A Long Proud History of Golf, Sports and Fellowship

Founded in 1898, the Club outgrew its former homes downtown and East Lake property. As the Club’s membership gradually moved northwards, the Club moved with them during the late 1960s and early 1970s, to one magnificent location in Johns Creek. The Club today is a vibrant hub of social and athletic activity for families and individuals. Our two championship golf courses, nine-hole par 3 course, 42-000 sq.-ft. athletic center, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, Olympic-sized pool, beautiful club rooms and dining facilities make up an incomparable social and recreational experience. Every year since 2009 an independent survey group has ranked the Atlanta Athletic Club in the top ten of athletic clubs in the United States.

Learn more about our Club's rich history. Watch an interview and take a tour of the Clubhouse with Club Historian Bill O'Callaghan, conducted by AAC member and owner of the Players Channel, Mark Gonsalves.


AAC Virtual Clubhouse Exhibit Tour

Enjoy a virtual visit through the Atlanta Athletic Club exhibits housed in the clubhouse by clicking on the booklet below.

cover of AAC Tour booklet


Championship Golf

Past golf championships hosted here include:

  • 114th U.S. Amateur - Champion Gunn Yang

  • ​93rd PGA Championship - Champion Keegan Bradley

  • 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur - Champion Charlie Beljan

  • 83rd PGA Championship in 2001 - Champion David Toms

  • 1990 U.S. Women’s Open - Champion Betsy King

  • 1984 Mid-Amateur - Champion Michael Podolak

  • 1982 Junior World Cup - Champions Nacho Gervas and Jose Maria Olazabal

  • 63rd PGA Championship in 1981 - Champion Larry Nelson

  • 1976 U.S. Open - Champion Jerry Pate

The Club hosted the following championships at its East Lake Country Club location:

  • 1963 Ryder Cup Matches - U.S. the Winner, Captain Arnold Palmer

  • 1950 U.S. Women’s Amateur - Champion Beverly Hanson

Championship Tennis

  • 2010 Atlanta Tennis Championship

  • 1994 - 2004 The AT&T Challenge - ATP Men's Professional tour event

  • 2001 The Atlanta Challenge - Andy Roddick’s first professional tournament win

  • 2006 $25,000 ATP Challenger event - Men’s Professional Tennis

  • 2005 to the Present - The USTA National Men’s 55 Clay Court Championships