The Proper Guide To Augusta

March 27, 2017

Welcome to Masters week in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters Tournament is the first of the four major golf championships. We figured we’d lighten the load by offering this guide to help you plan what to pack like a pro and give you the skinny on where to stay, eat, and drink.

What to Pack

Cameron Polo/Cruiser Short

Polos: Cameron Agave, Oracle Agave/Black, and Riviera White – These performance enriched polos are designed to keep you cool when following your favorite player around the course all day, and, they compliment beer very well.

Pants: Agave and Mojave Ford 5 Pocket Pant – Lightweight yet classic pant that is perfect for this prestigious tournament. The agave color is the perfect go-to for this particular event.

Shorts: Martin Shorts White and the Cruiser Shorts Steel – For a long day in the sun, the Cruiser’s lightweight and breathable fabric makes this the obvious short to pack.

Oracle Polo/White Martin Short

Pullover: Steel James Pullover – The perfect travel pullover that is lightweight and designed with spandex to retain its shape throughout the day.

Hat: Proper Dad Hat – always be proper!

Where to Eat

The Masters is known for the elegant tournament and southern hospitality. Golf aside, Augusta National has surprisingly good eats and they don’t cost an arm and a leg. Case in point, on course, they serve pimento cheese sandwiches that are just a $1.50, egg salad sandwich $1.50, cold beer $3-4, and Georgia peach ice cream sandwich $2. Hat tip to our friends over at Golf.com for the scoop on what to order from the concessions at the tourney.

Here’s the off course short list of some of the most famous and iconic places to grab a bite. Fair warning that most places will be slammed during the tournament, but you knew that already.

Breakfast: New Moon Cafe on Broad. We recommend the grits bowl with a fried egg on top and a pour over coffee or a Green Monster smoothie.

Lunch: French Market Grille, Tako Sushi, or Fifth and Finch (all in Surrey Center); Sunshine Bakery, Nacho Mamas, Farmhaus Burger, or Whiskey Bar Kitchen (all Downtown)

Dinner: Frog Hollow Tavern or Bee’s Knees (Downtown); Abel Brown (Surrey Center); Beck’s; Calvert’s; Tbonz Steakhouse (lots of golfers dine here that week)

Where to Stay

We’ve got to be honest, hotel options are pretty limited – especially if you’ve waited till now to book one! You could try The Partridge Inn, known as The P.I. to locals. Even if you don’t stay here make a plan to grab a drink, or two, here. Most visitors that come to the Masters end up renting houses via AirBnb or VRBO with friends because there are more options.

Where to Grab a Drink/Listen to Live Music

Southbound Smokehouse, Stillwater Taproom, Sky City, Riverwatch Brewery

There will be plenty of concerts and special events that week. The main one is the fourth annual Major Rager concert on Thursday at the Augusta Common with The Flaming Lips as the headliner.

Who is your favorite to win the Master’s?

Can Jordan Speith redeem his collapse last year that left so many of us heart broken? Is Dustin Johnson too much of a force to be reckoned with right now? Will Rory finally put on a show out there and give us what we have all been waiting for? Who will be this year’s Danny Willet? Last year’s Sunday was one of the best we’ve see in recent years at Augusta but we’re looking forward to the action we’ll witness this time around. In the comments, leave your pick for Master’s winner, plus his 72 hole score. Let’s see how close you get!