The US Masters 2018

Golf’s golden ticket. Make it perfect with Your Golf Travel
2nd - 9th April 2018

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Free Hospitality

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You will receive unlimited free food and drink in the YGT Arena which is a short walk from Augusta National. The arena shows live golf all day. More info

Darren Clark

The best party in Augusta

An exclusive invitation to the YGT Masters party for those staying in Augusta - 2017 was hosted by YGT Ambassador & 2011 Open Champion, Darren Clarke.

Masters Practice Day & Golf

  • Monday Practice Ticket
  • 3 Nights B&B (arrive Sat)
  • 1 Round of Golf
  • Car Hire Included
  • Return Direct Flights
Athens From £1975

Masters Tournament Day & Golf

  • Sat or Sun Masters Ticket
  • 4 Nights B&B (arrive Thu)
  • 2 Rounds of Golf
  • Car Hire Included
  • Return Direct Flights
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Hospitality
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Columbia From £2995

Weekend at The Masters

  • Sat & Sun Masters Tickets
  • 3 Nights B&B (arrive Fri)
  • Car Hire Included
  • Return Direct Flights
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Darren Clark
Columbia From £4195
Aiken From £4495

The Masters Business Class

  • Fri & Sun Masters Tickets
  • 4 Nights B&B (arrive Thu)
  • 1 Round of Golf (West Lake Country Club)
  • Luxury Transfers
  • Return BA Club Class Flights
Hospitality
Darren Clark
Augusta From £6995

Handpicked Masters Experiences

A selection of our best Masters holidays ranging from practice days to a full week at The Masters Tournament.

Practice Day Experience

  • Two Day Masters Tickets (Mon & Tue practice days)
  • 3 Nights B&B (arrive Sun)
  • Return flights to Atlanta
  • Car Hire Included
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Columbia From £2490
Augusta From £3475

Par 3 Experience

  • Two Day Masters Tickets (Par 3 Wed & Thu)
  • 3 Nights B&B (arrive Tue)
  • Return Direct Flights
  • Car Hire Included
Expertise
Hospitality
Darren Clark
Columbia From £3895
Augusta From £4895

Tournament Days Experience

  • Two Day Masters Tickets (Thu & Fri)
  • 3 Nights B&B (arrive Wed)
  • Return Direct Flights
  • Car Hire Included
Expertise
Hospitality
Darren Clark
Columbia From £3895
Augusta From £4895

Weekend Experience

  • Two Day Masters Tickets (Sat & Sun)
  • 3 Nights B&B (arrive Fri)
  • Return Direct Flights
  • Car Hire Included
Expertise
Hospitality
Darren Clark
Columbia From £4195
Aiken From £4495
Augusta From £5095

Championship Experience

  • All Four Days Masters Tickets (Thu to Sun)
  • 5 Nights B&B (arrive Wed)
  • Return Direct Flights
  • Car Hire Included
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Hospitality
Darren Clark
Columbia From £6595
Augusta From £8195
Reynolds From £9795

Handpicked Masters Experiences with Playing Golf

Combine a fantastic Masters Experience with playing golf at some of America’s finest golf courses.

Masters Practice Day with Golf

  • Masters Practice Day Ticket
  • 3 Nights B&B (arrive Sat)
  • 1 Round of Golf
  • Return Direct Flights
  • Car Hire Included
Expertise
Athens From £1975

Masters Tournament Day with Golf

  • 1 Weekend Masters Ticket
  • 4 Nights B&B (arrive Thu)
  • 2 Rounds of Golf
  • Return Direct Flights
  • Car Hire Included
Expertise
Hospitality
Darren Clark
Columbia From £2995
Athens From £2995

Masters Long Stay with Golf

  • 1 Practice Day Ticket
  • 1 Tournament Day Ticket
  • 7 Nights B&B (arrive Mon)
  • 3 Rounds of Golf
  • Return Direct Flights
  • Car Hire Included
Expertise
Hospitality
Darren Clark
Columbia From £4145
Athens From £4145

