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A Memorable Golf Experience

Designed by Gary Player and Ron Kirby, the championship-caliber course at Berkeley Hills features 18 memorable holes, stretching nearly 6,700 yards from the back tees. Providing the perfect blend of challenge and playability, time spent on the course is rewarding for all skill levels, from single-digit golfers to those just learning the game. On every hole players are greeted by mature, tree-lined fairways and the rolling terrain of northern Georgia. Offering a classic, traditional layout, golf at Berkeley Hills hearkens back to a time before courses were built with houses lining each fairway, allowing golfers a peaceful seclusion not found at other facilities. A favorite of area players, Berkeley Hills Country Club routinely serves as a host site for major championships conducted by the Georgia State Golf Association, Georgia PGA and USGA.

Over many years Berkeley Hills has established a reputation for providing golfers some of the purest, smoothest greens in the Atlanta area. Local PGA Tour players like Stewart Cink have been known to practice at Berkeley Hills as part of their preparation for major tournament competitions. Newly resurfaced in 2022, the TifEagle Bermuda greens complexes challenge even the finest short game artists with a mixture of pronounced and subtle breaks that ensure a golfer's arrival at the green is only the beginning of the test each hole provides. 

The practice facility at Berkeley Hills features everything a golfer requires to improve their skills, including a full-length driving range with multiple target greens, a large putting green and a bunkered short game area. Whether a player needs a quick range warm-up before a match, or a full-service facility to utilize for a day of practice and skills development, Berkeley Hills can accommodate.

To request more information about the golf course and practice facility at Berkeley Hills Country Club, please contact Keith Roberts, PGA Director of Golf, at
770-448-8353 ext 2239, [email protected].

Course Review

Berkeley Hills Country Club’s golf course is first rate, with the course among the most enjoyable of Atlanta’s private clubs, nicely meshing the frequently clashing concepts of challenge and playability.

The golf course makes up for its modest yardage with some narrow corridors and one of the most demanding sets of green complexes in the metro area. The greens are not especially large, but have more than their share of slope and when rolling at typical tournament speed, will challenge those who make the mistake of leaving their approach shot or chip above the hole.

With an exception or two, the tree lines bordering the fairways are not very thick, but those who venture into them may find it harder to get back into position than they would like. Those finding the fairways off the tee will be presented with plenty of scoring opportunities, as only two of the par 4s are longer than 406 from the tips and two of the par 5s are easily reachable in two for longer hitters, with the other two open and inviting, if a bit longer. The 505-yard third is among the most interesting holes on the course, with water down the left side very much in play off the tee, and extending all the way to the green. The landing area between water and trees is minimal and any pin cut close to the water will make even a short pitch potentially perilous. Although water is in play on several more holes, it will not be a major factor with the relatively narrow fairways and sloping greens, the main defenses for the course.

Most of the putting surfaces are well-protected by relatively deep bunkers, with the deft sand game necessary for those who attempt to challenge tucked pin positions. The golf course is a thoroughly entertaining, well-conditioned challenge for its members.