Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy Vice-president Marty Elgison goes over the master plan.

By Collin Kelley
INtown Editor

The Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods got its first look last night at the master plan for major renovations and upgrades to Atlanta Memorial Park, which encompasses the Bobby Jones Golf Course and Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, along Northside Drive.

Expected to take 10 years and cost from $10 to $15 million to complete, the most significant part of the master plan is an overhaul of Bobby Jones Golf Course. Atlanta Memorial Park Vice-President Marty Elgison said the course hadn’t been updated in more than 80 years. Elgison and Atlanta Memorial Park President Roxanne Giles Smith presented two plans for the golf course – an update of the current 18-hole course or a more controversial nine-hole course with a driving range.

There would also be a new clubhouse, a new parking garage with rooftop tennis courts and other major changes.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.