I posted this last year. Still seems appropriate.
The 76th Masters tournament is underway. You might think this blog is aimed at golfers. You couldn’t be more wrong. If you have never seen Augusta National Golf Course, either in person or on TV, you are the poorer for it. This is one of the most beautiful places anywhere and probably the most venerated golf course in the world. Even if you’re not a golfer but like camellias, dogwoods, and azaleas, soaring pines, sprawling oaks, immaculately manicured grasses and pristine ponds and creeks, this is your Mecca.
I could go on about how the grounds inspire, but it’s more than that. It’s also about the unique reverence afforded the event. The ceremonial opening as legends from the past drive off the first tee, the hushed crowds as they anticipate a critical moment, the deafening roar reporting a shot well-played, the collective groan as a gallery favorite suddenly falls out…
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I wonder what par is on that hole?
For me, about 15.
Indeed beautiful especially during Azalea time. I hate to think of the greens fees and the chemicals that wash into the river from this extravaganza.
Knowing how meticulous they are about the grounds, I doubt there is too much pollution going on around there.