Exploring North Atlanta’s Top Country Club’s & Golf Communities

Megan Balderston  |  August 17, 2022

North Atlanta, part of Atlanta’s “Country Club Corridor”,  has proven that upscale golf, tennis, and country club communities are not just for retirees and seniors. Families are flocking to these luxury neighborhoods due to many factors including convenience and accessibility, an abundance of amenities not found in other communities (such as olympic sized pools, tennis, golf, upscale restaurants, and special events), as well as, the incredible sense of community for both children and adults alike! What’s best is, residents can take advantage of top-notch courses and an active social calendar without traveling out of their neighborhood!

Georgia, known for its year-round temperate climate, makes golf and tennis an option every season and keeps the popularity of these communities growing each year. With that, homes in golf and country club neighborhoods tend to hold their value extremely well. Recent studies suggest that property value inside a golf community has increased 48 percent across the U.S. since March 2020. It has also been shown that even during times of economic downturn, homes in golf/country club communities stabilized more quickly than others, so long as the establishment itself was stable and in good standing. In the North Atlanta region, homes within these communities continue to be in high demand and that demand only continues to grow as more people realize the incredible benefits provided!

If you’re searching for a golf community, you have plenty of great options to choose from in a variety of price ranges. Check out some of our favorites below and follow the links to explore homes that are available NOW in North Atlanta!

 

ATLANTA NATIONAL

Homes for sale in ATL National

Location: Milton 

Schools: Summit Hill, Northwestern, Milton HS

Special Attributes: Built in 1987, this course was designed by Pete and P.B.Dye. Located in a private, gorgeous setting surrounded by rolling hills, streams, and horse farms in the Crabapple community. Close to downtown Milton and Roswell. 

*Amenities: Golf, clubhouse, close to restaurants, shopping and top rated school (Part of Atlanta’s Sequoia Club- a premium multi-club membership platform that includes The Manor Golf & Country Club, White Columns Country Club, and Atlanta National Golf Club)

 

BROOKFIELD WEST COUNTRY CLUB

Homes for Sale near Brookfield CC

Location: Roswell

Schools: Mountain Park ES, Crabapple MS, Roswell HS

Special Attributes: Built in 1972, this course was designed by Mike Riley. The 18-hole course is fun for both beginners and advanced players. Brookfield West has hosted several amateur and LPGA tour events and is a course well known to locals. 

*Amenities: Golf, clubhouse, pool, tennis, lake, playground

 

CRABAPPLE GOLF CLUB/CAPITAL CITY CLUB

Homes for Sale near Crabapple Golf Club

Location: Milton

Special Attributes: This 18-hole course designed by Tom Fazio is part of the Capital City Club which has additional facilities in Brookhaven and downtown Atlanta, known as the “City Club”. The Crabapple location has hosted numerous golf events, including the American Express WGC, the AJGA Canon Cup and the NCAA Southeast Regional, and the NCAA Division I National Championship (2013).

*Amenities: Golf, Dining

 

COUNTRY CLUB OF ROSWELL/WILLOW SPRINGS

Homes for Sale near CC of Roswell

Location: Roswell

Schools: Northwood, Haynes Bridge, Centennial 

Special Attributes: This 18-hole championship course was voted “Best Course” in North Atlanta in 2018. It is part of the Willow Springs development which has over 700 homes. In addition, the Country Club of Roswell has the largest and longest-running Pro-Am in the south and is home to the Goldrush Member-Guest tournament. It is conveniently located close to Georgia 400, North Point Mall, and the Avalon.

*Amenities: Golf, tennis, dining, swim/diving, youth activities, fitness, pro shop

 

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE SOUTH

Homes for Sale in CC of the South

Location: Johns Creek

Schools: Barnwell, Autrey Mill, Johns Creek HS

Special Attributes: This course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is known not just for golf, but also its amazing tennis program which includes 21 ALTA teams.  The neighborhood encompasses 900 acres with 745 homes and is a private, gated community.

*Amenities: Golf, tennis courts, pool, clubhouse, pro shop, gated neighborhood, casual and fine dining

 

ECHELON

Homes for Sale in Echelon 

Location: Alpharetta

Schools: MacEdonia ES, Creekland MS, Creekview HS

Special Attributes: The Echelon is a NEW, luxury golf community designed by Rees Jones. This course sits on 610 acres of wooded, rolling hills and lakes. It has been rated by Golf Magazine as the 11th best course out of more than 400 golf courses in Georgia. The Echelon also includes a 32 acre practice area and has been called by Golf Digest a “must play” in the state of Georgia! 

Amenities: Golf, clubhouse, pool, tennis, fine dining


HAWKS RIDGE GOLF CLUB

Homes for Sale in Hawks Ridge

Location: Ball Ground

Special Attributes: Designed by well-know golf architect Bob Cupp, this challenging and beautiful course was named Golf Digest’s Top 100 and often referred to as “an Augusta National for the 21st century.”

