Golf is enormously popular here, as the numerous courses attest.
Bobby Jones Golf Course. Named after the famed golfer and Atlanta native and occupying a portion of the site of the Civil War's Battle of Peachtree Creek, this is the only public course within sight of downtown Atlanta. Despite having some of the area's worst fairways and greens, the immensely popular course is always crowded. 384 Woodward Way, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, 30305. PHONE: 404/355-1009. bobbyjones.americangolf.com. 18 holes. 6455 yds. Par 71. Green Fee: $27-$50. Facilities: Putting green, pitching area, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro shop, golf academy/lessons.
North Fulton Golf Course. This course has one of the best layouts in the area. It's at Chastain Park, within the Interstate 285 perimeter. 216 W. Wieuca Rd. NW, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, 30342. PHONE: 404/255-0723. northfulton.americangolf.com. 18 holes. 6570 yds. Par 71. Green Fee: $24-$27.25. Facilities: Pro shop, golf carts, rental clubs, golf academy/lessons.
Stone Mountain Golf Club. Stonemont, with several challenging and scenic holes, is the better of the two courses here (the other is Lakemont). 1145 Stonewall Jackson Dr., Stone Mountain, GA, 30083. PHONE: 770/465-3272. www.stonemountaingolf.com. 18 holes. 6837 yds. Par 70. Green Fee: $49-$64. Facilities: Driving range, putting green, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro shop, golf academy/lessons.