17800 US Hwy 27, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822, US
(844) 512-3826
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About Callaway Resort & Gardens

Callaway Resort & Gardens is a 2,500-acre retreat in Pine Mountain, Georgia, about an hour's drive from Atlanta. The property was founded in 1952 and today features 36 holes of golf and many more natural and outdoor activities on the grounds to explore. The resort is home to the Lake View and Mountain View 18-hole golf courses, both wind and tumble through the rugged and forested terrain. The Callaway Resort & Gardens is set on Robin Lake, which has a beach area, while there is a robust events calendar bringing arts and entertainment to the property. In addition to golf, there are three pools onsite, workshops, hiking, tennis and a spa. The Treetop Adventure is a series of ziplines and bridges in the trees, and there is also a large butterfly center and birds of prey exhibit. For restaurants, there is a multitude of dining areas ranging from fine to casual, beach and poolside fare. Accommodations range from rooms and suites in The Lodge and Spa; more relaxed cottages with full kitchens and fireplaces; large and upscale villas; and the more affordable Mountain Creek Inn.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres2500
Year Opened1952
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite, Villas/Casitas
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Callaway Resort & Gardens

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5.0
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Father & Son Game

The night before lots of rain from the Hurricane, so first few holes the course really wet, as the day went on it misted rain, so soggy day. The course is beautiful and plays well. We only saw a couple other groups. Very playable with some easy and tough driving holes. Great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Outstanding

Played the first tee time in the morning at 8:00 so there was no pace of play issues. All of the course staff that I interacted with during the three days I played there were outstanding. The club house is very well stocked and the attendants were very friendly and helpful. The food at the restaurant was also above average with great service. This is the "easier" of the two courses on property but it is still challenging with great views of the lake in the middle holes. If you are looking for tough , play the mountain course, for a very enjoyable day play this gem. Highly recomend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Day at Callaway Gardens

The course is in great shape. The rough is dryer than the summer months so drives off of the fairway will not penalize you as much. Lots of players on the course so the pace of play was slower than usual.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Open Course

You start with some tree lined, although not tight, fairways and then move to a much more open layout. It's a short course. Teed off with less than driver on several holes. Smaller greens same as the Mountain course, and a lot less sand traps than the Mountain course. Played the first 8 holes in 1.5 hours and the last 10 holes in a little over 3 hours. Caught up to 2 foursomes who were not in any rush and didn't let anyone play through. I was by myself with a twosome in front and a 4-some behind. Had to wait on every hole from 9 on.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

Have had friends play at Callaway but this was the 1st time I was able to. Played with a friend I hadn't seen in several years. We played tees at about 6500 yrds which is a little long for us and added to the challenge. Good variety of holes. Didn't feel like you were playing the same hole over again. Thought the greens were on the small side. The greens are still recovering from being aerated and could be bumpy in places. Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, could use a few improvements

Needs at least one water station and a restroom other than a portalet. Better signage (directions) would also be a plus.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 17
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Had a great day

As always, the course is very pretty and well maintained.
Greens could be better, but grass has life cycle. I don't criticize them. It is my luck. The grass cutting crew was behind us, so naturally it was hard to find the balls especially when you hit them into the rough. Having said all this, my wife and I had a great day out here. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lake View

Challenging course, thick Bermuda rough and tight fairways, if ball goes 2’ off fairway good luck finding it!! Greens were okay no fringe went from fairway cut to green, lots of unrepaired ball marks unfortunately and greens were really bumpy.. good for a GolfNow hot deal but would never pay full price here though..

