Former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Property
In the early 1980s, the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame gardens were a 17 acre old warehouse district running along the Savannah River. The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame built an expansive botanical garden that showcased various themed gardens such as the butterfly, rose, and children's gardens. In addition to the different garden styles, the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame showcased life-size bronze sculptures of such golfing legends as Arnold Palmer, Byron Nelson, Raymond Floyd, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus.
Due to lack of funding, the gardens closed in June 2007 and the golf sculptures were put in storage. Starting in 2009, Augusta Tomorrow began meetings with the sponsors of the golf sculptures and the principals of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame to discuss appropriate venues for the sculptures. The sculptures were always meant to be enjoyed by the public and not kept in storage. In March 2010, the sculptures were relocated to the rotunda in the Augusta Museum of History where they remain on display for the public to enjoy.