Yes, plenty of people in Aiken, SC - where my parents are - do that...though most likely to random joe golf fans.
And outside of the golf course, Augusta is a complete hole. I'm always amused to hear comments from people in da norf, who have never been there, talk about how great it is.
I've had the privilege of 'covering' the Masters 3 different times...and by covering, I mean getting to be on the course for about 90 minutes thanks to the National's rules. I've had the privilege of staying in Aiken in some fleabag motel for the week and enduring the drive to and from each day for work. The other times, I stayed in rented-out houses. There is so much reverence for the course, and rightfully so, but outside of that, it's strip mall and franchise restaurant after strip mall and franchise restaurant. Thankfully, I haven't had to go back there the last couple of years and unless I'm going to play the course (highly unlikely) or will actually get on the course to cover it, I don't care to go back.