Since 1993

Arnold Blum
Golf Learning Center

Welcome to our rich and proud history. We are home to one of Georgia's most accomplished and respected golfers of all time. We look forward to offering you an unmatched golfing experience.

This center is dedicated to Arnold Blum, the distinguished champion golfer from Idle Hour and Macon, whose record of success and integrity in the game is legendary. He won the Georgia Amateur Championship five time and qualified for and played in the United States Amateur Championship 16 times. He also was a member of the victorious 1957 United State Walker Cup Team and on give occasions competed in the Masters Tournament as an amateur.

Arnold Blum served as President of the Georgia State Golf Association and is enshrined in the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame.

"A true gentlemen in golf and life, Idle Hour's Arnold Blum"


A.J. "Duck" Swan, Jr.
Memorial Par 3 Course

This par 3 golf course is dedicated to the memory of Albert Jernigan (A.J. "Duck") Swann, Jr. His love for the game of golf and his selfless devotion to the junior golf program at Idle Hour Club were exceeded only by his reputation as a world class golfer. "Duck" was a true gentleman and one of the finest ambassadors the game of golf has ever known. Idle Hour Club was indeed fortunate and honored to have had him as a member and friend.


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