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The Masters 2025

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The Masters is More with Your Golf Travel

Travelling to The Masters is an experience unlike any other. We believe that our Masters programme is unparalleled, our experience over two decades has enabled us to create a truly unforgettable Masters programme. Here are just a few of the highlights.

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Danny Willett with Your Golf Travel Clients
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England Captain, Harry Kane
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Shane Lowry with Frankie Dettori
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Darren Clarke, Chubby Chandler & David Livingstone at Your Golf Travel's Clubhouse
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Champion Jockey, Frankie Dettori
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Danny Willett at Your Golf Travel's Clubhouse
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Frankie Dettori with Your Golf Travel Co-Founder, Ross Marshall

Augusta National

Augusta National Golf Club is home to what many view as the world's greatest golf course so it is rather fitting that the course, which admittedly has seen many changes throughout its history, was originally designed by the illustrious duo of the world's greatest golfer at the time, Bobby Jones, as well as the game's preeminent course architect, Dr Alister MacKenzie.

The Masters, it seems, never fails to deliver and in all likelihood will be the tournament to watch.

The Masters was started by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones, who designed Augusta National with legendary course architect Alister MacKenzie, but at first one of the world's most famous and beautiful golf courses was nothing more than 365 acres of simple farming land. Due to the foresight of Bob Jones and Clifford Roberts, Fruitlands Nurseries purchased the land for $70,000 in 1931 and it is now home to the revered Augusta National Golf Course.

After the course was completed, its creators came up with the idea of organizing an annual tournament drawing all the best players from across the world. For the first five years of the tournament, it was called the Augusta National International Tournament but in 1939, its name changed to The Masters.

In line with the other majors, winning the Masters gives a golfer several privileges which make his career more secure. Masters champions are automatically invited to play in the other three majors (the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship) for the next five years, and earn a lifetime invitation to the Masters. They also receive membership on the PGA Tour for the following five seasons and invitations to The Players Championship for five years. In 2015 the prize fund was US$10 million.

European players collected eleven victories in twenty years in the 1980s and 1990s, by far the strongest streak they have had in any of the three majors played in the United States since the early days of the U.S Open. Jack Nicklaus became the oldest player to win the Masters in 1986 when he won for the sixth time at age 46. In 1997, headlines were made around the world when Tiger Woods won the Masters by twelve shots at age twenty-one. Jose Maria Olazabal was the last European to win the Masters in 1999.

Like many other courses, Augusta National's championship set-up has been lengthened in recent years. In 1998, it measured approximately 6,925 yards from the Masters tees but in 2006 it was almost 500 yards longer at 7,445 yards. As well as the course being extended, the teeing positions have been altered. Some experts predict that Augusta may now play as many as three shots more following the changes, which would be approved by Jones and Roberts, whose vision was to challenge the best players in the game of golf.

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Tournament Schedule for The 2025 Masters


  • Practice Round
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Mon 07 Apr

2025 Masters Practice Day

Practice round of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club

Gates Open (approximately): 8:00am

Tue 08 Apr

2025 Masters Practice Day

Practice round of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club

Gates Open (approximately): 8:00am

Wed 09 Apr

2025 Masters Par 3 Tournament & Practice Day

Par 3 Tournament & Practice round of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club

Gates Open (approximately): 8:00am

Thu 10 Apr

2025 Masters Thursday (Round 1)

First round of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club

Gates Open (approximately): 8:00am

Fri 11 Apr

2025 Masters Friday (Round 2)

Second round of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club

Gates Open (approximately): 8:00am

Sat 12 Apr

2025 Masters Saturday (Round 3)

Third round of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club

Gates Open (approximately): 8:00am

Sun 13 Apr

2025 Masters Sunday (Round 4)

Final round of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club

Gates Open (approximately): 8:00am

Recent Tournament History for The Masters

Year Winner Country Score Prize Money


Scottie Scheffler

United States




Jon Rahm





Scottie Scheffler

United States




Hideki Matsuyama





Dustin Johnson

United States




Tiger Woods

United States




Patrick Reed

United States




Sergio Garcia





Danny Willett





Jordan Speith

United States




Bubba Watson

United States



The Masters - A day to Remember

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06:30 - Get your day off to the perfect start, we'll collect you from your hotel and transport you to our hospitality house in Augusta, located just a short distance from the Augusta National. If you're driving, our free valet service will be on hand to park your car for you when you arrive so you can head straight in and enjoy our facility.

