It seems to be a Bobby Jones weekend. But how could it be anything else, since Atlanta was the man’s home. It is another glorious day in Atlanta. I am staying in a northern suburb, socially and economically about as far from East Lake as you can get. Peachtree’s membership consists of the longstanding blue-blood families of Atlanta, so exclusive I could find no sign on the front gate whatsoever.
Peachtree was designed by Robert Trent Jones. It is one of his finest courses and jump-started his career as a golf architect. And guess who worked on the club with him? Bobby Jones (no relation), the founder and first president of Peachtree. Jones is credited as a co-architect of the course, just as he is credited with co-designing Augusta National several years later. Peachtree looks and feels like Augusta, with similar rolling terrain and vegetation. You may be interested to know that the clubhouse, the old Samuel House Plantation house, served as General Sherman’s 1864 headquarters in his march through Atlanta to the sea. Larry Berle.
Date: November 24, 2014