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Stone Mountain Park: The Launch Pad for the Georgia Golf Trail

On your next trip to Georgia, play golf along The Georgia Golf Trail; a great initial destination is Stone Mountain State Park, located just east of Atlanta.  Not only is Stone Mountain State Park a fun place to visit, but it has two championship 18-hole golf courses:  Lakemont and Stonemont, both of which are two of the 20+ golf courses on the Georgia Golf Trail, which stretches from Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in north Georgia to Stone Creek Golf Club in south Georgia.

“Stone Mountain appeals to both golfers and families, which makes it an ideal destination along the Georgia Golf Trail,” said Doug Hollandsworth, Founder of Georgia Golf Trail.

Families will enjoy riding the Scenic Railroad, Discovering Stone Mountain Museum at Memorial Hall, visiting Geyser Towers, playing at Dinotorium, walking through Dinosaur Explore, and much more.

Make time to jump aboard Summit Skyride.  This high-speed Swiss cable car transports guests more than 825 feet above ground to the top of Stone Mountain. From the top, you can see the Atlanta skyline and the Appalachian Mountains, up to 60 miles away.  You can also walk to the top of Stone Mountain.

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Stone Mountain Park – Fun for the entire Family

You’ll also hear the music generated by the Carillon, the 732-bell ‘musical machine,’ which sits across Stone Mountain Lake and was a gift to the park from Coca-Cola following the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City.

The Stone Mountain Golf Club features “One Lake. One Mountain. Two Incredible Courses.”

Water is present on eight of the first 13 holes at Lakemont.  The course is not heavily bunkered, but its biggest defense mechanisms are the pine tree-lined fairways and Stone Mountain Lake.  Some part of Stone Mountain is visible throughout your round at Lakemont.

Variety is the one word to describe Stonemont, a par-70 layout that opened in 1969.  This golf course is fun to play, but it’s not conventional.  It features gently rolling fairways which are flanked by Georgia pines with many dramatic views of Stone Mountain.  The greens are well-maintained and fair.

After golf, eat at The Commons Restaurant, which is nestled alongside Stone Mountain Lake with views of nearby Stone Mountain.  The menu provides many delicious Southern cuisine favorites.

As for overnight accommodations, there are three great options:  The Inn at Stone Mountain Park, Evergreen Lakeside Resort, or the Campground.

The Inn at Stone Mountain Park features oversized guest rooms, spacious verandas, and an outdoor courtyard swimming pool.

The Evergreen Lakeside Resort has luxurious accommodations, spacious suites, and indoor and outdoor heated pools.

Perched alongside Stone Mountain Lake, the Campground has room for RVs, Pop-Up tents, and Safari Tents.

For more details about Stone Mountain State Park, access stonemountainpark.com or GeorgiaGolfandTravel.com.

Mike May
Mike May
Mike May is a freelance golf writer based in Wellington, Florida. Mike, a frequent golfer, and travel writer is the editor-in-chief of the Indiana Golf Journal, a senior writer for Team Insight Magazine, a contributor to Midwest Golfing Magazine, and a correspondent for both the Michigan and Ohio Golf Journals. He is also a member of the Golf Writers Association of America. Mike traces his roots as a golf writer to The 1983 (British) Open Championship which was held at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club near Southport, England. He attended all four days of the event and then voluntarily wrote his own account of that major championship. In addition to being a golf writer, Mike is a broadcaster for high school sports in Florida, officiates high school soccer in Florida, and works in the scoring division of R2 Innovative Technologies, which implements and oversees scoring at LPGA golf tournaments. As an avid exercise enthusiast, he also serves on the board of directors of PHIT America which is focused on bringing daily P.E. back to all U.S. schools. Mike is a 1985 graduate of the University of Florida where he earned a degree in broadcasting. Mike can be reached by email at: mmaymarketing@gmail.com
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