Golf Course Photo, Chattahoochee Golf Club, Gainesville, 30506
Chattahoochee Golf Club
Played on January 2019
301 Tommy Aaron Dr Sw, Gainesville, Georgia, 30506
1 Ranking
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Brian Clark

$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2019 at 2:00 PM

Was told that the legendary PGA Tommy Aaron lives and plays here....Both True. I had to play here and was not the course. (No Tommy today).

With eight (8) tee boxes you can pick your yardage from 7,115yd/73.9/131 down to 4,817yd/67.8/114 on this Par 36/36 rolling 1960 Robert Trent Jones Sr layout.

With the soggy conditions, thanks to the last 16 hrs of rain, I chose the Whites at 6,108yd/69.4/122 and was still challenged as it was all carry today. The well defined fairways had generous landing areas with good yardage markers down the middle. Greens rolled smooth (8-9), held great, were well protected by sand and being elevated. It seems that every approach to the greens was uphill and 1-2 extra club was needed.

The Front 9 played to 3,057yds and although short, it protected itself well by throwing you off by the uphill yardage...changeups. The number 1 hcp hole #7 a 398yd Par 4 is a tough dog leg left with a 200-240yd carry to corner to see the elevated green, 50%u2019 above the fairway. If you try to cut the corner a ravine awaits you on the side and front of hill. The homes here are well back from the fairways and strangely not near the greens. The #9 Par 4 played 405yds and the 2nd shot requires extra 2-3 club to hit the promise land.

The Back 9 at 3,051yds was very much the same design as the front, being uphill shots to protected greens. The #15 a 542yd Par 5 plays downhill straight away and sets up for a easy par. The#17 is a Big downhill 165-210yd Par 3 that will hold whatever shot you throw at it.

Would love to play here with dryer conditions and see this course in its tournament condition. Ended up shooting 40/40 w/36 putts by using some Ping i3 clubs that the starter David let me use, Thanks. If you%u2019re in the Gainesville, GA area, stop in and maybe Tommy will be sharing some stories or show you how he stills shoots his age.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
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Rank ID # : 029411