What Is The Crow's Nest At Augusta National?

The Crow's Nest is located on the second floor of the clubhouse at Augusta National, but what exactly is it?

Crow's Nest At Augusta National
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The Crow's Nest is located on the second floor of the clubhouse at Augusta National, but what exactly is it?

What Is The Crow's Nest At Augusta National?

Only the avid golfer would know what The Crow's Nest is and what purpose it serves at the Masters.

Located on the second floor of Augusta National's clubhouse, The Crow's Nest is one of the most historic places on the property.

Situated above the Champion's Locker Room and the library, the room provides accommodation for the amateurs competing at the Masters.

Although it does not provide the most luxurious of stays, The Crow's Nest is steeped in history and provides those that are fortunate enough to stay there with a truly memorable experience.

What Is The Crow's Nest At Augusta National?

An inside view of The Crow's Nest (Photo by Chris Thelen/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The room is fairly small; it only measures 30 x 40 feet and is divided into four bedrooms to accommodate the players. Also included in the area is a games table, a sofa, chairs and a television.

The room is filled with an abundance of photographs from past tournaments, with historic past champions such as Byron Nelson and Gene Sarazen being just a few names that grace its walls.

The Crow's Nest got its name due to its square ceiling, which can only be accessed via ladder and provides those looking out of it with views in any direction.

What Is The Crow's Nest At Augusta National?

An inside look of one of the Bedroom's located in the Crow's Nest (Photo by Fred Vuich/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

Although no amateur has won the tournament, eight of those that had previously stayed at The Crow's Nest went on to win at Augusta later on in their careers.

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That list includes Jack Nicklaus, Tommy Aaron, Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, Craig Stadler, Mark O'Meara, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.

Although this year's crop of amateurs will be looking to make history and become the first amateur to win the Masters, regardless of the outcome they will most probably be content having stayed at such a prestigious venue where many golfing greats have resided before.

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6