Those who play are selected via a lottery, with winners getting to play the course the Monday after the tournament ends.Arrive any earlier and you'll be politely, but very firmly, told that you'll have to wait to be admitted.On a golf.com podcast, journalist Ryan Asselta said that the year he was selected in the lottery he arrived and hour and three minutes before his tee time. Rather than being admitted to the club, he was asked to wait for three minutes. He was then admitted at 10.40 on the dot for his 11.40 tee.Imprecision is roundly punished, but precision is rewarded big time, said Dethier in a golf.com article. It's a genuinely fun golf course, and it's playable, and it was a serious thrill.The birdsong seems real but those flowers? They change 'em out at least once a day. Every day, he said.There's a whole lot of Disneyland at Augusta — perfection's a pretty high standard.In many ways it is the pinnacle of golf in that it has everything – beauty, variety, tranquility, risk-reward, towering pines, elevated open vistas and just the right amount of water, he said.Arguably, its greatest attribute is its ability to present the right type of challenge to each type of golfer. And that's where its design genius truly lies. My perspective is that it is relatively straightforward for mid-handicappers who have a few shots to play with but a very stern test for scratch players, said Wright.But the traps are deep and, very often, you're struggling to see over the top of a lip. Not only that, you're either playing into either a sharp upslope or you have to be wary of a steep runoff the other side of the hole.It's often best to play sideways!This is where I gained a deeper appreciation of the PGA pros. I couldn't begin to read the greens, he said of his experience in 2018.Figuring out the speed was next to impossible.Even the best player in our foursome, a Seton Hall grad named Bryan Georgiana with a 7 handicap, struggled with that.The sweetest place on the entire course is on the No. 13 tee box, he wrote. You can look back down No. 11 and watch shots into No. 12. Then you can look up No. 13, which looks totally different than you have ever seen it before. I wanted to stay back there for an hour and just tee balls up for folks who came through.