While Augusta may be one of the most famous golfing destinations in the world, it’s certainly not the only city in Georgia that offers top-notch courses for active adults to enjoy. Atlanta is home to a vast selection of impressive courses and even has several active adult communities that offer easy access to exceptional Atlanta golf courses.
Whether you’ve been golfing for years or have just decided to take up the sport in retirement, here are five 55+ golf course communities near Atlanta to consider:
Mid $300s - Low $600s
Soleil Laurel Canyon is a gated, 55+ community that’s conveniently located directly beside the Canton Golf Club—an established 9-hole course that was built in 1938. Soleil Laurel Canyon is also conveniently located near Canton’s Riverstone Parkway, giving residents even more outdoor recreation options.
Other amenities within the community include a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse, a state-of-the-art-fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, a library, a ballroom, and an indoor pool. However, the long list of amenities doesn’t stop there. Soleil Laurel Canyon’s outdoor amenities include a lagoon-style pool, eight tennis courts, bocce and pickleball courts, a community garden, a fishing lake, and walking and biking trails.
Upon final completion the large community will feature a total of 978 single-family homes with a wide variety of floor plans for potential homeowners to consider. Plans range from 1,418 to 2,996 square feet and have two to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.
Low $300s - High $400s
Located in the Atlanta suburb of Griffin, Sun City Peachtree is ideal for retirees who want to spend their days golfing. Home to its own 18-hole golf course, putting green, clubhouse and pro shop, the neighborhood makes it easy for residents to hit the links any time they want. The 72-par course was designed by golf course architect, Gary Stephenson and spans 6,822 yards with rolling fairways, bent grass greens, and five sets of tees. Residents can join Sun City Peachtree Golf Club for a small entry fee and minimal monthly dues.
Beyond the golf course, Sun City Peachtree offers residents many resort-style amenities like Club Peachtree—a 45,000-square-foot amenities center that’s home to a state-of-the-art fitness center with an indoor pool and walking track, an on-site restaurant and bar, a 146-seat theater, an arts and crafts studio, and a ballroom. Outdoors, residents have access to a pool and patio area, over a dozen athletic courts, walking and biking trails, a dog park, and botanical gardens.
The gated and age-restricted community will feature more than 3,000 homes upon final completion with a variety of single-family, ranch-style floor plans to consider. Options range from 1,103 to 2,722 square feet and have one to four bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and attached two- to three-car garages.
Mid $400s - Mid $600s
The 55+ Cadence community is perfect for golfers who want to have access to the state’s only golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. For a nominal fee, Cadence residents can become activities members and have access to the 18-hole, semi-private Woodmont Golf and Country Club. The 72-par course boasts scenic views, sand bunkers, and PGA trained staff members.
Developed by trusted builder, John Wieland Homes, the gated community features single-family homes with floor plans that range from 2,225 to 3,075 square feet and offer two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathroom to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.
Cadence’s list of amenities includes a clubhouse, a fitness center, a community room and catering kitchen, plus an outdoor pool, a patio, and two-acre lake. Residents who opt to join the Woodmont Golf and Country Club have access to even more amenities including, a clubhouse, The Woodmont Bar and Grille, 10 clay and hard surface tennis courts, and an outdoor pool and waterslide.
Low $400s - Low $500s
Lake Arrowhead is also one of the Atlanta golf course communities that should be on every golfer’s radar—especially if you also want to live by the water. The lakefront community features a privately owned 540-acre lake as well as its own award-winning, 18-hole championship golf course.
The development is made up of three distinct neighborhoods—Highlands Vista, Sanctuary Cove, and The Woodland—and has a vast selection of available floor plans. Layouts range from 1,637 to 3,215 square feet and have two to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.
In addition to the generously sized lake and golf course, Lake Arrowhead’s amenities include community fitness classes, a variety of athletic courts, batting cages, and walking and biking trails. There’s also a post office, a library, and a church on-site.
Low $300s - Mid $300s
Rounding out the list of Atlanta golf course communities is Brookstone Manor, a small, age-restricted community that consists of 56 attached homes. The neighborhood is situated in the master-planned community of Brookstone Golf & Country Club, giving residents access to an 18-hole golf course designed by Larry Nelson as well as a full driving range, a putting green, two chipping areas with practice bunker, a clubhouse, and a members-only bar and grill. The country club also boasts a fitness center, a card room, a Jr. Olympic pool, an adult-only pool, and eight lighted tennis courts.
There are four available floor plans that range from 1,605 to 1,930 square feet and have two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Noteworthy amenities include a clubhouse with a catering kitchen, an exercise room, card tables, and multipurpose rooms. Outdoors, residents will find a pool and patio area as well as walking and biking trails.