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2018 Pinehurst and US Masters Tour Packages

30th MARCH – 9 th APRIL, 2018
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Overview of our Tour Packages

Teed Up offers a wide range of packages to suit every kind of traveller. Due to our long term relationships and reputation we are able to secure the highest quality hotels during Masters Week which is a great advantage as these properties are scarce. It is why we base ourselves in the upmarket polo town of Aiken as Augusta itself mainly has budget motels and hotels. All our escorted packages are based on the same itinerary, as outlined on the next few pages, the only difference between them is the inclusions and the hotels in Aiken for Masters’ Week.

FULLY ESCORTED 11 DAY PINEHURST & US MASTERS PACKAGES

We offer three fully escorted 11 day Masters Tour packages. The packages we offer are:

  • VIP – THE ULTIMATE MASTERS EXPERIENCE – for those who leave nothing out
  • WILLCOX – For guests who want to enjoy 5* luxury throughout the tour
  • CARRIAGE – For guests who are happy to relax in boutique style accommodation

All escorted packages above include the following:

  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • Four or Five games of golf including Pinehurst No. 2 (optional fifth game for some packages)
  • Four days at the Masters including the Tuesday practice round, Wednesday Par 3 Tournament, and the Friday and Sunday Tournament rounds
  • Shuttle transfers to and from hotels and golf courses
  • Regular transfers from Augusta National to your accommodation on Masters Days
  • Group transfers from Raleigh-Durham Airport to Pinehurst Resort at the start of your tour and to Atlanta airport on Monday 9th April, 2018 at 9:00am
  • Daily cooked breakfasts
  • Welcome Dinner and drinks, Friday & Sunday dinner at Pinehurst, Golf Presentation Dinner and drinks, lunch after golf at Palmetto & The Reserve Golf Courses, Augusta Hospitality House
  • Golf competitions and prizes
  • Group escorted by our experienced Masters Tour guides and Teed Up employees.

HILTON MASTERS WEEK ONLY ESCORTED PACKAGE

For those of you who cannot join us at Pinehurst, our Masters Week Only fully escorted packages begin on the Monday of Masters Week and include 7 nights’ accommodation in Aiken SC at The Hilton Garden Inn. The rest of the itinerary is the same as the details listed on the following itinerary during Masters Week.

KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT ALTERNATE PRE-MASTERS PACKAGE – ESCORTED MASTERS WEEK ONLY:

For those of you who would like to start their Masters-Experience at Kiawah Island Golf Resort rather than at Pinehurst, Teed-Up are also offering a 3 night package at the magnificent Sanctuary Hotel, 3 games of golf including The Ocean course and transfers to Aiken to join the rest of the group for Masters Week.

TAILORED PACKAGES FOR GROUPS:

If you have a group of 4 or more then contact us for a tailored package that can include your own private guide and transfers. You can choose to stay in one of our exclusive hotels or one of our luxury private rental homes that overlook private golf courses close to Aiken or are based in downtown Aiken. These houses are perfect for groups so that you can choose to dine at home with your own chef, order in dinner or eat out at many of the fine restaurants in Aiken.

PRIVATE TRANSFERS:

Private transfers can be arranged on request at an additional cost. Please contact us for more details and pricing.

pinehurst resort pool
Pinehurst Resort Pool
aiken sc
Aiken, SC
us masters
US Masters
Friday
30th March, 2018

You will need to ensure you arrive at Pinehurst Golf Resort, North Carolina by this date. The closest major airport is Raleigh Durham International airport (RDU) which has nonstop flights from most major US cities. Pinehurst Resort’s “Top of the Hour Transfers” are included from RDU (please note that it is approx. a 90 minute drive). If you wish to arrive early to rest before the tour begins, extra nights’ accommodation can be arranged.

STAY Experience true Southern hospitality at Pinehurst Resort, one of the pre-eminent golf resorts in the United States. At Pinehurst Resort you will be staying at the stately Carolina Hotel referred to as the “White House of the South”.

