Stone Mountain Golf Club Lakemont is the more scenic and popular of the two 18-hole golf courses in Stone Mountain Park. The park, which is situated 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta, is a scenic and tranquil realm for golf. Stone Mountain Golf Club Lakemont, which was designed by Georgia native John Lafoy in 1989, showcases Stone Mountain Lake and Stone Mountain, the massive granite monolith that is Georgia s greatest natural landmark. Whereas sister course Stone Mountain Golf Club Stonemont is a long, tough and tight Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed course suited for those who seek a challenging game, the shorter Stone Mountain Golf Club Lakemont enjoys a resort-style appeal with lots of hazards and spectacular views at every turn. The par-71 layout extends from 4,762 yards to 6,444 yards from four sets of tee markers. Few courses start out as spectacularly as Stone Mountain Golf Club Lakemont. Four of the first six holes trace the boundaries of the Stone Mountain Lake. The fun begins with the opening tee shot of the day. You must carry a portion of the lake on the par-5 1st hole en route to a large green that hugs the edge of the lake. Stone Mountain serves as a hulking backdrop. Six holes in total touch the lake on the front nine. On the back nine, Stone Mountain Golf Club Lakemont changes character. The playing field turns hillier and tighter as it rambles through a thick Georgia pine and hardwood forest. A long, winding cart ride through the forest leads to the 10th hole. The back nine is actually situated near the front nine of Stone Mountain Golf Club Stonemont. You ll notice more rocky outcroppings as you revel in the mountain views. Beginning on the 12th hole, elevation changes some of which are dramatic become the dominant feature of the game. Stone Mountain Golf Club Lakemont is a thrill ride filled with gorgeous holes. Marriott Golf keeps the course in fine shape. Practice facilities at the club include a driving range, and chipping and putting areas. The clubhouse features a fully-stocked pro shop and Commons Restaurant, where you can enjoy Southern takes on comfort food inside or out on the patio overlooking Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain Lake. If you wish to linger longer in the park, the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, a AAA Four Diamond hotel, is an ideal base for an overnight stay. It s located within the park and just a mile from the golf club. Note that everyone is subject to a separate fee to gain admittance to the park. Whether you come just for the day or bunk down overnight, a tee time at Stone Mountain Golf Club Lakemont is a delight.