Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club History

Augusta National Golf Club was originally established in 1933 and in the years since it has become one of the most famous golf courses in the country. It is best-known as the host of the Masters Tournament and is widely recognized as one of the best and most beautiful golf courses in the world. All of the biggest legends of the sport have participated in the tournament with many of them including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and others winning the Masters at Augusta. For years Augusta served as a men's only club, which was very controversial, but in 2012 Augusta National Golf Club finally admitted its first two women members: Darla Moore and Condoleezza Rice. The course was ranked the number one course in the United States by Golf Digest in 2009 and ranked number ten in the country based on its architecture by Golfweek Magazine in 2011.

Augusta National Golf Club Events

Augusta National Golf Club is best-known for the annual tournament held there, The Masters. The Masters is one of the four major championships that are a part of the PGA Tour, the tournaments that all the greatest players are measured by. Each year the best golfers in the world descend on this fantastic golf course to test their skills against the course and one another. The 2015 Masters gets started on April 6th when the practice rounds, which can be witnessed by fans, begin. The tournament itself begins on April 9th and runs until April 12th, when a champion will be crowned. Being there in person to see the best of the best in the world of golf is something that any golf fan would love to be a part of, and plenty of folks will head out to Augusta this season to catch the action. Thursday competition is always exciting, as everyone is in contention, but by Sunday only a few contenders will remain for the final round that crowns a champion of one of the biggest golf tournaments in the world.

Atlanta, Georgia

Augusta National Golf Club is located in Augusta, GA, which is in close proximity to Atlanta, GA. Atlanta is one of the busiest and largest metropolitan areas in the United States and as such there is always plenty to do in the city. It boasts the sixth largest economy of any city in the United States and the 15th in the world. In 1996 Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympics and the city began a renovation that continues to this day and has truly made it a world class city. Atlanta has permanent resident companies in all major performing arts: the Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Ballet, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Alliance Theatre. The Fox Theatre is a historic landmark and a great place to take in a show, or you can visit any of the wonderful museums in the area including Museum of Design Atlanta, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and many others.

Augusta National Golf Club Seating Layout

While there I no specific seating layout at a golf course, there are some options for fans that attend an event at Augusta National. Golf fans can choose to spend their day at a single hole, watching as each of the top golfers in the world test their mettle at that hole, or they can follow their favorite golfer for an entire round.

Augusta National Golf Club Trivia

What two players hold the course record for Augusta National?

The answers are Greg Norman and Nick Price, both of whom have shot a 63 on this challenging course.

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