Effective Jan. 2, 2013, holes 10 through 18 of East Lake’s Charlie Yates Golf Course will close in order to prepare the construction site for the Charles R. Drew Senior Academy.
Earlier this year, Drew Charter School received approval from both the Atlanta and Georgia Boards of Education to build a Senior Academy, grades nine through twelve and expand Drew’s grades Pre-K through five.
The new Senior Academy will be a 200,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, LEED certified school and will house Drew’s Junior and Senior Academies — grades 6 through 12.
Yates Course golfers will still use the front nine (and most popular) holes. Current hole No. 17 will become a chipping green, while hole No. 18 will become a practice putting green.
By next summer, the 17th fairway will be converted to a pitch-and-putt area for children, a great learning experience and introduction to golf.
A final tournament for 2012 will be held at the Yates Course this weekend. While Saturday’s tee times are sold out, spots still remain on Sunday. Golfers who would like to participate in this event should contact the course at 404.373.4655.
— East Lake Foundation