St. Andrews, Course #1
The St. Andrews course, designed and built in 1926 by John McGregor of the Chicago Golf Club, will test your game without testing your patience. This course offers a flat terrain as well as large contoured greens and showcases a par 4 finishing hole with a menacing water hazard running along the fairway on the right side.
Players at all levels will be challenged by the difficult par 3’s and par 4’s throughout the course. Especially the challenging 2nd hole, a long par 4, measuring 448 yards, and surrounded by large greenside bunkers.
Measuring 6,920 yards from the championship tees, this course challenges the golfer to select calculated shots to master the strategically placed sand bunkers and trees that line the tighter dog legs. Architects Joe Lee and Rockey Roqemore of Atlanta have made modifications to St. Andrews over the years to modernize the course to today’s standards, but the integrity of the original design still stands.
Joe Jemsek, Course #2
The Joe Jemsek course (formerly the Lakewood course), designed and built in 1929 by E.B. Dearie, Jr. is an 18-hole championship course, which offers a more hilly terrain than that of the St. Andrews course. This course perfectly blends with the environment and showcases two scenic finishing holes with approaches over water.
The Joe Jemsek course demands carefully planned tee shots when dealing with the long, difficult par 3’s. This is especially true considering the 2nd hole, which measures 216 yards from the tips and it’s green is guarded by two deep bunkers and towering trees. This course measures 6,770 yards from the championship tees, challenging any avid golfer not only by it’s length, but also by it’s tree lined fairways and strategically placed sand bunkers.
Architects Joe Lee and Rockey Roqemore of Atlanta have made modifications to St. Andrews over the years to modernize the course to today’s standards, but the integrity of the original design still stands.
Joe Jemsek, Joe Jemsek’s grandson, is the staff architect. His designs for new bunkers, greens, and tees are implemented each year on both courses. These designs enhance playability, course aesthetics, and provide the best golf experience possible.