Porterdale is located 35 miles east of Atlanta between Conyers and Covington. A historic mill village, just one square mile, with a population of approximately 1,800 has many unique features. Features such as three mills, five iconic water tanks, an operational hydroplant, 500+ original mill homes (all listed on the National Register of Historic Places), an old two-room jail, a historic train depot, several parks, a seven-mile water trail listed on Georgia River Network for kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, and canoing. With all the residential streets named after trees, Porterdale is a nature lovers paradise with an abundance of historic landmarks throughout the village.
In 2006, one of the three mills was converted to loft units called the Porterdale Mill Lofts. Sitting along the Yellow River, the Porterdale Mill Lofts are an adaptive new use of the Textile Mill and Cotton Warehouse facilities built over a century ago in Porterdale Ga.
With 154 loft-style apartment units along the Yellow River, 700+ historic mill homes, restaurants, bars, outdoor recreation, and several retail spaces, the historic mill village represents a new lifestyle for those who want more than just a place to live in.
Cherokee Run Golf Club is nestled in the rolling hills of Rockdale County and located within the Georgia International Horse Park. A destination golf course, Cherokee Run was designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay of the Arnold Palmer Design Group and originally opened in 1995. Since the opening, golfers from all over the world have played our magnificent course.
The rolling, thickly wooded site now known as Cherokee Run was occupied for centuries by Cherokee Indians. During course construction, Project Architect Harrison Minchew said he found dozens of arrowheads in the Georgia red clay. “It was like finding shark’s teeth on the beach,” Minchew explained. Even today, Cherokee Run provides numerous, unexpected adventures.
Throughout the years, the course has experienced several changes. The latest and most positive is that the course is now owned by the City of Conyers. Cherokee Run and the city of Conyers staff have been working hard to renovate the course and clubhouse to make it the greatest it has ever been. In the fall of 2010, the city of Conyers assumed operations of Cherokee Run with the intention to make the course “Your Conyers Golf Course.” Operating as a municipal, daily-play facility, the course offers unique experiences for golfers of all levels of play. The clubhouse at Cherokee Run Golf Club features an upscale golf shop, restaurant/banquet and special event facility.
Cherokee Run Golf Club is an 18-hole championship 72 par course with a 143 slope, 7,016 yards and a 75.1 rating. The design features Mini Verde dwarf bermuda greens, Zoysia fairways and 96 strategically placed bunkers. Tall pines line most of the fairways and natural granite outcroppings surface dramatically on a number of holes. It’s golf at its purest surrounded by nature at its finest.
We invite you to make Cherokee Run Golf Club your home course today and experience the thrill of “Playing the Run.”