US Masters


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US Masters - The trip of a lifetime

Features:
Golf Professional host / golf coaching
10 nights Accommodation
Daily full breakfast
5 Rounds of Golf, including Pinehurst #2
Four days at the Masters (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
Daily / tour golf prizes
Three Dinners / two lunches
Happy Hours most nights
Regular shuttles to and from the Masters
All group transfers

 

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Our experienced Masters team personally escorts you throughout the tour. You will receive insider information that will make for a perfect holiday, such as the best viewing spots around Augusta, most popular restaurants, shortest transfer times and where to buy superior merchandise. Our partners in accommodation, ticketing and transport go the extra mile to create a smooth and successful event as they have become our friends over the past ten years.

Our tour runs for 11 days and includes three rounds at Pinehurst Golf Resort, one of the best golf resorts in the world where we play the "No 2" course which is known for hosting the 2005 and 2014 US Open. We then spend 7 days in the beautiful town of Aiken where we attend four days at the Masters and also play 2 games of golf to break up the days we spend at the amazing Masters tournament. Aiken is well known for its great restaurants, horse races and is known as the "polo capital" of the South. Only 30 minutes to Augusta, it comes to life during Masters Week.

 

The Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Pinehurst
Check In to the Holly Inn
Day 2 Golf at Pinehurst #8
Day 3 Golf at Pinehurst #2
Caddy included
Day 4 AM: Golf at Pinehurst #4
PM: Transfer to Aiken, Check into Carriage Inn Hotel
Day 5 US Masters - Practice Round
Day 6 AM: US Masters - Practice Round
PM: Par 3 Contest
Day 7 AM: Golf at The Reserve Golf Club
Lunch included
PM: Watch coverage of Round 1 
Day 8 All Day: US Masters - Round 2 
Day 9 Golf at Woodside Plantation Club
Lunch included 
Dinner and drinks included
Day 10

All Day: US Masters - Round 4

Day 11

Depart Hotel - Transfer to Airport

TOUR ENDS

 

Travel Information

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U.S. Masters  

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The U.S. Masters is the most amazing event. We've all seen it on TV many times but walking the fairways and seeing it live is something you'll remember and cherish forever. The experience for the 'patron' is unique to say the least with viewing made easy due to the course undulations and limited crowd size. 

We all have a great affinity with the event, especially Adam Scott's win in 2013. You'd also have vivid memories of Larry Mize chipping in on the 11th to beat Greg Norman in a playoff and Tiger's chip in on the 16th, unbelievably brilliant. You'll also remember Phil Mickelsen's long iron from the trees to the 13th green in 2010, one of the most extraordinary shots you've ever seen. He hit it to about 5 feet, taking him to victory and in 2011 when Scott, Day and Ogilvy were charging, only to be denied their chance at glory by Charl Schwartzel's birdie blitz over the last four holes.

Imagine being able to go and stand in  those famous locations in person. You'll see the players in relaxed mode during their practice rounds, watch the Par 3 event when the legends come out to play and see the tournament in action and be there as the final putt is holed. It's a trip of a lifetime.

 


The Golf Courses

 

Pinehurst #4

 

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No. 4 combines the classical routing of Donald Ross with the contemporary vision of Tom Fazio, who re-imagined the course in 2000. Fazio, who considered No. 4 his tribute to Pinehurst, tipped his hat to Ross with crowned greens on many holes, and the addition of more than 140 pot bunkers. These, combined with several sprawling waste bunkers and more traditional sand traps, give the track a dizzying 188 sand hazards.
Though adjacent to No. 2, No. 4 has a distinctively different look, in large part thanks to the lake that acts as its centerpiece. The lake comes into play on several holes, including the par-5 13th, which demands a drive to a small landing area bounded by the lake on the left and bunkers on the right. From here, big hitters will be tempted to go for the green – which is tucked between sand and water – in two. Two par-3s, the 4th and the 14th, require you to carry the lake if you're going to be putting for birdie. Most agree that Fazio elevated a good course to a great one with his work on No. 4. Indeed, it was selected as the co-site of the 2008 U.S. Amateur.

