Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Augusta National and Alister MacKenzie

Augusta National and Alister MacKenzie

Bobby Jones and his friend and fellow founder of the golf course, Clifford Roberts, hired the famous architect Alister MacKenzie to help with the design the golf course. How Jones and MacKenzie met is still a bit of a mystery, but it turned out to be a perfect match. They would together wander the properties, planning each golf hole, and Jones would sometimes toss out a golf ball and hit a shot to where the green was going to be. They would make adjustments as needed. Next time you stop by the clubhouse, take a look on the wall by the trophy cases. One of MacKenzie’s early drawings of the Augusta National layout is displayed. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have this early original drawing of what came to arguably be the most famous golf course in the world.

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Original drawing of the proposed layout of Augusta National
by Mr. Alister Mackenzie. This drawing hangs in the museum at
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

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