Giving Back, Going Green, and Growing the Game
The Foundation’s aim is not only to offer a new and great golf experience; it is also to make a major contribution to the Atlanta community, be good stewards of the environment, and grow the game of golf. Please see our website at www.bjgcf.org to see our Statement on the environmental impact of the project.
- Bobby Jones will endeavor to hire from the Westside community whenever possible to fill jobs at the club including work on the golf course, in Golf House, and as driving range and cart attendants. We look forward to collaborating with the City of Refuge and Westside Works in that regard.
- The Foundation will offer kids of all backgrounds access to golf at Bobby Jones through specialized programming. U.S. Kids Golf will provide them with clubs to use, either donated to keep or stored at the course.
- The Bobby Jones Golf Academy will offer a multitude of junior golf camps and instruction, working hand in hand with U.S. Kids Golf to grow the game and give many kids a place to go that is safe and one that teaches integrity and hard work.
- Bobby Jones will remain a public course. Greens fees will vary depending on the time of day, week, and year, making it accessible to golfers of all income levels.
- Through the Foundation’s association with the Professional Golfers Association and the Golf Course Superintendents Association, Bobby Jones will develop and periodically offer seminars and courses held at Georgia Golf House, making the course a “learning lab” for professionals from both organizations.
- The Foundation is working in partnership with the City of Atlanta and the PATH Foundation to create trails and paths that connect to and surround the golf course.
- The Foundation will utilize the most modern standards to construct an environmentally friendly and sustainable golf course and facility. During the construction of the new course, nearly $1.2 million will be spent on erosion control measures and in the planting of new trees and landscaping. The new course will be planted with TifTuf Bermuda grass, a new hybrid that will use 30% less water than other golf course grasses.
- The driving range, instruction center, and Cupp Links will be handicap-accessible to disabled golfers with special tees and paths designed to make access easy and golf enjoyable.