Located on the southeast shores of Lake Acworth, Cobblestone Golf Course is owned by Cobb County and operated by Mosaic Clubs & Resorts. Set out by Ken Dye from the Texas-based Finger Dye Spann design firm in 1993, this popular public course underwent an extensive renovation in 2010.
Featuring Champion Bermuda greens, white sand bunkers and a dozen lakefront holes, this tree-lined track is a big favourite of Metro-Atlanta golfers who know they can be standing on the 1st tee within an hour of leaving the state capital’s downtown area.
Cobblestone was a qualifying venue for the Bellsouth Classic when it was an event on the PGA Tour, so the course is more than capable of testing professional players from the back tees, measuring almost 6,800 yards in length.
Interestingly, with a configuration of three par threes, three par fours and three par fives on the front nine, the first occurrence of consecutive holes played to the same par doesn’t happen until the start of the back nine, at holes 10 to 12, which are all par fours.
Cobblestone, north of Atlanta, is not a long course but it is a fun course. Out of the gates, you have a welcoming par 5. Big hitters can get home, but the green is well protected by bunkers. Us marginal players can hopefully cobble together 3 decent shots and have a shot at birdie. The long par 4 2nd is the toughest hole on the course. Bends slightly left, favor the left side off the tee, you can drive it thru the fairway right. The 3rd is a Florida par 3, all carry over water. The short 4th hole is my favorite (yes, I birdied it) , a fantastic risk/reward hole. From the tips I have seen people drive the green. It is essentially all carry over water and water right with a couple of bunkers adding more protection. The safe play is bunt a long iron or utility wood left and a flip wedge, but what is the fun in that? The 5th is another Florida par 3, albeit it shorter. The 6th is par 4 dogleg left, be right it I easy to be blocked out. The 7th is another good risk reward hole. From the blues, one certainly has a chance to get home in two, but there is a pesky creek in front of the green along with bunkers right and left. The 8th is an excellent par 3. At 200+ yards, one must carry a ravine. You know it is a tough par 3, when it is the number 5 handicap hole. The front ends with a 3rd par five. This one is not reachable, dogleg left. There are some nefarious fairway bunkers about 80 yards out as well as some greenside left.
The back start with one of the courses straightest holes. Off the tee there is gunch right and a large bunker protecting the green front and right. The 11th is a long par four and is the 2nd toughest hole. As there is water right, favor the left off the tee. The 13th is an interesting par 3. Depending upon the tees, it can range from 150+ to 210 yards. With one of the tees way left to create a carry over water. The par 5 15th is a bass akwards S. Favor the left off the tee to give you the best angle. This is a well protected green, play it as a 3 shotter. The 16th is the shortest par 3 with another split tee. There is water left, really shouldn’t come into play, unless you overcook it, as I did. The 17th appears to be a short bombs away par 4. However, of you are drawing the ball, tread lightly. Water sneaks up on the left about 80 yards out. This green is also protected with front bunkers right and left. The 18th is a good finishing hole. A long par four with a fairway bunker right, that is pushing you to favor the left side. Not so fast, there is water for most of the left side.
A fun course, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself.