Golden Tickets, Your Passport to the Masters

Your Passport to the Masters

Courtesy Golden Tickets

Each spring the North Georgia Town of Augusta comes alive as the Masters Golf Tournament comes to town. Eyes from around the globe are focused on Augusta National Golf Club as the best golfers from around the world take to the links, while lucky fans with Masters Golf Tournament Badges watch from the second cut of the fairway.


Masters Badges are available in an annual lottery. However, Badges are limited in number, making Badges or Masters Tickets hard to find. Golden Tickets has been securing Masters Golf Badges for more than 30 years, ensuring your time at the Masters is focused on golf and fun. Golden Tickets is also your choice for Masters Hospitality, which operates the 1018 Club, a world-class Masters Hospitality House just a stone’s throw from the main gates of the Augusta National Golf Club.

The Masters Tournament and Augusta National’s history go hand in hand. In 1931, Bobby Jones began to transform the old indigo plantation into a private club, with the idea of hosting a major golf tournament. The first Masters Tournament was in 1934 with Horton Smith taking the top spot. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the famous Masters Tournament Green Jacket, as it didn’t get awarded until 1949.

Golden Tickets knows the Masters Tournament and Augusta like no one else. We temporarily move from our Texas offices to Augusta Georgia during the months leading up to the Masters, and have staff that is permanently located next door to Augusta National Golf Club. Golden Tickets is your one-stop Masters Golf Tournament with access to Masters Golf Badges, Masters Golf Hospitality at the 1018 Club, and Masters Golf Housing at Diamond Home Rentals.

The 1018 Club is a 9,000-square-foot oasis that makes a truly one-of-a-kind experience. As a 1018 Club guest, you’re in for a Masters experience like no other in Augusta. The food, the drinks, the service, and all the little extras represent the style, sophistication, and southern charm for which the tournament is famous.

From a relaxing massage and a cold towel to a fine cigar, it’s the little things that separate our service from other clubs. 1018 Club guests enjoy the Masters Tournament in the heart of the action, or back at the Club with their feet up. No worries. You won’t miss a second of play with HDTVs broadcasting the tournament from one of our five luxurious bar areas, and our 22 televisions. And that’s just the beginning.

Now let’s talk about celebrity Chef Kent Rathbun. A true Texas legend, he is equally well known nationally. From presidential inaugural balls, to the premier events in football and golf, to network TV appearances with celebrities of every stripe, Kent is one of the country’s go-to chefs when the focus is on great food and great times.

He began his professional career as an apprentice at Lo Bonne Auberge, a five-star French restaurant in Kansas City. From there he worked under some of the best chefs in the country with stints at Mr. B’s in New Orleans, Kansas City’s American Restaurant and Milanos, Dallas’ Mansion on Turtle Creek, The Landmark, and the Warwick Melrose Hotel.

Kent established Abacus in 1997, winning just about every award in sight, including Bon Appétit’s Best of the Year. He was also awarded Four Diamonds by Mobil. Soon after, he added Jaspers to his resume, which featured the best of “gourmet backyard cuisine,” and another slew of awards followed. Not content to sit still––anyone whose has been around Kent knows his mind and body are in constant motion––he created a catering operation and his own exclusive line of products, designed for home cooks.

After you’ve packed away some delicious food and drink at the 1018 Club from the celebrity chef, you’ll need somewhere to retire for a good night’s rest.

Diamond Home Rentals specializes in Masters Housing. We work very hard to ensure a complete and satisfying experience for homeowners and golf patrons looking for Masters Private Housing. Unlike other events, it is an accepted and normal tradition for local residents to rent their homes during Masters Week. For guests and corporations attending the Masters, having a private home to stay in offers many benefits and advantages.

If you plan to attend the upcoming Masters Golf Tournament, we’re here to help you sleep better! With over 20 years experience in Masters Housing, we strive to put the right homeowners and leasers together, making the Masters Private Home Rental experience a successful and enjoyable one for all.

Let Golden Tickets be your one-stop spot for the 2019 Masters Tournament! Contact us via our website www.goldentickets.comwww.the1018club.comwww.diamondhomerentals.com or by phone at 800-288-2461.