The ultimate Golfers Paradise
The Augusta Masters is THE EVENT that every golfer dreams being part of. You will not want to miss the glamorous atmosphere, the perfection of the course and its pristine presentation, the seamless organisation coping with 40.000 daily spectators and fans, and the unforgettable moments that the Golf pros delight us with.
Imagine entering the Augusta National Golf Club, walking its slopes, enjoying the flowers, visiting the par 3 course, choosing souvenirs for your special ones in one of the many pro-shops, tasting its emblematic sandwiches, following the players (the best of the world mixed with old glories and former winners), resting on the rostrum behind the tee of the 12th hole, contemplating the symphony of lawn mowers at sunset, or passing by Nicklaus or a Green Jacket Player. This is what Augusta is all about and makes the trip worthwhile. For many, this is the most important week of the year, and the small town of the state of Georgia gets to be the epicenter of golf worldwide.
Wegolf has been taking golfers to the Masters since 2009. Hundreds of Golfers have made their Augusta dream come true by travelling with us. The average cost of tickets for a practice round day is USD 1500 and for a tournament round day is USD 3,000. Beware of buying fake tickets as be assured you will not be able to access the grounds with these. The cost of lodging in Augusta is USD 500, and the same amount goes for a green fee. A trip to the Masters will range the USD 4,000. We strongly recommend you contact our experts, since we can guarantee authentic tickets, quality-lodging options and avoid making mistakes.
Wegolf staff travel every year to Augusta and we personally attend our guests meeting their needs.
In 2018, ANGC created the first women's tournament in a club that, until a few years before, prohibited the possibility of women being members. In 2019 the first edition was played with an impressive victory by Jennifer Kupcho. ANWA Saturday is an excellent opportunity (with cheaper tickets) to tour this golf paradise with much fewer people.
After 358 days, the doors of ANGC (the most exclusive golf club in the world) are reopened for nearly 40 thousand "Patrons" who, from very early in the morning, anxiously await to visit every corner of the place. It is the most relaxed day of the week, in which more Patrons attends and a real party of interaction between the public and the players.
As the week progresses, players are taking practice more seriously. Tuesday has two particular characteristics, for many it is the last practice of 18 holes, and in the afternoon you begin to see in the clubhouse area, thirty legends walking around with their green bags in the preview of the "Dinner of Champions" , unique moment to talk or take photos with legends like Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player or Tom Watson.
Wednesday is "the calm before the storm." There are few hours left for the start of the tournament and the party is ending. In the morning, some practice, very few play 18 holes. In the afternoon, the "par 3 tournament" brings together legends and new stars with their families on the most beautiful par 3 course in the world. That afternoon is the best time of the week to walk the empty course, without fans or players. They all go to rest because they know what awaits them.
7:40 AM. "Honorary Starters" Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Watson hit the opening shot of the first round of the Masters. The party is over, Patrons can no longer enter with cameras, and interaction with players is prohibited. The competition for the emblematic sack begins and nervousness is in the air.
Leaderboards are the star of Fridays in Augusta. With no mobile devices allowed, players and Patrons are constantly keeping an eye on the leaderboard and the projected cut. Those who start well, seek to stay, those who do not, need to attack. Maybe it's the last chance to follow some iconic players. At the end of the day, about half the field will say goodbye to the Masters.
The final stretch begins. The players go out by schedule, and in pairs against their direct contenders by score. There are as many stories of players who have fallen off the leadorard on a Saturday, as there are stories of players who have managed to fit in wonderfully for Sunday. The only sure thing is that leaders will not find it easy to sleep at night.
"On Sunday at the tee of the 10th hole, the Masters begins", says a famous phrase, and this is because the ANGC's back nine have been the scene of great wins and great defeats. Two short par 3s with water, two par 5s that can be reached in two shots to the green but also with water, dangerous greens on the par 4s of 10, 11, 14 and 18, guarantee vibrant moments (perhaps even a playoff).
There are only a few private and public courses that accept non-members near Augusta National GC. The cost of the green fee during the Masters week starts at USD 500.
- A Tom Fazio design, the course has a similar style and presentation to ANGC (caddies wear white jumpers and members green jackets). It has a very competitive layout and an impressive maintenance level.
- It is a private club with limited access considered as the best golf course in the area after Augusta.
Augusta Country Club
- This great Donald Ross design is famous for being neighbour of the ANGC (the field boundaries with the 12th green and 13th tee). Such strategic location, has tempered ANGC to pose an interest in buying some of these lands so that the iconic par 5 of the 13th with the “Azaleas” could be extended.
- The courses main highlight is its masterful and challenging green designs.
- Wegolf has access to this private club.
Palmetto Golf Club
- Founded in 1892, it is the oldest golf course in the US that still retains its original location and design.
- Its greens were designed by Dr. Mackenzie during his days at ANGC, this course embodies the belief that what makes a golf course challenging is not subject to how modern/new its design is.
Other recommended golf courses
Rivers Club, Mt Vintage y the Reserve.
Other things to do
Even for non-golfers the Masters is a great event to be part of. Wegolf suggests combining the Augusta experience with any of the excellent destinations located less than 400km away, such as Myrtle Beach, Pinehurst Resort, TPC Sawgrass, Kiawah Island or Hilton Head. Also, consider visiting Atlanta, it is fascinating city.
Where to stay
While it is a short 3 to 4 night stay, booking a house in the Augusta surroundings is the best option. Book a house with up to 3 to 6 rooms, with pool and barbecue so you combine the Masters with a comfortable and relaxing after golf experience.
Since there are no traditional large hotel chains in Augusta (just motels), small groups or individual travellers would benefit from booking houses and at the same time optimising their budget.
Wegolf also offers golf resorts lodging options; they are located 1:30 hours away and require driving to and from AGNC daily.
Time to book
As soon as possible! The Masters takes place the 2nd week of April. You can start planning as early as May of the previous year. Anticipation is key to getting better rates, lodging availability and booking golf outings.
How to get there
Atlanta’s International Airport is the nearest commercial airport; it receives direct flights from cities around the world and is highly connected to domestic destinations in the USA. Augusta is located 2 hours East of Atlanta’s airport. Augusta also has a small local airfield that mostly serves private planes (especially the Masters week).