A new and improved John A. White Golf Course reopened to public fanfare Friday, August 19, 2022 after a months-long renovation and beautification project sponsored by the City of Atlanta and Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA).
We’re extremely proud of the improvements we’ve made at this important and historic golf course, with more enhancements to come,” said Kerry Stewart, executive director of the AFCRA. “The long-term goal is to continue to make investments to tackle projects and make operational tweaks that will bring JAW up to par with its peers, Bobby Jones and Charlie Yates golf courses.”
The course was closed in June to install new greens and bunkers. Workers installed two new practice greens, removed dead trees and cleared underbrush. The course is also getting new maintenance equipment.
Over the past three years the City of Atlanta and the AFCRA have partnered to invest more than $1.8 million into the golf course and driving range. Another $800,000 in capital improvements is slated for 2023. Some of the upcoming projects include repairs to the cart path, additional tree pruning, course beautification, net extension and drainage and sprinkler work.
In attendance at Friday’s Grand Reopening celebration were City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Commissioner Justin Cutler, Deputy Parks Commissioner Steve Adcock, First Tee of Metro Atlanta Executive Director Marvin Hightower, First Tee of Metro Atlanta Golf Pro Jeff Dunovant, AFCRA Board Member Michael Green and AFCRA Executive Director Kerry Stewart.