Golf Course Histories: Augusta National Golf Club

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Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club: Olmsted's Criticism of Hole Names

In a letter dated November 10, 1932, Olmsted Brothers' William Marquis and Edward Whiting wrote Clifford Roberts.
Their main intent: to discourage Roberts from naming holes after specific plants. Olmsted was hired by Roberts and Jones
at the beginning of the project, in July 1931. Their role was to plan the overall development for housing (after Mackenzie and
Jones had selected the land they wished for the golf course), and to landscape the grounds.

The excerpt below provides Marquis's and Whiting's argument against Roberts' naming scheme.

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Source: US Library of Congress, Olmsted Brothers records, 1863-1971.

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