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BRANSON, MISSOURI

Golfing in Branson: Perfecting Your Game On Four Courses With PGA Pros

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Program #19413RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for Apr 21 — Apr 26, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Fantastic View of the Branson valley with all the lights of the strip!

Contact info:
236 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, MO 65616 USA
phone: 417-336-4500
web: www.bransontowers.com

Room amenities: Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Coffee/Tea Maker, Hair Dryer, Refrigerator (On Request), Microwave (On request with charge)

Facility amenities: Indoor Pool / Hot Tub, Full Breakfast, Laundry, Game Room, Ice Cream Social Nightly

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

Bathroom: Grab bars and shower seats if needed

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 417-239-0203
Please contact provider at 417-239-0203 to ensure the best rate and room concerns.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 21 - Arrival & Check-in, Registration & Orientation, O...
Arrival & Check-in, Registration & Orientation, Opening Dinner, Getting to Know Your Fellow Participants

Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: from 4:00pm.
PROGRAM REGISTRATION at 4:30pm: After you have your room assignment, come over to the conference room to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet that will contain an updated schedule we'll review during orientation.

Dinner: Wonderfully catered meal with entree, sides, desert, and drink will be served immediately after the first part of orientation.

Evening: ORIENTATION: Following introductions, we’ll have an informative overview of the program and review the updated schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and any other administrative issues. We'll also have some fun get-acquainted activities.
Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.
You're about to begin a great learning experience on some of Branson's best golf courses as you work with PGA pros to perfect your game. You'll see first hand why Branson has become a golfing hot spot. Get a good night's rest to be ready for a full day of activity tomorrow.

Lodging: Branson Towers

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Fantastic View of the Branson valley with all the lights of the strip!

Contact info:
236 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, MO 65616 USA
phone: 417-336-4500
web: www.bransontowers.com

Room amenities: Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Coffee/Tea Maker, Hair Dryer, Refrigerator (On Request), Microwave (On request with charge)

Facility amenities: Indoor Pool / Hot Tub, Full Breakfast, Laundry, Game Room, Ice Cream Social Nightly

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

Bathroom: Grab bars and shower seats if needed

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 417-239-0203
Please contact provider at 417-239-0203 to ensure the best rate and room concerns.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 22 - Golf at Thousand Hills, Small Group Instruction, ...
Golf at Thousand Hills, Small Group Instruction, Guided tour of Branson and the area

Breakfast: Wonderful breakfast at the resort with a great selection of hot and cold offerings and juices, coffee, tea.

Morning: GOLF INSTRUCTION: Begin your work with theThousand Hills PGA professional. Golf Class #1: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Break. Golf Class #2: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Work on swing, chipping, pitching, putting and all aspects of short game.

Morning: Lecture on the history of Branson Discover the shows that have made Branson the 'Live Entertainment Capitol' of the world. Look at how this sleepy little town is now host to over 100 shows, more theater seats than Broadway, and over 7 million visitors a year. The history will also include how Branson holds on to its roots while moving into the future. Presenter: Sarah Klinefelter, C of O Media Professor---

Lunch: Great catered lunch with entrée, sides, dessert, and beverage.

Afternoon: GOLF PLAY: Play 18 holes at the Thousand Hills golf course, rated 4-Stars by Golf Digest magazine in 2009 and recently voted Best of the Ozarks for Branson Golf Courses by readers of the Springfield News-Leader. Thousand Hills also has gained popularity from its ability to cater to all different golf skill levels. From novice to professional, three separate sets of tees will ensure that the course in Branson remains challenging yet fair for all golfers regardless of age or experience. As your Branson golf journey takes you through beautiful hardwood forests, past unique rock formations, and over Ozark streams, you would never guess that you are within a long iron from the 76 strip and Branson's world-famous live music shows.

Dinner: Fantastic dinner at the resort with entrée, sides, dessert, and beverage.

