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The Country Club, Augusta, Ga.

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Type: Picture postcards | StillImage
Title: The Country Club, Augusta, Ga.
Country Club, Augusta, Ga.
Date: 1902-1910
Description: Early-twentieth century postcard image of golfers and spectators standing on and around an unidentified sand green at Augusta Country Club in Augusta, Georgia. The clubhouse appears in the background of the image. The original course, the Lake course, was built in 1899 and contained nine holes that featured sand greens. In 1902, the Lake course was expanded to include a full eighteen holes. By 1905, the Augusta Country Club's popularity demanded that plans be drawn for an additional eighteen-hole course; the Hill course was completed in 1906. Both courses gained national recognition and were frequented by United States presidents Warren G. Harding and William Taft, in addition to John D. Rockefeller, Sr. and Georgia favorite, golf champion Bobby Jones.

Front of postcard: "206,530. [J.V. in a circle (publisher's mark)]."

Inscribed on verso: "Augusta, Ga., June 19, 1910, Received the cards you kindly sent. I know you are happy among your friends. Do you remember the picture? E.H.O."

Addressed to Miss E.C. Mayo, Orange, Mass.

Original postcard scanned and described by the Digital Library of Georgia as a part of Georgia HomePLACE: an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service and GALILEO.

Subjects: Augusta Country Club (Augusta, Ga.) | Country clubs--Georgia--Augusta--Pictorial works | Golf courses--Georgia--Augusta--Pictorial works | Golfers--Augusta--Georgia--Pictorial works | Putting (Golf) | Short game (Golf) | Augusta (Ga.) | Richmond County (Ga.)
Contributors: East Central Georgia Regional Library (Augusta, Ga.)
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005
Original Material: The Country Club, Augusta, Ga. New York : The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd., [between 1902 and 1910] | Picturing Augusta: historic postcards from the collection of the East Central Georgia Regional Library System.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: [title of postcard], Augusta and Environs Picture Post Cards in Color, East Central Central Georgia Regional Library, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Related Materials: Forms part of: Picturing Augusta: historic postcards from the collection of the East Central Georgia Regional Library System.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hagp/id:aep015

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
East Central Georgia Regional Library (Augusta, Ga.)
Collection Information: Picturing Augusta: Historic Postcards from the Collection of the East Central Georgia Regional Library System