The Masters Tournament is held in Augusta in April every year. The venue is Augusta National Golf Club. It is one of the four important golf tournaments held in the U.S. The tournament was started by Clifford Roberts, a New York based banker and Bobby Jones in 1931. Augusta National Golf Club was planned by Alister MacKenzie, a famous golf course planner. Prominent golfers from Georgia include Davis Love III of Sea Island, Bobby Jones of Atlanta, remembered as the best amateur golfer ever, and Tommy Aaron of Gainesville. Augusta National Golf Club is presently ranked as the top golf course in the list of America's 100 greatest golf courses compiled by Golf Digest.
The Innsbruck Resort & Golf Club, the Harbor Club on Lake Oconee, and the Stone Mountain Golf Club are some of the popular Georgia golf courses.
Albany, Atlanta, Savannah, Duluth, Cumming, Alpharetta, Newnan, Augusta, Macon and Columbus are some of the prominent cities that are famous for huge golf grounds. The golf courses of Georgia are either government owned or under the supervision of private ownership. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta Country Club, Forest Hills Golf Club and Augusta Municipal Golf Course are some of the prominent golf grounds of Augusta County. The Bowden Golf Course, Oakview Golf and Country Club, Idle Hour Golf and Country Club, Fox Run Country Club and Lake Jonesco Golf Course are the few notable golf courses of Macon.
Atlanta is a well known golfing destination of Georgia. Bobby Jones Golf Course, North Fulton Golf Course, Ansley Golf Club, East Lake Golf Club and Wolf Creek Golf Course are some of the worth mentioning golf grounds of Atlanta. The County of Albany is famous for its golf courses of River Pointe Golf Club, The First Tee of Albany, Grand Island Golf Club and Pineknoll Golf Club. The Georgia Golf Courses Map points out the exact geographical position of the several golf courses within the respective counties of the state. Cities like Savannah, Atlanta, and Alpharetta houses the maximum number of courses.
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