Bobby Jones Golf Course

After a $23 million renovation that forced the removal of 525 trees, Bobby Jones Golf Course reopened in November, and it’s a fascinating look at how a golf course can be utterly reimagined. The course—which used to be owned by the City of Atlanta and now is owned by the state, which leases it to a foundation—has been transformed from a crowded 18-hole track into a nine-hole reversible layout. In other words, the design (big greens, multiple tee areas per hole) means nine holes can be played as 18. Of special note are an additional six holes built just for kids, called the “Cupp Links,” named for the famed golf course architect Bob Cupp, who designed the new layout before his death in 2016. Course officials say they plan to plant at least as many new trees to replace the axed ones. See the full article at