How much does it cost to be a member at Augusta National?
Being a member at Augusta National is an honor, but most likely you need to be a prominent name with a big wallet in order to have a chance at membership. The initiation fee is estimated to be in the ballpark of 20 to 40 thousand dollars and a few thousand per year per member.
Is it hard to get into Augusta National Golf Club?
Augusta National Golf Club should hold seminars on defense. They don’t show it on TV during The Masters Tournament, but there are alligator-infested moats, archers and buckets of tar for anyone who dares seek membership. You see, gaining membership to Augusta is more difficult than getting into Harvard, Yale or Princeton.
Should Augusta National set the standard for maintenance budget?
But even then, with a generous maintenance budget at an exclusive club, Bauer will tell you (below) that there are other ways Augusta National has an advantage. So yes, Augusta really shouldn’t be setting the standard, as it were; it’s unattainable for all but a very few.
What makes Augusta National so special?
Over the past 30 or 40 years especially, the maintenance staff at Augusta National has set the standard extremely high for golf course superintendents everywhere. Golfers watch the Masters on TV and salivate over the beauty and perfection.