The Augusta Museum of History - Founded in 1937, the Augusta Museum of History is Augusta's oldest historical agency devoted to the preservation and presentation of local and regional history. The museum is home to the award-winning permanent exhibition, Augusta's Story, a 12,000-year journey through the region's rich and diverse past, and The Transportation Corridor, which features a fully restored 1914 locomotive. The museum also presents exhibitions on topics relating to the people and events of the Central Savannah River Region. From early Native Americans to The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, Augusta's history is brimming with the people and the forces that make Augusta a historical journey worth taking.
For more info: http://www.augustamuseum.org/
Augusta Riverwalk - The Augusta Riverwalk features a children’s playground and various gardens. Two museums are located off the walkway along with the Jessye Norman Amphitheater and several restaurants. It's a great venue for visitors to get out and enjoy some fresh air along the Savannah River.
The Morris Museum of Art - Located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, this is the first museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. The collection includes holdings of nearly 5,000 paintings, works on paper, photographs, and sculptures dating from the late-eighteenth century to the present. In addition to the permanent collection galleries, the museum hosts eight to ten temporary special exhibitions every year.
The museum also houses the Center for the Study of Southern Art, a reference and research library that includes archives pertaining to artists working in the South.
Museum Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. • Sunday: Noon–5:00 p.m. • Closed Mondays and major holidays. Visit the Morris at 1 Tenth Street • Augusta, Georgia 30901 • p. 706-724-7501
Westobou Gallery - Designed as a contemporary venue for a wide variety of exhibitions both during the Westobou Festival and throughout the year, the Westobou Gallery offers curated exhibitions by national, regional and local artists with a focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary and experimental artists.
1129 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901, (706) 755-2878
Augusta Canal is a National Heritage Area - A place designated by the U.S. Congress that best represents an important theme in American history. Augusta Canal tells the story of the Industrial Revolution in the American South. Built in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River, this canal brought textile and other manufacturing to the region in the era before, during and after the American Civil War. Augusta Canal is the oldest continuously operating hydro-power canal in the United States. Enjoy the Augusta Canal on foot, by bicycle, canoe or kayak. Fish from the banks, watch for wildlife or relax on a guided tour aboard a replica canal cargo boat.
Visit the Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill to learn more about the people who built the canal and explore progress, problems and promise of this distinctive piece of America’s story. Guided canal boat tours depart several times daily from the Discovery Center’s dock at Enterprise Mill in downtown Augusta. For more info:https://augustacanal.com/about.php
Petersburg Boat Tours - You’ll never forget the sights, sounds, and stories you’ll hear as you cruise along the Augusta Canal in a Petersburg Boat. Well-informed, entertaining guides narrate the open-air trips, highlighting the 19th century textile mills, the Confederate Powder Works and two of Georgia's only remaining 18th Century houses as you float by. Keep watch for the abundant wildlife including heron, otter and even the occasional alligator. Watch for wildlife, soak up the history, relax and learn along Augusta Canal. Take one of the regularly scheduled tours, a delightful Moonlight Music Cruise, or charter a private cruise for your group. The open air boats depart from the docks at Enterprise Mill. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. All boat tour tickets include FREE admission to the Augusta Canal Discovery Center.
For more info: https://augustacanal.com/boat-tours.php
Sacred Heart Cultural Center - The Sacred Heart Cultural Center is a former Catholic Church built in 1897 and located in Augusta’s downtown. Registered on the National Register of Historic Places, the striking building features twin spires, fifteen styles of brickwork, graceful arches, ninety-four magnificent stained glass windows, a barreled vaulted ceiling, and finely carved marble altars. The last mass in Sacred Heart was held in 1971, and, after extensive renovation, it was reopened in 1987 as a cultural center.The building serves as a wonderful venue for cultural and social events – art exhibitions, theatrical production, a popular Garden Festival, and choral concerts. Its facilities can be rented for all kinds of private and public events, and it is used continually throughout the year for celebrations and civic functions. The Sacred Heart School building and the old Rectory building house offices of several local arts groups and non-profit organizations such as the Augusta Ballet, the Greater Augusta Arts Council, Choral Society, Children’s Chorale, and the Symphony Orchestra Augusta. Contact: 1301 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-826-4701
Augusta Downtown Historic District - Beautifully preserved, the Augusta Downtown Historic District takes you back in time from 1801-1967. Here you will see the historic commercial areas of Broad Street, or the industrial properties that line the Savannah riverbanks. Tour Greene Street, a tree-lined boulevard with a historic park-like center.In this area, you will see government buildings, churches, and large houses of the 19th century rich. See examples of several architectural styles side by side including Federal, Greek Revival, Romasque Revival, Queen Anne, and Beaux Arts. There are few remaining places that so beautifully and clearly document the change in styles over the centuries. There are several homes, churches, and buildings that are open to the public.