from 07:00 - When you arrive, you'll meet the Your Golf Travel team, collect your Masters entry badges and enjoy a hearty full American buffet breakfast to ensure you're fuelled for the day ahead. We will also ensure you're prepared for your day with the days pairing sheets so you can plan following your favourite groups and a copy of the Augusta Magazine guide to the tournament!

Masters Hospitality

from 07:00 (continuous throughout the day) - Once you're ready to make your way to the course, one of our luxury chauffeur driven shuttles will take you to our private car park just a short walk from the gates of Augusta National. Once inside, be prepared to immerse yourself into a golfing mecca unlike anywhere else on earth! Be sure to read our 'Guide to The Masters' before you go for tips on spectator advice and recommendations for what to do to elevate your experience and ensure you leave without missing a thing!

14:00 (continuous throughout the day) - When you have exhausted the days golf and your feet simply cannot take anymore, head back to our private car park and we will have our fleet of shuttles ready to whisk you back to our fantastic facility where you can take advantage of the best that Southern hospitality has to offer

From 16:30 - Outdoor BBQ and grill stations, live band, full service premium bar, highlights of the days play, give our golf simulator a try.... or even take advantage of our onsite masseuse (Thu - Sun)!

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21:00 - At the very end of the day, our transport team will ensure you're safely on the coach back to your accommodation or collect your car from our private parking lot. We're pretty sure by now this day will be etched into your memory for a lifetime and you'll become part of a very limited club of golf fans that can say......

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Influences and Early Beginnings

Considering the love both Jones and MacKenzie had for the St Andrews Old Course, it is hardly surprising that Augusta's original layout was heavily influenced by the traditional links courses of the UK & Ireland. In fact, Mackenzie took specific design characteristics from specific holes from such courses, with a handful even thought to be almost direct replicas.

From a design standpoint, many of them have rendered the course in its current guise, from a design standpoint at least, almost unrecognisable when compared to Jones and Mackenzie's original layout.

Originally, both Jones and Dr. Alister MacKenzie believed in creating holes which demanded keen attention to strategy from the player's perspective, with an array of angles from which the hole could be approached. This notion still rings true at Augusta and while there are certainly advantages to being able to hit specific portions of fairways and greens with acute precision, the course does offer a much different challenge to the one devised by the original architects.

Changes to The Original Design

Only two holes on the course have remained the same length – the 6th has actually been shortened ever so slightly – and while some have only seen small increases in length, holes such as the par 5 8th have been stretched by up to 26%!

The design features on many holes have changed too, with a long list of course architects including the likes of Perry Maxwell, George Cobb Jack Nicklaus & Tom Fazio having been commissioned to update the course at various stages in the past.

While the overall length and the challenges the course presents have changed significantly since Augusta's early days, one thing remains the same: the main challenges here lie in wait on and around the amazing green complexes which haven't been radically changed over the years.

"The greens have basically remained the same," said Jack Nicklaus, winner of a record 6 Green Jackets. "They're very much the same greens that Jones and MacKenzie had,"

With huge slopes and drastic undulations featured on each and every one, the extent of which you simply have to see in person to understand, player's short games, as well as their ability to keep the ball below the hole with their approach shots is of paramount importance when playing at Augusta.

Tiger Proofing following wins for Woods 1997 and 2001 Of course, such is the magnitude and sheer volume of changes that have been made to Augusta National over the years, it would be impossible to not them all. So we've tried as best we can to give a general overview of how Augusta has changed throughout the years, and how the challenge the players face today compares with the one Jones and MacKenzie originally laid down.

While the overall yardages of Augusta National have changed greatly over the years, most notably when the course was "Tiger-Proofed" following the 2001 Masters (Tiger won again in 2002 which begs the question: Why would you lengthen a course to give the field a better chance against the longest hitter at the time?), as well as the historic design features first laid down by Bobby Jones and Dr Alister MacKenzie, one thing has remained largely constant; the green complexes.

