Atlanta, GA (May 4, 2021) – East Lake Golf Club is excited to announce upcoming renovations to the Charlie Yates Golf Course and practice facility located in the historic East Lake community.
East Lake Golf Club is also excited to announce that it has selected prominent Atlanta-based club management company, Bobby Jones Links (BJL), to manage the golf and food and beverage operations at Charlie Yates Golf Course as well as the renovation project.
“We are honored to support the operations of Charlie Yates Golf Course and bring our management systems, expertise, and resources in addition to our significant experience in golf course maintenance and renovations,” said Whitney Crouse, Founding Partner of Bobby Jones Links. “Charlie Yates and Bobby Jones were significant figures in golf, and we are proud to honor their legacy through this partnership.”
To assist in the golf course renovations, Charlie Yates Golf Course has hired Medalist Golf to oversee construction. In addition to converting all nine greens and the practice green from Bentgrass to Prizm Zoysia, the renovations will also include several tee repairs, cart path refurbishment, and a restoration of the practice tee on the north end of the practice range.
“We are excited to embark on these new enhancements to the course and customer experience,” said Chad Parker, PGA, President and General Manager of East Lake Golf Club. “Bobby Jones Links puts tremendous emphasis on service excellence. Medalist Golf has been involved with our facility for many years. Their familiarity with the course, our team, the neighborhood and our mission make these Atlanta-based companies the perfect partners.”
Work on the course will begin in late-May and will conclude by the first week of July when the grow-in process is finished. Upon completion, the course will offer exceptional putting surfaces that are much more heat, shade, and traffic tolerant. The new Prism Zoysia grass greens will offer a highly consistent putting surface year-round.
In addition to the golf course renovation project, Charlie Yates Golf Course has hired the architecture and design firm of Kuo Diedrich Chi to reimagine and expand the food and beverage operation at Charlie Yates and to renovate the interior of the Clubhouse. Work on the Clubhouse is expected to begin later this year and will be completed prior to the 2022 golf season.
About Charlie Yates Golf Course
The Charlie Yates Golf Course is located just minutes from downtown Atlanta, Midtown, and Decatur in the award-winning East Lake community. Owned by the historic East Lake Golf Club, the Charlie Yates Golf Course features a wonderfully conditioned 9-hole golf course designed by famed architect Rees Jones. Facilities include a driving range, chipping and putting areas, as well as a fully stocked Golf Shop.
About East Lake Golf Club
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, East Lake Golf Club is the home course of legendary golfer Bobby Jones and is the oldest golf course in the city of Atlanta. Since 2005, East Lake Golf Club has been the permanent home of the TOUR Championship, the culminating event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup, with only the top 30 players on the points list qualifying each year.
About Bobby Jones Links
Bobby Jones Links is an Atlanta-based club management company. Bobby Jones Links’ partners and principles have broad experience building, owning, and operating more than 200 clubs worldwide. Bobby Jones Links expertise goes beyond just golf and country clubs with work on additional projects and amenities such as lodging, spas, marinas, and real estate development. Visit www.bobbyjoneslinks.com and get to know how Bobby Jones Links creates experiences all over the world.
About Medalist Golf
Medalist Golf, Inc. was established in 1996 with one goal in mind: To produce the highest-quality golf courses possible. Whether it is a new development, or a complete or partial renovation, our company strives to achieve courses that will make owners, developers and players immensely proud. That is because we at Medalist Golf take immense pride in our work.
With more than forty years of combined experience, we recognize that the completion of a top-quality course involves careful planning, hands-on management and continuous technical support. We are devoted to becoming the builder-of-choice in the golf construction industry, and to that end, we have established a reputation built on a dedication to excellence and an emphasis on the importance of a strong relationship with the architect and client.
About Kuo Diedrich Chi
Kuo Diedrich Chi is a full-service, international architecture and design firm that specializes in lifestyles design solutions for club, resort, retail and residential clients.
Since 1994, the three founding principals have shared a common history and long-held belief that exceptional architectural design is judged not only by its ability to inspire people and enhance environments, but also on the relationships built during the process. They view extraordinary design as the outcome of effective listening, strong relationships and expertise.