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February 28 - March 2, 2017
Don Buttrey - Coach & Trainer
March 5-8, 2017
JW Marriott Indianapolis
April 2-6, 2017
JW Marriott Hill Country Resort
San Antonio, TX
2017 Tours, golf & spouse events
Click the name of the tour for more information.
|Sunday, April 2|
|8:30 am – 12:30 pm||World Heritage Mission Tour|
|9:00 am – 12:00 pm||Explore Texas and the Great Outdoors|
|Monday, April 3|
|7:00 am – 7:30 am||19th Annual Fun Run Walk|
|Tuesday, April 4|
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||Start Your Morning with Yoga|
|12:00 pm – 4:15 pm||The Full Texas Experience: The Immersive Alamo Tour|
|11:30 am – 4:00 pm||Passport to Flavor|
|12:00 pm – 4:15 pm||Caverns & Cabernets|
|12:00 pm – 5:30 pm||NAHAD Annual Golf Tournament|
|6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
||Open Evening – NAHAD Complimentary Shuttle to
RiverWalk and Downtown San Antonio
|Wednesday, April 5|
|10:15 am – 2:15 pm||Cooking with Blanca: Demonstration and Lunch|
Sunday, April 2 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Price: $50 per person
San Antonio boasts the largest concentration of missions in North America. In the 18th century, the Spanish empire established five missions along the San Antonio River to encourage the area’s native inhabitants to convert to Catholicism and learn the ways of Spanish citizens. Learn the rich history and see the beautiful structures of all five missions, including visits to Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, Mission Espada, and drive by The Alamo during this interactive and informative tour.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Sunday, April 2 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Price: $45 per person, includes bottled water
Friedrich Wilderness Park offers approximately 10 miles of hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. It is home for rare birds, terrestrial orchids, steep hills and deep canyons. It is internationally known for bird watching. Perched on the edge of the Balcones Escarpment, Friedrich is a nesting site for two federally listed endangered species of birds: the Black-capped Vireo and the Golden-cheeked Warbler. Explore the Texas outdoors in a guided hike along one of the nature trails and learn about the parks vegetation and wildlife. The difficulty level of the hike will be matched with the experience of the group.
Please wear closed toed, walking shoes
Monday, April 3, 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Price: $20 per person
In 2017, we are sprinting or sauntering for a cause. Enjoy the fitness and nature trail surrounding the JW Marriott and support NAHAD’s social cause initiative through a partnership with the nonprofit charity: water. charity: water works around the globe and provides communities in developing countries with their first access to clean water. Last April, we launched our partnership with charity: water during NAHAD's Annual Convention and as of December 2016, we have raised over $12,000. Let’s continue to add to this total. Consider asking your company peers to support your run/walk with a donation. Pledge sheets will be available on the NAHAD web site under the Social Cause tab. In addition, NAHAD will contribute $5 of each registration fee to support this worthy cause.
Tuesday, April 4, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Price: $18 per person, includes yoga mat and towels
Join your fellow NAHAD attendees for a fun fitness class to start your morning. Yoga exercises the mind, body and spirit by focusing on developing body awareness, flexibility, strength and balance through a series of classic yoga poses. The yoga/stretch class will consist of a warm up of yoga postures that will include down dogs, and warrior poses. After a variation of Yoga postures the class will continue on the floor for a low back, core strengthening segment finishing off with flexibility work of the upper and lower extremities. This active yoga class is for all abilities and a great way to start you day.
Tuesday, April 4, 12:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Price: $115 per person
Register to attend this exceptional tour that allows you to explore the Alamo, cruise the Riverwalk, and visit an acclaimed Texas museum. The first stop is the famed Alamo where you will tour the grounds while enjoying an audio commentary that tells the epic story of the Alamo and features sound effects, music and interviews. Next, board a private river barge for a cruise around the 2.5 mile Riverwalk. See many of San Antonio’s unique features including the second tallest freestanding tower in the United States. The last stop of this tour is “Battle for Texas – The Experience.” The Experience is a journey back in time where each room features never-before-seen artifacts coupled with sound effects and hands-on activities which tell the emotional story of the 13 fateful days of the battle at the Alamo.
