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Green Golf or Thoughtful Golf?

Immense money is spent to get Augusta National looking the way it does each April.
With each year's Masters Tournament, the golfing world is reminded what Augusta National's enormous maintenance budget can do for its course's appearance.

The lush green layout framed by colourful flowers might be as close to perfection as a golf course's condition can get.

But has the Masters given golf fans a false sense of what makes a golf course great?

iSeekGolf writer Rod Morri thinks so, according to his recent column, Morri: Mixed Feelings About the Masters.


"Every April golf fans around the world see the pristine conditioning at Augusta National and assume presentation is a major contributing factor to a ‘good’ golf course. It isn’t," Morri writes.

If Augusta had fairways equal in quality to the local council course and greens running five feet slower on the dreaded ‘stimpmeter’ it would still be one of the world’s best.


Question: Which of the following criteria do you think is more important to a golf course's overall quality?
  • Architectural Design
  • Condition

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