World-Class Host Venues & Competition
Atlanta Athletic Club | Johns Creek, GA
Atlanta Athletic Club is known for its excellence in providing an exceptional and family focused experience to all those that visit while preserving its legacy of championship golf. The Highlands Course is beautifully nestled on the banks of the Chattahoochee River to create a pristine challenge to even the most skilled golfer. Recently renovated, the course prides itself on the heritage of golf’s greatest championships hosted by the Club since its inception in 1898. The Club has hosted many amateur and professional championships including the 1976 U.S. Open, 1981, 2001 and 2011 PGA Championships and the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship.
Atlanta Athletic Club was named the home club of the great golfer, Bobby Jones, who grew up playing golf at the Atlanta Athletic Club’s East Lake Country Club, built in 1906. Bobby Jones became the world’s most famous amateur golfer, and his career culminated with the Grand Slam of Golf in 1930. He served as president of the Club and was an active member until his death in 1971.
The Clubhouse serves as a venue for a myriad of special events, fine and casual dining along with a multitude of areas for members to relax after a day on the course, at the pool or on the tennis court. Certain spaces of the Clubhouse are named after renowned golf courses where AAC members have won major championships, including: St. Andrews, Interlachen, Royal Troon, Hoylake, Oakmont and Merion.
The Club is honored to host the 20th Anniversary of the Arnold Palmer Cup and celebrate the legacy of Arnold Palmer.
Great venues have highlighted the competition since its inception in 1997. After Bay Hill, the Arnold Palmer Cup was next contested in Scotland in 1998 on the Old and New Courses at St. Andrews. In subsequent years the matches have been played at such historic venues as The Honors Course, Royal Liverpool, Baltusrol, Doonbeg, Cassique, Ballybunion, Whistling Straits-The Irish, Prestwick, Caves Valley, Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links, Cherry Hills, Royal Portrush Golf Club, The Stanwich Club, Royal Country Down Golf Club, Wilmington Country Club, Walton Heath, Rich Harvest Farms and Formby Golf Club. The 20th Anniversary Arnold Palmer Cup will be held at Atlanta Athletic Club while the 2019 event will be staged at The Alotian Club.
|1997||Bay Hill Club & Lodge||Orlando, Florida||USA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 19-5|
|1998||Old Course and New Course||St. Andrews, Scotland||Great Britain & Ireland and USA tie 12-12|
|1999||The Honors Course||Chattanooga, Tennessee||USA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 17.5-6.5|
|2000||Royal Liverpool Golf Club||Hoylake, England||Great Britain & Ireland defeats USA 12.5-11.5|
|2001||Baltusrol Golf Club||Springfield, New Jersey||USA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 18-6|
|2002||Doonbeg Golf Club||County Clare, Ireland||USA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 15.5-8.5|
|2003||Cassique||Kiawah Island, South Carolina||Europe defeats USA 14-10|
|2004||Ballybunion Golf Club||Ballybunion, Ireland||Europe defeats USA 14.5-9.5|
|2005||Whistling Straits||Mosel, Wisconsin||USA defeats Europe 14-10|
|2006||Prestwick Golf Club||Prestwick, Scotland||Europe defeats USA 19.5-4.5|
|2007||Caves Valley Golf Club||Owings Mills, Maryland||USA defeats USA 18-6|
|2008||Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links||Irvine, Scotland||Europe defeats USA 14-10|
|2009||Cherry Hills Country Club||Denver, Colorado||Europe defeats USA 13-11|
|2010||Royal Portrush Golf Club||Portrush, Northern Ireland||USA defeats Europe 13-11|
|2011||The Stanwich Club||Greenwich, Connecticut||USA defeats Europe 9-11|
|2012||The Royal County Down Golf Club||Newcastle, Northern Ireland||Europe defeats USA 13.5-10.5|
|2013||Wilmington Country Club||Wilmington, Delaware||USA defeats Europe 20.5-9.5|
|2014||Walton Heath Golf Club||Walton-on-the-Hill, England||Europe defeats USA 18.5-11.5|
|2015||Rich Harvest Farms||Sugar Grove, Illinois||USA defeats Europe 18-12|
|2016||Formby Golf Club||Formby, England||Europe defeats USA 18.5-11.5|
|2017||Atlanta Athletic Club||Johns Creek, Georgia||TBD|
|2019||The Alotian Club||Roland, Arkansas||TBD|