What to Eat at the U.S. Masters
There’s no debating it: The Masters Tournament, held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., is as elite an event as any other held in America. It’s where the best of the best in the golf world come to compete during the first week of April each year and hopefully pick up $1.44 million in prize money (not to mention one of those iconic green jackets).[related]
But it’s also the site of well-publicized discrimination: The private club refused to admit black members until 1990 (previously, the only African Americans on the course served as caddies), and no women were allowed to join until August, 2012 when former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore were the first female members to be approved.
Perhaps fitting with the club’s antiquated admissions policy is the tournament’s mysterious menu, which seems suspended in a bygone era. Prices on the tournament’s menu max out at $4 — the average sandwich price is just $2 — and a veil of secrecy surrounds the concessions menu. For reasons unknown, representatives at the club refused to comment on the food and drink items offered to ticket holders, despite wide coverage of last year’s concessions on Twitter and other social media outlets.
So, what is there to consume at golf’s most prestigious competition? If you’ve brought $20, you can try just about everything on the menu in one day: Here are our picks for the top 10 things to eat and drink at the Masters Tournament.