Being at Augusta National is always special, being there to watch the presentation of the Green Jacket is unforgettable. The atmosphere on the Final Day of The Masters is something that has to be felt to be believed and that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do on this tour.
Thursday 5th April
Following your arrival into Columbia Metropolitan airport you will be met by thr Marriott Airport Shuttle bus before making the short 10 minute transfer to The Columbia Marriott. On arrival you will check-in for 4 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. You will be met at the hotel by your Vision 4 Sport representative who will be available throughout your trip to ensure you have everything you need. The rest of the evening will be at your leisure to get acclimatized and relax after a day travelling. The Marriott benefits from a great central location and as such has numerous bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. The Brazilian Steakhouse is always a first night favourite but please ask for suggestions and recommendations.
Friday 6th April
Breakfast is available at the hotel before your 10.00 transfer to Windermere Golf & Country Club, our first tee time is at 11.00. Windermere will give you a true experience of South Carolina golf, one of the regions premier members clubs Windermere has slick green and tall pines not to mention copious amounts of water. There will be plenty of time for a relaxing post round drink before we return to the Marriott. Live coverage from Augusta National will begin at 15.00 so you’ll be able to enjoy every shot from the afternoon starters. The evening will be at your leisure to enjoy the atmosphere of Masters Week in Columbia.
Saturday 7th April
Breakfast is again available at the hotel although from 06.00 before we depart at 07.00 for Augusta. With the halfway cut having fallen last night the field will now be down to the leading 44 players and ties with the leaders teeing off around 14.30 and the first tee time being around 10.30. A popular plan is to walk the course with one of the early groups, the crowds are normally smaller in the morning and this gives you a great feel for the course and enables you to see each hole in all it’s glory. You are then able to pick your favoured hole and grandstand to watch the leaders come through in the afternoon.
Traditionally known as moving day, today will see the best players in the world jostling for position ahead of tomorrows final round. Return transfers to the hotel will be 30 minutes after the completion of the days play. Once back in Columbia the evening will be at your leisure, restaurant reservations can certainly be made for you.
Sunday 8th April
Breakfast will be available from 06.00 in the hotel before our 07.00 transfer to Augusta National, however today you have full VIP hospitality at The 1018 Club. Located just a short walk from the main walk-in gate The 1018 Club offers the finest in Southern hospitality. On arrival you will be greeted with an array of breakfast options from full American breakfast, Continental breakfast, pastries and omelette station and much more. The 1018 will be our base for the day with hot and cold food on offer throughout the day until 19.00. A complimentary bar is also on offer.
The leaders will be teeing off around at 15.00 today with the first time again being around 10.30. Having walked the course yesterday you will no doubt have found your favoured spot to enjoy all the action. Be sure to make time to stop by the Masters Shop, this really is a golf shop like no other and with an average spend of $500 per person you’ll soon see how so many people get carried away. At the conclusion of the days play and after the presentation of the Green Jacket will meet back at the 1018 Club before departing for Columbia. Once back at The Marriott there will be plenty of time for a celebratory drink and a chance to relive your favourite moments of another memorable Masters Week.
Monday 9th April
With a leisurely morning ahead and time for some last minute shopping breakfast is available at the hotel before check out and depart for home. We hope to see you again in 2018!
1st–11th April 2016
Masters Diary 2016
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“I've watched the Masters for as long as I can remember, I grew up listening to Peter Alliss and watching the coverage at night, to be there in person was just amazing, TV just doesn't do justice to the course and it's beauty, not to mention how hilly it is. Every golfers dream trip.”