April 25, 2023
By: Grace Moery
Sports & Entertainment Travel (SET) hosted alumni from 12 different universities and corporate partners at one of golf’s most revered tournaments, The Masters. Guests enjoyed accommodations in the beautiful and historic Savannah, GA, and ventured to Augusta to watch tournament play on Thursday or Friday at Augusta National.
Since 1934, the Masters Tournament has been home to some of golf’s greatest moments. Amidst blooming azaleas, towering pines and flowering dogwoods, the first full week of April ushers in a stage unique to golf and to sport. Over four days and 72 holes, the smallest field in major championship golf competes for a chance to capture a place in Masters history. “Patrons”, as they call those in attendance of The Masters, can take a journey down Magnolia Lane or stroll through Amen Corner, and explore the iconic traditions, moments and history of Masters Tournament like never before—past and present.
SET guests also had access to The 1018 Club in Augusta, where they had a Masters experience like no other. The food, the drinks, the service and all the little extras represent the style, sophistication and southern charm for which the tournament is famous. An award-winning celebrity chef is the culinary mastermind behind The 1018 Club’s gourmet menu. From a relaxing massage and a cold towel to a fine cigar, it’s the little things that separate the service from other clubs. They enjoyed the Masters tournament in the heart of the action or back at the Club with their feet up.
Savannah, Georgia is a charming Southern escape where art, period architecture, trendy boutiques and haunted stories are all set under a veil of Spanish moss. Savannah is a place where cuisine comes straight from the coast and cocktails are served at every meal. Consistently named one of the “world’s friendliest cities” by Condé Nast Traveler readers, this coastal town has a world-class reputation for hospitality and grace.
Guests were able to the free Savannah Belles Ferry to explore all the city had to offer on both sides of the Savannah river. On tournament days, a deluxe motorcoach was the mode of transportation for the 2.5/3 hour journey to Augusta. A shuttle service from The 1018 Club to Augusta National’s entrance was also provided
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is a four-diamond resort hotel on the iconic Savannah River in GA. Guests had the opportunity to take advantage of resort amenities like the outdoor pool area. With 403 sophisticated hotel rooms and suites featuring views of the lush golf course or the harbor, this Savannah hotel offers Southern coastal cuisine at three on-site restaurants. They also enjoyed exclusive access to the 18-hole PGA Championship golf course. This hotel offered indoor and outdoor spaces with stunning views of the harbor and downtown Savannah.
Tour events were held at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa as well as Top Deck, a rooftop bar located in Savannah’s Historic District serving incredible views, drinks, and bites while overlooking the Savannah River. Top Deck is also located atop the Cotton Sail Hotel.
Savannah has a variety of incredible cuisine. For upscale Southern and soul food, head to Alligator Soul or The Olde Pink House, both recognized as Savanah’s top restaurants. Just know that reservations are a must!
Sorry Charlie’s serves up some of Savannah’s best oysters while Coco & Moss is a top-notch spot for fresh sushi.