Georgia Golf Trail Celebrates Five Years

Georgia Golf & Travel LLC, home to the Georgia Golf Trail, is celebrating the start of its fifth year anniversary. Each April the PGA TOUR comes to Augusta National Golf Club for the first major of the year-The Masters. Every April the Georgia Golf Trail begins their year in Augusta with their marketing program that reaches millions of golfers and travelers throughout the world. With the help of partners from the State of Georgia Departments of Economic Development and Natural Resources, Georgia Tourism has the world’s attention not only for the outstanding golf, but attractions, resorts, real estate and interesting activities that visitors love to enjoy.

Over a decade ago Georgia Golf & Travel (GGT) founder Doug Hollandsworth had the vision to showcase what Georgia has to offer to world vacationers. With the support of the Georgia’s Tourism Department, the Trail was launched in April of 2013 with the goal to ensure the Peach State was promoted to travelers, and not only golfers wanting to visit the home of legendary Georgia native Bobby Jones.

The mission of the GGT program is to increase visitor expenditures in Georgia and market the state as one of the leading golf destinations in the world. Through unique travel programs aimed at reaching the golfers who travel, with or without their family, the GGT wants to build revenue in the state and its partners’ facilities.

“The programs that Georgia Golf & Travel are doing is a much higher brand awareness of Georgia as a premier golf vacation destination with 23 Top Resorts, home to some of the most challenging and picturesque courses in the world. Also included in the GGT, are courses that are family-friendly, affordable and fun to play. These new programs will enable us to share these great experiences with golfers/travelers across the country and around the world,” says Kevin Langston, Deputy Commissioner for Tourism in the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Founder Doug Hollandsworth states, “From the northern mountains to Atlanta, to the Lake regions, and to the Atlantic coast, Georgia has so much to offer the world is unaware of.” Doug continued, “Everyone knows about The Masters, which is only one week on a golf course few will ever play. I wanted to show the world what a wonderful state Georgia is to come and visit, vacation with families or even to live and golf. I am so excited about the start of our 5th year here on the Georgia Golf Trail and the exciting things coming in the future for travelers to enjoy in Georgia.”

Executive Women’s Golf Association Partners with GGT.

Georgia Golf & Travel announced it has partnered with EWGA to help promote women’s golf in Georgia and around the world. Phyliss Dorman, President of the Atlanta EWGA Chapter said, “We look forward to working with Georgia Golf & Travel to expand women’s golf in Georgia. Our members enjoy playing a round at various courses and are looking to expand our relationships with partners on the Georgia Golf Trail. Whether our members are looking for a new course for weekly gathering, improving their game or weekend venues for golf trips with friends, exploring the GGT will be at the top of our list.”

Hollandsworth says “We are very excited to start working with EWGA and Phyllis helping the chapter promote women’s golf, not only here in Georgia but everywhere.” For more information go to www.EWGAAtlanta.com. The 2017 Women’s Golf Day will be June 6th celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime.

Dave Daubert

David, Editor & Feature Writer, has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.

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