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  • nocarts83nocarts83 Member  158WRX Points: 36Members Posts: 158
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    jvincent wrote:



    Golf courses are pretty much locked in but my next question is, am I travelling to and from the right airports?



    Thanks in advance.




    That's quite the trip. I don't even want to ask what the total cost will be.



    On the airport front, Raleigh is closer to Pinehurst than Charlotte. I don't know which one has better flight options to Jacksonville.




    -1 for flying from Raleigh instead. There are no directs from RDU to Jacksonville. We went to Sawgrass last fall and drove instead since there wasn't anything direct.
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  • DrivesFourShowDrivesFourShow  88WRX Points: 37Members Posts: 88
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    Can anyone recommend any US based travel business that will take care of all transfers and bookings etc? The last thing we want is to waste time in hire car queues.
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  • snoilr1snoilr1  508WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 508
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    nocarts83 wrote:

    jvincent wrote:



    Golf courses are pretty much locked in but my next question is, am I travelling to and from the right airports?



    Thanks in advance.




    That's quite the trip. I don't even want to ask what the total cost will be.



    On the airport front, Raleigh is closer to Pinehurst than Charlotte. I don't know which one has better flight options to Jacksonville.




    -1 for flying from Raleigh instead. There are no directs from RDU to Jacksonville. We went to Sawgrass last fall and drove instead since there wasn't anything direct.




    You might consider driving from Pinehurst to Jacksonville. It’s about 6.5 hours of driving. At the same time, it’s 2 hrs drive Pinehurst to Charlotte, plus 2 hour arrival before your flight, plus 1 hour flight, plus however long it takes to wait for your luggage and get your transportation in Jacksonville and drive to Sawgrass.



    Once you factor in rest stops and meals, It’s probably only an hour or two extra to drive, and you eliminate the possibility of lost luggage. You’ve budgeted the whole day, I’d consider a road trip.
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  • Warren_g44Warren_g44 Gards_44  69WRX Points: 18Members Posts: 69
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    Thanks to everyone for their contributions, the information provided was extremely useful!



    Kick off steak dinner last night and boy are we excited. Given everyone's views and bucket list here is where we landed:



    Day 1: Arrive San Fran from Australia.

    Day 2: Drive San Fran to Pasatiempo. Golf at Pasatiempo. Drive Pasatimepo to Pebble Beach.

    Day 3: Golf at Spyglass Hill.

    Day 4: Golf at Pebble Beach. Drive Pebble to San Fran.

    Day 5: Fly San Fran to Atlanta. Drive Atlanta to Augusta.

    Day 6: MASTERS PRACTICE DAY

    Day 7: MASTERS DAY 1

    Day 8: MASTERS DAY 2

    Day 9: MASTERS Day 3

    Day 10: MASTERS Day 4

    Day 11: Drive Augusta to Pinehurst

    Day 12: Pinehurst #2

    Day 13: Pinehurst #8

    Day 14: Drive Pinehurst to Charlotte. Fly Charlotte to Jacksonville.

    Day 15: Golf at TPC Sawgrass.

    Day 16: Fly Jacksonville to LA.

    Day 17: Fly LA to Australia.



    Golf courses are pretty much locked in but my next question is, am I travelling to and from the right airports?



    Thanks in advance.






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  • mljones99mljones99  1849WRX Points: 114Members Posts: 1,849
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    snoilr1 wrote:

    nocarts83 wrote:

    jvincent wrote:



    Golf courses are pretty much locked in but my next question is, am I travelling to and from the right airports?



    Thanks in advance.




    That's quite the trip. I don't even want to ask what the total cost will be.



    On the airport front, Raleigh is closer to Pinehurst than Charlotte. I don't know which one has better flight options to Jacksonville.




    -1 for flying from Raleigh instead. There are no directs from RDU to Jacksonville. We went to Sawgrass last fall and drove instead since there wasn't anything direct.




    You might consider driving from Pinehurst to Jacksonville. It's about 6.5 hours of driving. At the same time, it's 2 hrs drive Pinehurst to Charlotte, plus 2 hour arrival before your flight, plus 1 hour flight, plus however long it takes to wait for your luggage and get your transportation in Jacksonville and drive to Sawgrass.



    Once you factor in rest stops and meals, It's probably only an hour or two extra to drive, and you eliminate the possibility of lost luggage. You've budgeted the whole day, I'd consider a road trip.




    That. It is an EASY drive to Jacksonville from Charlotte and would be a lot less hassle.
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  • jasona93jasona93  73WRX Points: 28Members Posts: 73
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    Thanks to everyone for their contributions, the information provided was extremely useful!