Nine challenging golf courses, designed by such masters as Ross, Jones, Maples and Fazio, promise some of the most memorable rounds in the game.

Evening: Join Mike Mosher & the other Golf Pros on tour in the Ryder Cup Bar for a quick drink.

Dinner is included with our Pinehurst package.

Pinehurst is a wonderful place to start your tour!

carolina hotel
Carolina Hotel
Pinehurst’s Famous Putter Boy
Pinehurst’s Famous Putter Boy
Saturday
Saturday 31st March

7:00-10:00am A classic breakfast buffet is included

Golf at Pinehurst No. 9 Jack Nicklaus constructed a masterpiece set amidst the long leaf pines. This 18- hole championship layout features classic Nicklaus architecture: wide fairways, lush course conditions and undulating putting surfaces that test your mind and your true golfing ability.

Evening: Tonight you will enjoy our Welcome Dinner & Drinks in a private room at the Carolina Hotel where you will have the chance to meet the rest of the group.

 

pinehurst no 9
pinehurst no 9
Sunday
1st April – EASTER SUNDAY

7:00-10:00am A classic breakfast buffet is included at The Grill (Carolina Hotel).

Golf on Pinehurst No. 2. World renowned as one of the best championship golf courses, No. 2 proves the genius of Donald Ross on every hole. Host to the 1999, 2005 and 2014 US Open, the course is astonishing yet invigorating for golfers of any age, skill or experience.

A caddy is provided for your convenience so you get the “Professional” experience of hitting off the tee, passing your club to your caddy and strolling off up the fairway!

Evening: Your choice of dinner from the Grill Room or any of the five restaurants at Pinehurst Village, at your leisure (dinner is included).

Pinehurst No.2
Carolina Dining Room
Carolina Dining Room
Monday
2nd April

7:00am A classic breakfast buffet is available at The Grill (Carolina Hotel).

Golf on Pinehurst No. 8, Opened in 1996 to commemorate Pinehurst’s centennial year. Fazio, designer of No.8, incorporates signature Donald Ross features including dips and swales around the greens, sloping greens and false fronts.

This championship track has twice been home to the PGA Club Pro Championship. Just a short drive from the main club, the Pinehurst spirit is quite alive at No. 8, which will serve as the companion course for the 2019 Men’s U.S. Amateur Championship.

3:00pm Following golf at Pinehurst, you will be transferred by coach to Aiken, South Carolina, which is approximately a four hour drive. Beverages and videos of previous Masters Tournaments will be available.

STAY Few towns in the Southeast offer more gracious charm than Aiken, South Carolina.

Take a relaxing stroll through Aiken’s tree-lined streets, and you’re likely to see thoroughbred horses, friendly faces and an enticing array of shops and restaurants. Only 30 minutes to Augusta, it comes to life during Masters Week. The bars and restaurants are full of locals making the golf visitors feel welcome.

There are a number of excellent restaurants within walking distance from each of the accommodation options we offer. We can make restaurant bookings for you and ensure everyone has someone to dine with if they choose.

To view a short video overview of Aiken go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FFoMdwh_kc

Aiken, SC
Aiken, SC
Tuesday
3rd April

7:00am Breakfast is included at your hotel.

8:00am Departure for the practice day at the Masters. This is a chance to take photos of the course and players, as cameras are not permitted during the tournament days.

Today is also the best day to shop for souvenirs as some will run out by the end of the week. You are advised to spend some time at the Par 3 16th hole as players have some fun trying to skip the ball over the pond and onto the green!

4-7pm: Happy Hour at our Augusta hospitality zone. Enjoy complimentary drinks and canapés with your hosts and friends and discuss the days highlights!

Regular transfers are provided back to your hotel from 4:30pm until 7:30pm

Dinner: Own arrangements.

Wednesday
4th April

8:00am You will enjoy watching players practice before viewing the traditional Par 3 Contest at the Masters in the afternoon. Within the grounds of Augusta, there is a picturesque 11 hole Par 3 golf course. This is possibly the best day of the week as most players turn up to have some fun.

