East Lake Golf Club

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East Lake Golf Club
Club information
Location Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Established 1968, 1913
Type Private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted The Tour Championship
Ryder Cup (1963)
Website eastlakegolfclub.com
East Lake Golf Course
Designed by Donald Ross
Par 72
Length 7,374 yards (6,743 m)
Course rating 75.9
Slope rating 142 [1]
Course record 60 - Zach Johnson (2007)
East Lake Golf Club is located in United States
East Lake Golf Club
East Lake 
Golf Club
Location in the United States

The East Lake Golf Club is located in the East Lake neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The property where East Lake Golf Club now resides was the home course of the legendary golfer Bobby Jones. Since 2004, it has been the continuous home of The Tour Championship of the PGA Tour, first played at the course in 1998.

History[edit]

The Atlanta Athletic Club (AAC) was formed in 1898, and was a very popular club; it gained 700 members in only four years. The director of the club's athletic program was John Heisman, the famous football coach for whom the Heisman Trophy is named. In 1904 the AAC bought property to build a country club which included a golf course. Course architect Tom Bendelow was asked to lay out the course.

The course's first holes were built in 1906 and was initially only seven holes, then nine. In the summer of 1907, the course was expanded to 17 holes, and later that year the 18th hole was built to complete it. Also in 1907, the first significant tournament was hosted at East Lake, the Southern Amateur, won by Nelson Whitney. In 1908, Tom Bendelow opened his "No. 2" course at East Lake.

The course's recognized establishment date is 1913, when famous golf course architect Donald Ross completely redesigned the course. He was called in by members to improve the course to a championship level.

The AAC sold the East Lake course in 1966 to developers and moved to its present home in what is now Johns Creek, Georgia. A few years later in 1968, East Lake Country Club was formed. A group of members purchased the clubhouse and course and started operating the East Lake Country Club.

In 1994, Rees Jones restored Donald Ross' original golf course design to its current layout today.

The Course[edit]

Course records[edit]

Par 70 - Zach Johnson, 60 (–10) on September 15, 2007 at The Tour Championship presented by Coca Cola, set at 7,154 yards (6,542 m).

Par 72 - Bryce Molder, 64 (–8) on June 4, 2001 at The United States Amateur Championship. The course's length was 7,267 yards (6,645 m).

Scorecard[edit]

East Lake Golf Club
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black 76.0 / 142 426 212 390 440 559 213 434 407 589 3670 512 192 391 476 441 525 480 455 232 3704 7374
Gold 73.9 / 136 414 182 383 423 547 164 419 355 551 3438 493 178 376 400 429 496 461 401 211 3445 6883
Blue 72.6 / 133 408 161 361 413 540 149 408 322 532 3294 482 172 368 395 422 470 416 369 199 3293 6587
White 70.8 / 128 395 135 325 403 526 135 397 304 512 3132 465 166 345 376 396 458 385 332 168 3091 6223
Red 72.5 / 131 329 102 319 345 473 91 333 275 444 2711 421 138 319 319 365 414 381 267 110 2734 5445
Par 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 36 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 36 72
Handicap 7 17 11 3 9 15 1 13 5 6 18 12 10 4 8 2 14 16


Tournaments hosted[edit]

East Lake has hosted many prestigious tournaments including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database: East Lake Golf Club". USGA. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°44′35″N 84°18′11″W / 33.743°N 84.303°W / 33.743; -84.303