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art - Founded in 1937, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is not only a visual arts school, but also a public art gallery. With five galleries and constantly changing exhibits, the institute guarantees no two visits are ever the same. The Main Gallery features special exhibits that rotate throughout the year, showcasing both international and national artists.The Creel-Harrison Community Gallery exhibits local, regional artists, and the North and South Galleries are used for student exhibitions from both the Gertrude Herbert Institute and local high schools. The first floor gallery is used for student exhibitions and art completion winners. There are many up-and-coming artists, and you may just discover the next Van Gogh. Contact: 506 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-722-5495
The Mount Vintage Plantation HOA purchased the club in 2016 after the bank had taken possession from the previous owners. The Mount Vintage Plantation HOA immediately began a huge capital improvement campaign which included renovations to drainage, bunkers, greens, tees and more. Most of these improvements were completed by the end of 2017 and has resulted in an unparalleled golf experience: a 27-hole championship golf course which has been likened to the Augusta National by Golf Magazine. It is breathtakingly beautiful and enough to please the most serious golfer.
The 27-hole course offers five sets of tees and regardless of which tee you choose every single hole is a wonderland of golf risk and reward. Wide corridors, hybrid Bermuda roughs and fairways. Bentgrass greens, water hazards, stacked stone bridges and retaining walls, heavy tree cover and well placed bunkers all help make this one of America's great courses.
Mother Nature gave Mount Vintage Plantation the perfect setting for a golf course with dramatic topography, beautiful tree cover and sparkling streams. Golf Course Architect Tom Jackson designed the 27 holes to fit perfectly into this diverse topography. The result is a championship layout which is scenic, challenging and fun to play for all levels of golfers.
Forest Hills Golf Course is a semi-private facility owned by Augusta University. This 18-hole masterpiece was originally designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1926. This course holds remarkable history from Bobby Jones where he began his famous 1930 Grand Slam of Golf with a win in the Southeastern Open, which was played with two rounds on the Augusta Country Club and two at Forest Hills. He fired a third-round 69 and final-round 71 to clinch his first major of the year by 13 strokes over Horton Jones, and subsequently went on to have a banner year on tour by sweeping the four majors in the same calendar year. A feat that has never been duplicated.
A consistent local favorite, Forest Hills has been named Best Public Golf Course by Augusta Magazine and The Metro Spirit.
As the Augusta University grew, a few of the original Donald Ross designed holes were eliminated or rerouted in 1984. Twenty years later, the Arnold Palmer Company restored much of the course, including the back nine holes, to Ross' original vision.
Forest Hills also plays host to the prestigious 3M Augusta Invitational, now in it's 39th year, has grown steadily since its beginning in 1979. Formerly named the Augusta College Invitational, the tournament took a new look in 1992 with the addition of a corporate sponsor, Cleveland Golf, and was then named the Cleveland Golf Classic. A women's event was added in 2005. Through the generous support of 3M for the past 4 years, the now named 3M Augusta Invitational continues to grow through the help of major sponsors such as Mercedes Benz, Pro Links Sports, TaxSlayer, Valspar, Nature Valley and more. Some of the best golf teams in the country have competed in the event's 38 years of history, featuring several touring pros such as Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson (1989), Brad Faxon, Justin Leonard (1992), Vaughn Taylor (1998), Oliver Wilson (2001, 2003), Chris Kirk (2005), Scott Brown (2006), Dustin Johnson (2007), Henrik Norlander (2010), Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Beau Hossler (2016), to name a few.
Known as "The Grand Hotel of the Classic South," and beloved by heads of state, business luminaries and celebrities for over a century, The Partridge Inn has undergone an extensive yet careful restoration; allowing guests to not only experience the original 1836 house which remains encompassed within the building, but to also enjoy the comforts and conveniences of a contemporary luxury hotel. Perched on a hilltop in a peaceful residential area, you will feel a million miles away from the stresses and strains of daily life – even though you are mere moments from the shopping, dining and attractions of downtown.
High ceilings, classic décor and state-of the-art amenities blend beautifully in our guest rooms and suites; which feature complimentary WiFi, 42-inch TVs, and personalized, ergonomic work stations.
The splendor and grand history of The Partridge Inn makes it a wonderful venue for our CSGA group with stunning indoor and outdoor settings, contemporary audio/visual technology, personalized catering, and dedicated event planners will ensure that your golf event is flawless from beginning to end.
The CSGA's final trip for 2019 will take place in Augusta, Georgia. Our original plan was to hold this event in Winston-Salem and play the newly renovated Tanglewood Golf Club, however, we have not been able to secure suitable accommodations. Fortunately, Augusta has quality accommodations, several fine golf courses and lots of things do for non-golfers. We think it will be a great venue for our year end event.
