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During Masters week, you can pay tribute to the King at Champions Retreat, a unique 27-hole course with nines designed by Palmer, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus. The 11-year-old club is located 15 miles from Augusta National Golf Club in Evans.
In 1990, when Atlanta beat out Athens to host the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, it was an impressive come-from-behind win, even for a former University of Georgia football star. William “Billy” Porter Payne, an All-SEC defensive end for the Dawgs and Dunwoody real estate lawyer, dreamed up Atlanta’s quixotic bid and served as CEO of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.