Good course for the money
Staff could have been nicer! Course was in great shape with a lot of hazard, very fun time! will play again.
October 12, 2014
Course is in fantastic shape; Hole 8 needs to be re-classified
Played this morning. I played the course earlier in the summer and the greens were mostly completely lost. I didn't think I'd return, but I played elsewhere last week with a couple of guys who said that the greens are in great shape. They were right. These were probably the best greens I've played on all year. The roots of the grass on the greens were so healthy and thick that it was actually difficult to repair ball marks. The rest of the course is in nice shape, too.
One critique: hole 8 needs to be remeasured and reclassified as a par 5. The card says it's only 325 from the back tees, but this is simply wrong. A google maps GPS measurement shows that that's not even the case as the crow flies. If you actually play down the fairway (the way a hole is supposed to be at least MEASURED) the hole is just over 450 yards, but actually plays much longer than that because it doglegs 90deg left at 180 yards and anything over 200 will run through the fairway. So a shot straight down the fairway to the dogleg leaves you with about 270yards in, and if you take as far inside as possible without cutting the dogleg you still have about 235. And even at that length the hole is still difficult, because there's a wide creek running diagonally across the fairway that forces you to decide whether you want to hit a lay-up short of the creek to an increasingly narrow fairway, or try to carry it to get close to the green, which is guarded on 3 sides by how close the woods are to it (and the landing area across the creek has a huge bunker on the left and massive rock outcropping on the right, so it's not exactly friendly to play it short of the green).
I know it's possible to hit a high shot over very tall mature pine trees to cut a lot of the corner and make the hole play more in the neighborhood of 375-400 yards (depending on how much you cut off), but doing so is actually dangerous because you have to play it over the roofs of houses on adjacent property in order to do that--something the club should NOT be encouraging, but currently are with the par set at what it is (I've played with some hackers before who had no business taking that line but did because, after all, "it's a par 4," and that presented the only chance for them to reach in 2).
In short, I already play this hole as a short par 5 because I don't want to risk hitting someone's house or health by trying to cut the corner (and I have seen someone's house hit before). But the course should really just reclassify the hole and have the front side play as a par 37, and the course as a whole play at par 73.
October 9, 2014
Hadn't played here in a couple years. Was surprised the course was in overall great shape. Very tree lined but fair.
Would play again. Great deal for the price!
October 3, 2014
best value in east atlanta
Southland is a very challenging course that requires accuracy off the tee, the greens are in excellent shape. Several holes have greens that will trick you..........so beware!!!!!
.Bunkers could use some improvement-but u shouldnt be in the bunkers anyway :-). Andy and the staff is always very fiendly, and has a fully stocked pro shop (Clubs, hats, shirts, gloves, balls etc). Would like to see a cart person, but hey- were there to play golf right!............Overall excellent value for the money to include tournament outings
September 22, 2014
Oldie, but goodie
Course used to be VERY nice about 7 years back. They have improved the greens and they are fast again. Andy has done a great job. Need a beverage cart so bring a drink for the back 9. Need to make #8 a par 5 again.
September 21, 2014
Great features & friendly people @ a great rate
Nice course to play at a great rate. I found the course to be in great shape and beautiful as we'll. Everyone was friendly, especially the man in the clubhouse. I didn't catch his name, but very courteous. One bad thing was the flow of play. I played 9 holes & it took 3 1/2 hours.
September 14, 2014
This course is a great value, have played it about four times in the last 2 months, and it's always a challenging fun round. Difficult for those who can't hit their driver.
September 14, 2014
Southland on the upswing
This course is improving to the point where it has become one of the best values in Atlanta. It's not perfect, but the greens are excellent, the layout is pretty good, and the price is great. Congrats to Southland for upping its game despite difficult economic conditions. Hopefully its commitment to course conditions will pay off with more play from the community.
September 4, 2014