Masters - Augusta National Golf Club

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Founded by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts, the course opened for play in January 1933.  Known as one of the most famous golf clubs in the world, Augusta National Golf Club is located in Augusta, Georgia.  Since 1934, it has hosted the annual Masters Tournament each April.  Each hole on the course is named after a tree or shrub as it was formerly a plant nursery.  Augusta National Golf Club is also known to be a socially traditional institution – it is a place where traditions and the integrity of the game are closely guarded.  The length of the course for the Masters is 7, 435 yards (6, 799 m).  The course houses 10 cabins – one in particular, the Crow’s Nest is available for amateurs wishing to be housed during the Masters Tournament.  The Crow’s Nest provides living space for up to five individuals.  Another cabin nestled on the course is the Eisenhower Cabin.  It was built by the club’s membership for Dwight D. Eisenhower after his election to the presidency.  It was specifically built to fit the Secret Service security guidelines and is adorned by an eagle located above the front porch.  On the golf course side of the clubhouse, stands “The Big Oak Tree” that was planted in the 1850s.