Georgia Mountain Golf

by | Jun 26, 2023 | Where to Play

Don’t underestimate the golfing opportunities in the southern Appalachian Mountains of Georgia. While North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are often at the top of the list, the Peach State also boasts some truly outstanding mountain courses. Georgia is home to three exceptional mountain golf destinations – namely Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris, Valhalla Golf Club in Helen, and the Sky Valley Country Club in Sky Valley, all a part of the Georgia Golf Trail.

“There isn’t a better golf getaway, especially in the late spring, summer, and early fall, than North Georgia,” said Doug Hollandsworth, Founder of Georgia Golf Trail. “Georgia’s mountain golf courses are terrific.”

Nestled amidst the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in Young Harris, Georgia, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is a tranquil retreat that seamlessly blends luxury, natural beauty, and recreational activities. Surrounded by 500 acres of pristine forest, this picturesque resort offers a range of amenities designed to cater to the needs of every guest. The highlight of the resort is its championship golf course that winds its way through wildlife preserves, ponds, and streams where players can tee off amidst breathtaking mountain vistas and meticulously maintained fairways. For those seeking relaxation, the resort’s Equani Spa provides a sanctuary of rejuvenation with various pampering treatments and therapies. Nature enthusiasts can explore the surrounding trails, ride horseback, or embark on fishing adventures at the stocked pond. In addition, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa offers exceptional dining options, comfortable accommodations, and a warm and attentive staff, ensuring that every moment of your stay is both memorable and enjoyable. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, rest and relaxation, or a luxurious getaway, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is the perfect destination to unwind and immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Valhalla Resort: Lose yourself in an inspiring mountain setting that’s nothing short of regal.

Valhalla Resort is a serene haven situated in the Nacoochee Valley and surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. The breathtaking views and peaceful ambiance are sure to calm your soul. Experience the wonders of Valhalla and discover the South’s warm hospitality, premium amenities, timeless luxury, and authentic charm. Experience the ultimate golfing experience at one of the most spectacular golf courses in North Georgia, meandering through the Blue Ridge Mountains; this Helen, Georgia, golf course blends fun play with stunning scenery.

Sky Valley Country Club, located in the enchanting Sky Valley community of Rabun County, Georgia, offers a captivating golfing experience amidst the stunning beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This hidden gem is renowned for its challenging yet playable golf course designed by Bill Watts. With its elevation changes, tree-lined fairways, and meticulously manicured greens, Sky Valley provides a picturesque and serene setting for golfers of all skill levels. The course is known for its strategic layout, offering scenic views and strategic shot-making opportunities. With this course’s highest elevation in Georgia, it is significantly cooler than courses elsewhere in the state. Beyond golf, Sky Valley Country Club offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with exceptional amenities such as a clubhouse, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.

A perfect place to eat any meal in North Georgia is The Dillard House, which is located in Dillard. The Dillard House is a renowned destination that seamlessly combines Southern hospitality, comfort, and delicious cuisine. This family-owned and operated establishment has welcomed guests for over a century, offering a charming and inviting retreat. The Dillard House is famous for its mouthwatering Southern-style meals, featuring farm-fresh ingredients and homemade recipes that have been passed down through generations. In addition to the fine food, The Dillard House offers a memorable experience that captures the essence of Southern charm.

Once you’ve explored the beautiful destinations along the Georgia Golf Trail, saying goodbye to Georgia won’t be easy. But you’ll definitely be left with the desire to come back and experience it all over again.

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About the Author

<a href="" target="_self">Mike May</a>

Mike May

Mike May is a freelance golf writer based in Wellington, Florida. Mike, a frequent golfer, and travel writer is the editor-in-chief of the Indiana Golf Journal, a correspondent for Golf Central Magazine, a senior writer for Team Insight Magazine, a contributor to Midwest Golfing Magazine, and a correspondent for both the Michigan and Ohio Golf Journals. He is also a member of the Golf Writers Association of America. Mike traces his roots as a golf writer to The 1983 (British) Open Championship which was held at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club near Southport, England. He attended all four days of the event and then voluntarily wrote his own account of that major championship. In addition to being a golf writer, Mike is a broadcaster for high school sports in Florida, officiates high school soccer in Florida, and works in the scoring division of R2 Innovative Technologies, which implements and oversees scoring at LPGA golf tournaments. As an avid exercise enthusiast, he also serves on the board of directors of PHIT America, which is focused on bringing daily P.E. back to all U.S. schools. Mike is a 1985 graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a degree in broadcasting. Mike can be reached by email at: