The Masters is played each April at lush Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The tournament consists of three practice round days and four tournament days. The Masters practice rounds culminate on Wednesday with the annual Par 3 Tournament. The Masters Tournament days are Thursday through Sunday. The Masters is a special event and stands apart from other golf tournaments because it receives interest from even the most casual golf fans. It is one of the most respected championships in all of professional sports and it seems that all eyes are on Augusta when the players hit the first tee. Check out the Masters History page for more information on the Tournament.
The Masters has been played at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia since Bobby Jones established the course in 1933. Augusta National is viewed by many as the best golf course in the World and the course alone is worth the price of admission to the tournament. Amen Corner, Rae’s Creek and the Eisenhower Tree are just some of the course features that every true golf fan knows. The concessions at Augusta National are also memorable as everything is very affordable; from the famous Masters Pimento cheese sandwich to a $0.50 pink lemonade or a $3.00 beer. The private course is on the bucket list of every serious golfer. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Masters golf tickets and Masters hospitality tickets.
2016 Masters Tournament Preview
The 2016 Masters Tournament is set to take place from April 7th to April 10th. The 2016 Masters Practice Rounds tee off on April 4th, with the actual competition beginning on Thursday April 7th. American Jordan Spieth enters the Masters as the defending champion, and comes off of one of the best years in recent history, winning 2 of the 4 PGA Majors a year ago. Spieth will try and be the first person since Tiger Woods in 2001-2002 to win the Masters in back to back years. The young Texan should find plenty of competition in 2-time Masters winner Bubba Watson, as well as 3 time champion Phil Mickelson, who finished runner-up a year ago. The 2016 Masters will be the 80th edition of the famed tournament, and is expected to draw record crowds. The excitement around Spieth along with the 80th anniversary of the Masters has helped 2016 Masters ticket prices rise in the months leading up to the April tee off.
A Masters badge is a laminated plastic ticket that provides access to the tournament rounds (Thursday – Sunday). A badge may be purchased for all four tournament days, individual days or a combination. All individual daily badges must be picked-up and returned each day (see Masters badge return policy). You can wear your Masters badge in a lanyard around your next or safety pinned to your shirt, but it must visibly displayed the entire time you are inside Augusta National. Badges grant you access to all patron areas on the golf course, including the practice area.
Masters Practice Round Tickets
Masters practice round passes are paper tickets that are issued for each individual practice round day (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday). They should be worn so the pass is visible the entire time you are inside Augusta National. A practice round pass grants you access to all patron areas of the golf course, including the practice area and the Par 3 course (Wednesday passes only).
TicketCity offers custom experiences at the Masters that include daily tournament badges or practice round passes, premium hospitality, hotel lodging, housing, private group transportation, dinner reservations at top local restaurants, and tee times at the best local golf clubs. For our corporate partners, TicketCity can help secure Masters corporate housing and setup private events. Please visit our TicketCity Masters Packages page for more information.
TicketCity provides our Masters clients a haven for guests to relax throughout the day while enjoying the Masters Golf. We offer the best Masters hospitality options (including the 1018 Club & The Lodge), which are all located within walking distance to the course. Our Masters hospitality packages include the finest amenities including; valet parking, premium food and bar, shuttle service to/from the course, onsite concierge and a relaxing area to watch the Masters tournament on TV.
2016 Masters Tournament Schedule
- Monday, April 4 - Practice Round - Gates open at 8:00am & close at 6:30pm
- Tuesday, April 5 - Practice Round - Gates open at 8:00am & close at 6:30pm
- Wednesday, April 6 - Practice Round & Par 3 Competition - Gates open at 8:00am & close at 6:30pm
- Thursday, April 7 - Competitive Round 1 - Gates open at 7:25am & close 30 min. after play
- Friday, April 8 - Competitive Round 2 - Gates open at 7:30am & close 30 min. after play
- Saturday, April 9 - Competitive Round 3 - Gates open at 8:00am & close 30 min. after play
- Sunday, April 10 - Competitive Round 4 - Gates open at 8:00am & close 30 min. after trophy presentation
- All event times are Eastern Standard Time (ET)
- Schedule subject to change
Masters Tournament Event Guide
Where is TicketCity’s pickup location in Augusta?
