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?

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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 The Masters. (opens in new tab) Located on the second floor of Augusta National (opens in new tab)'s clubhouse, The Crow's Nest is one of the most historic places on the property. The Nest itself is situated above the library and Champion's Locker Room, and it provides accommodation for the amateurs competing at the tournament. 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.

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The 2022 Masters Media Guide says of the Crow's Nest; 

"Available for amateurs wishing to be housed there during the Masters Tournament, the Crow’s Nest provides living space for up to five individuals. Rising from the approximately 30 by 40 foot room is the Clubhouse’s 11 foot square cupola. The cupola features windows on all sides and can only be reached by ladder.

"The Crow’s Nest consists of one room with partitions and dividers that create three cubicles with one bed each, and one cubicle with two beds. There is also a full bathroom with an additional sink. The sitting area has a game table, sofa and chairs, telephone, and television. 

"Placed throughout the Crow’s Nest are books on golf, and lining the walls are photos and sketches depicting past Masters and other golfing scenes. Players that were then amateurs who stayed in the Crow’s Nest include Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw and Tiger Woods (opens in new tab)."

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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. 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. That list includes Jack Nicklaus, Tommy Aaron, Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, Craig Stadler, Mark O'Meara, Phil Mickelson (opens in new tab) 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.

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Sam Tremlett
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