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Weather|Webcam|Winter Golf|Home| Play Pasture Golf in Georgia at Candler Park Golf Course in Atlanta. This 9-hole course is a classic, beloved by the locals, and affordable to play—definitely in the league with other pasture golf courses! We welcome submissions of pasture golf courses to this pasture golfers' directory.

Candler Park Golf Course

Name of Course: Candler Park Golf Course
Address: 585 Candler Park Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Phone: (404) 371-1260
Fees: $7-$13 / Annual $400, $325 Sr & Student (Children 8 and under play free with an adult)
Contact: Whoever Answers
Number of Holes: 9
Yardage: 2064
Par:   31
Season: Most All Seasons Open 7 days a week from 7 AM to 8 PM
Course Type: Executive - 5 par 3's/4 par 4's
Course Designer: Helen Smith
Year Built: 1928
Facilities & Amenities:

I wanted to provide an update on the Candler Park golf course. First some corrections. I believe that the course opened in 1928, and Candler died in 1929. He had suffered a stroke three years earlier, and had already given the land to the city. I find no evidence that it was his private course. More recently, we have had beavers in the middle of the course for the last 3 years, so the water hazards are growing. The city is currently doing a "visioning" process concerning the future of the course. There is much concern that the city wants to shut it down. Any help you could lend would be appreciated. - B.B., 11/28/11

Earlier we were informed: I believe it to be true, that Candler Park Golf Course was the private golf course of Coca-Cola founder, Asa Candler. He lived nearby, & this intown-neighborhood of Atlanta currently bears his name. He entertained clients there in the early days of our world-renowned beverage. Years passed, & somewhere down the line, it was donated to the City of Atlanta, who capably owns, manages & maintains it now. The grounds crew will wave to you with the same friendliness as the great folks in the clubhouse. The coolest feature is the small, solid brick clubhouse with a Tudor slate roof, set under a sprawling Oak tree. A patio, at the back of the Clubhouse, with a couple European-style umbrellaed tables overlooks the opening T-box where a 4-foot angled steel tube, on saw-horse sized legs, stacks up with balls for the next group "up"...a very democratic & very cool piece of equipment! - H.J.B. & K.M., 5/20/04

Events: Annual Neighborhood Benefit/Labor Day - "Little 5 Points Association"; Summer Junior Golf Camp Starts June 21
Advice: The Course: A wooded forest of Georgia Pines & ancient Oaks almost bisects the North-South axis, & serves as the vortex of all the other old trees through-out the course. The first hole goes South to the courses highest point, then turns inward at hole # 5 to a creek that bounds the Northern boundary. A "path" goes by here for walkers, bikers & skaters for a mile or two West to downtown Atlanta, & East to Stone Mountain Park some 20 odd miles out. One drives their ball towards the creek, back inward, then back to the creek for # 8, to the highly elevated par 3 # 9, where, if you're not careful to your right, you'll smash a minivan of a Mom/Dad taking or picking up their chilld at the elementary school across the street from the clubhouse. The "back 9", as we call it, gets real hilly from the creek inward on # 7, par 4, then down to # 8, & suddnely back up to the finishing hole, where, afterwards, you'll never have to endure any golf elites in the classic clubhouse! I assure you. It's a great course, with no Pepsi machine, & good new & used clubs & such for sale. I play with an odd assortment of friends usually early Wednesday mornings at first light. We generally finish by 8:00, & slip $7.00 (Atlanta resident) in provided envelopes through the door. One poignant note, is that Ken & I played early morning of September 11, 2001. We both remarked what a remarkably beautiful sunrise & day it was, & how lucky we were. We were playing golf, and in our minds, it could've been anywhere. As we shortly found out afterwards, we realized we were fortunate to have played golf at a course like Candler, a golf course that welcomes the world & all it's foibles. - H.J.B. & K.M., 5/20/04
Reason for submitting course: It's a classic that we feel is in the league of "Pasture Golf"!

Candler Park Golf Course Map - click for larger view
Course Map courtesy of Ken Medernach - Click for larger view.

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