Food and beer at the Masters is the biggest bargain in sports

  • The Masters is an expensive ticket to get, but once fans are at Augusta National, prices are relatively reasonable, especially for those looking to eat.
  • At Augusta National, fan favorites like pimento cheese and egg salad sandwiches go for just $1.50 each, and fans can get a beer for only $4.
  • That said, three items had their prices raised this year, with chips, peanuts, and blueberry muffins all now costing patrons $1.50 each.


The Masters is one of the most expensive tickets in sport, with golf fans currently paying upwards of $6,000 for the pleasure of taking in all four days of action at Augusta National.

But while the cost of getting through the gate is exorbitant due to demand on the secondary market, once inside the event, prices become unbelievably cheap, especially for those looking to grab lunch.

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Azalea flowers in bloom during practice for the 2018 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Flowers bloom during practice for the 2018 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: Flowers in the shape of the Masters logo are in bloom in front of the clubhouse during the first day of practice for the 2017 Masters Tournament on April 3, 2017, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA. (Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 06: Flowers bloom on the tenth hole during a practice round prior to the start of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Flowers in bloom on the second hole during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images for Golfweek)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 02: Flowers line a patron walkway during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 2, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: Phil Mickelson of the United States walks onto the 13th green during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: Patrons enjoy concessions during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: A detail of concessions during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: A detail of concessions during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: Phil Mickelson of the United StatePhil Mickelson of the United States Thomas Pieters of BelgiuThomas Pieters of Belgium and Tiger Woods of the United States walk to the 12th green during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: A general view on the 11th hole during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: Phil Mickelson of the United StatePhil Mickelson of the United States Thomas Pieters of BelgiuThomas Pieters of Belgium and Tiger Woods of the United States walk over the Nelson Bridge during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 02: An information sign are pictured during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 2, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 02: building off the first hole is pictured during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 2, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 02: Way finding signs are pictured during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 2, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 02: A general view on the second hole during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 2, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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At a baseball or football game, you might expect to pay upwards of $20 for a hot dog and a beer, possibly more if you're looking to get a more extravagant meal. But at Augusta National, you can buy any item on the menu as long as you have five dollars in your pocket.

It's a unique menu in the world of sports not only for its prices but for the food itself. Rather than staples like hot dogs, chicken fingers, and cheese fries, guests at Augusta National can enjoy egg salad and pimento sandwiches, on $1.50 each, and wash it down with some fresh brewed Georgia iced tea. For dessert, treat yourself to a Georgia peach ice cream sandwich.

The low menu prices give fans taking in a full day of golf a chance to feast in the afternoon, assuring no one goes hungry.

While prices still seem ridiculously cheap to your average sports fan, golf purists might note that a few prices were raised this year, with the cost of the blueberry muffin, chips, and peanuts all rising 50 cents since 2017.

That said, if you had the cash necessary to get in the door at Augusta National, chances are paying $1.50 for a bag of chips isn't going to break the bank.

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