Atlanta, Georgia, United States: The new Bobby Jones Golf Course has opened for public play after a year-long renovation.
Thanks to the contributions of more than 130 generous individuals, foundations and corporations, the newly re-imagined Bobby Jones Golf Course is now an unparalleled amenity in the Atlanta community featuring the latest in technology and design to help share the game of golf with players of all ages, interests and skill levels.
The Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation, a charitable organisation, said it is grateful for all the donors who have contributed in support of the far-reaching project. Lead campaign support includes The Coca-Cola Company/Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED; the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation; the Stuart and Eulene Murray Foundation; The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation/PGA Tour Superstore; the James M. Cox Foundation; the Southern Company Foundation; and many others.
“The positive impact the new Bobby Jones Golf Course will have on Westside Atlanta communities first drew us to the project,” said Penelope McPhee, President of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. “The new course’s plans to collaborate with City of Refuge and Westside Works to match Westside residents with employment opportunities aligns directly with our mission. At the same time, the partnership between Bobby Jones and PGA Tour Superstore gives us a special opportunity to connect young people and families to the sport of golf.”
The non-profit will continue its final phase of fund-raising to establish the Murray Golf House at the Bobby Jones property, a new facility scheduled to open in Fall 2019. The Murray Golf House will unite golf in Georgia under one roof on a historic course named for arguably the most iconic golfer of all time.
The clubhouse will become home to the State of Georgia’s major golf organisations, including the Georgia State Golf Association, the Georgia Section of the PGA, the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, and others.
“The outpouring of support for this project is both exciting and humbling,” said Chuck Palmer, Chairman of the Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation. “We deeply appreciate each of our donors and look forward to watching how the new Bobby Jones Golf Course embraces junior golf and adaptive golf.”
The Foundation has raised approximately US$23.5 million and is actively working toward fully funding the construction of the Murray Golf House.
Bobby Jones Golf Course is managed by Atlanta-based Mosaic Clubs.
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