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Itinerary

2020 US MASTERS, PINEHURST & KIAWAH TOUR

7th - 16th APRIL 2020
Hosted by GREG RITCHIE
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Imagine being at Augusta National to witness the drama that always comes as the leaders play the back nine at Augusta on Sunday! Join Australian sporting legend and golfing enthusiast, Greg Ritchie on a golfing tour of a lifetime to the 2020 US Masters, Pinehurst & Kiawah Island Tour.

One of the characters of Australia cricket, and affectionately known as “Fat Cat”, the burly Ritchie developed into a first class batsman who possessed wonderful timing when in full, glorious flow. Ritchie played 30 Tests, scored 1690 runs at 35, including three centuries and seven half centuries. Greg played for Queensland for 10 seasons.

Since retiring in 1986, Ritchie has had a continuous media career including 2 years as a part of the Channel Nine Commentary Team, and 3 years as part of Brisbane’s Triple M’s Breakfast Show. Ritchie also launched his character “Mahatma Cote” on TV and became a regular on the Channel Nine Footy show.

Greg is also a keen golfer and is married to ALPG Golf Professional Rachel Hetherington, one of Australia’s most successful female golfers. Greg has hosted tours to the US Masters with Teed Up for the past 4 years.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

• 9 Nights’ accommodation including:

• 1 Nights’ accommodation Hyatt House Raleigh-Durham Airport Hotel,NC

• 2 Nights’ accommodation Carolina Hotel Pinehurst Resort, NC

• 3 Nights’ accommodation The Carriage House Inn, Aiken, SC

• 3 Nights’ accommodation The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, SC

• Seven games of golf including Pinehurst No.2, Sage Valley and Kiawah Ocean Course

• Masters Tournament badge and post round hospitality for Sunday Final Round & Green Jacket Presentation

• 10 daily cooked breakfasts

• Welcome dinner and drinks plus one other Three Course Dinner at Carolina Hotel Pinehurst

• Presentation dinner and drinks at Kiawah Resort

• Lunch after golf at The Reserve and Sage Valley GolfClubs

• Access to the Teed-Up Augusta Hospitality House following the day at The Masters

• Golf competitions and prizes

• Group transfers to and from all hotels and golf courses

• Return transfers to Augusta National from your accommodation on Masters Sunday

• Group departure transfer from The Dewberry Hotel to Charleston International Airport on 16th April

• Non Golfer Package includes Spa Packages at Pinehurst Resort and The Sanctuary Kiawah Island Resort plus Aiken sightseeing Trolley tour.

• Group escorted by Greg Ritchie

 

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:

• Tickets to an Extra Day at The Masters – Saturday Round 3 ($1900) or an extra game at Sage Valley on the Saturday ($1450)

• Upgrade to the 5 star Willcox Hotel in Aiken – In the 2019 edition of the Southern Living South’s Best Award, the town of Aiken took home the title of “Best Small Town in the South” and The Willcox was listed as the #1 Hotel in the South. The hotel is a beautiful 23 room boutique hotel decorated in traditional Southern style dark oak and leather. It is the hotel of choice for US Presidents and celebrities.

Tuesday
7th April 2020

You will need to ensure you arrive into Raleigh-Durham today. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) has non-stop flights from most major US cities

On arrival at RDU, visit the Accommodations and Reservations board in each terminal’s bag claim area. Use the interactive touch-screen directory to contact the hotel to let them know you have arrived.

Hotel drop off and pick up from the red zones outside theterminal

 

STAY: Hyatt House Raleigh Durham Airport, 10962 Chapel Hill Road, MORRISVILLE NC 27560

 

Free W-Fi access is available. Each room has a TV, air conditioning and an IPod dock. Featuring a bath or shower, the private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. If you have time enjoy the convenience of the free shuttle service to and from downtown Raleigh-Durham or anywhere within a 5 mile radius.

Wednesday
8th April 2020

7:00am Breakfast in your hotel.

