13 Days in Scotland

12 Nights | 4 Stops | 8 Rounds of Golf St. Andrews, Perthshire, Aberdeen, Inverness

from US$ 5,280 pp

From the Tee

Scotland is the spiritual home of golf. The Legends of the game pays homage to that, and so do we by providing a tour that includes golf at the St Andrews Old Course along with several other exceptional courses. All topped with fabled Scottish hospitality and plenty of time for rest, leisure and sightseeing. We guarantee that you will love this one to the hilt.

Tour at a Glance

Package: 13 Days | 4 Stop(s) | 8 Round(s)
Accommodation:
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel (4 Star)
The Gleneagles Hotel (5 Star)
Sandman Aberdeen Hotel (4 Star)
Kingsmills Hotel (4 Star)
Meals: Full Scottish breakfast daily
Golf Courses:
1x18 Holes at Kingsbarns Golf Links
1x18 Holes at Carnoustie Championship Course
1x18 Holes at Gleneagles KIngs Course
1x18 Holes at Gleneagles Queen's Course
1x18 Holes at Royal Aberdeen GC
1x18 Holes at Trump International GL
1x18 Holes at Castle Stuart GC
1x18 Holes at Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Prices From: US$ 5,280 pp Sharing
US$ 6,980 pp Single
Please Note:
  • Prices quoted on twin sharing basis
  • This is an illustrative tour and can be cusatomized to your exact needs

Package Details

Inclusions:

  • 12x nights luxury accommodation with full daily breakfast
  • 13x days rental of People Mover minivan 
  • 8x rounds of 18-hole golf, with pre-reserved tee-times
  • St Andrews Old course Ballot management
  • Meet & Greet and Welcome Pack

Exclusions:

  • All meals other than those mentioned above
  • Airfare, airport taxes, visa fees
  • Surcharge green fees for weekends and holiday periods    
  • All personal expenses including caddie tips
  • Additional sightseeing and excursions

Day By Day

DAY 1 :

Arrive Edinburgh and transfer or collect car hire meeting our on ground representative. Drive just under on 1 hour to Russacks Hotel for 4 Night’s accommodation to begin your Scotland golfing adventure.

DAY 2 :

Free day to be balloted on the Old course or we can arrange a round on one of the many local St Andrews trust courses if not successful.

DAY 3 :

Kingsbarns Links, opening in 2000 to unprecedented levels of international acclaim, a remarkable links achievement that stretches along one and a half miles of Fife coastline just outside St Andrews. Covered in a sublime dunescape and with outlooks across the North Sea.

DAY 4 :

Carnoustie Golf Links, one of the toughest courses on the British Open rota, playing host on 7 occasions, the Championship course opens up easily enough before the bite begins around hole 6 and culminates with the last 3 holes. Playing to Par here on the finishing holes is a great achievement.

DAY 5 :

Drive West to Gleneagles hotel for 1 Night’s accommodation.

The King's Course at Gleneagles, opened in 1919, is a masterpiece of golf course design, which has tested the aristocracy of golf, both professional.

DAY 6 :

The natural beauty of the Queen's course at Gleneagles is an inspirational battle of wits for anyone in love with the great game. The beautiful settings and the challenge of the golf course have attracted such top golfers as Johnny Miller, Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros and Tom Watson.

After golf drive to the Sandman Signature hotel Aberdeen for 3 night’s accommodation.

DAY 7 :

Relax and have a day away from the clubs or enjoy a local lunch at one of the local restaurants. For the golf nuts we can add in Cruden Bay GC

DAY 8 :

Founded in 1780 and became the Aberdeen Golf Club in 1815. The Course was originally designed by the Simpson Brothers, Archie and Robert of Carnoustie and later re-bunkered and lengthened by James Braid. Hawtree & Company are now engaged as the Club's s architects to ensure our classic links keeps pace with the modern game.

DAY 9 :

Trump International is set amidst the great Sand Dunes of Scotland. It embraces mile upon mile of spectacular Aberdeen coastline and the whole complex guarantees the experience of a lifetime.

After golf drive to Kingsmill Hotel Inverness for 4 night’s accommodation.

DAY 10 :

Castle Stuart Golf Links overlooking the Moray Firth and well-known landmarks that are synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle – Kessock Bridge and Chanonry Lighthouse perhaps the most notable. All in all it can be described as a throwback to golf as it once was – a simple walk through pleasing natural surrounds

DAY 11 :

Free Day to explore the Northern town of Inverness or a day trip to the Highlands for whisky tasting or a group lunch.

DAY 12 :

Royal Dornoch is spellbinding and many golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to this natural links at some point in their lives. It is often quoted as one of the must-play courses. It's wild, isolated and, at the same time, absolutely beautiful and a great challenge.

DAY 13 :

Transfer or self drive back to Edinburgh or Glasgow airport for your onward flights or extend your travel to other parts of Europe

Recommended Accommodation

St. Andrews, Fife
Nearest Airport: 55.8 km

Unquestionably Scotland's greatest golfing hotel, the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel is located within a sand wedge of the 18th hole of the famous Old Course, and a stone’s throw of other illustrious courses in St. Andrews. Stylishly remodeled on a golfing theme, the property offers luxurious accommodation occupied by some of the great names in the game's history.

