Plan for Tee Time at the Big Canoe Golf Course

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Arguably one of the best golf courses in North Georgia, the Big Canoe Golf Course features scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Sconti, flowing streams, and lofty trees. Nestled within Jasper and Dawsonville in Big Canoe, Georgia, this 27-hole championship golf course beckons golfers of all ages and skill levels to stay and play for a while. There’s even a pro shop, a driving range, practice greens, a multimillion-dollar clubhouse with dining options, plus golf lessons available. 

Within the Big Canoe gated community, there are tons of other amenities to entertain as well — including a lakeside beach club, wellness center with a sauna, 20+ miles of hiking trails, game courts (tennis, pickleball, bocce, and racquetball), playgrounds, a dog park, and exclusive restaurants. Follow our Big Canoe golf mini-guide, reserve a luxury Big Canoe rental, and get ready for a vacation to remember with family and friends in the North Georgia mountains!

Championship Golf Course

Designed by Joe Lee in 1972, the Big Canoe Golf Course is well-maintained, highly rated, and a classic North Georgia experience. There are 27 holes split into 9-hole courses: Creek, Choctaw, and Cherokee. Big Canoe Golf offers a range of difficulties with bunkers, waterfronts, and elevation challenges. 

While playing, you’ll spot mountain peaks, streams with waterfalls, picturesque valleys, and panoramic lake views. You can play a classic 72-par across 18 holes if you like or opt for 9-27 holes. Check out drone shots of each hole and download a score card before playing — Big Canoe Golf.

Golf Carts + Driving Range + Practice Greens
Golf carts with electric brakes make for comfortable drives beyond bent grass greens and along the Bermuda fairways — weave around Lake Sconti, dip into the towering trees, and stop for breathtaking mountain views. There are practice greens, 2 putting areas, a chipping area, and a driving range worth checking out. 

Open for Vacation Rental Guests
Golfing in Big Canoe, GA, is only available for residents and vacation rental guests inside the Big Canoe Community, and since the Big Canoe Golf Course is not open to the public, it’s not super crowded! 

Golf Attire
Yes, you will need to wear proper golfing attire when playing in the practice areas and on the golf course in Big Canoe. 

Tee Times
You can reserve tee times up to 7 days in advance to play Big Canoe golf; you’ll need to share your lot number (for your vacation rental) and the names of everyone in your group. Reservations can be made via the pro shop (more info below). 

Daily Rates
With loads of extras and gorgeous views in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Big Canoe golf rates are fairly reasonable. 

  • Driving Range | $35/day
  • 18-hole Game | $120 (includes cart fee)

Golf Pro Shop 

Tucked below the multimillion-dollar Clubhouse at Lake Sconti, the Big Canoe Golf Shop is a pro shop with pro staff who can help you find what you need and give tips on the course. Inside, you’ll find name-brand gear, apparel, and performance equipment. Plus, you can schedule tee times as well as individual or group lessons, which are available year-round as part of the Big Canoe Golf Club.


Clubhouse at Lake Sconti

Above the Big Canoe golf pro shop awaits stunning views of Lake Sconti, the ninth fairway of the Creek Golf Course, and distant mountains at the multimillion-dollar Clubhouse at Lake Sconti. Take to the sunset veranda and let your worries and cares drift away in the cool mountain breezes after a satisfying game of golf in Big Canoe, GA. 

Exclusive Dining + Full Bar
Stop for a bite to eat at Mountains Grill or a drink at the Black Bear Pub. Themed dinner buffets are served on Tuesdays, and the full bar offers a wide range of adult beverages. Reservations are recommended for the dining room and veranda; walk-ins are always welcome, especially at the bar.

Mon | Closed
Tue – Thu | 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Fri – Sat | 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Bar remains open until 10:00 p.m.)
Sun | 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Big Canoe Rentals

To play at the Big Canoe Golf Course and get full access to 8,000 acres of fun and relaxing amenities — book a luxurious Big Canoe rental with Mountain Vista Rentals! We have a variety of cabin rentals with mountain, lake, wooded, and golf course views. And we have cabins within walking distance of the golf course as well as other attractions inside the mountain community. Plus, our Big Canoe cabin rentals have great indoor and outdoor amenities to enjoy as well! We even have pet-friendly vacation rentals.

Luxury Amenities

  • Scenic views: mountain, lake, golf course, and/or trees
  • Screened decks
  • Stone firepits
  • Gas/charcoal grills
  • Gourmet kitchens
  • Wet bars
  • Big screen TVs
  • Home theaters 
  • Game rooms
  • Wood-burning fireplaces
  • King suites
  • Fast Wi-Fi

Plan your memorable golf vacation in the Big Canoe Community with Mountain Vista Rentals today!