World-Class Host Venues & Competition

Atlanta Athletic Club

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. 

Course History

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.

1997Bay Hill Club & LodgeOrlando, FloridaUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 19-5
1998Old Course and New CourseSt. Andrews, ScotlandGreat Britain & Ireland and USA tie 12-12
1999The Honors CourseChattanooga, TennesseeUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 17.5-6.5
2000Royal Liverpool Golf ClubHoylake, EnglandGreat Britain & Ireland defeats USA 12.5-11.5
2001Baltusrol Golf ClubSpringfield, New JerseyUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 18-6
2002Doonbeg Golf ClubCounty Clare, IrelandUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 15.5-8.5
2003CassiqueKiawah Island, South CarolinaEurope defeats USA 14-10
2004Ballybunion Golf ClubBallybunion, IrelandEurope defeats USA 14.5-9.5
2005Whistling StraitsMosel, WisconsinUSA defeats Europe 14-10
2006Prestwick Golf ClubPrestwick, ScotlandEurope defeats USA 19.5-4.5
2007Caves Valley Golf ClubOwings Mills, MarylandUSA defeats USA 18-6
2008Glasgow Golf Club Gailes LinksIrvine, ScotlandEurope defeats USA 14-10
2009Cherry Hills Country ClubDenver, ColoradoEurope defeats USA 13-11
2010Royal Portrush Golf ClubPortrush, Northern IrelandUSA defeats Europe 13-11
2011The Stanwich ClubGreenwich, ConnecticutUSA defeats Europe 9-11
2012The Royal County Down Golf ClubNewcastle, Northern IrelandEurope defeats USA 13.5-10.5
2013Wilmington Country ClubWilmington, DelawareUSA defeats Europe 20.5-9.5
2014Walton Heath Golf ClubWalton-on-the-Hill, EnglandEurope defeats USA 18.5-11.5
2015Rich Harvest FarmsSugar Grove, IllinoisUSA defeats Europe 18-12
2016Formby Golf ClubFormby, EnglandEurope defeats USA 18.5-11.5
2017Atlanta Athletic ClubJohns Creek, GeorgiaTBD
2019The Alotian ClubRoland, ArkansasTBD