The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National is fast approaching. Whether you’re one of the lucky ones that get to experience this incredible event in person or simply plan to watch it on TV, it’s an inspiring tournament that puts golfers in the mood to play — especially here at Harbor Club.
Why? Aside from being one of the top courses to play in Georgia, there are three fun and interesting similarities between Augusta National and Harbor Club’s golf courses.
1 – Tom Weiskopf co-designed Harbor Club’s golf course
Every year our patrons tell us that our course is one of the best places to play during Masters Week. It’s no surprise, considering it was designed by the admirable duo Tom Weiskopf and Jay Moorish. In fact, Weiskopf himself finished second at The Masters on four different occasions. Both he and Jay Moorish created Harbor Club’s fun yet challenging course design which offers players some of the best playing conditions on Lake Oconee. These include six holes set beautifully along the shore of Lake Oconee, a 7,048-yard layout that skirts four creeks, and an appealing pair of short, drivable risk-reward par fours.
2 – Harbor Club’s 17th hole mimics Augusta National’s 12th hole
In keeping with The Masters theme (and widely known as one of the favorite holes at Harbor Club), our 17th hole is designed to emulate the infamous 12th hole at Augusta National. While Harbor Club’s 17 is slightly longer than Augusta National’s 12, it has very similar bunker placements, water hazards, and bean-shaped green. In fact, it was highlighted in Golf Georgia magazine, saying that it “plays like a bigger, juiced-up version of Augusta National’s par three 12th,” adding that “it’s one of the best overwater, par threes in the state.” And here’s a fun fact: Tom Weiskopf holds the highest score ever recorded on the 12th hole at Augusta National for the Masters.
3 – Harbor Club’s “Augusta National House” mimics the Clubhouse at Augusta National
Hole 17 isn’t the only thing that bears a resemblance to Augusta National. When you visit our Southern Living-inspired community, you might catch a glimpse of an extraordinary, privately owned lake home that was designed by architect Calvin Cline. It’s widely known as the “Augusta National House” because it looks almost exactly like the clubhouse at its namesake.
Over the years, many people have made it a tradition to play our course during Masters Week.
It’s no surprise considering our award-winning course is conveniently located halfway between Augusta and Atlanta, just a few miles off of Interstate 20. Why not come experience it for yourself? Tee times will be in high demand during Masters Week, so please don’t wait to make a reservation. Take a look at our Masters Week golf specials and book your tee time today.