The List: Go-to places at Augusta National
Practice rounds officially begin Monday, but for some patrons the go-to places aren’t on the Augusta National Golf Club course itself.
5 TOURNAMENT PRACTICE RANGE: For those entering Gate 6A, this is one of the first places you’ll see. It’s a great place to see multiple players in one location and is the preferred spot to seek autographs.
4 CONCESSION STAND: Start your day off right with an inexpensive breakfast or snack. Food items range from $1 to $3, and drinks range from $1.50 for coffee to $5 for craft and imported beer. It’s never too early for an egg salad sandwich, is it?
3 SOUVENIR SHOPPING: Some patrons make a beeline for the merchandise pavilions so they can load up on the latest gear adorned with the Masters logo. There is something for every budget, and be sure to see what new items are featured.
2 PEOPLE WATCHING: You can do this all over the course, but the area behind the clubhouse and underneath the big oak tree is a prime spot. Those without access inside the ropes can still see golfers, celebrities and a who’s who of the golf industry.
1 FOUNDERS CIRCLE: Complete your visit with a photo at the end of Magnolia Lane. It is at the base of the flagpole in front of the clubhouse, and it features two plaques dedicated to founding members Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. A tournament employee will take your picture and give you instructions on how to retrieve it.