Where Is the Masters Tournament Held? Everything You Need to Know About the Augusta National

Published 04/05/2021, 5:30 PM EDT
AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 07: A flag with the Augusta National logo is seen during the Par 3 Contest prior to the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)


The Masters holds a reputation as the most popular golf tournament on the calendar. A lot of veteran golf fans would agree with the statement as well. There is always so much hype when the Masters tournament is happening, and the event’s venue is equally significant as well. 

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So where is the Masters tournament played every year? If you ask any avid golf fan, the answer would come zooming past you within a second. Such is the reverence that the iconic venue holds. 

Masters tournament: Course details

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The Masters is annually hosted at the Augusta National Golf Club. This has remained the tournament’s venue ever since its inception in 1934. The Augusta National is a beautifully designed course that’s been ranked as the ninth-best golf course in the world by golf.com

The founders and designers of Augusta National

The Augusta National was founded in 1932 by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. As for its design, Jones and Alister MacKenzie carved out the exquisite layout of 18 holes. The Masters is also the only major golf tournament that is held at the same venue every year. 

AUGUSTA – APRIL 2000: General view of the 12th hole taken during the 2000 US Masters held in April, 2000 at the Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta, Georgia, USA. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Furthermore, here is a fun fact: The Masters wasn’t known by this name until 1939. All tournaments at this venue before the renaming was called the ‘Augusta National Invitational.’

Augusta National length and par

The elegant Augusta National course is a par-72 course that stretches 7,475 yards. The layout has been altered considerably in recent years to extend the total distance of the course. 

Detailed insight about the 18 holes at Augusta National

The Augusta National is a traditional par-72 course, but it poses a lot of challenges through bunkers and water hazards. Moreover, there are particular sections on the course that have become famous for their difficulty level. 

There are also three dedicated bridges at Augusta National; The Sarazen Bridge at hole No. 15, the Hogan Bridge at the No. 12 green, and the Nelson Bridge at the No. 13 tee. All of these were constructed in honor of these three players.

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AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 06: A general view of the 16th green is seen during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Furthermore, each hole is named after a shrub or a plant that adorns it.  Here’s a tabulated version containing details about the 18 holes for a better understanding: 

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Hole Par Yards
Hole No. 1 (Tea Olive)4445
Hole No. 2 (Pink Dogwood)5575
Hole No. 3 (Flowering Peach)4350
Hole No. 4 (Flowering Crab Apple)3240
Hole No. 5 (Magnolia)4495
Hole No. 6 (Juniper)3180
Hole No. 7 (Pampas)4450
Hole No. 8 (Yellow Jasmine)5570
Hole No. 9 (Carolina Cherry)4460
Hole No. 10 (Camellia) 4495
Hole No. 11 (White Dogwood)4505
Hole No. 12 (Golden Bell)3155
Hole No. 13 (Azalea)5510
Hole No. 14 (Chinese Fir)4440
Hole No. 15 (Firethorn)5530
Hole No. 16 (Rebud)3170
Hole No. 17 (Nandina)4440
Hole No. 18 (Holly)4465

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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