Golfers must know when to use an iron and when to use a wood, whereas golf fans must know when to give subdued applause and when to raucously demand an encore putt. Hone your spectatorial skills with today's Groupon: for $2,475, you get $4,950 toward your choice of one of two PGA Masters Tour packages from Ludus Tours. You get your choice of the Practice Round Gold package for April 3–7 ($4,950 value) or the Tournament Round package for April 7–11 ($7,950 value).
Helmed by seasoned getaway gurus, Ludus Tours caters to sports aficionados by constructing immersive, hospitality-focused packages revolving around athletics exhibitions. Ogle the polished clubs of the game’s top players as they compete for the illustrious green jacket at the PGA Masters Tournament (April 4–10) at Augusta National Golf Club, a picturesque course boasting a 14th hole notorious for sending balls into a mystifying abyss populated with trees, left socks, and unfinished screenplays. Ludus' Practice Round Gold package includes four nights at Super 8, Quality Inn, or private rental housing, access to practice rounds on April 4 and 5, and admittance to the Par Three Tournament on April 6. The Tournament Round package furnishes clients with a four-night hotel stay at Hampton Inn and Suites (or equivalent) during the dates of official play, as well as entry badges for each day of the tournament. Hotel rates are based on double-occupancy rooms, which may be filled to capacity during the tournament. Customers must pay an additional fee if rooming alone.
Both packages come equipped with daily access to a hot-breakfast bar, schmoozing privileges at weather-permitting poolside receptions, and an official Masters welcome gift. Transportation to and from Augusta National is included, as well as Masters concierge service to ensure comfort, hydration, and safety from deranged pitching wedges.
Ludus Tours works with each individual to guarantee that his or her experience is as smooth and free of luggage-eating squirrels as possible. Travelers are free to explore custom upgrade options such as access to course lounges, private golf lessons, or an added night's stay (with a one-day tournament access badge).
- Ludus Tours is awesome! Friendly, knowledgeable staff who are always going the extra mile to ensure that everyone has a great time. – Ziggy S., Yelp, 8/26/10
- Ludus Tours is fun, friendly and in the know. Coming into a new city with so much buzz and with so much going on, it was nice to have a person who one can relate to and that knows their way around as a local. – Salma M., Yelp, 8/13/10