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Typically you would need 6 or so memebers to vouche for you and then go on a wait list. 

> @maga_golfer said:

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> Dazedniteman574 wrote:

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> I didn't want to start a new thread but I thought I'd ask for input here. Live in north midtown / south Buckhead area and am looking to join a club somewhere. Hoping to spend <$340 per month with initiation less than $5,000. Needless to say, everything that's affordable will be OTP and ~30-40 minutes away depending on traffic.

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> I've played at while looking and am considering:

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> 1. Rivermont - great course conditions and quality. The biggest downside is their range and practice facilities. Short and not that good. As someone who is ~16 handicap, I know that I need to practice and play more to get better. Not sure how much quality practice I can do here. I really enjoy the fact that it seems like you're secluded and don't see houses from the course. Another downside, though not a deal breaker, is that the facilities are dated in appearance and you don't really get to enjoy anything except the golf. Again, not a deal breaker but something I'm considering. They told me they get ~36,000 rounds per year. I don't know how much this is and how difficult it will be to get a tee time or a walk-up during the week, but I do know that this is higher than some of the other clubs I've looked at.

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> 2. Pinetree - Great conditions and quality of the course. Practice facilities and range is much better than Rivermont. They also have tennis and a pool and a more updated clubhouse. Same distance/time away as Rivermont (well, it may be about 5 minutes shorter depending on the time of day). Only hesitation here is that my dad is moving back to Georgia in about 2 years and I've considered the idea of switching clubs (unless I'm in love with a club) to play with him weekly. I don't know how quickly I would grow tired of playing the same course for 5+ years in a row. But with their cheap initiation fees and monthly dues, making a switch to here isn't a barrier. They said they get ~26,000 rounds per year

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> 3. The Standard Club - by far the best course I've played while searching for a club. The facilities, course, clubhouse were impeccable. This course is ~10 minutes further away than Pinetree and Rivermont which is really pushing the distance for me (37-45 minutes typically). The biggest hesitation here (aside from the distance) is they seem to be struggling financially. They only have 410 members (16,000 rounds annually -- seemed like I was the only one out on the course when I played which I loved), but the various fees and rates are increasing. Dues are about to increase ~10%, they're about to issue an assessment to members, and when I asked about holding my dues steady for 2 years and whether I could be shielded from assessments for a short period of time, the GM denied that request. The dues are higher here than the other two (not by much though) but the unknown due and assessment increases worry me. Also seems to be an older club (member age) -- not a deal breaker, but something I did notice.

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> Courses I haven't played yet but are financially within range it seems:

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> 1. Berkeley Hills - This keeps coming up as a recommendation, Haven't had an opportunity to get out and play

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> 2. Governors Towne Club - their associate memberships are very affordable compared to the others (a bit less so when you add in the $100/month F&B minimum). Played here over a year ago and I remember I really liked it and the facility. 10 minutes further away than Rivermont and Pinetree.

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> 3. Horseshoe Bend - I would have one year in a tier where it's financially in line with the other clubs, but then it jumps $200/mo. I've asked if we could be tiered based on my fiance's age and am hoping that there can be an exception made. If not then I have to exclude this club. If so, then this enters the mix.

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> Are there any other clubs I'm missing that are out there that would be affordable for me? I'm 31 and my fiance is 3 years younger which puts us in a lot of the young executive / junior categories.

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> Of the courses on the list, what do people think? Any experiences that you've had that I should know about or anything I should consider?

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> Things that are important to me:

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> 1. Quality of the course (lush fairways that are nice to hit off, good layouts, I prefer a bit more isolated and not necessarily lined with homes, greens that are well maintained with no ball marks on the greens)

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> 2. Practice facilities with short game practice areas for chipping and pitching up to 50-100 yards - I know I need to practice to get better so I want an area where I can hit off grass and work on my short game which needs to be worked on.

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> 3. Quick pace of play - I'm tired of 5+ hour rounds at the public courses. I'd like to play a 4 or sub-4 hour round.

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> 4. Members - I'd love to find a group of guys around my age that I could play with and socialize with

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> 5. Financial security - I don't want to be in jeopardy of unexpected thousand dollar plus assessments or increasing costs.

