Champions Retreat Golf Club - Evans, GA

Located just a half an hour from Augusta National Golf Club, Champions Retreat is the only 27 hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Arnold Palmer.  The Island nine was designed by Palmer, The Bluff was designed by Nicklaus, and The Creek nine was designed by Player.

After a nearly rained out Wednesday at The Masters, we headed up to Champions Retreat for a Thursday tee time just as the 2017 Masters was commencing nearby.  Although our crowds were not as big, the sparks would fly on the par 5, 5th hole.  After two subpar shots, Sean Ogle of Breaking Eighty had left himself a 170 approach from the right rough.  Apparently, this was the perfect spot for Sean as he would can his next shot for an eagle 3.  Our foursome erupted with cheers.  I am pretty sure they heard us down at The Masters.