The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Near Augusta Offers the Best Way to Experience the Masters
The 2016 Masters Tournament will tee off in Augusta, Ga., this April, and the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee (located an hour outside Augusta on the shores of Lake Oconee) is giving golf lovers the ultimate chance to experience the action up close and personal with its five-night Masters package for two. From Atlanta, guests will fly by private aircraft to the resort, where they will spend their stay in an executive suite with access to the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge. On the first and last days of the tournament, with two Masters badges in hand, the couple will be driven to the Augusta National Golf Club, where they will watch the world’s finest golfers duke it out to win the coveted green jacket. During their downtime, guests will be treated to rounds of golf on three of the resorts best courses and be fitted for a set of custom TaylorMade golf clubs.
A full range of culinary experiences is also on the docket, including daily lunch picnic baskets, a welcome dinner at Gaby’s by the Lake restaurant, and a lakeside, private five-course dinner at Georgia’s Bistro. However, the highlight is sure to be an intimate dinner on the putting green, complete with a private server, a selection of wine hand picked by the resort’s sommelier, a cigar-rolling station, and even a glow-in-the-dark putting tournament to finish off the evening. After the tournament reaches its thrilling conclusion on Sunday, guests can decompress the following day at the spa, where they will be treated to an 80-minute, deep-tissue golfers massage. The package—priced at $160,000—must be booked by January 31, 2016. (ritzcarlton.com)