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The name "Augusta National Golf Club" is about 99% of the reason.   It makes sense in the context of ANGC, because their membership is, well, national in nature. It's not anyone's first or p

No it isn't. A National Bank is chartered by the federal government and is part of the federal reserve system. If there is a First National Bank of Peoria the "National Bank" part of the name distingu

The name "Augusta National Golf Club" is about 99% of the reason.

 

It makes sense in the context of ANGC, because their membership is, well, national in nature. It's not anyone's first or primary membership; they come in for a few days (often with guests), play and then depart for New York, Atlanta or wherever else they live.

 

In many states, "[STATE]/[CITY] National Golf Club" does not function like this at all. For example, Connecticut National Golf Club is an excellent golf course but it's a misnomer: it's a public course that, like practically every other public golf course, gets most of its play from within a few dozen miles.

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On 10/21/2020 at 2:13 PM, Tailgater said:

Can someone educate me why courses put “National” in their name? Is that some level of formal golf distinction? Or is merely just marketing? 
 

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Traditionally, “national” clubs are made up of members who are not local to the club - they travel in and stay in lodging on-site.

 

But I agree with @Tim_Gavrich - Augusta is the reason that this became a popular naming convention. 

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17 hours ago, Chanceman said:

In the same vein as the First National Bank of Peoria.

No it isn't. A National Bank is chartered by the federal government and is part of the federal reserve system. If there is a First National Bank of Peoria the "National Bank" part of the name distinguishes that institution from state chartered banks. They are subject to different laws and overseen by different regulators.  "National" in a golf course name is most often meaningless.

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I agree with Tim's + Sabram's  explanations. 
 
Courses adding National just want to sound better.  Some are great courses and 
some are not.    Patriots Glen course near me was closed for a couple years. 
New owners reopened it, merely cut the overgrown grass down to mown weeds, 
crabgrass and bare ground, then added National to the end of the name.   
The layout is nice, but conditions are horrible.  
 
National in the name doesn't guarantee a good course, although a higher % are

probably good to premium.    Most owners don't want to look like idiots with 
National in the name of their cow pasture.    

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