Kiawah Island

  • 3 Nights (from 9th April)
  • 2 rounds of golf on Ocean Course and Osprey Point
Based on 4 people sharing a 3-Bedroom Deluxe Villa From £645
Based on 2 people sharing a 2-Bedroom Deluxe Villa From £790

Hilton Head

  • 3 Nights (from 9th April)
  • 2 rounds of golf on exclusive Haig Point Club and Country Club of Hilton Head
Based on 2 people sharing a Twin or Double Room From £665

Myrtle Beach

  • 3 Nights (from 9th April)
  • 2 Rounds of golf on Grande Dunes Course and Caledonia
Based on 2 people sharing a Twin or Double Room From £575

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On-site concierge

On-site concierge

With over 20 event staff available 24/7 in Augusta, we’re here to provide a superb service to ensure your Masters experience is everything you need it to be.

Whether it is a restaurant reservation, a tee-time or advice when in Augusta, we're on hand to help no matter how big or small your request whilst in The United States.

Masters Experience

Make your own Masters Experience

Whilst we have a number of experiences which are enjoyed by golfers year after year, we love creating bespoke itineraries to suit your requirements.

From extra days at the tournament, to hospitality upgrades at Berckmans Place, whatever your requirements we’ll be sure to provide the perfect holiday for you.

Access to top golf courses

Access to top golf courses

Your Golf Travel is proud to provide exclusive access to a number of private member clubs in Georgia, South Carolina and beyond. Whether it is playing Augusta Country Club which borders Augusta National or the incredible Sage Valley which is considered by many to be the best in South Carolina, our Masters experts will be happy to provide opportunities to play these iconic courses.

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The 2018 Masters with Your Golf Travel

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For US Masters holidays, US Masters tickets and US Masters hospitality packages, YourGolfTravel.com offers a variety of options to ensure that your US Masters experience is unforgettable.

Your Golf Travel offers a host of exclusive Masters experiences to five of our handpicked locations, all within 1 hour 45 minutes of Augusta National Golf Club. Within each of these locations we are proud to offer 20 bespoke experiences which are perfect to ensure your trip to The Masters is as fantastic as it could be.

Augusta, Georgia

For those looking to enjoy the ultimate US Masters experience then where better to stay than Augusta itself.

Return Flights
Atlanta London
(BA or Virgin)

Transfer Time
~15 minute drive
to Augusta National

Augusta is the hometown of one golf's most famous figures; Bobby Jones - not only did he design Augusta National he also co-founded the US Masters meaning that golfing greatness is all around you in Augusta. Famed for their superb proximity to the golf course, the hotels in Augusta are also surrounded by a number of incredible restaurants and buzzing bars providing you with plenty of entertainment both on and off the golf course.

Past Customer's Tips

A once in a lifetime experience, from start to finish it exceeded expectation it is something I'd recommend all golfers, the accommodation was great and easy to explore downtown Augusta.

Restaurants and bars in Augusta

Farmhaus Burger

Type: American, Burgers
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

The Bee's Knees

Type: American, International
Perfect for: Families, groups of friends and couples

Frog Hollow Tavern

Type: American, Casual Elegant
Perfect for: Families, groups of friends and couples

Somewhere in Augusta Bar and Grill

Type: Bar
Perfect for: Over 21s (groups of friends)

Soul Bar

Type: Bar
Perfect for: Over 21s (groups of friends)

Sky City

Type: Bar
Perfect for: Over 21s (groups of friends)

Accommodation

With both our hotels located just 15 minutes from Augusta National, they are perfect for anyone looking to get to the action early and secure a spot at one of the many all important action areas on the course.

Holiday Inn Express Augusta
444 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901

Holiday Inn Express - Augusta

Facilities & Amenities

  • Flat screen TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave and coffee maker
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Work desk with lamp
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Telephone and voicemail
  • Swimming pool

The Partridge Inn Augusta
2110 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

The Partridge Inn

Facilities & Amenities

  • TV - 42 Inch Flat Panel HD
  • Radio/Alarm clock
  • ATM machine
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Telephone and voicemail
  • Fitness room
  • Swimming pool

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Local Golf in Augusta

Augusta Country Club

Par: 72 | Yardage: 6,947 | Opened: 1899

This is as close to the action as you can get, the par-5 8th hole actually plays over Rae's Creek, the hazard that sits in front of the 12th green at Augusta National, a stunning layout with some amazing holes. Getting a caddy is well recommended as the greens undulate in a similar fashion to it's famous next door neighbour.

