Midlands Golf Course Crowded With Masters Tournament Fans
More out of town visitors for The Masters Tournament have caused The Northwoods Golf Course to raise its prices.
The Northwoods Golf Course in northern Richland County is completely booked this week by people in town for Masters Tournament.
Golf fans are booking rounds at South Carolina golf courses before they head for August see their favorite professional golfers tee off Thursday morning.
"Well it's the first time I've been down here so I just want to take it all in, get an idea of how the course lays out so it will make sense on TV the rest of the weekend," said Detroit native Tom Boylan.
"People come from out of town, spend the week here, and go to the Masters for a couple of days," said Northwoods Assistant Superintendent Ken Martin. "Since we're so close we reap the benefits."
Prices at the Northwoods Golf Course have gone up because of the increase in demand for tee times.
"Normally we're $33 during the week, $43 on the weekend. This week we're $49 all week," said Martin.
The Masters Tournament not only brings golfer's into Midlands golf courses, but hotels are also filling up. Fans flock to Columbia area hotels because prices are much cheaper and rooms are easier to find here than around Augusta.