Welcome to Columbia County! We’re thrilled the world’s best golf brought you here and hope you’ll find some time to explore all that our beautiful County has to offer.
You’ve caught us in the middle of an incredible time. Just last year we were named the #1 Place to Live in the US by MONEY. We’re thinking the secret is out…this is a great place to visit and a wonderful place to live! From unique eateries and shops to gorgeous natural resources, Columbia County has many things we hope you’ll take the time to discover.
Here are a few suggestions of our favorite activities and things to do during Masters Week in Augusta.
- Try your hand at a different kind of golf at the International Disc Golf Center (IDGC).
The IDGC, managed by the Professional Disc Golf Association, is located at Wildwood Park in Appling, GA. The center features a Pro Shop, the Ed Headrick Memorial Museum, a training center, practice putting greens and three championship caliber courses.
- Tee up at area golf courses.
Something about watching the world’s best golfers makes you want to hit the links! Our beautiful courses will make you feel like you’re Bubba Watson in a sudden death playoff on #10 with a 40-yard hooking wedge through the magnolia and cherry trees. Well, not quite that exhilarating but almost!
- Bartram Trail Golf Club is a beautiful public course offering MiniVerde fine bladed Ultra Dwarf Bermuda grass and features five par 5’s and five par 3’s.
- Champions Retreat Golf Club, the only club in the world featuring three individually designed courses by Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus. As if that’s not enough, this prestigious course is home to the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur. For one week only, this private course opens its gates to the public. Call in advance to check on available tee times and their Play at Night event, which features a happy hour, access to the practice facility, cash bar and live DJ.
- Tickle your funny bone at the Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, GA.
The historic town of Harlem is the birthplace of Oliver Hardy who is one-half of the infamous duo, Laurel and Hardy. The Laurel and Hardy Museum celebrates the legacy of Hardy and his comedic partner Stan Laurel. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.
- Paddle our warm southern waters and take the ‘serenic’ route on the Serene18 Paddle Trail!
Serene18 is a unique opportunity to experience 18 square miles of Georgia’s most serene water trails and uncommon wildlife by paddling Clarks Hill Lake, the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal. Request your free passport by visiting serene18.com or pick one up from our Paddle Partners: Augusta Outdoors, Cole Watkins Tours, Keg Creek Watersports and Savannah Rapids Kayak.
- Enjoy fun indoor activities.
The weather in Georgia can be unpredictable in April. Should the rain clouds move in, we’ve got you covered with these fun indoor activities.
- AR Workshop: Work with power tools as you DIY an amazing project you will be proud to display in your home. For a full line up of classes, visit their calendar.
- Active climbing Indoor Rock Climbing Gym and Ninja Center: Active Climbing features 18,000 square feet packed full of 30 ft tall rope climbing, World Cup style bouldering and ninja warrior obstacles.
- Sol Himalayan Salt Cave: Melt the day’s stress away as you relax in the tranquil setting of the Augusta area’s only Salt Cave. Created with hundreds of Himalayan Salt bricks, the salt cave makes you feel as if you have been transported to another world.
- While in town, we know you want to sample the South’s best cuisine!
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