Previously known as The General At Barnsley Gardens Resort.
|Green (W)||72||6238 yards||76.8||136|
|Yellow (W)||72||5428 yards||72.6||132|
|Black M: 75.3/138||399||390||205||516||357||444||441||240||549||3541||559||422||524||461||227||422||383||196||454||3648||7189|
|Black/Blue M: 73.8/136||373||390||175||516||357||407||413||217||549||3397||535||386||524||437||194||403||383||181||422||3465||6862|
|Blue M: 73.0/134||373||356||175||482||336||407||413||217||526||3285||535||386||472||437||194||403||364||181||422||3394||6679|
|Blue/Green M: 72.4/132||373||356||175||482||336||389||382||217||526||3236||535||374||472||399||194||386||364||171||401||3296||6532|
|Green M: 70.8/127 W: 76.8/136||349||328||131||454||302||389||382||198||498||3031||501||374||448||399||178||386||349||171||401||3207||6238|
|Yellow M: 67.9/116 W: 72.6/132||297||285||121||415||280||302||356||146||465||2667||478||349||424||340||119||268||299||154||330||2761||5428|
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Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice
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From behind the par-4 closing hole Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 11/14/2019
Par-3 14th hole Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 11/14/2019
Fourth hole Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 11/14/2019
From behind the par-3 eighth hole Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 11/14/2019
Par-5 ninth green Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 11/14/2019
Short, par-4 fifth hole Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 11/14/2019
Photo submitted by hacksalot03 on 04/17/2018
Photo submitted by hacksalot03 on 04/17/2018
Photo submitted by Jim5714662 on 11/03/2014
Top Notch Course
This course has amazing mountain views on many holes, great elevation changes, and a fun but challenging layout. There were a few tee boxes that needed some work, and we never saw a beverage cart the entire day, but overall the experience was great. The pace of play was amazing, it felt like we had the course to ourselves the entire time. We even saw deer on the 18th hole to top it off. We will be back and seriously consider membership. It is definitely worth the drive from Atlanta!
No one to greet us outside, so we really didn’t know where to go. No refreshments on the course. People in pro shop were friendly but never offered any help. When we found the first tee we had no idea where to hit our shot. A nice course like this should have a gps system on the carts even if they had to change a little more! Nice course and area.
Worth the Price
First time playing at Barnsley Gardens and it sure didn’t disappoint. Staff was very friendly, pace of play was great, not too much waiting and no backups. Greens were very fast compared to what I’m used to, but it was a welcome challenge. Loved the course layout, easy to follow and not a lot of lost balls.
Love the place
Great golf course. Tough layout fast greens. Great restaurant friendly staff. Top notch resort.
I played this course because it has been on GolfAdvisors Best Courses in Georgia list for the past several years. It did not disappoint! It is a very long course. I played in March and the bermuda was still dormant but the greens were in great shape, hard and fast but fair. The par 3's are all difficult, long, downhill, slopes off the greens or water. I would recommend playing in May or early June before it gets too hot when the grass has turned green and staying at the resort to enjoy the amenities they offer.
Unique NW Georgia Resort
I was unaware of the unique resort that is part of the golf course. The resort has many homes in a small town setting, a spa, poo, etc.
I found the golf course on my first play to be a ton of fun. However, I found several of the holes that reside in the flatter portions of the property to be a little bland and blend together from a memorability standpoint.
I did enjoy the grouping of par 3's: the long third hole rise slightly uphill to an undulating green, the 8th is a long drop shot par 3 with a green that falls off precipitously to the back and left, the 14th is another huge drop shot par 3 with a flowing creek in front and the 17th finishes with a reverse redan green with fortifications / deep bunkering in front.
Holes I enjoyed were the 18th with the creek / pond down the left side finishing to a raised green, par 5 4th, 8th, 14th, and 17th.
It’s worth the playing experience.
Challenging and picturesque. Wonderful design/layout. Premium is on iron approach and putting. If conditions are wet, wait....“take a rain break”, the course drainage is as good as possible, it just retains water throughout!!!