Overview of golf course named East Lake Golf Club

East Lake Golf Club

Atlanta, United States

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1904

Type

Parkland

Architect

Tom Bendelow, Donald Ross, Rees Jones, George Cobb

Access

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.

Community

Club members

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7 May
This was a fabulous experience. A wonderful course in great condition and the staff were really friendly.
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November 27, 2017
If your like me you try to imagine yourself sinking a putt on the par 3 18th for 11 million dollars. Not many people can fathom a putt that wins you 11 million, but playing East Lake gives you a chance to live out that dream, well without the large pay out. As you putt out and walk off the 18th green at East Lake you smile and think of all the great golfers that have came before you. I came away with one main thought, there a lot of water carries including the famous island green 6th. A fantastic hole and make sure you walk farther around the lake and get a look at where the pros tee box is. Throughout your round you forget your in Atlanta. The course has a layout that gives you a great view of the property without giving away to much of holes to come. Many charity events are held on Mondays when the course is closed, so look for great opportunities to give back to the community and to play this historic track.
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