Augusta National to add additional parking lot

Patrons at Augusta National
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Patrons at Augusta National will get more parking opportunities close to the course soon.
By John Kim

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | 2:07 p.m.

The large crowds that flock to Augusta National each April may be getting some help on their treck to the Masters. 

Bloomberg news is reporting that the club recently purchased some real estate off famed Washington Road with plans to convert was was "The Greens" apartment complex into a parking lot for the patrons.

The club did confirm it had plans to use the space for a parking lot but would not confirm any other speculation about future use of the land.

You can read the entire article about the land purchase here.

As someone who has been fortunate enough to attend a number of days at Augusta National during Masters Week, I can certainly confirm that the only downside of the trip is the traffic & parking.  Anything that can be done to alleviate the time spent in the car looking for a spot means more time on the course enjoying the awesomeness that is the Masters.  

Here's hoping this is a move that only adds greater enjoyment to what is already one of sports' greatest and most enjoyable events.


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