One of sport’s most thrilling competitions, The Masters draws spectators to the picturesque Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia each year to see the top players in the world compete for the coveted Green Jacket.
Taking place between April 6 and 9, the 2023 Masters will mark the 87th time that this competition is played. In Augusta, Georgia, Bobby Jones co-founded the Masters Tournament, and is one of the four major tournaments for men’s professional golf.
Scottie Scheffler holds the title of defending champion. The winning score in 2022 was 10-under 278 for Scheffler. He had a three-stroke advantage over Rory McIlroy, who finished in second place, although he actually had a five-stroke advantage heading into the last hole until he anxiously missed a number of short putts.
Your Masters experience is organized by Premier Golf, leaving you free to concentrate on having an outstanding time. To make every moment of your vacation exceptional, our staff book opulent accommodations and suggest quality dining establishments, so you can relax and enjoy every minute of your experience.
The Masters is a golf competition unlike any other and one of the most recognizable sporting occasions in the world. The players who are fortunate enough to be invited to participate play not for money or ranking points, but rather for the honor of a major victory, member status in a very exclusive club, and the opportunity to don the renowned Green Jacket. The tournament is typically played out every April on Alister MacKenzie’s iconic course design.
The Masters tournament has produced so many iconic moments in golf history, including Jack Nicklaus’ famous comeback in 1986, Sir Nick Faldo overturning Greg Norman’s 6-shot lead heading into the final round to win in 1996, and possibly one of golf’s most famed shots ever, Tiger Woods’ legendary chip-in on the 16th hole in 2005 to win his fourth Masters title.
To set himself apart from his friend and fellow 1930s golfing celebrity, the great Bobby Jones, Robert Trent Jones Sr. used his middle name in part. While Bobby was primarily in charge of the course’s design at Augusta National Golf Club, site of The Masters, Trent was twice invited to Georgia to assist in reshaping some of the course’s most recognizable holes.
The famous Par-3 16th hole was redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1947, changing its position and making it one of the most famous short holes in the game, because of the dramatic role it plays each year in The Masters.
The designer was requested to return in 1950 to modify the Par-4 11th since the hole garnered such positive feedback. Snr. contributed significantly to the group of holes that was later known as “Amen Corner” by a Sports Illustrated journalist, just eight years after the 1958 competition, by better utilizing the lake to the left of the fairway.
At Premier Golf, we have been organizing custom golf vacations across the globe since 1988, The Masters being one of our most popular trips. Booking a Masters experience through us will mean you have access to our representatives and their years of knowledge. We will do everything we can to make sure your trip meets the highest standards possible, and will ensure your experience is seamless throughout.
The Masters is an event every golf fan should witness at least once at this iconic venue. Through Premier Golf, your accommodation can be chosen to suit your needs, with organized transfers, gourmet dinner recommendations and hosted events. We can take care of every moment of your trip, so you can completely immerse yourself in this historic golf event.