What You Need to Know About the Masters Tournament

At The Tournament

Bob Jones' Message

"In golf, customs of etiquette and decorum are just as important as rules governing play. It is appropriate for spectators to applaud successful strokes in proportion to difficulty but excessive demonstrations by a player or his partisans are not proper because of the possible effect upon other competitors."

"Most distressing to those who love the game of golf is the applauding or cheering of misplays or misfortunes of a player. Such occurrences have been rare at the Masters but we must eliminate them entirely if our patrons are to continue to merit their reputation as the most knowledgeable and considerate in the world."

(Written April, 1967)
Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., (1902-1971), President in Perpetuity
Augusta National Golf Club

  • The Masters Tournament is an international competition and the contestants are invited guests. Everyone should be treated with courtesy and respect.
  • Everyone is requested to display the traditional customs of etiquette, decorum and behavior, and to obey all Tournament policies, signs and verbal instructions of Tournament officials. Protests of any kind are prohibited.
  • For the safety of everyone, and in keeping with policy established at major sporting events, running is considered to be unacceptable behavior.
  • In fairness to spectator access and viewing, only one stool/seat will be allowed per person entering the grounds. Seats in observation stands are not to be reserved and stools/seats are not to be unattended for any inordinate length of time.
  • For security purposes, all ticket purchasers and holders consent to the reasonable inspection of his/her property before entering and/or during the Tournament. Refusal of such an inspection or possession of prohibited items will result in exclusion/removal.


Average April temperatures range from highs of 80 degrees to lows of 50 degrees. Hats, cool clothing, and sunscreen should be worn on bright, sunny days.

Facilities for the Physically Impaired
Facilities for the physically impaired are provided. For the safety of all concerned, it is suggested that those using wheelchairs or similar transport use the hard surfaced roads and flat observation areas as much as possible. The grass is often damp and becomes very slippery on sloped areas. As a reminder, those accompanying a physically impaired individual must also have proper credentials.

Cell Phones, Cameras and Electronic Devices

Cell phones, beepers and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited on the grounds at all times. Cameras are strictly prohibited on Tournament days. Violation of these policies will subject the ticket holder to removal from the grounds and the ticket purchaser to the permanent loss of credential(s).

Prohibited Items

  • Cell Phones
  • Tablets
  • Bags, Backpacks, Purses, Packages*
  • Beepers/Electronic Devices
  • Cameras**
  • Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beverage containers/Coolers
  • Flags/Banners/Signs
  • Folding armchairs/Rigid type chairs or stools
  • Ladders/Periscopes
  • Radios/TVs/Tape Recorders
  • Strollers
  • Walkie-talkies

*Personal bags/backpacks/purses no larger than 10" x 10" x 12" are allowed.
**Cameras are allowed on Practice Rounds days - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Weather Warning Policy

Please observe all scoreboards/message boards for the WEATHER WARNING sign shown to the right. This sign will appear in advance of inclement weather moving into the area if Augusta National becomes aware of such weather. When the sign appears, you are advised to take precautions even before play is suspended. Suspension of play will be signaled by the sounding of an air horn or similar alert. You should seek shelter immediately upon hearing the alert. During periods of inclement weather, you should avoid the following:

  • Bodies of Water
  • Golf Carts
  • Hilltops and High Places
  • Observation Stands
  • Open Areas
  • Wire Fences

Autograph Policy

For player safety and protection, there is a NO AUTOGRAPH POLICY enforced on the golf courses for the practice and Tournament days. Autograph seeking is allowed only on the parking lot side of the Clubhouse.


Appropriate clothing and shoes should be worn at all times.


For your personal safety, we ask that you exercise due care at all times. Also, please be reminded that under wet conditions the grounds may become slippery and appropriate precautions should be observed.


No animals or pets are allowed onto the grounds except animals necessary and specially trained to assist or guide the physically impaired.

Services/Spectator Conveniences

  • Automated teller machines
  • Checkstands - on space available basis, free of charge
  • Concessions - a light fare of food and beverages
  • Exhibit area
  • Facsimile
  • First Aid
  • Golf Shops
  • Information Centers
  • Leader boards and standards
  • Lost and Found
  • Message Center
  • Natural vantage points
  • Observation stands at key locations
  • On-site information boards with maps
  • Pairing sheets with course map and tee times
  • Parking
  • Picnic areas
  • Record board - list of previous champions and scores
  • Restrooms
  • Scoring information
  • Shipping
  • Spectator guides
  • Telephones
  • Water fountains