Next week people will flock to the Augusta area for The Masters. The best golf option for people looking to tee it up during The Masters is always Palmetto Golf Club, the very private Mackenzie course that opens its doors to the public for one week a year. With that being said, I would argue the second best option to play that week or really any week of the year is a course that is a mere two miles from Palmetto, Aiken Golf Club.
One unfortunate trend of the last 30 or so years is the dismissal of shorter courses as unworthy. Just because a course is under 6000 yards doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time to play. Aiken is the ultimate example of this. I would put Aiken right up there with Cape Arundel and Merion (West) as the best under 6000 yard golf courses in the country.
A trip to play Aiken Golf Club is a must because its good for your soul. From the moment you arrive you feel something special in the air. You walk into the quaint old style locker room and feel the history of the course You take a fun tour around the putting course and you are immediately excited to tee it up.
The fantastic double green at #1 and #17 sets the tone for what is in store for you on this wonderful journey
|1st and 17th greens|
|8th Hole with par 3 9th in the background|
|1st and 17th Greens, 17 on the right.|
|18th hole with clubhouse in the background|