AJC FEATURE / THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP - CHEF DEEDEE NIYOMKUL
Members can get a luxury experience at the Tour Championship
May 29, 2018
By Shelia Poole, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
he East Lake Golf Club has upped its game for the fall Tour Championship, offering a luxury experience for members.
Officials recently introduced the 1904 Club, a member-based, all-inclusive program in which they socialize and watch elite players compete in the championship.
It will include food prepared by the East Lake Club as well as some of Atlanta’s top chefs including DeeDee Niyomkul of Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft; Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow and Revival; Kevin Rathbun of Kevin Rathbun Steak and Rathbun’s; Chris Hall of Local Three Kitchen & Barand Nan Niyomkul of Nan Thai Fine Dining.
In addition, members will have private seating on the clubhouse lawn with drink service adjacent to the tournament practice green and on-site valet parking.
Jordan Spieth signs autographs during the third round of the TOUR Championship last year. (Photo by Brad Mangin/PGA TOUR) (Brad Mangin/US PGA TOUR)
The championship is the final event of the PGA Tour season for the coveted FedEx Cup and runs from Sept. 19 through Sept. 23.
The package costs $4,000 for the week. The memberships are about 25 percent sold.
“People wanted a more exclusive opportunity,” said Allison Fillmore, executive director of the Tour Championship. “They wanted to feel special when they brought their guests.”
Additional 1904 Club amenities include full-service concierge to assist with any requests or hospitality needs, as well as provide and schedule private meeting space for on-site gatherings ; day-specific badges for guests; exclusive 1904 Club apparel in the Pro Shop; and an invitation to attend the private East Lake Invitational celebrity gala held the week after the Tour Championship.