Georgia Golf Courses - UGAs Best in State


Chris Haack

Chris Haacks tenure as head mens golf coach at University of Georgia began in 1996. His rsum includes two team National Championships and two National Coach of the Year awards. He has also led the Bulldogs to five Southeastern Conference crowns, 35 total team victories, and several team and individual records. Haack joined Georgia from the American Junior Golf Association, where he held several directorial positions. Courses & Travel caught up with Haack to get his take on the best golf in Georgia.


No. 5
Athens Country Club
Athens Country Club
Athens, Ga.
Year opened: 1926
Course type: Private
Architect: Donald J. Ross
Haacks take: A classic Donald Ross that sits in Bulldog Land.

No. 4
East Lake
East Lake Golf Club
Atlanta, Ga.
Year opened: 1908
Course type: Private
Architect: Tom Bendelow/Donald J. Ross/George W. Cobb
Haacks take: Chairman Tom Cousins is a Bulldog.

No. 3
Ocean Forest
Ocean Forest Golf Course
Sea Island, Ga.
Year opened: 1995
Course type: Private
Architect: Rees Jones
Haacks take: Chairman Bill Jones is a Bulldog.

No. 2
Peachtree Golf Club
Peachtree Golf Club
Atlanta, Ga.
Year opened: 1948
Course type: Private
Architect: Robert Trent Jones/Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Haacks take: President Bill Young is a Bulldog.

No. 1
Augusta National
Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta, Ga.
Year opened: 1933
Course type: Private
Architect: Alister MacKenzie/Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Haacks take: Chairman Billy Payne is a Bulldog.

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