Bobby Jones’ Amen Corner actually may be found in Texas
Want to play Amen Corner as Bobby Jones intended it to be played?
You might just want to forget Augusta National and head to Houston. For out in Texas on a course near George Bush airport, there is a course with Amen Corner replica holes in the lengths they were before Hootie Johnson and his green jacketed buddies went on their wild expanding and pine tree rearranging spree.
It’s Tour 18, which held the distinction of being the first all replica course in America when it opened 13 years ago. It has copies of Augusta’s No. 11, No. 12 and No. 13 holes here.
It’s ridiculous to compare a public course you can sometimes get on for $28 to Augusta of course. But that doesn’t mean Hootie hasn’t given Tour 18 plenty of material with his moves (paid off so brilliantly with Phil Mickelson’s insomnia cure victory).
“This is more like Augusta was than Augusta these day,’’ vacationing golfer Tim Sancer said, laughing.
You can bet, Hootie Johnson’s getting a kick out of this too. This is a man who seems to appreciate a good joke. Right along with Clint Eastwood or General Patton.
For the complete story on Tour 18 and its faux, affordable Amen Corner, stay tuned to TravelGolf.com.
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Not a bd job on researching their rates, but I've seen $26 during the week. Generally though, you'll pay $39 to $69 for weekend play.
BTW, I'm planning on taking my Father-in-Law up there when he visits in early June which will be my one-year golf anniversary. I sure could use a couple of practice rounds so I can take him to school after just one year of playing :)
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