Augusta National to add female locker room
By mustang6560 on 10/29/12
Since Augusta National is now a co-ed golf club, it needs co-ed facilities. And according to Steve Crawford of The Augusta Chronicle, the green jackets are busy planning a substantial renovation to its famous clubhouse.
A site plan filed by Cran­ston Engineering Group indicates the club, which plays host to the Masters Tour­nament, intends to demolish a portion of the existing building, including the kitchen area, and an adjacent building on the northeast side of the clubhouse to make way for the new structure. Bob Austin, of Augusta Planning and Development, said the plan shows a large, two-level structure will be built, with the lower level sitting below grade.

"Looks like they are doing some major renovations to the existing clubhouse," Austin said after reviewing the plans, which were filed in May.
Of course Augusta National wouldn't comment on the rumored renovations (it's a private issue and the green jackets don't comment on private issues). But it makes sense to update the clubhouse to accommodate its new female members — Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore.

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[ comments ]
bkuehn1952 says:
So now we know the real reason Augusta National kept women out. They were too cheap to add a women's locker room! ;)
C-4 says:
Co-ed locker rooms...why not??
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