In the best traditions of parkland-style courses, the Masters demands accurate approach shots and astute course management - attributes that have contributed to it winning multiple awards and widespread plaudits from professionals and amateurs alike.
Following an extensive upgrading and modernisation programme, the Masters re-opened to acclaim in September, 2017. All fairways, tees and green surrounds were grassed with Platinum Paspalum, a vibrant playing surface offering a visual treat and crisp lies.
As part of the renovation, many of the approaches were reshaped and contoured, creating undulating collection areas that present players with a variety of options (pitches, chips or even putting). Every hole was freshly sand-capped and new drainage installed, resulting in quicker recovery during heavy rains and a more dependable allowance for buggies entering the fairways.