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4.6
195 Reviews (195)
5 Stars
151
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
91.4%
Recommend this course
186 out of 195 reviews
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Average Rating
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5.0
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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4.5
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7189 yards
Slope 138
Rating 75.3

Previously known as The General At Barnsley Gardens Resort.

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jim Fazio (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire including golf slacks, skirts or shorts (no jeans) & collared shirts (no t-shirts).

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
195 Reviews (195)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Dinner 9
Drinks 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
Undulating Greens 12
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
A Weekend Splurge 14
Advanced Golfers 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
At a Resort 12

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Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Private Club Experience with Public Access

Barnsley is in excellent shape and is a beautiful golf course. The greens were extremely true and played fairly firm and fast. Bunkers had a ton of sand and were very soft and fluffy. Overall, a course that is extremely well taken care of and a relative value as it feels like a rather high end private course.

I should note that off the tee it is rather challenging. While the fairways are decently wide (40-50 yd landing areas) if you miss into the trees which are on both sides on most holes the ball is 99% of the time gone. Thousands of leaves and sticks will eat the golf ball. Also the par 3s on the back are extremely difficult. Overall I think this is a rather stiff test for a "resort" course. So if you are a casual golfer you will likely struggle quite a bit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

This course is a hidden gem. The course is in excellent condition. Green are FAST. I would recommend playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Barnesley- Best kept secret in Georgia

Barnesley Garden is one of the best courses in South. The layout is spectacular and it is definitely a tough course. The greens at Barnesley in my opinion are the best in Georgia with only a couple of exceptions- it has been that way for a few years now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 55
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best public in ga?

Great course
I can play here all week!!
They do need to update golf cart it’s bit outdated.
The course is perfectly maintained and manicured but in most natural way.(lol)
We enjoyed much.l

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best in Georgia

Great layout and conditions were fantastic as always. I wish the price would come down.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of the best

One of the best courses I’ve ever had public access to.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Carts

Always a good course but the last two times I've played the course. We have needed 6 carts to finish.. Can't make this up... It's a giant killjoy and messes up your rhythm.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bday trip

Great course, awesome proshop clerk, 19th hole has some great bartenders and the choices of starters has not changed in long time hut theyre still good. My only two suggestions are get more drink & snack carts rolling and longer. Keep a cart attendant visible at shop until all golfers are in. More golfers more attendants. In other words unless they do this be prepared to go go thirsty or hungry.
Lastly Id love to become a member but wont until the pool is open to members too….thats just so odd.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Barnsley will CHALLENGE YOU!!!

The course is in great shape and the greens are lighting quick!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Sunday golf

We had been wanting to play at Barnsley for a while now. Resort property is awesome with lots of amenities. The golf, however, fell short. Course conditions were not ideal, fairways were dry and firm, tee boxes were mostly sand patches, and greens were fast, very fast… There is no drinking water anywhere in the 18 holes and we never saw the bar cart., so make sure you stock up before leaving the clubhouse. We made that mistake and had play 18 with the free 16oz water bottle you get with your cart. We even tried calling the pro shop to get someone out to our hole with drinks and no one was able to come. In summary, we expected more out of a resort golf course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Course in excellent shape. Greens fastest in Georgia. Layout just not memorable. Just not worth $85. Good place to go once an a while.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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