*Amenities: Golf, clubhouse, fine dining 

 

HORSESHOE BEND COUNTRY CLUB

Homes for Sale near Horseshoe Bend CC

Location: Roswell

Schools: River Eves EM, Holcomb Bridge MS, Centennial HS,

Special Attributes: This club was originally designed by Joe Lee in 1974, but has since undergone a massive transformation. A beautiful 18-hole golf course with four holes sitting alongside the Chattahoochee River. This club is known for its large tennis program and active social calendar.

*Amenities: Golf, swim, tennis, clubhouse, dining, banquet facility, athletic center, social activities

 

LAURELL SPRINGS GOLF CLUB

Homes for Sale in Laurell Springs

Location: Suwanee 

Schools: Sharon ES, South Forsyth MS, Lambert HS

Special Attributes: This 18-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus is known for its challenging par-71 layout and beautiful, scenic course. The gated neighborhood has over 700 homes and is an active swim/tennis community. 

*Amenities: Golf, dining, gated, swim/tennis (Part of Club Corp)

 

IRON HORSE COUNTRY CLUB/CROOKED CREEK

Homes for Sale in Crooked Creek

Location: Milton 

Schools: Cogburn Woods, Hopewell MS, Cambridge HS

Special Attributes: Formally known as the Crooked Creek Country Club, this facility was recently bought and re-branded as the Iron Horse Country Club and has many new improvements in the works! This 18-hole course features over 525 wooded acres of rolling hills and is part of a beautiful recreational community with 640 private homes.

*Amenities: Golf, pool, tennis, clubhouse, dining, gated community, close to restaurants and top rated schools

 

THE MANOR

Homes for Sale in The Manor

Location: Milton

Schools: Summit Elem, Hopewell MS, Cambridge HS

Special Attributes: This luxury course, located in the heart of Milton, is a Tom Watson signature golf course set in a 750-acre community. Great location, minutes from downtown Alpharetta and close proximity to GA 400, the Avalon, and Ameris Amphitheater. 

*Amenities: Golf, tennis, swimming, gated community, spa, clubhouse, fitness center, dining (Part of Atlanta’s Sequoia Club- a premium multi-club membership platform that includes The Manor Golf & Country Club, White Columns Country Club, and Atlanta National Golf Club)

 

POLO GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Homes for Sale in Polo Club

Location: Cumming

Schools: Vickery Creek ES, Vickery Creek MS, W. Forsyth HS

Special Attributes:  Designed by award-winning architect Joe Lee, the course includes many elevation changes, streams, ponds and large greens.This affordable community was voted “The Best of Forsyth” for two years in a row!

*Amenities: Golf, swimming, tennis, dining

 

THE RIVER CLUB

Homes for Sale in the River Club

Location: Suwanee 

Schools:’ Level Creek, North Gwinnett, North Gwinnett 

Special Attributes: Nestled near the Chattahoochee River, this Greg Norman 18-hole course was established in 2005 and resembles a luxury mountain retreat. The club is best known for its incredible resident amenities including 4 pools, waterslides, tennis center, and kids club. 

*Amenities: Golf, tennis, swim, dining, spa, fitness center, walking trail, playground, pro shop

 

ST MARLO

Homes for Sale in St Marlo

Location: Duluth

Schools: Lambert ES, Riverwatch, Johns Creek HS

Special Attributes: This 18-hole Denis Griffiths designed course (who also designed Chateau Elan and Georgia National) was voted one of the top 3 best public courses in Atlanta! It's known for its beautiful waterfalls and stone work. In addition, St Marlo also made the list of Top 10 "Best New Courses" according to Golf Digest.

*Amenities: Golf, dining, swim, tennis

 

ST IVES

Homes for Sale in St Ives

Location: Johns Creek

Schools: Wilson Creek ES, Autrey Mill, John’s Creek HS

Special Attributes: Yet another Tom Fazio design, this 18-hole course is conducive to all levels of play and is extremely walkable. Members love the two-tiered driving range, plush putting green and sand trap bunker for extra practice. In addition, the clubhouse and dining area are beautifully landscaped including 2 waterfalls which make for a stunning view whether playing golf or relaxing. 

*Amenities: Golf, tennis, swim, dining

 

WHITE COLUMNS 

Homes for Sale in White Columns

Location: Milton

Schools: Birmingham Falls, Northwestern, Cambridge

Special Attributes: This 18-hole course was designed by Tom Fazio and is recognized as one of the top golf courses in Georgia. The community includes large lots and is very family friendly!

*Amenities: Golf, pool, tennis, dining, (Part of Atlanta’s Sequoia Club- a premium multi-club membership platform that includes The Manor Golf & Country Club, White Columns Country Club, and Atlanta National Golf Club)

 

THE GOLF CLUB OF GA/ LAKE WINDWARD: 

Homes for Sale in Windward Community

Location: Alpharetta

Schools: Lake Windward ES, Webb Bridge MS, Alpharetta HS

Special Attributes: A hidden gem! This course was designed by Arthur Hills and is nestled on over 3,000 acres! The Windward community includes 44 unique neighborhoods and is located near the Halcyon shopping/dining center.

*Amenities: Golf, tennis, pool, lake, marina, close to restaurants and shopping

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