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1 Are you ready for this! The Getaway Gang is leaving California and headed out on a big time excursion to the Big Easy. This guarantees to be an outing our golf group will never forget. Look out Dixieland, here we come. This is a package deal that I have set up with Big Easy Golf, Inc. It includes four (4) nights lodging at the Historic Chateau Bourbon – Wyndham Hotel nestled within the French Quarter and two (2) rounds of golf. Reservations will be for Saturday night through Tuesday night. Golfing is scheduled for Sunday and Monday with a day of leisure planned for Tuesday (sightseeing, an extra round of golf at Lakewood Country Club or recovering from Tuesday night on the town). Sunday golf will be at the renowned English Turn Country Club and then a round of golf on Monday at the new Tournament Players Club of Louisiana. Once again, this is a package deal with a set price per person, double occupancy per room. Your only option will be travel arrangements. Golf Date: Sunday – May (TBD) Monday – May (TBD) Place: English Turn Country Club TPC Louisiana First Tee Time: 10:00 AM 10:00 AM English Turn is a Jack Nicklaus designed Par 72 Championship Golf Course which presents a unique challenge to golfers of any skill level. Whether you prefer to defy large sand bunkers, water traps (which are a part of every hole), or intense grass depressions and mounds, English Turn has something for you! Each of the eighteen championship holes is unique; this is no cookie cutter course. While some courses place holes to merely divide residential area, this is not the case at English Turn. Every hole has a unique personality and English Turn is known for its undulating greens, another characteristic of a challenging course appealing to every golfer. In fact, the famed 18th of English Turn was consistently rated one of the most challenging on the PGA Tour. Tournament Players Club of Louisiana - Named by Golf Digest the "No. 4 Best Upscale Public Golf Course" when opened in 2004, TPC Louisiana is a championship layout crafted by world-renowned golf course architect Pete Dye. Situated on 250 acres along the Mississippi River across from New Orleans, 12 miles from the French Quarter, the picturesque 18-hole course features rolling hills, wetlands, ponds, pot bunkers and magnificent cypress and moss-covered oak trees. TPC Louisiana is annual host for the Zurich Classic New Orleans, one of the oldest and most popular events on the PGA Tour If reading about the two golf courses wasnt enough for you, how about the chance to experience New Orleans with its historic charm, musical heritage and colorful culture. New Orleans, Louisiana is one of the most enchanting destinations in the world. Step onto Bourbon Street and wander through the French Quarter, listening to cool Dixieland jazz, browsing shops and art galleries, and enjoying hot Creole and Cajun cuisine. Go shopping at the world-famous French Market, experience the New Orleans Museum of Art, and see starfish at the Audubon Aquarium. When the sun sets, the Crescent City is alive with the sounds of jazz beating out of legendary clubs. Stroll through the historic streets of the French Quarter, sip on a hurricane and dance to the rhythms of jazz, blues, and Zydeco. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of New Orleans, the Chateau Bourbon Hotel will be your oasis of hospitality in the French Quarter. Golf Getaway

