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Watch: Buckhead’s revamped Bobby Jones Golf Course primed for fall opening

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Drone footage sheds light on a $23M overhaul of the renowned golfer’s namesake

Bobby Jones Golf Course, its clubhouse, and the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center are drastically changing.
Bobby Jones Golf Course, its clubhouse, and the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center are drastically changing.
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Since last November, Buckhead’s Bobby Jones Golf Course has been undergoing a $23 million reconstruction that entails transforming its 18 tees, greens, and fairways into a nine-hole reversible course.

While golfers looking to hit the links at this Memorial Park location will have to wait until November to set tee times, the reimagined property—including a new clubhouse and 12 fresh tennis courts—is expected to be finished by August.

The Bobby Jones Golf Foundation is leasing the 130-acre swathe from the state, which claimed the property in a surprising land swap by which the City of Atlanta secured ownership of a parking deck needed to move forward the Underground Atlanta remodel.

Once complete, the country club will also link up with the Beltline trail network.

The development caught some flak in March for what some called a “tree massacre”—the chopping down of some 800 trees impeding the project plans, according to Saporta Report.

Nevertheless, construction, led by SG Contracting, chugs along, on track for its autumn ribbon-cutting. Take a peek:

For those who geek out over time-lapse photography, developers have also put together a short video illustrating how far the course and club have come. (Watch those trees disappear.)

And be sure to check out this sweet interactive 360-degree panorama of the project underway, courtesy of SG Contracting.

This story has been updated to clarify that that project will be complete, not open, by August.