West Lake Country Club

Par: 72 | Yardage: 6,857 | Opened: 1968

Designed by Ellis Maples, the protege of Donald Ross (Pinehurst designer) the course lives up to the exceptional standard of courses that Augusta has become renowned for. The perfectly manicured fairways and stunning layout make it a must play for any golfers in the area.

Mount Vintage Golf Club

Par: 72 | Yardage: 7,127 | Opened: 2000

Many of the game's greatest players have drawn similarities between Mount Vintage Golf Club and Augusta National. The combination of elevated tees and fairways that incorporate the natural contours of the land create a fantastic course and is one that definitely deserves its reputation as one of the best in the region.

River Golf Club

Par: 72 | Yardage: 6,847 | Opened: 1999

Located on the banks of the Savannah River just a few minutes from the bottom of Azalea Drive and Augusta National. The holes are amongst some of the most aesthetically pleasing in Augusta with water being a recurring feature/hazard on a lot of them.

Sage Valley Golf Club

Par: 72 | Yardage: 7,344 | Opened: 2001

Set in the heart of thousands of acres of untouched pine forest, a round here is a truly stunning experience with tranquility and serenity all around. The 7,344 yards of perfectly manicured fairways create a challenging test for golfers of all abilities and is a great addition to your Masters experience.

Athens, Georgia

Athens is an incredibly fascinating, historic city situated approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from Augusta National.

Return Flights
Atlanta London
(BA or Virgin)

Transfer Time
~1 hour 45 mins
to Augusta National

There is always an amazing atmosphere throughout the city during Masters week especially with it being where 2 time Masters Champion Bubba Watson honed his golfing skills at the University of Georgia. For those looking to enjoy more than just the golf during their Masters experience then Athens is perfect place as it boasts a whole host of fantastic restaurants and bars. The downtown area of the city is one of the most 'hip and happening' places in the State of Georgia with "The 40 Watt Club" being the birthplace of the world famous B - 52s and R.E.M making it a great place for any golf and music lovers to enjoy their stay. With plenty of bars and clubs, Athens is a great place for groups of friends looking to enjoy the golf during the day and the nightlife in the evening.

Past Customer's Tips

Great golf, nightlife and a day at The Masters, as golf trips go this has to be the best we've done. The transfer seemed a bit long at first but it was a breeze.

Restaurants and bars in Athens

Last Resort Grill

Type: American
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

The National

Type: Mediterranean
Perfect for: Families

Allgood Lounge

Type: Bar and Club
Perfect for: Over 21s (groups of friends)

Trapeze Bar

Type: Bar
Perfect for: Over 21s (groups of friends)

Accommodation

Situated right in the heart of Athens, both the hotels provide guests with fantastic access to all the best bars and restaurants.

Hotel Indigo Athens
500 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601

Hotel Indigo Athens

Facilities & Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Gated lot with security on site
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Aveda bath amenities
  • Room service
  • In-room recycling
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Hydromassage showerheads
  • Work desk with phone

UGA Athens Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602

UGA Athens Hotel

Facilities & Amenities

  • 32" flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV with multiple HBO and ESPN channels
  • Free wireless internet
  • Free local phone calls
  • Microwave and refrigerator
  • In-room safe
  • Coffee maker, tea available on request
  • Hairdryer and make-up mirror
  • Full-size iron and ironing board
  • Valet service Monday through Friday
  • Fitness centre

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Local Golf in Athens

The Georgia Club

Par: 36, 36, 35 | Yardage: 10,711 (27 holes) | Opened: 2006

With 27 stunning golf holes there is no shortage of fun to be had at The Georgia Club. Designed by Denis Griffiths, the undulating greens and pristine fairways which are lined by gorgeous hardwood trees create a stunning golfing layout which everyone can enjoy.

