A tee time at Augusta National is probably the most sought-after in the world. For those of you who have only recently turned to golf, you don't just turn up at Augusta National asking for a 3:25 tee time. Augusta National is a private golf club. And by private, I mean very private. The club only has about 300 members at any given moment and memberships are only by invitation.
I can hear you think "Hey, I don't want to be a member, I just want to play there". Unfortunately, that's a no-go either. Although it's not impossible to play there, you need to be either very lucky or very well connected. The myth even goes that whoever actively asks to play Augusta will be placed on a blacklist and will never play there.
So how do you get to play Augusta National? Well, your best shot might be by becoming a golf journalist. When arriving at the Media Center as a journalist you can enter the Media Ballot. The Monday after The Masters the names that are drawn get to play the course (with Sunday pin positions!).
One of the people lucky enough to do so was Leadingcourses' Swedish ambassador - and golf journalist - Martin Hardenberger. Martin attended The Masters in 2016 and absolutely loved his experience. Was he nervous? "Ridiculously" as he wrote in his review. Below an excerpt of the review. Read Martin's (and others) full review(s) of Augusta National
. While you're at it, please give Martin a follow on Twitter
for more Masters insights.