Welcome to a place where you can hear yourself think-along with the buzz of honeybees, the babble of playful creeks and gentle breezes wafting through stands of magnolias. It is a quiet retreat, spanning 2,000 acres near Georgia’s second-largest lake, and divulges the secret delights of a rural lifestyle to all who take the time to listen. This is The BriarRosesm.
Whether you are here for a weekend or several weeks at a time, our resort encourages you to slow down and reconnect with the principles and values, desires and dreams, of a simpler time. Our 16-room BriarRose Lodge welcomes travelers with rustic ambience and modern furnishings, surrounded by the world-class hunting and fishing of our rural hamlet. Relax downstairs in the bar, enjoy a game of cards or billiards, or just settle into the soothing waters of our hot tub. Mornings find our guests gathered at the peaceful Grist Mill to relish the views, or on our nine-hole golf course overlooking the Oconee River Valley. Afternoons might call for a traditional Southern Quail or upland game hunt, followed by storytelling on the back porch of our Sporting Lodge. An afternoon swim in The BriarRose Pool, or practice at the World Class Game Clays CourseTM, The BriarRose holds wonders in store for every visitor.
This sportsman’s paradise is easier to reach than you could dream. From Atlanta, hop onto I-20 and enjoy an easy, 1.5 hours drive to our front gate. Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is 90 minutes away, and consistently ranks in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Top 10 airports for on-time performance. That means, by midmorning you can be sipping a sweet tea on the verandah, or gearing up for the day’s hunt.
This 9-hole, Roy Case designed golf course treats enthusiasts to sweeping views of the Oconee River Valley. The BriarRose course offers five different tee boxes on each hole, challenging golfers of all skill levels.
- ·9-hole Golf Course
- ·Roy Case Design
- ·30-Mile Panoramic Views of the Oconee River Valley
- ·Practice Facility
Short Game Practice Area
- ·Score Card