What to Wear to the Masters Tournament
When one thinks of the Masters Golf Tournament, iconic images of azaleas, pristine greens, the green jacket and some of the most thrilling golf moments come to mind. While the Masters is synonymous with springtime in Augusta, the weather can be fickle. To help you be better prepared, we have created a guide on what to wear to the Masters Golf Tournament. The official Masters dress code states that appropriate clothing and shoes should be worn at all times. To help you decipher what that means precisely, we’ve offered recommendations for the most common attire you will spot on the course for men and women.
April is truly one of the most beautiful times in Augusta, with afternoons warming up to a pleasant average of 77º F (25º C). While late morning and afternoons are warm, the average low in Augusta during Masters Week is 55º F (13 º C). Therefore, we recommend wearing a light jacket or pullover for cooler mornings for both men and women. Ensure it’s light enough to tie around your waist or stuff into a bag once it warms up late morning. You can never go wrong with layers.
For men, the most common look can be described as golf casual. So think khaki shorts or pants paired with a collared shirt.
A more casual look with a t-shirt is also acceptable. Just keep in mind denim is not recommended for men.
Masters fashion for women is definitely more varied. It is the south, and we love a reason to dress up. The Masters is no exception, as you will see many women dressed in lovely spring sundresses and skirts. However, keep in mind the length as you may be sitting in the grass during the day.
Another traditional look for the ladies is a pair of tailored shorts or pants and a blouse or casual top. You will even see women dressed in golf attire with a cute golf skirt and polo. Although denim for men is not recommended, white denim pants or a denim jacket are acceptable for women.
Shoes and Bags
If you are a first-time Masters patron, you will be surprised by the many elevation changes across the course. The images on television do not accurately depict the hills and valleys. It is also common to log 5+ miles each day on your fitness tracker. Because of these reasons, we highly recommend comfortable athletic shoes for taking on those hills. Keep in mind the infamous hills can become slippery (especially under the pine trees) after a rain shower making golf shoes an excellent choice. Make sure they do not have metal spikes, as they are prohibited. Ladies, do yourselves a favor and leave the high heels at home. We know they look fabulous on you, but these are some seriously steep hills. You will thank us later!
When planning what purse or bag to take, opt for one on the smaller side. In fact, the Augusta National requires all bags to be no larger than 10″ x10″ x12″ (in its natural state). We highly recommend a cross-body bag to free up your hands for shopping bags and, of course, eating pimento cheese and egg salad sandwiches.
If you’re planning to meet up with a friend later, don’t forget cell phones are prohibited on the course. Therefore, you will need to wear a watch and keep track of time the old-fashioned way. If you need to make a call, the Augusta National offers phone banks with free local calls throughout the course.
Augusta’s weather in April can be a bit unpredictable, with occasional cold fronts or popup thunderstorms. So make sure you are checking the weather ahead of your arrival. Nevertheless, it’s not a bad idea to pack a pair of pants in the event of an unseasonably cold day. Other things you may want to throw into your suitcase include a rain jacket or poncho, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect you from the warm Georgia sun.
It is not uncommon for the tournament to be a family affair, and you will see many kids on the course. Older kids can follow the same recommendations as adults. Most younger children will be seen in traditional southern-smocked outfits. Our local children’s boutique, Posh Tots, has adorable golf-themed outfits to ensure your little cutie is dressed their best.
Now that you are ready to hit the course like a pro make sure you dine like a local while you’re here. Most importantly, hotels near the Masters Tournament sell out quickly. Make sure to plan your stay by clicking here!
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