Tuesday, April 4, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Price: $168 per person, includes lunch samplings
San Antonio’s Pearl Brewery District, an operating brewery from 1883 – 2001, is now the site of the Culinary Institute of America and home to some of the area’s hottest restaurants. This tour will introduce you to samplings from two fantastic restaurants complete with chef demonstrations. Nao is your first stop, which is best known for its inventive Latin Cuisine and specialty cocktails. Then head to Cured, which specializes in hand-crafted cured foods, from charcuterie to pickles. The final stop will be the Culinary Institute of America where you will enjoy an exceptional culinary experience among some of the top-rated chefs in the country.
Tuesday, April 4, 12:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Price: $130 per person
This tour offers the best of both worlds: adventure and relaxation! Explore Natural Bridge Caverns which includes a 60 foot natural limestone bridge that spans the entrance to the cavern. During this tour, you will travel through one-half mile of the largest, most spectacular caverns in Texas. Take in the enormous ancient formations still growing today, including stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones, chandeliers and soda straws. Photography is encouraged so bring your camera!
By this point, you will have worked up a thirst and are in for a treat at the nearby Dry Comal Vineyards. This award-winning vineyard is a family-owned boutique wine producer in the Texas Hill Country that is considered the pioneer of Black Spanish wines in Texas. Enjoy a wine tasting of Dry Comal’s favorite varieties and free time to relax.
Closed toe, rubber soled shoes are recommended for wet surfaces. Walking distance is equivalent to ¾ miles including stairs.
Tuesday, April 4, 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Price: $235 includes greens fee, cart, use of practice facility, range balls and lunch
The 2017 Tournament will take place on the TPC course adjacent to the Resort, just steps away from the convention meetings facility. Although the TPC will be preparing for the Valero Open tournament which will take place later in April, you will be able to enjoy the AT&T Canyons course with your fellow NAHAD golfers.
AT&T Canyons - Designed by Pete Dye
While very different from the traditional, tree-lined AT&T Oaks course, the AT&T Canyons Course will stand on its own as a tournament venue in terms of design, strategy and beauty. This course sits on a great piece of land which provides panoramic views of an adjacent 750 acre nature preserve. The design, which measures more than 7,500 yards, is true to nature and the flow of the land. The dramatic elevation changes and hill country views make this course not only challenging, but breathtaking as well.
The NAHAD Tournament will feature a scramble format. Please indicate on the Registration Form if you would like to be paired with another member. It is usually extremely easy for NAHAD to honor your request for pairings with advance notice, but impossible to do this at the last minute. Pairings will be done on a first noted, first designated basis.
Tuesday, April 4 • 6:00 pm first shuttle to downtown – 10:30 pm last shuttle back to the JW Marriott
Price: Free, but requires pre-registration
On Tuesday evening, NAHAD will offer a shuttle service to and from downtown San Antonio with a drop off point convenient to the famous River Walk and nearby dining options. The San Antonio River Walk is a verdant oasis of cypress-lined paved paths, arched stone bridges and lush landscapes. It gently winds through the city center, providing millions of visitors each year with easy access to the city’s cultural hot spots, historic sites and other attractions. Click here for recommended places to eat!
Wednesday, April 5, 10:15 am – 2:15 pm
Price: $124 per person, includes recipe card and lunch with margaritas
Blanco Aldaco is the owner and mastermind behind Aldaco’s restaurants which has grown to be a favorite destination for local San Antonians. She has been featured on the Food Network, Good Morning America, Discovery Channel and in many national magazines. Come join Blanca for a two hour cooking class at Aldaco’s and learn great techniques on how to make the perfect enchilada as well as the perfect margarita. This class includes lunch of Chicken Enchilada Verde, Spanish rice, borracho beans, Tres Leche Cake and a serving of two of their most popular margaritas.
The NAHAD Annual Convention is open to members of NAHAD only. If you are not a member and wish to attend future events, please visit our Join page.