I have spent 10 days each year for the last 2 years in VA and it's nothing short of awesome. The people you meet, the great golf you get to see and play, the amazing courses you get to check out, and enough side action to keep Vegas going for a little while all makes me lean that way. There is non-stop entertainment and it's sort of got this festival atmosphere for the week. Contrary to everyone's opinion around here, it's the true meaning of Discneyland with all the fun things to do, Augusta is more like a history type experience. Where else can you play Tiki Golf at night, and play old school arcade games while you wait for the next round to start. Oh, and they have a movie room, swimming pool, mini-course, hot-tub, and other assorted amenities.
I would love to play Bowling Green but it just seems like a big rush to get an event in and travel and all that. Spending time at the Grange is good for the mind, body, and soul.
As far as money, you can stay at the Grange all week for free, you just have to bring your camping gear. Last year I took my pop-up and we had a great time. I am still trying to see if I can get back up there again this year with my new job and all that.
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