The club will always be overshadowed by its famous neighbour, but Silva’s work is undoubtedly artful and we’re sure Augusta Country Club will only rise higher in future rankings.
Tom Fazio’s 18-hole layout at The Farm Golf Club dates back to 1988 and it plays a lot tougher than the type of course found at many of the architect’s more modern residential-based golf projects.
Hawks Ridge Golf Club is highly polished and Bob Cupp has tried to create the olde worlde sophistication of classical architecture with a twist of modernity.
Host to the 1990 US Women’s Open, the Riverside forms one of two great golf courses at the 36-hole Atlanta Athletic Club. Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr, the layout was renovated by his son Rees in 2003.
Exactly half the holes on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Great Waters course at Reynolds on Lake Oconee are dramatically routed along the Lake Oconee shoreline.
Formed by Bob Cupp in 1988, the front nine holes on the Settindown Creek course at Ansley Golf Club lie alongside Little River with the back nine routed over more elevated terrain.
There are two areas of challenge at the Ford Plantation Club where the front nine winds around lakes and the back nine is routed around old plantation rice fields.
Located 22 miles to the north of Capital City Club’s old Brookhaven golf course on the outskirts of Atlanta, the 18 holes of the Crabapple layout comprise a demanding new millennium Tom Fazio design.
Walter Travis laid out the original nine holes of the Plantation course in 1926 and Dick Wilson added a second nine in the 1960s. Rees Jones then stepped in to perform a complete renovation before much-needed Love returned to the Plantation in 2018.
Champions Retreat Golf Club opened in 2005 with three 9-hole circuits, each laid out by a different golfing great. The Nicklaus/Palmer-designed Bluff and Island nines edge out Gary Player’s Creek to form the premier course.