We recommend you to buy a souvenir deck chair. These can be placed anywhere on the course and will remain vacant until you return to them – another Masters tradition! We will show y ou where to place your deck chairs so you will be right amongst the action.

4-7pm: Happy Hour at our hospitality zone. Regular transfers are provided back to your hotel from 4:30pm until 30 minutes after 7:30pm

Evening: Own arrangements.

Masters – Wed Par 3
Masters – Wed Par 3
Thursday
5th April

Day at leisure to explore Aiken or enjoy an additional round of golf (optional extra – golf cost dependent
upon course selected from Teed Up’s many options. The golf is on the TV live from 3pm.

Evening: Join Teed Up for their First Round Happy Hour at the Carriage House Inn.

Friday
6th April

8:00am & 10:00am depart to Augusta for Round 2 – Today you attend the second day’s tournament play at the Masters. Follow your favourite group around the course or place your deck chair at Amen Corner and watch all the groups come through. Head towards the 18th as players attempt to make the cut.

4-7pm: Happy Hour at our Augusta hospitality zone. Regular transfers are provided back to your hotel from 4:30pm until 30 minutes after the end of play at Augusta.

Evening: Own arrangements.

Saturday
7th April

Golf at The Reserve GC – The essence of the private Reserve Club is the superb Nicklaus designed golf course. 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.

Lunch is included at the club after golf and we will have you back at your hotel in time to watch the first round TV coverage that starts at 3pm

Evening: Complimentary Golf Presentation Dinner and drinks. +

The Reserve
The Reserve
Sunday
8th April

6:00, 8:00 and 10:00am departures to Augusta for US Masters Final Round Attend the final day’s play of the Masters Tournament. As soon as you get there, place your chair around the 18th green or fairway so you will be able to see the climax of the Tournament. Wander the fairways following the leaders, or base yourself at the 16th where Shane Lowry, David Love III and Louis Oosthuizen all scored holes-in-one in 2016.

4-7pm: Happy Hour at our hospitality zone. Shuttles will go regularly from 4:30pm. The last shuttle returning to Aiken from the Masters will be 30 minutes after the green jacket presentation which is held on the practise putting green outside the clubhouse.

Evening: Own arrangements.

US Masters Final Round
US Masters Final Round
Monday
9th April

Today you will be transferred from Aiken to Atlanta Airport (approx. 2.5 hours drive).

The coach will pick you up at 9am. Please make sure you book flights that leave between 2pm – 5pm from Atlanta airport. You will need to book a private transfer to Atlanta at additional cost for flights leaving outside these times.

Tour Ends

VIP Package

The VIP package provides you with a package like no other, both on and off the course! Only 7 of these
packages are available due to the limited number of suites at the Willcox.

Our VIP Package combines our Willcox Package (on the next page) with the following extras:

  • Luxury suite accommodation at the Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst Resort & The Willcox in Aiken.
  • 4 days corporate hospitality at The Masters including premium bars, flat screen televisions, full
    service buffet breakfast and lunch, evening hors d’oeuvres, business services including Wi-Fi,
    complimentary gate shuttle service to Augusta National, live entertainment and daily storage of
    personal items.
  • A round of golf with our PGA Golf Professional Mike Mosher on the tour
  • Complimentary Masters souvenir chair
  • A round of golf at the exclusive Sage Valley GC – probably the closest you will ever come to playing Augusta itself. (Date of game subject to tee time availability). Visit www.sagevalleygolf.com for more information

ACCOMMODATION AT PINEHURST RESORT

Our VIP and customers stay in Suites at The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort for 3 nights. More information about The Carolina Hotel is included in the Willcox package.

ACCOMMODATION FOR MASTERS WEEK IN AIKEN, SC

Our VIP guests spend Masters Week in Aiken in a suite at The Willcox. The Willcox continues to draw international guests who enjoy 1st class service, gracious accommodations, excellent cuisine and the magic of historic Aiken, South Carolina — unforgettable experiences that won The Willcox a number of awards including “No. 1 Resort Hotel in the South” in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016.

