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SEDONA, ARIZONA

Red Rock Golf and Exploring the Splendor Of Sedona

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Program #4803RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
4500 feet. elevation. Those with heart or lung concerns should consult physician before attending.

Equipment Requirements
Must bring own golf clubs, or rent clubs at extra charge of approximately $90.00/week.

Itinerary for Apr 14 — Apr 19, 2013

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Type: Motel

Description: Location! Less than a mile from the Oak Creek Country Club. The surrounding area is located on the escarpment where the Colorado Plateau meets the Sonoran Desert. Over thousands of years, Oak Creek has carved a red rock paradise that has been called the most beautiful setting for a city in America.

Contact info:
6176 Hwy 179
Sedona, AZ 86351 USA
phone: 928-284-0711
web: www.lq.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, alarm clock radio, coffee maker, hair dryer, dataport phones, iron w/ board.

Facility amenities: This facility offers 103 guest rooms on two floors. Heated outdoor pool, hot tub, free local calls, free USA Today, complimentary continental breakfast.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Rates vary, call hotel.


Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 14 - Registration/Orientation & Introductions
Afternoon: On site registration in the hotel lobby from 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at Red Chopstick, adjacent to the hotel. Red Chopstick serves Chinese food family style.

Evening: Introductions and program orientation. Review the weeks schedule, get to know your fellow participants, and get excited and prepared for the week ahead. A golf specific review of etiquette and group concerns will be addressed.

Lodging: La Quinta Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Location! Less than a mile from the Oak Creek Country Club. The surrounding area is located on the escarpment where the Colorado Plateau meets the Sonoran Desert. Over thousands of years, Oak Creek has carved a red rock paradise that has been called the most beautiful setting for a city in America.

Contact info:
6176 Hwy 179
Sedona, AZ 86351 USA
phone: 928-284-0711
web: www.lq.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, alarm clock radio, coffee maker, hair dryer, dataport phones, iron w/ board.

Facility amenities: This facility offers 103 guest rooms on two floors. Heated outdoor pool, hot tub, free local calls, free USA Today, complimentary continental breakfast.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Rates vary, call hotel.


Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 15 - Sedona Trolley/Tour of Sedona/Golf Instruction/Ev...
Note: Trolley tour takes multiple stops along the way requiring minimal walking. 3 hours of lessons has very little walking, but you will be on your feet and active the entire time.

Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at hotel to include: Fresh Waffles, Fresh Fruits, Pastries, Bagels, Cereals, Muffins, Juices, Milk, and Coffee.

Morning: After breakfast, you'll board the open air "Sedona Trolley". The Sedona Trolley is referred to as the "First Best Thing To Do In Sedona" and hits many of the towns scenic highlights. Tour Uptown Sedona, the Chapel of the Holy Cross, and views of Sedona and its surrounding red rocks from Airport Mesa. We will return to our hotel by 10:30 and head over to the golf course. Meet your golf instruction pro's and we will have our first one hour session of golf instruction.

Lunch: Lunch at the country club, serving contemporary, health-focused cuisine. Lunch choices include selections such as: Grilled Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella; Roasted Vegetables, Hummus, Olive - Feta Spread and Tabouleh Salad; and Soup de Jour & Chopped Salad with house vinegarette, for example

Afternoon: 2 more hours of golf instruction at the Oak Creek Country Club. Instruction will be in a small group format with a max ratio of 8 participants to one instructor. The group will receive instruction and will practice tips on swing mechanics, putting, chipping, iron and wood play. The group will rotate between different pro's as we address different parts of the game

Dinner: Dinner at the Oak Creek Country Club features an eclectic menu of southwestern specialties and classic American fare. Choices rotate daily and could include: Vegetable Risotto with plum tomato sauce; Chicken Paillard, with spinach salad, roasted tomatoes, and spicy olives; and Pan Roasted Cod with brown bread, spinach, tomatoes, and spiced burre blanc, for example.

Evening: Enjoy an evening presentation on a topic of interest -- regional history, natural history, or Sedona movie history.

Lodging: La Quinta Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Location! Less than a mile from the Oak Creek Country Club. The surrounding area is located on the escarpment where the Colorado Plateau meets the Sonoran Desert. Over thousands of years, Oak Creek has carved a red rock paradise that has been called the most beautiful setting for a city in America.

Contact info:
6176 Hwy 179
Sedona, AZ 86351 USA
phone: 928-284-0711
web: www.lq.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, alarm clock radio, coffee maker, hair dryer, dataport phones, iron w/ board.

Facility amenities: This facility offers 103 guest rooms on two floors. Heated outdoor pool, hot tub, free local calls, free USA Today, complimentary continental breakfast.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Rates vary, call hotel.


Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 16 - Hopi Culture/Golf at Oak Creek Country Club
Note: 9 holes of golf. While golf carts are mandatory for play, it is possible, when conditions have been rainy, that players will have to keep carts on the cart path and thus have to walk up to 1 - 2 miles, on top of the rigors of playing 9 holes. The golf course is largely flat terrain.

Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at hotel.

Morning: After breakfast, a Hopi presenter will discuss Hopi customs and traditions. The Hopi, descendants of the Grand Canyon's Ancestral Puebloans, live on ancient mesa villages northeast of Sedona. Discover the fascinating world of this enduring Native American culture and discuss the modern challenges which they face.

Lunch: Lunch at the country club.

