You can create a taste of the Masters at home with these Authentic Masters Recipes. The concession stands food at the Augusta National Golf Club during Masters week is almost as iconic as the golf being played! The food is not only popular with golf fans at the tournament; many professional golfers enjoy a few pimento cheese sandwiches.
Every year the town of Augusta comes alive the first full week of April as the city hosts the Masters Golf Tournament, one of the most popular PGA tour tournaments. When golf patrons walk onto the course for the first time, they are transported to an oasis of peaceful beauty that tournament TV coverage can not capture.
I can't get you tickets to the Masters, but I can help you make authentic concession stand copycat recipes to enjoy eating while having a Masters Watch Party.
Why These Recipes Are Authentic
Many copycat recipes on the internet add all kinds of ingredients that Augusta National Golf Club does not have in their recipes. The Masters pimento cheese does not have sour cream, nor does the egg salad have celery or chopped dill pickles in it. The concession stands, sandwiches, and snacks are all made with simple, high-quality ingredients.
How do I know? I live in Augusta, Georgia, and have attended the Masters since high school. I now have 15 grandkids, so that might give you a perspective on how long I have been going.
Each year I bring home a bag of concession stand items to give to family members that did not go and enjoy as a late-night snack watching the highlights on TV. I save the bags for reference, checking to see if they have changed their recipe. However, if Augusta National has something extraordinary, they leave it alone. It's all about tradition.
Augusta National focuses on perfection, not big and showy but simple perfection in every tiny detail, just like their concessions.
Taste Of The Masters
During the Covid social distancing, Augusta National offered ticket holders the opportunity to buy a boxed package of all their favorite Masters concession food. The only thing needed was a loaf of white bread and a comfy seat to watch the tournament on TV.
- 1 pound of pimento cheese and egg salad
- 1.5 pounds of bar-b-que
- 8 bags of potato chips
- 6 chocolate chip cookies
- 6 bags of pecan caramel popcorn
- 25 Masters cups with the tournament logo
- Serving paper with the tournament logo.
You get all this for a price tag of $150, with delivery by Friday of the Masters right to your door. This box was just a sampling of what a patron can eat at the Masters Tournament. However, when you are on the course, there are many other great choices for sandwiches, snacks, and desserts.
Masters Concession Stand History
As a kid going to the Masters, I remember the white portable tents that were put up periodically throughout the course for snacks. Patrons would file in a double line from one end, working their way through various sandwiches, snacks and drinks. When they got to the other end of the tent they would pay for all the times they had chosen.
The National has since up its game and now has permanent buildings for its concessions. They even have staff to help patrons with the condiments once they leave the building.
Augusta National explains on their site. "There are seven full-service, open-air concession stands strategically placed around the property, all stocked with the simple assortment of sandwiches, snacks, drinks, and sweets, while friendly concessions staffers ensure a quick pace and shelving that is never empty."
🍳One thing I must share, I wish the Mastes would bring back the fried egg sandwich! It might seem strange but the simple fried egg with mustard on white bread was one of my favorites!
Make Your Own Taste Of The Masters
If you can not make it to the tournament this year, why not host your own Masters Viewing Party for family and friends? I have gathered some of my favorite Masters food recipes and famous Augusta recipes for you to make and serve.
I have also made it easy for you to get all the recipes printed with extra tips and historical facts in my Famous Augusta Golf Copycat Recipes printable Ecookbook or Kindle.
There are a variety of sandwiches that patrons can enjoy. I am sharing with you the three most popular ones that you can make at home.
Masters Chicken Salad Sandwich on Brioche Bun
Masters Pimento Cheese Sandwich Recipe
Famous Masters Egg Salad Sandwiches Recipe
⭐ Hint: For the most authentic way to serve Masters sandwiches, be sure to put them in green eco-friendly sandwich bags just like they do at the Masters.
Peach Ice Cream Sandwich
Famous Augusta Recipes
I have a few recipes I want to be sure to share with you that are not served at the Masters. These recipes are Augusta, GA favorites. They are all influenced by our Augusta National Golf Club and the locals' love for golf.
Champion Dinner 2021
Another great food-focused tradition at the Masters Tournament is the Champions Dinner, which takes place on Tuesday during Masters week. The dinner is hosted by the current champion for all the past champion players. As the host, they also select the menu, which is often an opportunity to highlight their favorite foods or foods from their hometown.
Create Your own Masters Champion Dinner Party
Here are some recipes from the dinner hosted in 2021 Masters by Dustin Johnson. You can serve them up separately for parties or combine them, creating a delicious, fun, golf-themed dinner party.
Classic Caesar Salad
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Masters Golf Fun Food Facts
Why is the Masters menu so cheap?
The Masters food menu is inexpensive because Augusta National does not need to make a big profit from its food sales. They focus on making the experience for their patrons a high-class, fun event, and part of this includes delicious, inexpensive foods and drinks.
What is the most famous Masters Sandwich?
The most famous sandwich at the Masters is the classic pimento cheese. This icon sandwich has been served at the Masters for over 40+ consecutive years.
What food is served at the Mastesr?
The Masters serves simple, delicious sandwiches and snacks at a low price in their concession stands. Golf fans can start the day by choosing from the Masters breakfast menu. There is a Chicken Biscuit, Breakfast Sandwich, Blueberry Muffin, and Fresh Mixed Fruit until 10:00 a.m. When patrons get thirsty, there is bottled water with beautiful pictures of the golf course printed on them and iced tea in a souvenir cup. For only $5.00, patrons can get a domestic beer, imported beer, or my favorite, Crow's Nest beer.
|Chicken Salad On Brioche||$3.00|
|Classic Chicken Sandwich||$3.00|
|Ham & Cheese On Rye||$3.00|
|Mini Moon Pie||$1.00|
|GA Pecan Caramel Popcorn||$1.50|
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