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4.1
186 Reviews (186)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
95
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
88.8%
Recommend this course
172 out of 186 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.0
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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4.1
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
25 out of 30 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6428 yards
Slope 114
Rating 68.8
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Apple Mountain Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6428 yards 68.8 114
White 72 5902 yards 66.9 108
Gold 72 5105 yards 63.4 101
Red (W) 72 5003 yards 67.6 110
Scorecard for Apple Mountain
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 68.8/114 490 230 439 341 422 185 355 439 479 3380 465 405 335 195 349 382 163 514 240 3048 6428
White M: 66.9/108 W: 70.8/110 465 183 420 297 406 131 335 409 441 3087 445 345 319 140 336 369 160 471 230 2815 5902
Gold M: 63.4/101 W: 64.5/104 357 159 385 271 361 114 268 347 413 2675 385 282 298 115 287 280 147 431 205 2430 5105
Red W: 62.1/101 355 149 377 262 356 110 258 342 406 2615 376 280 298 112 279 270 145 428 200 2388 5003
Handicap 13 5 7 15 3 17 9 1 11 14 12 10 18 6 4 8 2 16
Par 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 9 7 13 3 17 11 5 1 12 10 14 18 8 4 6 2 16

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round
Architect Phillip Ballard

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.1
186 Reviews (186)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 30
Bunkers 20
Undulating Greens 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Seniors 27
Beginners 25
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 23
At a Resort 21

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course - Fair Conditions

This was my first time playing Apple Mountain.

It reminds me a a lot of small-community, rural golf courses. Excellent people and staff with just average to fair course conditions due to being in a rural area and hence not getting a ton of play to be able to have revenue to keep the conditions nice.

The greens were quite shaggy and very slot. However, the greens were in good condition without a lot of non-repaired ball marks. Other than the fact they were shaggy and slow, I liked the condition of the greens.. There were a couple greens in not great condition (#10, 18). But, for the most part, the greens were very playable.

The fairways were still coming in (Bermuda grass has not yet come out of dormancy). The rough was very "rough" with weird grasses, VERY long and appeared as though the rough on many holes had not yet been cut this year.

The course has some fun holes. All the par three holes play very long (especially from the blue tees) with several of the long par 3 holes being up-hill to elevated greens.

All in all, a fun course, but just don't expect to play on a course with pristine conditions.

Make sure to take some food with you because the club house has no restaurant and has no food (sandwiches, hot dogs, etc.) The only thing the club house has to eat is candy and bottled drinks.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Apple Mountain Resort
Commented On 2019-04-19T20:48:14.000+00:00

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't play there during the winter months

We have played there often and have been very impressed.
they have had a lot of rain in the area but on this trip the course was terrible.

Save your money on this one.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Apple Mountain Resort
Commented On 2019-03-15T16:25:28.000+00:00

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review our course, Apple Mountain Resort. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years but are very sorry to hear your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions. We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements, and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun Course

It is always a pleasure to play this course !! They keep the rough at a decent height and give you the chance to have a good score !! Pace of play was 3.5 hrs !!

Conditions Good
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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Long Drive for Average Golf

Long drive to the course for an average course. Folks were very nice and the course was wide open; but the greens were or need some help. The fairways are in good shape but they could mow the tee boxes.

Will I likely play there again, probably not. Unless there is some golf package special that happens to attract its just not likely that I'll play there again.

For the money and the time; probably could be a little closer to home; but overall, an average course with very nice people.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Apple Mountain Resort on 10/30/2018:
Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Apple Mountain Resort and also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course,..but....

If the greens weren’t the worst I have played on in a long time, this course would have been a very good value. But since half of the game is played on or around the greens, I felt like I payed $40 for a $20 golf course.

The course has good bones and a nice variety of holes... long par 4s, short par 4s, same for par 3s and 5s. Nice change of elevation. Nice variety of doglegs.

