There are many unique elements of the Masters golf tournament which make it one of the world’s greatest sports events.  When you think about the Masters, you expect to see coverage by CBS, the Par 3 Contest being played on the day before the tournament’s first round, those in attendance enjoying pimento cheese sandwiches, and loud roars emanating from Amen Corner.  Another great Masters tradition is having the chance to stay at The Partridge Inn, widely regarded as the grand dame of Augusta’s hotels.

For decades, The Partridge Inn has established itself as the premier overnight accommodation destination for people who make the trek to Augusta for Masters Week.

Each year, The Partridge Inn hosts social gatherings and serves dinners for its guests who want the Masters experience without stepping foot on the grounds of the nearby Augusta National Golf Club.  The Partridge Inn also hosts social gatherings downstairs in the Cigar Bar.  At the Cigar Bar, guests will enjoy hand-rolled cigars and delicious signature cocktails.

When it comes to the sleeping experience at The Partridge Inn, the hotel also has a select number of deluxe rooms available for those who want a true first-class experience during their visit to Augusta.

When you pack your bags for your visit to The Partridge Inn during Masters Week, please bring your golf clubs.  There are many other golf opportunities in the greater Augusta area to play golf during the week of the Masters.

When it comes time to enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Partridge Inn, Executive Chef Thomas Jacobs will be preparing a rotating menu of delightful and delectable dishes.

One of the many items served to guests at the Partridge Inn every year is pimento cheese.  Here’s the recipe that’s being used at The Partridge Inn:

Combine:  1 pound of cream cheese, softened; 2 cups of shredded sharp Cheddar cheese; 8 ounces of pimentos, well drained; 6 green onions, chopped; 4 tablespoons of finely chopped seeded jalapeño peppers; and add salt & pepper, to taste.  That will provide 16 servings.

Guests can also enjoy a formal, upgraded dining experience by reserving a premium table in the dining room, where the hotel’s award-winning chefs will prepare a diverse menu of delicacies table side.  As you would expect during Masters Week, bar service will be available all day.

It’s worth noting that The Partridge Inn has been operating as a hotel since 1910.  In 1923, this property hosted a Presidential Banquet for President Warren G. Harding.  Over the years, The Partridge Inn has hosted musicians such as Bob Dylan, James Brown, Crystal Gayle and Reba McIntyre.  During Masters Week, Hollywood celebrity Ryan Seacrest and baseball legend Alex Rodriguez have stayed at The Partridge Inn.  The golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. has stayed at this property.  And, two-time Masters champion Tom Watson has also been on-site in the past.

For more information on The Partridge Inn experience during Masters Week, or at any time of the year, you can visit  You can follow the Partridge Inn on Facebook at and on Instagram at @ThePartridgeInn.


Mike May is a freelance golf writer based in Wellington, Florida. Mike, an avid golfer, is also a member of the Golf Writers Association of America. He traces his roots as a golf writer to the 1983 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale -- which he attended for all four days -- and then voluntarily wrote his own account of that major championship event. In addition to being a golf writer, Mike coaches girls high school basketball, officiates high school soccer, and works with a cause (PHIT America) that is focused on bringing daily P.E. back to all U.S. schools. Mike is a 1985 graduate of the University of Florida where he earned a degree in broadcasting. Mike can be reached on email at:

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