Chateau Elan

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Providing an exceptional golf experience, from customer service to grounds keeping, is Château Élan’s hallmark. “Our goal is to ensure golfers are treated better here than at their own private clubs,” says Clarkson. Course conditioning and maintaining them at the highest level is a top priority. The clubhouse offers a well-stocked pro shop with both men’s and women’s apparel, locker rooms, and a full service Golf Grille restaurant and bar. We have established a high profile reputation for facilitating and staging golf tournaments which number more than 400 annually.


Golfing at Château Élan is by no means an ordinary experience. The 3,500 acre leisure and conference destination is centered around golf, spa, wine, distinctive dining, and the fine amenities of life.
With golf on three championship layouts augmented by lush vineyards and a 16th-century French-style Château, this golf destination in the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains is exceptional and the South’s best golf offering assembled on one property. Completing your golf experience is a beautiful nine hole, 1,100 yard Executive Par 3 Walking Course with undulating greens, small bunkers and small ponds, perfect for those who want to sharpen their iron game or do not have time for a full-round.


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Château Élan is located 40 minutes north of Atlanta on Interstate 85 North at Exit 126.

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Château Élan Inn
100 Rue Charlemagne
Braselton, Georgia 30517




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The Château Course opened to the public in 1989, designed by prominent golf course architect Denis Griffiths who used the tall stands of pine and hardwood trees as a natural boundary guarding both sides of the fairway. Many small lakes, creeks and cleverly placed bunkers force golfers to keep their shots on the mark.

Elizabeth Clarkson, Head Golf Professional, said “The Château is a fun course and not too difficult if you manage to avoid its many hazards. Otherwise, your score will climb rapidly.”

The par 71 Château Course is not as forgiving as a typical resort course. However, at 7,030 yards from the championship tees, the course offers opportunity for recovery for the savvy golfer. The contoured fairways invite golfers to “swing away,” advises Clarkson. However, be warned that the thick Bermuda roughs and strategically placed lakes and ponds are quick to swallow up an errant shot.
Clarkson says, “The 14th, our signature hole on the Château Course, may be the most difficult to play with its narrow driving area, triple-tiered green, and waterfall feature.”

July of 1996 marked another milestone when The Woodlands, a stunning 18 hole championship course, also designed by Griffiths, opened. The 6,735-yard, par 72 has numerous elevations that present memorable views of sparkling lakes and tree lined holes.

The acclaimed Legends course was designed by three of the game’s best -- Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, and Kathy Whitworth. Each of these celebrated golf greats selected six of their favorite holes from around the world and crafted them on to the Legends landscape. The par 72, 7,100-yard course was the home of the Sarazen World Open Championship from 1994-1998. Among the Sarazen Open winners were Ernie Els, Mark Calcavecchia and Frank Nobilo. The Legends is a private, member’s only club with limited access provided to Château Élan guests.