The Augusta National Par 3 Course was designed by George Cobb with assistance from Clifford Roberts and built in 1958. The Masters Par 3 Contest was first played on the course two years later in 1960.
The Augusta National Par 3 golf course is a 1,070 yard, 9 hole course with a par of 27. The addition of Ike's Pond dates back to 1949 and was created on the advice of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The golf course features quick bentgrass greens as featured on the tournament course.
The course is used to host the annual Masters Par 3 Contest which is a semi-social event played the day before the 1st round with the family of players past and present in attendance.
The course was originally designed by George Cobb, with help from Clifford Roberts, in 1986, golf course architect Tom Fazio added two new holes.