Butternut Creek Golf Course

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4.0
190
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
85.8%
Recommend this course
175 out of 190 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
12
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
5.0
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
35
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 35 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 73
Length 6536
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Butternut Creek Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 73 6536 yards
Blue 73 6023 yards
White 73 5459 yards
Red (W) 75 4715 yards
Scorecard for Butternut Creek
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.0/133 538 381 405 158 444 500 356 138 412 3332 425 339 204 511 289 407 309 151 525 3160 6492
Blue M: 70.3/124 502 335 382 144 408 452 306 129 396 3054 388 305 185 470 268 368 296 128 498 2906 5960
White M: 68.0/117 489 295 336 127 309 431 268 122 376 2753 371 249 139 423 231 309 288 120 468 2598 5351
Green M: 64.5/110 W: 68.1/118 429 252 283 120 290 427 220 117 258 2396 288 193 92 390 188 313 193 120 459 2236 4632
Red W: 66.7/115 403 252 283 120 290 384 214 117 258 2321 275 193 92 390 188 280 193 94 400 2105 4426
Handicap 7 3 9 15 11 5 13 17 1 6 8 16 10 14 2 12 18 4
Par 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1950
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Watts

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required. NO tank tops or cut offs. Shirts must be worn at all times. Collared shirts are not mandatory but are preferred.

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Reviews

4.0
190

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 27
Water Hazards 22
Narrow Fairways 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 11
Near Local Attractions 8

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice city course

Great weather and beautiful scenery but so many golfers all holes backed-up and round took over 4 hrs. However I plan to schedule another round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from Butternut Creek Golf Course on 11/02/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Butternut Creek Golf Course, in the Blairsville, Georgia area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Golf Day

Played course in less than 4 hrs. Course provided challenges and also some wide fairways on some holes.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun day.

Course conditions were fantastic they had a few burned out greens but overall it was a good play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mountain course

We played today and they have had wet weather but it was dry for us. The greens are deplorable in that they must have had some disease. We had to move our ball many times to at least have a chance at making a putt. I must say this is not normal for this course but they should not be charging full price. The clubhouse and restaurant are A-one as well as the food.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Butternut Creek Golf Course on 08/21/2018:
Thank you for reviewing and recommending our course. We are sorry about your disappointment with our greens, but we understand your frustration. Our staff will keep working to improve the situation with the greens, and we hope they will be in better shape for your next visit. We are happy to hear that you like our clubhouse amenities, and we hope to see you back sometime soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

making nice improvements

It was good to see a marshall on the course and I saw where they are working on course improvements

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

Great Fun!

Had a fun time at BC GC today. Everyone is so friendly and nice. The course is interesting with all the elevation changes. I'll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0

Greens are in terrible condition

The greens on the front nine are unplayable. It’s going to take a year or two for the greens to heal. Fairways are okay but not the best. They have not discounted their pricing even with sand on all the greens so I do not recommend playing until they come down on price or fix the greens. last year it was in the best shape I’ve ever seen it so very surprised they let it get so bad.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Butternut Creek Golf Course on 07/11/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the greens. Our staff is working to improve the irrigation of our green complexes, and we hope you will be able to see improvement the next time you are with us. Thank you again for sharing your concerns, and we hope to see you back sometime soon.
Played On
1.0
Previously Played

Greens are awful

Greens were terrible. They were mainly dead and covered in sand. It will be years before it gets back into good shape. Would not recommend paying $30 for a course where the greens aren’t even playable

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The back nine was in pretty good shap, but the greens on the front nine were in terrible shape. There was a severe lack of grass in many places, sometimes half of the green or more. The price should actually be discounted due to the condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from Butternut Creek Golf Course on 06/28/2018:
Hello Justin, thank you for taking the time to review us, Butternut Creek Golf Course, in the Blairsville, Georgia area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the front nine so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful scenic mountain golf course

After installing a sprinkler system for three months the course is still sandy in places but is ground under repair so relief is allowed. The course is designed for all types of players from championship tees to senior and ladies tees. The golfcarts are equipped with gps, ball and club cleaners, ice coolers and club covers in case of rain. They have a great restaurant with a full bar as well as snacks and drinks in the proshop. Their proshop is well stocked from balls, shoes, clubs, shirts and accessories.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

bad greens

Several of the greens were in very poor condition. The fairways were good. The pace of play was very slow as the course in very hilly and there were people walking in front of us.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from Butternut Creek Golf Course on 06/28/2018:
Hello Steve, thank you for taking the time to review us, Butternut Creek Golf Course, in the Blairsville, Georgia area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the greens so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Butternut Creek Golf Course on 08/01/2018:
Thank you for rating us. We are welcome to hearing any feedback that you might have.
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