Quality Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport South
2480 Old National Pkwy.
College Park, GA 30349
Phone: (404) 766-0000
Fax: (404) 761-1391
College Park is a great course for beginners. Just a short hop from Hartsfield International Airport, it boasts a 9-hole, par 36 layout with challenging greens. Rental Clubs are available. Reserved tee times are not given. There are discounts in green fees for residents, students and seniors (55+). It hosts several golf tournaments and private events like weddings. Check website for more details.
A little park located not far from the city center, Welcome All offer exciting recreational facilities. Besides the lush park expanse, that is ideal for family picnics, the park also offers extensive sports facilities including a football field, five baseball fields, a basketball court, tennis courts as well as a general playground. Apart from these, the park also has indoor facilities like a swimming pool, an equipped fitness center as well as a rental space capable of hosting numerous events. Check website for more.
This pleasant 18-hole, par 72 course is popular with mid-level players, and sits on the site of a Civil War battle. One of the area's most frequented public courses, weekends can get pretty busy, so reserved tee times are strongly recommended. The golf course is open daily from 7a.
Oneness with nature is what you will experience at Cascade Springs Nature Preserve. Spread across 120 acres (48.56 hectares), this natural preserve is one of the oldest in Atlanta. Trails within the park offers visitors a serene hiking path. You can also choose to spend some quiet time by the natural springs that form a small waterfall. If the walk gets too tiring, perch yourself on one of the picnic tables located within the park, gorge on your picnic basket and get re-energized. A visit to Cascade Springs Nature Preserve is sure to be a tranquil one.
Located in a secluded clearing on the banks of a picturesque lake, The Cabin Path offers a wonderful outdoor experience. It has a log cabin that offers a comfortable place to camp, alongwith several hiking trails for the adventurous. Visitors can explore the surrounding countryside rich with rhododendrons, wildflowers and deer. the lake is a pleasant place for leisurely fishing. A walk through the maze built here is supposed to calm your nerves. Numerous activities are also held from time to time.
One of the nicer public layouts in the city, Browns Mill is a diamond in the rough of south Atlanta. The course has four lakes, generous greens and is always well maintained. Watch out for the tough twelfth hole. Tee-times accepted up to one week in advance. Features such as Club house, driving range, golf carts, instruction, junior programs, league tournaments, locker rooms, pro on site, pro shop, putting/chipping, rental clubs, snack bar, training facilities, are included here.
This 26-acre 10.5-hectare) facility is designed with kids in mind. Located just a few miles from downtown, the center provides a hands-on natural learning experience for kids from pre-school age on up. Among the learning facilities are a tree house classroom, a 650-gallon freshwater aquarium, and an interactive ecological playground called Naturescape. Nature tours, educational programs, and a wide range of special events are offered throughout the year. Admission is free.
Located 30 minutes southwest of the city, this amusement park is open on weekends. Although there's plenty of fun for adults, the park is geared toward kids, with bumper boats, batting cages, laser tag, and three go-cart tracks. A miniature golf course, video arcade, and play maze are also available. Bulk tickets can be purchased 200 at a time since they are the cheapest. There are also occasional "armband specials" that offer unlimited access to certain rides for a certain price.
Just minutes from downtown Atlanta in historic Grant Park, the exciting Zoo Atlanta features the Southeast's most impressive collection of wildlife from around the globe. Legend says that the zoo got its start when the owners of a traveling animal show went bankrupt and suddenly fled town. Today, popular exhibits include daily elephant demonstrations, giraffe feedings, and the acquired Chinese pandas. Various spots within the zoo make for wonderful locations to host private celebrations.
Created mostly with land granted by Colonel Lemuel Grant, the "Father of Atlanta," Grant Park is the oldest surviving park in the city. Its landscape was part of the defensive line against Union forces in the Civil War, and the breastworks of Fort Walker remain as evidence of the Confederacy's defeat. The Cyclorama, a circular building filled with the world's largest painting, tells the story of the battle. The park's other main attraction is Zoo Atlanta, one of the only places in the country that you can see a set of giant pandas.
Set in the rolling countryside of Fayette County, it's hard to believe this bucolic facility lies only about 15 minutes south of Hartsfield International Airport. The location is so convenient, business travelers have actually been known to slip in a quick round at this par-3 course during layovers. The course plays 1150 yards (1052 meters) with narrow fairways that open onto wide approach areas and tricky greens. Carts and clubs are available for rent, as well as a driving range for quick warm-ups.
The 18-hole course at the Links Club offers a challenging round of golf on a course designed to resemble the coastal links of the British Isles. The fairways are hilly and undulating, and the greens are surprisingly quick. Water comes into play on several of the holes in the form of strategically-placed ponds.