Atlanta Athletic Club

1930 Bobby Jones Drive,

Johns Creek, Georgia GA 30097

  • Office

    +1 (770) 448 2166
  • Golf pro

    Rick Anderson (Head Golf Professional)
  • Academy

    The RT Jones Jr Golf Instruction Center

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, riverside (Chattahoochee River) and residential.

  • Designer:

    Highlands course: Robert Trent Jones Sr designed AAC's original 27-hole layout at this location (1964), nine holes of which form the back-nine of the Highlands course; Joe Finger designed the front-nine holes (1971). Modifications made by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (1980s); both nines redesigned by Rees Jones (2006).
    Riverside course: comprises 18 holes of the original RTJ Sr-designed 27-hole layout (1964); course redesigned by his son Rees Jones (2003).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7613
5715
5135
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
77.0
68.8
71.6

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Highlands course. Also at AAC is the 18-hole par-72 Riverside course (7428 yds from back tees), as well as a 9-hole par-3 course, which features small greens and holes from 75 to 125 yds.

Location

Latitude:

34.004520

Longitude:

-84.192755

How to get there:

26 miles NE of downtown Atlanta.

From I-85 in the northeast of Atlanta, take exit 95 (direction Chattanooga) and follow I-285 West. After o.5 mile exit at Hwy 141 North and head north on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. After 4 miles merge into the left lanes as the road splits, and continue on Hwy 141 (now Peachtree Pkwy NW) direction Cumming Dahlonega. After 4.6 miles (about o.5 mile beyond the Chattahoochee River) turn right into Bobby Jones Drive.

Atlanta Athletic Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1898

Located in the city's wealthy northern suburbs alongside the Chattahoochee River, the historic Atlanta Athletic Club offers 36 holes of championship golf. In addition to the highly-acclaimed Highlands and Riverside courses, the club's top-quality facilities also include a par-3 course, athletic centre, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, Olympic-sized pool and luxurious clubhouse and dining facilities.

The Highlands course, substantially redesigned by Rees Jones in 2006, has played host to several major golf championships. Immaculately maintained and, like its companion, easily walkable, the Highlands layout is strategically bunkered with a plethora of stylish fairway and greenside bunkering.

The relatively narrow fairways are routed through a pleasantly, but not densely tree-lined environment, while water poses an occasional but menacing threat. The wonderfully challenging par-4 18th is flanked on its leftside by a small lake, which has to be crossed to find the safety of the final green.

The 7,428 yard Riverside course was originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, then redesigned by his son Rees Jones in 2003. Three holes on the Riverside's back-nine were reversed to bring the Chattahoochee River into play and view.

List of courses: Around Atlanta

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Atlanta Athletic Club is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Led by Burton Smith, Atlanta Athletic Club was established in 1898, as an organisation where young businessmen could pursue indoor and outdoor athletics. Originally located on Edgewood Ave in the city's downtown area, the club twice outgrew its space and relocated.

In the early 1900s, Atlanta Athletic branched out into the increasingly popular pastime of golf, building a course at East Lake in 1906. The course officially opened in 1908, and is famously known as the venue where the great Bobby Jones developed and honed his golfing skills. East Lake is now a separate club, but remains a key part of the heritage of the Atlanta Athletic Club, which moved 23 miles north to its present Johns Creek location in the late 1960s.

At its current location Atlanta Athletic Club has hosted many top-level tournaments, including several major championships (see our Tournaments sections >by Venue >Atlanta Athletic Club).

Published ranking

Highlands course:
Georgia: 4th best course in Georgia (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA: 148th best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2023).
Riverside course:
Georgia: 17th best course in Georgia.

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