THE PARTRIDGE INN: YOUR HOME DURING MASTERS WEEK IN AUGUSTA
By Mike May
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. This year, spectators, er, patrons, will be allowed to return, but it will be a limited number due to COVID-19 concerns.
Just because a limited number of patrons are being admitted to the Masters doesn’t mean that Masters enthusiasts should stay away from Augusta. It’s quite the opposite. Thankfully, another Masters tradition which will be returning this year is the customer experience for hotel guests staying 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, which returns to its traditional April time frame after being held in November for the first time last fall. Beginning on Thursday, April 8, the day of the opening round, the Partridge Inn is hosting socially distant gatherings and serving 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 will also be hosting secluded gatherings downstairs in the Cigar Bar. At the Cigar Bar, guests will enjoy hand-rolled cigars and delicious signature cocktails. Capacity at the Cigar Bar will be limited in adherence to social distancing guidelines.
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 by Jacobs:
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 tableside. As you would expect during Masters Week, bar service will be available all day. In order to be COVID-19 compliant, all dining experiences and venues at the Partridge Inn will adhere to social distancing guidelines.
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 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 the Partridge. And, two-time Masters champion Tom Watson has also been on site in the past to help film promotional materials.
For more information on the Partridge Inn experience during Masters Week, you can visit www.partridgeinn.com/masters or contact sales manager Madalyn Neal via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 762-994-0318. You can follow the Partridge Inn on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThePartridgeInn and on Instagram at @ThePartridgeInn.