Oddly, not the toughest among the top-rated courses (broke 80 back-to-back) but unsurpassed ambiance and wonderful conditioning, even in January when I played it. Even at off-season speeds, greens are diabolical!
Augusta is obviously a very special place to every golfer as we all dream of winning the Masters. In my opinion you're either going to love the course or it's going to be very painful! This course is a 2nd shot golf course, meaning that if you don't get yourself in a good set up off the tee, it's going to be hard to reach the green properly with your 2nd shot.
My favorite shot to play on this course a nice draw, especially for Amen Corner where it can help you stay on the fairway! You also find yourself quite often below the green. This makes for tricky blind shot where you need to go high to pitch it on top.
The greens are slick and very good, but they have very subtle breaks which makes them hard to read.
Overall, you need to know the course very well and be able to adapt your game depending on the situation.