Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club, located in Augusta, Georgia, is a famous golf club. Founded by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts on the site of a former indigo plantation, the course was designed by Jones and Alister MacKenzie and opened for play in January 1933. Since 1934, it has played host to the annual Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in professional golf, and the only major played each year at the same course. It was the number one ranked course in Golf Digest's 2009 list of America's 100 greatest courses and is currently the number ten ranked course on Golfweek Magazine's 2011 list of best classic courses in the United States, in terms of course architecture.

The golf club's exclusive membership policies have drawn criticism, particularly its refusal to admit black members until 1990, a former policy requiring all caddies to be black and its refusal to allow women to join. In August 2012, it admitted its first two female members - Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore. The golf club has defended the membership policies, stressing that it is a private organization.

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Masters Tournament - History - Augusta National Golf Club
... The idea for Augusta National originated with Bobby Jones, who wanted to build a golf course after his retirement from the game ... Roberts, who later became the chairman of the club ... They came across a piece of land in Augusta, Georgia, of which Jones said "Perfect! And to think this ground has been lying here all these years waiting for ...
Bobby Jones (golfer) - Augusta National Golf Club
... Following his retirement from competitive golf in 1930, and even in the years leading up to that, Jones had become one of the most famous athletes in the world, and was ... caused Jones to lose personal privacy in golf circles, and he wished to create a private golf club where he and his friends could play golf in peace and quiet ... a property near Atlanta where he could develop his own golf club ...
Augusta National Golf Club - Appearances in Video Games
... Augusta National Golf Club is featured in the Japan-exclusive video game franchise Harukanaru Augusta, which started in 1989 ... One of its last titles Masters '98 Haruka Naru Augusta was released for the Nintendo 64 ... Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament are also featured in the video game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 The Masters ...
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