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3.6
511 Reviews (511)
5 Stars
155
4 Stars
221
3 Stars
79
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
67.5%
Recommend this course
400 out of 511 reviews
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3.1
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.1
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
51.3%
Recommend this course
39 out of 76 reviews
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3.3
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
59.8%
Recommend this course
67 out of 112 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6792 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.0
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Smoke Rise Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Greens Mini-Verdi Championship Bermuda
Golf Season Year round. Closed on Mondays.
Architect Gary Baird (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Lockers

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.6
511 Reviews (511)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 19
Narrow Fairways 16
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
In the 'Burbs 8
Worth the Drive 8

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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Claybo

Course was backed up more than an hour and the course was in bad shape, saw 5 carts that died on the course due to not being charged enough.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/22/2020

Hi u000007605307, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. However, we're very sorry to hear that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars as this is by no means the standard we aim to achieve. We value your feedback for improvements and hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/31/2020

Hi u557966057, thanks for the 5-star review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Smoke Rise Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst golf course layout of all time

This course should have never been developed. It’s the most absurdly laid out golf course I’ve ever played....it also happens to be in terrible shape. The cart paths are a mess, bunkers are a mess, greens are playable. Horrible course - too many decent options in Atlanta. Would never come back.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/31/2020

Hi u314159269498, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. However, we're very sorry to hear about your recent experience with us as this is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course, and ask that you please reach out to Tom Leininger, Head Pro, at the course so we may discuss this with you further. We hope to address any concerns and that we can welcome you back for a much-improved golf experience soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/04/2020

Thank you for your 4-star rating, Yendor48! We're glad you enjoyed your recent round. Please join us again soon, and thanks for choosing Smoke Rise Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great value

Awesome round of golf. Great pace of golf. The gentleman who escorted us to the first tee was super nice and offered first class service. Greens were too slow.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/31/2020

Hi u000003315276, thanks for the 5-star review and valuable feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Smoke Rise Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Challenging track

Other than some of the bunkers and tee boxes, the course is in really good shape. Coming from a 0 handicap member, I really do love this course. Its mountain golf in the city. Beautiful layout through rolling hills and not a lot of houses along the course which I like. This is a shot makers course that requires a solid 200-230 yard shot off almost every par 4 tee box, pulling the driver only three times during the round for me(9,13,16). Playing from the back tees #4 might be one of the hardest tee shots in Atlanta. A hard dogleg left with very small landing area and trouble everywhere.The course is a little rough around the edges, with the bunkers being almost completely washed out, but, it seems the new superintendent is making the necessary changes that the course needs. The greens are very good and true but I feel they could roll a bit faster. I feel like the course is only getting better and excited for the future.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Hi u000004287682, we truly appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4 stars. As we aim for a 5-star experience, we always welcome this kind of feedback for potential improvements and value your support. Thank you for playing Smoke Rise Country Club, and we hope to have you back for an even better round soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Stay Away From This Course

A buddy and I found this course on a deal with Golfnow and decided to take a chance even after reading some pretty bad reviews. The course looks like it could have been really nice at some point, but those days are long gone. The only redeeming quality of the course was the putting greens. The tee boxes were in playable shape, but not great. The fairways were tight and any shot not in the dead middle could be a lost ball. The sand traps were laughable. If they weren’t mistaken for a small pond, they were eroding away and not playable. For a Saturday afternoon it was fairly dead on the course. You would assume pace of play would be great, but that wasn’t the case. What started as a group of two (plus two girls just riding) playing in front of us turned into a group of seven by the 18th hole. If that weren’t bad enough the girls started hitting when they obviously had not been playing the rest of the round. One of the guys in the group even claimed to work at the club. I don’t know what kind of employee would thinking having a group of 7 people playing together is a good idea or allow that to happen. All that to say, no matter how good of a deal this course looks like, it’s probably not worth it.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Hi leehtatum, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. However, we're very sorry to hear about your recent experience with us as this is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course, and ask that you please reach out to Tom Leininger, Head Pro, at the course so we discuss this with you further. We hope to address any concerns and that we can welcome you back for a much-improved golf experience soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough track!

The course was in good conditions, greens were well maintained and rolling at a good speed. Pace of play was average if not above average for Friday afternoon. This is the kind of course where knowing the layout is a significant advantage. It would have been nice to have a yardage book or even a course map on the scorecard, but fortunately i played with a couple of other singles that knew their way around. Be warned, this is a tough course! Not long, but placement is key. Maybe only pulled driver 3 to 4 times. I’de play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Hi jwreyno95, we truly appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4 stars. Thank you for playing Smoke Rise Country Club, and we hope to have you back for an even better round soon!

Played On
Reviews 80
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Hi Roguegolfer45, thanks for golfing at Smoke Rise Country Club! We appreciate your 5-star review and hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Prob won’t be back

Course seemed like it hadn’t been maintained in awhile. Lots of limbs need to be cut and tons of over growing on this course makes it hard to enjoy. Bunkers were swamps . Only plus of the course were the greens were rolling good and true. Course management needs to start putting $ back into the course and upkeep

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/19/2020

Hi u554441345, thank you for taking the time to review the course. We're very sorry to hear that your recent experience with us may not have met our usual expectations, but we are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make necessary changes. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop if you would like to address any concerns further. Your feedback is very important to us, and we hope we can welcome you back for a better experience soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi jerstod24, thank you for taking the time to leave us a 3-star review. We're 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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Over 45 minutes behind schedule because not enough carts.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/06/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us, however, we do apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced during your recent round. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough track

I am a former member who returned to play for the first time in 5+ years. This is a challenging and always interesting course. Unless you are a sub 10 index bring extra balls.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/10/2020

u667914900, thank you for your 4-star review and making the return visit! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great golf experience. Thanks for choosing Smoke Rise Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Green were in great shape. Fairways were better than average but the tee boxes were rough. Overall, I look forward to coming back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/06/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Smoke Rise Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star feedback and hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 112
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi hanatra, thank you for taking the time to leave us a 3-star review. We're 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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Got pars and birdies

Despite the hardness of the greens. They are fast and hard as a brick. Need to be aerated.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bad layout with worse conditions

With your money you can do a lot better in Atlanta. I jumped on a cheap round on golfnow which said that the course had recently been aerated. However, the greens were actually the part of the course in the best condition. They were fast, firm, and pretty true.

The problem was everything else.

First the layout: the course consists of numerous doglegs with lots of elevation change and narrow fairways with lots of slope on them. However, there is so much overhang from the trees all around that this becomes a round of target golf where you need to keep the driver in the bag for all but 1 or 2 holes. Even then, there were numerous times where the ball would just take a bad bounce in the fairway and you're all of a sudden on the other side in deep rough. Just not a lot of fun

Second condition: I've never seen fairways so full of weeds, cart paths so broken down, so many dirt patches both in the fairway and rough, and worst of all were the bunkers (if you can call them that). Most had significant standing water or haven't been raked in months. Further, they all had a ton of erosion; you were hitting in dirt/clay.

The round was quick which is the best I can say for the ourse. All and all, could just do a lot better for your money here in Atlanta

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor management

tee time was 1040 am. No golf carts. Teed off at 12. No marshall on the course moving people along. Superintendent of golf never came out to see 32 players sitting around waiting past their tee times to get a cart. Left the one starter outside on his own to listen to our grief. No sorry, no offer of bottled water or Gatorade. Last round i will waste at this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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