When you have the opportunity to attend The Masters, it’s naturally a special and memorable experience, since for most of us the invitations are rare. Combining a round of golf for your Masters Golf Trip is a prerequisite to insuring completeness to this special memory you’re planning.
There are many options obviously, from the high end of staying at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation just east of Atlanta, or Champions Retreat right in Augusta, stopping off at Pinehurst, of Hilton Head, or Sea Island along the way.
Our directory of the best public golf courses is comprised of the top rated and most recommended golf courses by the national golf publications with a few hidden gems by our members. Use our Google Maps feature to narrow in on the area you’ll be basing on your trip to Augusta, assuming you’re not staying in town.
Using our Georgia directory, the Greensboro area offers the Harbor Club and Long Shadow, as less expensive alternatives to Reynolds Plantation, to the south in Eatonton is Cuscowilla, a Coore/Crenshaw design.
To the south, Savannah offers a convenient two hour drive without the elevated hotel rates, and a great selection of golf courses from all price points. From Savannah Harbor right on the river and near downtown, to Crosswinds at I-95 and the Savannah Airport, to Hunter Golf Club on the Hunter AFB, a very affordable course where you have the privilege of passing through drill lines of the the men and women serving our country.
To the immediate east, the golf courses in Aiken will be sky-high greens fees during Masters week, a one hour drive though to the east finds plenty of options in Columbia, from the Golf Club of South Carolina, to Cobblestone Park and Rawls Creek to mention a few.
In the hidden gem category, and relatively close to Augusta, but away from any major metro markets, the Sweetwater CC in Barnwell is worth considering, as well as Penny Branch in Furman, two hours south of Augusta, just off I-95.
Hopefully, we’ve provided you with some good options for golf on all sides of Augusta. As for lodging, well you’re on your own, but it’s a good bet you’ll experience double the normal rack rate anywhere near Augusta. What does it really matter though, it’s truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Oh, and be sure to try the Pimento Cheese sandwich!