Scotland Golf Vacations
- golf & whisky
No country is more closely associated with golf than Scotland. In fact, the
game was invented here! Scotland has over 550 golf courses to choose from
including world famous championship golf courses such as The Old Course St
Andrews, Royal Troon, Carnoustie, Muirfield, Turnberry and Gleneagles (two Scotland golf resorts). We will
be happy to plan any other itinerary for you to complete your golf package in Scotland. Here is what we recommend.
- Self-drive car or minibus with unlimited mileage and tax for 7 days.
- Accommodations with private bath at first class hotels:
- Scores Hotel, St. Andrews 3 nights
- Marine Highland Hotel, Troon 3 nights
- Full Scottish breakfast each day.
- Green fees and pre-arranged tee times for one round of golf at each of four
courses: St. Andrews Kingsbarns, St. Andrews New, Troon, Old Prestwick.
- Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.). and service charges.
- Travel pack including guidebook, spouse touring suggestions and more.
- This tour may be taken with a minibus with driver/guide at additional cost.
Price per person sharing a twin or triple room
| Rate per person sharing a room
Price per person sharing a twin or triple room Non-golfer reduction: $530;
Single room supplement to be added to the twin price, based on sharing a car
$2131. If you would like your own car, please ask for rates.
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Future Venues for 'The Open'
Royal Birkdale Golf Club 2017
Carnoustie Golf Links 2018
When golfing at resort owned golf
courses, such as Turnberry, Gleneagles, or St Andrews Dukes (Old Course Hotel),
we recommend staying at the hotel. Despite the extra expense of staying at a 5
star hotel, you will save substantially by paying resident green fees.
Scotland Golf Options
ST. ANDREWS OLD COURSE
- To customize your golf vacation, you may add these courses to any gold or red hotel package on our
Self Drive Britain
program. Rates are per person per round. Minimum 2 players and 2 rounds. Your
handicap certificate is required with booking.
St. Andrews (Fife) It is
the Home of Golf where golf was first played 600 years ago and yet it remains a
real test of golf for today's champions. Despite its reputation and status, it
is a public course and is one of six public courses on St Andrews Links.
Traditionally to play a round on the Old Course, golfers enter a daily ballot
for the highly coveted tee times. This course is confirmed by ballot the night
before play. (exception: Saturday for Monday play). Single players and those
who did not make the ballot can wait at the Starters Box in an attempt to join
2 / 3 balls. Get down there as early as possible. At its busiest golfers will
start to gather as early as 4am. At quieter times of the year there are spaces
late in the day for anyone showing up.
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We also can arrange guaranteed tee times at St.
|St. Andrews - the town where a certury old golf course is called
"new". The links never belonged to a golf club, but were and are
still public courses, administered today by St Andrews Links Trust. The Old
Course (600 years old) was known simply as St Andrews Links until 1895 when the
opening of the New Course meant that its predecessor became known as the Old
Course. Until 1764 a round on the Old Course consisted of 22 holes with eleven
holes out and eleven holes in with only the 11th and 22nd not played twice. In
that year the first four holes were reduced to two, which meant that a round
was reduced to eighteen holes. As the prestige of St Andrews grew this came to
be recognized as the standard for courses the world over.
ST. ANDREWS CASTLE COURSE
||has 99 holes of links golf
7200 yards par 72 The Castle Course is the
first new tournament standard golf course to be built in St Andrews in close to
100 years. This cliff-top wonder is the result of a David McLay Kidd design,
offering spectacular shots, including teeshots from some 80 feet above the St
Andrews Bay. The newest member of the St. Andrews golf course family opened at
the end of June 2008,
ST ANDREWS NEW COURSE
New Course 6625 yards par 71 Opened in April
The New Course at St. Andrews is truly not a new golf course at all,
and has in fact been open for over 100 years. Opened in April 1895, the New
Course was designed by Tom Morris and sits in the shadows of the Old Course at
ST ANDREWS JUBILEE
Jubilee Course 6742 yards par 72 (more than 100 years
old) The Jubilee Course at St. Andrews was the third championship course built
in the town. Opened for play in 1897
the course received its name in
honor of Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee, which celebrated her 60 year
reign as the British Monarch. The Jubilee Course began as a twelve hole course,
but it was lengthened to an 18 hole layout eight years later in 1905.
ST ANDREWS KINGSBARNS
Kingsbarns 7133 yards par 72 Kingsbarns Golf
Course is the most recent addition to Fife's golf coast, and has quickly
developed a reputation as one of the finest links courses in Scotland.
