Welcome to Augusta!

Welcome to Augusta, Georgia! The Garden City, Soul City, The CSRA, The Augusta River Region; whatever you want to call it, I hope you enjoy your time here in our friendly community.  Augusta is home to a strong, recession resistant economy fueled by industry, government installations and a robust population of locally-owned and small businesses. […]

Insider’s Guide to the Ultimate Masters Tournament Experience!

If you are fortunate enough to have tickets in hand, be they practice rounds or daily badges, then here are a few MUST DOs that will make your Masters experience as unforgettable as your wedding day, the birth of your first child, the memory of your first kiss. This is my 40th Masters in a row, and I can’t wait to share my inside nuggets of navigation with you.

Hack Augusta

If there’s one thing most people think about when they imagine Augusta, it’s probably hacking their way around the back 9 of an azalea lined course and heading into the clubhouse to enjoy some libations and soak in a beautiful spring day. What they may not realize is the amazing growth the city’s technology sector has seen over the last 5-10 years. The growth of US Army Cyber Command and NSA Georgia at Ft. Gordon, along with the continued expansion of health technologies at Augusta University, and Energy & Environmental Research at Savannah River National Lab have formed the building blocks to merge southern hospitality and collaborative innovation.

An Active Life in Columbia County

With an abundance of natural resources, Columbia County, Augusta’s neighbor to the west, is an outstanding local destination for outdoor recreation. Positioned along the shores of the 71,000-acre Clark’s Hill Lake, and bordered by the Savannah River and Augusta Canal, the community is a favored destination for myriad sports enthusiasts. Including its excellent park system, miles of biking and hiking trails, and waterways for paddle sports, Columbia County is a well-rounded outdoor sports location.

Fishing Around Augusta

To categorize these waters simply, there are three distinct choices of places to fish: the lake, the river, and a multitude of private and public ponds. Our lake (referred to as Clarks Hill by Georgians and Thurmond Lake by South Carolinians) is a 71,535 acre reservoir created in 1954 twenty-two miles north of Augusta. This fishery has played host to numerous B.A.S.S. tournaments and has a healthy population of Striped Bass, Crappie, Bream, Catfish and many more species in addition to the Largemouth.