While traditions may look slightly different in Augusta this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Partridge Inn hotel is opening its doors wide and welcoming guests for the most unusual Masters Week in its history.
For the first time, ever, the Masters Tournament will be played spectator-free, in the cooler months of fall, teeing off at Augusta National on Thursday, November 12, when the trees are popping with fall hues instead of the blooming azaleas and dogwood. The tournament usually draws a springtime crowd of thousands of spectators and golf fans to Augusta, Georgia.
The Partridge Inn, Augusta’s grand dame, was established in 1910 and gained prominence as a central gathering spot for the winter elite, hosting golf legends and presidents.
The city’s most venerable hotel won’t let the unprecedented changes to this year’s championship dull its annual Masters Week gleam. The Partridge Inn is as synonymous with the Masters as pimento cheese and Amen Corner, with everyone from tournament spectators to celebrities booking rooms and enjoying the festive atmosphere. For many, a visit to The Partridge Inn during Masters Week is a tradition, with guests returning year after year to rub elbows with the celebrities, reunite with old friends and, of course, watch the Masters championship.
Beginning on Wednesday, November 11, The Partridge Inn will once again come to life with the spirit of the Masters by hosting a series of exclusive, limited capacity events to celebrate this year’s unprecedented championship.
Private, socially distanced lounge pods will be set up throughout the hotel and available for guests to reserve. Each offers butler-style dining service and large screen televisions that will air the tournament in real-time.
An exclusive lineup of local musicians will serenade guests with live music each night, enhancing the lively atmosphere. Champagne will flow, adding an air of sophistication to the festivities. In the hotel’s Cigar Bar, guests will be able to enjoy hand-rolled cigars and delicious signature cocktails while watching the championship. Capacity at the Cigar Bar will be limited in adherence to social distancing guidelines.
Executive Chef Thomas Jacobs will prepare a rotating menu of mouthwatering dishes. The P.I. Bar and Grill, the hotel’s signature restaurant, will offer impressive, attended Southern-style breakfast buffets with omelet stations in the mornings. Each night, guests can enjoy a specially curated four-course dinner. The bar service will be available all day.
A limited number of tickets to the hotel’s daily rooftop soirees will be available for purchase for a truly exclusive experience.
For $100 per ticket, guests will be able to take in the best views of the fall foliage of Augusta, watch the championship live and enjoy delicious food and signature cocktails from the best rooftop bar in the city. Tickets also include two drinks and light appetizers.
Golf fanatics also have a rare opportunity to stay in the hotel’s hallowed halls. The Partridge Inn has a limited number of its deluxe rooms still available to book during Masters Week. Staying at The Partridge Inn during Masters Week is a prestigious and rare experience, as the property is typically fully booked well in advance of the tournament.
Those who book a stay at The Partridge Inn will also have a unique opportunity to enjoy Champions Retreat Golf Club.
The Champions Retreat Golf Club is a private 27-hole golf facility near Augusta National. The club is offering a $300 golf package to guests of the hotel, which includes tee time, breakfast and lunch at the clubhouse restaurant and a $50 credit to their pro shop.