East Lake Golf Club

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East Lake Golf Club

Architect: Donald Ross / Rees Jones
Year: 1915 / 1995

2575 Alston Drive Southeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30317
(404) 373-5722

Course Access: Private

driving range available
walking only - caddies available

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The Itinerant Golfer

East Lake Golf Club

When thinking of golf in Atlanta one name immediately comes to mind . . . Bobby Jones. Robert “Bobby" Tyre Jones, Jr. is unquestionably the greatest and most well known amateur golfer of all time. He stands as the only golfer (amateur or professional) to win all 4 major tournaments in a single calendar; a feat known as a Grand Slam. In 1930 Bobby accomplished this by winning the British Amateur, British Open, U.S. Open and finally the U.S. Amateur. After successfully completing the Grand Slam Mr. Jones officially retired at the top of his game and moved along with his life. In the “retirement" years following his Grand Slam victory Bobby Jones became closely associated with other golf clubs but there is only one place that can be called the true home of Bobby Jones and that is East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA. It was here that Bobby learned to play the game and it was here that he practiced and trained for his championship golf events including the four major events that he won for the Grand Slam of 1930. East Lake Golf Club began life in 1898 known as The Atlanta Athletic Club and its first golf course was opened in 1908. Five years later, in 1913, the club hired well known golf course architect Donald Ross to redesign the original course so that it would have two nines that each conveniently ended at the clubhouse. In 1928 the club again called on Mr. Ross… More >