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PGA Tour - The East Lake Golf Club Course
Home of the 2005 The Tour Championship
Address: 2575 Alston Dr SE Atlanta, GA 30317 Opened: 1904
Course Par: 72
Male Yardage: 7112
Course Designer: Tom Bendelow
The par-72 East Lake Golf Club is 7,112 yards from the championship tees. This course, renovated by Rees Jones in 1994-95, was the site of the 1963 Ryder Cup. Some of the fairways are wide open, while others are lined by mature trees. The greens are always well maintained and putt true. "GOLFWEEK" rated this course 24th among "America's 100 Best Classical Courses" for 1997, 32nd for 1998 and 27th for 1999. "GOLF Magazine" chose it 66th among the "Top 100 Courses in the U.S." for 1997 and 54th in 1999. This club hoasted the U.S. Amateur Tournament in 2001. Of interest is that this is the course where Bobby Jones learned to play golf. Inside the golf shop, Jones' locker still remains intact. Donald Ross redesigned the course earlier this century, and George Cobb also did some changes in 1960 Over the years, East Lake has given birth to 21 regional and 21 national golf champions and is the only course in history to have produced two British Amateur champions: Bobby Jones in 1930 and Charlie Yates in 1938. The course has hosted 17 major championships, most notably the 1950 U.S. Women's Amateur, 1963 Ryder Cup, 101st United States Amateur Championship in 2001, and the 1998 and 2000 PGA TOUR Championship. Also, East Lake hosted the PGA TOUR Championship and the Southern Amateur in 2002.
Previous winners include, Retief Goosen, Chad Campbell, Vijay Singh, Mike Weir, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Hal Sutton, David Duval, Tom Lehman, Billy Mayfair, Mark McCumber, Jim Gallagher Jr, Paul Azinger, Craig Stadler, Jodie Mudd, Tom Kite, Curtis Strange, Tom Watson and more.
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