9:00am Group transfer to Pinehurst Resort

STAY: The Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst Resort, NC 80 Carolina Vista Dr, PINEHURST NC 28374

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

GOLF on PINEHURST No. 9 – Includes Shared Cart & Range Balls (Afternoon tee time)


Evening:
Tonight you will enjoy a Welcome Dinner & Drinks at The Carolina Hotel

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 golf ability. Pinehurst No. 9 is a magnificent 7,122 yard course and is as meticulously designed as it is compelling.

Thursday
9th April, 2020

7:00-10:00am A classic breakfast buffet is included at The Carolina Dining Room. It is unlikely you will ever again sample such an amazing breakfast whilst being accompanied by a pianist on a Grand Piano.

GOLF on Pinehurst No.2 – includes shared caddie

No. 2 remains one of the world’s most celebrated golf courses. It has served as the site of more single golf championships than any other course in America and has hosted back-to-back US Opens in 1999, 2005 and 2014. The US Open will return in 2024.

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 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.

To enhance your enjoyment of playing this amazing course, 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 1895 Grille or any of the five restaurants at Pinehurst Village, at your leisure. (Dinner is included, Drinks at own cost).

Friday
10th April 2020

7:00am The fabulous breakfast buffet, described by Golfweek as “arguably the most famous meal in golf this side of Masters Champions Dinner” is available at the Carolina Dining Room (included)

Golf on Pinehurst No. 4 – includes Shared Cart & Range Balls

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club unveiled a completely redesigned No. 4 course in Sept 2018, the work of renowned golf course architect Gil Hanse. Visually stunning from tee to green, exposed sand areas, vast cross bunkers and native wire grass meld with the site’s rolling topography and natural ridge lines to create dramatic vistas and strategic golf. “We believe golfers are going to appreciate No. 4 fits into Pinehurst’s lineup and elevates the entire golf experience” says Hanse.

 

3.00pm Following golf at Pinehurst No. 4, you will be transferred by private transfer to Aiken, SC, which is approximately  a four hour drive. On board beverages and snacks will be available

STAY: Carriage House Inn, 139 Laurens St NW, AIKEN SC 29801, P: +1 803-644-5888

Few towns in the Southeast offer more gracious charm than Aiken, South Carolina. Known as the “polo capital of the South” it’s a place where horses still have right of way and southern history can be viewed through its historic homes and museums.

Take a relaxing stroll through Aiken’s tree-lines streets, and you’re likely to see thoroughbreds, 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!

Evening: Enjoy a Welcome to Masters Week BBQ at the Carriage House Inn (Dinner and Drinks included)

Saturday
11th April 2020

GOLF at The Reserve Club – Nicklaus Course – includes Cart, Range Balls and Lunch

The essence of the very private Reserve Club is the Reserve Course, a superb Nicklaus Design. Upon its completion, the course was named by Golf Digest as one of the “Top Ten Best New Private Courses in America”. It has continually been named one of South Carolina’s top courses ever since. The course boasts a beautiful 7,352-yard layout featuring rolling terrain with plush fairways and picturesque vistas. Golfers enjoy a relaxed pace of play around this breathtaking layout – a scene that only a true architect could create. From the first tee shot to the last putt, golfers are mesmerized by the beauty of the layout and thrilled with the playability of the course.

 

If you would prefer an additional day at The Masters, you may take out the option of The Reserve and attend Masters Tournament Round 3. This is at an additional cost of US$1900.00 per person. You can also play another game of golf today at Sage Valley at an additional cost of USD$1400

 

Evening: This evening from 5pm Teed Up will host a Masters Final Round preview party. You will be able to watch the third round of the Masters on TV and enjoy fine food and beverages while mingling with other tour guests.

Sunday
12th April 2020

Attend the FINAL ROUND & GREEN JACKET PRESENTION at THE MASTERS

Augusta is known for its natural beauty and gentle atmosphere. “It’s like being in the most perfect picture that has ever been painted” said England’s Ian Poulter.

The tournament has a number of traditions. Since 1949, a green jacket has been awarded to the champion, who must return it to the clubhouse one year after his victory, although it remains his personal property and is stored with other champions’ jackets in a specially designated cloakroom. In most instances, only a first-time and currently reigning champions may remove his jacket from the club grounds. A golfer who wins the event multiple times uses the same jacket awarded upon his initial win (unless he needs to be re-fitted with a new jacket.