TicketCity has moved all Masters pickups to our TicketCity Augusta office in the Surrey Center. The office is located just up Berckmans Road from the main gate (Gate 6) to Augusta National. The TicketCity Augusta office address is 419 Highland Avenue and it is located in the Surrey Center right behind the French Market Grille. Badge pickup times start at 7:30 am and all badges must be returned to our office by 8:00 pm. Once you pickup your badges it is a short drive to the free Masters parking located on Bercksman Road.
What is TicketCity’s Masters Badge return policy?
Masters badges can be picked up from the TicketCity Augusta office as early as 7:30 am. Daily badges (Thursday-Sunday) must be returned to same location no later than 8:00 pm that same day (or 9:00 pm on Sunday). All Masters badges require a security deposit, which is released when the badge is returned.
What is Ticket City’s Rain-Out Policy at the Masters?
Daily Masters badges (single day badges) purchases will receive a TicketCity in-store credit if the entire round is rained out (i.e.- they do not swing a single club). There are no cash refunds and the badge cannot be used the next day. Clients who purchase a 4-day Masters badge can use the badge the next day and will not receive any refund. Consult our on-site staff in Augusta in the event of a rain-out.
Does TicketCity offer Masters hospitality or travel packages?
Yes, we offer an array of packages at the Masters that include tournament badges, practice round passes, hotel lodging, corporate housing, golf tee times, group transportation, concierge services, restaurant reservations and premium hospitality (see our list of offerings above).
Can I bring a cell phone or camera inside Augusta National Golf Course?
Cell phones, PDAs or mobile phones are not allowed inside Augusta National. Cell phones can be checked at our Masters pickup location or at a booth outside the main entrance to Augusta National. There are pay phones available for patrons to use inside the course.
Cameras are permitted on practice round days (Monday-Wednesday) but prohibited on tournament days.
What items am I not allowed to bring into Augusta National Golf Course?
The list of prohibited items include: cell phones, cameras (only permitted during practice rounds), backpacks, purses & bags (personal bags, belt bags, purses no larger than 10W x 10H x 12D are allowed), alcoholic beverages, flags/banners/signs, radios/TVs or strollers. Only soft canvas folding chairs are allowed inside Augusta National. Folding armchairs or stools are prohibited.
Where are best places for dining & entertainment in Augusta during Masters week?
The best restaurants in Augusta include Bistro 491 (American bistro), Calvert’s Restaurant (Seafood), the French Market Grille (French Cajun), or Takosushi (Japanese & Southwest); which are all located in the Surrey Center. T-Bonz Steakhouse and Bonefish Grill on Washington Road are two other popular Masters dining locations. During Masters week Hooters on Washington Road turns into party central and the The Fox’s Lair or Somewhere in Augusta are other great bar options. TicketCity can help you secure restaurant reservations or golf tee times, please contact us for more info.
Where are the best places on the course to see all of the golf action at Augusta National?
Get in when the gates open to leave a chair near the 18th green, which is the best spot to end the day at Augusta National. The energy around Amen Corner is amazing and the grandstand offers a great view of the Par 3 12th hole. The fairway on 11th hole provide a great view of approach shots at 11 and the 12th hole in distance behind it. The grandstand near 15th hole offers a nice view for of the Par 5 15th and the Par 3 16th over water.
How can I buy cheap Masters tickets or badges?
TicketCity is a premier supplier of Masters badges and travel packages, and has been so for the last 20+ years. The Masters ticket prices fluctuate from year to year, based on the demand for the tournament leading up to it. TicketCity has been a source for Masters Badgers for 20+ years and owns a house in Augusta down the street from the course for easy pick up and hospitality. The Masters is the most revered golf tournament in the world, so if you’re looking for a cheap badge or a certain day, act early and beat the rush.
Where can I find the 2016 Masters schedule?
The 2016 Masters schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by Augusta National. For the 2016 tournament, the Masters action will begin on Monday, April 6 with a practice round. Tuesday is also a practice round, while Wednesday is the famous Par 3 Tournament. Thursday through Sunday is the four-day tournament, with the victor crowned at the conclusion of play on Sunday afternoon. Gates open at 8 AM on all day except for Thursday and Friday, where they open at 7:30 AM.
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