Thursday, April 7, 2016

Go To the Masters: The Ultimate Spectator Experience


I don't care if you can't break 120. If you're passionate about golf on any level, you absolutely must go to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

Amazingly, in more than two decades of writing about golf travel, I had never been to the Masters. Suffice it to say, it was a glaring void in my resume.

Oh, I've had several opportunities through the years, but I was always coaching my kids' soccer games or caddying for them in junior golf tournaments in April. Believe me, I have no regrets at choosing family time over everything else.

I finally made it to the Masters this year, though, thanks to Jim Robustelli, president of  Georgia Sports & Event Marketing Corporation , Inc., who graciously set up my visit to Tuesday's practice round.

The experience amid the magnolias, azaleas, dogwoods and carpet-like fairways far exceeded my expectations. While I could pile on the hyperbole for several sentences, I really don't need to because almost everybody knows (either by watching on television or talking with friends who've attended) about the magical charms of the Masters.

If you want to go, Georgia Sports & Event Marketing can take you there with a variety of Masters packages. Jim and his travel experts have deep ties to the tournament and the city of Augusta with more than 30 years experience and, most importantly, they provide a 100% guarantee of your Masters tickets and badges.

Whether you want a package to attend tournament rounds, a practice round package or a combination of both, Georgia Sports' packages are loaded with great amenities like valet parking across the street form Augusta National, full day hospitality at the Magnolia Manor, shuttle to and from the tournament (from hotels and Magnolia Manor), and on-site program coordination by Georgia Sports Masters Golf Travel experts.
Magnolia Manor
Through the years I've seen lots of travel packages and I think Georgia Sports' are very reasonably priced and value-oriented with lots of extras. Best of all, Jim and his staff take great care of you in all phases of your visit.

Some of the featured hotels in their packages include Comfort Suites Augusta, Jameson Suites Augusta and Home2 Suites by Hilton in Augusta. Georgia Sports also has exclusive rental rights to many homes in the Augusta area. The beautiful, amenity-loaded homes range in size from 3 to 6 bedroom and are located a 5 to 15 minute ride from Augusta National.

The private home packages are a great value if you've got a group of four. Prices are per person based on four guests. For example, at this year's Masters (2016), the 2 Night Early Round Package (which included Masters Tournament Badges on Thursday and Friday and lots of amenities) was priced at $3,382 per person (based on 4 guests). 

Georgia Sports offers a variety of multi-night Masters packages. They also have watch & play and extension packages. 

In addition, Georgia Sports has packages to the U.S. Open, Open Championship, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Players Championship, Memorial Tournament, Tour Championship and Walker Cup as well as a host of other big time sports events.

For more information, click to Georgia Sports & Event Marketing Corporation or call 770-518-5558 or 888-704-3140.

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