Atlanta Athletic Club


This is the place forever renowned as the site of the 1976 U.S. Open, where rookie Jerry Pate smacked a 5-iron across water at the par-5 18th and stole the tournament from the grasp of John Mahaffey, Tom Weiskopf and Al Geiberger.
Constructed in 1967 by Robert Trent Jones, Atlanta Athletic Club was extended to 18 holes by Joe Finger in 1971. It has since been modified by George and Tom Fazio.
Check out the Atlanta Athletic Club Hole-By-Hole
It is an excellent facility for a big championship, although it is quite distant from downtown. Its address is in Duluth, Ga., around 30 miles from the city center.
The tournament is expected to center around the final four holes again. Whoever wins will be the person who has successfully navigated that treacherous bit of real estate.
Recent Events Held At the Atlanta Athletic Club:
1976 -U.S. Open(Jerry Pate)
1981 -The PGA Championship(Larry Nelson)
1982 -Junior World Cup(Spain - Jose Maria Olazabal and Nacho Gervas)
1984 -U.S. Mid-Amateur(Michael Podolak)
1990 -U.S. Women's Open (Betsy King)
Full coverage of the 2001 PGA Championship