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zed240m Sep 8th, 2004 11:17 AM

Atlanta to Savannah to Augusta to Atlanta
I plan to arrive in Atlanta on 4/1/05 and drive to Savannah where I'll stay until 4/5. Depart 4/5 for Augusta and Masters Tournament practice round on 4/6. Depart Augusta the evening of 4/6 for Atlanta where I'll stay for three days. Is the driving too much the way I've planned it? Also, is three days too little for Savannah?

Craig Sep 8th, 2004 12:24 PM

We had 1-1/2 days/2 nights in Savannah in July and that was just about right. 3 days may be too much.

GoTravel Sep 8th, 2004 12:30 PM

nah, sounds good to me.

Have you been to the Masters before?

If you haven't, be prepared for the shock of your life.

There is no commercialism. Zero, zilch, nadda, none, nothing. You will not find a logo anywhere inside the walls of Augusta National. The beer taps say "import" "regular" and "light".

Another big shocker, food is insanely cheap.

Enjoy, it is the thrill of a lifetime. I like the practice rounds much better than the tournament because the players will talk to you and sign autographs.

SugarPlum Sep 8th, 2004 12:34 PM

It is about 250 miles from Atlanta to Savannah, and depending on traffic it will take about four hours or a little under -- it's all interstate. I think that three days in Savannah is adequate. There is certainly plenty to see there, but it is a smaller city, and you can experience the historic district and the charm of the city in three days.

Savannah is a little more than two hours from Augusta, and Augusta is about two hours from Atlanta, so the driving is fine, imho.

Have you made reservations yet? Be warned, hotel accommodations in Augusta for Masters week are very expensive ($49 Holiday Inn room goes for $200+ during Masters), and many hotels have minimum night requirements.

Congrats on scoring practice round tix. I've lived in Augusta since 1990, and practice rounds used to be open to the public by purchasing tix at the gate. Due to demand, they instigated the lottery in 1996. Some years we get tix, but not this year (notices were mailed last week, and our mailbox is still empty...)

zed240m Sep 9th, 2004 04:37 AM

Thanks to SugarPlum, GoTravel and Craig for the quick response. I did get into the Masters in 1965 while stationed at Ft. Gordon and just prior to going to Nam. However, I've never been back and it looks very different from the photos I have of the grounds in 65. My wife is really looking forward to the visit. We've made the reservation for the night in Augusta but may change it and just leave Savannah early on 4/6 and then head back to Atlanta that evening. We have relatives we want to visit with in Atlanta for a couple of days. Thanks again for your insights.

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