Renovation on the Bobby Jones Golf Course includes improvements to the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center. CONTRIBUTED

Bobby Jones Foundation breaks ground on $23 million redevelopment

Renovation has begun on the historic Bobby Jones Golf Course. Built in 1932 as a tribute to Atlanta’s most famous athlete, Bobby Jones, the course has closed and will undergo a total renovation, opening in the fall of 2018 as an entirely new golf experience and expanded facility.

The non-profit Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation will invest approximately $23 million in the re-development of the new golf course and clubhouse facilities. The first phase of the project includes a unique reversible 9-hole (one of only two in the United States), championship course designed by the late Atlanta architect Bob Cupp, driving range, indoor instruction building and short game practice area as well as a new maintenance facility.

The foundation is also coordinating with Bitsy Grant Tennis Center to construct a new parking deck to service both golf and tennis activities. A number of the existing tennis courts that are in the flood plain will be relocated on top of and adjacent to the new parking deck, improving environmental conditions and adding two additional hard courts to the tennis complex. The new tennis complex includes landscaping that will enhance the aesthetics of the property and environmental lighting to minimize impacts to the neighborhood.

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