Jennings Mill Golf Club

Par: 72 | Yardage: 7,004 | Opened: 1986

Boasting a wide range of tee boxes the course is designed to accommodate golfers of all abilities from beginners to scratch handicappers. The course has previously hosted a number of US Amateur events which is testament to its high quality design and condition the course is in.

University of Georgia Golf Club

Par: 71 | Yardage: 7,258 | Opened: 1968

The University Golf Course is a stunning golf course and is where 2 times Masters champion Bubba Watson honed his golfing skills. Incorporating the rolling terrain of northeast Georgia, this par 71 Robert Trent Jones layout is widely regarded as one of the best university courses in the United States.

Columbia, South Carolina

A buzzing and vibrant city - Columbia is South Carolina's the largest city and both of the 2 fantastic hotels we offer are just over an hour away from Augusta National.

Return Flights
Charlotte London
(BA or Virgin)

Transfer Time
~70 mins
to Augusta National

The city is completely sport mad, not only because of its incredible proximity to the Masters but it is also home to to one of the biggest college football teams in America creating a fantastic friendly atmosphere. In addition to the brilliant accommodation, Columbia also boasts an amazing array of restaurants and bars which are perfect for both families and groups of friends to relax and enjoy some fantastic local food and a few drinks after a day at the golf.

Furthermore, there are plenty of amazing sites to see in Columbia when you are not at the golf such as the beautiful national park or for those with children the zoo is one of the city's biggest attractions.

Past Customer's Tips

We loved Columbia, the choice of bars and restaurants were great and wasn't as busy as other areas so meant there was plenty of choice.

Restaurants and bars in Columbia

Solstice Kitchen

Type: American, Western
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

Cecilia's Mexican

Type: Mexican
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

Texas Roadhouse

Type: American Steakhouse
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

The Tin Roof

Type: Bar and Restaurant
Perfect for: Over 21s (groups of friends)

World of Beer

Type: Bar
Perfect for: Over 21s (groups of friends)

Delaney's

Type: Irish Pub
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

Accommodation

With 2 brilliant hotels and plenty of fun to be had away from the golf course, Columbia is the perfect place to enjoy a family trip to the Masters.

Columbia Marriott Hotel
1200 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201

Columbia Marriott Hotel

Facilities & Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee/Tea making service
  • Mini Fridge
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Indoor Pool / Whirlpool
  • Midlands Restaurant
  • Rocks at Midlands Lounge
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Airline Reservation Desk

DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
2100 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210

DoubleTree Hilton Columbia

Facilities & Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • LCD Flat Panel TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Business Center
  • Baggage Storage
  • Bar Area
  • Safety Deposit Box

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown
501 Taylor St, Columbia, SC 29201

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Columbia

Facilities & Amenities

  • Flat screen TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave and coffee maker
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Work desk with lamp
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Telephone and voicemail
  • Outdoor Pool

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Local Golf in Columbia

Columbia Country Club

Par: 72 | Yardage: 6,701 | Opened: 1898

The pristine 18 hole layout is one of the most beautiful in the area. The elevated tees gift golfers with spectacular views of the stunning Hinkson Creek which skirts the course. Featuring immaculate greens and some narrow fairways every aspect of golfers game is tested at Columbia Country Club.

Oak Hills Country Club

Par: 72 | Yardage: 6,894 | Opened: 2006

Oak Hills Country Club provides a unique golfing experience with 300 acres of stunning forest surrounding the course, the picturesque scenery make it a must play in the area. The golf course has received a number of different accolades with perhaps the most notable one being when it was named in Golf Digest's "Top Places to Play".

Lexington Country Club

Par: 71 | Yardage: 6,116 | Opened: 1938

Designed in 1938, the course features some of the most drastic elevation changes in the county which allows for some funky shot shaping. The course is by no means one of the modern day monsters found on the PGA Tour making it perfect for golfers of all ages and handicaps.

