Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta National

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Private
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Average: 5 (2 votes)
2604 Washington Rd
Augusta, GA 30904-5902
(706) 667-6200
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whaleman

This is by far the most beautiful i have ever seen. Whatever you are paying the greenskeeper, give him a raise

Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – Alister MacKenzie/Robert Trent Jones, Jr., ASGCA
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18

Golf.com Editorial

  • Augusta National is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. and the World by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.

    When Bobby Jones retired from tournament golf in 1930, he and Clifford Roberts started looking for a site to build a club. They found 365 acres in Augusta, Ga., on the former site of Fruitland Nurseries, which had ceased operations in 1918, but many flowering plants and trees remained.

    Construction began in 1931, and the course formally opened in 1933. The course began hosting an annual tournament in 1934, the Augusta National Invitation Tournament, which became the Masters in 1939.

    One of the most exclusive clubs in the world, the 300 or so members of Augusta National include generations of Southern society folks and corporate titans who are discouraged from using the club too often. Microsoft founder Bill Gates was kept out for years for the sin of stating publicly that he wanted in. He made it, eventually.

    But will women ever be admitted into a club that is famously independent? "There may well come a day when women will be invited to join our membership," former club chairman Hootie Johnson said in 2003. "But that timetable will be ours, and not at the point of a bayonet."

    -- See an interactive Flash map of Augusta National Golf Club

    -- See amazing GigaPan images of Augusta's 18th green, as well as the 16th green, Hogan's Bridge on the 12th, from behind the 13th, and and in front of the 13th green.

    -- For more photos of the course, see these Masters galleries from Sports Illustrated photographers.

     

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    Design - Golf Course at Augusta National Golf Club

    • Year Built: 1933
    • Designer: Alister Mackenzie/Bobby Jones
    • Greens Grass Type: Bent Grass
    • Fairways Grass Type: Bermuda Grass
    • Water Hazards: Yes
    • Sand Bunkers: 41-50
    • Yardage Markers: 200, 150, 100 Yrd Markers and Sprinkler Heads Marked

ParRatingSlopeYardage
Masters tee7276.21487,415
Members tee7271.51286,250
Front Nine
Hole123456789Out*
Masters tee4555753502404551804505704603735
Members tee3655003401704001653204603803100
Par45434345436
Back Nine
Hole101112131415161718In*
Masters tee4955051555104405001704404653680
Members tee4503751454553804751453503753150
Par44354534436
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.