Augusta, a lively city of around 200,000, sits just across the Savannah River from South Carolina. As most of you know, golf fans from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Augusta National Golf Club to witness one of golf's greatest annual events: The Masters. But Augusta – Georgia's second most populous city – has plenty to offer visitors beyond the glorious green of the Augusta National Golf Course. Augusta, is known for its quintessential Southern charm, elegant antebellum mansions and numerous gardens. Visiting Augusta means taking a relaxing stroll through elegant tree-lined avenues, visiting great museums and galleries, and enjoying famous Southern food. The city has also become known as a center of biotechnology, medicine and cyber security.
Our tournament rounds will be played on three terrific golf courses: Forest Hills, The River Club and Woodside Plantation. October is one of the best months to play these courses as they should all be in good shape. Forest Hills is where Bobby Jones began his famous Grand Slam of Golf in 1930 with a win in the Southeastern Open. He clinched his first major of the year by 13 strokes over Horton Jones, and subsequently went on to have a banner year on tour by sweeping the four majors in the same calendar year. A feat that has never been repeated! The River Golf Club is a highly rated, well maintained Fazio design that offers amazing views of downtown Augusta. Mount Vintage Golf Club is a Semi-Private golf club located in North Augusta, South Carolina. It is located about 30 minutes from the Partridge Inn, convenient to all those traveling home after play on the final day.
We'll stay in Augusta's finest and most historic hotel, The Partridge Inn - a Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel, which is conveniently located 6 minutes from Forest Hills GC and 12 minutes from the River Golf Club. The Partridge Inn provides quality accommodations and is ideally situated in Augusta's Historic Summerville District on a quiet hilltop overlooking the city. The Partridge Inn has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, combining its character and charm from yesteryear, with the modern amenities you would come to expect from a luxury hotel. This full-service, non-smoking hotel is also close to many area landmarks and attractions including the Augusta Museum of History, the Morris Museum of Art, the Augusta Botanical Gardens, the boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park and Hopelands Gardens (Museums on the property include the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, the Dollhouse and the Carriage Museum).
We look forward to organizing this event and hope you will join us for a trip that we think you'll really enjoy. In fact, if Bobby Jones was still around, I bet he would highly recommend it!
A) $799.00 Per Golfer, Double Occupancy, Playing Three Rounds(M, T & W)
B) $1,099.00 Per Golfer, Single Occupancy, Playing Three Rounds(M, T & W)
C) $649.00 Per Non-Golfer, Double Occupancy
D) $749.00 Per Golfer, Double Occupancy, Playing Two Rounds(M, T or W)
E) $1,049.00 Per Golfer, Single Occupancy, Playing Two Rounds(M, T or W)
F) $193 For Extra Night Pre(10/12/19) or Post(10/16/19) includes room, breakfast & tax
Set along the banks on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River, The River Golf Club has established itself as one of the best course designs in the Southeast since it's opening in 1998. The golf club is a semi-private club only about 10 minutes drive from the Augusta Marriott. The River Club has continued with club improvements, even after being named a top five new course nationally by Golf Digest. The course offers a unique setting that includes new Mini-Verde Ultradwarf Bermuda greens, numerous lakes, wetlands and dramatic bunkers.
The River Golf Club course combines a fantastic layout with a spectacular setting to create a golfers' paradise.
Designed by internationally acclaimed golf course architect Jim Fazio. He built the course on an abandoned railroad yard and incorporated design elements such as railroad ties as a reminder of the of the site's history.
Designed with true golfers in mind of all levels, The River Golf Club offers five sets of tees, a challenging but fair layout, and all the amenities to ensure a memorable golf experience.
Address: 71 Burbank Drive Palm Coast, Florida 32137
Phone Number: 904-823-3083
Event Package Inclusions:
Sunday, October 13, 2019:
4PM Check-in begins at the Partridge Inn Augusta, Curio Collection by Hilton.
6PM CSGA Welcome Reception
7PM CSGA Welcome Dinner
Monday, October 14, 2019:
6:30AM-10:00AM Breakfast buffet in the P.I. Bar & Grill.
9:30AM Tee times begin at the Forest Hills Golf Club, located about 15 minutes from the hotel.
PM Participants are on their own for dinner this evening.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019:
6:30AM-10:00AM Breakfast buffet in the P.I. Bar & Grill.
9:30AM Tee times begin at the River Golf Club, located about 10 minutes from the hotel.
6PM CSGA Awards Reception
7PM CSGA Awards Dinner followed by the presentation of the golf awards for the first two rounds.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019:
6:30AM-10:00AM Breakfast buffet in the P.I. Bar & Grill.
Check out of hotel and travel about 30 minutes to Mount Vintage Golf Club.
10:00AM Shotgun Start begin at Mount Vintage Golf Club.
2PM Lunch will be served at the club and prizes will be awarded. This will conclude the event.
Have a safe Trip!