Atlantic was chosen to host the Met Open as its first major championship. The great history of this tournament and the quality of the competitors in the Met Area established Atlantic as an instant classic. It was surely the first chapter in what is destined to be a long and distinguished history linking Atlantic with the best in championship golf.
The course Rees Jones built at Atlantic can best be described as "links-like." Most of the holes are framed by a stunning array of knobs, mounds and moguls that look as if they had been crafted over time by the hands of nature. The land rises and falls, rolls and ripples like the swells at sea, with tall fescue rough swaying and shimmering in the ever constant breezes and ever-changing lighting