What started a a nine-hole course in 1968, and grew into an 18-hole gem in 1971, now resembles more a championship course than an 18-hole semi-private facility, that stands on what was formerly a dairy farm.
Austell’s, Dogwood Golf Club, is a real-life Cinderalla Story, except the glass slipper might have to be replaced with a golf shoe with plastic spikes, and since this is golf, we don’t have to worry about that “stroke of midnight” thing.
A shotmaker’s course that plays over 6,000 yards from the white tees, Dogwood harkens back to the days before “Tiger-proofing” became a term used in describing and designing golf courses. A round at Dogwood will force you to use all your clubs, but each hole presents itself to you with a variety of options. While a long hitter could overpower some of Dogwood’s holes, a premium is placed on setting up your next shot.
When many courses started cutting back on upkeep and maintenance in the 2008-2011 years, the powers-that-be at Dogwood had an idea.
In the summer of 2014, Dogwood completed a massive greens project, putting in new Mini Verde greens.
Mini Verde grass is highly stoloniferous and a high shoot density Bermuda grass that has good low temperature color retention. Yes, greens that should stay green, even in the winter months. It appears to be fine with a broad range of soil types and performs well when irrigated with poor quality water. Mini Verde grass is perfect for a course like Dogwood and they are thinking to future when this greens project was completed.
So far, so good say Dogwood officials and members.
“Feedback has been fantastic! It is changing our reputation for the good. Interest in memberships up from previous years.”
Players like the “trueness” of the greens and appreciate all the hard work the superintendent and his crew put in.
Per Dogwood Golf Club:
Dogwood has always held true to being a course of the people and one that is affordable and fun for the everyday golfer. Today, Dogwood is a beautiful, tree-lined 18-hole, 6,501 yard Par 72 course that is open to the public from Monday-Thursday with memberships available for weekend play and other “member advantages.”
Affordable, convenient and playable, Dogwood Golf Club also boasts facilities to host your next event, party, wedding or ball, or wherever a prince may show up before the stroke of midnight.
Daily fee players get to test their skills at a championship layout Monday thru Thursday. For daily fee play call the pro-shop at 770-941-2202 x2 or Book Online here.
Dogwood Golf Club
4207 Flint Hill Road | Austell, GA 30106