East Lake Golf Club announces course improvements and new management for Charlie Yates Golf Course
Renovations at the Charlie Yates Golf Course will begin later this month.
Guy Cipriano

East Lake Golf Club announces course improvements and new management for Charlie Yates Golf Course

Bobby Jones Links will oversee operations as 9-hole Atlanta course converts greens to Prizm zoysiagrass.

May 4, 2021

East Lake Golf Club announced upcoming renovations to the Charlie Yates Golf Course and practice facility located in the historic East Lake community of Atlanta. The club also announced it has selected Atlanta-based club management company Bobby Jones Links to manage the golf and food and beverage operations at Charlie Yates Golf Course as well as the renovation project.

“We are honored to support the operations of Charlie Yates Golf Course and bring our management systems, expertise, and resources in addition to our significant experience in golf course maintenance and renovations,” said Whitney Crouse, founding partner of Bobby Jones Links. “Charlie Yates and Bobby Jones were significant figures in golf, and we are proud to honor their legacy through this partnership.”

To assist in the golf course renovations, Charlie Yates Golf Course has hired Medalist Golf to oversee construction. In addition to converting all nine greens and the practice green from bentgrass to Prizm zoysiagrass, the renovations will also include several tee repairs, cart path refurbishment and a restoration of the practice tee on the north end of the practice range.

“We are excited to embark on these new enhancements to the course and customer experience,” East Lake President and general manager Chad Parker said.  “Bobby Jones Links puts tremendous emphasis on service excellence. Medalist Golf has been involved with our facility for many years. Their familiarity with the course, our team, the neighborhood and our mission make these Atlanta-based companies the perfect partners.”

Work on the course will begin in late-May and conclude in early July when the grow-in process is scheduled to be completed.