Tom Bendelow, Donald Ross, Rees Jones, George Cobb
Members and their guests
East Lake is famous for being Atlanta's earliest golf club, for its Don Ross layout and especially for its association with Bobby Jones. Though located in a venerable part of town and offering a nice view of the skyline, the course somehow fell into disrepair, but was resuscitated by Tom Cousins, an entrepreneur and fan of the game from Atlanta who beginning in the mid-Nineties invested in the neighborhood, and Rees Jones was brought in to restore the layout. What bunkers there are are carefully positioned, the greens elevated and quick. Holes vary in length and orientation. A pair of par 3s is particularly memorable; the 6th stretches 213 yards to one of the original peninsular greens, and the 235-yard 18th makes for a great closing hole. Numerous competitions have been played here, from the 1963 Ryder Cup to the current PGA Tour Championship that wraps up the season in September.