Druid Hills Golf Club

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Club information
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Established 1912
Type private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Dogwood Invitational
Website www.druidhillsgolfclub.com
Druid Hills Golf Course
Designed by Herbert H. Barker[1] – 1912
A. W. Tillinghast – 1935
Bob Cupp – 2003
Par 72
Length 6,860 yards
Course rating 73.5
A view of the Druid Hills golf course.


The Druid Hills Golf Club is a private country club located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The course has frequently hosted U.S. Women's Open qualifying tournaments.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

Founded in 1912, the club's facilities include golf, dining, tennis, fitness, and swimming.

In December 1921, Charles Mayo accepted a position as head professional at Druid Hills. He replaced the late J. Douglas Edgar.[5] Edgar's death was mysterious. He was found late at night on West Peachtree Street in Atlanta, bleeding heavily from a deep wound in his leg, and died in the street before any trained help could arrive.[6] The case was turned over to police, but never solved.

In May 1924 the clubhouse was gutted by fire for a $100,000 loss but was promptly rebuilt.[7] In 2003 the golf course underwent a major rehabilitation. The club hosts the Dogwood Invitational,[7] a top ten men's amateur golf tournament. The original course was designed by Herbert H. Barker in 1912.[1] Subsequent renovations were completed by A. W. Tillinghast in 1935 and Bob Cupp in 2003.

Presidential visit[edit]

In October of 1921 President Warren G. Harding and his wife visited Atlanta. The distinguished couple had previously been in Columbus, where the president had inspected the army post at Fort Benning.[8] The Hardings visited Druid Hills Golf Club where a luncheon was served to the president and his entourage.[7]

Scorecard and course layout[edit]

Club location[edit]

740 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Druid Hills Golf Club". http://golf-info-guide.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Hiskey, Michelle (July 5, 2011). "In Making a Big Leap, Many Helping Hands". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "2013 U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier". http://www.gsga.org. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "2015 U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifying Sites Announced". http://www.usga.org. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mayo Gets Pro Job at Druid Hills Club". The Washington Times (Washington, D.C.). December 2, 1921. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Rylands, Traci. "Atlanta's Other Golf Great: The Mysterious Death of J. Douglas Edgar". Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "History of Druid Hills". http://www.dhgc.org. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Harding Starts His Southern Trip Today". New York Tribune. October 25, 1921. p. 5. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 

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Coordinates: 33°46′32″N 84°19′53″W / 33.77556°N 84.33139°W / 33.77556; -84.33139