Peachtree Golf ClubGolf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield (2012)
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Bobby Jones in 1948
Cost: Private (Caddies provided)
Contact Information: Donn Perno, Head Professional (770) 233-4428
Course Website: None
Directions: Get here! - 4600 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30319
Accolades: Ranked 43rd on Golf Digest's 2013-14 Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in America and 2nd in the state of Georgia.
Signature Hole: 4th - 166 Yard Par 3
What to Expect: Peachtree is a very exclusive classic Robert Trent Jones and Bobby Jones design in northeast Atlanta that enjoys large pine and dogwood trees, Augusta-like bunkers, and rolling terrain with azalea flowers. The conditioning is impeccable in every sense of the word with every blade of zoysia grass seemingly perfect in health and length. The course is bordered by busy streets and development, but you would never know it due to the surrounding trees that screen the views and buffer the noise so effectively. The design elements and feel of the course draw a lot of similarities to Augusta National which shouldn’t be a big surprise given Bobby Jones’ influence on the layout. There are only five fairway bunkers found on the course paired with the comfortable driving corridors combine to create Peachtree’s reputation as a very playable course. Hundreds of trees have been removed from property which has opened up the feel of the interior holes and delivered some welcome vistas across the course. The tips play more than ten strokes stiffer than the forward tees and delivers a stout, but fair, test to any golfer. The tee box may be the only flat lie you’ll find during the day and your caddy will help you read the large undulated greens that roll fast and true. In conclusion, Peachtree is a pure golfing experience that features a quaint pro shop and clubhouse. It is the type of course that you could play everyday and never grow tired of it and the design is such that you should be able to keep big numbers off your scorecard but will still have a difficult time breaking par. The terrain and conditioning at Peachtree are perfect for golf and deserves its place among the Top 100 finest tracks in the country.
By the Numbers:
Individual Hole Analysis
Best Par 3: 14th - 183 Yards
Best Par 4: 12th - 486 Yards
Best Par 5: 2nd - 584 Yards
Birdie Time: 10th - 519 Yard Par 5
Bogey Beware: 6th - 234 Yard Par 3