Many golf clubs make people jump through hoops to even be considered for membership.
These places attract the 1% and have become popular among the rich and famous, like Warren Buffett and Justin Timberlake.
In conjunction with this year's Masters tournament, we decided to look at just how difficult it is to get into some of the most premier golf clubs in the US.
Augusta National Golf Club is home to the prestigious Masters tournament. Membership at the club is strictly invitation only, with initiation fees ranging from $250,000 to $500,000. Known for being an exclusively male club, Augusta recently opened its doors to three women: former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former banking magnate Darla Moore, and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are also among the Georgia golf club's 300 members.
Located in Pebble Beach, California, Cypress Point Club has about 250 members, including Clint Eastwood. Cypress Point splits its golf course operating costs evenly among all its members, regardless of whether they play or not.
Seminole Golf Club is so exclusive it turned down golf legend Jack Nicklaus for membership. Every year, members look forward to the Seminole Pro-Member, a tournament where Seminole members are paired with pro golfers to play the course. The Juno Beach, Florida, club was golf great Ben Hogan's favorite course to prepare for the Masters.
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