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GRAA Award Winner Profile – Bobby Jones Golf Course

Bobby Jones Golf Course is a 2020 Golf Range Association of America Top 50 Public Facility. With a world-class PGA Professional staff, including Jason Kuiper, PGA Director of Instruction and Justin Martin, a PGA Lead Instructor, both 2020 GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals, this facility offers services and amenities that welcome juniors and beginners, as well as the most seasoned public golfers in Atlanta.

Originally opened in 1932 and completely redesigned in 2018, Bobby Jones Golf Course is a unique nine-hole layout that plays in both directions. “It’s actually two nine-hole courses – two different layouts that are pancaked on top of each other,” Kuiper explained. “Depending on the day, golfers will play either Magnolia or Azalea.”

One of only three reversible golf courses in the country, Bobby Jones has two layouts that go in different directions and are completely distinct from each other, providing a special experience every time you tee it up. The courses are rotated on a daily basis, but are played in the same day during tournaments and outings with shotgun starts. As Kuiper explained, during tournaments, once the entire field has completed its front nine, the direction of play is reversed for the back nine. “It takes a little bit of coordination, but we do it a lot, including for some Georgia PGA Section events,” he boasted. “Everybody flips directions at the same time, and it’s a completely different golf course.”

Also special about Bobby Jones Golf Course is its teeing system. “We have eight levels of tees designed around the Longleaf Tee System,” Kuiper said. The system, a joint initiative of the American Society of Golf Course Architects Foundation and the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, is gender-neutral and based strictly on the golfer’s driver carry distance. With two Ernest Sports ES15 launch monitors on the practice range, golfers can use their free warm-up bucket to determine the appropriate set of tees for them. This creates eight different courses ranging from 2,600 yards to 7,400 yards.

As if the extraordinary design of the golf course isn’t enough, the practice facilities are a huge draw, as well, and include a spectacular double-sided practice range. The South Tee of the range houses The Bandy Instructional Center, a two-tiered structure with three hitting bays on each level. The bays on the lower level are equipped with TrackMan launch monitors and the space also includes SAM PuttLab. There is an array of other innovative technology available to help students learn better and enjoy the game more. The upper level of the structure is home to the Georgia State University Golf Team – GO PANTHERS!

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“It’s actually two nine-hole courses – two different layouts that are pancaked on top of each other,” Kuiper explained. “Depending on the day, golfers will play either Magnolia or Azalea.”
“It’s actually two nine-hole courses – two different layouts that are pancaked on top of each other,” Kuiper explained. “Depending on the day, golfers will play either Magnolia or Azalea.”

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