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Local Courses and Tee Times

In early April, golf enthusiasts nationwide get a peek at Augusta's blooming azaleas and southern charm. But the city, Georgia's second-oldest, has more than just early-spring blooms and a hankering for good barbecue. Augusta has a bustling downtown area dotted with artist studios, it has intriguing historic sites and a few green spots away from the golf fairways.

Jones Creek Golf Club

Jones Creek Golf Club

The Jones Creek Golf Club has consistently been one of the places to play in Augusta during Masters' week due to its Rees Jones layout coupled with Tom Fazio's redesigns. The rolling hills, beautiful dogwoods, azaleas, and its championship feel really make this an ideal course to experience the epitome of southern hospitality for a golfer of any caliber.

Tee times are available beginning Monday, April 6th for both nines from 7:30 am until 9:20 am and afternoon tee times from 12:30 pm to 2:20 pm off both #1 and #10 as well.

All packages include green fees, cart fees, continental breakfast, buffet lunch and practice balls. Tee times accommodate 4 players for 18 holes. No fee adjustments will be made for fewer players or fewer holes played.

Championship Men Ladies
Par 72 72 72
Yardage 7008 6557 5430

Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club

Mt. Vintage Golf Course

The centerpiece of the community is an unparalleled golf experience: an 18-hole championship golf course described by golf legend Byron Nelson as a "magnificent layout" and a fabulous 9-hole addition of equal caliber. This is Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Course

Mother Nature gave Mount Vintage Plantation the perfect setting for a golf course. Architect Tom Jackson designed these 27 holes to fit perfectly into the diverse topography. The result is a championship layout which is scenic, challenging and fun to play for all levels of golfers.

Tee times are at 8:00 am in the morning and 1:30 pm (shotgun format), if available. Tee times are available April 4th, 5th, and 12th, based on availablity.

Championship Men Ladies
Par 72 72 72
Yardage 7107 6603 6098

River Golf Club

River Golf Club

"A Golfer's Paradise" set along the banks of the Savannah River, The River Golf Club has established itself as one of the best course designs in the Southeast.

The River Golf Club course combines a fantastic layout with a spectacular setting to create a golfers' paradise. Designed by internationally acclaimed golf course architect Jim Fazio, The River Golf Club offers a unique setting which includes large bent grass greens, numerous lakes, wetlands and dramatic bunkers. Designed with true golfers in mind of all levels, The River Golf Club offers five sets of tees, a challenging but fair layout and all the amenities to ensure a memorable golf experience.

Tee times are available at 8:00 am in the morning (shotgun format) and from 12:16 pm to 2:08 pm in the afternoon (tee times). The generous tee time spacing allows for excellent pace of play.

Each tee time includes carts, green fees, tax, range balls, tee packages, course yardage book, beverage cart service, breakfast (opens at 7:00) and lunch (served 11:00 - 1:30). Meals are not included for the Sunday prior to Masters Week. The lunch menu consists of grilled chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and deli sandwiches, tuna and chicken salad with side orders and dessert. The breakfast is a full "country" breakfast also with fruit, yogurt, danish with coffee and juice.

Championship Men Ladies
Par 71 71 71
Yardage 6847 5647 5081

West Lake Country Club

West Lake Golf Course

This course was voted #1 private golf course in the Augusta area from 2004-2006 and #2 in 2007. The 18-hole "West Lake" course at the West Lake Country Club facility in Augusta, Georgia features 6,876 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.2 and it has a slope rating of 132 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Ellis Maples, ASGCA, the West Lake golf course opened in 1968.

Tee Times - Tee Times will be available off #1 & #10 from 7:30am - 9:30am & from 12:30pm - 2:30pm. Guest fees will be inclusive of green fees, cart fees, range usage, & taxes. Tee times accommodate 4 players for 18 holes. No fee adjustments will be made for fewer players or fewer holes played.

Championship Men Ladies
Par 72 72 72
Yardage 6876 6354 5318

Palmetto Golf Course

Palmetto Golf Course

The Palmetto Golf Course, founded in 1892, has been listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the U.S. It was also recognized by "GOLF Magazine" in their 1995 list of "The First 100 Clubs in America." The golf course is a par 71 layout and plays at 6,713 yards from the championship tees. What the course may lack in length it more than makes up for with its small elevated and undulating greens, and clever (some say diabolical) bunkers. The signature hole is #7, a 158-yard, par 3, considered as one of the 100 most difficult holes in America. "Golf Digest" rated this as the 20th "Best in State" course for 1995-96.

Two of the most noted observations about Palmetto were made by golf legends Ben Hogan and Bobby Jones. Ben Hogan said that "holes 3, 4, and 5 were the best back-to-back par 4s that he had ever played." Hogan also said that holes 3, 5, and 13 were three of his 18 favorite holes. Bobby Jones said that "number 7 was the best medal play par 3 he ever played."

Probably the highest compliment paid to Palmetto was made by Dr. Alister MacKenzie in the May 1933 edition of the American Golfer Magazine. MacKenzie said, "The alterations at Palmetto have been such a success that the Chairman of Bobby Jones' executive committee at the Augusta National writes me saying, 'We have only one serious complaint to make against you regarding the Augusta National. That layout you designed at Aiken is liked so well that the Aiken colony does not seem to be the least bit interested in coming over to the Augusta National'."

