 bucks is worth a practice round, but full price no way. Wish the county would put some effort back into this place.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 07/12/2017:
Hello Greg, thank you for taking the time to review Sugar Creek in the Atlanta area. We are sorry to hear that the course may have not been in the best condition when you played and we appreciate your feedback to make further improvements. Thank you for coming out to the course and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Sugar Creek 061617

This course was in terrible condition when we played. The grass on the front 9 had not been cut in a while. Weeds were growing on the greens and there were bare spots. The back 9 was better, however. Can't see playing this course again unless major improvements are made.
The last time we played here the course was in good shape. Was very surprised at the poor condition this time. Would have asked for a refund after the first hole, but was paid through GolfNow.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 06/26/2017:
Hello Curtis, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis Club. We appreciate the feedback and regret to hear that the conditions were not adequate. Your thoughts will be passed along to the team so we are able to provide a better golf experience next time. We hope to earn your business again and see you back soon.
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from on 06/12/2017:
Hi Heesang, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and rating our course. We regret to hear you would not recommend our course to your friends. We strive to offer top quality golf and enhance the experience we provide to our community everyday. We will pass along the issues mentioned in order to make improvements moving forward. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the pace of play, staff friendliness, and course layout! We hope to see you soon here at Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis Club in Atlanta to exceed expectations!
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

golf course need lots of work

golf course need lots of work
green was not green
tee box was mass
cart driveway need work
don't want to play anymore

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 06/12/2017:
Hi Kung, thank you for taking the time to review your time with us and rating our course. Unfortunately, it sounds like you did not enjoy your round with us. We regret to hear the course conditions were not to your liking. We will pass along the issues mentioned to our team in order to make improvements for our golf community. We hope to have you back soon here at Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis Club in Atlanta for an even better round. Have a great day!
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from on 05/30/2017:
Hello Chapman, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you found our staff friendly. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor course condition

Great price.
Friendly staff.
Terrible course conditions.
The fairways were not cut and no different than the roughs. Greens were bare of grass in many spots causing your ball to hop skip and jump.
Lost several balls in the middle of the fairway.
Go here if you are just looking to practice your swing.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 05/24/2017:
Hi Orlando, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and rating our course. We regret to hear the course conditions were not enjoyable during your round. We will pass along the issues mentioned to the appropriate team and look to make improvements moving forward. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the staff friendliness and price of your reservation. We hope to see you back again soon here at Sugar Creek and exceed expectations. Have a great day!
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Let it go

I dont know if they plan on shutting down or not, but they have completely let it go. Worst greens ever, and they dont even bother with the bunkers. Its a free for all. I played it several times a couple of years ago and it wasnt that bad

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 05/24/2017:
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and rating our course. We regret to hear you did not enjoy the conditions during your round. We are currently monitoring conditions every day and making improvements to enhance the experience we offer to our golf community. We value your feedback which allows us to pinpoint issues that our golfers point out. We thank you for stopping by Sugar Creek and we hope to see you back soon to exceed expectations. Have a great day!
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Should be ashamed

Had a couple of buddies come out to play with me who were not from the area and I was embarrassed. Back nine closed and only found this out at the counter paying the green fees, ankle high fairway grass, tee boxes with no markers or hard to find them because of high grass. Un playable course at present. We abandoned the effort and went else where. Why has Dekalb neglected this property so? As a relatively new golfer in Dekalb it is a travesty that the county would treat it's county members this way..... Would this sort of thing happen in Gwinnett? Of course not.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from on 05/12/2017:
Thanks for your review, Carlos. We're sorry to hear about this less than ideal experience at our course recently. This is not the standard we aim to provide our golfers and we're working diligently to improve course conditions. We thank you for your business and hope you'll consider playing again in the future. We appreciate the positive review of our staff and the course layout!
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