One of two things happens when you visit Augusta National for the Masters: You get discouraged when you realize how good the world's best are or you get so inspired that you want to play an emergency 18 right away.
If you find yourself in the latter category, then you can head over to Champions Retreat in nearby Evans, Ga. The facility is typically private during the year, but it is open to the visiting public during Masters Week.
The big draw to the property is that it offers 27 holes of golf, with three nine-hole courses, including designs from Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Caddies enhance the experience, and replay rates invite more rounds on the property.
Throughout Masters Week, the club will host various culinary events, including oyster and pig roasts, as well host live concerts, and invite under-the-lights play on the driving range and putting greens.
For future years, Champions Retreat also offers private homes for rental during the Masters. They're luxurious properties, ranging from 3-6 bedrooms with all kinds of amenities, including heated pools, theater rooms and golf simulators. They also offer patron transportation to and from Augusta National Golf Club.
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