Red Rock Golf and Exploring the Splendor Of Sedona
With Red Rock State Park as your background, play three renowned golf courses and enjoy small-group instruction from PGA-certified pros on this golfing adventure of a lifetime.
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Program No. 4803RJ
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
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Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Sedona, AZ
Hilton Sedona Resort

Activity note: Hotel check-in from 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration: 4:30-5:15 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar conference room/meeting room to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, other important information, and to learn when and where the Orientation session will take place. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Orientation: 5:30 p.m. We will gather in our conference room/meeting room where the Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Periods in the schedule labeled “Free Time and “At Leisure” offer opportunities to make the program more meaningful and memorable while going out to explore on your own, engaging in available activities independently, making new friends among fellow Road Scholars, or simply relaxing. The Group Leader will always be happy to offer suggestions. Transportation for program related activities will be in vans unless noted otherwise. For participants who wish to play golf during free time on the afternoon of Day 5, the Sedona Golf Resort will provide discounted pricing. Participants can make these arrangements upon arrival at the program. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: At our hotel conference room, we will have a buffet meal with choice of entrée, salad, side vegetable and the chef's dessert of the day, and a choice of coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

Golf Instruction, Play 9 Holes of Golf at Oak Creek
Sedona, AZ
Hilton Sedona Resort

Activity note: Little walking during 3 hours of golf lessons but on your feet and active the entire time. Golf carts mandatory; if/when conditions have been rainy, golf carts must stay on the cart path with the possibility of walking 1-2 miles; largely flat terrain.

Breakfast: In the hotel restaurant, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as eggs, breakfast meats, French toast, potatoes, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, assorted fruit juices, milk, coffee, tea, water.

Morning: We’ll spend the morning at nearby Oak Creek Country Club, an 18-hole championship golf course nestled in the majestic Sedona red rocks. We’ll have lessons in small groups where professional golfing instructors will focus on swing mechanics, putting, chipping, iron and wood play. Our small groups will rotate between instructors as they address different parts of the game.

Lunch: At the Oak Creek Country Club, we’ll have a plated and served lunch with an emphasis on contemporary, health-focused cuisine and choices such as soup, salad, pizza, vegetables, and lemonade, iced tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: Next, it’s 9 holes of golf at the Oak Creek Country Club. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and Robert Trent Jones, Jr., this course is truly a masterpiece featuring Sedona red rock views beyond compare. In the usual Robert Trent Jones manner, the fairways are classic tree lined doglegs with fairway bunkers strategically placed in the landing areas. The greens are slightly elevated and surrounded with large swirling green side bunkers. This golf course is considered "player friendly" — allowing plenty of room for error but always with an opportunity to recover and get errant shots back into play.

Dinner: Hotel buffet meal.

Evening: Enjoy a hands-on presentation about some of the Southwest's most infamous critters led by a local expert.

Sedona by Trolley, Golf Instruction, Play 9 Holes at Sedona
Sedona, AZ
Hilton Sedona Resort

Activity note: The trolley makes many short stops; limited walking. 1.5 hours of golf lessons followed by 9 holes of golf at Sedona Golf Resort course; quite hilly and challenging, not suitable for beginners.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: We’ll board the open air Sedona Trolley — often called the "First Best Thing To Do In Sedona" — that hits many of the town’s scenic highlights including Uptown Sedona, the Chapel of the Holy Cross, and Airport Mesa with views of Sedona and its surrounding red rocks. We’ll return to the hotel by 10:30 a.m., then head over to the golf course for an hour and a half of small group lessons.

Lunch: Country club plated lunch.

Afternoon: We’ll play 9 holes of golf at the Sedona Golf Resort. The velvety greens, surrounded by incredible red rock landscapes, look as if they’re carpeted. Every hole is a new adventure. With a 4-star rating from Golf Digest, the 6,646-yard, par-71 course is exceptionally challenging, offering what is widely considered one of the most memorable golf experiences in the world.

Dinner: At a favorite Mexican restaurant, we’ll have a plated dinner with a choice of American or Mexican themed entrées plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

Montezuma Castle Monument, Play 18 Holes at Oak Creek
Sedona, AZ
Hilton Sedona Resort

Activity note: Walking about 1 mile at Montezuma Castle; mostly flat terrain. 18 holes of golf in the afternoon. Golf carts mandatory; if/when conditions have been rainy, golf carts must stay on the cart path with the possibility of walking 2-3 miles; largely flat terrain.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: We’ll depart on a field trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument. This 5-story, 20-room cliff dwelling is 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 approximately 600 years ago by the Sinagua Indians.

Lunch: We’ll have a hearty sack lunch to eat when and where you please.

Afternoon: Returning to Oak Creek Country Club, we’ll play 18 holes of golf. 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: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. The hotel offers a free shuttle to a number of local restaurants.

Evening: At leisure.

Play 18 Holes of Golf at Canyon Mesa, Free Time
Sedona, AZ
Hilton Sedona Resort

Activity note: Hilly course at Canyon Mesa; golf carts provided.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: We’ll have an opportunity to play another 18 holes of golf on the par-28 executive course at Canyon Mesa Country Club. 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. We’ll start with a spirited 9-hole scramble tournament followed by 9 holes of individual play.

Lunch: At the golf course, we’ll have a buffet lunch.

Afternoon: Free Time. For participants who wish to play golf during free time, the Sedona Golf Resort will provide us with discounted pricing (arrangements made upon arrival at the program). You might like to visit some of Sedona’s many famed art galleries, set out on one of the hiking trails, or enjoy the resort’s amenities (extra fees may apply).

Dinner: For our farewell dinner, we’ll go across the street to the Sedona Golf Resort for their weekly community buffet that features a large selection of tasty items including salad, several different entrées, side dishes, and assorted desserts, sodas, coffee, water included; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: We’ll have a presentation on a topic of interest such as regional history, natural history, or Sedona movie history, followed by a short program wrap-up and farewells. Then prepare for check out and departure in the morning.

Program Concludes

Activity note: Hotel check-out by 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!

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