Residents understand that living near the Augusta National Masters did not just come by a stroke of luck. In fact, it’s Augusta’s civic spirit that created the right business climate for the city to host the annual Masters Tournament every year since 1934.
History of Augusta National Masters
“People didn’t really know much about golf tournaments,” explained Lowery Stulb, the Augusta architect who designed Eisenhower Cabin at the Augusta National Golf Club. “The city was much smaller than it is now,” he added. Golf attendance was hindered by the Great Depression and second World War, but the second half of the 20th century proved fruitful for the event, thanks to community support.
The Masters was not just about a game of golf. It was about the presentation, the Southern hospitality, the parties, the parades, the fashion, the celebrities, and the exclusive events held during the tournament. Starting in the 1950s, the whole community rallied around the Masters Tournament. You can imagine the excitement and enthusiasm our residents felt when President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie visited the golf course and when the tournament first aired on television in 1956. Even pro golfer Arnold Palmer was in town to bring added notoriety to the event.
Today, the Masters Tournament is one of four major championships in professional golf, and the only one played at the same course each year. Golf Digest lists the Augusta National golf course as one of the “100 Greatest Courses” and Golf Week Magazine ranks it #10 in their list of “Best Classic Courses in the U.S.”
Homes Near Augusta National Masters
You can feel real excitement in the air all throughout the month preceding the Augusta National Masters Tournament as local restaurants, hotels, sponsors and businesses prepare for the big event. Local golf fans may be lucky enough to score tickets to see “the greats” like Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, or Tiger Woods. Membership to the course can be very exclusive, but there are tons of local courses where amateurs can practice if they don’t have the $10,000 – $30,000 to spend at the championship course.
Bill Beazley Homes is pleased to offer several communities close to the Masters:
Bergen Place West
474 Cooper Mill Road
North Augusta, South Carolina 29860
(13 minutes away)
3009 Hayne’s Station Drive
Augusta, Georgia 30909
(15 minutes away)
The Summit at Horse Creek
692 Wickham Drive
Graniteville, South Carolina 29829
About Bill Beazley:
We select each neighborhood site very carefully. We look for areas that are close to amenities like shopping, restaurants, parks / recreation and entertainment venues — yet allow for us to preserve much green space and maintain a rural feel. Our high-end homes come with standard features that many other builders would charge extra for — like granite counter-tops, European-style stained cabinets, hardwood floors, wainscoting, crown molding, fireplaces and master bath suites. We have homes that are move-in ready now, as well as homes that you may customize to your preferences.