Few golf resorts possess the beauty and variety offered by Château Élan’s 63 holes of championship golf. Each course, unique in character and design, challenges golfers of all levels of ability while entertaining their imaginations. Combined with unparalleled customer service, the environment at Château Élan will lend for a truly memorable golf experience.
This beautiful 7,030 yard, par 71 with contoured fairways, three lakes and two meandering streams, opened in July of 1989. Designed by renowned course architect Denis Griffiths, this championship layout was instantly recognized as one of the top courses in Georgia. Water comes into play on ten of the 18 holes while 87 bunkers lend challenge and character to the lush bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens.
Château Course Reviews
Golf Digest: This is a wonderful resort course with excellent range facilities. You’ll need to hit shots accurately or you’ll end up in trouble. The greens are large and undulating.
Zagat Survey: Ranked in the Zagat Survey’s America’s Best Golf Courses with Very Good to Excellence scores in all categories. A real find north of Atlanta “crisscrossed by hidden creaks” and bumping along on “hills aplenty”, the namesake course is “a solid challenge for any skill level.”
Also designed by Griffiths and opened in 1996, many consider The Woodlands to be the most picturesque of the three championship layouts. The rolling hills of this stunning 6,735 yard, par 72 presents memorable views of sparkling lakes and tree-lined holes to give players a blissful feeling of solitude.
Woodlands Course Reviews
Golf Digest: 4 and 1/2 stars, The Woodlands is top-shelf in every way. Those in the know call it a truly outstanding and challenging course. Be prepared for rolling terrain with some blind shots.
Zagat Survey: The Woodlands Course ranked in the Zagat Survey’s America’s Best Golf Courses with Very Good to Excellence scores in all categories. On Chateau Elan’s younger sibling, a “must-play” that “requires a great deal of accuracy” (“try the up-slope side of the fairways for a good roll”); amid “beatific mountains and rolling hills” with “tremendous housing along the course”, the “beautific setting” alone makes it “worth the trip” northeast from Atlanta.
The Legends, a private members only golf club, is the masterpiece of celebrated golf greats Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, and Kathy Whitworth. Each selected six of their favorite holes from around the world, then crafted each hole onto The Legends layout. Golf enthusiasts will be excited to find such recognizable holes as the 12th and 13th at Augusta National, The Postage Stamp at Royal Troon, and the 18th at Merion. The Legends has limited access for resort guests and corporate groups.
For membership information and group availability at 770 – 932-8653 or visit www.chateauelan.net
9-Hole Executive Par 3 Course
Located just behind the Inn at Château Élan, the walking only Executive Par 3 Course is a tribute to golf as it was meant to be played and is a perfect option when time does not allow for a full round. This attractive layout features beautifully landscaped holes, strategically placed bunkers, and small bent grass greens. Lending plenty of challenge, holes vary in length from less than 100 yards to more than 160 yards making it an ideal course for golfers of all levels of experience.
Night Golf Experience
Château Élan’s Night Golf Experience is the perfect way to energize your group. Hosted on the Executive Par 3 Course, this evening attraction is lit only by glow in the dark flagsticks, tee markers, and golf balls. Teams are encouraged to step aside from typical golf etiquette and a scramble format keeps the event fun for all skill levels. Rental clubs and tournament assistance are provided complimentary.
Hours, Dress Code, and Tee Times
Proper golf attire is required. Gentlemen must wear shirts with a collar, preferably tucked in. Bermuda length shorts or skorts are sppropriate. No denim allowed. We are a soft spikes only facility. Both The Château and The Woodlands courses are open to the public daily. Tee times may be reserved two weeks in advance for public play and 120 days in advance for resort guests.
Service and Amenities are above Par
Our professional golf staff is dedicated to serving your needs and exceeding your expectations. Tournament assistance is provided complimentary for any size group outing. Club Amenities Include:
- Extensive Proshop offering the latest in men’s and women’s golf apparel and accessories. Quality brands include FootJoy, Adidas, Greg Norman
- Clubhouse Grille restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch, and private evening functions.
- Men’s and Women’s locker rooms and showers.
- Comprehensive practice facility including large public driving range and Wee Links short game practice area.
- The Wee Links includes three practice greens, multi-tiered pitching stations, and practice bunkers.
- Large climate-controlled tournament pavilion for indoor tournament receptions.
- Quality rental clubs including men’s, women’s, right, and left handed sets. TaylorMade Rocketbladez $59.00 plus tax per set. Rental clubs also include 2 sleeves of TaylorMade golf balls.