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Itinerary: Golfing Tour B - 9 Nights - Wed, Thu, Sat* & Sun at Masters (via LA & San Diego)


Saturday 6 April - Welcome to LA


Welcome to Los Angeles! Hotel check-in is available from 3pm. If you arrive earlier you may store your luggage at the hotel and explore the surrounding areas - why not soak up the Californian sun at nearby Manhattan Beach or Venice. 

This evening you will be introduced to your experienced tour rep & fellow travellers and enjoy a beverage together at the hotel lounge.
Overnight: Hilton Los Angeles Airport

Sunday 7 April - Aviara Golf Resort

This morning we make the 90min trip down the breathtaking southern California coastline to San Diego where we will be based for the next two nights.
Today's round is at the magnificent Aviara Golf Club, voted in the top five US resort courses by Golf Digest Magazine. With the course hosting the LPGA's Kia Classic the weekend prior to our tour each year, the course is always in immaculate condition for our round whilst the service provided by the club is second to none. Green fee, motorised cart & range balls are all included in your tour price. Top quality club rental is available to pre-book for USD $85 (including taxes) for those not bringing their own clubs on tour. An array of souvenir Aviara golf apparel is available to purchase in the pro shop.
This evening we enjoy our first evening in San Diego staying at the stylish Hilton Hotel La Jolla. Located on the cliff tops of the Torrey Pines State Reserve, the hotel overlooks the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course and the majestic Pacific Ocean. Ensure you bring your swimmers to relax in the hotel's heated pool & spa.  
Overnight: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines 

Monday 8 April - Torrey Pines South

Today we take on spectacular Torrey Pines South Course - home of  the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open and host of the 2008 & 2021 US Open. Green fee, motorised cart & range balls are all included in your tour price. Top quality club hire is available to purchase for USD $65. The pro shop stocks a large range of souvenir golf apparel.
After relaxing following our round, this evening you have the option of heading to downtown San Diego with your tour rep & fellow travellers to explore the city's famous Gaslamp Quarter where you will be spoiled for choice with dining options and sports bars aplenty. The San Diego Padre's Petco Stadium stands alongside the Gaslamp Quarter and pending the 2019 MLB schedule you will have the option of purchasing reserved tickets for tonight's home match.

Overnight: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines 



Tuesday 9 April - Flight & Transfer to Augusta 

After two magnificent days of playing golf, we check out of the hotel this morning and board our flight from San Diego Airport to Atlanta Airport then onward transfer to Augusta. One checked bag up to 23kg is included whilst golf bags require a $35 supplement. Our morning flight normally departs San Diego 8:40am / arrives Atlanta 5pm (includes 3hr time zone difference) followed by the very comfortable two hour transfer down Freeway 20 to Augusta.

This evening is our Augusta welcome evening complete with complimentary local beers, wine and snacks together with your fellow golf fans. There are several dining options alongside our Augusta hotel each evening.

Overnight: Red Roof Inn - Washington Road, Augusta 


Wednesday 10 April - Par 3 Contest

Get your camera ready! After breakfast, we board our shuttle for the short 10 minute ride to Augusta National ready to experience the festive atmosphere of the Par 3 Contest. Today is the only day that cameras & autograph hunting are permitted so make sure the battery's fully charged.

In addition to this afternoon's Par 3 contest, today is the players' final full practice round - it's your chance to explore all 18 holes of Augusta National plus photograph yourself at every famous tee, fairway & green. Be sure to visit the par 3 16th as players attempt Wednesday's traditional skimming-the-ball up onto the green - you might just witness a remarkable hole-in-one.

As usual our complimentary evening drinks & snacks will be ready and waiting at the hotel when we return from Augusta National for another fantastic evening of socialising. 

Overnight: Red Roof Inn - Washington Road, Augusta


Thursday 11 April - Opening Round

This is it, round one of the 2018 Masters! Once again we travel together to Augusta National on our 10 minute shuttle ride ready for a full day of golfing action starting with the traditional 1st tee ceremony featuring the game's past great champions. With the field divided into groups of three and tee-off times right through to 2pm it's the perfect opportunity to follow a variety of stars around all 18 holes as well as spend some time seated in the stands (or on your $30 folding chair available from the merchandise stores) alongside your favourite green or tee.
We ensure you are able to soak up absolutely everything the Masters has to offer - from the practice range to the day's first drive right through to the final putt on 18, you won't miss a minute of the action (play finishes around 7pm). Our coach ride itself is always a great social start to the day and sets the tone for a fantastic day of golf action, plus your experienced Masters rep will be providing all the best tips on getting around Augusta National. You are most welcome to watch the golf with your fellow golf fans or do your own thing - the choice is all yours. 
Tonight we again enjoy socialising with our complimentary evening drinks & snacks at the hotel before heading out for dinner. 
Overnight: Red Roof Inn - Washington Road, Augusta



Friday 12 April - Golf Day in Augusta


Today we enjoy our third round of golf on the tour with 18 holes at the stunning Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta. Green fees, motorised cart, range balls and lunch are all included in your package price. 
Please note - if you do wish to attend the Masters on Friday instead of playing golf at Forest Hills, please contact our office to receive a quote for adding Friday's badge to your package. 

Overnight: Red Roof Inn - Washington Road, Augusta



Saturday 13 April - Moving day at Masters OR 18 holes at reserve Club Woodside Plantation 


Today you will either be enjoying a full day at Augusta National witnessing 'moving day', or enjoying our fourth round of golf for the tour with 18 holes at the magnificent Woodside Plantation (make your selection during the booking process).

For those who choose to attend the Masters today it is always a fascinating experience at Augusta National...yes it's 'moving day'. With the field cut to the top 50 players plus ties it's make or break for most of the field; be prepared to witness some aggressive golf that will end in heartbreak for many and a surprise surge up the leaderboard for others.

For those playing golf today you will be treated to 18 holes of truly challenging yet beautiful golf at the exclusive Woodside Plantation in nearby Aiken. Green fees, motorised cart, range balls and lunch are all included in your package price. 
After returning to the hotel our complimentary evening drinks & snacks will be ready and waiting in the lounge area as we prepare for all the excitement of tomorrow's final round of the Masters.

Overnight: Red Roof Inn - Washington Road, Augusta


Sunday 14 April - Final round at the Masters

Prepare to witness history today as the world's best battle for their slice of glory. We head out to Augusta National bright & early again this morning to ensure you are one of the first through the gates and able to soak up every moment of the Sunday Masters experience.
Today presents a great opportunity to explore any holes you haven't seen as yet plus follow some of your favourite players hitting off early, before attention turns to the leaders around Amen Corner & the closing stretch of holes. If you're keen to secure a perfect viewing spot on the 18th green your experienced tour repwill show you exactly where & how. The atmosphere around the course as destiny nears for one lucky golfer is simply unbeatable this afternoon, here's hoping there's a few Aussies in the mix! To truly complete your Masters experience, we always stay for the presentation of the green jacket before bidding farewell to Augusta National.
This evening is our final night together in Augusta and no matter who wins it's always the perfect reason for celebration.


Overnight: Red Roof Inn - Washington Road, Augusta

Monday 15 April - Tour ends (optional private transfer to Atlanta Airport)


This morning it's farewell to Augusta with a golf bag full of lifetime memories ready to share with your friends & family back home. Hotel check-out time is 11am.

We operate a one-way transfer to Atlanta Airport domestic terminal on Monday 15th April. Departs our hotel 8:30am / arrives Atlanta Airport approx 11am. Pre-bookings are essential. 

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