Masters, at Lake Oconee? Did you think that the Masters Golf Tournament was in Augusta, Georgia? Of course it is, but the Lake Oconee area, only about 80 miles to the west on Interstate 20, is hopping during Masters Week, too! Many Masters patrons enjoy staying in the lake area to avoid the congested traffic, crowded restaurants, high prices in the Augusta area during the week of the Masters Golf Tournament. Many golf lovers combine attendance at the tournament for a half day of watching golf, with a half day of playing their own golf at Lake Oconee. If one enters I-20 at Greensboro, it is an express-way drive to the famous Washington Road exit near Augusta National Golf Course, home of the Masters Golf Tournament.
For weeks the Lake Oconee community has been preparing for Masters Week ( and Spring) by putting down mulch, pruning the shrubbery, and repainting the trim on businesses and homes. The golf communities have been reserving tee times and rental properties for the Masters Patrons. Around Lake Oconee, new businesses are planning to open “at least by Masters Week”. Restaurants are preparing for peak numbers of customers, and extending their hours during the week of the tournament. The “rebirth” of our grass, azaleas, dogwoods, and other spring bloomers echoes the gorgeous landscapes that always put on a show at the Masters Golf Tournament.
This year Masters Week coincides with Easter Week, and many spring breaks from schools, as it often does. Of course, these holidays also bring more people to the Lake Oconee Area. We full-time residents will be entertaining extra guests during this week.
Even we Realtors® are expecting increased contacts from people who observe the beauty of Lake Oconee from visiting here during Masters Week. If you are in the Lake Oconee Area this spring, please call us to tell you about the many homes for sale, and the pleasures of the Lake Oconee Lifestyle. This spring, there is not only the resurgence of green plants here, but also the resurgence of the economy and activities that make Lake Oconee such a wonderful place in which to live! Don’t wait to join the many happy home owners at Lake Oconee.