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Still need a place to stay for the Masters? Here are four last-minute options starting as low as $25 (!) a night

March 19, 2024
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From a $25-a-night campsite to $15,000 per week mansion, stay options near Augusta National are still available.

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There's never an easy (read: non-expensive) way to get into the Masters, but the best chance to score a ticket is to go on the weekend when some of the corporate hospitality types head out of town early. If by chance you do get a ticket, however, you're going to need a place to stay. If being within walking distance of the course is important to you, there are still a few options.

Take this charming three-bedroom bungalow less than a mile from the course. It has a perfect 5.0 guest rating on Airbnb—granted, the ratings have been left by guests who paid about $180 per night compared to the $1,110 you would have to spend to have a place to sleep on Friday or Saturday night.

Pretend you spent (almost) your last dollar to secure a ticket, leaving your accommodation budget almost completely depleted. Assuming you can get your hands on a little RV—less than 18 feet—or sleep in your van, this campsite five miles away in Aiken, S.C., will be happy to host you for $25 per night. You'll have to figure out somewhere else to shower and bring your own camp toilet, and the dirt road to the site might be tricky in wet weather. Still, it's an easy jaunt to the course across Georgia Avenue and through downtown Augusta. You can't get there on foot, but telling the tale about sleeping in your car, eating a pimiento-cheese sandwich and watching the green-jacket ceremony will be worth its weight in peach cobbler.

Say you're a player who is otherwise not in the field, wins this week in Tampa and needs a place with a bit more elbow room. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has a main bedroom with a king bed, two other bedrooms with queen beds (agent and caddie) and the fourth has two twin beds for the kids—all within a mile of the club. It'll set you back about $1,800 per night.

If money is really no object (hey, maybe Talor Gooch gets in the field late), this 10-bedroom, five-bathroom historic home in downtown Augusta has 7,500 square feet of living space that includes a basement party room—perfect for a Smash GC hype party featuring teammate Brooks Koepka. The price is at least $15,000 for the week, between-the-cushions money for somebody who earned $36 million in prize money last year.