Waterfall Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 71
Length 6758
Slope 146
Rating 73.8
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6758 yards 73.8 146
Blue 71 6412 yards 72.4 141
Members 71 6201 yards 71.2 139
Gold 71 5971 yards 69.9 135
White 71 5413 yards 67.8 127
White (W) 71 5413 yards 73.1 139
Red (W) 71 4489 yards 67.6 127
Scorecard for Waterfall Club Golf Course
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: 73.8/146 343 185 383 211 446 379 248 329 531 3055 468 165 361 414 494 561 534 248 458 3703 6758
Blue M: 72.4/141 312 184 376 198 430 358 228 313 516 2915 448 144 344 391 469 546 504 215 436 3497 6412
Members M: 71.2/139 312 184 376 183 396 327 205 313 516 2812 448 144 344 387 447 526 504 173 416 3389 6201
Gold M: 69.9/135 279 174 343 183 396 327 205 295 484 2686 419 124 313 387 447 526 480 173 416 3285 5971
White M: 67.8/127 W: 73.1/139 245 174 329 153 361 286 182 210 401 2341 391 121 303 347 423 500 455 147 385 3072 5413
Forward W: 67.6/127 196 166 294 112 329 208 115 155 366 1941 368 97 187 343 341 410 326 121 355 2548 4489
Handicap 9 17 5 11 1 3 15 13 7 16 18 14 6 2 4 10 12 8
Par 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 34 5 3 4 4 4 5 5 3 4 37 71
Handicap (W) 5 11 3 17 1 7 15 13 9 10 16 14 4 6 2 12 18 8

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Scott W. Pool

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Plain and simple, this is one of the nicest courses I've ever played. The only reason I haven't rated it 5 stars is that I reserve this only for what I would refer to as the "truly exceptional" golf experiences I have had - Pebble Beach, Harbor Town, Sawgrass, etc.

One hole after another has just amazing views to enjoy. The Signature Par 3 2nd hole is probably the most spectacular with a 200 ft elevation change (downwards thankfully!) as you fire from tee to green. The course is carefully groomed with immaculate fairways, greens and bunkers, even at such an early time of the year.

I got to play Waterfall as part of a local society event but normally the club is very private, as I understand it catering mostly to the wealthy Atlanta business crowd with weekend homes near Lake Burton. If you do get a chance to play it though, grasp with open hands, you won't be disappointed.

One word of warning, the course has no golf range to speak of, just a series of nets and a small area where you are allowed to fire wedge shots up a steep hill. The practice green is extremely small as well. I found this to be very strange given the overall quality of the club but presumably they ran out of space and sacrificed the practice facilities for the course - probably a wise move.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Atlanta Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Superb private mountain golf community!

Waterfall CC is a private golf community in the North Georgia mountains running alongside Lake Burton. It is one of the finest maintained golf courses I have been able to play this year. The bent grass fairways, greens, and tee boxes were all immaculate while the views were also stunning. There are quite a few well-known members here, including Alabama head coach Nick Saban. In fact, the Feherty episode with Nick was filmed on this golf course.

Everything about this course screams 1st class private golf community. The cart guys were welcoming and helpful, the pro shop was more than attentive to all of our needs, and even the golf carts had those extra-cushioned leather seats to make the ride a bit more enjoyable. Before heading out to warm-up, we grabbed a complimentary cookie and sweet tea, which was a very nice touch inside the clubhouse.

The driving range is more of a "chipping range" since you can only hit shots inside 140 yards. But there are a handful of hitting bays with nets to warm-up your full shots which was completely sufficient.

The entire course is bent grass which makes the greens extremely smooth and very fast. The fairway bent grass is a little tough to handle. It seemed to be weaker than normal Georgia Bermuda grass courses. In a way, it seemed anytime you struck the ground, you will take a decent size divot. Again, nothing that decreased our experience but definitely had to be a little more precise on your ball striking. The layout was really fun and with the elevation, especially on #2, it makes for an exciting round and all-around incredible experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

5 star views

Up in the Georgia mountains, the views are spectacular. The par 3 second hole is a spectacular downhiller that is just as impressive looking up from the green. The front nine is quite interesting in the variety of holes. But the back nine didn’t have the same interest for me. The rough was quite thick and challenging to escape from. The greens were in good shape with good speed. Worth a play despite being a bit off the beaten path.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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