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If you count all of them, there are a total of 437 fantastic golf courses in Georgia – but as it turns out, only 4 of them are in Acworth. Now, the city may not be home to the most courses, but the few that you’ll find here and those in the surrounding areas are still pretty great. Let’s have a look at the courses in and around Acworth for an idea of what to expect on your next golf trip. 

Golf Courses in Acworth

1. Cobblestone Golf Course

Access: Public
Site: cobblestonegolf.com

Not only is the beautiful Cobblestone Golf Course the only public course in Acworth, but it’s also one of the most popular in North Atlanta. You’ll find this long-standing favorite on the banks of the majestic Lake Acworth, where it has been stealing the hearts of golfers since 1993. It has always been a gem, but it wasn’t until after the course’s big renovation in 2010 that it started reaping in awards and accolades. 

Cobblestone’s immaculate Champion Bermuda greens and indescribable lakefront Ken Dye design has earned it a Four-Star rating by Golf Digest. It also got a spot in the list of Top 100 Courses You Can Play by Golf Magazine and a mention in Golfweek’s list of the Best Municipal Courses in The US. There was another notable renovation in 2021, when the clubhouse was expanded and they added brand-new practice areas. 

2. Bentwater Golf Club

Access: Private
Site: bentwatergolf.com

Bentwater Golf Club is a true Acworth gem situated near Marietta and Kennesaw, where it offers a full 6,896 yards of play from the back tees. The parkland-style design by Mike Dasher opened in 2000, featuring unbeatable views of the Red Top Mountain. The course is renowned for its water features and the on-site family friendly dining establishment, known as The Grille. 

3. Brookstone Golf & Country Club

Access: Private
Site: invitedclubs.com

Brookstone is situated in the rolling foothills of the glorious North Georgia Mountains. The par-72 championship layout features 6,815 yards of natural beauty and unmatched golf.

The Larry Nelson and Jeff Brauer designed course was designed back in 1988, which makes it the oldest course in Acworth. The design takes advantage of the natural contours and mature trees, providing a challenging yet enjoyable experience from the first hole to the last. 

4. Governors Towne Club

Access: Private
Site: governorstowneclub.com

Governors Towne is a gated and exclusive club that lies just 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta. This world-class course, designed by Kenneth G. Horton and two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange, features 18 playable yet challenging holes. The course was designed in 2004, which makes it the youngest golf course in Acworth, but it doesn’t hold back when it comes to yardage, measuring at 7,250 yards. 

The dramatic elevation changes from hole to hole catch your attention, while the cascading creeks pull you in even further. From the majestic forest that surrounds the course to the immaculate greens that embrace the rolling terrain, everything about this Acworth gem just screams beauty and excitement. 

Golf Courses near Acworth

1. Pinetree Country Club

Access: Private
Site: pinetreecc.org 

Back in 1962, Chick Adams designed and opened this 18-hole championship course that stood second to none. This course was so great that it was chosen to host the 2014 Georgia open and the Georgia State Amateur Championship – four times! 

In 2007, the work began as Bill Bergin started renovating the Kennesaw course to give us the 7,108-yard championship par-72 golf course that challenges us today. The modern-day course features natural beauty from the rolling hills and sparkling ponds to the native hardwoods and Georgia pines. 

2. Woodland Hills Golf Club

Access: Semi-Private
Site: woodlandhills-golf.com

Have you ever wondered what happened to the beautiful 18-hole Royal Oaks course in Cartersville? It’s now known as Woodland Hills Golf Club at Carter Grove. This challenging yet forgiving course features gently contoured bentgrass greens and hilly Bermuda fairways. The design incorporates the bunkers and water hazards to provide you with a challenge like no other. 

3. City Club Marietta

Access: Public
Site: cityclubmarietta.com

This public Marietta-based golf course is a mountainous beauty designed by Mike Palmer. The design takes advantage of the natural landscape, while the short yet captivating 5,721-yard par 71 layout focuses on challenging players of all skill levels. You’ll notice that the surrounding natural scenery creates a tranquil and serene atmosphere but things change as you come across the strategic water hazards and sand traps. 

4. Towne Lake Hills Golf Club

Access: Semi-Private
Site: townelakehillsgc.com

Arthur Hills took on the challenge of crafting this beauty back in 1994. He went to work by skillfully designing the Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens to incorporate the rolling green hills and wooded countryside of Woodstock. The natural beauty takes your breath away but you’re brought back to reality really fast as the challenge of this layout creeps up on you hole after hole. 

5. Marietta Country Club 

Access: Private
Site: mariettacountryclub.org

Marietta Country Club is home to not 9, not 18, but a whopping total of 27 holes of spectacular golf. All 27 of the holes work together to create the perfect par-72 course that measures at a total of 6,848 yards. This beauty was designed and opened in 1915 by Robert Cupp and it lies on Civil War era farmland. You can play any combination of the three nines or take on all of them as they provide a challenge that comes with views of the Kennesaw Mountains and some breathtaking lakes. 

It’s clear that the 4 courses in Acworth and the 5 surrounding the city are really great. However, it turns out that there are even better options in some of the other cities in this state. Check out our list of the best golf courses in Georgia for more options and great recommendations if you’re looking for something a little further away from Acworth.

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