Fazio and Welling to Lead Restoration of Augusta Municipal Golf Course

by | Apr 11, 2024 | News

Augusta National Golf Club’s influence and impact on the city of Augusta will continue to grow. AGNC has retained acclaimed golf course architects Tom Fazio and Beau Welling to lead the renovation of historic Augusta Municipal Golf Course, better known as “The Patch.’’

The renovation of the Augusta Municipal Golf Course is the culmination of a powerful collaboration between ANGC, the City of Augusta, Augusta Technical College, and the First Tee of Augusta. This joint effort, led by ANGC and Masters Chairman Fred Ridley, is not just about renovating a golf course but about creating opportunities to discover the game of golf and develop future leaders within the business and workforce of the game.

The Patch, a golf course steeped in history, was originally designed by David Oglivie and opened its doors in 1928. This 6,000-yard course, located less than five miles south of ANGC, has a rich and colorful past, filled with everything from plane crashes to hand grenades.

Ridley said the partners are on a “great path’’ to make significant improvements to The Patch and to the First Tee facilities.

“Along with our partners, we are excited to get started next January, with the goal of an April 2026 opening,’’ Ridley said.


Photo: Augusta Municipal Golf Course (Explore Georgia)


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Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career covers Major League Baseball, the NFL, and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World, and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the PGA.com website for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa, and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.