Augusta National Golf Club Georgia

The city of Augusta is the second largest metropolitan area in the county of Richmond, Georgia and is home to the US Masters Golf Tournament in April.
It has a population of over 195 000, and boasts a subtropical climate – mild winters and humid summer days and nights. The city of Atlanta is only 150 miles away, so international travelers will have no problem in getting to the hallowed turf of the Augusta National Golf Club.
The city carries the motto “We Feel Good” in recognition of the legendary soul musician, James Brown. It boasts a well-established art community and on the first Friday of every month a night festival is held in downtown Augusta that features local bands, street performers and art galleries, which extend their visitation hours.
Getting around Augusta is not difficult, although most locals rely on their own cars. There is the city bus line, Augusta Public Transit, and a number of reputable taxi services. The city boasts two airports, the Augusta Regional Airport on the south side, and the private Daniel Field, which is primarily used by Masters players and patrons.
There are numerous attractions in and around Augusta that are well worth visiting, and if you feel the need to pick up a golf club, there are a range of excellent Augusta, Georgia golf courses in the area.

Augusta, Georgia Tourist Attractions

  • Augusta Golf & Gardens – Apart from the stunning Butterfly and Aquatic gardens, you can spot a 46-year Jack Nicklaus frozen in time, claiming his sixth Green Jacket.
  • The Augusta Museum of History – travel through time and explore the varied exhibitions. Galleries are filled with Revolutionary and Civil war memorabilia, Native American cultural items, a dinosaur exhibit, space exploration and much more.
  • The Augusta Canal – offers recreational activities such as canoeing, jogging and biking. Canoe and bike rentals are available – call (706) 823 0440.

Augusta, Georgia Golf Courses

To secure tee off times during 2010 Masters week call 404-TICKETS or 404-467-0227.

  • West Lake Country Club – A picturesque course with seven ponds that come into play. The fairways and greens are undulating, resulting in many uneven lies. The signature hole is the par 3, 174-yard 17th, which requires a drive over a lake to reach the green.
  • River Golf Club combines a great layout in a spectacular setting. Designed by Jim Fazio, the par 71 River Club offers bent grass greens, many lakes and wetlands and dramatic bunkers.
  • Jones Creek – Designed by Rees Jones and semi-private, this par 72 course features many trees, doglegs and bunkers. The fairways are narrow and feature Bermuda Turf.
  • Palmetto Golf Course – An Augusta original, having been opened in 1892. Augusta National Golf Club architect, Alister MacKenzie, changed it over from dirt greens!