One great thing about The Masters is the fact that the tournament is played on the same wonderful golf course every year. We as fans get to know the holes and remember the historic shots made on each one.
What’s Your Favorite Hole at Augusta National?
There are so many holes I love at Augusta. My all time favorite is the par-3 12th. I think that this hole is possibly the best golf hole in the world, or perhaps a tie with the Road Hole at St. Andrews. 12 is beautiful and extremely challenging, and only about 150 yards long. The design of this hole, so challenging and so short, stands the test of time. 12 is almost always a crucial hole in the round of the eventual winner of the tournament, just ask Fred Couples.
When I made my first trip to Augusta I was most blown away by hole 10. 10 is a long and downhill par-4 with a dogleg left. TV can’t come close to showing how dramatic the elevation change on this hole is and the way the trees frame it up. Looking back up the fairway from the green is impressive. Of course, hole 10 is where Bubba Watson made the incredible gap wedge shot from the right pine straw in last year’s playoff to seal his Masters win.
Hole 12 is my favorite hole in the world, but hole 10 ranks right up there for me.
What is your favorite and why?