Augusta National Plans to Renovate Portion of Golf Clubhouse

Augusta National Golf Club plans to renovate its clubhouse and build an addition to the structure, according to preliminary plans filed with the city of Augusta, Georgia.

The documents show that the private club, which hosts golf’s annual Masters Tournament, plans to demolish a portion of the building that includes a kitchen area, Bob Austin of the Augusta Planning and Development office said in a telephone interview.

The plan shows that a two-level structure will be built, with the lower level below ground. The site plan doesn’t include changes to the clubhouse’s main structure, which was built in 1854, Austin said. A miniature silver replica of the clubhouse is presented each year to the Masters Tournament champion.

The exact size of the planned renovation and addition won’t be known until a building plan is submitted, Austin said.

Steve Ethun, a spokesman for the Masters Tournament, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the building plan.

Cranston Engineering Group, of Augusta, submitted the plan. An employee there who didn’t give his name referred all calls to the club, then hung up.

The renovation plans were first reported by the Augusta Chronicle.

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