US Masters Tour
2013 Tour Inclusions:
- 1 night accommodation in Charlotte, North Carolina
- 3 nights accommodation at Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst Village
- 7 nights accommodation Carriage Inn, Aiken South Carolina
- Breakfast daily
- Welcome dinner with beverages included
- Five rounds of golf including 3 rounds at Pinehurst, The Reserve Golf Club and Plantation Golf Club
- Entry to the Tuesday practice round at Augusta National
- Entry to the Wednesday Par 3 Tournament
- 2 Days entry to the 2013 US Masters (Friday & Sunday)
- Organised golf tournament with prizes
- Presentation dinner inclusive of beverages
- All transfers in luxury vans or coaches
- Complimentary coaching from PGA professionals accompanying the tour
- Complimentary cocktail hour (5 nights)
You will need to ensure that your flight has you arriving in Charlotte, North Carolina no later than today. Go Golfing Travel can arrange your international flights at competitive rates. You will be transferred to your hotel from the airport where you can catch up on some much needed rest after your flight.
Up early for breakfast in the hotel restaurant and then board the bus for our transfer to Pinehurst, a 90 minute drive through the picturesque North Carolina countryside. We’ll check in to the historic Carolina Hotel with its southern mansion appearance and warm hospitality and then prepare for our first round of golf on Pinehurst No. 8, the course was opened in 1996 to commemorate Pinehurst’s centennial year. The course was host to the 1996 & 1997 PGA Club Pro Championship. Fine tune your game with accompanying tour pro’s who will provide assistance pre and post your game if required. And you don’t have to play like a pro to participate in the daily competition! After your round, we’ll freshen up and prepare for a delicious welcome dinner with beverages included.
Enjoy a fully cooked breakfast buffet in The Grill Restaurant and relax with the morning at leisure - a wide array of recreational facilities are available including the boutique spa, mist pool or enjoy a cycle through the manicured gardens. This afternoon we will tackle the famed No. 2 course, designed by Donald Ross in 1907 it has crowned greens and carefully placed bunkers. A strategic layout that tests both the long and short game. It is also top 10 in the country, and site of more championships than any other course in the country, including the 2005 U.S. Open Championship. The US Open will return in 2014. A caddy is provided for your convenience. This evening we’ll dine in the Grill Room or one of the other five restaurants in the Pinehurst Village at leisure (included in your package and your choice).
Following breakfast we will prepare for a morning round at Pinehurst No. 4. After receiving a facelift in 2000 by Tom Fazio paying homage to Donald Ross’ original design the number 4 course emerges from the shadow of it’s big brother the number 2 course. Pot bunkers feature heavily within the layout reminiscent of a seaside links course. The greens are a worthy challenge with smallish upside down tea saucer like designs. This afternoon we’ll board the coach and transfer to Aiken, South Carolina. On this 4 hour drive, refreshments and videos are available for your comfort. This evening we check into Hotel Aiken—right in the heart of the Masters festivities. A complimentary cocktail hour will be hosted before your dinner at leisure.
Following breakfast we will depart for Augusta where players will be in their final preparation stages. Today is the day to bring your camera, a rare opportunity where you will be able to capture images of your favourite players. Cameras are not permitted on course during competition play. It’s also a good idea to head to the shop for souvenirs before they run out. This evening we can soak up the atmosphere of the village in Aiken at leisure.
The traditional Par 3 Tournament on the Wednesday is a real highlight for spectators and possibly the best day of the week before the players get serious. Also, we’ll show you where to position your deck chair so you are right amongst the action— and you’ll love this… your chair will remain vacant until you return! Another great Masters tradition. Dinner this evening will be at leisure.
18 holes on the beautiful layout at the Reserve Golf Club. Jack Nicklaus has placed his signature on The Reserve weaving together soaring landscapes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the alluring waters of Lake Keowee. Dramatic views frame every shot. Tonight you’re free to explore the nightlife of Aiken.
After breakfast, we will be following play at Augusta with your first look at the course during the tournament. Follow your favourite player around the course or place your deck chair at Amen Corner and watch all the groups come through. Enjoy the party mood in the village tonight or one of the many wonderful bars and restaurants.
A day for the serious golfer with a round at the renowned Plantation Golf Club. A stream flows through the entire course and comes into play on a number of holes. Tree lined fairways and rolling terrain make for an enjoyable round keep an eye out for it’s greens with subtle breaks. This evening we will all come together for our presentation dinner and reflect on an incredible week of golf and friendship.
The hairs on the back of your neck will stand on end today… This is where golfing dreams become reality—the final round of the US Masters. You can wander the fairways or set yourself up on the 18th green and see the culmination of the tournament. This evening at leisure.
Following breakfast we will be transferred to the Atlanta International Airport. We will have you at the airport by midday, allow 3 hours for check in, so book flights that depart after 2pm. If you have a later flight you can store luggage at the airport and go shopping.