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How much would you pay to play Augusta?

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  • hsmahonhsmahon Members, Paid BST  79WRX Points: 83Handicap: 6.8Posts: 79 Fairways
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    Somewhere between 5k and 10k. People pay that much to WATCH golf there.

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  • DFS PFDDFS PFD Members  1737WRX Points: 1,007Handicap: 1.8Posts: 1,737 Platinum Tees
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    I'd pay $10,000 assuming it was in Masters condition. $1000 for regular set up (which is still superb supposedly )

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    Epic Flash SZ 15* Tensei PW 80TX
    2-PW Ping Blueprint DG X7
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  • ShankyouverymuchShankyouverymuch Members  21WRX Points: 26Posts: 21 Bunkers
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    My son's college football team plays an outing at Pinehurst #2 every year. Cost is $1,250/person not including travel and lodging etc.. One of my tailgate friends played and they got a team logo pullover as a gift. He always referred to it as his $1,000 pullover. It was supposed to be a scramble but they knew they would not win so they all just played their own ball to get the full experience. I've played The Ocean Course twice at around $400 plus caddy. Heck, I paid something like $50 to just hit balls on the range at The Ocean Course with my son one year when we were there. I would probably go up to $1,000 for Augusta but that is more my wallet limitations. There was an article on Golf.com that talked about ways to get on Augusta. Most likely ways were to be a volunteer or a journalist and hope to get lucky and hit the tee time lottery.

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  • adl300adl300 Members  103WRX Points: 32Handicap: 3Posts: 103 Fairways
    Joined:  #125

    you gotta go for it. the answer is whatever they want to charge for it. it's simple.

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  • Jcbgt106Jcbgt106 Members  52WRX Points: 31Handicap: 1.5Posts: 52 Bunkers
    Joined:  #126

    For me I think $5,000 is the answer but I want the members experience - dont kick me out right after the round, let me hang around for a cocktail or two.

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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA)ClubWRX  3518WRX Points: 542Handicap: 7.3Posts: 3,518 ClubWRX
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    My buddy and I played Pebble and Spyglass in 2018 and stayed at the PB resort. That was over $4k each and worth it. I probably won't do it again but I'm glad I went. I have an acquaintance who is good friends with a member at ANGC and he has taken several people to play there. Its not cheap even when a member gets you on. I'm still working that angle hopeful to get asked but for now all I've gotten was some shirts and other Masters stuff. To answer the OP question I would gladly drop $10k for the experience. It is one of the few remaining items on my golf bucket list.

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    Ben Hogan VTKR 21* hybrid
    Ping G400 Irons 5-SW, Steel Fiber i95
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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4813WRX Points: 1,889Posts: 4,813 Titanium Tees
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    PT Barnum would be proud of this thread. I'd pay more for a round at Cypress Point over ANGC. Every day. That's just me. That said given the chance to play Cypress Point tomorrow I wouldn't pay anything near some of the absurd "bucket list" numbers people have mentioned to play Augusta. Interesting that some here whine about paying $4+ dollars a ball for a premium golf ball yet will claim to drop near 5 figures for a round of golf at Augusta. So WRX.

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  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members  1301WRX Points: 454Posts: 1,301 Platinum Tees
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    I suppose $500 would be my tops for Augusta, 1/2 that for other places, ( pebble< Shinnicock,Erin Hills)

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    Ping G 3 W
    Ping G 5W
    Ping G25 Hybrid
    Mizuno JPX 900 hot metal 5-GW
    Vokey 52-08 sm4
    Vokey 56-14 sm6
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  • WildcatGolferWildcatGolfer Members  159WRX Points: 66Handicap: ∞Posts: 159 Fairways
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    to be entered into a raffle? $100 since I know it’s about as useful as setting fire to it. For a guaranteed spot? 2500

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  • shantanu1203shantanu1203 Members  80WRX Points: 24Posts: 80 Fairways
    Joined:  #131

    $2k easy!

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  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members  526WRX Points: 270Posts: 526 Golden Tee
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    I'm not all that enthusiastic about playing Augusta, but I'd certainly shell out at least $3k for Pine Valley.