    Kick off steak dinner last night and boy are we excited. Given everyone's views and bucket list here is where we landed:



    Day 1: Arrive San Fran from Australia.

    Day 2: Drive San Fran to Pasatiempo. Golf at Pasatiempo. Drive Pasatimepo to Pebble Beach.

    Day 3: Golf at Spyglass Hill.

    Day 4: Golf at Pebble Beach. Drive Pebble to San Fran.

    Day 5: Fly San Fran to Atlanta. Drive Atlanta to Augusta.

    Day 6: MASTERS PRACTICE DAY

    Day 7: MASTERS DAY 1

    Day 8: MASTERS DAY 2

    Day 9: MASTERS Day 3

    Day 10: MASTERS Day 4

    Day 11: Drive Augusta to Pinehurst

    Day 12: Pinehurst #2

    Day 13: Pinehurst #8

    Day 14: Drive Pinehurst to Charlotte. Fly Charlotte to Jacksonville.

    Day 15: Golf at TPC Sawgrass.

    Day 16: Fly Jacksonville to LA.

    Day 17: Fly LA to Australia.



    Golf courses are pretty much locked in but my next question is, am I travelling to and from the right airports?



    Thanks in advance.




    I don't have to tell you to have fun, my god what a trip.
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  • DrivesFourShowDrivesFourShow  88WRX Points: 37Members Posts: 88
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    Another catch up last night and the trip has been tweaked a little:



    - Pinehurst first (#2 and #8)

    - Arrive at Augusta a day earlier to go to the practice round and possibly play Sage Valley.

    - Sawgrass cut and head straight to Pebble Beach.

    - LA added with golf at LACC and Riviera.



    Does anyone have any info on Sage Valley? I’ve seen the pics and it looks great but not sure I can justify the cost now that we’re adding LACC and Riviera. Thoughts?
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  • ChancemanChanceman  704WRX Points: 142Members Posts: 704
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    To complete the deal, can I suggest you throw in a round at Los Verdes although you may not like the 6 hour round and the hotdogs are very ordinary..
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  • AlmostscratchonceAlmostscratchonce  190WRX Points: 75Members Posts: 190
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    Another catch up last night and the trip has been tweaked a little:



    - Pinehurst first (#2 and #8)

    - Arrive at Augusta a day earlier to go to the practice round and possibly play Sage Valley.

    - Sawgrass cut and head straight to Pebble Beach.

    - LA added with golf at LACC and Riviera.



    Does anyone have any info on Sage Valley? I've seen the pics and it looks great but not sure I can justify the cost now that we're adding LACC and Riviera. Thoughts?




    Sage will need to be arranged through a member, or possibly through your Club Professional. From the looks of your recent additions to the itinerary, you've got a heavyweight connection somewhere...



    Not sure what the current Guest rate is at Sage, but was around $250 4-5 years ago (not during Masters week). A lot of clubs in that area raise rates and limit Member/Guest access on Tournament Week to host outside/corporate events. I'm not sure if Sage does or not, but will add we were late in planning our trip down last year (early March), and my connection couldn't get 2 of us a time.
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  • DrivesFourShowDrivesFourShow  88WRX Points: 37Members Posts: 88
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    Hey guys,

    So the trip is now booked and the deposit has been paid... to say I’m excited is an understatement!

    Here’s the final itinerary:

    Pinehurst - #2, #4 and #8.
    The Masters - Tuesday and all 4 days
    Pebble Beach & Spyglass Hill
    Torrey Pines South

    So we’ll tick off 3 of the next 6 US Open venues.

    Any advice on places to eat and drink or things to do along the way in those areas please let me know.

    Cheers!

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  • Bbo569Bbo569  184WRX Points: 59Members Posts: 184
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    Sorry I am in late on this one, but for informational purposes. I used to caddy at Sage Valley when I was in college and also have now played there as a guest numerous times. The course is about as pristine as they get and they take care you like no other course I have ever been to. The experience is amazing, I grew up in the area and know people who have played it and Augusta numerous times and get the same feedback that they take care you just as much if not more than Augusta. Which was the intent of the course when it was built, to try and rival Augusta, but with the only barrier to entry being $$$. The course has a few really solid holes and even has 3 dormie holes you can play under lights at night. However, past the experience, conditions, and those few holes the layout isn't my favorite. Take it for what it is worth.

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  • DrivesFourShowDrivesFourShow  88WRX Points: 37Members Posts: 88
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    Planning flights & transfers etc how... how long do rounds take at Pebble/Spyglass?

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  • ZigzogZigzog  260WRX Points: 75Members Posts: 260
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    Looks great - took me and my friend less than 4 hours to play both of the above; was in March and so was not as busy as some other times. We are a good standard and on both courses we got through some games (larger groups)

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