Golf fans worldwide are gearing up for the much-anticipated 2012 Masters Golf tournament. Held at beautiful Augusta National Golf Club, The Masters Tournament is the first of the four major golf championships to be played this year. Augusta National is a prestigious 18- hole golf course, and one of the most challenging courses even for the most seasoned golfers. This invitation only tournament brings in the best golfers from around the world all vying for the esteemed green jacket.
The glamourous week-long event starts on Monday April 2nd (practice rounds start on April 2nd, 3rd & 4th) The celebrated annual Par 3 Contest takes place on April 4th. Current and iconic golfers will join together to play in this challenging par-3 round of golf. Past contestants have included Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Jack Fleck. Charles Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters Champion, will defend his jacket against golf’s greatest players including Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson.
To celebrate the Masters festivities, New York’s premier luxury concierge service Music and Commerce has complied an Insider’s Guide To The Masters. The complete guide to The Masters that highlights swanky VIP events, as well as ideas on how to experience golf’s most anticipated tournament in style.
How To Travel
Private Air Travel By Freestream
We recommend travelers to the Masters choose Freestream Executive Aviation, for a chartered private jet to Augusta. Freestream offers one of the world’s greatest and exceptionally maintained fleets. Freestream works exclusively with audited operators to provide charter solutions worldwide and is a favorite amongst C-level executives and celebrities (Freestream Executive Aviation, 201-820-1920).
Corporate Chauffeured Car
During the Master’s it is a necessity to have a reliable chauffeured car to get you to tee-time promptly. Dark Horse Limousine Company is one of Augusta’s premier car service providers, ensuring you have a dedicated driver throughout the event (Dark Horse Limousine, 706-790-3218).
Where To Stay
Rent A Private Home
Private homes in colonial style southern charm updated with luxury amenities. Most of these rental homes come with daily maid service with other house staff including a private chef by request. “Many of our clients enjoy having the same comforts of home including a full staff so we arrange every little detail before they arrive to the event,” says John Aduna, Partner, Music and Commerce.
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
Located only a few minutes away from the Masters, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge is close enough to be convenient, but still maintains an aura of exclusivity by being tucked away near gorgeous Lake Oconee. Enjoy the fresh air while being surrounded by the beauty of nature as you make your own hole-in-one on one of the resort’s five championship golf courses. They even feature one of only eight TaylorMade Performance Labs in the world. Ladies will also delight in the resort’s 4-star spa which is infused with southern inspiration and refreshing water-themed therapies (The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, 706-467-0600).
Where To Dine
An ultra exclusive Masters Hospitality venue offering a country club like atmosphere just steps from the pedestrian entrance of Augusta National Golf Course. Start every morning before the first tee off at the Club for exceptional breakfasts; stop by in between watching your favorite players for a hearty lunch buffet, top shelf liquor, and cigars. End the day back at the club, watch on HD TV’s the end of the day’s rounds while you listen to live entertainment, enjoy something from the grill, or get a massage. The ultimate Masters experience and social scene will be happening at the 1018 Club.
Whether you’re eating at the pasta bar for lunch in between games or having a tender steak for dinner, Augustino’s offers prime Angus Beef, fine Italian dining and award winning wines. The perfect venue in Augusta for entertaining clients and guests who are also attending the Master’s in an intimate yet refined atmosphere (Augustinos, 706 823-6521).
Where To Party
TaylorMade Master’s Party
TaylorMade is known for the world-class golf clubs and supplies so it is no surprised that their Masters event is always a hit. One of the first social events held during the Masters features some of golf’s greatest names as they gear up for a week of competition.
Maxim’s Master’s Party
An upscale private cocktail event for only 500 VIP attendees in true Maxim style. Guests will enjoy top shelf liquors, hors d’oeuvres, great music. Amid, rubbing shoulders with pro golfers, Maxim models, tastemakers and celebrities.
Marquis Jet Party
Held at the Marquis Estate, the Marquis Jet Party is one of the most anticipated VIP gathering during the Masters. This Friday Night event has become a celebrity favorite. Business moguls, celebrities, socialites and of course golf pros will kick off the weekend and enjoy the glamorous festivities as the tournament winds down.
All of the featured experiences can be arranged and customized for you by a Music and Commerce representative by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 1-866-709-6753.
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