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Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell
2790 Olympic Rowing Drive
Elberton, Georgia 30635
Elbert County

Phone(s): (706) 283-6000
Fax: (706) 283-5700
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The 18-hole Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell in Elberton, Georgia is a public/municipal golf course that opened in 2004. Designed by Robert Walker, Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell measures 6861 yards from the longest tees. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell
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A view of a green surrounded by bunkers and the clubhouse in background from Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell.A view from a tee at Arrowhead Pointe from Lake Richard B. Russell.A view from tee #16 from Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell.A view over the water from Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. RussellA view of a hole with water in background from Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. RussellA view of a green from Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. RussellA view of the clubhouse from Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Robert Walker
  • Public/Private: Municipal
  • Year opened: 2004
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  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
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  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

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Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
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Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Gold 72 6861 134 72.5
Blue 72 6458 129 70.7
White 72 5971 119 68.9
Red 72 5220 122 70.4

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by David Theoret
    on October 09th, 2017 15:05
    Few private or resort courses have the geographical characteristics golf course designer Bob Walker was given when he designed Arrowhead Pointe. In fact, Walker has said that basically the state handed him 400-acres of land within the Richard B. Russell State Park in Elberton, GA and said, “put the course wherever you need to.” And Walker did just that.

    This 6,861-yard masterpiece sits on a peninsula on Richard B. Russell Lake and offers some of the best water views and scenic vistas anywhere in the South. Better yet, there are no lakefront homes or even private docks to spoil the view as you make your way around the course.

    Arrowhead Pointe Golf Club is not without its share of accolades, having been named the 2nd Best New Affordable Public Course in America by Golf Digest in 2005. It has also been ranked #10 on Golf Advisor’s list of Top 25 courses under $50 and placed Arrowhead Pointe on its list of the Top 10 courses in the state of Georgia.

    From the back tees, Arrowhead Pointe plays 6,861 yards with a course rating of 72.5 and a slope of 134. Most men will find that the white tees at 5,971 (68.9/119) will give them a challenge and let them enjoy the scenery. If they need more, there’s a fourth set of tees that play 6,458 (70.7/129). Ladies typically play from 5,221 yards (70.4/122). The bottom line is that there is a yardage that is suitable for everyone; just be sure to pick the one that best suits your game and you’re sure to have a good time.

    The course was designed back in 2001, but for budgetary reasons, did not open until July 2004. The Georgia State Park system boasts eight high quality golf courses, and while Arrowhead Pointe may not be the most difficult, it has by far the most breathtaking views. Water does come into play on at least 8 holes and thankfully most of what you see does not come into play. When it does, there are no overly long carries over it; hit your ball in the water and odds are that it’s your fault.

    In addition to the water hazards, you’ll find some significant elevation changes, tree-lined fairways, a myriad of doglegs – both left and right – and strategically place bunkers, primarily on the peripheries of the fairways. Well-groomed fairways lead to TifEagle Bermuda greens with subtle undulations and very few straight putts. This is one course that seems to have it all.

    In creating Arrowhead Pointe, Walker wanted to make the course playable for golfers of all levels of ability. Each hole tends to have a safe route for less experienced players and a more challenging route that provides certain risk/reward opportunities for seasoned golfers. During your round, you may find it necessary to play both routes. Not only will it benefit your scorecard, it will greatly enhance your enjoyment.

    The front nine has several interesting holes, most notably the par 5’s. Number 1 is a fairly straightforward hole that plays uphill and considerably longer than the stated yardage. Only the longest of hitters will get on in two; for the rest of us, the landing area is very generous off the tee. A layup down the right side will take the fairway bunker on the left out of play and set up an easy approach. Three good shots and you can tame this hole.

    Even Head Golf Professional Barry Johnston says that the par 5, 5th hole is best played as a three-shot par 5. The best way to make birdie is to hit your approach shot close. There’s bunkers in play on both your tee shot and layup shot and the green complex is fronted and flanked by sand as well. The green slopes gently from back to front. Played correctly, this hole can let you put up a low number.

    Both par 3’s on the outward nine play uphill and require an extra club or two to compensate. Another similarity: both feature green complexes that are well guarded by bunkers. The toughest hole on the front side is the par 4 6th, a 412 yarder that plays slightly uphill. Favoring the left side off the tee gives the best angle into a long, multi-tiered green. Number 6 provides the first view of the lake and gives you a taste of what’s to come.

    The back nine features not only a number of challenging holes, it has some of the most incredible views in all of the state. It all starts on Number 12, a 368-yard par 4 (White Tees) which offers a great view of Lake Richard B. Russell and continues on Number 13, where a finger of the lake juts out and must be carried on this medium length par 3. The lake really steals the show on number 14 (361 yards from the White Tees), where it frames both sides of the fairway, giving the illusion that the hole plays a lot narrower than it really is. Carry the fairway bunker on the left and you’ll have a clear shot uphill to a long, narrow multi-tiered green well protected by bunkers. A front/back pin placement can be a 3 or 4 club difference.

    After your round, be sure to visit Arrowhead Pointe’s café, where you’ll find a good selection of traditional clubhouse grub as well as all of your favorite libations. The pro shop is stocked with great looking logoed apparel from a lot of the industry’s top names including Titleist, Antigua and Adidas. There’s also a full-length driving range where you can hit every club in the bag and trust me, you’ll use every one of them during your round. The practice putting green will give you a pretty good idea of what you will face over the next few hours.
  • Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell
    5 stars out of 5
    by Robby Smith
    on February 20th, 2017 14:49
    Played Monday February 20,2017. Pro shop extremely friendly and let us go early ahead of 2 foursomes. Course in Great shape and the course is very fair. You are rewarded for good shots and can get in trouble when you hit bad ones. This is my friends favorite course hands down. We have played here on 4 occasions in the last year and have no problem making the 75 mile ride down to play. The back 9 is where you get the beauty of lake Russell and you can't help yourself from taking in the views. I highly recommend a round here because you will be back. The staff can not be any friendlier and and can not be more helpful. First class place. This is what golf should be.
  • Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell
    4 stars out of 5
    by JR
    on December 08th, 2015 21:02
    Marvelous design. Wonderful views. Isolated. Serene. Cabins outstanding. Highly recommend.
  • Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Dan
    on May 25th, 2010 10:48
    Great course at a great price. You'll love the layout. My only advice would be to call ahead and check out aeration schedule.
  • Arrowhead Pointe At Lake Richard B. Russell
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Robert
    on November 14th, 2009 16:59
    I love this course. It's a great test with serinity and beauty. No houses, can't see another hole or players with many holes along and over lake Russell. Wow. I compare it to the "Cliffs Vinyard Course"
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