Day 1: Arrive Atlanta. Fly into Atlanta and make your way to the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead 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 neighbourhoods, across the street from two upscale shopping arcades, and close to Buckhead's fine restaurants and nightspots. After meeting your Horizon guide at the hotel check-in, spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight: Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, Atlanta.
Day 2: Masters Golf Tournament (Final Day). Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30am for a two hour coach transfer to Augusta. To ensure a speedy (and memorable) arrival, a police escort guides us through the traffic in Augusta to the gates of Augusta National. On arrival, disembark at our hospitality facility (a classic southern-style mansion just across from the main gates) for a brief orientation and to receive your Patron's Badge, one of the world's most coveted tickets for any event, sporting or otherwise. Spend the rest of the day following your favourite world-class golfers across the pristine contours of the emerald course as they pursue the hallowed green jacket, or escape the crowds and enjoy a bounty of food and refreshments at our constantly changing hospitality buffet.
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. Following the presentation ceremony, return to the hospitality facilities to grab a drink or bite of dinner and to return your Patron's Badge. Board our coach for the transfer to the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Reynold's Plantation, in Greensboro, Georgia. Share your tales of the tournament over a nightcap in the hotel. Overnight: The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation.
Day 3: Golf (1PM Shotgun Start). Sleep in this morning and spend a leisurely few hours enjoying the luxurious amenities around the Plantation. 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. After an early lunch, tee off at one of the five Reynolds Plantation courses for a round of 18 holes. Spend the evening at your leisure and eat in any of the excellent restaurants in the resort. Gaby's by the Lake is a casual spot located by the pool, and offers some of the most inspiring views of Lake Oconee.
Linger Longer Steakhouse is another great casual dining choice that specializes in grilled favorites including sumptuous steaks, free-range poultry, Maine lobster, fish and rotisserie entrees. If you prefer to sample some of the delectable regional dishes, then try Georgia's, winner of the prestigious 2005 AAA Four Diamond Award. Their signature is Southern cuisine with gourmet flair, using traditional local ingredients with a contemporary twist. The stone fireplace and exposed timber ceilings create a relaxed yet refined dining atmosphere. Overnight: The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation.
Day 4: Golf 8AM Shotgun Start. Wake up early and set out for another 18 holes on one of the five Reynolds Plantation courses. Following your game, grab a quick snack and board the coach for your transfer to Atlanta airport (in time for flights leaving at 6:30pm onwards). Overnight: N/A.
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