11th Hole at Augusta National: White Dogwood

11th hole on Augusta National Golf Club

  • Par: Par 4
  • Length: 520 yards
  • Name: White Dogwood
The 11th hole at Augusta National Golf Club has the distinction of being the hole that starts "Amen Corner." That stretch of Augusta National, down in one corner of the course property, includes the 11th, 12th and 13th holes.

No. 11 is a long par-4; the tee shot is downhill and left to right. The approach to a slender green with water hard on its left is what makes the hole so dangerous.

Historical footnote: Rae's Creek used to cut in front of the green. But in 1950, the club re-routed that creek and added the pond by the 11th green instead.

The hole's namesake, white dogwood (scientific name cornus florida) is a flowering tree native to the eastern United States.

This is an animated flyover of No. 11 produced for Golfweek:

Scoring Stats on Augusta National Hole 11

The 11th hole has a scoring average of 4.30 strokes over the history of The Masters Tournament. That makes No. 11 the second-toughest hole at Augusta National during The Masters.

"White Dogwood" has never played under par during any Masters Tournament. The lowest tournament stroke average on the hole was 4.06, in the 1995 Masters. The highest hole average for No. 11 was 4.64 in the 1956 Masters.

All-Time Best and Worst Scores on Augusta's 11th Hole

Highest score ever on No. 11: A score of 9 — a quintuple bogey on the par-4 — is the worst score ever on No. 11 during The Masters. Five golfers share that record: Lowest scores ever on No. 11: The best score ever made on No. 11 is an eagle 2. In Masters history, six golfers have holed out for a 2:
  • Jerry Barber, 1962
  • Brad Faxon, 2002
  • K.J. Choi, 2004
  • Rory Sabbatini, 2006
  • Stephen Ames, 2008
  • Drew Kittleson, 2009
Best tournament score ever on No. 11: What about cumulative score on No. 11 during a single Masters? No golfer has ever birdied the hole in all four rounds. The best four-round score on the hole is 3-under-par 13, recorded eight times:
  • Ben Hogan, 1939 (3,3,3,4)
  • Jim Ferrier, 1949 (4,3,3,3)
  • Horton Smith, 1951 (4,3,3,3)
  • Jerry Barber, 1962 (2,3,4,4)
  • Gardner Dickinson, 1969 (3,4,3,3)
  • Hubert Green, 1974 (3,3,4,3)
  • Curtis Strange, 1985 (3,3,3,4)
  • Stephen Ames, 2008 (4,3,4,2)
Worst tournament score on No. 11: And the highest score on "White Dogwood" during a Masters is 6-over-par 22, recorded 10 times:
  • Dow Finsterwald, 1952 (4,4,5,9)
  • Ed Oliver, 1955 (5,5,8,4)
  • William Hyndman, 1956 (6,7,4,5)
  • Paul Harney, 1966 (4,6,5,7)
  • Peter Oosterhuis, 1976 (5,6,5,6)
  • Gay Brewer, 1983 (4,5,7,6)
  • Jerry Kelly, 2003 (4,6,6,6)
  • Sergio Garcia, 2006 (5,6,7,4)
  • Fuzzy Zoeller, 2007 (5,5,5,7)
  • Brooks Koepka, 2015 (7,5,6,4)

See more: Augusta National scorecard and hole names

Photo credit: "Augusta National Golf Club" by Dan Perry is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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