The Top 10 Country Clubs Of Metro Atlanta

Atlanta Country Clubs

There are plenty of country clubs to choose from in the metro Atlanta area and lots of competition for your hard-earned dollars. Today, our focus is on the top 10 country clubs in Atlanta where you can actually live and own real estate. 

This list is based on recent sales in the country club, along with Amenities and appreciation.  

1. Atlanta Country Club (Marietta, GA)

Summary: Located in Marietta, Atlanta Country Club offers swimming and tennis and a fitness center to go along with its world-class Golf Course.  Atlanta Country Club is often used as an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament location. 

With its world-famous, championship golf course set amongst the pristine, rolling landscape of Marietta, GA, the Atlanta Country Club is a gem within the community. Sprawling, custom estates surround the club, bordering historic Civil War sites and ample hiking and biking trails. 

Offering some of the most coveted greens in the country, golfers enjoy impeccably kept grounds, a challenging course, and unparalleled service. 

All purveying a sense of friendliness and community, the club’s amenities include eight tennis and pickleball courts, lessons for all ages, an Olympic size pool, and a fitness center with group exercise and personal training options.

Dining at the club is a five-star experience, featuring a menu of locally sourced ingredients prepared by a discerning culinary team. Year-round events are the norm, featuring concerts and socials, with opportunities to connect with other members. 

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2. Chateau Elan (Braselton, GA)

Summary: Chateau Elan is one of the most famous Country Clubs in the Metro area.  Located just on the outskirts of metro Atlanta, Chateau Elan features a full winery, equestrian center, multiple tennis and swim locations, clubhouse privileges, and three golf courses, including a par 3. 

Surrounded by vineyards, Chateau Elan is the epitome of old-world elegance nestled in Braselton's green hills.

Nearby is an exclusive community of stately, traditional Southern style, custom estates set amidst mature tree-lined streets. 

Eight restaurants offer a wide array of dining experiences, including locally sourced coffee and pastries at La Petite to bespoke cocktails at the posh speakeasy bar, Louis’ House of Bourbon. 

Chateau Elan’s winery is the East Coast’s most awarded winery with a variety of wines on the tasting menu. 

Two meticulously maintained golf courses are a draw for golf-lovers. The eucalyptus steam room and indoor saltwater pool are a relaxing indulgence after visiting the European style spa. 

The Chateau Elan Racquet club offers year-round pickleball and tennis with junior and adult activities. A full fitness center offers group yoga and functional training classes for every level. 

The swimming pool is perfect for lounging day or night with cozy fire pits, ping-pong tables, and cornhole.

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3. Country Club of the South (Alpharetta, GA)

Summary: Country Club of the South is easily one of the most well known of all country clubs in the metro Atlanta area.  It's a fan favorite in Alpharetta with a swim, tennis, and fitness along with an amazing golf experience.

The Country Club of the South sits along the Chattahoochee River, amidst a sprawling 900-acre private community. Nature’s beauty abounds in this community with 200 acres of lush trees and 35 acres of wetlands to explore

Custom-built mansions and sophisticated homes show European inspired and traditional architecture along pristinely landscaped neighborhoods. The recreation center, playgrounds, tennis courts, and basketball court are filled with active families year-round. 

The club’s commitment to creating a casual and friendly atmosphere can be felt in all of the activities and clubs offered. There is truly something for all ages from book clubs, tennis teams, yoga, and even trivia nights. 

The 18-hole golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is surrounded by mature pines and sparkling lakes. 

Members can enjoy a casual dinner in The Clubroom restaurant or on the patio with the golf course's expansive views. The patio’s stone fire pit is the perfect place to sip wine and catch up with friends.

4. Indian Hills (Marietta, GA)

Summary: Indian Hill Country Club provides surprisingly affordable options and features a surprising amount of architectural diversity. With 27 holes of golf, swimming, and tennis access, this is a great Cobb County option.

Indian Hills Country Club is a popular choice amongst East Cobb area families. The surrounding neighborhood comprises of charming farmhouse and cape cod style custom homes with mature trees and spacious yards. 

Members can enjoy dining indoors or on the restaurant's veranda with beautiful sweeping views of the fairway. The restaurant features a varied weekly menu, always with something new to discover. The daily drink specials are a perk and can even be enjoyed poolside. 

The quaint clubhouse, three challenge golf courses, and attentive pro staff make for a perfect golfing experience. With eight tennis courts and three pools, the club has many affordable junior programs, including camps, clinics, and lessons. 

Yearly social events are a draw for families, and the spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display is not to be missed.

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5. The Manor (Milton, GA)

Summary: The Manor offers an incredible clubhouse experience. It features a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts (indoor and multiple surfaces), swimming (indoor and outdoor), and of course, some of the most well-manicured greens you'll see on this side of Augusta.  It's worth noting that the lot size is smaller than some of the older country clubs.

This highly exclusive club sits on perfectly manicured grounds with a European style clubhouse. All around the club is a gated, prestigious community of newly built, million-dollar homes. All offer beautiful elevations ranging from traditional brick estates to European inspired architecture. 

The golf course designed by Tom Watson is pristine and promises a challenging game and fast greens. The course offers stellar views of the surrounding homes and Manor Lake. 

The Manor Club has clay, hard and indoor tennis courts for year-round play with clinics and lessons for all ages and levels. The pool area includes a junior Olympic size pool and kid’s pool. 

The 24-hour fitness center includes a full gym with personal training and group exercise classes, an indoor pool and jacuzzi, and even a sand volleyball court. Indulge in a hot stone massage or vitamin C facial at the club’s spa. 

