One of Georgia’s “other” famous golf courses is in for renovation work led by Tripp Davis, ASGCA (Tripp Davis and Associates Golf Architecture). The Riverside Course at Atlanta Athletic Club is undergoing changes that should be completed by fall 2022.
“My level of excitement to come ‘home’ to work with the Atlanta Athletic Club is something that is hard to put in words, so I will do my best to show it in the work we do,” Davis, who grew up in Atlanta and who played Atlanta Athletic Club in junior tournaments, said in a media release announcing the renovation. “With this beautiful piece of property that the club has entrusted to me, I believe that the redesigned Riverside Course will only add to the rich championship golf tradition of the Atlanta Athletic Club.”
Davis has worked on many restorations and renovations, including at Augusta Country Club in Georgia, Oak Tree National in Oklahoma, and Deepdale Club and Engineers Country Club in New York.
Atlanta Athletic Club said in the media release that Riverside will be redesigned to accentuate the “beautiful terrain while offering optimum playability for members and professionals alike.” Infrastructure will be renewed, and each hole will be a recipient of changes with a focus on strategy, fairway width and bunker placement. New tee placements will be established to provide a flexible challenge for any level of player.
“This is a chance to reimagine the course by making better use of the land as well as developing a better flow in the routing, enhancing views, and creating a golf course that has strong strategic variety and interest,” John Stakel, board member and chairman of the Riverside renovation committee at Atlanta Athletic Club, said in the media release. “Working with Tripp, we are looking to strengthen an already fantastic golf course and to heighten the playing experiences.”