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Bruce Heppler

One of the top coaches in collegiate golf, Bruce Heppler has guided the Yellow Jackets to six top-five NCAA finishes in the last 11 years, including three runner-up finishes. Since joining Georgia Techs staff in 1995, Heppler has developed numerous players into professionals including Matt Kuchar, Troy Matteson, Nicholas Thompson, Bryce Molder and Matt Weibring.


 


 

No. 5
Athens Country Club
Atlanta Athletic Club
Duluth, Ga.
 
Year opened: 1967
Course type: Private
Architect: Robert Trent Jones/Reese Jones
 
Hepplers take: Incredible 36 hole facility with both courses having undergone renovation. Both could host major championships. Part of the Bobby Jones quad in Georgia. Great practice area and par-3 course. Some of the most demanding holes in golf.
 

No. 4
East Lake
The Golf Club of Georgia
Alpharetta, Ga.
 
Year opened: 1991
Course type: Private
Architect: Arthur Hills
 
Hepplers take: Commitment to quality and service are the best. Par-3s are very difficult and the holes on Lake Windward are awesome. Very much a second-shot course which requires precision into some great greens. Bring your best putter.
 

No. 3
Peachtree Golf Club
Peachtree Golf Club
Atlanta, Ga.
 
Year opened: 1948
Course type: Private
Architect: Robert Trent Jones/Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
 
Hepplers take: Redesign added needed length and restored the difficulty of the course. Another club with wonderful tradition and history. Green complexes are very similar to Augusta National and the caddies are some of the best.
 

No. 2
East Lake
East Lake Golf Club
Atlanta, Ga.
 
Year opened: 1908
Course type: Private
Architect: Tom Bendelow/Donald J. Ross/George W. Cobb
 
Hepplers take: Home of Bobby Jones, tradition, and wonderful renovation story about the revitalization of a poor community. Parkland style with a view of every hole from anywhere on the course. Hosts the PGA Tour's season ending championship.
 

No. 1
Augusta National
Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta, Ga.
 
Year opened: 1933
Course type: Private
Architect: Alister MacKenzie/Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
 
Hepplers take: Tradition, excellence in everything about the club and they host the greatest tournament in the world. Enough said!
 

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