Amen Corner

Andy Roberts's picture
Wed, 22 Feb 2017

"Amen Corner"

Set on the hallowed turf of Augusta National, Amen Corner is without doubt the most renowned stretch of holes in the world.

Starting at the 505-yard par-four 11th – historically the second hardest hole on the course after the 10th  – players must hit a pin-point tee shot through a narrow chute of trees before conjuring an accurate second into a thin, long green being careful to avoid the water on the left.

Next up it is the shortest hole at Augusta, the par-three 12th, with Rae’s Creek on hand to gobble up any balls that stall in the mischievous breeze. Beautiful, iconic and deadly, it's the third hardest hole on the course.

Just ask Jordan Spieth, who lost the 2016 Masters at this hole with a quadruple-bogey seven when in control of the tournament. 

Amen Corner proper ends with the tee shot and second at the treacherous, yet magnificent par-five 13th with 1,600 azaleas lining the fairway. From train wrecks to miraculous recovery shots, this hole has seen it all down the years.

The name Amen Corner was coined in 1958 by writer Herbert Warren Wind after a jazz record titled "Shouting in that Amen Corner".