Augusta is a strange old place. For 51 weeks of the year it is an ordinary American City which doesn’t really warrant any kind of visit, apart from perhaps to stop by and to take a picture of the entrance […]
Augusta is a strange old place. For 51 weeks of the year it is an ordinary American City which doesn’t really warrant any kind of visit, apart from perhaps to stop by and to take a picture of the entrance of the Augusta National… however, during Masters week, Augusta comes alive!
There are two distinctive areas of Augusta, Downtown and the Washington Road area. The Downtown area is split into two sections, half of downtown offers a wide range of shops and restaurants including Frog Hollow – probably the best restaurant in town, and the other half is more run down and has more of an ‘edgy’ feel to it. The Augusta National is located on Washington Road, and this is the other focal point. Lined with a range of chain restaurants, Washington road is the busiest area of the City during Masters week. John Daley can be found selling his merchandise outside of Hooters all week and a range of other bars and restaurants host live music to entertain the ‘Masters Patrons’.
Over the years, more and more hotels have popped up in and around Augusta with the newest properties being built alongside the I20 – the main Highway which links Augusta with Atlanta and Columbia. The hotels which are located in the heart of Downtown tend to be at the ‘wrong’ end of town and although the hotels located off the I20 offer a good standard of accommodation, guests who do not want to drive in the evenings can feel stranded in these properties as it is impossible to walk to any bars or restaurants.
The hotels that we use at Tailormade Luxury Golf Holidays are located just off Washington Road and are just half a mile from the Augusta National. Although, there are more modern hotels in the City, we have chosen these hotels because of their proximity to the Augusta National and because it is easy to walk to a wide range of bars and restaurants making the overall Masters Experience vastly enhanced.
For those that don’t want to watch or play golf, Augusta offers few other attractions. There is a very nice park and a museum in downtown Augusta but in reality Augusta during Masters Week really is focused around golf fans.