History of the Club

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The commanding view from the Pinnacle Club, which comprises the 16th and 17th top floors of Augusta, Georgia's most prominent building, is the past, present and future all rolled into one. Across the smooth-flowing Savannah River is the scene from 258 years ago where a trading party sent by British General James Edward Oglethorpe founded the settlement of Augusta.

In 1963, William Morris III saw a need for Augusta to have a city club to conduct the towns professional business and social affairs. He wanted a place that was private, with excellent food, great ambiance, superb service, and had a commanding view. He knew the Georgia Railroad Bank was in the process of expanding and building a skyscraper in downtown Augusta. Morris contacted Sherman Drawdy, requesting the top two floors with higher ceilings than the rest of the floors and a spectacular view of the Savannah River.

The Pinnacle Club was incorporated on June 17, 1965 and opened for business on September 5, 1967. An elegant grand opening party was held on September 9th to officially announce its arrival on Augusta's social and business scene.

Since then, Members of the Pinnacle Club have celebrated family milestones, formulated civic endeavors, and developed business plans while enjoying outstanding cuisine and dining in an elegant setting.

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