Smoke Rise Country Club in Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA | GolfPass
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3.4
796 Reviews (796)
5 Stars
189
4 Stars
345
3 Stars
131
2 Stars
74
1 Stars
57
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
63.1%
Recommend this course
574 out of 796 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.2
113 Reviews (113)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
17
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.3
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
59.3%
Recommend this course
67 out of 113 reviews
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3.3
175 Reviews (175)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
23
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
61.7%
Recommend this course
108 out of 175 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

3.4
796 Reviews (796)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 20
Narrow Fairways 17
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 15
Locals 15
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
Worth the Drive 9
In the 'Burbs 8

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Played On
Reviews 80
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good and challenging course

Always enjoy playing Smoke Rise. Normally well organized, but a little disorganized this past Saturday. Normally, no hassles. Good golf experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/16/2022

Hello, James6276739. Thank you for visiting us at Smoke Rise Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lousy layout

This course has a wonderful staff and great facilities, it suffers from a very weak layout. The back is better than the front though.

Very gimmicky and way too narrow in places, the course just is not much fun. The par 3s are strong and the par 4s on the back (12,15,18) are pretty good. On the front, however, they are too gimmicky. The par 5s 2 and 10 are probably the worst holes on the course, joined closely by 4,5, and 9.

The greens need to be redone. They are bent and do not have the fans to keep air circulating on them, so they are in really rough shape. Time to put Bermuda in.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very challenging course .You better make sure your ball lands in short grass or you will be having a long day trying to hit out high grass. .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/09/2022

Thank you for your review, dhansell. We will pass along your positive experience and feedback to our team at Smoke Rise Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/09/2022

Hello, rs14151617. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/09/2022

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u314161635759. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Smoke Rise Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Happy Day at Smoke Rise Country Club

This course has made significant improvements! The staff is super friendly. I enjoyed my day. It’s a tight course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/01/2022

Hello, Penelopepapa. We are beyond happy to hear you enjoyed a great day at our course. Positive experiences make lifelong golfers. We look forward to many good times ahead with you, and we will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences at Smoke Rise Country Club.

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

Improvements are exciting and staff is always the best!

I’m a regular there but wanted to say how much the improvements are helping. For a few weeks in June the course was pretty rough but they are definitely making improvements and it shows. The new practice facility will be great just have to be patient. Want to also say that the staff is always friendly and Alex is the best. She’s never in a bad mood and is always so helpful and makes me excited to get out there and play some golf!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/01/2022

Hello, u3026553. We are beyond happy to hear you enjoyed a great day at our course. Positive experiences make lifelong golfers. We look forward to many good times ahead with you, and we will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences at Smoke Rise Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Golfing Experience

Was looking for a course to play last Friday and found Smoke Rise Country Club. It was a bit of a drive, but once we got there we met the most amazing staff. Because it was a slow day, they gave us 50% the greens fees making it only $17 to play. The course pro even drove us to the first hole and walked us through the course. Overall the course played a bit challenging, but it was a fun day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/04/2022

Thank you for your review, u314161987329. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Smoke Rise Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

You can tell this was a nice CC some time ago..They are hard at work. Its coming along. Greens were not bad. Plenty grass to hit off of in the fairways. Will return again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/01/2022

Hi, u000004537686. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Smoke Rise Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 50
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hi, u000001391818. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Smoke Rise Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Friendly staff and got off on time. Pace of play was surprisingly fast for a Friday. Not much traffic. Course condition was really good. A course you’d have to know to score well on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/18/2022

Hi, u314163083442. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Smoke Rise Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting better

Much better condition than the last time I played here in March. Rough is green and thick, and the fairways and greens are also in good shape with healthy grass - they said they had aerated the greens only a week or so ago but you couldn’t tell by looking at them, they were smooth and rolled true, if anything they were a bit slow from the thick grass (probably mowing them high until they have recovered from aerating). Multiple concrete cart path sections have been repaired/replaced recently, and work was ongoing on others, there were no major cart path detours as there were back in March before this work began. It’s good to see they are investing in the course, so many now are just letting their courses decline. Practice green was not available, as it is undergoing renovation/ replacement, they are regrading it and changing the previous slope, which was way too steep to be helpful when warming up before. Only annoyance was the carts were governed down to a very slow speed and a couple of areas not too close to the greens were not marked as being places you could not go with the cart, until it stopped you and made your back out - they said they’d had some problems recently with knuckleheads flipping carts over and had reduced speed and a few previously driveable areas for that reason. A very pleasant round, I’ll go back sooner than 4 months next time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/18/2022

Hi, rusty1149. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Smoke Rise Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in pretty decent condition. A good bit of construction so that ,ay be good news to improve conditions.
Men’s locker is nice.
All in all, i would recommend the course for the price

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/18/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, RickDonohue1. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Smoke Rise Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/18/2022

Hello harabr. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star and thanks for choosing Smoke Rise Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Only nine holes open

We were not told when we made the tee time that there would only be nine holes open. Apparently they're chopping trees down on the other nine and we had to play the same nine twice. The course is in sad shape, bad greens, and horrible tee boxes they are trying to work on it but it looks like it's going to be a long process.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

No Off Course Amenities

Enjoy playing the course except for no off course amenities such as water. Very hot weather.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/18/2022

Hi, ChungLee123. Thank you for rating us 4 stars. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about water on the course is important to us. As we begin the season, we are working to develop the best way to provide our guest with refreshments. We are glad to see you rated everything else to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Smoke Rise Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Convenient and Challenging Course

Decent course, pretty well maintained. Staff super friendly. Carts have screens that provide distances to greens. The carts also are set to block you from riding in certain areas. Pretty cool except sometimes the GPS readings must be off and the cart will stop in strange places (even when other playing partners carts are still going). But for the most part they run fine. There is a driving range and last time I was there, they were tearing up the putting practice area to double its size.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/25/2022

Hi, u000002428182. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Smoke Rise Country Club, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 113
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

One of my favorite golf courses

This course is beautiful and challenging and and getting better all the time! The staff here is very friendly and very helpful! I really enjoy every visit!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/14/2022

Hi, fishyracer24. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Smoke Rise Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Saturated, no leveled fairways, and greens are in terrible shape. Hard to believe it is the home course for Emory, a world class university.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/13/2022

Hi, u314162989759. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Your feedback helps us do better. Thank you for visiting Smoke Rise Country Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/11/2022

Hello, Derek9931844. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Smoke Rise Country Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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