Five Ways to Enjoy the 2020 Masters

The Masters Tournament at Augusta National will look a bit different this year in more ways than one - except for the classic yellow flag-stick. Here are a few ways to enjoy the Masters, 2020-style!
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Photo Credit: Augusta Aviation Inc.


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n just a few short days, the golf world will once again have its sights set on Augusta National as the 2020 Masters Tournament tees off for an unprecedented, spectator-free championship.

Starting on November 12, one of the world’s biggest golf tournaments will see the trees of Augusta, Georgia speckled with fall foliage instead of the traditional blooming azaleas. While the course may not have its usual crowd of onlookers, there are still plenty of ways to recreate the spirit of the Masters and celebrate this iconic tournament.

1.     Drink in the history of the tournament with Fruitland Vodka  

One of the “spirits” at the heart of the Masters is Fruitland Augusta vodka. The company’s original peach grove is now the very land where the famous golf championship tees off every year. Fruitland Nurseries called the plot of land that lies three miles from downtown Augusta home until it was purchased and transformed into the Augusta National, we know today. Sip on a delicious cocktail made with Fruitland’s signature peach vodka and drink in the history of this great tournament and the city it calls home.

Photo Credit: Fruitland Augusta

2.     Aerial Tour of Augusta National Golf Course
Augusta Aviation based at Daniel Field Airport offers you the best view of that certain golf course in a sleek Cessna 172 aircraft.  If you can’t get in it, then get over it! Aerial tours are available seven days a week during normal business hours.  The purchase allows guests a 30-minute aerial tour along with a unique look at both the course and Augusta, Ga. from above – there’s nothing like it. All tours are based on schedule availability.  Prepaid reservations for aerial tours are $125.  Gift certificates are available through Augusta Aviation at Daniel Field and make for the perfect gift for avid golfers. Ask us about our romantic sunset tours for $179 to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the lake, along with complimentary wine, cheese, and souvenir wine glasses. For additional details please call 706-733-8970 or visit http://www.augustaaviation.com/

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3.     Make your own pimento cheese with this delicious recipe from The Partridge Inn 

Nothing quite says Masters like a pimento cheese sandwich. The Partridge Inn, the grand dame of Augusta and as synonymous with the tournament as the famous cheese and Amen Corner, has a delicious recipe created by Executive Chef Thomas Jacobs. Make your own at home and enjoy this traditional tournament treat.

    • Combine the following to make enough pimento cheese to serve 16:
    • 1 pound of cream cheese, softened
    • 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    • 8 ounces of pimentos, well-drained
    • 6 green onions, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons of. finely chopped, seeded jalapeño peppers
    • Add salt and pepper to taste

4.     Journey to Augusta, stay at The Partridge Inn and play at Champions Retreat 

One of the best ways to feel the spirit of the Masters is by planning a trip to its home, Augusta, Georgia, for a stay at The Partridge Inn and, of course, a round of golf. The historic hotel also has a unique package available with Champions Retreat Golf Club, a private 27-hole golf facility near Augusta National. Guests of the hotel can play like a champion and book an exclusive tee time that includes breakfast and lunch at the clubhouse restaurant, along with a $50 credit to the Champions Retreat pro shop.

The Partridge Inn, prominent among golf legends, a fixture of Augusta and the Masters, and known for bringing a seamless blend of Southern charm, hospitality, and grace to the tournament week, is the place for the after-party with a fantastic lineup of après-tournament events Thursday, November 12 through Saturday, November 14. Sample a hand-rolled cigar in the hotel’s luxurious Cigar Bar. Soothe your soul and fill your stomach with delectable four-course dinners prepared by Executive Chef Thomas Jacobs. Sip cocktails and enjoy live entertainment under the Augusta stars on the hotel’s rooftop at the nightly soirees. There’s so much to do to enjoy during Masters Week at The Partridge Inn, even without stepping on the course.

Photo Credit: The Partridge Inn

Contact sales manager Madalyn Neal via email at mneal@northph.com, or by phone at 762-994-0318, to reserve your stay and tee time. Follow the Partridge Inn on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThePartridgeInn, and on Instagram at @ThePartridgeInn.

5.     See the famous Green Jacket in person 

Closeout your pilgrimage to Augusta by paying a visit to the Augusta Museum of History. This impressive museum, located along the Savannah River, has a fantastic exhibit open to the public on the history of golf. Make sure to get a peek at the famous Green Jacket, proudly on display at the heart of the exhibit.

Photo Credit: Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau

No matter how you choose to celebrate, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this spectator-free tournament and plenty of ways to bring the spirit of the tournament into your own home. Once you’re ready to travel, Augusta, The Partridge Inn and all of its golf history and charm will be waiting.


For more on the 2020 Masters Tournament, visit masters.com.

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