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Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta, GA, United States Private

Overview

No club has tinkered with its golf course as often or as effectively over the decades as has Augusta National Golf Club, mainly to keep it competitive for the annual Masters Tournament, an event it has conducted since 1934, with time off during WWII. All that tinkering has resulted in an amalgamation of design ideas, with a routing by Alister Mackenzie and Bobby Jones, some Perry Maxwell greens, some Trent Jones water hazards, some Jack Nicklaus mounds and swales and, most recently, extensive rebunkering and tree planting by Tom Fazio. The tinkering continues, including the lengthening of the par-4 fifth in the summer of 2018, the lengthening of the 11th and 15th holes in 2022, and the addition of 35 yards to the famed par-5 13th in 2023.

About

Holes 18
Length 7510
Slope 148
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1933
Designer Alister Mackenzie & Bobby Jones

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1966.
2023-'24 ranking (and previous): 2nd
Highest ranking:
No. 1, 2009-'12, 2015-'16.

Best in State: Ranked first since 1985. Ranked inside the top 5, 1977-'84.

Current ranking: First.

The Genius Trick of Augusta National's 12th hole

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
8.5742
Character
9.299
Challenge
8.5767
Layout Variety
8.8254
Fun
8.5797
Aesthetics
9.0809
Conditioning
9.0027

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