"The greens have basically remained the same," said Jack Nicklaus in an interview with Golf.com. "They're very much the same greens that Jones and MacKenzie had," which is a good thing as the greens and their notorious run-offs give Augusta its identity, at least from a playing perspective.

Another aspect of the course they've left largely untouched is Amen Corner, the most iconic part of the course.

Away from 11, 12 & 13, the course has seen some drastic changes in places and while Nicklaus maintains that the landing spots – whether that be in the fairway or on the greens – that Jones picked out as the premium places from which you play your next shot have remained largely the same over the years, he does intimate that there is more of a premium on straighter driving.

"Augusta was always a course that tests length, accuracy, and putting, and it still is. Now, it tests accuracy more than it used to. If the course had stayed the same, they'd be shooting lights out", said Nicklaus.

How have they created a demand for straighter hitting?

Quite simply, on many holes they have planted huge numbers of trees, reshaped / repositioned bunkers and pinched the fairway in.

The Par 4 1st for example, historically measured 400 yards, and now stretches to 455 to accommodate the modern golf ball and the modern athletic golfer. In 1972 and 2006, additional trees were added to the hole flanking the fairway to punish more errant tee shots, and in 2002, the bunker on the right of the fairway was advanced 15 yards further up the hole to further tighten the landing area.

Further examples of the use of additional trees and tighter fairways, two features that support Nicklaus' notion that you must drive the ball straighter at Augusta in the modern era, can be found at the Par 47th which in its formative years, featured a generous fairway and very few trees to speak of. These days the hole is a full 110 yards longer and mighty trees line each side of the fairway, placing a real premium on an accurate tee shot.

Like the 7th, the par 4 17th, both very similar holes visually, has seen plenty of new trees added to tighten the tee shot up. In its formative years the hole almost looked like a driving range such was the sparseness of trees, but following tweaks in 1999 and 2006, the hole is now flanked by towering pines, with the tee having also been moved 40 yards further back.

Another fine example comes in the form of the Par 4 18th which has seen plenty of trees planted along the left hand side, as well as the bunkers which the players now see looming large in the distance as they line up their tee shots. These were added in 1967 whereas previously players could bail out to the left.

As we can see, the changes at Augusta National are eternally ongoing and while they are overdone from time to time – when Zach Johnson won with a score of +1 in 2007, many observed that with the birdies and eagles all but dried up, The Masters had lost some of its verve – on the most part they keep the world's greatest relevant to the modern game.

Masters Articles & Further Reading

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Definitive Guide to The Masters


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The Masters Green Jacket: History

19th Hole Blog

Augusta National 12th hole

How to play Augusta National

19th Hole Blog

Augusta National 13th hole

How to qualify for the Masters

19th Hole Blog

Masters Packages

The Masters Spectator Guide

Where to watch

The 2024 Masters - a recap

Scottie Scheffler shot 4 under in the final round on Sunday to win the 88th Masters, running away from the rest of the field on the back nine.

Scheffler's closing 68 saw him finish four clear of first-timer Ludvig Åberg. Tommy Fleetwood carded a steady 69 to finish tied third with Max Homa & Colin Morikawa, who both got within touching distance of the winner but fell away.

Scheffler made a run of birdies on the 8th, 9th and 10th holes, taking a two-shot lead into Amen Corner, adding more birdies at 13, 14, and 16, he demonstrated his ability to play aggressively while still maintaining control.

This all culminated with the award ceremony being a reversal of last year with Jon Rahm putting the green jacket on Scottie's shoulders.

The 2023 Masters - a recap

Jon Rahm claimed his first Green Jacket at The 2023 Masters, fending off a strong challenge from Brooks Koepka.

Rahm's closing 69 was strong enough for a 4-shot victory over Koepka and a resurgent Phil Mickelson closed with an amazing 65 to charge up the field on Sunday.

Koepka took charge after 36 holes after rounds of 65 (-7) and 67 (-5) to lead by 2 from Rahm, this lead continued after they matched each other with a pair of 73's (+1). This set the scene for a thrilling Sunday at Augusta National.

