Atlanta National Golf Club is a collaboration between father-son duo Pete and P.B. Dye, which means you can expect significant amounts of both heroism and risk-reward opportunities.
Among the more eye catching examples is No. 9, a 527-yard par five that will have strong players salivating for an eagle opportunity. The best angle, however, to this green — sitting beyond a creek that flows across the fairway — means placing a tee shot on the skinny fairway that sits on the right side of a centerline bunkers that runs down the middle of the landing area for nearly 250 yards.
Although this falls in line with some of Pete’s previous entries, No. 16 seems to be an entirely P.B. concept. His father has claimed a distaste for drivable par fours, so a hole that plays 295-yards from the tips must have gotten a sideways eye from the elder architect on site. Those going for the home run must work the ball right-to-left to a lengthy green, dodging a barrage of pot bunkers that dot the fairway.
One hole that both architects probably agreed upon was the classic Dye island green that appropriately plays as No. 17 at Atlanta National.