Johns Creek has more than 50,000 yards of golf, spread across seven championship 18-hole courses and two nine-hole courses in both public and private facilities.
Recognized by both the U.S. Golf Association and the Professional Golfers Association, the courses offer some of the most diverse golfing in metro Atlanta.
Over the years, the U.S. Open Championship (1976), the PGA Championship (2011, 2001,1981), the U.S. Women's Open (1990), and the Atlanta Amateur Championship (1988, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010), have been hosted at these facilities.
The courses were designed by the sport's best, including Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones, Thomas Fazio, Joe Lee, & Arthur Hills.
With a mild climate, golf is pretty much a year-round sport in Johns Creek, and is one of the reasons people relocate here.
Each of the four high schools sponsors both boys and girls golf teams and area junior golfers consistently rank nationally. The Exide Junior Golf Tournament is held here annually.
Atlanta Athletic Club (private)
Founded in 1898 in downtown Atlanta, the AAC moved to Johns Creek in 1967, and is the home club of golf legend Bobby Jones. It offers two 18-hole championship courses (Highlands, Riverside) designed by Robert Trent Jones and one nine-hole, par-3 course.
It hosted the 2011 PGA Championship.
Country Club of the South (private)
Founded in1987, the Country Club of the South is a 900-acre, gated residential community with an 18-hole championship course originally designed by Jack Nicklaus. Its 18-hole championship course is 6,950 yards, par 72.
Rivermont Golf and Country Club (private)
Founded in 1973, the Rivermont Golf and Country Club's 18-hole course is 6,767 yards, par 72. Originally designed by Joe Lee, the course saw a $3.6 million renovation in 2007 by Michael Riley.
River Pines Golf (public)
Founded in 1990, River Pines is nestled along the Chattahoochee River, and features one 18-hole championship course and one nine-hole, par 3 course. Designed by Denis Griffiths, the 18-hole course is 6,002 yards, par 70. Mike Perpich, a Golf Magazine "Top 100 Instructor," is based at River Pines.
St. Ives Country Club (private)
Founded in 1989, St. Ives Country Club is a gated residential community with an 18-hole championship course. Designed by Thomas Fazio, ASGCA, the course is 6,932 yards, par 72.
Standard Club (private)
Founded in 1866, the Standard Club is the oldest golf club in Atlanta. It moved to its present location in Johns Creek in 1987. Its 18-hole championship course (7,075 yards, par 72) was originally designed by Arthur Hills and redesigned in 2005 by Michael Riley.