Augusta’s national team may eventually expand its iconic 13th hole, but this change will not be made until 2020 by Masters. However, in the spring, KMT will announce its latest state-of-the-art equipment.
Last year, Fred Ridley, chairman of the Augusta National Council, announced the creation of Global Broadcasting Village, an advanced television and digital complex. This approximately 40-acre space was previously occupied by the Big Three Mall, the Savannah West Condominium and the Presbyterian Church of Lakemont.
The area is located outside the club wall (near the golf course with par 3) and is divided by the busy Washington Road, so you need to lay tunnels. Connected to gate 1 on the golf course, Ridley calls this work the “Washington Road Underpass Project”.
Ridley said in 2019: “This project is the first of its kind in Georgia. Thanks to modern engineering technology, we will be able to dig to Washington Road without any impact on the flow of people above. ”
The 2020 workshops will begin in eight weeks, and MetroSpirit.com will be able to take several tunnel photos from development to completion.
The tunnel is 26 feet deep and 120 feet long. The interior is 16 feet high and 26 feet wide. In addition, a project presented to the city last year detailed the details of the club and added more than 200 pines, oaks and holly in the renovated area. More tunnel photos can be found at Metrospirit.com.
Augusta’s national team is actively buying surrounding real estate to expand the club’s influence. Over the past few years, the club has acquired a 28-acre strip center, Pep Boys and a music store, as well as part of the nearby Augusta Country Club.