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The Crow’s Nest At Augusta National

Have you ever heard of the Crow’s Nest at the clubhouse at Augusta National Golf Club?  Well, it’s filled with tradition just as everything about the Master’s is.

This is an interesting article written earlier this year about it.  You may find it interesting.  Below is the first part of the article.

By John Boyette Sports Editor

The Crow’s Nest

 No one will ever confuse it with a luxury hotel, but for the amateurs who stay here during Masters Week, the experience is priceless. As one of the longest-running traditions at the tournament, the five amateurs who make the field can sleep at the top of the clubhouse and enjoy the close proximity to golf history because the 30-by-40-foot room sits above the Champions Locker Room and the library. Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw and Tiger Woods are among the players who stayed in the Crow’s Nest as amateurs and went on to win the Masters.

Partitions divide the room into four cubicles. Three have space for a single bed and one has two beds. One full bathroom and an extra sink round out the accommodations.

The spartan furnishings include a game table, sofa and chairs, and a television.

The room is named for its 11-foot-square cupola. The cupola provides views in any direction and can be reached only by ladder. Pictures of famous amateurs who have played in the Masters, including Jones, Arnold Palmer and Billy Joe Patton, line the walls. No amateur has ever won the Masters, but you can bet that plenty have dreamed of glory while sleeping in the Crow’s Nest.