When Bobby Jones Jr. found national success as a golfer in the 1920s, his hometown’s interest in the game soared in response. By 1932, plans for an 18-hole public course on the site of the historic Battle of Peachtree Creek were underway. The following year, Bobby Jones Golf Course opened.
In 1952, the course made civil rights history by turning away four African-Americans, who then sued. Thurgood Marshall, later the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court justice, successfully represented the golfers in their lawsuit, Holmes vs. Atlanta.
With unbeatable prices and views, Bobby Jones remains a popular choice among locals today.