Where exactly is Augusta, home of the Masters Tournament?
Augusta is a quiet, suburban city in Georgia nestled against the South Carolina border. It's nearly 150 miles east of Atlanta and sits along the Savannah River.
The city is most famous for the Augusta National Golf Club, which was founded and designed by golfer and Atlanta native Bobby Jones. He also co-founded the Masters Tournament, which has been played in the city since 1934.
Augusta, nicknamed the Garden City, is home to almost 200,000 residents. However, over 250,000 people visit the city each year during the week of the Masters.
It is the hometown of professional golfer Charles Howell III, Grammy Award-winning singer and "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown and singers Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of the country trio Lady Antebellum.
Augusta's rich golf roots inspired the name of the local minor league baseball team, the Augusta GreenJackets, which nods the tradition of each Masters winners receiving an illustrious Green Jacket. The team is the Class A affiliate club of the San Francisco Giants and was previously affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Red Sox. The GreenJackets played for over ten years at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta before moving across the river in 2018 to their new home, SRP Park, in North Augusta, S.C.
Majority of the world's golf carts are made in Augusta by either Club Car or Textron Specialized Vehicles, which manufactures E-Z-Go vehicles. The city is also the hub of a vibrant medical community and the rapidly growing cyber security industry. Augusta's army base, Fort Gordon, houses the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence. Downtown Augusta also has the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, which partners with Fort Gordon, Augusta University and the local government.