The Windermere

Par: 72 | Yardage: 6,959 | Opened: 1989

A stunning Pete & P.B. Dye design, the golf course features gently rolling fairways leading to lightning-fast greens which are well protected by water. The course is a fantastic test for the better golfing whilst still remaining forgiving enough for the higher handicapper.

The Woodlands Golf & Country Club

Par: 72 | Yardage: 6,658 | Opened: 1974

Designed by the Russell Breeden the course features 45 bunkers and 5 water hazards which create a stunning a layout. Renowned around the state for its immaculate greens and pristine fairways, a round here is the perfect addition to your US Masters experience.

Cobblestone Park

Par: 35, 36, 35 | Yardage: 9,270 (27 holes) | Opened: 1995

One of the newest clubs in the Columbia, Cobblestone Park has rapidly become one of the best. Boasting 27 holes of golf that can be played in any order, players are spoilt for choice when it comes to fantastic golfing opportunities.

Aiken, South Carolina

A vibrant but small town located just 40 minutes from Augusta - Aiken, South Carolina was founded in 1835 and is a brilliant place to stay for those who enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer.

Return Flights
Atlanta London
(BA or Virgin)

Transfer Time
~40 mins
to Augusta National

Its proximity to Augusta is not the only thing that makes Aiken so special, downtown Aiken boasts a fantastic arts scene with visual performers in front of every store, as well as there being a fantastic local arts fare. Surrounding the hotel is a variety of fantastic restaurants and bars which are the perfect place to sit back and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the city following a day at the Masters. There is definitely more than just the golf to enjoy in Aiken.

Past Customer's Tips

For me, the best bit about Aiken is the golf, we played some fantastic courses during Masters week, Champions Retreat was the highlight for us.

Restaurants and bars in Aiken

Malia's

Type: American, International
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

The Willcox

Type: American, International
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

Apizza Di Napoli

Type: Italian
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

TRIO Bar & Kitchen

Type: American, International
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

Harry's Local Bar & Restaurant

Type: American, Seafood
Perfect for: Over 21s (groups of friends)

Prime Steakhouse

Type: American Steakhouse
Perfect for: Families, couples and groups of friends

Accommodation

The Holiday Inn Express is a fantastic family friendly hotel and is one of the closest hotels to Augusta National that we offer making it a brilliant option for any avid golf lovers as you are never too far away from the action.

Holiday Inn Express Aiken
2897 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803

Holiday Inn Express Aiken

Facilities & Amenities

  • Flat screen TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave and coffee maker
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Work desk with lamp
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Telephone and voicemail
  • Swimming pool

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Local Golf in Aiken

The Reserve Club at Woodside

Par: 72 | Yardage: 7,352 | Opened: 2003

Boasting 2 glorious championship golf courses there is plenty of stunning golf to be played at The Reserve Club at Woodside. The headline act is the Reserve Course which was designed by Jack Nicklaus whilst the newer course Hollow Creek was designed by US Open champion Fuzzy Zoeller.

Champions Retreat

Par: 36, 36, 36 | Yardage: 3,710 / 3,605 / 3,598 | Opened: 1999

An unmissable golfing opportunity in Aiken designed by 3 of the most famous players to ever grace the fairways of Augusta National. With three nine hole courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player this is truly a must play for any golfer in the area.

Palmetto Golf Club

Par: 71 | Yardage: 6,713 | Opened: 1892

The golf course is a par 71 layout and plays at 6,713 yards from the championship tees. What the course may lack in length it more than makes up for with its small elevated and undulating greens, and clever bunkers. With a number of tee boxes it is a great challenge for players of all abilities.

Reynolds Plantation, Georgia

A fantastic 5 star resort with an amazing array of state of the art facilities, the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation is the perfect for anyone looking for a high end and luxurious place to stay during the Masters.

