(WRDW/WAGT) – It's finally here again: Masters Week across the Augusta area. We're happy to see all these new faces flooding in for the big tournament off Washington Road.
We want you to have a great time in our city, so we’ve compiled a list of some hot spots in and around the Garden City so you can enjoy the week outside the gates of Augusta National.
First Tee of Augusta
This is the cheapest round of golf you will find on an Augusta course. Prices for the public range from $5 to $10 per person. A fun fact for visitors – this course was laid out by golf legend Arnold Palmer.
Check out tee times here.
Augusta Municipal Golf Course
Another great course to tee off at for a decent price in the Augusta Municipal Golf Course. For tournament week, the course offers a deal of $50 for 18 holes with a cart.
For more on the course, click here.
River Watch Brewery
This is a relatively new spot in the Garden City. Craft beer lovers can get a taste of Augusta at River Watch Brewery, and they even offer a tour and explain their brewing process. If the sun is shining, head out to sit on the deck with your new favorite brew.
For more information, check out the website.
The Bee's Knees
If you have a love for trendy tapas, this is place for you. In addition to small plates, this local eatery features craft beers, specialty cocktails and Sunday brunch. And Saturday is discounted martini night!
You can make reservations on their website.
Finch and Fifth
This is another hip place to stop by for some great drinks, food and atmosphere. The Americana Bistro features dishes like cheese and charcuterie boards and creative cocktails. And the happy hour at this spot from 5-7 p.m. can’t be beat.
You can make reservations by phone, or on their website.
The Savannah River
If you love the outdoors and catching some sun, head out to Augusta’s Savannah Rapids to rent a canoe or kayak. Some of our News 12 staffers love hitting the water for a leisurely afternoon adventure, or to just sit back and fish.
You can sign up to rent a kayak here.
The North Augusta Greeneway
Another nature hot spot in the Augusta area is the Greeneway walking trail. There’s rarely a weekend you won’t catch runners or bikers heading to the trail. The shaded area is a great place to spot some of nature’s finest gifts, or just work off some delicious local food and beer.
Check it out here.
Sno Cap Drive-In
This 60s style drive in is also located across the river in North Augusta. Everything from the décor to the service-style will take you back to when times were simpler. An old neon sign still draws customers in every night. It's under new ownership recently, and it's even more of a treat now than ever!
Check out the awesome decor on their website.
To all the golf patrons visiting our city, we'd like to be the first to say welcome to Augusta!