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PGA National (Champion Course)



Peachtree Golf Club

Atlanta, GA Private

Overview

The design collaboration by amateur star Bobby Jones and golf architect Robert Trent Jones (no relation) was meant to recapture the magic that the Grand Slam winner had experienced when he teamed with Alister Mackenzie in the design of Augusta National. But Trent was an even more forceful personality than the flamboyant Mackenzie, so Peachtree reflects far more of Trent’s notions of golf than Bobby’s, particularly in designing for future equipment advances. When it opened, Peachtree measured in excess of 7,200 yards, extremely long for that era. It boasted the longest set of tees in America (to provide flexibility on holes) and the country’s most enormous greens (to spread out wear and tear). As it turns out, Trent was a visionary, and decades later other designers followed his lead to address advances in club and ball technology.

About

Holes 18
Length 7414
Slope 142
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1947
Designer Robert Trent Jones and Bobby Jones

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1966.
2023-'24 ranking: 25th.
Previous ranking: 30th.

Highest ranking: No. 16, 1991-'92.

Best in State: Ranked second, 2011-'20. Ranked third, 2021-'22.

Current ranking: Second.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.8675
Character
8.2212
Challenge
7.7532
Layout Variety
7.854
Fun
7.909
Aesthetics
8.0614
Conditioning
8.1976

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