Golf fans debate how much they would pay to play Augusta National

We asked our readers how much money they would part ways with to play the home of The Masters, Augusta National.

Jack Seddon's picture
Mon, 16 Nov 2020

Augusta National is arguably the most famous golf course in the world and year after year, no matter how many times we see it on our television screens, every golf fan is blown away by the magical scenes, but how much would you pay to play there?

Located in Georgia, Augusta was designed by Bobby Jones and Alistair MacKenzie and the club opened its doors in 1932 and began hosting the annual Masters Tournament two years later in 1934.

The Masters remains the only major in golf to be held at the same venue every year and unlike most private clubs which operate as non-profits, Augusta National is a for-profit corporation and it does not disclose its income, holdings, membership list, or ticket sales.

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This year we were treated to a November Masters for the very first time, due to the event being postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the autumnal settings was certainly something to remember.

Dustin Johnson claimed his second major and his first green jacket, after he broke the 72-hole scoring record at Augusta with a tournament score of 20-under par, beating the previous record of 18-under par set by Tiger Woods in 1997 and Jordan Spieth in 2015.

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So with Augusta being the home of The Masters and possibly the most iconic golf club on the planet, we asked our readers how much they would pay for a round there and the replies were interesting, with some golf fans willing to swap their wives for a round and others suggesting it should cost the same as every other course.

"No round of golf is worth more than £35 no matter which course it is!" said one golf fan, who clearly believes no golf course is worth paying over the odds to play.

"It depends on what I can get for the house, car and wife. I’ll cap it at £1m!" said another, with the complete opposite view.

"If I could pick the rest of my four-ball, £5000."

"Life is about experiences so possibly around £2,000. What I can’t decide is would I feel happier taking 65 shots or get more value per shot and shoot 120?"

"£20, I'd still be s***."

"$750 plus the caddie fee."

"Worth at least £1k and if I hit less than 10 shots on hole 12 I would expect a discount."

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