Among the first members of the club were many prominent Atlantans, whose names are still attached to city features, including Asa Candler, John Grant, Edward Inman, Joseph Orme, and Ernest Woodruff. Founding member C.V. Rainwater served as president of the Georgia State Golf Association from 1934 to 1936. Lowery Arnold, a member of the club's first board of directors, served as president of the Southern Golf Association from 1930 to 1933.