Championship Men Ladies
Par N/A 71 70
Yardage N/A 6380 5261

Reynolds Plantation

Reynolds Plantation

With six spectacular designs by five legendary architects, each of the courses at Reynolds Plantation provides club members, residents and guests a unique and memorable experience. Bob Cupp's trailblazing efforts of The Landing and Plantation courses helped launch Lake Oconee as a true golf destination. Jack Nicklaus' Great Waters course offers one of the most stunning finishes in the game with a back nine skirting the lake on nearly every hole. Tom Fazio's 27-hole National course makes perfect use of the land as it gracefully winds along rolling terrain. The remarkable resort experience at The Oconee provides a stunning sequence of finishing holes in typical Rees Jones fashion.

Sage Valley Golf Club

Sage Valley Golf Club

Sage Valley Golf Club is a private national membership golf club located just outside Augusta, Georgia. The course and clubhouse are surrounded by several thousand acres of preserved southern pine forest providing a setting of serenity and tranquelness found in visions of life in the south. Tom Fazio and his team of exceptional course designers and planners guided the design and construction of the course and grounds in 2001.

The Sage Valley Members and their guests have access to a 7344 yard pristinely maintained golf course along with three practice "Dormie" holes, a learning center and practice facilities, a 35,000 square foot clubhouse, full service spa and 16 well appointed cottages.

Championship Men Ladies
Par 72 72 72
Yardage 7245 N/A N/A

Champion's Retreat

Champion's Retreat

Champions Retreat was selected as the 4th best new private course in America by Golf Digest. The Champions - Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player - have each designed nine holes of championship golf. This masterful 27-hole course is carved from 1200 pristine acres of lush mature Georgia pines and century old hardwoods.

Members and Guests are challenged as Champions Retreat Golf Club offers three unique golf settings ~ the low country marshes of Uchee Creek on Player's nine, the exciting elevation changes of the Bluffs on Nicklaus' nine, and Palmer's nine which plays onto a 280-acre island with miles of shoreline along the Savannah and Little Rivers.

Tee Times are for a maximum of 4 players. No five-somes allowed. Tee times include practice facility access, greens fee, and cart fee, tax and food and beverage located under the Tournament Pavilion.

Augusta Area Attractions

Riverwalk

The heck with San Antonio -- we've got a fancy place of our own where we can strut in our boots. Located along the Savannah River behind Reynolds Street downtown, the Riverwalk is a multi-tiered brick esplanade beautifully landscaped and filled with various walking paths, benches, historical monuments and plaques. And if you're here on the weekend, there's more than likely to be some special festival or event packing in a crowd and offering plenty of foods and beverages.

Meadow Garden

Located on Independence Drive near the intersection of Walton Way and 13th Street, (706) 724-4174, Meadow Garden was the home of George Walton, one of Georgia's signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The Augusta Museum of History

Early in 1996 the 60-year-old "municipal attic" moved into a new 48,000-square-foot home at Sixth and Reynolds streets. The 23 permanent galleries are filled with Revolutionary and Civil War weapons and uniforms, Native American culture, natural history (including a major dinosaur exhibit), space exploration, communications, vintage photographs and a tribute to the city's and Georgia's founding father, Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe. Savannah River marine life inhabits a small aquarium. Train buffs shouldn't miss "Old No. 302," the Georgia Railroad's last steam engine. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Admission proces are adults, $4; seniors, $3, and children, $2. Children 6 and younger are admitted free of charge. Phone (706) 722-8454.

Lucy Craft Laney Museum

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum is the only African-American Museum in the Central Savannah River Area. The museum, which opened in 1991, is a small house museum that was the former home of Miss Lucy Craft Laney. The museum is located in the Historic Laney-Walker District. Hours: 9:00 am - 1:00pm Monday through Friday and by appointments on weekends and holidays. 1116 Phillips Street. (706)724-3526.

Sacred Heart Cultural Center

Located on 1301 Greene Street, (706) 826-4700, Sacred Heart Cultural Center is a heartening and spectacular example of a cherished piece of architectural heritage, down on its luck, given a new lease on life. Consecrated in 1901, the redbrick, twin-spired Romanesque Catholic church summed up the highest skills of European artists. Jewel-like tones of German stained-glass windows play against the creamy white Italian marble columns, stations of the cross and the ornate high altar. In the early 1970s, with much of its congregation now in the suburbs, Sacred Heart's doors were closed and the church deconsecrated and left to the mercy of the elements and vandals.

Morris Museum Showcases Southern Art

Dedicated to the art of the South, the Morris Museum of Art is a don't-miss stroll right off Augusta's Riverwalk. Two centuries of southern art are represented in this new museum designed like a private home. The permanent collection includes works by Augusta native Jasper Johns and mixed media artist Robert Rauschenberg. Special exhibits are held throughout the year. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Admission is $2. Riverfront Center, 1 Tenth Street at Riverwalk, (706) 724-7501.

Cotton Exchange Welcome Center

Eighth and Reynolds Streets, for information and historic exhibits on Augusta's once-lucrative trade in "white gold." It's open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Phone (706) 724-4067 or (800) 726-0243. Self-guided walking and driving tours as well as group tours are available at the welcome center.

Ezekiel Harris House

Found on 1840 Broad Street, (706) 724-0436, it is Augusta's second-oldest structure. In 1797 Harris came to the area from South Carolina with plans to build a town to rival Augusta as a tobacco market. On a hill overlooking Augusta, the house is an outstanding example of post-Revolutionary architecture. The gambrel roof and vaulted hallway are reminiscent of New England. Tiered piazzas are supported by artistically beveled wooden posts. Rooms are furnished with period antiques. It's open Monday through Friday 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults are $2; students, 50 cents.