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> 6. Quality of Clubhouse - I'd like a nice bar area with TVs to hang out and spend time with people after a round

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> 7. Other amenities (pool, tennis, fitness) - maybe this could or should be a bit higher, but I do want my finance to be able to come and spend time here if I can't get her to get involved and love golf like I do. I'd also like for a place where I could spend time and do things other than just golf

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> Thanks for any advice or suggestions

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> You might want to look at Ansley/Settindown. A long time ago I played at Settindown when they were building the clubhouse. It's a great course. I haven't been back in quite a while and don't know what the cost would be, but I would guess it's more than you said you wanted to spend. They have a small in-town course as well near the north end of the connector, which would be nice as you live in south buckhead. The drawback for you is the drive north. I found that you hit traffic if you tried to get there in the afternoon. Makes the trip north a day-trip. I'm sure it's only gotten worse. I think you'll face that problem with all the north-side courses.

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> Ansley is going to be a $48k initiation based on his age spread out over until the age of 40. Dues are going to be $440ish, plus capital dues, service fees other golf services fees.

 

Ansley is $70k, but that gets you access to both Ansley and Settindown Creek golf courses. Settindown only (but allow use of the Ansley clubhouse dining) is $30k initiation.

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> @Carson33 said:

> > @maga_golfer said:

> > cxx wrote:

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> > Dazedniteman574 wrote:

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> > I didn't want to start a new thread but I thought I'd ask for input here. Live in north midtown / south Buckhead area and am looking to join a club somewhere. Hoping to spend <$340 per month with initiation less than $5,000. Needless to say, everything that's affordable will be OTP and ~30-40 minutes away depending on traffic.

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> > I've played at while looking and am considering:

> >

> > 1. Rivermont - great course conditions and quality. The biggest downside is their range and practice facilities. Short and not that good. As someone who is ~16 handicap, I know that I need to practice and play more to get better. Not sure how much quality practice I can do here. I really enjoy the fact that it seems like you're secluded and don't see houses from the course. Another downside, though not a deal breaker, is that the facilities are dated in appearance and you don't really get to enjoy anything except the golf. Again, not a deal breaker but something I'm considering. They told me they get ~36,000 rounds per year. I don't know how much this is and how difficult it will be to get a tee time or a walk-up during the week, but I do know that this is higher than some of the other clubs I've looked at.

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> > 2. Pinetree - Great conditions and quality of the course. Practice facilities and range is much better than Rivermont. They also have tennis and a pool and a more updated clubhouse. Same distance/time away as Rivermont (well, it may be about 5 minutes shorter depending on the time of day). Only hesitation here is that my dad is moving back to Georgia in about 2 years and I've considered the idea of switching clubs (unless I'm in love with a club) to play with him weekly. I don't know how quickly I would grow tired of playing the same course for 5+ years in a row. But with their cheap initiation fees and monthly dues, making a switch to here isn't a barrier. They said they get ~26,000 rounds per year

> >

> > 3. The Standard Club - by far the best course I've played while searching for a club. The facilities, course, clubhouse were impeccable. This course is ~10 minutes further away than Pinetree and Rivermont which is really pushing the distance for me (37-45 minutes typically). The biggest hesitation here (aside from the distance) is they seem to be struggling financially. They only have 410 members (16,000 rounds annually -- seemed like I was the only one out on the course when I played which I loved), but the various fees and rates are increasing. Dues are about to increase ~10%, they're about to issue an assessment to members, and when I asked about holding my dues steady for 2 years and whether I could be shielded from assessments for a short period of time, the GM denied that request. The dues are higher here than the other two (not by much though) but the unknown due and assessment increases worry me. Also seems to be an older club (member age) -- not a deal breaker, but something I did notice.

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> > Courses I haven't played yet but are financially within range it seems:

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> > 1. Berkeley Hills - This keeps coming up as a recommendation, Haven't had an opportunity to get out and play

> >

> > 2. Governors Towne Club - their associate memberships are very affordable compared to the others (a bit less so when you add in the $100/month F&B minimum). Played here over a year ago and I remember I really liked it and the facility. 10 minutes further away than Rivermont and Pinetree.

> >

> > 3. Horseshoe Bend - I would have one year in a tier where it's financially in line with the other clubs, but then it jumps $200/mo. I've asked if we could be tiered based on my fiance's age and am hoping that there can be an exception made. If not then I have to exclude this club. If so, then this enters the mix.

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> > Are there any other clubs I'm missing that are out there that would be affordable for me? I'm 31 and my fiance is 3 years younger which puts us in a lot of the young executive / junior categories.

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> > Of the courses on the list, what do people think? Any experiences that you've had that I should know about or anything I should consider?

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> > Things that are important to me:

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> > 1. Quality of the course (lush fairways that are nice to hit off, good layouts, I prefer a bit more isolated and not necessarily lined with homes, greens that are well maintained with no ball marks on the greens)

> >

> > 2. Practice facilities with short game practice areas for chipping and pitching up to 50-100 yards - I know I need to practice to get better so I want an area where I can hit off grass and work on my short game which needs to be worked on.

