The Crow's Nest is located on the second floor of the clubhouse at Augusta National, but what exactly is it? By James Stroud
What Is The Crow’s Nest At Augusta National?
Only the avid golfer would know what The Crow’s Nest is and what purpose it serves at the Masters.
Located on the second floor of Augusta National’s clubhouse, The Crow’s Nest is one of the most historic places on the property.
Situated above the Champion’s Locker Room and the library, the room provides accommodation for the amateurs competing at the US Masters.
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Although it does not provide the most luxurious of stays, The Crow’s Nest is steeped in history and provides those that are fortunate enough to stay there with a truly memorable experience.
The room is fairly small; it only measures 30 x 40 feet and is divided into four bedrooms to accommodate the players. Also included in the area is a games table, a sofa, chairs and a television.
The room is filled with an abundance of photo’s from past tournaments, with historic past champions such as Byron Nelson and Gene Sarazen being just a few names that grace its walls.
The Bird’s Nest got its name due to its square ceiling, which can only be accessed via ladder and provides those looking out of it with views in any direction.
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This year, the Crow’s Nest will accommodate the six amateurs that have qualified to compete at The US Masters.
The U.S. Amateur champion Doc Redman, and runner-up Doug Ghim will be at Augusta, along with British Amateur champ, Harry Ellis.
Lin Yuxin, and Joaquin Niemann made it in after winning the Asia-Pacific, and Latin American Amateur Championships respectively. Finally Matt Parziale, a firefighter from Massachusetts, won the U.S. Mid Amateur Championship to seal his spot at Augusta National.
Although no amateur has won the tournament, eight of those that had previously stayed at The Crow’s Nest went on to win at Augusta later on in their careers.
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That list includes Jack Nicklaus, Tommy Aaron, Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, Craig Stadler, Mark O’Meara, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
Although this year’s crop of amateurs will be looking to make history and become the first amateur to win the Masters, regardless of the outcome they will most probably be content having stayed at such a prestigious venue where many golfing greats have resided before.
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