The Cabins of Augusta National

The Eisenhower Cabin at Augusta National Golf Club.
The Eisenhower Cabin is one of 10 cabins at Augusta National.

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There are 10 cabins on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club that are used by club members and their families as well as guests of club members when visiting the course. Seven of these cabins form a semi-circle east of the 10th fairway and west of the Par 3 course, while The Eisenhower, Butler and Roberts Cabins stand alone.

The Butler Cabin is well-known to television viewers since it serves as the studio for the television broadcast team. CBS network, the tournament's television broadcast partner for decades, also interviews the winner of The Masters in the Butler Cabin soon after the tournament's conclusion.

The Roberts Cabin is named after co-founder and longtime club chairman Clifford Roberts while the Eisenhower Cabin is named after the United States President (and World War II hero) Dwight Eisenhower. (Eisenhower was a member at Augusta National and frequent player of the course.)

The Two Most-Famous Cabins

For reasons already alluded to, the most famous cabins on the Augusta National grounds are the Butler and Eisenhower cabins.

  • Butler Cabin: Butler Cabin was built in 1964 and named after Thomas Butler, an Augusta National member of the time. It is located between the clubhouse and the Par-3 Course. The cabin was first used by CBS in 1965.
  • Eisenhower Cabin: The Eisenhower Cabin was built in the early 1950s after Eisenhower's election as president. Because Ike was such a frequent visitor to Augusta National, he needed a secure place to stay. So this cabin — which, at the time, was sometimes called "the Little White House" — was built to specs provided by the Secret Service.

How Much Does It Cost to Stay in an Augusta National Cabin?

Not that much! First, note that the cost is incurred by the Augusta National member — whether the member is making use of one of the 10 cabins or not. If guests of a member are lodging in one of the cabins, the member, not the guests, incurs the lodging fee.

And the cost of staying in one of the cabins is reportedly little more than $100 per night. No charges are made at the time. The cost is added to the member's tab; at the end of the year, each member receives a bill that covers all club fees, including such lodging fees.

Additional Lodging at Augusta National

In addition to the 10 cabins located on the grounds for guest accommodations, competitors in the Masters Tournament can also stay in the Crow's Nest atop the Augusta National clubhouse, which provides living space for up to five people and features a cupola with windows offering a 360-view of the grounds. (It is traditional that amateurs competing in the The Masters are offered lodging in the Crow's Nest.)