> >

> > 3. Quick pace of play - I'm tired of 5+ hour rounds at the public courses. I'd like to play a 4 or sub-4 hour round.

> >

> > 4. Members - I'd love to find a group of guys around my age that I could play with and socialize with

> >

> > 5. Financial security - I don't want to be in jeopardy of unexpected thousand dollar plus assessments or increasing costs.

> >

> > 6. Quality of Clubhouse - I'd like a nice bar area with TVs to hang out and spend time with people after a round

> >

> > 7. Other amenities (pool, tennis, fitness) - maybe this could or should be a bit higher, but I do want my finance to be able to come and spend time here if I can't get her to get involved and love golf like I do. I'd also like for a place where I could spend time and do things other than just golf

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> > Thanks for any advice or suggestions

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> > You might want to look at Ansley/Settindown. A long time ago I played at Settindown when they were building the clubhouse. It's a great course. I haven't been back in quite a while and don't know what the cost would be, but I would guess it's more than you said you wanted to spend. They have a small in-town course as well near the north end of the connector, which would be nice as you live in south buckhead. The drawback for you is the drive north. I found that you hit traffic if you tried to get there in the afternoon. Makes the trip north a day-trip. I'm sure it's only gotten worse. I think you'll face that problem with all the north-side courses.

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> > Ansley is going to be a $48k initiation based on his age spread out over until the age of 40. Dues are going to be $440ish, plus capital dues, service fees other golf services fees.

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> Ansley is $70k, but that gets you access to both Ansley and Settindown Creek golf courses. Settindown only (but allow use of the Ansley clubhouse dining) is $30k initiation.

 

They should fall in the Intermediate categories under either name. It'd be $40k (~28 years old) or $48k (~31 years old) depending on if they go under his wife or his name. Full membership is $70k+, you are correct there. (my numbers are a little more than a year old, so I could be off, but Ansley has historically had a very good intermediate program)

 

 

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> @maga_golfer said:

> > @Carson33 said:

> > > @maga_golfer said:

> > > cxx wrote:

> > >

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> > > Dazedniteman574 wrote:

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> > >

> > >

> > > I didn't want to start a new thread but I thought I'd ask for input here. Live in north midtown / south Buckhead area and am looking to join a club somewhere. Hoping to spend <$340 per month with initiation less than $5,000. Needless to say, everything that's affordable will be OTP and ~30-40 minutes away depending on traffic.

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > > I've played at while looking and am considering:

> > >

> > > 1. Rivermont - great course conditions and quality. The biggest downside is their range and practice facilities. Short and not that good. As someone who is ~16 handicap, I know that I need to practice and play more to get better. Not sure how much quality practice I can do here. I really enjoy the fact that it seems like you're secluded and don't see houses from the course. Another downside, though not a deal breaker, is that the facilities are dated in appearance and you don't really get to enjoy anything except the golf. Again, not a deal breaker but something I'm considering. They told me they get ~36,000 rounds per year. I don't know how much this is and how difficult it will be to get a tee time or a walk-up during the week, but I do know that this is higher than some of the other clubs I've looked at.

> > >

> > > 2. Pinetree - Great conditions and quality of the course. Practice facilities and range is much better than Rivermont. They also have tennis and a pool and a more updated clubhouse. Same distance/time away as Rivermont (well, it may be about 5 minutes shorter depending on the time of day). Only hesitation here is that my dad is moving back to Georgia in about 2 years and I've considered the idea of switching clubs (unless I'm in love with a club) to play with him weekly. I don't know how quickly I would grow tired of playing the same course for 5+ years in a row. But with their cheap initiation fees and monthly dues, making a switch to here isn't a barrier. They said they get ~26,000 rounds per year

> > >

> > > 3. The Standard Club - by far the best course I've played while searching for a club. The facilities, course, clubhouse were impeccable. This course is ~10 minutes further away than Pinetree and Rivermont which is really pushing the distance for me (37-45 minutes typically). The biggest hesitation here (aside from the distance) is they seem to be struggling financially. They only have 410 members (16,000 rounds annually -- seemed like I was the only one out on the course when I played which I loved), but the various fees and rates are increasing. Dues are about to increase ~10%, they're about to issue an assessment to members, and when I asked about holding my dues steady for 2 years and whether I could be shielded from assessments for a short period of time, the GM denied that request. The dues are higher here than the other two (not by much though) but the unknown due and assessment increases worry me. Also seems to be an older club (member age) -- not a deal breaker, but something I did notice.