Afternoon: Following lunch, tee times for 9 holes of golf at the Oak Creek Country Club.The Oak Creek Country Club is an 18 hole championship golf course nestled in the majestic Sedona red rocks. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr., this Sedona, Arizona golf course is truly a masterpiece featuring Sedona red rock views beyond compare. This Sedona golf course is a traditional layout similar to those that you may find in the Midwestern United States. In the usual Trent Jones manner, the fairways are classic tree lined doglegs with fairway bunkers strategically placed in the landing areas, and the greens are all slightly elevated and surrounded with large swirling green side bunkers. The golf course is "player friendly", allowing plenty of room for error but always with an opportunity to recover and get errant shots back into play.

Dinner: Dinner at Pago's Italian Restaurant. Enjoy various homemade style pastas and pizza. All entrees come with a salad, drink and desert.

Evening: After dinner, no scheduled talks are planned. Enjoy a little free time to relax from our first 2 days.

Lodging: La Quinta Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Location! Less than a mile from the Oak Creek Country Club. The surrounding area is located on the escarpment where the Colorado Plateau meets the Sonoran Desert. Over thousands of years, Oak Creek has carved a red rock paradise that has been called the most beautiful setting for a city in America.

Contact info:
6176 Hwy 179
Sedona, AZ 86351 USA
phone: 928-284-0711
web: www.lq.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, alarm clock radio, coffee maker, hair dryer, dataport phones, iron w/ board.

Facility amenities: This facility offers 103 guest rooms on two floors. Heated outdoor pool, hot tub, free local calls, free USA Today, complimentary continental breakfast.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Rates vary, call hotel.


Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 17 - Sinagua Ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monume...
Sinagua Ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monument/Golf at Oakcreek Country Club

Note: Montezuma Castle field trip will have approximately 1 mile of walking on mostly flat terrain. 18 holes of golf in afternoon. While golf carts are mandatory for play, it is possible that players will have to keep carts on the cart path (when conditions have been wet) and thus have to walk up to 2 - 3 miles, on top of the rigors of playing 18 holes. The golf course is largely flat terrain.

Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at hotel.

Morning: After breakfast, travel to nearby Montezuma Castle National Monument. Montezuma Castle is a 5-story, 20-room cliff dwelling nestled in a limestone recess high above the flood plain of Beaver Creek in the Verde Valley. It is one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America, constructed 700 years ago by the Sinagua Indians. Walking of less than one mile on even trails.

Lunch: Enjoy a hearty sack lunch, including a sandwich or wrap, chips, apple and cookie.

Afternoon: After lunch, 18 holes of golf at Oak Creek Country Club. Bring your camera to capture a course layout that can only be found where red rock cliffs, vibrant green fairways and sparkling blue skies collide - true Sedona!

Dinner: Dinner at Maria's Mexican Cantina. Multiple Mexican and American style entrees to choose from.

Evening: As our golfing will conclude in late afternoon, we will have a later dinner followed by a free evening.

Lodging: La Quinta Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Location! Less than a mile from the Oak Creek Country Club. The surrounding area is located on the escarpment where the Colorado Plateau meets the Sonoran Desert. Over thousands of years, Oak Creek has carved a red rock paradise that has been called the most beautiful setting for a city in America.

Contact info:
6176 Hwy 179
Sedona, AZ 86351 USA
phone: 928-284-0711
web: www.lq.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, alarm clock radio, coffee maker, hair dryer, dataport phones, iron w/ board.

Facility amenities: This facility offers 103 guest rooms on two floors. Heated outdoor pool, hot tub, free local calls, free USA Today, complimentary continental breakfast.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Rates vary, call hotel.


Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 18 - Golf at Canyon Mesa Golf Club
Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Today we enjoy another 18 holes of golf at Canyon Mesa Golf Club. Start with a fun spirited 9 hole scramble tournament followed by 9 holes of individual play. Golf takes place at the Canyon Mesa Executive Course. The course is set in a beautiful riparian area with water coming into play on many holes. Greens are large, fast, and often undulating. Mature trees line the fairways and provide challenging shot selection for even the lowest of handicaps. This is a fun course for all golfers.

Lunch: Lunch at the golf course.

Afternoon: Free afternoon. For participants who wish to play additional golf during their free time, it is advised to make your start booking previous to arrival or on Monday of the program. Ask your program coordinator for a list of courses and phone numbers.

Dinner: Dinner at the Oak Creek Country Club.

Evening: Enjoy an evening presentation on a topic of interest -- regional history, natural history, or Sedona movie history

Lodging: La Quinta Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 19 - Movie history / Farewells / Program Ends
Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at hotel.

Morning: After breakfast, enjoy a historical look at Sedona's development with an emphasis on its early boom years when Hollywood invaded and made many movies set amidst the towering red rocks. Program ends before hotel checkout at 11:00 AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Sedona, AZ
General OverviewIn addition to scheduled golf, the Oak Creek Country Club offers free use of their driving range from Monday to Wednesday. Points of interest w/in 2 Hours of Sedona: In the Flagstaff area, 30 miles north: Sinagua period ruins at Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments; Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument; the Native American artifacts and collections housed at the Museum of Northern Arizona, which also presents Native American performances and demonstrations; the Kachina Wilderness on the 12,600 ft high San Francisco Peaks; old downtown Flagstaff & old Route 66; Lowell Observatory, which discovered the planet Pluto. In the Oak Creek / Sedona area: Massive sandstone cliffs and riparian beauty of Oak Creek Canyon; Sedona red rock monoliths and the surrounding Secret Mountain Wilderness; Sedona’s fine art and jewelry galleries and its international cuisines; the New Age Sedona vortex offerings; the Sinagua ruins at Montezuma’s Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments; Jerome, AZ a mining ghost town. In other outlying areas: Hopi & Navajo Reservations; the Mary Colter designed La Posada Hotel / Restaurant at Winslow, AZ; Grand Canyon Railroad at Williams, AZ and the Grand Canyon National Park (2.5 hours north.)

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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