The 2017 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
AT EAST LAKE GOLF CLUB
September 20 – 24, 2017
Golf Guide Coverage
We are looking forward to the 2017 Tour Championship and expect it to be another great barn burner as players compete for the 9 million dollars pay off prize.
East Lake Golf Club has been the permanent home of the TOUR Championship since 2005. The tournament was first played at East Lake in 1998 and has been held at East Lake 16 times since then. The TOUR Championship is the culminating event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup, with only the top 30 players on the points list qualifying each year. The 2016 TOUR Championship and FedEx Cup winner is Rory McIlroy.
Established in 1904, East Lake is the oldest golf course in the city of Atlanta. Tom Bendelow was the original course architect however in 1913 the course was completely reworked by the classicist Donald Ross, whose layout survives as the basic design today. In 1994, Rees Jones, son of the famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, restored Donald Ross’s original golf course design at East Lake to its current layout today.
In the fall of 2016, East Lake Golf Club announced that it would permanently reverse its nines, switching the front nine and the back nine.
East Lake enjoys the privilege of hosting many guests of members throughout the year. The following policies are to be used as a guideline during your visit to the Club.
All services provided by East Lake are complimentary. Therefore, East Lake Golf Club has a NO TIPPING policy for all employees. This includes the Locker Room Attendants, Caddies, Golf Professional Staff, Valet Attendants, and Food & Beverage Staff.
Golf attire is permissible in all areas of the Clubhouse except at evening events where participants have been advised that the wearing of jackets, or appropriate dinner attire for women, is required.
Shorts are permitted but styling must be in line with what is commonly referred to as “golf attire”. Please no cargo shorts. All golfers are requested to remove hats inside the Clubhouse and have the hat bills facing forward when worn outside. Shirts should remain tucked in at all times.
Upon completion of play, members and guests are permitted to change from golf attire into country club casual attire, which includes denim. Country Club appropriate denim is defined as properly sized, in excellent condition, and consistent in color. Country Club appropriate denim does not include holes or rips, frayed material, denim shorts, work type denim shirts, bibs, painter pants, or jeans that are worn extremely low cut. Tasteful and appropriate shirts and shoes must be worn. Shirts should be tucked in unless tailored for outside wear.
Members are encouraged to consider common sense, respect for tradition, modesty, and the comfort of fellow members and their guests when making casual-attire decisions. We prefer our members dress-up rather than dress-down when visiting the Club. While we expect that members will use good taste and judgment, Club Management will discreetly review any inappropriate casual attire decisions directly with the member to ensure that the Club maintains a casual environment that is enjoyable for everyone.
East Lake is a walking-only golf club. Golf Carts are available only to those who have a State Issued Handicap Certificate.