Meet friends for dinner and drinks at the club’s restaurants, offering chef-curated breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Enjoy year-round social events from wine tastings, live music, and mixers.

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6. River Club (Suwanee, GA)

Summary: Following the Manor's lead, The River Club has become the end-all-be-all Country Club living in Suwanee. There's no higher-priced, more elite real estate outside of Buckhead.  Some Country Clubs like Chateau Elan feature "estates" while the River Club feels like a neighborhood.

The River Club is nestled in the woodlands overlooking the Chattahoochee River Valley. The surrounding River Club gated community is made up of striking, luxury custom homes. Each with unique brick and stone exteriors, all are designed with European and American architectural inspiration. 

The River Club’s clubhouse, the Lodge, is reminiscent of a mountain lodge getaway with stone fireplaces, plush but cozy decor, and vaulted ceilings. With a full-service restaurant and numerous indoor and outdoor seating areas, you can take in the serene beauty of it all. 

As a certified Audubon Sanctuary, the grounds of The River Club offer a serene retreat into nature. The Greg Norman-designed golf course is a challenging, tight course, with beautiful woodland views. 

The sports center boasts eight tennis courts with leagues and clinics for all ages. The modern fitness center offers group exercise classes and personal training, and a day spa to recharge with a massage or facial. 

The pool area features a junior Olympic size pool, an amazing water slide, and a kiddie pool for fun days in the sun.

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7. St Marlo (Duluth, GA)

Summary: St Marlo features great swimming, tennis, and of course Golf.  St Marlo's golf course has some of the most fun holes in the area. 

St. Marlo Country Club is a semi-private club set amidst an exclusive gated community over 900 acres. Prestigious custom built, European style mansions line the rolling hills of the course. 

The golf course promises smooth greens and exacting games, challenging even the most advanced golfers. 

Impeccable landscape surrounds the club, including an amazing koi pond and waterfall by the putting green. 

Sports amenities abound for members with nine tennis courts, a soccer field, volleyball and basketball courts, and a junior Olympic size swimming pool. Lessons and clinics are available for all ages for tennis and golf. 

The club’s bar and grill deliver delicious fare from burgers to gourmet options. Members can enjoy regular social events for all ages.

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8. St Ives (Suwanee/Johns Creek, GA)

Summary: Featuring older homes than many of the ones on this list, St Ives is a classic country club neighborhood with an outstandingly convenient location.

The St. Ives Country Club has created a warm and inviting environment for over thirty years. The club is surrounded by a large community of elegant custom homes ranging in price and styles such as Cape Cod, Colonial, and French Provincial architecture.

The club has renowned tennis facilities with over sixteen courts, USTA leagues, and year-round junior level programs.

Parents and kids alike will love the pool area with a splash park, playground, cafe, and bar. Junior dive and swim teams are also available to participate in. 

The club features both casual and formal dining options and even features live music and wine club dinners. There's also Sunday brunch!

The 18-hole golf course is meticulously maintained, highly walkable, and offers fast greens and broad fairways.

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9. White Columns (Milton, GA) 

Summary: In real estate, when there's not much turnover in a subdivision, it can be maddening because it means that it's a great neighborhood but hard to determine market value.  White Columns is that neighborhood.  There's never more than a handful of homes for sale, and relative to the Country clubs mentioned here, it's far more affordable than the rest. 

White Columns Country Club has been newly renovated, with numerous amenities and member events for all ages.

The private White Columns community encompassing the club comprises of beautiful, traditional brick and shingle homes. Wrap-around porches, mature hardwood trees, and spacious yards are just a few of these homes' features. 

The Tom Fazio designed golf course is a favorite for its unique and challenging layout. The modern golf performance center uses the latest technology to help golfers improve their game. 

From the casual Fazio Lounge to the more formal Grille with fairway views and a cozy stone fireplace, multiple dining options are available. 

With ten tennis courts, adult and junior tennis programs are available for all playing levels. The 24-hour fitness facility offers a range of group exercise classes and personal training. The pool area is perfect for lounging or water fun with the fountain and water slide.

 Social events abound from themed parties, dining events, and Summer camps for children.

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10. Governors Towne Club (Acworth, GA)

: If you're looking for a country club on the west side just outside of metro Atlanta, Governor's Town Club is for you. With newer homes and plenty to choose from, you'll find all the trapping the country club lifestyle one would want.

Governors Towne Club is a private club nestled in the charming town of Acworth. The gorgeous, tree-lined streets are dotted with newer custom homes with modern farmhouse and traditional American style architecture. 

The stately clubhouse is the epitome of Southern-style elegance. The nearby English rose garden is a common gathering spot for the neighborhood. 

The championship golf course designed by Curtis Strange is picturesque, well-maintained, and offers a challenging game. 

The club has eight tennis courts and year-round clinics and lessons for all ages. The aquatic area features a pool, splash park, and waterslide.

The fitness center has various group exercise classes to choose from and a jacuzzi and steam room. The full-service day spa offers facials and massage for a truly luxurious pampering experience.

Casual and formal dining options abound at the club, with adult-only dining choices, men’s-only dining, or dining for all ages.

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Honorable Mention: Sugarloaf Country Club (Duluth, GA) 

Made popular by the PGA TPC that makes its way here every few years and by some popular reality tv shows.  Sugarloaf CC features the former home of the Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick.  During that time, the neighborhood had a lot of publicity and became a bit more infamous.  Sugarloaf brings it with drama and prestige all in one.  You'll get all the normal things you want in a Country Club along with an ongoing soap opera storyline.

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