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful setting

Calloway golf courses have great potential. Mountain course today was a 4 of 5. Positives- fairways were in great shape. Roughs were very tough - difficult at times to find my ball. Pace of play was great. New carts. Pro shop has new merchandise. Only negative was a couple of greens need work.
Calloway Gardens and golf courses are a great place to visit and play golf. Courses have improving the past couple of years.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played behind a sixsome, rough needs to be cut

Nice course in great shape. Played alone and lost several balls right by the green in the thick Bermuda rough. Rough should be cut some if you can’t find balls 2 feet from the green. Pace was good until I got behind a sixsome who ignored I was there. Quit after 11 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lake View

Course is great shape. Greens coming in nicely from being punched. Speed of play was good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Poor Greens and Rough

Played the Lake course once in August and again mid September. Greens super slow and bumpy both times. And any ball off the fairway is 50% lost, unless you step on it. Rough is only 2-3” long, but is too thin to support a ball. Definitely not fair to only slightly mis-hit balls. Disappointing for what I thought was a great layout and resort course.

Proshop sho and cart staff were great!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

In good shape and the greens were about 90% after being plugged. Overall great value with the Hot Deal!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Like the course; could have been better

The pace of play was really bad, with a huge group of guys -- even fivesomes in front of us. It was exercise in patience. That was frustrating. The course is tough for me; I find the sand far too often for my taste. Greens were really bouncy and seemed to need to be rolled. But I'm not a greenskeeper.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Seen Better

I typically don't give Fair or Poor reviews on Golf courses but I have to say that Callaway Garden's Lake View course was a tremendous disappointment. When I booked the course, it did not mention the Greens were being Aerated nor the overall condition of the course.

We arrived and checked in at Callaway and the attendant Brian was accommodating and friendly throughout the check-in process. There was no mention that the Greens on the Lake View course had been Aerated and the overall condition of the Fairways, Tee Boxes, and 1st Cut off Fairway was not in good shape.

We noticed that when we arrived at the First Tee, there was a group of 4 somes lined up, well to our surprise the Mountain View course was closed, and they had everyone playing on the Lake View course. No one mentioned this information at all.

As we Tee'd off and made our way to the Greens, we discovered that they had just been Aerated. After playing RTJ's Grand National courses (which are in Awesome shape) I had the same expectation that Callaway wouldn't disappoint, but boy was I WRONG. I don't mind playing a course that's been Aerated if given proper notice and the fee to play the course is Reduced obviously.

We contacted the Pro Shop and were given the option of receiving a free 9 Hole Round or coming back to the Pro Shop to receive a Refund and find somewhere else to play. We decided to cut our losses and turned around on the 2nd Hole to go get our Refund.

I'm not sure if I'll ever come back to play Callaway as this has left a very sour taste in my mouth. Brian at the Pro Shop was definitely great to work with, but it would've been an enjoyable experience if Callaway was Open and Upfront about the Maintenance and Upkeep of the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Honesty Helps

I typically don't give Fair or Poor reviews on Golf courses but I have to say that Callaway Garden's Lake View course was a tremendous disappointment. When I booked the course it did not mention the Greens were being Aerated nor the overall condition of the course.

We arrived and checked in at Callaway and the attendant Brian was accommodating and friendly throughout the check-in process. There was no mention that the Greens on the Lake View course had been Aerated and the overall condition of the Fairways, Tee Boxes, and 1st Cut off Fairway was not in good shape.

We noticed that when we arrived at the First Tee, there was a group of 4 somes lined up, well to our surprise the Mountain View course was closed and they had everyone playing on the Lake View course. No one mentioned this information at all.

As we Tee'd off and made our way to the Greens, we discovered that they had just been Aerated. After playing RTJ's Grand National courses (which are in Awesome shape) I had the same expectation that Callaway wouldn't disappoint, but boy was I WRONG. I don't mind playing a course that's been Aerated if given proper notice and the fee to play the course is Reduced obviously.

We contacted the Pro Shop and were given the option of receiving a free 9 Hole Round or coming back to the Pro Shop to receive a Refund and find somewhere else to play. We decided to cut our losses and turned around on the 2nd Hole to go get our Refund.

I'm not sure if I'll ever come back to play Callaway as this has left a very sour taste in my mouth. Brian at the Pro Shop was definitely great to work with but it would've been an enjoyable experience if Callaway was Open and Upfront about the Maintenance and Upkeep of the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just punched the greens

Played here many times. Never seen the greens in worse condition. Maybe they will survive

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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