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Four Budget and Kid-friendly Golf Courses in Georgia

These kid-friendly golf courses in Georgia are also easy on the wallet.

  • The Creek Golf Course at Hard Labor Creek State Park

Teaching kids to golf gives them a sport they can play for a lifetime, but expensive greens fees can be a deterrent, especially when they may not make it for all 18 holes. Here’s a list of four kid-friendly golf courses in Georgia that are also easy on the wallet.

The Creek Golf Course at Hard Labor Creek, Stockbridge

Hard Labor Creek State Park is known for its lush golf course

The Creek Golf Course at Hard Labor Creek includes 18 and nine-hole options, as well as a driving range and pro shop. Golf Digest Frugal Golf magazine rates the Hard Labor Creek golf course as the fourth sweetest deal in the United States, making it affordable to golf with the family. And afterward, you can take in another 18 holes on the recently renovated mini-golf course.

Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course at Lake Richard B. Russell, Elberton 

Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course at Lake Richard B. Russell State Park in Elberton

Also a Georgia State Parks course, Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course at Lake Richard B. Russell is the only public course rated a Top 10 Golf Course in Georgia by TravelGolf.com.

Cross Creek Golf Club, Atlanta

Cross Creek is a public golf course located within Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. The Par 3 course is great for kids who are just learning the game. Afterward, grab a lemonade on the patio of the cafe and watch the ducks in the pond.

Foot Golf at Sea Palms Resort and Conference Center, St. Simons Island

Play foot golf at Sea Palms Resort for a new twist on the game. - Photo courtesy Sea Palms Resort, Facebook

If you have kids that aren’t quite into the traditional game of golf, take them to the golf course at Sea Palms Resort and Conference Center on St. Simons Island to try foot golf. Foot golf is similar to traditional golf except instead of hitting a ball with a club, you hit a soccer ball with your feet to see who can reach the special hole in the least amount of kicks. The Sea Palms course has everything from Par 3 to Par 5 holes, and it's lots of fun for the entire family.


Sue Rodman is Georgia's official Smart Travel Explorer. Find more of her budget-friendly tips and trip ideas on ExploreGeorgia.org,

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