Augusta National

The 13th hole at Augusta National.

Augusta National

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    Alister MacKenzie/Bobby Jones
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Augusta National is the vision of Bobby Jones and his chosen architect, Alister MacKenzie. Both intended for Augusta National to reflect the spirit and strategic options of the Old Course at St. Andrews, the course that they admired most. Nearly every hole at St. Andrews and Augusta National provides a safe route to the green and also a riskier one. The removal of trees down the right of 11 prior to the 2022 Masters was met with applause by design aficionados who hope that the club continues to restore width and playing angles. Recent lengthening of the two par-5s on the back (13 and 15) has the pros reconsidering the risk/reward of trying to reach those well defended greens in two. (Photo: ANGC/Getty Images)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 12, par-3, 155 yards: If you’re fortunate enough to play ANGC, the first question you’re most likely to hear from your golf pals: “What’d you do on 12?” Such is the lore of this exacting creek-protected par-3 where so many green-jacket dreams have gone to die.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The secret room beneath the pro shop, which the club, in 2021, turned it into a “Green Jacket Experience” and “Green Jacket Vault,” where new club members are joined by chairman Fred Ridley and a tailor to get fitted for the most well-known jacket in sports.
  • Insider tip

    Want to play a round at ANGC? Become a Masters volunteer. On what is known as “Appreciation Day,” the club invites tournament vols to experience the course for themselves.