A Proper Jones: Stone Mountain’s Stonemont Course

Stonemont presents simple, classic features.

The Stonemont Course at Stone Mountain Golf Club outside of Atlanta is what you expect from stock, mid-century Trent Jones: a straight-forward, thick-waisted course full of tree-lined doglegs, big elevated greens pinched in front by bunkers and yes, the runway tees. There’s a welcome what-you-see-is-what-you-get simplicity to the course as many of the holes play simply back and forth and up and down the hills on a property that slopes up from Stone Mountain Lake, and only two holes that feature water.

Some of the land isn’t suited for golf–the first and ninth holes are testimony–but there are some good transition holes like the short par-4 second and others like13-15  that ride nicely along the gentler terrain.

Take this away from the Stone Mountain park area and I’m not sure it has any great cache, but it’s definitely the one you want to play between the two courses here. (84)

Stone Mountain—Stonemont Course

Atlanta/Stone Mountain

Architect: Robert Trent Jones

Year: 1969

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