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Georgia Hosts The Masters
Each year the first week in April brings hundreds of thousands of people to Augusta. Since 1934 The Masters Tournament who was a dream of Georgia native Bobby Jones. From the beautiful Azaleas to the manicured grounds, The Masters is a piece of Heaven and you cant find it nowhere but here in Georgia.
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The idea for Augusta National originated with Bobby Jones, who wanted to build a golf course after his retirement from the game. He sought advice from Clifford Roberts, who later became the chairman of the club.
They came across a piece of land in Augusta, Georgia, of which Jones said: "Perfect! And to think this ground has been lying here all these years waiting for someone to come along and lay a golf course upon it." The land had been an indigo plantation in the early nineteenth century and a plant nursery since 1857.
Jones hired Alister MacKenzie to help design the course, and work began in 1931. The course formally opened in 1933, but MacKenzie died before the first Masters Tournament was played.
Known as the greatest amateur golfer ever, Bobby Jones dominated his sport in the 1920s. In the eight seasons from 1923 to 1930, Jones won thirteen major championships, including five U.S. Amateurs, four U.S. Opens, three British Opens, and one British Amateur. On September 27, 1930, he became the only man to win all four major titles in one season, completing the "Grand Slam" of golf. Then, while still in his athletic prime at the age of twenty-eight, he retired from competition to devote more time to his family and his law practice.
For one week each year Georgia shines across the world, but Georgia has many other gems across the state that you can actually play on, so check out the Trail Members on our website and call us for any information about trips to Georgia. 1-855-388-GOLF (4653)
Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia.
A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fifth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area.
Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA), the Georgia Historical Society (the oldest continually operating historical society in the South), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South's first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America).
Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States (designated by the U.S. government in 1966). Downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe (a design now known as the Oglethorpe Plan). Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.
Savannah's laid-back, peaceful ambiance creates the perfect golfing atmosphere. Tee off against your best buds on a guys' getaway or complete your romantic rendezvous with a round of golf on one of several scenic golf courses in Savannah.
Whether you're here on business or for pleasure, there is a golf course to fit your needs. From beginner-friendly courses to more challenging, professionally-designed ones, clubs located throughout the city offer water views, private, oak-lined fairways and awe-inspiring Savannah scenery. Pick your course and get ready for a day filled with bonding, business or both!
Golfing isn't the only outdoor activity visitors to Savannah enjoy. Pair your golf outings with other outdoor activities like biking