Chateau Elan has a touch of France, good wine and excellent golf in the North Georgia foothills
Released on = May 3, 2007, 11:49 am
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Guests at Chateau Elan can enjoy great golf and the fruits of a working vineyard. Course reviews at GolfGeorgia.com
Press Release Body = By Tim McDonald, National Golf Editor, Golf Publisher Syndications
Chateau Elan is a working vineyard with a spa and four golf courses outside Atlanta. Tim McDonald played the public Woodlands course in late March and has this review...
BRASELTON, Ga. (May 1, 2007) - Even though I had skimmed through the literature, it was still a bit of a shock to see a 16th-century-style French chateau surrounded by lush vineyards while I barreled down a Georgia interstate
After a week in the Atlanta traffic, it was good to take the off-ramp into France.
The Chateau Elan is a working vineyard - the biggest supplier of premium wines in the state - as well as a spa and golf resort, and it appears to take all three seriously.
There are three courses here, four if you count the cute little par-3 executive course.
The Chateau course was the first to open, in 1989. At a touch over 7,000 yards, and designed by Atlanta architect Denis Griffiths, it is said to be an atypically difficult resort course.
The Woodlands opened in 1996 to the public and resort guests.
The Legends course, the unlikely collaboration of three disparate golfing personalities, was the last to open. Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead and Kathy Whitworth each picked six of their favorite holes from around the world.
I played the Woodlands course in late March, which was only a tad unfortunate because the greens had been recently aerated.
\"I think it\'s a great course; it\'s just too bad we\'re playing it this time of year because the greens are a little bumpy,\" said Ed Wolpert of Orlando, playing with his friend Herb Sudfeld of Philadelphia. \"I think it\'s a terrific course.\"
True enough, on this late spring day in the north Georgia
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May 2, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.