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Golfing in Metro Atlanta’s DeKalb County

DeKalb County, Georgia, on metro Atlanta’s east side, has several of the best golf courses in the metro area. Two of the best choices are located within popular Stone Mountain Park. Another fine choice is a semi-private course located in Tucker, Georgia. DeKalb County owns two municipal courses that are very popular with golfers.

Stone Mountain Golf Club is located within Stone Mountain Park, one of Atlanta’s most popular family attractions. There are two championship 18-hole courses, Stonemont and Lakemont. The Stonemont course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. It is a classic, challenging course that has consistently been rated four stars by Golf Digest. The course is gently rolling with Bermuda fairways and Bentgrass greens. The course plays par 70/71 over 6,863 yards. The par 71, 6,444 yard Lakemont course is a little less demanding. Golfers will enjoy beautiful views of scenic Stone Mountain Lake and the Confederate Memorial carvings on the mountain. Water comes into play on many of the holes. Other facilities at Stone Mountain Golf Club include a clubhouse with full service restaurant and a fully stocked pro shop. In season green fees (Mar.-Nov.) are $45 on weekdays and $59 on weekends. Off season rates (Dec., Jan., and Feb.) are $39 on weekdays and $49 on weekends. Afternoon rates are lower. Stone Mountain Park charges a $10 parking fee.

Heritage Golf Links, formerly Celebrity Golf Club International, is a semi-private golf club located at 4445 Britt Road in Tucker, Georgia. The club has 27 holes of golf and a lighted driving range. The course layout is rolling, with many holes bordering a large lake. The greens are Bentgrass. Other amenities include a clubhouse, snack bar, and pro shop. Green fees are $55 on Monday-Thursday from March-November. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday rates are $65. December-February rates are $45 on Monday-Thursday and $55 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Nine hole rates are available.

DeKalb County Parks and Recreation owns two public golf courses. Each course has Bentgrass greens and full service practice facilities with driving range, putting green, and practice bunker. Other amenities include full service clubhouse with snack bar, pro shop, lockers, and showers. Both courses allow walking. Mystery Valley Golf Club is located at 6094 Shadowrock Drive in Lithonia, Georgia. This popular course near Stone Mountain has hosted some fairly large state tournaments. The 18-hole par 72 course is gently rolling and plays 6,700 yards. Green fees are $38 on weekdays and $45 on weekends and holidays. Carts are $13. Discounts are available for juniors and seniors. Sugar Creek Golf Club is located at 2706 Bouldercrest Road. The 18-hole par 71 course plays 6,318 yards. Green fees are $23 on weekdays and $29 on weekends and holidays. Carts are $13. Sugar Creek also has an excellent tennis facility.

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