Orchard Golf & Country Club (The), Private, 706-754-3156
Established in 1989, opened for play in 1991, the 1100-acre master planned Private Country Club community located in Clarkesville, GA, is in one of the nations top-rated retirement communities. Nestled up against the Chattahoochee National Forest at the base of the Appalachian Mountains, the golf course was created amid apple orchards, annual flowering trees, shrubs, and cool running mountain streams. The creeks that wind throughout the property sustained the working cattle farm/orchard it once was and are now home to deer and other wildlife.
The eighteen-hole championship layout is a journey through picturesque mountains making it the absolute golfing experience and nature at its best. Five sets of elevated tees, bermuda fairways, and flawless bentgrass greens guarded by white sand bunkers were designed and built by famed golf course architect, Dan Maples.
With 4 tennis courts, a community swimming pool, fully stocked pro shop, and cafe; The Orchard offers the total country club experience.
Apple Mountain Resort & Golf Club, Resort, 706-754-2255
Carved through towering stands of pine, cedar, and madrone, the golf course offers some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere. Snow-capped mountain views complement a challenging layout to capture the golfer’s attention throughout their round. This is a truly championship course offering breathtaking views, full of wildlife and the wonders of nature.
Located in the heart of the Apple Hill and rush regions of the historic Sierra Nevada foothills, Apple Mountain Golf Resort provides a convenient, year-round escape for the northern California golfer. The combination of the natural surrounding beauty, our attentive staff, and a fun and friendly atmosphere serves up a golf experience you won’t soon forget!