Can't get on Augusta National? Try these replica golf holes to get a taste of The Masters

Face it, none of us will get to play Augusta National, home of The Masters. The exclusivity that keeps Augusta a pipe dream for us all has inspired a legion of replica and tribute holes across North America.

Four public courses -- Tour 18 Houston and Tour 18 Dallas in Texas, Renditions Golf Course in Maryland and the World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach, S.C. -- all have their own three-hole versions inspired by "Amen Corner," holes 11-13 at Augusta.

Architect Ron Garl designed two-thirds of Amen Corner at the Wooden Sticks Golf Course near Toronto and the private Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla. Golden Ocala -- host of the LPGA Tour's inaugural Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers in January of 2015 -- and the World Tour Golf Links also have a par 3 that mirrors Augusta's 16th hole.

The Castle Course at Northern Bay Resort near the Wisconsin Dells, Wis. sports its own versions of Augusta's 16th hole (the par-3 third) and 13th hole (the par-5 11th). Brickshire Golf Club in Providence Forge, Va., has a first hole that "emulates" the par-4 third at Augusta. Golf Manitou, a unique short course in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, with 14 par 3s, might be the most obscure replica course, sporting a par 3 modeled after Augusta, as well.

Even if these holes aren't the real thing, at least they don't require a green jacket, big bank account or a PGA Tour card to try them.

Apr 03, 2015

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birdie123456 wrote at 2015-07-01 13:46:00+00:00:

Try Sage Valley which is 20 minutes from Augusta it is terrific!!!!

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