It’s that time again already… can you believe it? That’s right – The 2012 Masters began this week! Augusta National, which has been the home of The Masters for 78 years now, is full of interesting facts that you’ve likely never known about! Continue reading to find out more about this beautiful, renown golf course.
- There are several types of sandwiches sold at The Masters, but did you know that the pimento cheese sandwich is the most famous? It’s a Masters tradition!
- The infamous “Big Oak Tree” is on the golf course side of the Clubhouse and was planted during the 1850’s.
- Available for amateurs wishing to be housed there during the Masters Tournament, the Crow’s Nest provides living space for up to five individuals.
- Augusta National will play at approximately 7.435 yards during The Masters this year.
- The Clubhouse at Augusta National was originally constructed in 1854 as a private residence — wow! Could you imagine living there?
- Looking to take some snapshots? Unfortunately, any type of camera is prohibited unless it’s during the practice rounds of The Masters.
- Augusta National has approximately 300 members at any given time and membership is by invitation only.
- There are several cabins scattered throughout Augusta National, one of which is named Eisenhower Cabin. This is due to the fact that it was built for the President and First Lady so that they’d have a place to stay during their trips to Augusta National.
- Augusta National accepted its first African-American member in the year 1990.
- Unlike most other golf courses in the U.S., Augusta National has never been rated! During the 1990 Masters Tournament, it was given an unofficial rating of 76.2 by USGA raters.
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