Pinehurst #2

 

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Pinehurst No. 2, the centerpiece of Pinehurst Resort, remains one of the world's most celebrated golf courses. It has served as the site of more single golf championships than any course in America and, in 2014, hosted 14 days of championship play with back to back U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open Championships for the first time in their history.

Opened in 1907, No. 2 was designed by Donald Ross, who called it "the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed." Ross was associated with the course for nearly a half-century, improving the course continually until his death in 1948. No. 2 is best known for its crowned, undulating greens, which are some of the most complex and widely hailed in the world. Ross believed in providing golfers with strategic choices, and Pinehurst No. 2 was intended to epitomize that philosophy. In February of 2010, the design firm of Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw began to restore the natural and strategic characteristics that were the essence of Ross's original design. The project included the removal of about 35 acres of turf and the reintroduction of hardpan, natural bunker edges and native wire grasses.

Pinehurst #8

 

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Building a new course grand enough to celebrate Pinehurst's first 100 years might intimidate some architects, but Tom Fazio took on the assignment with gusto. No. 8 – which opened in 1996 – combines classical Donald Ross concepts (like dips and swales around the greens and false fronts) with the whimsical snarls that have become Fazio's calling card. Fazio took full advantage of the 420 acres of rolling terrain and natural wetlands to fashion a course that's visually enthralling, challenging and yet fun to play; it's a nod to No. 2, but hardly a replication. Some feel that No. 8 synthesizes all the elements of the Pinehurst golf experience into one layout better than any of the other courses, and many mid- and higher-handicappers find it the most enjoyable track to play. The greens here are larger than on No. 2 – and the roll-offs and collection areas not quite as severe – though with their sloping edges, you shouldn't get complacent on your approach shots. Close proximity of greens to subsequent tees and beautiful scenery make No. 8 a pleasure to walk, but it's no stroll in the park. This championship track has twice been home to the PGA Club Pro Championship. Just a short drive or shuttle ride away from the main club, the Pinehurst Spirit is quite alive at No. 8.

The Reserve Club

 

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The Reserve Club at Woodside, with world-class amenities including miles of walking and biking trails, championship golf courses, tennis courts, croquet lawn, hundreds of acres of glassy lakes, parks, nature preserves, a duck pond and lush landscaping, offers members an active lifestyle amongst the beauty of the Carolina foothills. Featuring two golf courses, including the breathtaking Nicklaus Design, named by Golf Digest as "One of the Top Ten Best New Private Courses in America", it features a beautiful layout on lush land with a dozen species of hardwoods and evergreens.

The golfer is drawn along in a relaxed pace of play, skirting lakes and deep south forests until the dramatic closing holes affirm that you are in the hands of a master architect.

 

Woodside Plantation

 

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This exclusive private course blends perfectly into the forest setting of towering pines, over 60 acres of lakes, natural dogwoods, and colourful native flowering plants.

The designers have applied unique imagination in building a signature course indelibly inscribed upon the beauty of the natural terrain. This course is built for serious golfers and casual golfers alike.

Woodside Plantation Country Club showcases 36 holes of Championship Golf, 9-hole executive Par 3 golf course, and Tennis and Aquatics Facilities all surrounding a Clubhouse boasting an elegant, laid back charm.


The Hotels

The Holly Inn, Pinehurst

 

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Built in 1895, The Holly was Pinehurst's first hotel and is located in the heart of The Village. Every detail has been attended to, both inside and out. Decorating the walls and floors are a series of natural botanical prints and images, reminiscent of times gone by. You'll see the fine touches in every nook, from the jewel-toned Tiffany lamps, to the reading selection in the library, and to the comfort of a rocking chair in your guest room.

Traditional Rooms in The Holly feature your choice of 1 x King, 1 x Queen or 2 x double beds and bathrooms with a shower/tub combo. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD televisions, feather-top bedding, a mini bar and safe.


The Carriage House Inn
 

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The Carriage House Inn invites you to enjoy comfortably elegant accommodation amidst the charm and abundance of the many fine dining, cultural and shopping opportunities in historic, downtown Aiken. This luxuriously restored historic inn caters to all. All rooms welcome guests to a home away from home with their own unique luxuries, opulent bedrooms, private bath and Southern charm. Hotel amenities include full breakfast, complimentary wireless internet, and laundry and dry cleaning services.

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