All suites have a large comfortable living space with a fireplace, separate bedroom with a four-poster bed and a spacious bathroom with a deep-soaking tub and shower.

VIP PACKAGE PRICING:

Only 7 suites are available so the VIP package numbers are very limited.

$USD PER PERSON Double/Twin Share Single Non-Golfer (Twin Share)
2018 VIP PACKAGE – Suites $26,990 $31,990 $23,990

Willcox Package

Staying in the highest quality five star properties is the ultimate way to enjoy the Masters. With only
22 rooms available, these packages are subject to availability when you book. This package is only
available for couples or friends wanting to share a room.

The Willcox Package includes the following:

  • 3 nights at the Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst, and 7 nights at 5* The Willcox, Aiken.
  • Four games of golf including Pinehurst No. 2 (optional fifth game of golf available)
  • Four days at the Masters including the Tuesday practice round, Wednesday Par 3 Contest and
    the Friday and Sunday Tournament rounds
  • Shuttles to/from airports, hotels and golf courses (including Augusta National)
  • Group transfers to Atlanta airport on Monday 9th April, 2018 at 9:00am
  • Daily cooked breakfast, welcome and farewell functions and drinks
  • Golf competitions and prizes
  • Group escorted by our experienced Masters Tour guides through the Masters and Aiken.
  • Non golfer package includes four days at the Masters and 1hr luxury spa packages at Pinehurst
    Resort Spa and The Willcox spa in Aiken.

ACCOMMODATION AT PINEHURST RESORT – THE CAROLINA HOTEL (3 NIGHTS)

This majestic century-old hotel with its signature copper cupola and sweeping verandas make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to an era when elegance defined grand hotels and resorts.

Carolina Traditional rooms feature either 1x King, 1 x Queen, or 2 x Double beds. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD televisions, marble bathrooms, desk/workstation, feather-top bedding, a mini bar and safe.

pinehurst resort

ACCOMMODATION IN AIKEN, SC – THE WILLCOX (7 NIGHTS)

The Willcox is a gracious, traditional Southern hotel with its long porches and stately white pillars perfectly at home in the pretty antebellum town of Aiken, South Carolina. Rooms are elegantly appointed with period antiques, high ceilings with crown mouldings, luxurious featherbeds and stunning bathrooms. Hotel amenities include full breakfast, spa, restaurant, bar and pool.

aiken room

WILLCOX PACKAGE PRICING:

$USD PER PERSON Double/Twin Share Single Non-Golfer (Twin Share)
2018 WILLCOX PACKAGE $17,990 $22,990 $15,990

Carriage Inn Package

After spending the first 3 nights at The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort, you will spend Masters
Week at the boutique Carriage House Inn in Aiken. This package is suitable for couples, twin share or
singles.

ACCOMMODATION AT PINEHURST RESORT – THE CAROLINA HOTEL (3 NIGHTS)

This majestic century-old hotel with its signature copper cupola and sweeping verandas make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to an era when elegance defined grand hotels and resorts.

Carolina Traditional rooms feature either 1x King, 1 x Queen, or 2 x Double beds. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD televisions, marble bathrooms, desk/workstation, feather-top bedding, a mini bar and safe.

carolina hotel

ACCOMMODATION IN AIKEN, SC – THE CARRIAGE HOUSE INN (7 NIGHTS)

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.

carriage house inn

The Carriage Inn package includes the following:

  • 3 nights at The Carolina, Pinehurst, and 7 nights at The Carriage Inn, Aiken.
  • Four games of golf including Pinehurst No. 2 (optional fifth game of golf available)
  • Four days at the Masters including the Tuesday practice round, Wednesday Par 3 Tournament
    and the Friday and Sunday Tournament rounds
  • Shuttles to/from airports, hotels and golf courses (including Augusta National)
  • Group transfers to Atlanta airport on Monday 9th April, 2018 at 9:00am
  • Daily cooked breakfast, welcome and farewell functions and drinks
  • Golf competitions and prizes
  • Group escorted by our experienced Masters Tour guides through the Masters and Aiken.
  • Non golfer package includes four days at the Masters and 1hr luxury spa packages at Pinehurst Resort Spa and The Willcox spa in Aiken.

CARRIAGE INN PACKAGE PRICING:

$USD PER PERSON Double/Twin Share Single Non-Golfer (Twin Share)
2018 CARRIAGE PACKAGE $15,990 $18,990 $14,500

Masters Week Only

HILTON PACKAGE – MASTERS WEEK ONLY (7 NIGHTS)

Our Hilton Package begins on the Monday of Masters Week and include 7 nights accommodation in Aiken, SC at The Hilton Garden Inn, golf at the Reserve GC, Masters tickets for Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, happy hour at Augusta on our days attending the US Masters tournament and a shuttle service to and from your hotel into Aiken’s historic downtown area each evening.

hilton accomodation

MASTERS WEEK ONLY PACKAGE PRICING:

$USD PER PERSON Double/Twin Share Single Non-Golfer (Twin Share)
2018 HILTON PACKAGE $12,990 $14,990 $11,990

TAILORED GROUP PACKAGES

If you have a group of 4 or more then contact us for a tailored package that can include a number of options such as whether to stay in one of our exclusive hotels or one of our luxury private rental homes that overlook private golf courses close to Aiken or are based in downtown Aiken. These houses are perfect for groups so that you can choose to dine at home with your own chef, order in dinner or eat out at many of the fine restaurants in Aiken. You can also choose the number of days you attend the Masters Tournament and which golf courses you would like to play in the Aiken and Augusta areas or arrange your own transport options.

Please contact Michael Mosher to discuss tailoring a package to suit the needs of your group.

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Optional Tour Add-ons

ADDITIONAL ROUND OF GOLF ON THE REST DAY:

If you would like to play another round of golf on the day that we are scheduled to have a “rest day” then we can arrange for you, or your group, to play at a number of courses close to Aiken including the following:

  • Palmetto
  • Woodside Plantation
  • Aiken Golf Course

Alternatively, if a group of four golfers can be arranged, then we will be able to arrange a tee-time at some of the more prestigious courses in the Augusta area including:

  • The River
  • Champions Retreat
  • Westlake Country Club

SAGE VALLEY OPTIONAL ADD ON:

Sage Valley Golf Club is a private national membership golf club located just outside Augusta, Georgia. Teed-Up’s Director of Golf & PGA Professional, Michael Mosher, is one of only 2 Australian members of this exclusive golf course.

The course and clubhouse are surrounded by several thousand acres of preserved southern pine forest providing a setting of serenity and tranquilness and for most of us will be the closest we ever get to playing the very similar Augusta National!

We have access to a limited number of highly sought after tee-times during Masters Week at Sage Valley and you can take advantage of this and play golf at Sage Valley rather than attending the scheduled tour option for that specific day. Drinks, breakfast or lunch (depending upon tee time) and a caddie are also included. Please note caddie gratuity (US$100) not included

“The Masters Experience together with the Sage Valley option is without a doubt the greatest experience in golf “
Ian Forsyth, Cronulla Golf Club

“Sage Valley was simply awesome. One of the best golf experiences I’ve ever had.”
Ben Calver, Sanctuary Cove GC

“Playing at Pinehurst #2 and Sage Valley ticked items off my bucket list that I didn’t even know I should have!”
Matt Spithill, The Ridge GC

See www.sagevalleygolf.com for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why don’t we attend the Masters every day?

Apart from the high cost of the tickets, we have found that over the years you get too tired walking the course every day. You are often surprised at how steep the course is. Additionally, after watching golf for two or three days, many of our past guests prefer to go and hit some balls! 85% of previous attendees tell us that going on our chosen days gives a good balance. However, we are flexible as to the days you attend the Masters, and can arrange for you to attend additional days.

Why don’t we stay in Augusta?

