COURSE TO GREATNESS

EAST LAKE GOLF CLUB
THE FOUNDATION
DIRECTIONS
This week, we're sharing the stories of East Lake during the TOUR Championship. Our regular site will return next week. 2606 Alston Drive Atlanta, GA 30317

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Named for the body of water resulting from the merging of the headwaters of the Ocmulgee and Altamaha rivers, East Lake Golf Club opened its doors in 1904. Originally designed by Tom Bendelow, the course was completely reconfigured in 1913 by famed architect Donald Ross. It hosted the 1950 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, marking the first time a USGA national championship was held in Atlanta, and it was the site of the 1963 Ryder Cup.

In 1994, as part of the broader revitalization efforts in the community, the club enlisted Rees Jones to breathe new life into the layout. Since reopening in 1995, East Lake has been ranked as one of the Top 100 courses in the world, boasts an award-winning Golf Shop and is a destination for golfers eager to experience golf at the place where champions learned to swing the club. The revamped design has hosted countless championships, including the 2001 U.S. Amateur and its ongoing relationship with the TOUR Championship. In 2016, East Lake Golf Club decided to reverse the two nines, shifting the course back to its original layout.

HOLE INFORMATION
THE CLUBHOUSE

THE CLUBHOUSE

The centerpiece of the historic course is the clubhouse, which boasts its own enduring legacy. Destroyed twice by fire during its first 20 years, the clubhouse was fashioned in its current form by Atlanta architect Philip Shutze.

Throughout the building are trophies, photographs and other historic artifacts, documenting the rich heritage of East Lake. Among the items on display are:

ABOUT THE COURSE
CLUB OF CHAMPIONS

CLUB OF CHAMPIONS

From the record-setting career of Bobby Jones, the game's greatest amateur golfer, to the trophies of today hoisted by Stewart Cink, East Lake is undoubtedly the "club of champions." In all, members of the club have collected 16 major championships.

THE CLUBHOUSE
HOLE INFORMATION

HOLE INFORMATION

East Lake Golf Club is steeped in history, stemming from its founding as Atlanta's first golf club to its status as the home club of the legendary Bobby Jones. Here are some interesting facts about the rich tradition that exists at the course:

CLUB OF CHAMPIONS
ABOUT THE COURSE

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

ALL PARKING IS AT TURNER FIELD.*  THERE IS NO ON-COURSE PARKING. A free shuttle will take you to the golf course.

Select image above for an interactive map powered by Google Maps *Parking is free at Turner Field.

DIRECTIONS TO TURNER FIELD

FROM THE NORTH

Take I-75 and I-85 to I-75/85, or GA 400 to I-75/85. Exit at Fulton Street and follow the signs to Turner Field parking.

FROM THE SOUTH

Take I-75 and I-85 to I-75/85 and exit at Fulton Street. Follow the signs to Turner Field parking.

FROM THE EAST

Take I-20 west to Capitol Avenue or Highway 78 to I-285 South to I-20 west to Capitol Avenue. Proceed south to Turner Field, following signs for Turner Field parking.

FROM THE WEST

Take I-20 to exit No. 22 (Windsor Street) and proceed south to Fulton Street, following the signs for Turner Field parking.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Established in 1995, the East Lake Foundation turned one of the nation's most violent public housing projects into a national model for community redevelopment.

The Foundation believes in turning poverty into possibility, providing support for East Lake residents to build a better life for themselves and future generations through cradle-to-college education, the establishment of mixed-income housing and the fostering of community wellness.

Proceeds from The TOUR Championship support the work of the Foundation, as well as the First Tee™ of East Lake,  a golf and life-skills program for area children ages 5 through 17. Each year, The First Tee™ of East Lake serves more than 800 children from the East Lake community and Drew Charter School.

Last year the TOUR Championship raised more than $1.9 million for the East Lake Foundation.

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For more information on the East Lake Foundation, please contact:

Catherine Woodling

Director of Communications

404-550-7271 cwoodling@eastlakefoundation.org

Traci Messier

Jackson Spalding (for the East Lake Foundation)

706-816-6022 tmessier@jacksonspalding.com

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