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > > Courses I haven't played yet but are financially within range it seems:

> > >

> > > 1. Berkeley Hills - This keeps coming up as a recommendation, Haven't had an opportunity to get out and play

> > >

> > > 2. Governors Towne Club - their associate memberships are very affordable compared to the others (a bit less so when you add in the $100/month F&B minimum). Played here over a year ago and I remember I really liked it and the facility. 10 minutes further away than Rivermont and Pinetree.

> > >

> > > 3. Horseshoe Bend - I would have one year in a tier where it's financially in line with the other clubs, but then it jumps $200/mo. I've asked if we could be tiered based on my fiance's age and am hoping that there can be an exception made. If not then I have to exclude this club. If so, then this enters the mix.

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > > Are there any other clubs I'm missing that are out there that would be affordable for me? I'm 31 and my fiance is 3 years younger which puts us in a lot of the young executive / junior categories.

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > > Of the courses on the list, what do people think? Any experiences that you've had that I should know about or anything I should consider?

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > > Things that are important to me:

> > >

> > > 1. Quality of the course (lush fairways that are nice to hit off, good layouts, I prefer a bit more isolated and not necessarily lined with homes, greens that are well maintained with no ball marks on the greens)

> > >

> > > 2. Practice facilities with short game practice areas for chipping and pitching up to 50-100 yards - I know I need to practice to get better so I want an area where I can hit off grass and work on my short game which needs to be worked on.

> > >

> > > 3. Quick pace of play - I'm tired of 5+ hour rounds at the public courses. I'd like to play a 4 or sub-4 hour round.

> > >

> > > 4. Members - I'd love to find a group of guys around my age that I could play with and socialize with

> > >

> > > 5. Financial security - I don't want to be in jeopardy of unexpected thousand dollar plus assessments or increasing costs.

> > >

> > > 6. Quality of Clubhouse - I'd like a nice bar area with TVs to hang out and spend time with people after a round

> > >

> > > 7. Other amenities (pool, tennis, fitness) - maybe this could or should be a bit higher, but I do want my finance to be able to come and spend time here if I can't get her to get involved and love golf like I do. I'd also like for a place where I could spend time and do things other than just golf

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > > Thanks for any advice or suggestions

> > >

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> > >

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> > >

> > > You might want to look at Ansley/Settindown. A long time ago I played at Settindown when they were building the clubhouse. It's a great course. I haven't been back in quite a while and don't know what the cost would be, but I would guess it's more than you said you wanted to spend. They have a small in-town course as well near the north end of the connector, which would be nice as you live in south buckhead. The drawback for you is the drive north. I found that you hit traffic if you tried to get there in the afternoon. Makes the trip north a day-trip. I'm sure it's only gotten worse. I think you'll face that problem with all the north-side courses.

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> > > Ansley is going to be a $48k initiation based on his age spread out over until the age of 40. Dues are going to be $440ish, plus capital dues, service fees other golf services fees.

> >

> > Ansley is $70k, but that gets you access to both Ansley and Settindown Creek golf courses. Settindown only (but allow use of the Ansley clubhouse dining) is $30k initiation.

>

> They should fall in the Intermediate categories under either name. It'd be $40k (~28 years old) or $48k (~31 years old) depending on if they go under his wife or his name. Full membership is $70k+, you are correct there. (my numbers are a little more than a year old, so I could be off, but Ansley has historically had a very good intermediate program)

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Yes, you are correct. I forgot about his age and the membership for younger members. I used to be on the membership committee, but it has been about 4 years since I dropped off the committee and I have not kept up with it as much. Thank you for the clarification to my statements.

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Titleist TSi3 - 15* - Tour AD IZ
Titleist TS3 Hybrid - Even Flow
Titleist U500 - 4 iron, DG Tour Issue X-100
Titleist T100s 5-9, DG Tour Issue X-100
Titleist Vokey SM8 RAW - 46*, 50*, 56*, 60*, DG Tour Issue X-100 & S-400
Scotty Cameron 009 

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> @Carson33 said:

> > @maga_golfer said:

> > > @Carson33 said:

> > > > @maga_golfer said:

> > > > cxx wrote:

> > > >

> > > >

> > > > Dazedniteman574 wrote:

> > > >

> > > >

> > > >

> > > > I didn't want to start a new thread but I thought I'd ask for input here. Live in north midtown / south Buckhead area and am looking to join a club somewhere. Hoping to spend <$340 per month with initiation less than $5,000. Needless to say, everything that's affordable will be OTP and ~30-40 minutes away depending on traffic.