We choose not to stay in Augusta due to its limited accommodation and restaurant choices. Furthermore, traffic can be very heavy getting to the course from the north side where most people stay. In contrast, Aiken services a wealthy horse breeding area so the quality of restaurants and hotels are higher. It is only a 30 minute drive to the Augusta National course, avoiding the heavy traffic. 96% of attendees rated Aiken as an admirable alternative to stay in. Many tour operators in Australia also do not escort the tour personally, choosing to simply sell a tour on behalf of a local operator based in Augusta where guests are left to their own devices, often making the trip more demanding and risky. Other operators book you into hotels in Colombia which can be a 90 minute drive to Augusta with traffic.

Are non-golfers welcome?

Yes! We welcome non-golfers, and at Pinehurst they have plenty of activities to fill their days. There is a large spa with pool, treatment rooms and sauna to name a few. There are many shops in the Village and day trips can be organised. We would recommend they attend at least one day at The Masters to appreciate the beauty of the course. In Aiken there are also day trips that can be arranged, for example, horse treks, massages and plenty of shopping! A 1 hour spa package at Pinehurst Resort and the Willcox Inn Spa is included in the VIP, Willcox, or Carriage Inn Non-Golfer package as well.

Questions you should ask other tour operators are:

  • Do deposits and payments go into a Travel Agent Trust fund so that the Travel Compensation Fund covers any operators or supplier who gets into trouble?
  • Do the tours stay in nice towns close to Augusta, or, are they in motels and hotels out in places like Colombia or Atlanta where transport to the course is difficult?
  • Do tour guides with US Masters experience accompany the group or do they just sell US tour companies’ packages rebranded as their own, and guests are left to their own devices?
  • How do they source their Masters tickets? Can they give you a letter to email from their ticket supplier confirming ticket availability?
  • How long have they been running tours to the Masters?
  • Can you see testimonials from previous attendees?

We are able to answer all these questions favourably. Please ask us for the contact details of previous tour attendees if you would like to talk to someone about the tour.

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2018 Packages and Pricing

US MASTERS PACKAGES Double / Twin (USD$ pp) Single (USD$ pp) Non Golfer Twin (US$ pp)
VIP Package (10 nights) $26,990 $31,990 $23,990
PINEHURST Willcox Package (10 nights) $17,990 $22,990 $15,990
PINEHURST Carriage Inn Package (10 nights) $15,990 $18,990 $14,500
PINEHURST Masters Week Package (7 nights) $12,990 $14,990 $11,990

Payment Information

Teed Up Travel can book flights for you if required. Please indicate on your booking form if you want us to contact you regarding flights.

Payment Information

A deposit of AUD$3,000 per person is to accompany the booking form. 50% of the deposit is refundable if cancelled prior to 1st September 2017. The final non-refundable payment is due on 24 Nov 2017. The final payment will be for the full tour price in USD converted to AUD based on the best USD sell rate from the Major 4 banks as at 10am on 23/11/17. The deposit will then be deducted from this to give the balance owing. No refunds are available after this date. You can lock in a $USD rate with our FX advisors within 12 months of the tour departure date if you wish. Please contact us to secure a quote. If you do lock in a $USD rate once your deal is confirmed it becomes legally binding and full payment must be made within 5 working days to our account shown on the Booking Form.

Twin Share and Non Golfer single Packages

If you select a ”Twin Share” package you must nominate at the time of booking who you are sharing with on your booking form otherwise you will be recorded and charged the price of a Single package. We are unable to find a twin share partner for you. You must also nominate on your form if you require one bed (i.e. Queen or Double) or 2 separate beds. Please note all Non-Golfers are assumed to be twin-sharing with a golfer. Non-golfer Single package can be custom priced – please contact Teed Up

Important – Travel Insurance

It is vital you have Insurance in case you need to cancel for health or other reasons. You can obtain Insurance within 12 months of departure.

Further Information

All tours are marketed on behalf of Teed Up Travel Licence Number 2TA4733. Teed Up is not itself a transport tour, event or accommodation provider. It acts only as an agent for those service providers.

Disclaimer: This itinerary is accurate at time of compilation. Details may change due to circumstances outside our control. Golf courses and accommodation may change depending on availability but will be replaced by similar standard courses and hotel.

 

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