The Trophy Club of Apalachee in Dacula, Georgia, USA | GolfPass
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2.9
292 Reviews (292)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
148
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
31
Conditions
2.9
Value
2.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
2.8
Amenities
3.9
58.9%
Recommend this course
217 out of 292 reviews
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2.8
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
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2
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0
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.1
Value
2.8
Layout
3.4
Pace
2.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.3
53.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 13 reviews
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3.0
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
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2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.1
Value
2.9
Layout
3.6
Pace
2.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.5
60.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 20 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6523 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.4
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Trophy Club of Apalachee Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Steve Melnyk (1994) Bill Bergin

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.9
292 Reviews (292)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 25
Forced Carries 22
Bunkers 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Advanced Golfers 16
Junior Golfers 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 31
Worth the Drive 13
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 190
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Awful greens, awful pace

They pack the course in with as many golfers they can. Pace of play is always a joke. Greens were terribly slow and bumpy. Zero sand in the bunkers. The only reason I played here was because I wanted the BBQ lol. Course sucks and it’s not worth half of what they charge,
but people pay anyhow so won’t bother again. Good golfers don’t play here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Pace of play

Played on a weekday at 1045. Took us over 7 hours to finish. Ranger drove by and said it’s “a little backed up.” We watched two groups tee off in front of us the entire back 9. They wouldn’t let us pass even with just two of us playing. Ruined the entire experience.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Pace of play

Course could be pretty fun but pace of play is a huge problem. So much so that it makes the round unenjoyable. Tee times 8 minutes apart. No one monitoring pace of play. There is no excuse to be backed up on every tee box. I have played here several times over the last month or two. Every time expressing concern to the clubhouse. Getting “thank you” as a response or a shoulder shrug. Used to be a fun course.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Don’t waste your money

Pace of Play the worst I’ve ever seen. Employee morale extremely poor. Soil erosion, scrub grass tee boxes, clay bunkers and poor design are just a few of the problems with this course. There are plenty of courses nearby to spend your money. Stay far away from this one. I can’t believe it’s still open.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Greens, Fair Fairways, not so much other

First time playing Apalachee since last Fall. The new driving range is great. Greens were reliable and in great condition. Tee boxes were very sparse of grass with lots of sand underneath. Fairways were generally OK but a number of water drainage/erosion issues. Bunkers are largely red clay mud holes. Staff is friendly and the brisket sandwich at the turn was most excellent.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 190
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 190
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Golf Ranger

The course was in great shape and the pace of play was average about 4:20 to finish. The ranger was extremely rude. We were playing behind two groups one was a 5 person group and the other a foursome. We had to wait a few minutes at each tee box but nothing out of the ordinary. We explained to him that we could not play any faster because of the groups in front of us. He offered no apology and then asked when we last saw the group in front of us. Well two holes later he comes back as we are on 17 watching one group on the greatness and the other in the fairway. We told him we were not the problem yet he was still rude and drove off as we were talking. Basically ranger Dave ruined a great afternoon of golf. If Trophy expects 18 holes on a Thursday afternoon to be played in 4 hours they are crazy. They only way to speed the play is to spread out the start times. They need to decide if they want to more rounds or faster play. Most importantly they need to have friendly and courteous staff interact with their customers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible Pace of Play - Unacceptable

Booked 4:30 on Friday thinking we might get 15 in if it’s slow and 18 if all is good. 2 1/2 hours later on hole 6 and I knew this round was toast. Tee boxes were stacked 3 and 4 groups deep. Not a Marshall in sight and players were left to just deal with the atrocious pace of play.

I should have taken some pictures of the tee boxes and fairways. The course itself is poorly maintained with nearly every tee box nothing but scrub grass and sand. Fairways have bare spots that have zero topsoil and no chance of recovery from winter weather.

We skipped hole 9 and just called it quits at just over 3 hours for 8 holes.. Stopped by the golf shop to let them know we were less than pleased and received the shoulder shrug of the unconcerned and unapologetic staff member. He said management was aware of the issues from previous player complaints and they don’t listen. It was just kind of a “so what” attitude.

Probably won’t be back unless it is for the grill and patio. One of the nicest club grills and patios around. Unfortunately that seems to be all the management appears to take seriously. I was going to send an email to management but decided to just post a review instead. Maybe they will read it. Hire a Marshall to help manage the pace of play and charge an extra buck a beer. You will get more repeat customers and likely sell more beers to boot.

Too bad, I have heard this was once a decent place to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played

Nice club house, rude staff members

The course was in fair shape. The clubhouse was is very good condition. The staff was very rude and not friendly at all. We had just finished the first hole and a group member behind us came and told us that he worked at the course and that we needed to pick up the pace. Absolutely ridiculous. Never will play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good enough..

Greens were a little sandy, but in great shape and rolled good. Pace of play slow 4:20, just a lot of golfers were out, Fairways again in good shape, but around some greens were very wet. I had a coupon for $30, and it was a beautiful day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Excellent greens

Great course potential, cart paths need work, fairways good but the greats r outstanding, fun course overall

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Don't waste your time

- The starter on the course obviously hates his job or thinks he is Barney Fife. I drive to the first tee and he is holding his arm out like he is directing an airplane. I pull up parallel to his golf cart so I can give him my starter ticket. Then he starts complaining because he was standing 3 feet in front of his cart and he wanted me to stop there instead. I can't make this up. He seriously complained about it for 5 minutes.

- I had called ahead of time and they said the course was wide open. It was not there were 3 groups waiting to tee off and they were very slow. I paired up with another guy and we passed several slow foursomes after that. It would have been a 5 hour pace in 95 degree weather. I think I'll pass next time.

- Course conditions were average at best. The greens were in good shape, but the tee boxes and fairways were below average. The layout is quirky too.

- There are too many good golf courses in Atlanta to waste time here. Who wants to get harrased by a marshall because you stop 3 feet form were he wants you to stop and then be forced to play a 5 hour pace.....not me anyway.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Horrible Pace of Play

First time playing Apalachee (around 5 pm) and we paid for 18, because there is no 9 hole option. There was no pace of play after about an hour we had played 3 holes. We skipped ahead to try and salvage a little of our money spent. We ended up playing 6 or 7 holes and calling it a day. It feels like they have maybe oversold their dirt-cheap memberships and have decided to forgoe any reasonable attempt at maintaining a pace of play under 7 hours. I can only imagine the nightmare this would be at a peak demand time. I wouldn't recommend this course as a practical joke on my worst enemy. Too many nice courses in the area to spend another dime here.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Tee boxes are rough

Lot of money spent on driving range and clubhouse. Need to fix tee boxes. Grass on tees are bad along with very unlevel tee area. As a player tees and greens are the most important part of the course. Spend some time and money on the tees and you will have a much better experience for the golfers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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