In 1998, East Lake's original No. 2 Course was transformed into the Charlie Yates Golf Course. Located just four miles from downtown Atlanta, The Charlie Yates Golf Course at East Lake is a 9 hole, mid-length public course with Bermuda fairways and Bentgrass greens. Designed by famed golf course architect Rees Jones, The Yates Course offers a mix of challenging Par 3's and 4's with remarkable views of the downtown Atlanta skyline. Proceeds from operations benefit The East Lake Foundation.
The First Tee of East Lake is housed at the Charlie Yates Golf Course and serves as a year round golf instruction and mentoring program of the East Lake Foundation that uses the principles of golf – discipline, hard work and integrity – to enhance the academic achievement and life skills of youth in Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood.