Weekend Rounds

Friday, April 11

Today you arrive in Augusta! Get settled in your accomodations. You have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy the sights. Check out our Masters Resturant Guide and Augusta Sightseeing for more information!

Saturday, April 12

Today is the Third Day of Play. Colloquially known as Moving Day- today is when the top players vie with each other and the course in an attempt to make it to the front of the pack.

  • 7:00am - 1st hotel shuttle departs for Magnolia Manor Hospitality and the course.
  • 7:00am - Magnolia Manor Hospitality opens, check in with the SGH desk if you have hospitality.
  • 8:00am - Gates open.
  • 10:30am - First Tee Time. Due to the cut, play starts later today. This presents a great opportunity to set out your complementary Tournament Chair in the perfect location. The reason: you can place the chair in any designated (roped off) area of the course. That position is now yours for the rest of the day whether or not you are present. We suggest you head down early in the morning to pick a prime spot on the golf course to call your own. Then go and walk the course and follow favorite players or go back to Magnolia Manor for breakfast with the knowledge that you have saved a perfect spot when you chose to return. Don't forget a stop at the Pro shop on your way out. (Insiders Tip - There is a FedEx and UPS station to the right of the Pro shop so you can buy and ship all in one spot.) See details on Masters Chair.
  • 7:00pm - Gates close 30 minutes after play.

Sunday, April 13

Today is Championship Sunday. It's the day both players and spectators have been waiting for. It's a day promised to be full of drama- meltdowns and surges. The next Champion will be crowned with the coveted Green Jacket.

  • 7:00am - 1st hotel shuttle departs for Magnolia Manor Hospitality and the course.
  • 7:00am - Magnolia Manor Hospitality opens, check in with the SGH desk if you have hospitality.
  • 8:00am - Gates open.
  • 10:30am - First Tee Time. The Augusta Major is considered the best-run golf tournament in the world by fans and golfers alike, until now it has been relatively relaxed, but today the leading players get ready to try and win the Green Jacket. In addition to a cash prize, the winner of the tournament is presented with a distinctive green jacket, formally awarded since 1949, and informally acquired by the champions for many years before that. The green sport coat is the official attire worn by members of the club while on the club grounds. Today, choose the groups you want to watch, catch them on the range and then follow them through the first 5 holes. Then head over to amen corner and get a seat in the stands at the 12th tee. From here you are in the heart of Amen corner with views of the approach shots to 11th green, all of the par 3 12th hole, and the tee shot and second shot on the par 5 13th hole. Nearby rest room and concession buildings make this the ideal spot till the leaders come through. No place is quite like Augusta National when it comes to following the action through the roars of the crowd, a roar is usually based on two things: 1. The quality of the shot, be it an approach that winds up close, a long putt that finds the cup or an eagle in the final round. 2. Who hit it? A roar for Tiger Woods is typically larger than for a first-time player. Armed with the knowledge of who is playing and their position on the course, you can begin to distinguish between the roars. Start heading for 18 and your Masters chair with a stop at 15th tee and 17th green on route. Enjoy the rest of the tournament and the Green Jacket ceremonial, safe in the knowledge that you can do this all again next year.
  • 7:30pm - Gates close 30 minutes after play.

As Tournament week winds to a close, take a break to enjoy the final moments. If you don't leave until tomorrow, consider heading into Augusta- this is the night when broadcasters, players, and fans all share the same venues for the evening. For more info on where the best hot spots are- ask Ian! Don't forget to come back next year!