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In 1934 Alister Mackenzie and Bobby Jones completed this work, which had been in discussion since Jones saw Cypress Point and Pasatiempo on an earlier visit to California. Mackenzie had several unique ideas, not the least of which was to make a course that would accommodate members who couldn't break 90, as well as touring professionals who could break 70.
 
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What the two eventually came up with is a course that has become the most famous in the world. It is fairly short by modern standards, stretching less than 7,000 yards, but its greens are terribly difficult with an extreme amount of pitch and roll. Though it wasn't designed for same, they are also lightening quick.

The main visual characteristic, in addition to the pure lushness of the place, is the extremities in elevation. Chief among the holes is the 10th, which falls some 90 feet between the tee box and the green.
 
Thousands of books have been written about the course and its intriguing 'Amen Corner' - holes 11, 12, and 13. This is the most famous stretch of golfing holes anywhere. The 13th is one of the great par-5s, a true risk-reward hole that is only 465 yards long. Hole 15 is also a short par-5, 500 yards long, but it is the site of Gene Sarazen's 'Shot Heard `Round the World,' a 4-wood second shot that found the cup for double eagle in the 1935 tournament.
 
Number 18 is one of the world's most famous finishing holes, a 405-yard jaunt uphill. It is the only time on the course that the golfer is required to hit a fade. At the fairway's elbow sits a double bunker for those who can't fade it fast enough. However, Masters have been won from the bunker - witness Sandy Lyle's dramatic 7-iron to 10 feet in the 1988 tournament.
 
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