2 French Quarter - The cultural soul of New Orleans, the historic French Quarter is over 100 square- blocks of dining, shopping, entertainment, art and architectural treasures. Stroll 300-year old streets to restaurants, music clubs, shops, markets, historic landmarks and art galleries. A cultural love child of old Europe, the Caribbean and the South, New Orleans' original colonial neighborhood is a carnival of red-hot jazz, food, and frivolity. Explore famous attractions such as Jackson Square, French Market, and St. Louis Cathedral. See artists, musicians, and street performers light up the streets. Hop on the Steamboat Natchez and cruise down the Mississippi River. Celebrate at the French Quarter Fest and Mardi Gras. Take a walking history tour or Haunted New Orleans tour to the secrets of the Vieux Carre. Dance to jazz music from legends like Louis Armstrong and drink a New Orleans hurricane. Bourbon Street - The nightlife Mecca of New Orleans, world-famous Bourbon Street keeps the French Quarter action alive and kicking! Lined with hundreds of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, music venues, shops and galleries, Bourbon Street is year-round festival of fun, food and festivity in the middle of the French Quarter. Stroll down Bourbon Street and feel the party vibe at the many bars and clubs that stay open until the wee hours. Sop at every corner and hear live music and the hottest New Orleans jazz. Enjoy a hurricane at Pat O'Brien's, sing Karaoke at Cat's Meow, try your luck at Harrah's Casino, look up to the balconies for beads, or dance till dawn at Bourbon Street Blues. Called the birthplace of jazz, Bourbon Street is a decadent New Orleans party! Jackson Square - Located along the Mississippi River in the French Quarter, Jackson Square is a popular destination in New Orleans. A tribute to Andrew Jackson, the historic square is home to an open-air artist market and the statue of General Andrew Jackson on his bronze horse. At Jackson Square you can shop for original art, hear live music, visit historic buildings, grab a bite to eat and see the original Louisiana Purchase. Surrounding Jackson Square are wonderful shops, restaurants, bars and museums, the Jax Brewery, Shopping Mall, French Market, St. Louis Cathedral, and Washington Artillery Park - a beautiful river overlook. Hop on one of the many horse-drawn carriages and enjoy a 30 minute-tour of the French Quarter. Here is a recap of the plan. Saturday will be utilized as a travel day. Saturday night is your first of four nights at the Chateau Bourbon Hotel. The first day of golf has been scheduled Sunday at the English Turn Country Club, with our second day of golf taking place at the TPC - Louisiana on Monday. Tuesday will be a day of leisure. You can make your own plans to do whatever sounds good to you. Wednesday will be checkout and departure/return day. If you do not want to stay the additional fourth day/night, let me know and I will see if you can delete a day of lodging. Your room partner will need to be in concurrence with that or they will be billed for the entire room rate for the last night. In the past, I have set up some group dinner arrangements and social activities/events. However, this time there are so many options that I will leave it up to the folks attending to decide where they want to eat and what extra activities they might like to partake in. If you have any questions, feel free to inquire, Lad Meairs Email: (home) or (work) Phones: (925) 978-0170 (home) – (925) 829-8615 ext 330 (work) – (925) 813-2465 (cell) If you are playing both courses, the total will be $230.00 Mail checks to: Lad Meairs 1254 Mokelumne Court Antioch, CA 94531 Terms of Agreement: To get the group tee times and discounted rate of $230 total, per person, for both courses, I had to sign a contract for a minimum of 16 golfers at both golf courses with a $500 non-refundable deposit (each course). Please make up your mind by late February. I have to pay in full, 30 days prior to our scheduled dates (money due NLT March 2, 2011). I need your official commitment and green fees by that date. If you need to wait and settle up in April, I can carry it on my credit card, but you will need to honor your commitment. TPC – Louisiana 11001 Lapalco Boulevard Avondale, LA 70094 Phone: (504) 436-8721 English Turn Golf Course One Clubhouse Drive New Orleans, LA 70131 Phone: 504) 391-8018

3 This quote is for four (4) nights lodging with two (2) rounds of golf for twenty (20) golfers. Includes accommodations at: Chateau Bourbon - Visitors to New Orleans never forget the city s classic European flavor, its Southern charm, and its legendary entertainment. Chateau Bourbon boasts some of the most spacious guest rooms in New Orleans, with spectacular high ceilings, and balconies with views of Bourbon Street or Dauphine Street or wonderful interior courtyards. And, of course, you re within walking distance of everything that you come to New Orleans for – Championship golf courses, great music, award-winning restaurants, eclectic shopping and a red-hot nightlife. A stay at the Chateau Bourbon, one of the city s finest hotels, is equally memorable. Located on Iberville Street in the world-renowned French Quarter, Chateau Bourbon offers a level of luxury and comfort that is rarely duplicated. Combined with our attentive staff and superb amenities, Chateau Bourbon will provide a New Orleans experience that is second to none. Please note that there is a $27 per day ($30 for over-sized vehicle) valet parking fee which is not included in package. Two (2) Rounds of Golf. One each at: TPC of Louisiana - Situated on 250 acres across the Mississippi River twenty minutes from downtown New Orleans and set amid Louisianas stately cypress and oak trees, the TPC of Louisiana was designed by a man who knows how to turn a site with limited topography into a beautiful and compelling test of golf. Renowned golf course architect Pete Dye, who designed the flagship layout for the PGA TOUR, the TPC at Sawgrass, designed the course. The course offers four sets of tees, and even though the championship course stretches to 7,300 yards from the championship tees, Dye is pleased about a collection of short but challenging par-4 holes that complement some of the longer ones. TPC of Louisiana will be cart path only from March 15 thru April 17 in preparation of the PGA Tour Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The course will be unavailable for play April 18 thru May 15 English Turn - The 18-hole, private golf course at English Turn Golf and Country Club was designed by the legendary golfer and course designer Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus intended to provide a challenging game of golf and he succeeded. Water hazards come into play on every hole and there are also some large sand and waste bunkers. The difficulty level is very high and will prove difficult for even advanced golfers. Some famous holes are the 15th, which is a par-5 that requires an approach shot to an island green and the 18th hole, which is a par-4 and has been named the third hardest hole on the PGA Tour. English Turn Golf and Country Club was named the 4th Best in State course in 1998 and 1999. ItemDateTimeQty.Comment Chateau Bourbon - Queen Double Sat - Wed 10 TPC of Louisiana - 18 Holes Sun 20Cart path only English Turn - 18 holes Mon 20 Cost: Chateau Bourbon cost per person: $662.00 (includes golf, carts, accommodations, and tax)

