Visitors to Augusta National drive slowly down Magnolia Lane to soak in the experience. But in a different world they would proceed even slower.
Original plans would have kept the dirt entrance to Fruitland Nurseries as a walking path and paved a new driveway to the club 135 yards to the southeast on Washington Road. At fictitious Georgia National we imagine that stroll today.
The corridor of magnolia trees that Clifford Roberts originally feared would be too narrow for cars has led to one of Augusta National and the Masters' signature features—a leisurely drive down
Magnolia Lane is now a welcome to the game's premier address.