> > > >

> > > >

> > > >

> > > > I've played at while looking and am considering:

> > > >

> > > > 1. Rivermont - great course conditions and quality. The biggest downside is their range and practice facilities. Short and not that good. As someone who is ~16 handicap, I know that I need to practice and play more to get better. Not sure how much quality practice I can do here. I really enjoy the fact that it seems like you're secluded and don't see houses from the course. Another downside, though not a deal breaker, is that the facilities are dated in appearance and you don't really get to enjoy anything except the golf. Again, not a deal breaker but something I'm considering. They told me they get ~36,000 rounds per year. I don't know how much this is and how difficult it will be to get a tee time or a walk-up during the week, but I do know that this is higher than some of the other clubs I've looked at.

> > > >

> > > > 2. Pinetree - Great conditions and quality of the course. Practice facilities and range is much better than Rivermont. They also have tennis and a pool and a more updated clubhouse. Same distance/time away as Rivermont (well, it may be about 5 minutes shorter depending on the time of day). Only hesitation here is that my dad is moving back to Georgia in about 2 years and I've considered the idea of switching clubs (unless I'm in love with a club) to play with him weekly. I don't know how quickly I would grow tired of playing the same course for 5+ years in a row. But with their cheap initiation fees and monthly dues, making a switch to here isn't a barrier. They said they get ~26,000 rounds per year

> > > >

> > > > 3. The Standard Club - by far the best course I've played while searching for a club. The facilities, course, clubhouse were impeccable. This course is ~10 minutes further away than Pinetree and Rivermont which is really pushing the distance for me (37-45 minutes typically). The biggest hesitation here (aside from the distance) is they seem to be struggling financially. They only have 410 members (16,000 rounds annually -- seemed like I was the only one out on the course when I played which I loved), but the various fees and rates are increasing. Dues are about to increase ~10%, they're about to issue an assessment to members, and when I asked about holding my dues steady for 2 years and whether I could be shielded from assessments for a short period of time, the GM denied that request. The dues are higher here than the other two (not by much though) but the unknown due and assessment increases worry me. Also seems to be an older club (member age) -- not a deal breaker, but something I did notice.

> > > >

> > > >

> > > >

> > > > Courses I haven't played yet but are financially within range it seems:

> > > >

> > > > 1. Berkeley Hills - This keeps coming up as a recommendation, Haven't had an opportunity to get out and play

> > > >

> > > > 2. Governors Towne Club - their associate memberships are very affordable compared to the others (a bit less so when you add in the $100/month F&B minimum). Played here over a year ago and I remember I really liked it and the facility. 10 minutes further away than Rivermont and Pinetree.

> > > >

> > > > 3. Horseshoe Bend - I would have one year in a tier where it's financially in line with the other clubs, but then it jumps $200/mo. I've asked if we could be tiered based on my fiance's age and am hoping that there can be an exception made. If not then I have to exclude this club. If so, then this enters the mix.

> > > >

> > > >

> > > >

> > > > Are there any other clubs I'm missing that are out there that would be affordable for me? I'm 31 and my fiance is 3 years younger which puts us in a lot of the young executive / junior categories.

> > > >

> > > >

> > > >

> > > > Of the courses on the list, what do people think? Any experiences that you've had that I should know about or anything I should consider?

> > > >

> > > >

> > > >

> > > > Things that are important to me:

> > > >

> > > > 1. Quality of the course (lush fairways that are nice to hit off, good layouts, I prefer a bit more isolated and not necessarily lined with homes, greens that are well maintained with no ball marks on the greens)

> > > >

> > > > 2. Practice facilities with short game practice areas for chipping and pitching up to 50-100 yards - I know I need to practice to get better so I want an area where I can hit off grass and work on my short game which needs to be worked on.

> > > >

> > > > 3. Quick pace of play - I'm tired of 5+ hour rounds at the public courses. I'd like to play a 4 or sub-4 hour round.

> > > >

> > > > 4. Members - I'd love to find a group of guys around my age that I could play with and socialize with

> > > >

> > > > 5. Financial security - I don't want to be in jeopardy of unexpected thousand dollar plus assessments or increasing costs.

