Georgia: where world-class sports take center stage and where college football is religion.

Home to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, the College Football Hall of Fame and the world’s largest city tennis league, Georgia offers athletics in just about every sport you can imagine.



Georgia’s professional teams and events:

  • Atlanta Braves – MLB
  • Atlanta Falcons – NFL
  • Atlanta Hawks – NBA
  • Atlanta Dream – WNBA
  • Atlanta United – Soccer
  • Tormenta FC – Soccer
  • Masters Tournament – Golf
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway – NASCAR
  • BB&T Atlanta Open – Tennis
  • SEC, ACC & NCAA College Sports


Masters Golf Tournament – AugustaGolf
The Masters is one of the four major championships in professional golf and is held at the Augusta National Golf Club every year. The first tournament was held in 1934 and is the only major that requires an invitation to play. Since 1949, a green jacket has been awarded to the champion.

Past champions include Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.




  • Steeplechase Racing
  • Coastal Yachting
  • Georgia Firebirds arena football
  • Minor league baseball teams
  • Hockey teams
  • Wrestling leagues
  • USTA & ALTA tennis leagues
  • Hundreds of public and private golf courses




The state’s countless recreational leagues, public and private golf/tennis clubs, and public parks allow everyone to get involved in any sport they choose.


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