Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, KY USA September 19th - 21st, 2008 More information coming soon......Please fill out our reservation form and we will put you on our mailing list to receive our packages for the 2008 Ryder Cup®: Reservation Form For a golf match that started out in complete anonymity, and indeed well into the 1970's was not viewed by the American golfing public as a significant event, the Ryder Cup® has grown to the point that it is now recognized as the premier team match in all the world. It has captured the fascination of golfers around the globe and has clearly established itself as one of golf's major tournaments. As a team event, it provokes more patriotism than any other golf match. It is that national pride which makes the Ryder Cup® the great event that it is. The 37th Ryder Cup® Matches are being staged at the magnificent Valhalla Golf Club. The host venue has worked tirelessly for years getting ready for this prestigious event, held from Friday, September 19, until Sunday, September 21. Whatever the outcome between Europe and the USA, competitors and spectators alike are guaranteed a typical southern welcome from beautiful Louisville, Kentucky. We welcome you and your friends to join us at the 2008 Ryder Cup®, Valhalla Golf Club. The Ryder Cup® is also the ultimate destination for your next incentive trip, meeting or customer appreciation trip. View some of the sample itineraries which can be customized to fit your exact requirements and budget by selecting a menu item to the left. For more information select a link from the menu on the left. NOTE: Ryder Cup® is a registered trademark of the Professional Golfers' Association of America and is used for factual purposes only. We are a private owned Golf Tour Operator. We are in no way associated with the PGA ®,Valhalla Golf Club or their box office. Our tickets are generally sold at a price greater than the face value. Prices reflect the difficulty and cost involved when obtaining tickets to popular events. 2008 Sample Itinerary & Costs Coming Soon... More information coming soon......Please fill out our reservation form and we will put you on our mailing list to receive our packages for the 2008 Ryder Cup®: Reservation Form Matchplay Schedule (Schedule Subject to Change) Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Official Practice Day Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Official Practice Day Thursday, September 18, 2008 Official Practice Day 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Opening Ceremony and Entertainment Friday, September 19, 2008 8:10 a.m. - 4 Foursome Matches 1:45 p.m. - 4 Four-Ball Matches 6:00 p.m. - Approximate Finish Saturday, September 20, 2008 8:10 a.m. - 4 Foursome Matches 1:45 p.m. - 4 Four-Ball Matches 6:00 p.m. - Approximate Finish Sunday, September 21, 2008 12:00 9.m. - Single Match Play Twelve Matches 6:30 p.m. - Closing Ceremony Format Descriptions Foursome Alternate Shot - Frequently referred to as Scotch Foursomes in the United States, this is alternate shot play. The first player on the two-man team hits from the tee, the second player on the team hits the next shot, the first player then hits the third shot and so on, until the ball is in the hole. The players on each team alternate drives, regardless of who sank the putt on the preceding green. Four-Ball Better Ball - Commonly recognized in the United States as Better Ball, Four-Ball competition has one two-man team competing directly with a second two-man team. Each player plays his own ball and the better score of each pair decides the outcome of the hole. Singles - This is the most basic format of the game of golf, one player against the other. Total strokes for the round are not considered; winning each hole is the goal. HOTELS More information coming soon......Please fill out our reservation form and we will put you on our mailing list to receive our packages for the 2008 Ryder Cup®: Reservation Form GOLF VALHALLA GOLF CLUB Jack used a variety to develop a truly interesting 18 holes. The final draft of the Valhalla layout resulted in two very different nines that blend together into a distinctive whole. Valhalla's first nine holes embrace a Scottish-links ambience. Wide, gently contoured fairways ribbon through an open valley. Framing the fairways are multiple mounds and lush collars of Kentucky bluegrass, which not only add definition, but serve to keep the big hitters honest. Par at Valhalla is 72 and the course measuring 7,195 from the gold tees. Jack designed the slick bent grass putting surfaces in typical modern style. They range from medium to large size, averaging 6,500 square feet. Invariably, however, they are well guarded by hazards, including bunkers, water, scooped-out grassy hollows and mounded swatches of lush bluegrass rough. Without fail, these putting surfaces are undulating and often partitioned into distinct areas making the "large" greens play somewhat small. These green complexes place a premium on creative shotmaking and on skilful chipping and putting. Information... Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Named after King Louis XVI (the sixteenth) of France for his assistance in the Revolutionary War, Louisville is full of original attractions. During the Civil War, Louisville was an important Union base of operations and a major military supply center. In the postwar era, the city emerged even more prosperous than before, with merchant princes and manufacturers shaping the new economy. Owing to its strategic location at the Falls of the Ohio, Louisville was a major commercial center. River transportation was supplemented by the construction of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, which was chartered in 1850 and operated more than 1,800 miles of line in the state by 1920. Joseph E. Seagram and Sons opened the world's largest distillery in Louisville following the repeal of prohibition. Thanks to companies such as Dupont, the city became the world's largest producer of synthetic rubber during World War II. Louisville was also a city of firsts. In the reform-minded progressive era of the 1880's the city was the first in the nation to introduce the secret ballot, significantly reducing vote fraud. It was the first city in Kentucky to adopt zoning and planning measures to control and shape urban growth. Home to the first bridge designed exclusively for motor vehicles to cross the Ohio River, Louisville was also the birthplace of Mary Millicent Miller, the first woman in the United States to receive a steamboat master's license. The city has been home to a number of men and women who changed the face of American history. President Zachary Taylor was reared in surrounding Jefferson County, and two U.S. Supreme Court Justices, including Louis D. Brandeis, the first Jewish Justice, were from the city proper. John James Audubon was a local shopkeeper in the early years of his career, drawing birds in his spare time. Second Lt. F. Scott Fitzgerald, stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor during World War I, was frequent presence at the bar in the famous Seelbach Hotel, immortalized in the novel The Great Gatsby. Muhammad Ali, perhaps the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, was born in Louisville and won six Golden Glove tournaments in Kentucky." Make sure to visit some of the top attractions: Fourth Street Live Louisville's $70 million entertainment district has revitalized downtown, adding a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues, all within walking distance of the majority of downtown hotels. Tenants include; Hard Rock Cafe; Sully's Restaurant and Saloon; Saddle Ridge; The Pub; Lucky Strike, and the one and only Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge. Caesars Indiana Caesars Indiana, just a short drive from Louisville, offers world-class gaming action for every level of player, with over 130 gaming tables and 2000 slot machines. Caesars guests enjoy the largest variety of customary casino games in Indiana - 24 hours a day. With four floors of gaming, guests can take their pick of luxuriously decorated casinos. Churchill Downs Recently completing a $121 million renovation and expansion, the racetrack is most famous for the oldest continuously run sporting event in the United States is the Kentucky Derby. Known as the 'Run for the Roses' or the greatest two minutes in sports, the Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred horse racing. In addition to the Derby, Churchill Downs hosts spring and fall race meets. Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Featuring more than 110 rides and attractions, including eight roller coasters, innovative shows, special concerts and events, games, gift shops and restaurants Six Flags suits all tastes. Big celebrities like Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals walk around Looney Tunes MovieTown. Hurricane Bay Water Park is complete with a gigantic wave pool, water slides and the relaxing lazy river. Huber's Orchard & Winery and Joe Huber Family Farm & Restaurant At Joe Huber Family Farm choose from a wide variety of just-picked fruits and vegetables in the Farm Market and Gift Shop. In the restaurant, everything is made from scratch. Huber's Orchard & Winery includes over 550 acres of farmland and offers a children's farm park, farm market, cheese shop, ice cream factory, winery, gift shop and a banquet facility. Kentucky Derby Museum The Kentucky Derby Museum, located next to Churchill Downs, captures the thrill and traditions of the Kentucky Derby every day in an exciting 360-degree high-definition multimedia show. The museum has exhibits and art to delight all ages. Guests can also take a walking tour through historic Churchill Downs to see the Grandstand, the Finish Line and Winner's Circle. Derby Dinner Playhouse An entertainment tradition for over thirty years, Derby Dinner Playhouse offers live-stage productions, a plentiful buffet, and desserts that are so big you'll need two spoons. Derby Dinner is one of the largest dinner theatres in the country seating 500 guests and entertaining over 200,000 people a year. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory See the world's biggest bat! Exhibits at the interactive museum honors baseball's greatest hitters. The fun and fascinating tour includes a walk through of an underground locker room into a full-size dugout and a virtual home plate where guests can test their skill against a fastball. Speed Art Museum Established in 1927, the Speed Art Museum is Kentucky's oldest and largest art museum. The museum has distinguished collections of 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, 18th century French art, Renaissance and Baroque tapestries, and significant holdings of contemporary American painting and sculpture. Frazier International History Museum Located in the heart of Louisville's downtown cultural arts district, the Frazier Arms Museum is a collaboration with Britain's Royal Armouries. Visitors enjoy interactive exhibits and live reenactments. Many of the artifacts once belonged to noted politicians, celebrities, frontiersmen and soldiers. Belle of Louisville No other river steamboat in American history has lasted as long, been to as many places, or traveled as many miles as the Belle of Louisville, commissioned in 1914. The Belle, a National Historic Landmark, is now recognized as the oldest river steamboat still in operation. Now in her nineties, the Belle continues to journey back to the time when she carried passengers and goods to ports all along the beautiful Ohio River.
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