Rahm started strongly with a birdie on the 3rd seeing him take the lead. He maintained this lead throughout getting to -12 with birdies on the par-5 13th and par-4 14th. Pars on the last 4 holes saw Rahm cruise home and win his 1st Masters Tournament and 2nd Major of his career.

The 2022 Masters - a recap

Scottie Scheffler claimed a 3-shot victory over Rory McIlroy to claim The 86th Masters Tournament and his 1st Major Championship.

While Tiger Woods returning to professional golf took the majority of the headlines, it was Scheffler's calm performance under pressure that took the plaudits as he closed out to win The Green Jacket at Augusta National.

Australian Cameron Smith started with two birdies to reduce Scheffler's lead to just 1 but after a chip-in birdie 3 on the par-4 3rd hole, Scheffler never looked back, holing crucial putt after crucial putt and answering any question asked of him.

Rory McIlroy set the clubhouse lead on -7 having completed his final round of 64 including a stunning holed bunker shot on the 18th for birdie.

Scheffler could even afford to finish with a 4-putt double-bogey on the 18th and still walk off with a 3-shot victory over McIlroy courtesy of 4 birdies in his final round with a solitary bogey on 10 and double on 18. Scheffler took home $2.7 million as the winner.

The 2021 Masters - a recap

Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese male golfer to win a Major in claiming the Green Jacket at The Masters Tournament.

His score of 10 under par was enough to claim a one-shot victory over Masters debutant Will Zalatoris. Matsuyama held off challenges on the final day from past Masters Champion Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose and Marc Leishman.

Hideki was able to claim his maiden Major title despite bogeying 3 out of the last 4 holes in his final round of 73 (one over par). The back nine at Augusta National provided yet more drama with plenty of bogies, birdies and even a triple bogey as the contest for the 2021 Masters looked like it was going to move from Matsuyama's grasp.

Perhaps the biggest drama was found on the 15th and 16th holes. The par-5 15th hole has been a regular birdie opportunity for the players but Matsuyama found himself full of adrenaline and saw his approach fly the green finding the water beyond the green. The resulting bogey was bettered by a birdie by Xander Schauffele who reduced Matsuyama's lead to just one shot. Game on.

Up stepped Xander to the par-3 16th hole. With the pin in its traditional Sunday position on the left half of the green. The shot, as many fans have watched over the years, is just a little long and right of the flag with a bank ready to feed the ball back towards the hole.

Xander stepped up, an 8-iron selected for the 180 yard shot. The sound didn't sound crisp. The tuft of turf that lifted up suggested it was a little fat. To Schauffele's shock it bounced short on the fringe and bounced left to find the water. The resulting triple bogey left Matsuyama with an extended lead and was able to finish bogey, par, bogey and still claim victory over Will Zalatoris who had already posted a two under par round of 70 for a -9 tournament total.

Matsuyama has now cemented his place in golfing history, a player who has performed fantastically on the PGA Tour for many years following a stellar amateur career.

The 2020 Masters - a recap

The rescheduled 2020 Masters was won by Dustin Johnson in emphatic style. Johnson's -20 total was not only a record for The Masters Tournament but also enough to claim a 5 shot victory from Australia's Cameron Smith and South Korea's Im Sung-Jae.

Prior to the event, the narrative was very much about how Bryson deChambeau's new found distance gains off the tee would turn the tournament into a one-horse race. The reality was very different. Bryson struggled, finishing the tournament on -2 with 63-year old, 2-time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer beating him by a shot, despite an average drive of 50-yards shorter.

This tournament will stand out in memory as it was the first time The Masters Tournament had been held in November, having been postponed due to COVID-19. Despite the change in season, the course looked its incredible self with lush greens framed by the flora that is synonymous with this corner of Georgia which graces our TV screens each year.

Johnson completed his wire-to-wire (leading or tied for the lead from the 1st round to the final round) victory with a round of 68 (-4), which was the tied lowest round on Sunday. This in itself was a remarkable feat given the changing conditions and pressure which had been placed upon his shoulders.