> > > >

> > > > 6. Quality of Clubhouse - I'd like a nice bar area with TVs to hang out and spend time with people after a round

> > > >

> > > > 7. Other amenities (pool, tennis, fitness) - maybe this could or should be a bit higher, but I do want my finance to be able to come and spend time here if I can't get her to get involved and love golf like I do. I'd also like for a place where I could spend time and do things other than just golf

> > > >

> > > >

> > > >

> > > > Thanks for any advice or suggestions

> > > >

> > > >

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> > > >

> > > > You might want to look at Ansley/Settindown. A long time ago I played at Settindown when they were building the clubhouse. It's a great course. I haven't been back in quite a while and don't know what the cost would be, but I would guess it's more than you said you wanted to spend. They have a small in-town course as well near the north end of the connector, which would be nice as you live in south buckhead. The drawback for you is the drive north. I found that you hit traffic if you tried to get there in the afternoon. Makes the trip north a day-trip. I'm sure it's only gotten worse. I think you'll face that problem with all the north-side courses.

> > > >

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> > > >

> > > >

> > > > Ansley is going to be a $48k initiation based on his age spread out over until the age of 40. Dues are going to be $440ish, plus capital dues, service fees other golf services fees.

> > >

> > > Ansley is $70k, but that gets you access to both Ansley and Settindown Creek golf courses. Settindown only (but allow use of the Ansley clubhouse dining) is $30k initiation.

> >

> > They should fall in the Intermediate categories under either name. It'd be $40k (~28 years old) or $48k (~31 years old) depending on if they go under his wife or his name. Full membership is $70k+, you are correct there. (my numbers are a little more than a year old, so I could be off, but Ansley has historically had a very good intermediate program)

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> Yes, you are correct. I forgot about his age and the membership for younger members. I used to be on the membership committee, but it has been about 4 years since I dropped off the committee and I have not kept up with it as much. Thank you for the clarification to my statements.

 

No worries! I have been looking at pulling the trigger there and been on the fence for a while. I've just hit the last of the intermediates, so I know that I will need to make a decision and get on the waitlist if I end up going there. The 9-hole mid-town course is about as much fun as you can have playing golf in Atlanta. I love it. I know there are other people on here who are lurking and following, so without giving too much away on the process and pricing, I thought it might help if they knew where the initiations stood before contacting the club or not even bothering. You have two awesome facilities and in my opinion one of the absolute best superintendents around. I can't think of too many times where I've been to either golf course in great shape (especially with the change in the grass on the greens a few years ago).

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What are your thoughts on TPC and what it costs? I'm moving to Atlanta in a few months and would be interested in joining somewhere for the right price if it offers the right features. Things that are important to me are a good course, preferably with more than 18 holes and really good practice facilities, plus proximity to Midtown. I'd like to find better players to play with, but I'm not a big gambler (think a dollar or two skins max). Clubhouse, restaurants, etc. don't matter to me at all. My wife likely would rarely visit the course anyhow and the apartment we're moving to has a great fitness center and pool.

 

Places I've considered are Ansley, Capital City, Druid Hills so far, but I'm hesitant to commit to those because I'm not sure I'll be in Atlanta permanently and it would hurt to just lose the $50,000 initiation fee if we end up moving in 5-6 years. Because of that, my price points would be about $20,000 initiation and up to $600 per month. It would also be nice to have good reciprocity with course in other cities, particularly Memphis as my family is there (hence the question about TPC). I'm 27 too, so should qualify for whatever Young Associate memberships are offered.

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> What are your thoughts on TPC and what it costs? I'm moving to Atlanta in a few months and would be interested in joining somewhere for the right price if it offers the right features. Things that are important to me are a good course, preferably with more than 18 holes and really good practice facilities, plus proximity to Midtown. I'd like to find better players to play with, but I'm not a big gambler (think a dollar or two skins max). Clubhouse, restaurants, etc. don't matter to me at all. My wife likely would rarely visit the course anyhow and the apartment we're moving to has a great fitness center and pool.

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> Places I've considered are Ansley, Capital City, Druid Hills so far, but I'm hesitant to commit to those because I'm not sure I'll be in Atlanta permanently and it would hurt to just lose the $50,000 initiation fee if we end up moving in 5-6 years. Because of that, my price points would be about $20,000 initiation and up to $600 per month. It would also be nice to have good reciprocity with course in other cities, particularly Memphis as my family is there (hence the question about TPC). I'm 27 too, so should qualify for whatever Young Associate memberships are offered.

 

TPC Sugarloaf? I think they would be north of 20k and also well north of Midtown.

You're gonna have to look north of town for that low of an initiation even at your age.

Think Dunwoody, Indian Hills, Horseshoe Bend, Rivermont, Roswell CC. Maybe Cherokee CC but I think they have a waiting list right now.

A few of those listed would be well below your budget and probably worth a little drive.

All have what you're looking for except proximity to home.

