Hotels help Masters patrons get to tournament

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Masters week is  right around the corner and this means Washington Road will be busier than usual.

Some hotels, like the Comfort Suites, are helping visitors who may not have a car to drive to the tournament. Eric Tyburski, general manager of the Comfort Suites, says his hotel is bringing back the shuttle system they used last year to transport guests.

"We contracted out with a  couple local vendors that are going to be shuttling from the hotel right to the golf course," he says. 

The Comfort Suites will be running hourly buses for patrons who sign up and pay an additional fee at check in.

"The guests are going to have wristbands so when they get on that bus that guest is a proper guest that's going to get to the golf course," Tyburski says.

And for those people that have a badge and wish to drive, Jennifer Bowen with the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau says parking shouldn't be that hard to find.

"Really there is ample parking since the Augusta National has added parking in the last few years. We see less and less people searching outside of that looking for anything else," she says.

Bowen has one main piece of advice for everyone attending the tournament

"The earlier you can go the better," she says with a laugh.

Tyburski says hopefully this shuttle system will help the guests feel right at home.

"We know that they're coming into town and some of them may not have transportation. I want them to know that they're going to be made at home here," he says.

The Masters website has a map patrons can print that shows available parking for badge holders.

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