Augusta National co-founder Clifford Roberts was, for a time, rather enthused about erecting a golf Hall of Fame. He thought the knoll to the left of what’s presently the championship tee box of No. 11 would be a fine location.
At Georgia National, casual golfers deal with the buzz of excited visitors to the Hall. Tournament players must contend with the feeling of history bearing down on them.
The onset of World War II stalled the momentum around Clifford Roberts’ and Bobby Jones’ plan for a Hall of Fame building. In its absence, the setting is still one of the club’s most revered pieces of property, with the lengthened 11th tee marking the start of famed Amen Corner.