If you are thinking of playing this course, do yourself a favor and call first and ask for a status of the greens. Otherwise play at your own risk.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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applemountain1
Commented On 2018-10-08T12:23:34.000+00:00

Thank you for playing our course and for your review. We apologize that the greens were not up to the standards that you expected. We have just aerified the greens and with no rain in the recent weeks it has a job to get them back to the way we expect them to be. We hope you will give us another try as I know you will have a great time your next time out.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout

Good course for weekend golfers. Greens were airiated and sanded!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Apple Mountain Resort on 10/05/2018:
Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at Apple Mountain Resort, and also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Very pretty golf course

Very pretty golf course with Wide open fairways and rolling hills. Play was a bit slow, but not too bad. It’s a great course for beginners and intermediate players.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Friday round

Front nine pretty good pace, Back nine three groups on every hole. Got to watch holes around us and seen slow play, no one fixing ball marks, dragging feet on the greens (looked like spike marks)and digging the ball out of the hole with putters damaging the holes, must have been members because marshal never said nothing to them. Course was fair , hit the fairway and have shot at birdie.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A wonderful surprise

Course very open and no water holes... Very hilly, but having the golf cart made it quite friendly to play....staff welcoming and friendly...will play again if opportunity presents itself

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens getting worse.

Greens continue to get poorer. Bumps and dirt patches on almost every hole. Most sand bunkers are covered in hard dirt and grown grass due to no maintence. What used to be a very nice and well kept course continues to get in worse and worse shape. Such a shame. Been playing since 2003. Starting to get not worth the short drive you north.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from Apple Mountain Resort on 09/10/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Apple Mountain Resort, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for your choosing our course, in the Clarkesville area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Greens and bunkers in rough shape

This course has always been in decent if not great shape. Not this time. Bunkers haven't been raked and had a ton of grass growing in them. Greens were rough with some algae spots in them. Have always loved this course in the past. It was disappoimting this time. Hope things are better in the future.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Apple Mountain Resort on 09/05/2018:
Hello Robby, on behalf of Apple Mountain Resort staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in rough shape for summer.

Atrocious rough. They cut the rough but leave the dead grass so any shot outside of the fairways are lost balls. If you’re a pro and never miss a fairway you’re fine. Otherwise you’re spending your day simply looking for balls that are a dean yards from the fairway.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Apple Mountain Golf Club on 09/05/2018:
Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Apple Mountain Golf Club. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Clarkesville area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf happy

Good pace of play, Nice course to bring a friend. Easy to keep the ball in play.

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

Course has reversed the 9s since last year

This is a decent course and they try hard to please. Greens are good, not great. Tee boxes good, no complaint. Fairways very good. Rough is unevenly mown, but OK. Layout is decent, with some interesting elevation changes. Views are boring. Carts in good shape. On course comfort station out of order. Refreshment cart circulates.A good value. Will play again.

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
First Time Playing

Great people and a fun, challenging course

On vacation in Helen, and found this course only 25 minutes away. Knowing what to expect, we had a fabulous round. Yes, there was some clover so we played neon Volviks. Problem solved. Greens were quick. Lots of wide open fairways and not so much elevation change which we liked. The absolute best part was the people. From the pro shop staff to the local guys we were sandwiched between in the morning....all so nice and pace of play was awesome. And there were apple trees and horses....we will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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applemountain1
Commented On 2018-07-17T11:21:13.000+00:00

We are glad you enjoyed our course and we look forward to seeing you again!!!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course to play

My son and I played Apple Mountain Golf Course and thoroughly enjoyed it. The course is not overly demanding, but it is fun to play. There are some nice elevation changes which make several holes play much different than their actual yardage indicates. The fairways were in great shape and provided very nice lies from which to hit the approach shots. The greens were in really good shape and rolled true. The grass on the tee boxes needed to be cut a little lower, but was ok. We will return to play again this fall.

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

Course condition

I've played this course quite a few times, and it's never been in better shape ! Whatever there doing, keep it up. Hats off to the super and grounds crew. Really enjoyed it !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course in great shape

Upon arrival we were told that the front nine and back nine of years past had been changed. No big deal. Start of round was great, pace wasn't rushed but we were able to stay moving. But an intoxicated pair of golfers suddenly appeared in front of us which held us up for the rest of the day. It was extremely hot out and waiting around made for an exhausting round. Staff was notified but they were just concerned that everyone was having a good time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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applemountain1
Commented On 2018-07-09T13:44:15.000+00:00

We are very sorry that your round was interrupted by some unruly guests. Being a holiday the course was a little more crowded than normal but customers always come first. Our apologies for your round not being what it should've been but we hope that ya'll give us another chance very sool

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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