Druid Hills is one of the oldest courses in Atlanta along with East Lake and Capital City Club. The course was built in 1912 by H.H. Barker (who also laid out Capital City) in the city's first wealthy suburb a few miles east of downtown. A compact, hilly course with holes that climb up and down high points at the center of the property, the club has hosted the Dogwood Invitational since 1941, one of the top amateur tournaments in the southeast. Bob Cupp preformed a major remodel of the course in the early 2000s that included the constrcution of an entirely new hole. Bill Bergin, an Atlanta-based architect, rebuilt the bunkers in 2017, creating deep bottoms and steep grass faces that give the design an intimidating look. The strength of the course are two short, side-by-side par 4s, three and 12, with gambling downhill drives that set up short pitch-shot approaches into tricky green, one of which (the third) must carry a creek.
Best in State: Ranked 27th, 2021-'22.
Current ranking: 33rd.