Updated: May 14
Many of our clients are passionate golf enthusiasts who look forward to attending this year's major Golf Tournament — the Masters in Augusta, Georgia. The small but charming city of Augusta comes alive every April when the Masters Golf Tournament occurs. The Masters are one of the most prestigious and highly anticipated golf tournaments in the world, attracting spectators and golf enthusiasts from all over the globe. This year, the tournament takes place from the 6th – the 9th of April.
If you already have your tickets, or you are considering attending the Masters, we’ll be pleased to advise you on private flights to the Peach State and everything you need to know about travelling to the Masters.
Georgia — The Peach State
Known as the Peach State, Georgia has a rich history that includes Native American civilizations and the Civil War. The state played a crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement, with Atlanta being the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and the home of several historic landmarks, such as the King Centre and the National Centre for Civil and Human Rights. Georgia has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. Spending time in Georgia during the month of April is pure bliss.
Georgia has a diverse geography that ranges from mountains to coastal plains. The northern part of the state is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountain range. The state's highest peak, Brasstown Bald, is in this region. The central part of the state is dominated by the Piedmont plateau, characterized by rolling hills and valleys. The southern part of the state is a coastal plain that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. The state's coastline is home to numerous barrier islands, such as Jekyll Island and St. Simon's Island, that are popular tourist destinations.
Georgia is also known for its vibrant culture, with Atlanta being a hub for music, art, and cuisine. The capital has several renowned museums, such as the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta History Centre, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Generally, Georgia is also well-known for its sumptuous cuisine, which features Southern staples like fried chicken, mac and cheese, and collard greens.
Flying to The Masters
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is the closest airport to the Augusta National Golf Club, where the Masters are held. It’s a small airport, and finding direct flights can be difficult, which is where Abeona comes in and makes it happen. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), which is approximately 150 miles from Augusta, is another airport that can be approached to attend the Masters. Once you arrive at your designated airport, we’ll happily arrange a black car service or helicopter flight to Augusta for you and your family or friends.
Augusta – A Vibrant City
Attending the Masters is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many golf enthusiasts, and travelling to Augusta, therefore, is an integral part of that experience. By planning ahead with Abeona Int., we will ensure that your trip is hassle-free, relaxing and successful to allow for a memorable time in this charming Southern city. While the Masters are undoubtedly the main attraction in Augusta during April, there are plenty of other things to see and do in the city or the surrounding areas if you encounter some downtime.
You could visit the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area for a boat tour or a bike ride along the historic canal. Maybe you’d like to check out the Morris Museum of Art, which features artwork from the American South. You can also tour the childhood home of President Woodrow Wilson, which has been preserved as a museum.
If you're up for a drive or another flight, the town of Savannah invites you to explore its old-world charm and architecture or embark on one of the many ghost tours.
Culinary Delights in Augusta
Augusta is known for its Southern-style cuisine, and there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from. Be sure to try some classic Southern dishes, such as fried chicken, Peach Cobbler, and Gumbo.
Some of our favourite restaurants in Augusta are the Frog Hollow Tavern, the Abel Brown Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar, and Craft & Vine.
Augusta is a relatively small city, and booking hotel rooms can be challenging during the Masters if you don’t plan ahead or own real estate in the area. Some of our clients choose to stay in nearby cities such as Savannah, Atlanta, or Charleston, which are each about a 45-60-minute helicopter flight away from Augusta.
Our favourite hotels in Augusta and the surrounding areas are the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, the St. Regis in Atlanta & The Jekyll Island Club Resort.
Your Trip to The Masters Tournament
We hope this article about Augusta, the Masters Tournament and Georgia has given you a glimpse of what awaits you this April.
Should you have any questions or inquiries regarding private aviation surrounding your trip to the Masters or to Georgia, feel free to reach out to Abeona’s team of experts. We can aid you in organizing your trip and will meticulously cater to your wishes and individual needs.
Our passionate flight concierges will be delighted to provide you with streamlined guidance through the many options available regarding private aviation for your travel.
At Abeona International, you’ll receive old-school tailored service where we tend to you personally, individually and with a focus on details. We look forward to taking you above and beyond!