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> What are your thoughts on TPC and what it costs? I'm moving to Atlanta in a few months and would be interested in joining somewhere for the right price if it offers the right features. Things that are important to me are a good course, preferably with more than 18 holes and really good practice facilities, plus proximity to Midtown. I'd like to find better players to play with, but I'm not a big gambler (think a dollar or two skins max). Clubhouse, restaurants, etc. don't matter to me at all. My wife likely would rarely visit the course anyhow and the apartment we're moving to has a great fitness center and pool.

>

> Places I've considered are Ansley, Capital City, Druid Hills so far, but I'm hesitant to commit to those because I'm not sure I'll be in Atlanta permanently and it would hurt to just lose the $50,000 initiation fee if we end up moving in 5-6 years. Because of that, my price points would be about $20,000 initiation and up to $600 per month. It would also be nice to have good reciprocity with course in other cities, particularly Memphis as my family is there (hence the question about TPC). I'm 27 too, so should qualify for whatever Young Associate memberships are offered.

 

Take a look at Rivermont. It is a great course and not much money to join. However, their practice facility is lacking...but the course is great. Another lower-priced option is Berkley Hills. Not as good of a course as Rivermont, but the practice facility is better.

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> > @JessWilder711 said:

> > What are your thoughts on TPC and what it costs? I'm moving to Atlanta in a few months and would be interested in joining somewhere for the right price if it offers the right features. Things that are important to me are a good course, preferably with more than 18 holes and really good practice facilities, plus proximity to Midtown. I'd like to find better players to play with, but I'm not a big gambler (think a dollar or two skins max). Clubhouse, restaurants, etc. don't matter to me at all. My wife likely would rarely visit the course anyhow and the apartment we're moving to has a great fitness center and pool.

> >

> > Places I've considered are Ansley, Capital City, Druid Hills so far, but I'm hesitant to commit to those because I'm not sure I'll be in Atlanta permanently and it would hurt to just lose the $50,000 initiation fee if we end up moving in 5-6 years. Because of that, my price points would be about $20,000 initiation and up to $600 per month. It would also be nice to have good reciprocity with course in other cities, particularly Memphis as my family is there (hence the question about TPC). I'm 27 too, so should qualify for whatever Young Associate memberships are offered.

>

> Take a look at Rivermont. It is a great course and not much money to join. However, their practice facility is lacking...but the course is great. Another lower-priced option is Berkley Hills. Not as good of a course as Rivermont, but the practice facility is better.

 

Ill agree with Rivermont. I used to be a member at Berkeley and while its an awesome course with great members, its location from midtown could be a stretch.

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Cherokee is 70k initiation, so it's out, but great practice and two really good 18 hole layouts. Monthly is almost 800, and they do have a waiting list. Skip Indian Hills, not a great course and bad practice facilities, plus membership is packed and tee times are in short supply. Dunwoody not great practice facility, but pretty good. I think their initiation is roughly 30k and the golf course is very good after redesign by Bergin.

 

Roswell has a horrible practice facility as well, and the course is blah. Normally in very good shape though. Horseshoe Bend I have heard good things about, but I have never played it.

 

If the areas right near 400 and 285 is your limit for traveling then I would lean towards either Dunwoody(based on what I have seen) or Horseshoe(based on what I have heard)

 

Pinetree up in Kennesaw is out of your range distance wise, but there is a reason two Georgia Amateur golfers of the year are members there and the guy who won the Georgia Senior Am and finished second in the GA Senior open is also a member. They have also held more GSGA events than any course in Georgia(have heard this from a GSGA member, but cannot find anything official to back it up). The Cleveland/Srixon tour rep is a member there as well and brings his guys to the club often because, again, the course is magnificent. Saw Keegan and Rocco Mediate out there last year.

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Country Club of the South might be an option. It is just up from Rivermont, has a great clubhouse, normally immaculate course conditions, above average practice areas. Being a club corp course I am imagining it is under 20k init and around 700 per month. My boss is a member and he loves it. He said it does not suffer from the normal Clubcorp issues he had heard of.

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> https://www.gsga.org/competitions/about-gsga-competitions/competitions-host-club-history

> Pinetree has held a decent amount, but not the most. It's a good course. Not my favorite, but if you can learn to play well there, you can play well anywhere!!!

 

I forget there are quite a few non GSGA events, like the Georgia Senior Open, aren't GSGA events, so it may have been a member talking. Or I may have been drinking, or who knows what else. However a quick glance, it appears East Lake holds the GSGA record.

You are correct though, one thing I have seen is that handicaps established at Pinetree always travel very well.

