The golf course at Druid Hills was designed by Englishman H.H. Barker, winner of the Irish Open in 1906. Barker became a golf course designer after moving to the U.S. in 1908. Barker was one of the best known golf experts in the United States, and the winner of the 1911 professional tournament at East Lake. Among his first designs was Columbia Country Club outside Washington, D.C., still one of the premier clubs in that area. Atlanta's Capital City Club course, originally known as Brookhaven Country Club, was also a Barker design. Mr. Barker spent several weeks on the grounds and after completing the plans stated, "This course will be the best in the South as there are no parallel fair greens and cross holes. There are two beautiful streams meandering through the course and many other natural hazards."