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Augusta hotel prices soar for Masters in November

A sampling by The Augusta Chronicle finds that a rite of spring shifts to the fall as hoteliers jack up their rates for the Masters, which was postponed from this week and will be played Nov. 12-15

1,941: Percentage increase in room rates at the Rodeway Inn on Jimmie Dyess Parkway in Augusta, Ga., during Masters week in the new PGA Tour schedule, according to a report by The Augusta Chronicle. The Masters, originally scheduled for this week at Augusta National Golf Club, was reset for Nov. 12-15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Rooms that typically would have rented for $49 per night were listed for $1,000 per night, the Chronicle found. Similar increases are being reported citywide. If it’s any consolation, once you’re inside the gates at Augusta National, a pimento cheese sandwich, chips and a sweet tea cost only $5 last year. No word yet on the 2020 prices, but don’t expect a big increase, if any. That, unlike the hotel-room rates, shouldn't keep you up at night.

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