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Greater Atlanta has a ton of golf courses, but that doesn’t mean that players can’t get a feel for Augusta National. Atlanta’s best golf courses include a party atmosphere, perfect for a fun golfing experience.
The heart of the PGA Tour season essentially begins and ends in greater Atlanta. Many golfers in northern locales consider The Masters in Augusta, the first major of the year, as the signal to dust off their clubs for the pending summer. The annual TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club concludes the race to the FedExCup every September. Atlanta's public golf scene lives up to its tournament offerings, taking advantage of the scenic rolling countryside surrounding the city. Great golf resorts -- Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville; the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro; Callaway Gardens Resort in Pine Mountain; the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton and the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain -- all reside within 85 miles of city limits. Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee boasts 117 holes, including two courses by Bob Cupp, Great Waters by Jack Nicklaus, The National by Tom Fazio and The Oconee by Rees Jones. Fazio's The Frog Golf Club in Villa Rica; Bear's Best, a Nicklaus replica course in Suwanee; the 27-hole Georgia Golf Club in Statham, Rees Jones' Echelon Golf Club in Alpharetta and the Cobblestone Golf Course in Acworth headline a strong pool of daily-fee golf courses in the Atlanta area.
Located just north of downtown in the Buckhead district is one of the most revolutionary golf courses in the country. Widely applauded for its innovation, Bobby Jones Golf Course is a 9-hole reversible course which maximizes its urban footprint. The first public golf course in Atlanta, it originally opened in 1932 as an 18-hole tribute to the legendary Jones. In 2016, the course underwent a complete redesign under the direction of Bob Cupp with funding from the Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation. Cupp transformed a rundown 18-hole layout into a reversible 9-holer in what became his final project before his passing in 2016. The course reopened in 2018 and many regard it as the blueprint for the future of urban golf. For $18–$39, golfers can tee it up on the Magnolia and Azalea nines for as unique of a round as they come. https://www.bobbyjonesgc.com/ (Source: www.linksmagazine.com)