The Best Way to Get Masters® Tickets

    By Darragh Farrelly

    Historically one of the most difficult tickets in sports to gain access to, the phrases “next to impossible to get”, or “gotta know someone who knows someone” are some which usually come to the fore when trying to get your hands on tickets to The Masters®.

    Contrary to popular belief, there ARE ways to attend golf’s most prestigious event. Taking place from April 3rd- 9th at Augusta National®, the world’s best golfers will compete for the coveted Green Jacket in what is the year’s first Major.

    While some methods of acquiring tickets are safer and cheaper than others, below we have listed ways in which you can go about it.

    Your Best Options

    Before we evaluate all options, please note there is NO Official Ticket Provider to The Masters Tournament.

    Masters Ticket Lottery

    Masters Clubhouse-1.jpgBeginning in 2012, Augusta National announced it would begin to release a small amount of practice and tournament round tickets for public consumption selected through a random drawing after an online registration process (must apply by early June, results are usually released in July). Should you be lucky enough to be selected, practice round tickets are priced at face value. With huge numbers applying each year and the number available to the public unknown, this is definitely your cheapest option, but highly unlikely given the level of interest.

    *(Scale of 1 – 5: 1 = Low, 5 = High).

    Availability: 1/5               Price: 1/5                           Security: 5/5

     

    Ticketing Websites 

    The Masters.jpgWebsites such as StubHub and Vivid Seats are synonymous with event-goers, but be wary when purchasing tickets. It would be highly advisable to check each websites’ respective guarantee policy. Brokers will list their badges in the hope of making the largest profit they possibly can. Pricing on these sites fluctuate throughout the year, with prices gradually rising as the event edges closer. Badges for last year’s tournament rounds fetched close to $10,000, so if this is a route you are taking, you’ve been warned: it is going to cost you!

    eBay and Craigslist usually have the option to buy tickets sold directly by brokers. eBay is a much more reputable source, though they do have a limited number available. eBay carries a buyer guarantee, where you will get your money back should someone try to scam you. Craigslist is buyer beware. With tickets readily (or often not in hindsight) available, be cautious with who you are dealing with!

    *(Scale of 1 – 5: 1 = Low, 5 = High).

    Availability: 3/5               Price: 5/5                           Security: 3/5

     

    Scalping Tickets 

    Scalping Masters tickets.jpgLooking for a last-minute ticket and you fancy your chances with scalping the golden ticket? Better you than me! Scalping tickets is illegal in Georgia within 1,500 feet of an event, so be sure to keep your distance from Augusta National’s front gates.

    Scalping does work sometimes; if there’s a downpour of rain or if some of the big names have failed to light up the leaderboard. Factors like this drive down the market price, thus more affordable tickets becoming available. DO NOT buy tickets near or on-site, you will be arrested!

    *(Scale of 1 – 5: 1 = Low, 5 = High).

    Availability: 1/5               Price: 5/5                           Security: 1/5

                                                                                    

    Ticket Packages from QuintEvents 

    Masters crowd-7.jpgAs opposed to ticketing websites, QuintEvents guarantees each of our Masters Ticket Packages, thus reducing the risk on the customer’s end. Complete with hospitality access to The Tradition, which is located a stone’s throw away from Augusta National’s main gates, guests can enjoy premium open bars and gourmet food stations. You can also add accommodations or badge only. With pricing on par with off-site websites such as StubHub (that come without hospitality), we offer a secure product without the risk of market fluctuation.

    *(Scale of 1 – 5: 1 = Low, 5 = High).

    Availability: 4/5               Price: 2/5                           Security: 5/5

    Attend the Masters this April

    Looking to attend The Masters®? With this huge event less than seven weeks away, let QuintEvents manage this once in a lifetime experience for you by packaging together Masters ticket badges, accommodations, hospitality and transportation.

    For information on our Masters Ticket Packages, call (866) 834-8663 or visit our website today!

     

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    About the Bloggers

     Victoria Barnett

    QE-2016_Headshot-Victoria-Barnett.pngVictoria Barnett is originally from High Point, NC. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in Business and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys watching baseball, baking and hanging out with her golden retriever, Kaaya. She loves to travel to Florida and is a die-hard Miami Hurricanes fan. 

     

    Darragh Farrelly

    410-Blogger-Darragh-Farrelly-48eb94555a7e887e43b7859670f8fa79Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Darragh made the move to North Carolina a little over three years ago. An avid sports fan, he earned his BA in Journalism from Griffith College Dublin, which led him to various roles covering sports in Ireland. When he's not watching the New England Patriots win, Darragh enjoys going to concerts and following the English Premier League.

    Allie Shriver

    409-Blogger-Allie-Shriver-e536dee79691b3447e6d05ac1df44749Allie Shriver is a North Carolina native. A proud graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received a B.A. in Communication Studies. In her spare time, Allie enjoys hanging out at the beach, watching football, and exploring new cities. As a die-hard football fan, you can catch Allie at local sports bar cheering on the New York Giants and frantically checking her Fantasy Football scores.  

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    Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Adminstration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

    Jazzy Morgan

    Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011. She attended Winthrop University where she received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading Vogue & Cosmo, keeping up with fashion trends and watching her favorite soccer team, Manchester United.