The Augusta Country Club (ACC) is a country club and golf course in Augusta, Georgia. It is located immediately adjacent to the more famous Augusta National Golf Club (ANGC).[1][2] It also borders on the Sands Hill Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic African-American community.

Augusta Country Club
Club information
Augusta Country Club is located in Georgia
Augusta Country Club
Coordinates33°28′55.992″N 82°0′37.476″W / 33.48222000°N 82.01041000°W / 33.48222000; -82.01041000
LocationAugusta, Georgia, U.S.
Total holes18
Designed byDonald Ross
Length6,771 yards (6,191 m)

History edit

In 1897, the 9-hole golf course known as the Bon Air Golf Club was designed by Donald Ross.[1][3] In 1901, the course was expanded to 18-holes and then became known as the Augusta Country Club.[3]

In 1930, ACC held their first major national golf championship, the Southeastern Open, where amateur Bobby Jones defeated professional Horton Smith.[3]

In 2001, ACC successfully completed a restoration based on original 1927 Donald Ross sketches from the Tufts Archives in Pinehurst, North Carolina, which is how it remains today.[4]

On August 4, 2017, ANGC bought land from ACC.[5][6] As part of their deal, AGNC paid to redesign the ACC's 8th and 9th holes.[6]

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References edit

  1. ^ Curt Sampson (March 27, 2017). "Special Report: The Club Next Door: Augusta Country Club has something Augusta National wants: ACC's ninth hole". Golf Digest.
  2. ^ a b c "Celebrating a Grand Tradition | Augusta Museum of History". Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  3. ^ "Candidate Position Profile - General Manager - Augusta Country Club - FINAL.pdf" (PDF).
  4. ^ Michaux, Scott. "Augusta National purchases land from neighboring Augusta Country Club". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  5. ^ a b "Augusta Country Club now more visible from Augusta National". Retrieved 2020-11-29.

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