Return Flights
Atlanta London
(BA or Virgin)

Transfer Time
~75 mins
to Augusta National

The hotel also has a brilliant bar which serves an extensive list of wines, cocktails and spirits for you to enjoy in a lovely setting by the fire after a day at the Masters. It is not just watching the golf that guests can enjoy during their stay at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation as the resort also has 90 glorious championship golf holes, a tennis courts, spa and a whole host of activities that can be carried out on the stunning Lake Oconee. On the whole, this a fabulous resort is in a beautiful setting and gifts guests with not only wonderful accommodation but also fantastic access to golf's biggest tournament.

Past Customer's Tips

Make sure you get to play on the courses at Reynolds, because of its location it is possible to play in the morning and go to The Masters in the afternoon - a day doesn't get better than that.

Restaurants and bars at the Reynolds Plantation

Georgia's Bistro

Type: American, Western, International
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

Linger Longer Steakhouse

Type: American Steakhouse
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

Gaby's by the Lake

Type: American Western
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

Chiminea Dining

Type: American, International
Perfect for: Couples

The Coffee Shop

Type: Coffee Shop
Perfect for: Families and groups of friends

Lobby Lounge

Type: Bar
Perfect for: Family friendly but best for over 21s

Accommodation

Situated just 70 minutes from Augusta National the hotel is a fantastic option for both families and groups of friends as it boasts an amazing array of restaurants which ensure that everyone's culinary needs are catered for.

Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation
1 Lake Oconee Trail, Greensboro, GA 30642

Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation

Facilities & Amenities

  • 5 Championship Golf Courses
  • Private terrace
  • Fully stocked honor bar with fridge
  • Luxury hotel bath amenities
  • Flat-screen TV
  • iHome docking station
  • Wi-Fi (fee applies)
  • Golf concierge
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa
  • Indoor & outdoor swimming pools

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Golf at the Reynolds Plantation

The Landing

Par: 72 | Yardage: 6,991 | Opened: 1986

Designed by esteemed golf architect Bob Cupp, The Landing was the first course to be built on the beautiful banks of Lake Oconee and was acquired by Reynolds Lake Oconee in 2005. Offering up stunning views and perfectly manicured fairways, the course is a must play for guests at the resort.

The Preserve

Par: 72 | Yardage: 6,674 | Opened: 1988

Featuring wide fairways and careful bunker placement, the Preserve Course is a more laid back golfing experience. The range of tee boxes and larger greens make it a more forgiving layout and one that can be enjoyed by golfers of all ages and experience levels.

The National

Par: 72 | Yardage: 6,955 | Opened: 1997

Designed by Tom Fazio, the 27 hole Reynolds National Course has often been likened to Augusta National due to its long and narrow fairways which are lined by towering pines. The course is always in immaculate condition and is a fantastic examination of golfers ability.

The Oconee

Par: 72 | Yardage: 7,029 | Opened: 2002

Designed by Rees Jones, the course presents a golfing challenge unmatched by any other in the nation. Described by many as more of a test of a golfers mental resilience than physical capabilities, the new Jones course is risk/reward golf at its finest often forcing golfers to choose between direct tee shots over inlets of Lake Oconee and long drives down tree-lined dogleg fairways.

Great Waters

Par: 72 | Yardage: 7,073 | Opened: 1992

A Jack Nicklaus signature design, the Great Waters course at The Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation is a must play for any golfer at the resort. The course has been named as the 2nd best course in Georgia behind Augusta National on more than one occasion.

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Masters Articles

The latest in news, articles and information about The Masters. Tournament stats, insights and what to do in Augusta.

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My dream golf trip to Georgia just gets better and better, I just wish every Tuesday was like this...

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My 1st Experience Attending The Masters at Augusta National

After a week spent in Augusta, YGT Rory takes you through the highlights of his trip. From the Practice Days to the being out and about in the town of Augusta, he'll try and give you some handy tips for your future Masters Golf Holidays.

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Blue skies, sunshine and I'm on cloud nine

My day at the par-3 tournament, enjoying Jack Nicklaus, some super stars on the course and of course another sandwich to test at the concession stand...

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The Spieth Show at Augusta National

On the hunt for more tournament records...

After a 1st round 64, Jordan Spieth went low again in his 2nd round with an impressive 66. Add all that up and you've got the all time 36 hole scoring record at The Masters. And that's not the only record that fell at Augusta yesterday as Dustin Johnson made 3 eagles in a single round!

