Downtown Laurens, South Carolina is a historic community with roots that go back to the mid-18th century. Five roads intersect that lead to a charming and vibrant public square that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While still proud of its history, downtown Laurens is not resting on its laurels and living in the past. The public square is a beehive of activity with more than 140,000 square feet of commercial space housing unique shops, corner cafes, fine dining, and popular pubs.
It’s that time of year again. While Spring is still struggling to, well, spring, in many corners of the world, the first Major tournament of the golf season is upon us. The Masters, slated for April 5-8 this year at Augusta National, in our neighboring area of Augusta, Georgia, is one of the best reasons to visit South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast this time of year.
Even if you are not a golf fan, spending some time in our area during this storied tournament will have you following the sport just a little more closely than before. The history, the beauty of the course, and the triumph of the eventual green jacket Champion are worth the crowds and the trip.
If you know anything about The Masters, you know you would already have to have your tickets to the tournament, and certainly, your overnight lodging booked well in advance. While the limited availability of tickets is certainly a concern, we’re here to let you in on a little secret. South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast, just a quick drive from August National, has rooms, food, and all the hospitality you’d expect from a weekend in the South. You heard us right, we’ve still got rooms available for Masters week.
Plan your stay at one of the many Bed & Breakfasts on the Freshwater Coast, and experience Masters week with good night’s sleep and mornings filled with genuine hospitality. Abbeville, South Carolina boasts several B&B’s and is just under a one hour drive from August National. Stay in Greenwood, South Carolina, and make some time to experience Lake Greenwood in between taking in the experiences of the golf tournament.
If Bed & Breakfasts aren’t your thing, or you prefer to be the one playing golf, not just watching, you’re in luck. Visit one of the six South Carolina State Parks located on the Freshwater Coast, and even stay and play at Hickory Knob Resort in McCormick, South Carolina.
After a day of exploring, spectating, taking in the blooms of the season, or just enjoying a round of golf yourself, you’re sure to have worked up an appetite. Experience food straight from the local folks who made it, or set out to explore the Freshwater Coast BBQ Trail. No matter what your taste buds are craving, you’re sure to find it on this trip.
It’s not too late to plan your trip to experience The Masters from South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast.
We can’t wait to welcome you!