There’s no greater dream for a golfer than teeing off the first Sunday in April at Augusta, but for the 99.9 percent of us who never get the chance, there’s still plenty of ways to feel like a champion in the Peach State.
Play a different private country club each day during this weekend getaway just north of Atlanta with 54 holes on some of the most elite and exclusive courses in Georgia. The Championship courses at both The Country Club of the South and the Atlanta National Golf Course each offer their own challenges while also providing the perfect practice opportunities before your match play round at The Manor Golf and Country Club on Sunday. The only course in Georgia designed by Tom Watson, the course offers balance but also presents a challenge, requiring strategy and execution to land on its Bentgrass greens.
After holing the 18th each day, spend your nights at The Hotel at Avalon, an Autograph Collection hotel that offers southern elegance and charming hospitality. Your upscale room offers comfort, along with the convenience of a quick drive to all the nearby courses. The hotel is also walking distance to many local hotspots for a post-round drink and meal.
And while golf is an essential part of Georgia’s history, you’ll also take an afternoon to tour the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, where you can see the Reverend’s birth home and gravesite as well as Freedom Hall and the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and Fire Station No. 6.
After collecting your winnings on the course after match play, head to the airport for the flight home. It may not be a green jacket, but your friends will still be green with envy when they hear about your trip.