East Lakes Golf Course in Atlanta discussion
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East Lakes Golf Course in Atlanta
East Lake Golf Club (www.eastlakegolfclub.com) is the home course of legendary amateur golfer Bobby Jones and now permanent home to THE TOUR Championship Presented by Coca-Cola. East Lake, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004, is not only a historic golf club, but a philanthropic one as well. The golf club's founding sponsors have contributed more than $18 million to the East Lake Foundation to help transform one of the nation's worst public housing projects into a thriving, mixed-income community. Net proceeds from golf club operations and THE TOUR Championship are funneld back into East Lake community programs to help families succeed. Additional support is provided by foundations, governmental enitities and individuals. The revitalized community includes a mixed-income apartment complex, a charter school, a YMCA, a child development center and the Charlie Yates Golf Course, home to the East Lake Junior Golf Academy for youth.
In addition to hosting the 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004 TOUR Championships, East Lake Golf Club hosted the 1963 Ryder Cup matches and the 101st U.S. Amateur Championship in August, 2001.
I like to watch (or follow on PGA WebSite) the weekly PGA event of the week. Sure helps to really understand the golf course they are playing on!