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  • monty09monty09 Members  337WRX Points: 100Posts: 337 Greens
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  • deckmc4868deckmc4868 ColoradoMembers  14WRX Points: 26Handicap: 10Posts: 14 Bunkers
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    $5k... no doubt!

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    All my grips are Golf Pride Gold Mid size

    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5* Ping Tour XStiff 75

    3 Wood: Ping G400 14.5* Ping Tour XStiff 75

    3 Hybrid: Ping G410 19* Ping Tour XStiff 85

    Irons: Ping i200 +1 1/2" White Dot 4-UW Dynamic Gold x100 

    Wedges: Vokey SM7 54* and 58*

    Putters: Scotty Cameron Newport

    Ball: Titleist Pro V1

  • az2auaz2au Scottsdale, AZ/New York, NYUnregistered  2302WRX Points: 463Handicap: 4.8Posts: 2,302 Platinum Tees
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    I know several people that have played there. None of them have paid a cent because the member has always paid. My wife has actually stayed onsite in a cabin for a work function as a guest of a member but I couldn't go due to my own work commitment. I'm 100% sure I'll play there some day if I really want to push connections to make it happen but to this point I haven't done so.

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  • averysdadaverysdad Members  1494WRX Points: 310Posts: 1,494 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #136

    I’ve know some dudes who have played there and it was hard core bucket list but you gotta know somebody or have a solid in but I’d drop a grand in a sec to play it in members condition in a sec....I’ve got a feeling I couldn’t break 120 in masters condition

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  • b_smith07b_smith07 Members  225WRX Points: 74Handicap: 4.2Posts: 225 Fairways
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    I'd pay $5,000 in a heartbeat. Probably $10k if there was really an offer. Its such a bucket list thing that very few people ever get an invite to do. Ive paid $400 to play Chambers and about $300 for Torrey and Pinehurst #2....and those are all public.


    And I agree...if there was an auction....all 25 of those foursomes would go for at least 6 figures a man.

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  • pkellz25pkellz25 Members  50WRX Points: 20Handicap: 8.2Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    Easy 3k. Once in a lifetime.

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    Callaway X Hot 3 Wood W/Matrix 7m3 Black Tie

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  • ChrismydawgChrismydawg JLo Members  409WRX Points: 66Handicap: 4Posts: 409 Greens
    Joined:  #139

    $1000

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  • njlamnjlam Members  910WRX Points: 63Posts: 910 Golden Tee
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    Easily $10K as a single.

    To have a foursome of my friends and to stay overnight? $50K.

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    Woods: Ping G25 4w & 7w w/MR Diamana BB R
    Hybrid: PXG 25 w/MR Tensei Red R
    Irons: Ping i200 5-U w/Project X 5.5 LZ
    Wedges: Cleveland 588 Tour Issue w/DG S400
    Putter: Gamer GOAT
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x
  • 88alphaK1NG88alphaK1NG Members  4WRX Points: 5Posts: 4 Starters
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    doesn't the boys club of NY do a yearly auction that starts at 250k for a foursome with a charter?

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  • alphabits12alphabits12 Members  48WRX Points: 10Posts: 48 Bunkers
    Joined:  #142

    $2k for sure, maybe more

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  • monty09monty09 Members  337WRX Points: 100Posts: 337 Greens
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    i think 75-100k for a foursome is prob in the area of getting it done...

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  • miamistompmiamistomp Members  102WRX Points: 73Handicap: 13Posts: 102 Fairways
    Joined:  #144

    I love the tradition of the Masters but would rather play Pine Valley

    truthfully I often enjoy walking the great courses and enjoying the architecture more than actually playing them as a one off

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  • blitzgolfblitzgolf Members  41WRX Points: 20Posts: 41 Bunkers
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    Agree with CMCS. I could see them going for hundreds of thousands - million / foursome. Write off to a lot of corporate guys / foreign money who would all want a spot.

    I'm in at the 10K if anyone has a spot 😁

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