Waterfall Golf Club

4.3333000000 4.3 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6758 yards
  • Slope: 146
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

wildrover101's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"Superb private mountain golf community!"

zbuechner4's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Atlanta Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"5 star views"

RavensGolfer's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

I recommend this course

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