Client Course Description
The course Rees Jones built at Atlantic can best be described as “links-like.” Most of the holes are framed by a stunning array of knobs, mounds and moguls that look as if they had been crafted over time by the hands of nature. The land rises and falls, rolls and ripples like the swells at sea, with tall fescue rough swaying and shimmering in the ever constant breezes and ever-changing lighting. Moguls to accentuate the target, and for the most part feature subtle rolls, rather than bold contours frame the greens. Large bunkers that take away half the entrance create a “dogleg” effect on the approach to most holes generally protect greens. But Jones, among the fairest of the strategic architects, has also carefully crafted alternate routes to the flag and leaves the decision of how to play the holes to the golfer. While the course has nary a water hazard to speak of, it does have wind. An ever-present whistling breeze that can kick up and change direction – in a heartbeat, which ultimately demands that a player have a full repertoire of shots to call on.
Spectacular links-style course fashioned on rolling, sandy terrain. Diverse bunkering and a variety of turf types, textures and colors complement the classic architectural style.