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Do’s and don’t’s for patrons attending the Masters

2018 Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Augusta National Golf Club, home to the annual Masters Tournament, is known to have strict policies and regulations for patrons.

One of them is that running is never allowed on property.

While some policies have changed over the years, the Masters does have its latest guidelines for 2024 posted online on the Patron Info page on the tournament’s official website.

Cell phones, laptops, tablets, beepers (anyone still have one of those?) and other electronic devices capable of transmitting photos or videos are strictly prohibited on the grounds at all times, according to The Masters’ website.

Cameras are strictly prohibited on Tournament days (Thursday through Sunday), but they are allowed on practice rounds days on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, which is also the Par 3 Contest.

Devices such as fitness tracking bands and electronic watches are permitted. However, using the devices for phone calls, emails, text messaging and other photo, video or data recording is prohibited.

Anyone violating this policy will be subject to removal from the grounds and the permanent loss of credentials (tickets).

Prohibited items

  • Bags, backpacks and large purses
  • Knives and weapons of any kind (regardless of permit)
  • Radios, TVs, noise and music-producing devices
  • Chairs/seats with pointed ends, folding armchairs and rigid-type chairs. (Any chair on the property when the gates are closed or 30 minutes after play will be considered an abandoned item)
  • Flags, banners and signs
  • Strollers
  • Food, beverages and coolers
  • Golf shoes with metal spikes
  • Ladders, periscopes and selfie sticks

The Masters Tournament Committee may prohibit other items at its discretion. All items are subject to search.

Ticket sellers, buyers beware

Anyone caught buying, selling or handing off tickets within a 2,700 foot boundary around the Augusta National could face misdemeanor charges or get a ride in a police car.

Number of gate entries limited per ticket

A Masters policy that limits the number of gate entries per ticket or badge went into effect in 2017.

Patrons are allowed a maximum of two gate entries per day. Additional entry will not be permitted.

2018 Masters

Patrons enter the gates during a practice round for the 2018 Masters. (Photo: Andrew Davis Tucker/Augusta Chronicle)

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