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.GREAT GOLF, PURE AND SIMPLE
Down a winding country road just outside of Atlanta, past the fenced paddocks and gentle, rolling hills of stately pines and mature hardwoods sits the latest Rees Jones contribution to Georgiaís growing list of top-ranked Championship courses Ė Echelon.
The name, chosen to evoke the natural beauty of the nearby Blue Ridge foothills, fits this pristine gated community in Alpharetta like a favorite golf glove. Covering more than 600 acres dotted with lakes and anchored by the 18-hole private course, Echelon
has won the hearts of many, and the respect of the members who relish the challenge of its striking elevation changes and Bentgrass greens. All told, great golf. Pure and simple. Echelon: A Rees Jones Classic
When Rees Jones makes his mark on the landscape, whether itís oceanfront, the desert or more traditional topography, accolades always follow. And not just for the beauty and challenge of the course itself. But also for his philosophy thatís evidenced by the preservation of the contour of the land, its natural elements and the views afforded from multiple, likely striking spots.
Echelon embodies this philosophy with 18 holes of classic Rees Jones design, including an unmatched 32-acre practice and training facility.
The course blends in perfectly over more than 600 acres of rolling hills in Alpharetta, Georgia, known more for its tranquil horse farms and lush polo fields than the striping of Tifsport tees and fairways and Bentgrass greens.
Says Jones, "Georgia has such a wonderful history in golf, and Iím glad to be able to contribute to another feather in its cap. The site of Echelon is especially appealing. The golf course that will challenge every level of player."
With striking elevation changes and playing 7,558 yards from the back tees, the challenge is evident. But by offering five sets of tees on each hole, so is Echelonís ability to level the playing field and keep the game fun and forgiving.