4 Website: Place: English Turn Country Club Date: Sunday – April (TBD) Course: The English Turn Golf Course Tee Time: 10:00 AM (first group) Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Price $150.00 (Across the river from French Quarter) The championship 18-hole golf course at English Turn has been personally designed and supervised by legendary golfer and golf course designer Jack Nicklaus, who has earned an honored reputation for more than 200 golf courses, worldwide, that carry the signature of his vision. The course is designed to provide as exquisite a visual experience as it is a great golfing experience. Jack has designed gallery berms and spectator mounds all along the course. Although designed specifically for the USF&G Classic, the par 72 course has four sets of tees for players of all ability levels. English Turn Golf Course presents a unique challenge to golfers of any skill level. Water comes into play on every hole. Giant sand and waste bunkers guard many holes, and numerous grass depressions and mounds line the sculptured fairways. Huge tiered greens challenge putting strokes. This course is Home of the 2006 Zurich Classic PGA Tournament. Norman. Faldo. Love. Couples. They've all taken a swing at English Turn's 7,078 - yard track and come away with a bit more respect for the award-winning Jack Nicklaus designed 18-hole layout. As home to its 783 lucky members, English Turn is serious about its golf. The highly manicured greens, meandering lakes, and magnificent Plantation Style Clubhouse make golfing at English Turn a matchless experience. Jack Nicklaus created eighteen unique, championship holes surrounded by an expansive waterway. At English Turn each hole is different. There was no architectural cookie cutter here, and no holes designed merely to divide residential areas. Each English Turn hole challenges you with its own personality. The greens are notoriously undulating, challenging yet fair for the club member and pros alike. The famed 18th of English Turn was consistently rated one of the most challenging on the PGA Tour. Exceptional course design specifically created to address the unique drainage issues that have become associated with golf in New Orleans is backed up by meticulous care and an incredibly knowledgeable and attentive staff. A round of golf at English Turn is truly an Extraordinary Experience.

5 Place: TPC - Louisiana Date: Monday – April (TBD) Course: TPC Louisiana Golf Course Tee Time: 10:00 AM (first group) Location: Avondale, Louisiana Price $150.00 (Southwest of French Quarter – across the river) Website: Named by Golf Digest the No. 4 Best Upscale Public Golf Course when it debuted in 2004, TPC Louisianas championship layout was crafted by world renowned golf course architect Pete Dye, with PGA TOUR players Steve Elkington and New Orleans native Kelly Gibson serving as player consultants. Situated across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, the course features gently rolling hills; numerous wetlands areas; stately stands of cypress, and oak trees; with four sets of tees on each hole, providing golfers of all skill levels with a picturesque, enjoyable challenge. Open for the public to enjoy, TPC Louisiana brings PGA TOUR caliber golf to New Orleans. Master architect Pete Dye designed the course, working in conjunction with TOUR players Steve Elkington and Kelly Gibson – a New Orleans native. Stretching over 250 acres of wetlands across along the Mississippi River delta, the course is a grand representation of the natural local habitat. The course is part of the Audubon Golf Trail and a proud member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program – providing a landscape that many have compared to a private nature reserve. The layout incorporates gently rolling hills and stately stands of cypress and oak trees – with Dye adding plenty of water hazards and bunkers to make for a highly interesting game. The course offers five sets of tees, and although it stretches to 7,400 yards from the tips, a series of short but compelling par-4 holes balance the longer ones to deliver a great blend of challenge and playability. In addition to its 103 bunkers, 69 of them pot bunkers, Dye installed numerous waste bunkers - some 20 acres of the 80-plus acres of playing area are covered in sand and he also created five large ponds which are the core of the course's water hazards. Featuring Bermuda fairways that are over- seeded annually with Rye, TPC Louisiana provides top-quality playing conditions throughout the year. "We've got some pretty nice, short par 4s that are really going to be the heart of the golf course," Pete said. Louisiana

