The Atlanta Country Club has a rich tradition and history. In the early 1960's Atlanta business leader Jim Clay had a dream of building a world class golf course and bringing a PGA tour even to Atlanta. Jim achieved his goal by being the founder of Atlanta Country Club, which formed in 1964 and opened in 1966. Then, in 1967 the ACC began hosting the "Atlanta Classic". This PGA tour event was held annually at ACC for thirty years, except in 1974 when ACC became the site for the inaugural Tournament Players Championship, won by Jack Nicklaus.
Our course is consistently ranked as one of the top golf courses in the country. Originally designed by Willard C. Byrd, the course is built adjacent to historic Sope Creek and Confederate paper mill ruins from the Civil War era. These ruins may be viewed from the signature 13th Hole.
In addition to our involvement in the professional golf the ACC has hosted many amateur events including the USGA Senior Amateur in 1968 and the USGA Women's Amateur in 1971.