Park Reservations 800-864-7275
Clubhouse open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Carts must return by 5:30 p.m.
Gates lock by 5:45 p.m.
Please call in advance for course conditions/availability.
Park 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Royston, GA 30662
Located just minutes north of Athens and Commerce off I-85, Highland Walk offers 18 holes of great value golf. The course is built on steep rolling hills with broad, crowned Bermuda fairways leading to generous, sloping Bermuda greens. But don’t let the courses beauty fool you, Highland Walk is a challenging course that requires accurate shot making to score well.
Georgia State Parks 2021 Outstanding Golf Course of the Year Award
In 2020, Highland Walk was named one of Golf Now’s “Top 25 courses in Georgia” under the leadership of Park Manager Todd Gibson, Golf Superintendent Shannon Crabb and Course Manager Bill Schuster. It experienced its most successful year yet (hosting more than 21,000 rounds) while making numerous improvements, including repaving cart paths, accessible parking, a concrete pad at the driving range, clearing underbrush and more. The course also hosted 25 events including their junior golf camp.
Golfers' Choice 2021: Best golf courses in Georgia
25th of 207: Highland Walk
The GOLFPASS annual Golfers' Choice lists compiled by the Golf Advisor community are created by analyzing ratings and reviews from members of the review community throughout the year. Highland Walk scored 25th out of 207 golf courses reviewed in Georgia.
- Holes: 18
- Yards: 6,421
- Rating: 71.1
- Slope: 132
- Par: 72
- Driving Range is closed every Monday until 1 p.m. for maintenance.
- Singles and twosomes will be paired up during peak play periods.
- A $10 rider fee is charged for any non-playing spectator.
- Rates cannot be combined with other specials, coupons or discounts and are subject to change with prior notice.
- Group play of six-somes or more is NOT permitted.
- Five-somes are authorized only by the Manager on a case by case basis prior to start.
- Loud music from portable speakers is prohibited.
- No 18 hole rounds will be sold after 1:30 PM and no 9 hole rounds sold after 3:30 PM.
- Carts are not always available to go to the practice areas.
- Walking is permitted anytime on weekdays and weekends after 2 p.m.
- Course Rates
IN SEASON GOLF COURSE RATES (MARCH–NOVEMBER)
Rates shown do not include tax, are per person and are subject to change.
Weekday Weekend 18 hole Green Fee with cart
Before 2 p.m.
$34 $42 Twilight
After 2 p.m.
$28 $35 Senior
62 & older
$31 $35 Junior 18-Hole
17 & under
$21 $21 Junior 9-Hole $12 $12
Ladies Day - every Wednesday - $18 with Cart any time
Golf Range - $5 per basket of 50 balls. Obtain token at Golf Shop.
Winter Rates - effective any day Dec 1 – Feb 28
18 holes with cart: $34
Seniors (age 62+) 18 holes: $27
Seniors (age 62+) 9 holes: $20
All rates will be plus tax. Tax is not absorbed within the published rates.
- All rates include an 18 Hole cart fee of $18 and 9 hole cart fee of $12.
- Junior rate is in effect Weekdays and Weekends.
- All Special Rates and Golf Access Cards include cart fee. No walking allowed.
- All rates include park pass.
- Membership Options
Five State Park Golf Courses are now included with your Highland Walk Membership. Play any of the other courses for a $20 reciprocal fee (18 holes with cart). Valid any day/any time. Walking is permitted at no charge at the visiting course, but only during non-peak times. Greens pass is valid for 12 consecutive months from the purchase date and is not transferable. Walking is permitted only after 2 PM on weekends at Highland Walk.
Below are our two membership offers. Please decide which type of player you are before purchasing. If you play once a month or less the Golf Pass will save you money. If you play on a weekly basis our Greens Pass will give you the most play for your money.
Passes can be purchased from any State Park Golf Course.
Family – $800 (4 player maximum)
Couples - $650
Senior Couples (62+) - $600
Individual – $550
Senior (62+) – $440
Corporate plan available - $1,400
Memberships are accompanied with our generous 10 point loyalty package that include reduced cart fees and guest round rates, extra range privileges, 10% off merchandise, and bonus discount for on time renewals. Please contact the Golf Shop for full details. A membership purchase may be made by phone with a valid credit card.
- Discounted cart rate: $14 + tax
- Discounted range balls: $2.50 + tax
- Discounted replay round: 50% cart fee
- One complimentary cart fee after 10 rounds
- Four complimentary guest passes per year
- Guest rates at twilight fee
- 10% off Golf Shop merchandise
- Annual Member/Guest tournament
- $20 statewide reciprocal fee with any plan
Every Wednesday - $18 plus tax
Stay and Play Special at Highland Walk
Book a reservation at the Bluebird cottage any time between December 1st and February 28th and receive our best rates on your stay. During this winter season, golf packages are reduced to $125 for lodging fees per night with 18 holes of golf/with cart priced at $25 per player. An all day golf rate of $43 per player is also available. The cottage has full amenities and sleeps eight. A two night minimum is required. Join us this winter at the Bluebird cottage and accept the challenge of one of the best conditioned and most difficult courses in Northeastern Georgia.
Call the Golf Shop at 706-245-6770 to reserve your spot today.
Winter Deal at Highland Walk
The upcoming winter season brings one everyday play rate to Highland Walk. For the period of Dec 1st through Feb 28th, these golf fees will be in effect seven days a week:
- 18 holes w/cart-$34
- 9 holes w/cart-$22
- Seniors (62+)-$31 for 18 holes and $21 for 9 holes
Holders of the Georgia State Park Golf Pass receive an even sweeter deal this winter by using their 25% golf fee discount off the $34 daily rate. The Golf Pass is a perfect way to save money for all golfers and is an excellent gift idea. For just $35, a Golf Pass holder receives discount fees with access to all 8 state park courses for one full year. Call the Golf Shop at 706-245-6770 and we'll sell you one over the phone and mail it to you!
Annual Membership Early Bird Special
Considering an Annual Membership at Highland Walk? December is the time to buy with our $50 "Early Bird" Special. Any new Highland Walk member will receive the discount on each of our membership categories:
- Individual - $550
- Senior (62+) - $440
- Couples - $650
- Family - $800
- Corporate - $1,400
Highland Walk members receive the generous benefits offered in our 10 point loyalty program that includes reduced cart fees, 2 for 1 range privileges, guest discounts, 10% off merchandise and a $20 reciprocal golf fee at participating state park courses. For questions about Annual Memberships, please call the golf shop at 706-245-6770.
- Instruction - Learn To Play
Private Instruction available upon request. Please contact the Golf Shop for information and appointments.
- Covid-19 Information
We are experiencing a high volume of play. We suggest you make an advanced reservation 1-2 days ahead of your desired play date to guarantee course/cart availability. Walk-ins may have long delays during peak play periods and same day tee times may not always be available at the time requested.
Please be patient with the starters. Singles & twosomes are paired.
- Replay rounds cannot be guaranteed and are based on availability.
- All Restrooms are open.
- No food available for purchase, only pre-packaged snacks.
- All drinking water jugs have been removed from the course.
- Ice is not available for cart coolers.
- Bunker rakes have been removed.
- All social distancing requirements are in place and enforced.
- Maximum 6 guests may be in the Clubhouse at one time.