the idea for the Golf Cottages — one of which
they keep for personal use. The unique “cottage”
concept evolved from the Floyds’ desire for
a place that could comfortably accommodate four golfers
who might fly in for a weekend of 36 holes, or four
couples looking for a well-appointed golf getaway.
“We travel the world playing golf and Augusta
National, of course, is a treasure,” Maria says.
“They have cottages like these, special places
that aren’t exactly second homes nor are they
hotels. They’re just great places for a foursome
to come and play.”
members Matt Lauer and Sean Connery are among the
friends planning a visit this year, and Freddie Couples
will be returning for another “round.”
But the cottage
isn’t relegated to friends alone.