|Chateau Elan Golf Club has some of the most picturesque courses in the Atlanta region.|
"Featuring two courses of championship golf for the public, Chateau Elan Golf Club offers world-class golf and amenities! The Chateau Course covers 170 acres and has thick Bermuda roughs and strategically placed lakes and ponds, weaving alongside two creeks, water comes into play on ten holes! This course features 87 bunkers and is sure to challenge your game! The Woodlands Course is a 6,735 yards with numerous elevation changes and memorable views of multiple lakes. The tree-lined course will offer blissful solitude and is considered the most picturesque of the Chateau Elan courses."The woodlands course comes highly recommended. Give it a try.
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Here's what you do MondayFirst: Get on the road! Chateau Elan is about an hour from midtown Atlanta. So, head on out early. Grab a coffee on the way. ($5 per person)
Second: Share the Warmth Coat Drive. Fourteen West Realtors is collecting winter gear (coats, gloves, hats, scarves, etc.) to benefit Atlanta's needy. Items should be clean, in good repair, and wearable. So, before you head out for golf, drop off a coat your not using. It's a good thing. Contact Fourteen West at 404-874-6357.
Third: Golf time. Head on up to Chateau Elan and get into it. The Chateau is a full French Country resort and includes a winery, fine restaurants, wonderful accommodations, spa, and of course the golf. Before golf, have a light lunch at Versailles, one of their many restaurants. Then, head to the links. ($39.50 for golf, $30 per person for lunch).
Fourth: Nap time. Head on back to Atlanta and siesta.
Finally: A quiet dinner at Wisteria is in order. This gem on N. Highland brings excellent food and wine, wonderful service, and an interesting palette of local art to admire and purchase if you're moved. Chef Jason Hill focuses on contemporary American with a Southern flair. Try the Charleston-style crab cake for an appetizer, or the pimento cheese deviled eggs. For entree, try the shrimp and grits or the pork tenderloin. All very, very good. For wine, try a bottle of Stag's Leap "Hands of Time." Yum! They even have a pretty extensive gluten free menu. Wisteria is usually pretty busy, even on a Monday evening. So, your best bet is to call ahead and make a reservation. ($ - $50 per person).
Book KeepingFor two people:
- Coffee: $10
- Coat Drive: $Free
- Elan: $40 plus $60 for lunch
- Nap: $Free
- Wisteria: $100
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Today's full day plan can take up to about 98 miles of driving, if your home base is midtown Atlanta. The 98 miles equates to about 70 pounds of carbon dioxide, or the carbon sequestered by about 14 sq feet of forest. Calculations are based on the U.S. EPA's green house gas equivalencies calculator.
98 miles of driving
70 pounds of carbon dioxide
14 square feet of forest would be required to sequester this carbon.
Wonder why a gallon of gas (about 6 pounds) generates 20 pounds of green house gas? Check out this article at Slate.com.
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