The Callaway Family members have an endemic entrepreneurial streak. Their current endeavors are very active and considered best in class by many.
Callaway Gardens is a 13,000 acre resort complex located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, just outside of Columbus, Georgia. The resort draws over 750,000 visitors annually. Callaway Gardens was founded in 1952 by Cason J. and Virginia Hand Callaway to promote and protect native azalea species. Today, Callaway Gardens features a wide variety of recreational attractions including a large enclosed butterfly habitat, the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, and the John Sibley Horticultural Center, known for its wide variety of cultivars and native plants.
Callaway Golf Company was started in 1982 by Ely Reeves Callaway Jr., Reeves Callaway’s father. NYSE: ELY is an American sporting goods company based in Carlsbad, California, specializing in golf. They manufacture a full range of golf equipment, including woods, irons, wedges, putters and golf balls, and also license the Callaway brand name for apparel, footwear, timepieces and accessories. Callaway Golf also markets products under the Odyssey putter brand, Top-Flite, Strata and Ben Hogan brands.
Callaway Vineyard & Winery was established in 1969 by Ely Reeves Callaway Jr., the father of Callaway Cars’ founder, Reeves. By the early 1970’s, Ely was producing wines that were renowned world-wide. In 1981, he sold the business to Hiram Walker and entered the golf industry. Callaway Vineyard & Winery is currently privately owned by the Lin family of San Francisco. The winery property now has approximately 70 acres planted with 7 different varietals. The site also includes a world-class restaurant and is used for corporate meeting and events as well as private parties and tours. Callaway wines are available exclusively on line or at the winery.