The Oaks Course - Take an Easy Stroll in Bobby Jones' Shoes

The Oaks CourseThe legendary Bobby Jones' influence on the game of golf, especially in the state of Georgia, is unsurpassed. He is honored from his birthplace of Atlanta to Augusta, a city that was put on the map by the Masters, an event founded by Jones and first played in 1934.

Covington's Oaks Golf Course holds a special place in the annals of golf history because of its relationship with arguably the greatest amateur athlete in the history of sports. The 18-hole championship layout now known as The Oaks was built on an already existing nine-hole course that was originally created by Jones, the co-founder of Augusta National. Jones himself frequently played the course in the 1940s.

Consisting of mainly flat terrain, The Oaks is very walkable so you can actually follow in Jones' footsteps. Water Hazards come into play on three of the 18 holes, and a number of sand bunkers have been incorporated into the course design.

Jones' original nine-hole design was modified into an 18-hole course by Dick Shulz, who now serves as director of golf at the semi-private club. Schulz tried to keep as much of the original design in tact as possible when overseeing the construction of the new course, which opened in 1989. He also wanted to make the course enjoyable for the entire family.

"While experts can struggle to make par from the black and blue tees, beginning golfers can play from the front tee and learn the game in an enjoyable fashion," said Shulz.

The Oaks is ideal for golfers looking to get away from the ringers of the office and the city. The course is a short drive east on I-20 to exit 88 to enjoy the charm of Southern hospitality and to experience golf the way Jones envisioned. Located less than two hours from Augusta, The Oaks is also ideal and affordable for golfers in town for this April's Masters.

For just $95, The Oaks is offering an all-inclusive Masters Week Special (April 4 - 12) that includes an all day green fee, cart fee and range balls. Golfers will get a gift package, lunch and a pass to play again for just the price of a cart fee.

The Oaks has been lauded for its quality by local publications. The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently rated it as one of the top 50 courses in Georgia, and Georgia Golfer wrote, "if there is a better maintained course and better value for your dollar, we have not yet seen it.

The Oaks Course offers memberships that can fit all types of golfers, and is also open to the public. A full-service driving range is on the property along with a short game practice area. The Oaks Course also offers a full-service restaurant that is open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Putters restaurant is great spot to unwind after a day on the links, and is available for weddings and banquets.

The course has also been called Atlanta's premier location for tournaments. Whether you wish to host a group outing, tournament, charity or corporate event, the Oaks' experienced staff is trained and ready to make your event a success.

For more information on The Oaks, please visit www.golfoaks.com.

 

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