Augusta National Golf Club’s influence and impact on the city of Augusta will continue grow. AGNC has retained acclaimed golf course architects Tom Fazio and Beau Welling to lead the renovation of historic Augusta Municipal Golf Course, better known as “The Patch.’’

The renovation is the final piece of a collaboration between ANGC, the City of Augusta, Augusta Technical College, and the First Tee of Augusta. ANGC and Masters Chairman Fred Ridley said the project’s aim is to “create affordable pathways to discover the game of golf, as well as to develop tomorrow’s leaders within the business and workforce of the game.’’

The Patch, originally designed by David Oglivie, opened in 1928. The 6,000-yard course is less than five miles south of ANGC, and loaded with a rocky and rich colorful history that includes everything from plane crashes to hand grenades.   

Ridley said the partners are on a “great path’’ to make significant improvements to The Patch and to the First Tee facilities.

“Along with our partners, we are excited to get started next January, with the goal of an April 2026 opening,’’ Ridley said.

Photo: Augusta Municipal Golf Course (Explore Georgia)