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East Lake Golf Club

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#1 - This relatively simple opening hole is guarded by a sloping green
#2 - A small target at this long par 3. The runoff area on the right will catch many a tee shot.
#3 - I really liked this short par 4. Lay back for a longer approach...
#3 - this well-bunkered and severely sloped green.
#4 - The bunkers on this difficult par 4 pinch you left on your tee shot.
#4 - But the green favors an approach from the right.
#5 - This three-shotter plays as a par 4 in the Tour Championship
#6 - A popular TV shot. The island sixth green with the clubhouse in the background.
#6 - Gives you an idea of how small the target looks from 213 yards...
#6 - A view from the mortal's tees.
#7 - The shortest hole on the course features an uphill approach shot
#7 - This runoff area to the right of the green can take you 10-15 feet below the putting surface.
#8 - There's plenty of room to miss on the right here, but it will leave you with a much longer and more difficult approach.
#8 - It doesn't look it from the fairway, but this green slopes severely from left to right.
#9 - If you can manage a long poke down the left side, you may catch a speed slot that can make this three-shotter reachable.
#9 - Another great view of the clubhouse. Second shots in to this par 5 will have to navigate through well-placed bunkers.
#10 - The opening hole of the back nine plays uphill the whole way.
#11 - This one-shotter enjoys a quaint setting in the corner of the property. Avoid the especially deep bunkers here.
#12 - Many a wedge and short iron have been played in to this short par 4. Watch your spin...
#13 - The field goal tee shot at the long and difficult par 4.
#13 - This green is one of the more difficult to hold on the course, especially with a long iron in your hand.
#14 - I really liked how this hole played. The firm conditions allowed me to land a pitching wedge short of the green and run it up perfectly.
#15 - A cut is preferable from the tee at this par 5. The fairway will feed right.
#15 - It's all uphill from here.
#16 - I think this is the most beautiful hole on the course. Atlanta can be seen in the distance.
#16 - The green pitches right and back to front. Up-and-downs from the left are quite difficult.
#17 - The walk...
#17 - To the tee...
#17 - At the 17th. Don't go left...
#17 - Extremely penal bunkering along the right side can be seen here.
#18 - Unfortunately the sun had already set, but it didn't stop us from finishing up our round.

2575 Alston Drive SE

Atlanta, Georgia

Course Style: Parkland

Designed by Donald Ross in 1915

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Dave has played East Lake Golf Club

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#61 on 2011 Golf Digest's America's 100 Greatest Courses
#52 on 2009 Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the U.S.
#56 on 2011 Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the U.S.

Notable Tournaments Hosted

U.S. Amateur (2001, )

2001 - Bubba Dickerson

2 Play the Tips Rankings

  • Shot Playability: 7.50
  • Short Game Playability: 8.30
  • Fairness: 7.50
  • Experience: 10.00
  • Aura: 9.50
  • OMG Factor: 7.50
  • Design: 8.00
  • Total: 8.32
  • Ass-Kick Factor: 7.50


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