The Bobby Jones Golf Course is recommended for golfers who like proximity to Downtown, Buckhead. Walking non-development layouts.
Price Range: $24
American Course Par: 71
British Course Par: 72
Gillespie Executive Course Par: 30 consistinf of three par 4’s and six par 3’s.
Location: Off Northside Drive.15 minutes from downtown
Direction: Downtown between 17th Street and Fruitville Road (780)
Owned by the City of Atlanta and managed by American Golf, Bobby Jones is one of the most convenient courses to downtown Atlanta and Buckhead, and offers some of the metro area’s most affordable prices, with a traditional layouts that can easily be walked and enough challenge to keep better players interested while appealing to those of modest abilities.
Bobby Jones is a short but relatively exacting layout that requires some accuracy to negotiate the stately old trees that line a number of fairways. The terrain is quite hilly, resulting in several shots with significant changes in elevation and a few where you are unable to see the entire landing area. At just over 6,000 yards and playing to a par 71, length is rarely a factor, although a few of the uphill holes will seem a lot longer than the listed yardage.
With an exception or two, the front nine offers several scoring opportunities if you can successfully handle the constant ups and downs beginning with the fourth hole. The back is the stronger nine of the two, although there are a handful of breather holes. The back starts and ends strong, beginning with the longest par 3 and par 4 on the course, and closes with a solid par 4 that requires a well-struck tee shot to set up an approach over Nancy Creek, which comes into play at various spots along the way. An enjoyable layout with a few different twists.
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