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About the US Masters

2016 saw a dramatic back nine on Sunday. Amen Corner claimed another victim as Jordan Spieth faltered with a 7 on the 150 yard par-3 12th and Yorkshire's Danny Willett claimed his first ever Major win. Willett's bogey-free final round of 67 (-5) was good enough for a 3 shot victory over Lee Westwood and Jordan Spieth. Willett became the first Englishman since Sir Nick Faldo claimed the Green Jacket in 1996.

With Paul Casey, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Justin Rose finishing in a tie for 4th, 7th and 10th respectively, 2016 was a landmark year for English golf at The Masters and looks set to continue for many years to come, thanks to a host of sensational players, including Hatton and Fleetwood, who are coming through the ranks and look set to challenge on their Masters debuts in 2017.

Year after year The Masters provides golf fans with the most exciting final day finishes on the golfing calendar, whilst for some 2015 was a little different as Jordan Spieth maintained his 4 shot lead for the majority of the final round, the subplots of Rose, Mickelson and even McIlroy at times provided a Masters that will live long in the memories.

Spieth went on to claim his first Green Jacket which not only saw him claim a record equalling -18 72 hole total but also claim a number of records along the way including;
• A wire to wire victory which sees him join Craig Wood, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Ray Floyd as the only Masters Champions to do so
• First player ever to reach -19 (his bogey on 18 saw him pegged back to -18 for a tie with Tiger's scoring record)
• Most birdies scored in a Masters - 28 or 39% of holes played
• Scoring record for 36 holes
• Scoring record for 54 holes

His scores of 64, 66, 70, 70 saw him fight off the likes of Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose and pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy. Even the heroics of a resurgent Tiger Woods on Saturday, who wowed the Patrons with a 6-birdie round of 68, couldn't see Spieth shaken.

Having competed in two Masters Tournaments, Spieth has a record of a tie for 2nd (finishing 3 shots behind Bubba Watson in 2014) and a win, the 21-year old Texan certainly looks like he'll be adding yet more Green Jackets to his wardrobe during the course of his career.

The Masters, it seems, never fails to deliver and in all likelihood will be the tournament to watch in 2016.

The US Masters 2016 will take place in the second week of April. The first practice round will take place on Monday the 4th of April 2014 with the champion being crowned on the evening of Sunday the 10th of April 2016 when we will hopefully have witnessed something along the lines of this year's tournament at the finest golfing arena in the game; Augusta National.

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.

Berckmans Place - The Masters Hospitality Experience

The main difference you will experience at Berckmans Place versus much of the hospitality at major sporting events is the freedom and independence you enjoy as a ticket holder. Here, there is no assigned seating, there are no round tables, no set menus and no schedule of events. Berckmans Place is more like a member's club where, as a very, very fortunate member, you have complete freedom of movement and your choice of outlets for food, drinks, retail and viewing. Feel like some sophisticated dining? No problem. Relaxed pints and bar snacks more up your street? That's fine, too. Wherever your nose, or stomach, takes you, you'll never be far from an HD screen to keep up with the action back on course.

Entertainment activities at Berckmans Place are also far from the norm. Ok, playing Augusta National is still going to be top of your bucket list after a day's hospitality here, but you'll be one incredible step closer. That's because the good people at the world's most sought after club have created millimetre-by-millimetre replicas of the 7th, 14th and 16th greens and it's on these that you'll take on a guided putting challenge. Hosted by a club caddy, you'll have a go at the official pin placements and appreciate first hand just how scary quick the surfaces are... That's only after you've picked out your weapon of choice from the putter hut, of course, and your Masters branded Pro V1 which, sadly, they're very keen for you not to take with you when you leave. It is a wonderful insight into what you'll then see live on the course and by far the most unique golf hospitality activity you'll find. Do tell us if you know one that's better!

About Augusta National Golf Club

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.

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.

