How Much Would You Pay for a Round at Augusta?

Remember when West Brom footballer James Morrison bid £60,000 for a round at Augusta National in a charity auction?

Remember when former West Brom footballer James Morrison bid £60,000 for a round at Augusta National in a charity auction?

How Much Would You Pay for a Round at Augusta?

Augusta National, home of The Masters, is one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the world where only the luckiest or most privileged people get the chance to play.

It's looked upon as golfing heaven and as arguably the most idyllic golf course on the globe.

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It's hosted some of the greatest golfing moments in history that have inspired people to take up the game of golf, like Sandy Lyle's famous bunker shot and Tiger Woods' incredible chip-in.

That's why former West Brom footballer James Morrison paid £60,000 back in 2016 to tee it up on the hallowed turf that has hosted the Masters every year since 1934.

We're all very jealous.

Sky Sports News HQ host Jim White tweeted this picture with Morrison titled:

"@WBAFCofficial's James Morrision at Petrov Foundation dinner - he shelled out £60k to play Augusta & still smiling!"

Jim White round at Augusta

Morrison bid at a the charity auction for former Celtic and Aston Villa player Stiliyan Petrov's Foundation dinner so all the money went to a great cause.

Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in 2012 and the foundation is set up to improve the way the disease is treated.

James Morrison was reportedly on £15,000 per-week at the time, so to play Augusta National he has had to shell out four weeks wages.

12th hole round at Augusta

Augusta's 12th hole is one of the most idyllic par-3's in world golf

How much would you pay for a round at Augusta?

The average salary in the UK sees people take home around £585 per week - meaning that translates to an average person paying £2,340 (US$3,083).

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Considering it would cost you around the $600 mark to play Pebble Beach and about £250 for some Open venues, we think a fair few would be willing to stump up £2k to tick off one of the very highest of priorities on a golfer's bucket list.

Let us know on our social media channels how much you would be willing to pay to play Augusta National!

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Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5