Evening: Performance: SIX Voted Entertainers of the Year in 2009, SIX delivers their brand of entertainment like no other musical group. You won't believe what comes out of their mouths! These SIX BROTHERS come from a family of 10 brothers. No sisters." SIX (aka The Knudsen Brothers) Have thrilled audiences from North America and from Europe to Asia. Rhythmic percussion, toe-tapping bass, and melodic vocals that intertwine seamlessly, are all produced live with the power of just SIX incredible voices. Dubbed an orchestra-of-human-voices this award-winning tour de force captivates audiences with SIX's pure harmonies, astonishing vocal ranges, and singing so robust, you'll swear you hear a full band.

Lodging: Branson Towers

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Fantastic View of the Branson valley with all the lights of the strip!

Contact info:
236 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, MO 65616 USA
phone: 417-336-4500
web: www.bransontowers.com

Room amenities: Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Coffee/Tea Maker, Hair Dryer, Refrigerator (On Request), Microwave (On request with charge)

Facility amenities: Indoor Pool / Hot Tub, Full Breakfast, Laundry, Game Room, Ice Cream Social Nightly

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

Bathroom: Grab bars and shower seats if needed

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 417-239-0203
Please contact provider at 417-239-0203 to ensure the best rate and room concerns.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 23 - Golf at Murder Rock, Small Group Instruction, Att...
Golf at Murder Rock, Small Group Instruction, Attend a performance of 'SIX'

Breakfast: Wonderful breakfast at the resort with a great selection of hot and cold offerings and juices, coffee, tea.

Morning: GOLF INSTRUCTION: Working with PGA professionals, continue developing your skills with focus on the shot game and putting techniques. Practice shot "chip" shots, practice putting from both long and short distances with further refinement of grip, stance, and alignment.

Morning: Lecture on the history of Murder Rock and the history of Alfred Bolin by renowned historian Dr. Fred Pfister.

Lunch: Wonderful catered lunch with entrée, sides, dessert, and drink

Afternoon: GOLF PLAY: Play 18 holes at one of the most intriguingly named courses: Murder Rock. There's a legend heard around the hollows of Branson Creek about Murder Rock, a place where Civil War bushwhacker Alfred Bolin and his gang were known to ambush travelers. Designed by Landmark Land Company Inc., the 18-hole Championship Golf Course at John Daly's Murder Rock Golf and Country Club enhances the magnificent landscape of the Ozark Mountains, incorporating the natural beauty of the land with lush fairways and pristine greens. The course plays to a Par 71, and ranges in length of 6,600 yards from the Tournament Tees to 5,000 yards from the Forward Tees. You’ll be treated to a wonderful variety of golf holes by design, exciting Par 5's, challenging Par 4's and dramatic Par 3's.

Dinner: Great dinner at the resort with entrée, sides, dessert, and beverage.

Evening: FREE EVENING: Your opportunity to take in a show or other event in Branson on your own. For great ideas, visit www.explorebranson.com.

Lodging: Branson Towers

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Fantastic View of the Branson valley with all the lights of the strip!

Contact info:
236 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, MO 65616 USA
phone: 417-336-4500
web: www.bransontowers.com

Room amenities: Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Coffee/Tea Maker, Hair Dryer, Refrigerator (On Request), Microwave (On request with charge)

Facility amenities: Indoor Pool / Hot Tub, Full Breakfast, Laundry, Game Room, Ice Cream Social Nightly

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

Bathroom: Grab bars and shower seats if needed

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 417-239-0203
Please contact provider at 417-239-0203 to ensure the best rate and room concerns.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 24 - Golf at Pointe Royale, Small group instruction, f...
Golf at Pointe Royale, Small group instruction, free time in the evening

Breakfast: Wonderful breakfast at the resort with a great selection of hot and cold offerings and juices, coffee, tea.

Morning: Lecture on the life and trials of being a golf course manager. Learn how and why decisions are made that affect you as a player and the course you love. Led by a local course manager.

Morning: GOLF INSTRUCTION: Spend the first part of the morning with your PGA professional practicing the fundamentals of the full golf swing with woods and irons. Your PGA pro will also use practiced swing analysis to compare your golf swing to the top golf professionals in the game. The second part of the morning will be on-course in "real" playing conditions with your PGA professional

Lunch: Wonderful catered lunch with entrée, sides, dessert, and beverage.