This was Johnson's 1st Masters title and 2nd Major Championship. As a South Carolina native, born in Columbia around an hour from Augusta National Golf Club, this victory was all the more sweeter and emotional for one of this era's most consistent and successful golfers. With over 20 PGA Tour victories and his 1st Green Jacket, Johnson will continue to wow crowds for years to come with his incredible ball-striking and scoring.

The 2019 Masters - a recap

Was The 2019 Masters Tournament the best ever?

Tiger Woods claimed his 5th Green Jacket, winning by 1 shot from Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka & Xander Schauffele. Woods' final round total of -13 included rounds of 70, 68, 67 & 70 which saw him win a Major from behind for the first time in his career. His 5th Masters title was also his 15th Major win which sees him climb to within 3 of Jack Nicklaus' record Major haul.

Woods' victory was courtesy of yet more drama on the back nine of Augusta National. Italy's Francesco Molinari held the lead through 11 holes before the par-3 12th claimed another victim as his tee-shot ended up in Rae's Creek. A birdie on the 13th saw Molinari tie for the lead once more before clipping a pine cone with his approach to the 15th which saw him find water once more.

Woods finished strongly with birdies on 13, 15 and 16 which was enough for a two-shot cushion playing the last hole. After finding himself out of position off the tee, he played short and right of the green which allowed a simple bogey and a victory which saw celebrations that Augusta National hasn't seen before.

The chants of "Tiger, Tiger" certainly suggested that the crowd had got their favourite winner and the likes of Langer, Poulter, Thomas and Fowler all waiting to congratulate Tiger on his victory, suggested he was the choice of the pros as well.

Following Tiger's victory in the 2019 Masters, he'll certainly be considered the golfer to beat in 2020 as he attempts to equal Jack Nicklaus' record total of 6 Masters victories.

The 2018 Masters - a recap

The expectation prior to the 2018 Masters was possibly higher than ever before with so many of golf’s best players in top form, not to mention the return of Tiger Woods. Rory McIlroy was eyeing his career grand slam, Phil Mickelson was out to prove the old guard still have it and Sergio Garcia was out to defend his green jacket from last year!

It certainly wasn’t short of drama, even before the official tournament started, patrons were provided with one of the most entertaining par-3 contests ever. Not only did Jack Nicklaus watch his grandson hit an ace on the 9th hole but Tony Finau, a debutant at Augusta, also hit a hole-in-one. The drama doesn’t end there though, in his celebrations Finau dislocated his ankle and proceeded to pop it back into place and continue playing.

The first round saw Tiger Woods shoot a solid 73 while Sergio Garcia shocked the golfing world when he took 13 shots to complete the 15th hole, which he eagled last year on way to victory. The leader going into Friday was Jordan Spieth, who shot a magnificent 66 to show that his love affair with Augusta National was far from over.

As the weekend neared, Friday was yet another dramatic day with Spieth dropping shots and falling down the leaderboard while Patrick Reed zoomed to the top of the leaderboard, closely followed by Rory McIlory, Jon Rahm and even newcomers Li Hatotong and Tony Finau (yes, Tony Finau).

As moving day arrived, we saw 2017 Masters champion, Sergio Garcia miss the cut, left to rue his disastrous opening day. Saturday saw golf fans realise Tiger Woods wasn’t going to be in contention and saw Patrick Reed continue at the top of the leaderboard, but closely followed by 2016 Ryder Cup foe Rory McIlory who shot a magnificent 65 to ensure he was in the final grouping on Sunday at The Masters.

Sunday at The Masters is always special and 2018 didn’t disappoint. Tiger Woods finished his Augusta comeback with a 69, to the delight of the patrons and what would be a sign of things to come as he continued to improve ahead of his Tour Championship victory in September, while Paul Casey nearly broke records with a magnificent 65, including two bogeys on 17 and 18.

The main event however soon lost its edge as McIlroy started horrifically and failed to mount any real final day challenge and still chasing that career grand slam. With Reed seemingly running away with it, both Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler both did themselves justice, with the former shooting a 64 with nine birdies to show why he can never be discounted at Augusta.

