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Edward Glidewell

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Re: 2nd course at Augusta National
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2023, 08:14:27 PM »
This isn't the first time I've heard of Augusta kicking around plans to build a second course, so I'm inclined to believe it's a serious possibility.


I'd also heard they were interested in allowing limited public play on the new course (which is also mentioned in the article).

Tim Martin

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Re: 2nd course at Augusta National
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2023, 09:12:43 PM »

I'd also heard they were interested in allowing limited public play on the new course (which is also mentioned in the article).


Imagine how popular the new course would be with the public just as a vehicle to get on the grounds. Despite how good it is thereís an overwhelming amount of history to compete with. Iím not saying that they should be compared but it would be unavoidable.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2023, 09:56:09 PM by Tim Martin »

Matthew Rose

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Re: 2nd course at Augusta National
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2023, 01:21:14 AM »
Looking at google earth and I'm not sure they have room for it, unless they want to eminent domain some houses.
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Ben Hollerbach

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Re: 2nd course at Augusta National
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2023, 10:24:00 AM »
Looking at google earth and I'm not sure they have room for it, unless they want to eminent domain some houses.


The current parking area is ~90 acres, with a big elevation change west of Berckmans.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2023, 10:30:09 AM by Ben Hollerbach »

Ben Hollerbach

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Re: 2nd course at Augusta National
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2023, 10:33:40 AM »

I'd also heard they were interested in allowing limited public play on the new course (which is also mentioned in the article).


Imagine how popular the new course would be with the public just as a vehicle to get on the grounds. Despite how good it is thereís an overwhelming amount of history to compete with. Iím not saying that they should be compared but it would be unavoidable.


Speaking of things that would have been considered inconceivable a decade ago.


 Even if the new course was a goat ranch, if it had public access it would be the most popular course in the country just because of the name.


Charlie Goerges

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Re: 2nd course at Augusta National
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2023, 11:01:23 AM »
Looking at google earth and I'm not sure they have room for it, unless they want to eminent domain some houses.


The map in the article shows them absorbing an entire neighborhood in order to do the second course. I donít think they want to cannibalize any of their existing infrastructure for the second course, so they would need the extra land from the adjacent neighborhood.
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