Greenwood expects tourism boost from Masters Tournament


(WSPA) — The Greenwood Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce said they’re looking forward to an economic boost of about $1 million as travelers shop, eat and stay in the City of Greenwood during the Masters Tournament.

Local leaders said the city offers a small town feel and visitors enjoy seeing azaleas blooming.

The city also works hard in preparation for the topiaries to be scattered across the city.

New to Greenwood during the week of the tournament is the Masters’ Chef Competition. That’s happening at the Frank G. Russell Career Center on Monday, April 3.

Local chefs will have the opportunity to compete in three categories – appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Winners will be featured in a chef dinner hosted by the Inn on the Square on Tuesday, April 4.

For more information about the event, click here.

Greenwood City Administrator Charlie Barrineau said businesses will offer discounted specials with golf, shopping, and other services.

The Visitors’ Bureau is happy to promote those specials along with upcoming events on their website,, and also throughout the hotels.

Barrineau said you may see additional information in hotels and restaurants on the newly revamped golf website,, and will also have the chance to enter for golf prizes at area hotels.

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