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Everything you need to know about The Masters

Where's the best place to stay? How much will it cost? Are you able to book my flights? All your burning Master's questions are answered here.

Dolores Brown
Dolores Brown 6 mins read

"A tradition unlike any other", The Masters is the most coveted tournament in golf, with around 40,000 patrons going through the Augusta National gates each day.

Here's everything you need to know before you head off to Augusta National from what to buy at the concession stand, to where to put your seats on the course.

How much does it cost to go to The Masters?

The price of your trip depends on several different factors. Our packages are completely customised, with the addition of flights, car rental and rounds of golf locally. The price can also depend on how many days you'd like to attend the tournament. We offer a wide range of options, from practice days through to the full tournament experience.

Does my Masters package include flights?

Yes, we can absolutely book your flights as part of your Masters experience, simply ask your Sales Agent to include this cost in your quote. Additionally, we can even help you upgrade your flights to make your Masters experience that much more special. Additional elements such as car hire and airport transfers can also be included.

Can I play golf during the week?

Of course! There are plenty of local golf courses to choose from, including the likes of Cobblestone, Columbia CC, The Reserve Club & Mount Vintage.

If you're after something truly special, why not head over to South Carolina just a short drive away? There you can stay at world-famous destinations such as Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head. You could even recreate your own 'War on The Shore' at Kiawah Island – home of the 1991 Ryder Cup and host of the 2021 PGA Championship.

The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Where would you suggest I stay?

For your stay during Masters week, we'd suggest that you stay in downtown Columbia. the State Capital of South Carolina. With all the entertainment you’d expect of a major city, Columbia is the ideal location for those looking to make the most of their evenings at The Masters. Golfbreaks run a transfer service throughout the week, allowing our customers to fully enjoy the huge offerings of restaurants and bars in Columbia, safe in the knowledge that the morning’s transport is sorted.

If you'd prefer to stay in Augusta, we also can source hotels within Augusta as well as private houses, allowing us to cater for groups of all sizes, and for all durations of stay.

What should I do in the evening?

Whether you're based in Columbia or Augusta itself, there will be an electric buzz throughout Masters week.

Right outside the gates of Augusta National. you'll find Washington Road, which boasts a large selection of bars and restaurants full of golfing fanatics with a lively atmosphere. Head over to Hooters, where you'll find John Daly's merchandise RV where the major champion himself is based all week selling signed memorabilia. Golfbreaks favourites on Washington Road include World of Beer and Tbonz Steakhouse.

In downtown Columbia, bars and restaurants within walking distance are in abundance, with the large majority of bars having TVs so you're able to catch up on the golfing highlights.

If you're looking for an authentic Southern experience, head to Southern Belly BBQ, which offers a variety of reimagined pork sandwiches with creative toppings & sauces. The Golfbreaks Team favourites include the Blue Marlin for locally sourced seafood and Di Vino Rosso for traditional Italian, both within the heart of downtown.

Where are the best viewing spots on the course?

Heading to the back of the 12th tee will provide you with the perfect vantage point to soak in the drama of golf’s most notorious Par 3. This spot also allows a view down to the 11th green as players navigate the treacherous right-to-left slope around the water. With attendees not able to run on the grounds of Augusta National, the annual ‘speed-walk’ out to the 12th tee box is a sight to behold, as patrons rush to place their chairs in prime position for the day.

No. 12 - Golden Bell, Augusta National Golf Club

Our other top tip is to head to the 11th tee. Usually one of the quieter spots on the course, this elevated tee shot is one of the more daunting the players will face during the week as they look to set themselves up for the challenging approach. Away from some of the larger crowds on the 12th tee box, the 11th tee provides some serenity during this incredible week.

What else should I look out for on-site?

Getting a hold of your own Masters chair is an absolute must! Not only will this be a memorable keepsake from the tournament, but it will also act as your placeholder on the course for the week. Patrons are not allowed to move the chairs of other attendees, so once you’ve placed your chair for the day – the spot is yours.

The concession stands at Augusta National are world-renowned for their affordability. Unlike the markup experienced at most sporting events, prices for Augusta’s trademark sandwiches start at just $1.50, with their famous ‘Pimento Cheese’ sandwich a must-try.

You’ll also want to head to one of the biggest merchandise shops in all of sport. From the traditional items, such as caps and polo shirts, through to pet collars and fine crystal, there really is a memento for everybody within the merchandise shop. Our advice would be to head there early to avoid disappointment as the store can get extremely busy with stocks liable to run low later in the day. Until midday, you are able to check your shopping for free, simply pick it up on your way out of the event later in the day.

Thinking about attending The Masters?
Make sure you don't miss out on a trip of a lifetime at one of the world's most iconic sporting events. The Masters is "a tradition unlike any other" and is one to add to your golfing bucket list!

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