The US Masters at Augusta National, Georgia, USA
05 – 08 April 2018
Augusta National is one of the worlds most famous golf courses due to its annual staging of the 1st major of the year, the US Masters. Golfers who attend as spectators have commented on the special atmosphere at The US Masters that cannot be compared to watching at home on the television.
Experience the thrill of the entire weekend’s play at Augusta first hand. Choose from our selection of US Masters Packages with options that include a choice of hotel and weekend tickets or include flights and airport transfers. Executive Club Hospitality for Saturday and Sunday is included which features many complimentary services such as all-day hospitality and wireless internet access.
The Golf Club opened in 1933 and was designed by Dr Alistair McKenzie who many regard as one the greatest course designers of all time. It is famed for its fast undulating greens and perfectly manicured fairways but also for its wonderful floral displays with each hole on the course named after a tree or shrub it has become associated with.
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The Sunday Package
Guide Price £2,295 pp – Based on 2 sharing
Final Round – Sunday 8th April 2018
Either make your way to the Sheraton Hotel, Augusta, check-in and take the complimentary shuttle to the Course or drive straight to the Course, taking advantage of your reserved parking space.
Your VIP hospitality is available from 08:00, serving a gourmet breakfast on arrival.
Your package includes full lunch service, an afternoon Hors D’oeuvre and all day premium open bar.
Provisional 4th Days Play
10.00: 1st group Tees Off
15.00: Last group Tees off
19.30: Finish of days play
20.00: Presentation of Green Jacket
After the excitement of the day, make your way to the Sheraton Hotel, conveniently situated 2 miles away from the Course. Complimentary Shuttle Service available.
Twin or Double Room at the Sheraton Hotel.
Monday 9th April 2018
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and make your own onward travel arrangements.
Stay ‘n Play Packages
Add 2nd Resort, Flights – Extend your stay & play yourself!
Example Itinerary including time to play golf yourself – based on 2 persons
London Heathrow Package Guide Price £4,185 pp
Depart Friday, 6th April 2018 0730 London Heathrow, UK
Arrive Friday, 6th April 2018 1355 Metropolitan Aiport, Columbia, SC, USA
(Connections: AD – arriving 6th April at 1110, departing 6th April at 1230)
Day 1 – Friday 6th April 2018
Arrive in Columbia – Make your own way to the Kiawah Island Golf Resort & Spa and spend the rest of your evening at leisure. Enjoy two nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2 – Saturday 7th April 2018
With 90 holes of golf, the 5 Championship courses have plenty for even the most seasoned golfer.
After your round, catch up on the latest Masters action over a beer in the club house.
Day 3 – Final Round – Sunday 8th April 2018
Check out of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Hotel & make your way to Augusta.
Enjoy all the action on the final day at Augusta, complete with full hospitality.
After the excitement of the day, make your way to the Sheraton Hotel, conveniently situated 2 miles away from the Course.
1 night in Twin or Double Room at the Sheraton Hotel.
Day 4 – Monday 9th April 2018
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and make your own travel arrangements to the airport.
Depart Monday 9th April 2018 1912 Metropolitan Aiport, Columbia, SC, USA
Arrive Tuesday 10th April 2018 1020 London Heathrow, UK
(Connections: AD arriving 9th April, departing 9th April at 2155)
Class of Travel: Economy
Manchester Departure Package Guide Price £3,995
Depart Friday 6th April 2018 1055 Manchester, UK
Arrive Friday 7th April 2018 1844 Metropolitan Airport, Columbia, SC, USA
(Connections: AD arriving 7th April at 1400, departing 7th April at 1710)
Depart Monday 9th April 2018 1427 Metropolitan Airport, Columbia, SC, USA
Arrive Tuesday 10th April 2018 0655 Manchester, UK
(Connections: AD arriving 9th April at 1551, departing 9th April at 1825)
Class of Travel: Economy
1 Day Packages
Single Day 2017 US Masters Packages
Package includes one day access to premium hospitality (with reserved parking) and admission badge to the 2018 Masters. Overnight accommodation at the Sheraton, Augusta.
A warm welcome awaits you at the Sheraton Augusta Hotel. The Sheraton offers a wealth of services and amenities to draw you into the heart and charm of Georgia’s world-famous southern hospitality. The hotel is 2 miles from Augusta National. Shuttle transfers to/from the course are available throughout Masters week.
- Thursday 5th April: US$3,295 per person (based on two sharing)
- Friday 6th April: US$3,088 per person (based on two sharing)
- Saturday 7th April: US$2,788 per person (based on two sharing)
- Sunday 8th April: US$2,788 per person (based on two sharing)
VIP Masters Hospitality
Located half a mile from the heart of the action at Augusta National. This one-of-a-kind venue is the ideal base for guests to enjoy the world’s most highly-anticipated golf tournament, The Masters. With on-site parking and just a short 10-minute walk from the main gate of the course, this is the perfect setting to allow guests to enjoy their own unique tournament experience. Guests will enjoy
- Premium Open Bar & Gourmet Food Stations. Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Hors D’oeuvre
- Reserved On-site Parking Included
- Interactive Activities (Cigar Rolling, Bourbon Tasting, Putting Green etc.)