4:00 – 7:00pm Happy Hour at Teed Up Hospitality Zone

Regular transfers are provided back to your hotel from 4:30pm until 30 minutes after the green jacket presentation which is held on the practice putting green outside the clubhouse.

Evening: Own arrangements

Monday
13th April 2020

GOLF at SAGE VALLEY – including caddy, lunch and drinks

A mere 15 miles from Augusta National, in the rolling country side of South Carolina, lies the exclusive Sage Valley Golf Club. Opened in 2001 and designed by Tom Fazio, Sage Valley is extra special, and it’s set to become a “Top 100 High Flyer”. As a member of Sage Valley, Teed Up have access to tee times during Master’s time.

With significant elevation and stately pines, not to mention thousands of azaleas, streams and plenty of water, this 7,245 yard course is aiming to become the 21st Century Augusta. Sage Valley is as close to playing Augusta National as most people will ever get. Ranked amongst America’s Best Golf Retreats, Sage Valley boasts a hunting lodge, trap and dove shooting, horseback riding, full-service spa, as well as great food and beverages.

After golf at Sage Valley, you will be transferred to Kiawah Island Resort STAY: The Sanctuary Island Resort, SC

Kiawah Island is a ten mile wide, immaculate, oceanfront beach that invites you to stroll for hours without interruption. Soothing by day, romantic by night, the beach is complemented by the island’s river, meandering lagoons, pristine marshlands and maritime forests.

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, an oceanfront hotel and spa, is a casual but elegant building, reminiscent of a grand seaside mansion. The four-story hotel was designed to feel like it has been on Kiawah for centuries, evolving and expanding from one imaginary homeowner to the next.

Using the world’s largest mechanical spade, the resort transplanted over 400 trees, including 160 fifty-foot-high live oaks to create a sense of arrival with a centuries-old feel.

Designed to be elegant, but not too formal, the interior is characterized by grand spaces and traditional, but light, southern decor highlighted by antiques.

Dinner: By own arrangements

Tuesday
14th April 2020

GOLF at COUGAR POINT KIAWAH – carts included

Gary Player designed the first and last course to be built on Kiawah Island. Oddly enough, they sit on the same piece of ground.

One of the most dramatic vistas on the island is the middle of Cougar Point’s nine, along the Kiawah River, making this course a very memorable one. Originally named Marsh Point, Cougar Point was redesigned by Gary Player in 1996 and now plays 6,814 yards. It features a great blend of short and long par-4′. great risk / reward par-5s and extremely challenging par-3s. The long par-4s feature wide landing areas in front of the green making them reachable by shorter hitters using hybrid or long-iron. The shot par-4s feature magnificent “target golf” where players must find specific landing areas to avoid hazards and provide the best angle to the greens. It is a great strategic layout where players need to think their way around the course.

Wednesday
15th April 2020

GOLF at The Ocean Course Kiawah including a caddy (or you can cart)

 

Located on the eastern-most end of Kiawah Island, The Ocean Course has more seaside holes than any other course in the Northern Hemisphere – 10 are fight along the Atlantic with the other 8 running parallel to those.

 

Although it was originally designed to sit behind the dunes, the designer Pete Bye’s wife Alice, suggested raising the entire course to allow players unobstructed views of Kiawah’s beautiful Atlantic coastline  from  every  hole.  This improved view, however, made the course substantially more demanding as it also exposed it to the area’s brisk and unpredictable sea breezes. Dye took this into account when designing the course. In fact, he designed two courses – one for an easterly wind and one for a westerly wind.

 

The Ocean Course is one of only four courses in the USA to have hosted every major PGA event in the country including the 1992 Ryder Cup, the 2012 PGA Championship and it will host the 2021 PGA Championship.

 

Dinner: Tonight, join your host Greg Ritchie for a Farewell and Presentation Dinner – Drinks included

Thursday
16th April 2020

Breakfast at your hotel

CHECK OUT and transfer to Charleston International Airport for outbound flights.