Azaleas in bloom. Photo Credit: Unsplash.com
Who else is excited for The Masters Tournament this weekend!? "Every April, the mere sight of pink azaleas and beautiful sun-soaked skies beating down on the vibrant green turf of Augusta National Golf Club is enough to make golf fans flock to their television sets in droves," says Christopher Powers of GolfDigest.com. I have to admit, I grew up falling asleep to The Masters Tournament as a kid on those lazy spring afternoons when my Dad watched the guys battle it out on the course. As an adult, a charming fellow took me on my first golf date and I fell in love...with both the sport and the guy, who is now my husband and a great golfer to boot! There is something so fun about getting dressed up, heading out on the green, and taking that first swing off the tee box.
3337 Walton Way Ext Augusta, GA is currently listed for $925,000 by Dorothy Peterson with Blanchard & Calhoun-Evans.
One of my first golf course experiences came from Tour 18 in Dallas where you play on carefully simulated holes modeled after some of America's greatest golf holes - think Crooked Stick #15, Sawgrass #17, Augusta National #11. I was accustomed to hitting balls at the range, but navigating a course, albeit one that has some of the toughest holes in golf, was a whole other ball game! The first hole was Cherry Hills Village #1 and I shanked my first drive. We went in cold and didn't warm up so can you blame me? Lesson learned. My next swing was a rocket and the rest is history. Hooked for life!
3004 Cedar Hill Lane Augusta, GA is currently listed for $950,000 by Woody Trulock with Blanchard & Calhoun-Evans.
But enough about me...onto the homes! With the Masters Tournament looming, I got inspired to see what I could buy for $1 million in Augusta, GA - a mecca for golf's greatest moments. Although the dream of living on Augusta National's Magnolia Lane is long gone, I found some pretty spectacular properties within close proximity and shared it in my recent SecondShelters.com article "What Can I Get For a Million In...Augusta, GA?" Any takers? Learn more about all the homes featured in this post here.
2229 Walton Way Augusta, GA is currently listed for $925,000 by David Burton with Sand Hills Properties.
Oh, and if you are wondering about the pimento cheese, it's a southern thing. More on that $1.50 Masters classic in a fun piece by Southern Living here.
Amy Puchaty is a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist whose marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Why Amy Puchaty? Because it’s selling season. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com #AtHomeWithAmy #AmyPuchaty #LuxuryRealEstateWriter
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