Also known as Bobby Jones’s attic, the Crow’s Nest at Augusta National is a top-floor bunkhouse with five beds and a sitting area. Traditionally, it houses amateurs during the tournament.
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The accommodations are simple, but the Crow’s Nest epitomizes the old-school ethic of Augusta National. It is reached by way of a hidden door and provides a sanctuary for its residents.
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Everyone from Jack Nicklaus to Ben Crenshaw to Tiger Woods has fond memories of his stay. “The Crow’s Nest will always remain in my heart,” Woods wrote in a letter to the club.
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The locker room for non-champions may not have the prestige and cachet of the champions’ facility, but it does not lack for comfort and style.
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The Champions Locker Room offers a respite, where green-jacketed pros can reminisce and relax before and after rounds.
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Four-time champ Arnold Palmer shelved his ball and glove after his 50th consecutive and final Masters appearance in 2004.
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Built in 1854, Augusta’s clubhouse was the home of the man who owned the plantation on which it sat. Later, the property became a tree nursery. It’s thought to be the first concrete house built in the South.
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The Masters Trophy is always on display in the main sitting room.
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Customized china with images of the clubhouse and the club logo decorate the tables in the main dining room.
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President Eisenhower’s desk remains in place on the second floor.
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Open only from October to May, Augusta National was conceived as a winter retreat for Northern businessmen, for whom a quiet fire-warmed room provided a break from the harsh weather and bustle of home.
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A bust of Augusta National co-founder Clifford Roberts sits in the foreground with a portrait of Bobby Jones hanging behind him
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Champions get a green jacket, but except for the reigning champion’s, they don’t leave the grounds.
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