‘The Masters’ Review: What Makes a Great Course Great

By Anonymous

The Masters, which started Thursday, is almost everybody’s favorite golf tournament. Timing is part of it. It’s the first of the four men’s majors to be played each year, and by April even non-golfers are ready to embrace the visual splendor of the Augusta National Golf Club course in Georgia, azaleas and dogwoods in full bloom. The Masters is also the only major played on the same course each year. Over decades of watching the Masters, fans get to know each splendid hole of the course as well as they know the swales and bowers of their local park or, indeed, their own backyard.

Augusta’s...