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Dos and Don'ts

Get the scoop on what's allowed and what isn't at the Masters.



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 (Thursday - Sunday) but allowed on practice rounds days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday).

Devices such as fitness trackers and electronic watches are permitted but the use of such devices for phone calls, emails, text messaging and photo, video and data recording or transmission is prohibited.

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


Prohibited Items

  • Cell Phones
  • Bags, Backpacks, Purses, Packages larger than 10"W x 10"H x 12"D
  • Beepers/Electronic Devices
  • Cameras (Cameras are allowed ONLY on Practice Rounds days - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beverage containers/Coolers
  • Golf shoes with metal spikes
  • Flags / Banners / Signs
  • Chairs / seats with pointed ends. Folding armchairs/Rigid type chairs or stools. If you bring a chair, make sure it's a collapsible one without armrests.
  • Ladders / Periscopes / Selfie Sticks
  • Radios / TVs / Tape Recorders
  • Strollers
  • Walkie-talkies


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.


Read more: Ticket sellers, buyers warned to stay outside limit


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.

The policy applies to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship final round, the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals, all practice rounds and all tournament days.


Recommended Items


  • Skin protection: A hat or visor is advisable. Don't forget the sunscreen, either.
  • Binoculars: Handy for watching action from a distance
  • Comfortable shoes: Augusta National is a hilly course, and the ground is slippery early in the morning or after it rains..


Food & Drinks

No coolers or containers of any type in which beverages can be carried are allowed on the course.

Checkstands are located next to the parking lots at the entrance gates.Fans who bring their lunch may check them without charge.

Picnic grounds are near Gate 10 and at the end of the patrons' corridor, near the main entrance. Concessions can be purchased with cash or the following charge cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.


  • Sandwiches: $1.50 - $3.00

  • Soda/Iced Tea: $2.00

  • Beer: $5.00 domestic, $5.00 imported (Not available on the main course after 4 p.m.)

  • Coffee: $1.50



(Arnold Palmer signs autographs following his practice round for the Masters Golf Tournament on April 8, 1964. | AP)


Autograph-seeking is allowed only on the Washington Road side of the clubhouse near the new practice facilities. The best spots to ask are along the rope lining the practice putting green and short-game area, particularly where the golfers enter and exit.


Tip: Don't bother the golfers on the course; it's prohibited. Politeness and a limited amount of items to sign work best.




View the 2019 course and parking map (.pdf)



All patrons may purchase souvenirs from stands located on the grounds, including a main merchandise building near the main concessions area near the first fairway. Merchandise may be purchased with cash, credit cards or personal checks. Here are some prices of souvenirs in the outdoor golf shop at Augusta National:

  • Baseball Caps - $20 and up
  • Bag towels - $18 and up
  • T-shirts - $29.50 and up
  • Polo shirts - $75 and up (Bobby Jones brand most expensive)
  • Balls - $44 for dozen, $11 for sleeve of 3
  • Umbrella - $45



Only those with proper credentials will be allowed in the pro shop.

Official Masters merchandise can only be purchased from one of the merchandise stands at Augusta National Golf Club and it can only be purchased during the Masters tournament. Access to the main pro shop near the first fairway is only granted to those with appropriate credentials.


Services/Spectator Conveniences

Services available to patrons at the course include:

  • 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