The History of the Masters
Holes on the Golf Course named after a tree or shurb associated with it
1. Tea Olive
2. Pink Dogwood
3. Flowering Peach
4. Flowering Crab Apple
8. Yellow Jasmine
9. Carolina Cherry
11. White Dogwood
12. Golden Bell
14. Chinese Fir
Amateur golfer Bobby Jones founded Augusta National Golf Club and assisted the course architect, Dr Alistair McKenzie, with the design. He began work on Augusta in 1931 and it opened for play in 1933.
He also co-founded the Masters tournament but retired from competitive golf in 1930 at the age of 28 after winning the Grand Slam of golf.
Before The Masters was founded, the national amateur championships of the US and the UK were considered majors along with the US Open and the British Open. Now it has been changed to mean winning all four “majors” (The Masters, The Open, usually called The British Open, The US Open and the PGA Championship) in the same year.
Bobby Jones, who always played as an amateur, was the only player to win that version of the Grand Slam.
At the cemetery where Bobby Jones is buried in Atlanta, GA, people regularly leave tees and golf balls on his grave and many sit at a bench nearby. His full name was Robert Tyre Jones Esq.
Previous winners of the US Masters
The Masters golf tournament was the co-creation of golfing legend Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. It is held every year at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. The Masters is the premier tournament of golf’s Grand Slam, and the opportunity to slip on the winner’s green jacket is considered the high point of any golf professional’s career.
The very first Masters was held in 1934. At the time, not even Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts knew that it would become such an important and vital element of professional golf.
1934 Horton Smith -4
1935 Gene Sarazen -6
1936 Horton Smith -3
1937 Byron Nelson -5
1938 Henry Picard -3
1939 Ralph Guldahl -9
The year 1949 marked the first time that the winner received the coveted green jacket. The tournament was cancelled from 1943-1945.
1940 Jimmy Demaret -8
1941 Craig Wood -8
1942 Byron Nelson -8
1943-1945 Cancelled WW2
1946 Herman Keiser -6
1947 Jimmy Demaret -7
1948 Claude Harmon -9
1949 Sam Snead -6
The 1950s was notable for the Masters due to a four-year run in which the winner was either one of two legends, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead. The decade drew to a close with the crowning of a legend-to-be named Arnold Palmer.
1950 Jimmy Demaret -5
1951 Ben Hogan -8
1952 Sam Snead -2
1953 Ben Hogan -14
1954 Sam Snead 1
1955 Cary Middlecoff -9
1956 Jack Burke 1
1957 Doug Ford -5
1958 Arnold Palmer -4
1959 Art Wall Jr. -4
The 1960s was a golfer’s dream for the Masters. The two biggest names in golf for the next two decades, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, each battled for supremacy by slipping on the green jacket more than half the decade.
1960 Arnold Palmer -6
1961 Gary Player -8
1962 Arnold Palmer -8
1963 Jack Nicklaus -2
1964 Arnold Palmer -12
1965 Jack Nicklaus -17
1966 Jack Nicklaus E
1967 Gay Brewer Jr. -8
1968 Bob Goalby -11
1969 George Archer -7
The Masters in the 1970s was mainly a battle between Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus against a host of one-time winners.
1970 Billy Casper -9
1971 Charles Coody -9
1972 Jack Nicklaus -2
1973 Tommy Aaron -5
1974 Gary Player -10
1975 Jack Nicklaus -12
1976 Ray Floyd -17
1977 Tom Watson -12
1978 Gary Player -11
1979 Fuzzy Zoeller -8
The 1980s was big news for the Masters as Jack Nicklaus won his last of a record six tournaments.
1980 Severiano Ballesteros -13
1981 Tom Watson -8
1982 Craig Stadler -4
1983 Severiano Ballesteros -8
1984 Ben Crenshaw -11
1985 Bernhard Langer -6
1986 Jack Nicklaus -9
1987 Larry Mize -3
1988 Sandy Lyle -7
1989 Nick Faldo -5
The 1990s will most likely be remembered mainly as the decade in which Tiger Woods won his first Masters.
1990 Nick Faldo -10
1991 Ian Woosnam -11
1992 Fred Couples -13
1993 Bernard Langer -11
1994 Jose M.Olazabal -9
1995 Ben Crenshaw -14
1996 Nick Faldo -12
1997 Tiger Woods -18
1998 Mark O’Meara -9
1999 Jose M. Olazabal -8
Tiger Woods cemented his place in history as one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game and a large part of his legacy will be his domination of the Masters in the early part of the decade. The Masters of the 2000s will also be remembered as the tournament in which Phil Mickelson established himself as a majors player.
2000 Vijay Singh -10
2001 Tiger Woods -16
2002 Tiger Woods -12
2003 Mike Weir -7
2004 Phil Mickelson -9
2005 Tiger Woods -12
2006 Phil Mickelson -7
2007 Zach Johnson 1
2008 Trevor Immelman -8
2009 Angel Cabrera -12
2010 Phil Mickelson -16
2011 Charl Schwartzel -14
2012 Bubba Watason -10
2013 Adam Scott -9
2014 Bubba Watson -8
2015 Jordan Spieth -19
2016 Danny Willett -5 First Briton in 20 years and 1st European since 1999
2017 Sergio Garcia -9 Playoff win vs Justin Rose. Fitting result on what would have been Seve Ballesteros’ 60th Birthday. RIP Seve.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort & Spa
Kiawah Island Golf Resort & Spa
With a reputation as the premier golf resort in South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers 5 challenging 18 hole championship courses in the beautiful surroundings near Charleston, South Carolina. The resort also includes an impressive spa facility, 24 Tennis Courts & a host of dining options.