Perthshire, Fife
Nearest Airport: 44.4 km

With three onsite glorious championship golf courses, The Gleneagles Hotel is a magnificent 'French chateau' set amid gently rolling hills in the heart of Scotland. Established in 1924, the hotel was soon acclaimed as the “Riviera in the Highlands” and is most famously known as the 2005 host venue for the G8 Summit and the 2014 Ryder Cup.

St. Andrew Street, Aberdeen
Nearest Airport: 8.3 km

The Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel is a unique 4-star Hotel boasting fantastic features and facilities. This newly built hotel is located in the heart of Aberdeen’s city centre next to key attractions, such as, His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and great local Pubs and restaurants. The brand is of significant difference to others in the market, providing a relaxed yet professional environment offering the best value for money for a luxurious high-end product. 

Kingsmills Hotel
4 Night(s)
Kingsmills Hotel
Inverness, Highlands
Nearest Airport: 12.2 km

Set in 4 acres of beautiful gardens, the Kingsmill Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Inverness with a rich and diverse heritage dating back to the 18th century and is ideally located just a kilometer away from the Inverness city centre. Many of the spacious rooms at Kingsmills Hotel have garden views. Features include satellite TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some rooms also have patios, or private access to the hotel gardens.

Package Golf Courses

Designer(s):
Kyle Phillips & Mark Parsinen

The Kingsbarns Golf Links along the North Sea coast has its origins dating back to 1793. Lying between St Andrews and Crail on sandy soils with undulating ridges and hollows, and even its own burn, the course is dramatically set immediately against the rugged coastline. It is entirely possible that this is the last true links course that will ever be built in coastal Scotland, with sea views from every hole. The greens in general of Kingsbarn are extremely difficult, being very fast and sloping in different directions.

Designer(s):
Alan Robertson, Old Tom Morris

Having hosted eight Open Championships, one Ladies Open and one Seniors Open, apart from being the co-host of the annual Dunhill Links Championship, the Carnoustie Championship Course is no stranger to world fame. While the course may not possess the natural beauty of a Turnberry or Royal Co. Down, what it lacks in aesthetics is more than compensated by the challenge it presents. Generally regarded as the toughest course on the Open rota, those who understand the game a little more will know it is probably the fairest too.

Designer(s):
James Braid

The former home of the Scottish Open, The King's Course at Gleneagles, is a masterpiece of golf course design that requires good course management from start to finish. You will appreciate this from the first approach shot where correct club selection is the key. What looks like a simple pitch to an elevated green can actually be longer, with the wind over the putting surface stronger than on the fairway.

Designer(s):
James Braid

The Queen's Course at Gleneagles, in its long history, has played host to some of the world's golfing greats, including Johnny Miller, Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson and Lee Trevino to name a few. Threading through high ridges on the north and west sides of the estate, the layout offers lovely woodland settings, lochans and ditches as water hazards, as well as many moorland characteristics.

Designer(s):
Archie and Robert Simpson | James Braid

Just north of Aberdeen, Royal Aberdeen - Balgownie Links is the sixth oldest golf course in the world. Majestic dunes, tradition rugged Scottish terrain with tight fairways and rolling greens coupled with panoramic ocean views make Balgownie a truly enjoyable test of golf. Royal Aberdeen has several claims to fame not the least of them that it was here, in 1783, that the rule that allows only five minutes to look for a lost golf ball was established. The club's 'Royal' designation was awarded by Edward VII in 1903.

Designer(s):
Martin Hawtree

Set amidst the great dunes of Scotland, Trump International embraces mile after mile of spectacular Aberdeenshire coastline and guarantees the experience of a lifetime. The golf course follows a classical pattern of two out-and-back loops of nine holes with grass walkways from tee to green and all 18 holes thread their way engagingly through the dunes, rising to find views of the sea and coastline, plunging into secluded valleys, offering a sequence of superlative topography, landscape, alternating spaciousness and enclosure, panoramic views, a rich texture of vegetation and wildlife habitats.

Designer(s):
Mark Parsinen and Gill Hans

Located in the Scottish Highlands capital of Inverness and developed by Mark Parsinen (the same man who created Kingsbarns Golf Links in St. Andrews), Castle Stuart is another modern links with its own twist on Scotland's centuries-old game. The golf course features six holes played on a natural, low-lying piece of land, followed by the remainder of the course playing high above it. There are many little subtleties to Gil Hanse's design, including many holes that dogleg toward the sea.

Designer(s):
Old Tom Morris

Located just 8 degrees below the Arctic Circle, none of Scotland’s ancient links golf courses evokes quite as much romance as Royal Dornoch, ranked #1 in Scotland, #5 in the World, by Golf Digest. Legends Old Tom Morris, John Sutherland, James Braid and Donald Ross all perfected their craft here. In fact, Herbert Warren Wind famously assessed in his 1964 New Yorker that “Dornoch’s fairways are…better than the Old Course, greens are…reminiscent of those at Augusta but smaller, and layout… of the finest resourcefulness.”

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