One of the most anticipated weeks in the golfing calendar is almost upon us and it takes place in a town that explodes with excitement in the first full week of April every year … Augusta, Georgia.
Attending the US Masters is a pilgrimage that most avid golfers want to make at some point in their life and so the question for them is, what is the best way to experience one of the world’s greatest sporting events?
For a city that welcomes almost as many visitors as regular inhabitants one week per year, hotel accommodation can be tough to procure and for that reason, many people choose to stay in surrounding towns. There certainly are some beautiful towns not far from Augusta, including over the state border in South Carolina, however during Masters Week the concept of ‘not far’ takes on a different spin when you consider the significant increase in traffic in and around Augusta. For what is a once in a lifetime experience for many, spending hours and hours in traffic just means less time spent soaking up the experience – not just of Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters Tournament, but of the city of Augusta itself – a city which is overwhelmed with Masters fever during that very special week in April.
One option unknown to many, but one that is becoming increasingly popular is the option of renting private residences, many of which are literally within a short walking distance of Augusta National. If you have a group of 3 or 4 or more, choosing a private residence not only provides large bedrooms, most with their own bathroom and TVs, but also great shared spaces for your group to socialize in, from large living rooms, to great BBQ areas, Jacuzzis and swimming pools. The Masters experience is often also very much about who you experience it with, and there is no better way to share the experience than in a large house with your friends and family a matter of a few hundred metres from the gates of the most beautiful golf course in the world!
If the idea of staying in a house in Augusta interests you, or whether you still prefer to stay in a hotel, our team can help you plan your Masters trip. Our packages are flexible so you can choose exactly how long you stay, which days you want to attend The Masters and which days you would like to play some games of golf yourself on some of the best private courses in Augusta and surrounding areas.