Stan Awtrey

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Stan Awtrey spent 25 years as a sports writer with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is editor of Golf Georgia, the official magazine of the Georgia State Golf Association, and writes a weekly column for PGATOUR.com. His work has appeared in dozens of newspapers, magazines and Web sites.

Recent articles
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November 8, 2016
Lined by mature live oak trees and boasting four holes on its own Marsh Island, King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia is a visual feast.
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August 31, 2016
It's been 50 years since Mystery Valley Golf Club in Lithonia, Georgia opened. It has become an icon for public course golfers in Atlanta and is as challenging today as it was in 1966 when it began.
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March 19, 2015
Say you're fortunate enough to have Masters tickets. Where can you go to scratch that golf itch? Here's a look at some of the other courses that can be played near Augusta National.
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December 2, 2014
The golf courses in the southern part of Mississippi get a lot of attention, but there are several in the central portion of the state that are worth your consideration.
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September 26, 2014
You'll definitely find diversity when you play one of the eight Georgia State Parks golf courses. Whether you prefer your golf in the mountains, the lake or near a swamp, they've got you covered.
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April 2, 2014
Golf should be a part of any trip to the Gulf Coast area of Mississippi, where visitors will find some outstanding courses as well as superb accommodations, great restaurants and a quality of Southern hospitality that is unmatched. A recent trip to the area included four courses that ranged from good to great. Here's a look at them.
3 Min Read
March 11, 2014
Unless you previously held a cabinet position in Washington or are the CEO of a large corporation, you're unlikely to ever get the opportunity to play golf at Augusta National. Good news, though. Although you may never get to test the tricky winds at Amen Corner, you do have plenty of golf options when you visit Augusta, Ga. It won't be the place with the pimento cheese sandwiches in the green wrappers, but it's not bad. Veteran Georgia sports writer Stan Awtrey suggests six must-play golf courses in the Augusta area.
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March 10, 2014
Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. has managed to retain its place in the game's history and still remain relevant today. The Donald Ross design, which was established in 1926, is steeped with tradition. Play this course whenever you get a chance. It's one of those places that you could never grow tired of playing. You'll find something different on every visit, Stan Awtrey writes.
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March 5, 2014
Atlanta is a great place to play golf. Why? Well, you can play practically year-round, and there are tons of great courses to choose from. But which ones are the best? Veteran golf writer Stan Awtrey offers up 10 of his favorites in the Atlanta area.
3 Min Read
February 11, 2014
Whether it's the springtime, when the hillsides return to life, or the fall, when the color of the changing leaves bring busloads of "leaf-lookers" to town, golf in the north Georgia mountains offers an alternative to the hustle of the big city.
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September 21, 2009
Hundreds of thousands of people visit Athens, Ga., to see football games each year. Instead of just staying a few hours on a handful of Saturdays in the fall, they should think about lingering longer and playing some golf. There are plenty of good options for those who want to see a golf ball, as well as a football, resting on a tee.
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