The US Masters Dates 2018

The 80th edition of The Masters Tournament will take place between Monday 2nd and Sunday 8th April 2018. The actual tournament will take place between Thursday and Sunday with practice days organised for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday which is also when the traditional Par-3 Tournament takes place.

The exact tee-times and gate opening / closing times will be released nearer the date.

US Masters Monday
(Practice Day)


Monday Practice Day - players pick / organise their own tee-times with the Tournament organisers, these are released on the day
Gates Open:
Mon, 02/04/2017 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Mon, 04/03/2017 6:00 p.m.
Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta, Georgia

US Masters Tuesday
(Practice Day)


Tuesday Practice Day - players pick / organise their own tee-times with the Tournament organisers, these are released on the day
Gates Open:
Tue, 03/04/2017 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Tue, 04/04/2017 6:00 p.m.
Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta, Georgia


Practice Day & 9-hole Par-3 Tournament featuring past Masters Champions
Gates Open:
Wed, 04/04/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Wed, 04/04/2018 6:00 p.m.
Augusta, Georgia


Opening round of the Masters at Augusta National - tee-times released the week of the event
Gates Open:
Thu, 05/04/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Thu, 05/04/2018 6:00 p.m.
Augusta, Georgia


Second round of the Masters at Augusta National - same pairings as Thursday
Gates Open:
Fri, 06/04/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Fri, 06/04/2018 6:00 p.m.
Augusta, Georgia


Third round of the Masters at Augusta National - cut is made after two rounds
Gates Open:
Sat, 07/04/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sat, 07/04/2018 6:00 p.m.
Augusta, Georgia


Final round of the Masters at Augusta National - presentation of Green Jacket in Butler Cabin follows after play
Gates Open:
Sun, 08/04/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sun, 08/04/2018 6:00 p.m.
Augusta, Georgia

Masters Reviews

Reviews from some golfers who have travelled to The Masters with us previously. Joining the thousands who have travelled with Your Golf Travel to visit Augusta National, Georgia.

5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

Peter

Reviewed in April 2015
5 5

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Mike

Reviewed in April 2015
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Just a quick mail to thank you for organising our trip so professionally, the experience was fantastic. I would like you to pass on a huge thank you to all the staff from YGT who were on site in Augusta, my parents can be hard work, however, your staff were absolutely fantastic looking after them.

Robert & George

Reviewed in April 2015
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George and I would like to thank you both personally, and the contributions from your support staff in Augusta for a truly memorable holiday of a life time. George just had one word AWESOME! I would certainly recommend YGT to all my friends,, and I would rate you and your staff 10/10 for service and friendly advice.

Alan

Reviewed in April 2015
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I'm back from the Masters and still buzzing! Had a fabulous time at Augusta. I have travelled with Your Golf Travel before and will do again! They always provide a fast and friendly service. Thanks to the team for another great golf break.

Richard

Reviewed in April 2015
5 5

Thank you for organizing our trip to Augusta. Our booking was handled very professionally and efficiently by YGT at this end and the YGT Staff over in Augusta were, again, very welcoming and efficient. Well done & thank you!

Gloria

Reviewed in April 2015
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We had a fantastic holiday, and Augusta was everything we had hoped for. Thank you again for all the service you gave us, you were most helpful friendly and speedy with all our requirements and yes we would recommend YGT to all our friends and we will come back to you

Paul

Reviewed in April 2013
5 5

A once in a lifetime experience, from start to finish it exceeded expectation and something I'd recommend all golfers went and experienced.

The accommodation was great and easy to explore downtown Augusta.

Michael

Reviewed in April 2013
5 5

Best golfing experience ever. I've been to the Super Bowl, Monaco Grand Prix and Wimbledon and this was a really amazing thing to do. Whilst I would've like Angel to win, Adam was a worthy inner and look forward to returning next year to watch him defend the Green Jacket.

Roger

Reviewed in April 2013
5 5

My son and I had a simply fantastic trip to watch The Masters. It is a wonderful place to watch golf with small and polite patrons following the world's top players. Our trip was made all the more special by adding on a few days at Kiawah Island, a great resort which we very much enjoyed.

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