With a lot to do on Sunday to catch the leading pack, Fowler did just that by shooting a brilliant 67 and getting the crowd going with a strong finish, although despite beating Reed by four shots on the final day, it wasn’t to be enough as Patrick Reed was the man donning the coveted green jacket at the end of play.

The 2017 Masters - a recap

The 2017 Masters was one that went right down to the wire with Spain's Sergio Garcia triumphing over England's Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff after tieing on -9 after 72 holes.

Garcia's birdie on the 1st playoff hole was enough to secure his maiden Major victory and joining the likes of Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria-Olazabal as Spanish winners of the famed Green Jacket.

Garcia's win was a popular one, considered by many to be the best-player-never-to-have-won-a-major, the win was his 1st in 74 attempts. With 3 previous top-10's at Augusta, Garcia had shown form but many would've backed Rose who has enjoyed success in recent years at The Masters.

He finished in a tie for 2nd in 2015 trying to chase a record-breaking Jordan Spieth as well as a tie for 10th in 2016 but was left to rue a missed chance in 2017 as Garcia claimed the title.

The win went on to add extra significance for Sergio who named his first-daughter who was born in 2018 Azalea, the name of the 13th hole at Augusta National.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Masters

When is The Masters?

The Masters takes place every year in early April. The only time the tournament has ever been played outside of March or April was in 2020 when it was moved to November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where is The Masters played?

Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia hosts The Masters every year.

How can I get tickets for the Masters?

Masters Tickets can be applied for via The Masters Tournament website, a limited number of tickets are available each year through their ballot/lottery system.

Booking Masters Packages through Your Golf Travel will include Masters tickets, as well as accommodation, transfers to and from the tournament, assistance from our on-site Tournaments Team, and many more options such as flights, car hire and rounds of golf.

How much are Masters Tickets?

The Masters Tournament Tickets cost $100 per day for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday's Practice Days. The Tournament Days of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $140 per day.

What golf courses can you play near Augusta?

Playing Augusta National is just a dream for most but there are some great courses nearby, West Lake Country Club and The River Club are within 15 minutes from Augusta while The Oconee, The National, The Preserve, The Landing and Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee are just an hours drive away.

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Where should I stay for The Masters?

Whilst many golfers stay in Augusta itself for The Masters, there are many great locations within easy reach. Aiken in South Carolina is around 30 minutes away, whilst Columbia, also in South Carolina is around 60 minutes from Augusta National. Other options include Athens in Georgia which is around 90 minutes drive from Augusta.

Can you take your phone in to The Masters?

Mobile phones and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited on the grounds at all times. Cameras are permitted during practice round days but not during the tournament rounds.

Can you bring your own chair to the Masters?

Masters chairs are sold in the merchandise tent but you can bring your own collapsible chair that does not have armrests. Something that is uniqiue to The Masters is the fact that you can place your chair next to a green or tee box and leave it, that is your position secured for the day.

What is the best day to attend the Masters?

The best day to attend is a matter of personal preference as each day offers something different.

The practice days at the start of Masters week offer a chance to watch the pros on the course, as well as being able to take a camera to the course. This also doubles up as the best days to visit the shop.

Wednesday is the Par 3 Contest which is more of a family event and also offers a chance to take photos of the action & the course.

If you don't want to miss out on your favourite golfer in action then Thursday and Friday are the days for you, just in case they miss the cut.

Saturday and Saturday offer the most exciting, you will get to see who gets to put on the Green Jacket in the closing ceremony on 18th green.

What is the Champions Dinner at the Masters?

The Champions Dinner takes place on the Tuesday night of the Masters. All past champions are invited to dinner at the Augusta National Clubhouse, hosted by the previous year’s champion who chooses the menu for the evening.

What are the best spots at Augusta National to watch the Masters?

Augusta National offers a great selection of viewing spots across the course, with plenty of grandstands scattering the grounds as well as designated areas for Masters chairs too.

Our favourite spots for viewing the action at The Masters are:

Behind the 16th tee
Behind the 12th tee
Next to the 2nd green
Next to the 8th tee
Right hand side of the 10th fairway

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