Augusta National Golf Club is is attractive for the golfer because of The Masters Tournament. The Masters 2018 will be the 82nd edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of golf’s four major championships to be held in 2018. It is scheduled for April 5–8 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
Dates: Apr 5, 2018 – Apr 8, 2018
Location: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA
Course: Augusta National Golf Club
Tours: PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Japan Golf Tour
Augusta National Golf Club has about 300 members at any given time. Membership is strictly by invitation: there is no application process. In 2004, USA Today published a list of all the current members. Membership is believed to cost between $10,000 and $30,000 and annual dues were estimated in 2009 to be less than $10,000 per year.
Augusta invited and accepted its first African-American member, Ron Townsend, in 1990 following a controversy at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club. Shoal Creek, an all-white golf club in Alabama, refused membership to black players and faced demands that the PGA Championship not be held there following racist comments by the club’s founder.
Augusta welcomed its first female members in 2012. Chairman Billy Payne declined to discuss the club’s then-continued refusal to admit women in his 2012 pre-Masters press conference. However, Augusta National subsequently extended membership to Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore on August 20, 2012.