Kingsbarns was chosen as a venue for the Dunhill Links Championship, joining
with its more established neighbors, legendary Carnoustie and the Old Course at
St. Andrews. Mens 28/Ladies 36
ST ANDREWS DUKES
The Duke's 7512 yards par 71 The Duke's, owned and
managed by the Old Course Hotel, is a lush, heathland course perched on the
hillside just a few minutes from the hotel near Craigtoun Park. Noted in Golf
World's Top 100 Courses in the UK, this championship 18-hole course has
magnificent greens, beautiful fairways, a fleet of electric golf buggies and
five tees on every hole, making it most appealing to golfers of all abilities.
Trump Turnberry: The Ailsa
6976 yards par 70 A golfing jewel of the West
Coast, Turnberry is the Pebble Beach of the British Isles. Redesigned by
Mackenzie Ross in the 1950s and ranked among the top 20 courses in the world it
has been the host of three Opens in 1977, 1986, 1994 at which the winners were
Watson, Norman and Price respectively. This course is an unforgettable
experience with magnificent panoramic views over Turnberry Bay to the Isle of
Arran and Ailsa Craig. It is a challenging course with a wealth of strong and
stirring holes which are all beautifully maintained. (Closed until June 2016)
6853 yards par 72 Now upgraded to full championship
standard by Donald Steel, the course is now an even sterner challenge and the
finest compliment to the Ailsa. Undulating greens, glorious fairways,
magnificent ocean holes, and all with stunning views of Kintyre, Arran and the
famous Turnberry Lighthouse. The 8th hole is widely regarded as the
Kintryres signature hole, which involves a drive from an elevated tee
towards the sea and an unforgettable blind second shot to the green set in a
gully by the rocks.
Troon: Old Course
6641 yards par 71 south of GlasgowThe Old Course is
one of the great links courses in Scotland and is a challenging test of golfing
ability. With the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse
and broom, accurate shot making is essential. Players should make their scores
on the outward nine, as the prevailing north-westerly wind can make the back
nine extremely difficult. The Old Course at Troon has hosted the Open
Championship eight times Visitor tee-times
only available on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Handicap certificate showing a
handicap of 20 for men and 30 for leadies is required. Must be 16 years old or
older to play the Old Course.
Troon: Portland Course
6289 yards par 71 Although a links course, the
Portland is a little more sheltered than the Old Course and, of course,
shorter. The holes meander through terrain filled with gorse and broom and
there is a generous helping of par 3s, five in all. This is tempered
however, with four par 5s, all of which are on the back nine.
6639 yards par 71 A Championship links course, Western
Gailes is recognised as one of the finest Links courses in Scotland. A trial of
skill and strength, the course is something of an endurance test. Positioned
between the railway lines and the sea, accurate tee shots are necessary to hit
the narrow fairways. The course is frequently used for Open Championship
6544 yards par 71 Birth place of the British Open
Championship, Prestwick hosted the first twelve Opens and 24 in all, the last
in 1926. Designed by Old Tom Morris, the course with its narrow fairways, small
and undulating greens follows the natural contours of the terrain and features
some odd twists and turns and even some interesting blind shots.
Three courses, the King's, Queen's
and the PGA Centenary The King's Course,
opened in 1919, is a
masterpiece of design, which has tested the aristocracy of golf, both
professional and amateur. James Braid's plan for the King's Course was to test
even the best players' shot-making skills over the eighteen holes. When they
play the King's the world's greatest golfers admire the cunning and craft with
which he achieved that goal.
5965 yards par 68 Threading through high ridges on the north and
west sides of the estate, the Queen's offers lovely woodland settings, lochans
and ditches as water hazards, as well as many moorland characteristics. The
challenge of the first nine can be deceptive, with even some of the best
players finding it a test to make par into a fresh southwesterly breeze.
6558 yards par 72 Designed by Jack Nicklaus this course is
scheduled to host the Ryder Cup in 2014. A challenging test of golf for the
best. From the back tees, the PGA Centenary Course measures 7,088 yards, the
longest inland course in Scotland. However, the tees are graded at each hole in
five stages, including a challenging 6,558 yards from the white markers down to
5,072 from the red. Fittingly, the PGA Centenary Course begins by playing
southeast towards the famed glen of the eagles sweeping up the Ochil Hills to
the summit of the pass below Ben Shee which joins it to Glendevon.
north of Inverness (Highlands)
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No golf on Sundays. No visitors on Weekends.
A small number of rides on buggies (electric carts) may be reserved through the office although a medical certificate and driving licence is required for their use.
Pre-arranged tee times at St. Andrews
| When is St. Andrew's Day? St. Andrew is the patron saint of
Scotland and this is celebrated on 30 November. In St Andrews there are a
number of events during St Andrew's Week including an 'Open Doors' day, usually
on 30 November, when a number of local institutions including the Royal and
Ancient Golf Club allow the public free access.
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