One of the southern states and one that features prominently in the great American songbook, thanks to artists such as Ray Charles and Gladys Knight, Georgia is a special place. For golfers, it features arguably the most coveted and perfect piece of golfing land there is and one that certainly keeps Georgia on our minds.
Having the world's busiest airport and some of the biggest global corporations such as UPS and Coca-Cola, this is a very dynamic state. Atlanta is the largest city in the state and it’s the home to some great sporting franchises including the Atlanta Braves baseball organisation and the Atlanta Hawks NFL team. There is a vast array of things to do and see in the great state of Georgia but let's talk golf.
Each April the golfing world turns its attention to Augusta National in Georgia. This is one of the world's truly great golf courses and one of the most exclusive. Host course of the US Masters and designed by Dr Alister McKenzie and Bobby Jones, features such as Rae’s Creek and Amen Corner make for great viewing every year. This isn’t the easiest course to get on but if you get the chance it’s a rare one to have on your All Square world map!
Another course that features prominently on the professional golf schedule is East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA. This course has quite the resume as the permanent location of the final event of the FedEx Cup, The Tour Championship, each year since 2004 and the home course of Bobby Jones to name a couple of highlights.
Located on St. Simons Island, The Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club sits on the shoreline between marshlands and the fescue grass of the shore making for a uniquely contrasting terrain. Originally designed by Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison then revamped more recently by Tom Fazio, this is a fun and interesting course that also features on the PGA Tour schedule.
Due to the wonderfully varied terrain on offer in Georgia almost every type of golf imaginable is on offer. This is a golf state, no doubt about it.