Racing Post's Masters course guide for Augusta National
In-depth descriptions for the 18 holes which will decide who wins the Masters
Hole-by-hole course guide for Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the Masters, starting on Thursday.
Course Augusta National, Augusta, Georgia
Length 7,475 yards
72 holes - 268 Dustin Johnson (2020)
18 holes - 63 Nick Price (1986), Greg Norman (1996)
1 Tea Olive
445 yards, par 4
The fairway is flanked by trees with a deep bunker to the right, so players can either fire a 300-yard-plus tee shot to clear the hazards or navigate a tricky uphill second shot to the undulating green. A tough start.
2 Pink Dogwood
575 yards, par 5
After a difficult opener, this is a good early birdie chance and a slight draw off the tee offers a decent opportunity to reach the green in two. Bunkers in front of the green can come into play.
3 Flowering Peach
350 yards, par 4
A pear-shaped green with a steep slope in front can make putting tricky. Avoiding bunkers to the left of the fairway is key and if players can do that there is another decent birdie opportunity.
4 Flowering Crabapple
240 yards, par 3
By far the toughest of the four par threes. A long tee shot is required to reach the green, which slopes from back to front, and two bunkers have to be avoided. Taking a three and moving on is perfectly acceptable.
495 yards, par 4
This has become one of the toughest holes since 40 yards was added two years ago. A 313-yard carry is required to avoid bunkers on the left of the dogleg fairway while the green slopes from the front. Anything long finds a bunker.
180 yards, par 3
A good approach on this gentle par three can provide a birdie chance, but the green slopes heavily to the right so finding the putting surface is only half the battle.
450 yards, par 4
No hole has more than the seventh’s five greenside bunkers. New trees have narrowed the fairway but expect plenty of players to take a chance and hit a driver off the tee.
8 Yellow Jasmine
570 yards, par 5
A large fairway bunker limits the opportunity to reach the green in two, and anyone going for it will have to hit a blind second shot up the hill. A birdie opportunity can await an accurate three-shot
9 Carolina Cherry
460 yards, par 4
A birdie is a great score on the ninth as a sloping green is difficult to tackle. The approach shot cannot be left short as the ball can roll off the green and continue for 50 yards.
495 yards, par 4
Dangers lurk on both sides of the dogleg fairway. Trees can cause difficulties for those who drift over to the left, while anything too far right leaves a long approach.
11 White Dogwood
505 yards, par 4
The start of Amen Corner. A slight fade off the tee gives players the best chance of avoiding bogey, while a pond to the left of the green is a danger. Par is a good score.
12 Golden Bell
155 yards, par 3
One of the toughest par threes in the game. Rae’s Creek comes into play at the front but going long can be damaging too. Players could do worse than finding the bunker in front of the green. Drama on Sunday is almost guaranteed.
510 yards, par 5
Amen Corner closes with a massive dogleg left. Rae’s Creek runs down the left of a sloping fairway while trees hug the right. The green is guarded by a host of bunkers at the back. Big hitters should have no problems getting on in two.
14 Chinese Fir
440 yards, par 4
The only hole on the course with no bunkers. Trees guard both sides of the fairway, which slopes to the right. The sloping green should
provoke plenty of three-putts.
15 Fire Thorn
530 yards, par 5
Birdies and eagles await those who overcome the challenge of reaching the green in two. The green is guarded by a pond and a bunker.
170 yards, par 3
Pin position is key as the treacherous green slopes towards a pond on the left, while the back bunker is also a hazard. It is vital to avoid a downhill putt but the final-day placement is accessible and there is a chance someone will find the bottom of the cup on Sunday.
440 yards, par 4
Most players should be able to reach the green using a medium or short iron for their second shot. The putting surface is a challenge and a two-putt cannot be guaranteed.
465 yards, par 4
Accuracy off the tee is a necessity as the narrow and uphill dogleg fairway has trouble on both sides. It takes a drive of 335 yards to carry the bunker on the left. An elevated green has sand all around. It’s a daunting finish.
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