A Change in America’s Number One Golf Course

Augusta National Golf Course pic
Augusta National Golf Course pic
Augusta National Golf Course
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As executive director of the U.S. Communities Purchasing Alliance, Kevin Juhring relies on his background in economics to lead this cooperative purchasing organization. When Kevin Juhring has time away from his professional commitments, he enjoys getting out on the golf course.

Golf Digest publishes a biennial list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, recognizing unique geography, architecture, and design. Celebrating its golden anniversary in 2015, the most recent lineup had a change in its number one course.

From 2009 through 2012, Augusta National Golf Course (ANGC) held the number one position on Golf Digest’s list, but in 2013, the course dropped to second place. However, the current list ranks ANGC, once again, as the premier American golf course.

Since 1934, Augusta National has hosted the Master’s Tournament. In an effort to keep the course competitive for this prestigious event, course managers constantly make adjustments to many facets of the course design. AGNCs top-rated integration of design ideas over the decades includes Trent Jones water hazards, Perry Maxwell greens, and considerable rebunkering and tree planting by Tom Fazio.