Tour 18 Dallas golf course - No. 17
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Tour 18 Dallas golf course - No. 17
The 17th hole at Tour 18 Dallas is a replica of the 12th hole at Augusta National. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Tour 18 Dallas golf course - No. 18
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Tour 18 Dallas golf course - No. 18
The par-5 18th hole at Tour 18 Dallas is like the famous 13th hole at Augusta. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Tour 18 Houston - azaleas
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Tour 18 Houston - azaleas
Play Tour 18 Houston in the spring and see the azaleas bloom, just like at Amen Corner at Augusta. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tour 18 Houston - Masters leaderboard
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Tour 18 Houston - Masters leaderboard
A Masters-type leaderboard sits beside the fifth hole at Tour 18 Houston in Humble, Texas. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tour 18 Houston - hole 6
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Tour 18 Houston - hole 6
The sixth hole at Tour 18 Houston replicates the famous par-3 12th at Augusta National. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tour 18 Houston GC
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Tour 18 Houston GC
No. 11-No. 13 at Augusta National are replicated at Tour 18 Houston, right down to the stone bridges. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
World Tour Golf Links - hole 7 on the Open nine
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World Tour Golf Links - hole 7 on the Open nine
The seventh hole on the Open nine at World Tour Golf Links is a replica of the 16th hole at Augusta. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Center - 6th hole
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Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Center - 6th hole
The sixth at the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Center is inspired by No. 16 at Augusta. Tim McDonald/TravelGolf
Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Center - hole 11
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Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Center - hole 11
No. 11 at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Center serve up reminders of no. 12, "Golden Bell" at Augusta National. Courtesy of Golden Ocala
Golf Manitou - clubhouse
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Golf Manitou - clubhouse
Golf Manitou -- a unique short course made up of mostly par 3s in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada -- features a par-3 16th hole that's a tribute to Augusta National. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
World Tour Golf Links - hole 5 on the Championship nine
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World Tour Golf Links - hole 5 on the Championship nine
Does the fifth hole at the World Tour Golf Links look familiar? It's modeled after the 12th at Augusta National. Courtesy of World Tour Golf Links
Castle course at Northern Bay Resort - hole 11
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Castle course at Northern Bay Resort - hole 11
The 11th hole on the Castle Course at Northern Bay Resort was inspired by the 13th hole at Augusta National. Courtesy of Northern Bay Resort
Renditions Golf Course - hole 7
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Renditions Golf Course - hole 7
The seventh at Renditions Golf Course was patterned after the 12th hole at Augusta National. Courtesy of Renditions G.C.
Renditions Golf Course - hole 6
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Renditions Golf Course - hole 6
The sixth hole of the Renditions Golf Course looks and plays like the par-4 11th hole at Augusta National, the first hole of "Amen Corner. Courtesy of Renditions G.C.
Wooden Sticks Golf Course - hole 4
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Wooden Sticks Golf Course - hole 4
Ron Garl designed the fourth hole at Wooden Sticks Golf Course to play like the par-5 13th hole at Augusta National. Courtesy of Wooden Sticks G.C.
Wooden Sticks Golf Course - hole 3
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Wooden Sticks Golf Course - hole 3
A morning mist hangs over the third hole at the Wooden Sticks Golf Course, a replica of no. 11 at Augusta National. Courtesy of Wooden Sticks G.C.
Augusta National - No. 11
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Augusta National - No. 11
Augusta National's par 4 at no. 11 played as the toughest hole in 2014. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Augusta National - No. 12
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Augusta National - No. 12
Augusta National's 12th hole is one of the most famous par 3s in golf. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Augusta National - hole 13
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Augusta National - hole 13
The par-5 13th is one of Augusta National's most famous risk-reward holes. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Augusta National - hole 16
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Augusta National - hole 16
Players skip balls across the pond on the 16th hole at Augusta National in 2011. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

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.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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