In 1932, the Bobby Jones Golf Course opened as the first public golf course in Atlanta as a tribute to one of the greatest golfers of all time. The course became obsolete over the years since and did not properly reflect the most iconic name in golf.
The Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation, Inc., was formed several years ago by a group of citizens passionate about this historic golf course. The Foundation raised over $17 million from private donations and now leases the property from the State of Georgia. The project is being supported by the Georgia State Golf Association, the Georgia Section of the PGA, the United States Golf Association, the PGA Tour, and some of the leading philanthropic institutions in Atlanta and Georgia, as well as many individuals and companies.
The aim is to completely redevelop Bobby Jones – imagine a blank 130-acre canvas with nothing remaining from the “old” Bobby Jones. The opportunity is to do something extraordinary not only in terms of a new and different golf experience and clubhouse, but equally important, the course’s contribution to the community as a whole.