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.
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.