Welcome to Atlanta airport. Make your own way to the Buckhead hotel which is a short cab ride from the airport (approximately 30 minutes).
Arrive at your hotel and register with the on-site event staff. You will receive your schedule, room assignment, and your luggage will be attended.
Once you have check into your room, come by our welcome desk to meet your guides for the weekend. They will equip you with a welcome package and give you a briefing on the course and share strategies on how to make the most out of your time on the Hallowed Greens.
Let the event team know of any special needs or preferences. We encourage you to spend the evening exploring the property and area.
Meet in the hotel lobby for a two hour coach transfer to Augusta. To ensure a speedy (and memorable) arrival, a police escort will accompany the coach and guide us through the traffic in Augusta to the gates of Augusta National.
You will arrive at a classic southern-style mansion just around the corner from the main gates of the golf course in Augusta for a brief orientation.
Spend the rest of the day following your favorite world-class golfers across the pristine contours of the emerald course as they pursue the hallowed green jacket. Whether you choose to walk the course and follow your player of choice, set yourself up strategically at a particular spot, or brave the crowds around the 18th to watch the final putt, we guarantee that it will be the experience of a lifetime.
Throughout the day, make your way to the VIP reception facility whenever you wish to escape the crowds and enjoy a bounty of food and refreshments at a constantly changing buffet. You will have daily access to the Hospitality facility from 7 a.m. until one hour after play.
At the end of the day, make your way back to the reception facility to escape the crowds and enjoy a bounty of food and refreshments. The plentiful array of fresh seafood, grilled meats, sandwiches on home-baked breads, local cheeses and an ongoing open bar is sure to satisfy even the most enthusiastic appetite. All beverages and meals are included in the cost.
Upon arrival in Augusta you will receive an official chair as a souvenir that you can use to stake out your preferred spot.
Enjoy the presentation ceremony before you return to the hospitality facilities to grab a drink or bite of dinner.
To ensure a speedy departure, a police escort will accompany the coach and guide us through the traffic of Augusta on our way back to the resort in Greensboro, Georgia.
Sleep in this morning and then spend a leisurely few hours enjoying the luxurious amenities around the Plantation, from an extensive network of biking and walking trails to kayaking along the shores of Lake Oconee. Alternatively, you can choose to unwind in the hotel spa with a Spring Body Polish (a soothing exfoliation treatment that blends Blessed Thistle and Peru Balsam to balance and restore skin) or squeeze in an early round of golf at one of the award-winning courses on site.
This afternoon you'll have the pleasure of playing a round of golf at the Great Waters course. When the Jack Nicklaus-designed Great Waters Course opened at Reynolds Plantation in 1992, it stirred a rush of excitement within the golf community that was extraordinary, even by Nicklaus' standards.
A 7,073-yard, par-72 layout, this gorgeous course (voted No. 5 "Top 10 Nicklaus Courses You Can Play" by Golf Magazine and among "America's Best Residential Golf Courses" by GolfWeek Magazine) offers players some of the most dramatic golf scenery in the Southeast, with nine holes coming into play along the shores of Lake Oconee.
Great Waters, along with The Landing at Reynolds Plantation, played host to the 41st PGA Professional National Championship, the showcase event for PGA Professionals, on June 19-22, 2008. The prestigious Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf was also played at Great Waters from 1995 to 1997. The tournament is now known as the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship.
Meet the group for an early morning shot gun start at The Oconee course today. Just a short walk from the lobby at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, this Rees Jones course is quickly becoming a favourite of guests at the Reynolds Plantation. Rees Jones, well known for designing some of the world's most celebrated golf courses, added The Oconee course at Reynolds Plantation to his growing collection of outstanding golf courses in 2002.
Described by many as a mind-game golf, the new Jones addition to the Reynolds Plantation landscape is designed to be a true risk/reward challenge — often forcing golfers to choose between direct tee shots over inlets of Lake Oconee and long drives down tree-lined dog-leg fairways. Noted for its spectacular par threes — featuring multiple tee boxes, drop shots from elevated tees and numerous water hazards — the course offers five holes in which Lake Oconee comes directly into play and four others tendering magnificent lake views. Though the interior creeks and ponds and the expansive vistas of Lake Oconee provide spectacular scenery for Oconee Course golfers, they also ensure an unrivaled challenge for players of all experience levels.
This dramatic, challenging and playable layout has captured the attention of the golfing industry, hosting highly-visible tournaments like the 2007 PGA Cup and the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl Alma Mater. Awards include "America's Top Golf Courses" (Zagat Survey, 2007), "Best Residential Golf Courses" (GolfWeek Magazine, 2007), "100 Best Golf Shops in America" (GolfWorld Business Magazine, 2006) and "Best Courses for Women" (Golf For Women Magazine, 2006).
Bid farewell to the home of one of the best golf tournaments in the world as you board the coach for a transfer to the Atlanta Airport.
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Hotel is the Rolls Royce of Atlanta hotels. Every inch of this hotel oozes luxury, from the lobby to the public areas, which are graced with Regency and Georgian antiques and an outstanding collection of 18th- and 19th-century artwork. The quality of service matches the sumptuous surroundings. The location is also excellent - on the fringe of lovely neighborhoods, across the street from two upscale shopping arcades, and close to Buckhead's fine restaurants and nightspots. Decorated with 18th and 19th- century antiques, the elegant Ritz-Carlton hotel is a regular stopover for visiting celebrities. The richly paneled lobby lounge is a quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city; afternoon tea and cocktails are also popular. The dining room is one of the city's finest restaurants, and many of the area's top chefs have passed through its kitchen doors. The spacious guest rooms are exquisitely decorated.
Just 75 minutes east of Atlanta International Airport on Georgia's Lake Oconee, the stunning Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation draws on local history and culture as the foundation of the guest experience. Set against the shimmering blue backdrop of Lake Oconee, the Lodge offers luxurious accommodations and 81 holes of golf along the pristine coast. The 26,000 square foot spa, recently ranked one of the top 5 spas in North America by Travel + Leisure magazine, rejuvenates guests with southern-inspired service and treatments, and the lake itself offers many exceptional activities and diversions.
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