The Masters Golf remains the biggest golf tournament in the world and it is easy to understand why. Taking place at the ultra exclusive Augusta National Golf Club each year, ‘Masters Week’ provides the general public with their only opportunity to be allowed through the gates and onto the hallowed turf.
So How Do You Get Tickets to the Masters Golf 2018?
Masters ‘Series Badges’ are issued to ‘Patrons’ are are treated as prize possessions. Once issued they are yours to keep for life. In fact they can be kept for longer than that with many Patrons leaving them in their Will and passing them down the generations.
Unfortunately the Augusta National Golf Club do not have any plans to issue any more Series Badges and therefore operate a waiting list for new Patrons to join. There is more bad news here as well though, as the list is over subscribed and is now closed to the general public.
Is it Possible to Get Masters Golf Tickets at All?
Now for some good news! The Augusta National Golf Club do operate a ballot system for Masters Tickets each year. The ballot is open to the general public and entry is submitted online. When entering the Ballot you are able to select on which day(s) you would like to attend and you are notified by email with regards to your success.
What Are the Chances of Winning the Ballot?
As I sit here I am afraid to say that they are not great. I personally have entered the ballot every year for the last 12 years and have never had any success. However, I do know people who have won and as it is free to enter it is something that I would recommend that you give it a try.
There are ways of guaranteeing tickets to the Masters Golf in 2018. Major American ticket brokers such as StubHub and RazorGator are huge operations and they sell badges for each day of the tournament. One word of warning though, these tickets are very expensive and you will also find that the price of accommodation in and around Augusta is equally harsh on the wallet.
Therefore it is worth considering using a Golf Tour Operator to manage your trip. Companies such as Tailormade Luxury Golf Holidays offer complete Masters Packages which include flights from the UK, private transfers or a hire car, accommodation and tickets for one inclusive price. There are also options to play golf in the area or to extent your trip with a stay at Pinehurst, Kiawah Island or Reynolds Resort.
Tailormade will also refund the value of the tickets in the package if you are lucky enough to win the ballot!