Afternoon: GOLF PLAY: Pointe Royale is a true "shot-maker"course, lush bent grass greens and Bermuda fairways, with eight water holes, sand and grass bunkers, and tees for all levels of play, Pointe Royale is a world class golfing experience. This challenging 18-hole, 6,501 yard par 70 course is regarded as the original championship course in the Branson area and is maintained to a high level of standards. The course has 8 water holes and in all 12 out of the 18 have some type of water hazard. Overall the rolling fairways and mature trees offer quite a challenge to the average golfer, so remember, club selection and a good golf course strategy are a must. A large number of famous Branson stars live and play on the course so you never know who you will be teeing off next to!

Dinner: Fantastic dinner at the resort with entrée, sides, dessert, and beverage.

Evening: FREE EVENING: Your opportunity to take in a show or other event in Branson on your own. For great ideas, visit www.explorebranson.com.

Lodging: Branson Towers

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Fantastic View of the Branson valley with all the lights of the strip!

Contact info:
236 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, MO 65616 USA
phone: 417-336-4500
web: www.bransontowers.com

Room amenities: Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Coffee/Tea Maker, Hair Dryer, Refrigerator (On Request), Microwave (On request with charge)

Facility amenities: Indoor Pool / Hot Tub, Full Breakfast, Laundry, Game Room, Ice Cream Social Nightly

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

Bathroom: Grab bars and shower seats if needed

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 417-239-0203
Please contact provider at 417-239-0203 to ensure the best rate and room concerns.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 25 - Golf at the Ledgestone course, Small group instru...
Golf at the Ledgestone course, Small group instruction, Attend the Famous Legends in Concert show

Breakfast: Wonderful breakfast at the resort with a great selection of hot and cold offerings and juices, coffee, tea.

Morning: GOLF INSTRUCTION: Spend the morning in a Q&A skill session with the PGA instructor to examine every aspect taught over the week, ask about new skill sets not touched on, and answer your questions. Prepare to amaze your friends back home with how far your skills have advanced in such a short time!

Morning: Board a luxury bus for a drive by tour of Branson and the area. Included: The Lakes, the Chateau, Point Royal Housing (where the Branson stars live), College of the Ozarks, Downtown Branson.

Lunch: Wonderful caterd lunch with entrée, sides, dessert, and beverage.

Afternoon: GOLF PLAY: Play 18 holes at Ledgestone golf course. A Branson Golf Course unlike any other. Described by Golf Digest as a "masterpiece of mountain golf architecture," LedgeStone's 18-hole championship layout offers the kind of golfing experience where "players don't want the round to end." With panoramic vistas of the ancient Ozark Mountains and the spectacular natural beauty of serene water, faultless Bent Grass greens and tree-lined Zoysia fairways, LedgeStone inspires Branson golfers and non-golfers alike. LedgeStone's 15th hole has achieved signature status as a renowned Par 3.

Dinner: Fantastic dinner at the Grand Plaza Restaurant with an amazing view of Branson and the Ozarks!

Evening: Performance: Legend in Concert Internationally acclaimed Legends In Concert is known as the pioneer of live celebrity impersonator shows and possesses the greatest collection of celebrity impersonators ever assembled. Legends in Concert has earned entertainment industry awards including "Show of the Year," and "Entertainers of the Year" proving this is the world’s greatest live tribute show. The live impersonator show with music legends, such as Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Cher, Madonna and many more celebrities that appeal to music fans of all ages making Legends in Concert a must see live concert show.

Lodging: Branson Towers

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 26 - Wrap-up, Program Concludes, Farewells
Breakfast: Wonderful breakfast at the resort with a great selection of hot and cold offerings and juices, coffee, tea.

Morning: Goodbyes to our new friends with a wrap up discussion!

Morning: Talk with a touring PGA pro about the life and conditions they endure to play.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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