For Immediate Release
Historic Bobby Jones Golf Course to Re-Open in November
After a Year-Long Renovation, November Marks a New Era as Re-Opening Nears
ATLANTA, GA – The Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation is excited to announce that the new Bobby Jones Golf Course will re-open for public play on November 5, 2018, after a year-long renovation period. The course, located in the heart of Atlanta, first opened in 1932 as a tribute to Atlanta’s most famous athlete, Bobby Jones. The new Bobby Jones Golf Course was the last design of Bob Cupp before his passing and will offer players an entirely new golf experience and expanded facility.
The cornerstone of the redevelopment is the course’s unique and revolutionary reversible design. The new design features large, double greens and multiple tees that will enhance enjoyment and playability. In addition to the revolutionary redesign, the redevelopment includes a new driving range, state-of-the- art indoor instructional building, short game practice area, and a 6-hole short course named the “Cupp Links” in honor of Mr. Cupp. The most current industry standards have been employed to construct an environmentally friendly and sustainable golf course and facility.
The new Bobby Jones Golf Course will boast the latest in innovative and cutting-edge technology, taking a contemporary approach to the classic game of golf. Indoor bays will offer technologically enhanced instructional and monitoring features for players to mold and enhance their golf skills. The new course will also be one of the first in Atlanta to offer Shark Experience golf carts, which provide players with unparalleled connectivity and entertainment including music streaming, live TV, GPS yardage tracking, digital scorecards, Bluetooth capabilities, and more. While many courses charge extra for use of the carts, the Shark Experience will be standard on every Bobby Jones Golf Course cart at no upcharge. The course will continue to serve as a test facility for new equipment and industry technology with the goal of sharing golf and the Bobby Jones story with the greater Atlanta community and indeed the entire state of Georgia.
“The Foundation is very excited to reintroduce the new Bobby Jones Golf Course to the public in November,” said Marty Elgison, President of the Foundation. “We are especially thankful to our donors for helping make our vision a reality. We are excited to honor them, Bobby Jones, and Bob Cupp by giving back to the Atlanta and Georgia golf communities.”
Junior golf and growing the game are two of the new Bobby Jones Golf Course’s major focus areas. The Foundation is working with the Georgia Section of the PGA, Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA), and U.S. Kids Golf to design instruction and programming for junior players. A major initiative of the new Bobby Jones Golf Course is to foster interest in the game by partnering with youth organizations, including the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, to expand its reach. The Cupp Links are designed specifically for junior golfers. The Foundation has also partnered with the GSGA and the Shepherd Center, a local nonprofit hospital
providing medical care and rehabilitation for patients with spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and other neuromuscular limitations, to create a state-of-the-art program for adaptive golfers.
The golf course will become the new home of the Georgia State University (GSU) women’s and men’s golf teams. The Foundation will work with GSU to construct a second instructional center and practice area that will be used by the golf teams throughout the school year and by the Foundation during the summer for junior golf clinics and lessons.
The Foundation is also partnering with the GSGA and the Georgia Section of the PGA in the second phase of the project to create the Murray Golf House, a new facility scheduled to open in Fall 2019. These organizations, as well the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame and other golf organizations, will relocate their headquarters to call the Murray Golf House home.
“Unique playability and bringing the golf community together is the spirit of the new Bobby Jones Golf Course,” said Chuck Palmer, Chairman of the Foundation. “The Foundation’s partnership with key state golf organizations has been, and will continue to be, a great step in preparing the course to become the golf center of Georgia. Having all these facilities and programs at this course named for Bobby Jones could not be more appropriate for golf in Georgia.”
For more information on the new Bobby Jones Golf Course, please visit www.bobbyjonesgc.com.
About Bobby Jones Golf Course
Bobby Jones Golf Course opened as Atlanta’s first public golf course in 1932. In recent years the Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation, Inc. was formed by a group of citizens passionate about the historic golf course. The Foundation has raised more than $23 million to support a redevelopment project aimed at creating an extraordinary golf experience and enhancing the course’s involvement with the local Atlanta community. The new Bobby Jones Golf Course is scheduled to open to the public on November 5, 2018. Bobby Jones is managed by Mosaic Clubs, based in Alpharetta, Georgia. For additional information on Bobby Jones Golf Course, please visit www.bobbyjonesgc.com.
About Mosaic Clubs
Mosaic Clubs, LLC is an Atlanta-based golf management company whose partners and principles have broad experience building, owning, and operating over 200 clubs worldwide. The company currently manages private, resort, and daily fee clubs through the southeast, with more than 1,500 employees. Mosaic Clubs brings expertise to all aspects of golf, country, and athletic clubs. For more information, call 678-679-0523. www.mosaicclubs.com
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