Itinerary: US Masters 2018 - 9 Night Golfers Tour B (31 Mar-9 April with Wed-Thu-Sat-Sun at Masters)


Saturday 31st March - 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 tour rep & fellow travellers and enjoy a beverage together at the hotel lounge.
 
Overnight: Hilton Los Angeles Airport

Sunday 1st 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 2nd 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 2017 MLB schedule you will have the option of purchasing reserved tickets for tonight's home match.
 
Overnight: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines 

Tuesday 3rd 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. 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 travellers. There are several dining options alongside our Augusta hotel each evening.

 
Overnight: Hampton Inn 

Wednesday 4th 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: Hampton Inn 

Thursday 5th April - Opening Round

 
This is it, round one of the 2018 Masters! Once again we travel together to Augusta National 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.
 
Tonight we again enjoy socialising with our complimentary evening drinks & snacks at the hotel before heading out for dinner. 
 
Overnight: Hampton Inn 

Friday 6th April - Rest Day or optional Round of Golf

 
Today presents the opportunity to take a break and recharge the batteries. After two days watching the pros in action you also have the chance to test your own game at stunning Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta (tee-off approx 10:30am), bookings are available after you have booked your Masters package. 

However, if you do wish to attend the Masters Friday round please contact our office to add Friday's badge to your package. 
 
Overnight: Hampton Inn 

Saturday 7th April - Moving Day

 
Today is a fascinating experience at Augusta National...yes it's 'moving day'. We travel together on our short 10 minute coach ride to Augusta National early this morning, ensuring 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. 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 tour reps will be providing all the best tips on getting around Augusta National. You are most welcome to watch the golf with your fellow travellers or do your own thing - the choice is all yours.
 
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.
 
After returning from the golf together, this evening is the perfect opportunity to mingle & dine with the throngs of fans from all over the world and speculate on who will emerge victorious tomorrow. As usual our complimentary evening drinks & snacks will be ready and waiting at the hotel when we return from Augusta National.
 
Overnight: Hampton Inn

Sunday 8th April - Final Round

 
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 reps will 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: Hampton Inn 

Monday 9th April - Farewell to Augusta

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 from the hotel direct to Atlanta Airport domestic terminal on Monday 9th April. Departs 8:30am / arrives Atlanta Airport approx 11am (USD $78 per person). Pre-bookings are essential.


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