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I'm a member of Club Corp and I have to say that I'm very pleased with the Amenities and Golf Services that are offered. Plus I do enjoy having an opportunity to play other courses not only in the Atlanta area but also when I travel (only pay Cart fees.) As many have mentioned earlier lots of choices, it's really up to you and what you are truly looking for in a club.

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> My guess is that ClubCorp will convert any fine dining area at Brookstone into upscale casual dining (they've done this quite well at other clubs), add outdoor patio dining if it doesn't already exist, and if it is available, convert some clubhouse space to a fitness center.

They indeed are refurbishing and Phase 1 is close to completion and they adding a small gym. The Bar area looks nice and so offers good potential. We've been social members for a couple of years and just have upgraded to full as I'm getting back to golf (did my first 9 there on Sunday, lost a few balls!, really enjoyed it).

For me it's 2 mins from home so I can hit the range on a whim.

 

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> @driveandputtmachine said:

> Cherokee is 70k initiation, so it's out, but great practice and two really good 18 hole layouts. Monthly is almost 800, and they do have a waiting list. Skip Indian Hills, not a great course and bad practice facilities, plus membership is packed and tee times are in short supply. Dunwoody not great practice facility, but pretty good. I think their initiation is roughly 30k and the golf course is very good after redesign by Bergin.

>

> Roswell has a horrible practice facility as well, and the course is blah. Normally in very good shape though. Horseshoe Bend I have heard good things about, but I have never played it.

>

> If the areas right near 400 and 285 is your limit for traveling then I would lean towards either Dunwoody(based on what I have seen) or Horseshoe(based on what I have heard)

>

> Pinetree up in Kennesaw is out of your range distance wise, but there is a reason two Georgia Amateur golfers of the year are members there and the guy who won the Georgia Senior Am and finished second in the GA Senior open is also a member. They have also held more GSGA events than any course in Georgia(have heard this from a GSGA member, but cannot find anything official to back it up). The Cleveland/Srixon tour rep is a member there as well and brings his guys to the club often because, again, the course is magnificent. Saw Keegan and Rocco Mediate out there last year.

 

So for anyone who is considering Pinetree but is concerned re: the distance outside of town, the new I-75 express lane has an exit at Big Shanty Road and from there the club is about 5 minutes away. I work fairly close to the new Braves Stadium. My guess is after work I could get to Pinetree faster than I could get to any other club around including Atlanta Country Club or Indian Hills. Just FYI.

 

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> > @driveandputtmachine said:

> > Cherokee is 70k initiation, so it's out, but great practice and two really good 18 hole layouts. Monthly is almost 800, and they do have a waiting list. Skip Indian Hills, not a great course and bad practice facilities, plus membership is packed and tee times are in short supply. Dunwoody not great practice facility, but pretty good. I think their initiation is roughly 30k and the golf course is very good after redesign by Bergin.

> >

> > Roswell has a horrible practice facility as well, and the course is blah. Normally in very good shape though. Horseshoe Bend I have heard good things about, but I have never played it.

> >

> > If the areas right near 400 and 285 is your limit for traveling then I would lean towards either Dunwoody(based on what I have seen) or Horseshoe(based on what I have heard)

> >

> > Pinetree up in Kennesaw is out of your range distance wise, but there is a reason two Georgia Amateur golfers of the year are members there and the guy who won the Georgia Senior Am and finished second in the GA Senior open is also a member. They have also held more GSGA events than any course in Georgia(have heard this from a GSGA member, but cannot find anything official to back it up). The Cleveland/Srixon tour rep is a member there as well and brings his guys to the club often because, again, the course is magnificent. Saw Keegan and Rocco Mediate out there last year.

>

> So for anyone who is considering Pinetree but is concerned re: the distance outside of town, the new I-75 express lane has an exit at Big Shanty Road and from there the club is about 5 minutes away. I work fairly close to the new Braves Stadium. My guess is after work I could get to Pinetree faster than I could get to any other club around including Atlanta Country Club or Indian Hills. Just FYI.

>

The 75 express lanes make Pinetree very desirable as far as speed of reaching it. The only ones that might be the same from Braves Stadium area would be Chastain, Bobby Jones, Dogwood, Indian and Atlanta. Chastain and Dogwood are not in the same ballpark as far as quality, and Bobby Jones is full of slow play and packed. Atlanta and Indian Hills are close as well, but Indian Hills is overrun with members(all of the folks I know say unless you are a member of a long standing group tee times are hard to come by) and the course isn't comparable to Pinetree. Atlanta is super pricey and I believe they have a waiting list as well.

 

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What is the process to join at Cherokee? Am looking at a few clubs in Atlanta myself (AAC, ACC). Cherokee looks magnificent!

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