6 The Radisson Fort McDowell Resort is adjacent to Fort McDowell Casino. Try your luck at live keno, live bingo, card games and slot machines. We feature no-limit poker tournaments each day. This historic New Orleans hotel offers 251 elegant accommodations, with charming décor, modern lifestyle amenities and views of the tropical courtyard or the festive French Quarter Designed for maximum comfort and charm, the historic New Orleans accommodations feature 32" LG flat-screen TVs with premium channels, complimentary wireless internet, Serta Presidential pillowtop mattresses, gorgeous wood armoires, desks, speakerphones with voicemail, and exclusive Gilchrist & Soames bath products Chateau Bourbon, A Wyndham Historic Hotel - At the Chateau Bourbon in magical New Orleans you enjoy the culture, history and decadence of the Crescent City. Surrounded by the energy of the French Quarter, Chateau Bourbon, A Wyndham Historic Hotel is a luxurious hotel in the heart of New Orleans. Built in 1849 as the D.H. Holmes Department Store, this neoclassical New Orleans treasure features French Quarter-style courtyards and balconies above Bourbon Street. The Chateau is a relaxing retreat in the soul of New Orleans. Step out onto Bourbon Street to French Quarter restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, markets and the city's swinging jazz and blues clubs. Our enchanting French Quarter hotel is an easy walk to the French Market, Jackson Square, Audubon Aquarium, St. Louis Cathedral, Steamboat Natchez, Harrah's Casino, and Preservation Hall. Sleep peacefully in charming French Quarter accommodations, with 12-foot ceilings and balconies overlooking Bourbon Street and lush courtyards. Surrounded by cool jazz and hot nightlife, our historic New Orleans hotel offers casually elegant rooms and suites with charming décor and modern luxuries such as 32" flat-screen TVs, wireless internet, pillow-top mattresses, speakerphones, and Gilchrist & Soames bath products. Lounge by the sparkling waters of our outdoor pool and sip a refreshing drink in the garden courtyard. Get energized in our Health & Fitness Club, stay connected in our business center and rejuvenate with an in-room massage. Whether you desire New Orleans seafood or a spirited elixir, take a culinary adventure at Chateau Bourbon. Enjoy New Orleans-style breakfast and Southern cuisine at Tempo. Indulge in fresh seafood and Crescent City cuisine at Brennan's Red Fish Grill, and try the seafood gumbo and pecan-crusted catfish. Sip a cocktail at the famous Clock Bar, a hip New Orleans hangout. French Quarter Chateau Bourbon – Wyndham Hotel

7 This is a great way to enjoy 3 attractions- in-one... New Orleans food and music during a cruise down the Mississippi. Since this is a real steamboat, you'll hear the beautiful music of its calliope (a musical instrument powered by steam that is atop the steamboat) as you stroll through the French Quarter -- just follow the sounds to the river! Choose from a daytime cruise, or a dinner/jazz cruise featuring the Dukes of Dixieland Mississippi River Steamboat Cruise Royal Carriages, Inc City Streets Tour Take a carriage ride while you're in New Orleans and enjoy a tour of the French Quarter (garden district tours available, too!) Quaint mule- drawn carriages take you past many landmarks of New Orleans, including Bourbon Street, the mighty Mississippi, and Jackson Square Optional Sightseeing Activities/Attractions Harrah's New Orleans Casino Enjoy gaming and entertainment in downtown New Orleans. With its festive New Orleans atmosphere, Harrah's New Orleans Casino features 100 action- packed table games, from poker to roulette, 2,000 of the hottest slots, the largest poker room in the South, electrifying entertainment, sizzling nightlife and delicious cuisine, including fine dining at Besh Steak and Bambu

8 Cajun Encounters Tours Co. On our Swamp Tours see the famous Honey Island Swamp. Voted as the #1 Swamp Tour by Louisiana locals, we provide an unforgettable two-hour personal tour of the beautiful and famous Honey Island Swamp on our small intimate boats. Swamp Tours On our New Orleans City Tours experience the history and culture. From the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery, City Park, Katrina Devastation, and the historic Garden District - you will discover one of America's greatest and most beautiful cities - New Orleans. Cemetery & City Tours On our Plantation Tours experience the magnificence of the the Old South. Spend the day along the old Mississippi River Road, visiting Louisiana's most famous plantations. With Cajun Encounters you will journey down the historic River Road Region as you make your way to these historic landmarks Plantation Tours

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