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"Golf in Scotland -                                                       an experience that stays with you"

North Berwick

East Coast
Experience the finest and oldest Links courses in the world here in beautiful East Lothian, only 20 minutes drive from the splendours of the historical Scottish Capital, awaits a true golfers’ paradise. With courses such as Muirfield, Gullane, Craigielaw, Dunbar and North Berwick, not forgetting Musselburgh Links, you won’t be disappointed. Tradition has it that Mary Queen of Scots played on Musselburgh Links in 1567. All courses enjoy breathtaking views over the Firth of Forth and are blessed with natural beauty. This region has 20 first class golf courses within a 15 minute drive and is the most concentrated area for top class golf in the world. Anybody taking part in this memorable tour will go home with lasting fond memories of their time spent in “The Home of Golf”. An experience that stays with you!
East Lothian – a great place to be!

Royal Troon

West Coast
The South West Coast of Scotland has some of the finest Links Courses Scotland has to offer. This region has a kaleidoscope of absorbing natural beauty, stunning seascapes which is romantic and inspiring and is home of the famous poet Robert Burns. This is where the greatest championship of them all began. “The Open Championship” at Prestwick Golf Club in 1860. Although no longer on the “Open” rota it is a mecca for golfer who love the history of the game. Turnburry and Troon (venue of 2004 Open) are only miles apart and are well worth a visit. Playing on these famous Links courses will be an experience you’ll never forget.

Your trip includes

  • 9 nights accommodation, double occupancy at hotel
    2 nights at "The Balmoral" Hotel *****, 4 nights at Rusacks Hotel ****, 3 nights at the Westin Turnberry Resort
  • Full Scottish breakfast/continental breakfast every morning
  • 8 rounds of championship golf
  • North Berwick, Muirfield, Carnoustie, Gleneagles (Kings Course), Royal Troon, Portland Troon, Turnberry, Preswick
    *Optional St. Andrews Old Course via Ballot
  • All local taxes
  • Services from Scottish Golf Tours representative

Car Hire

Car hire is available from £ 35 per day.

The Balmoral, Edinburgh

Day 1
Arrive in Scotland and be meet by your Scottish-Golf-Tours representative who will assist you with your luggage and the collection of your rental car. Drive to the Balmoral Hotel.
Overnight at "The Balmoral" Hotel ***** , Edinburgh.

North Berwick

Day 2
Play at North Berwick
The 13th oldest Golf Club in the world, North Berwick is second only to the Royal and Ancient for continuous play over the same course. The West links was originally 6 holes, with a 7th added before it was extended to 18 holes in 1877. One of the most natural links in the world, North Berwick may not be the longest of courses at 6420 yards but rest assured that successful navigation requires the full repertoire of shot making. This is truly a fantastic links course, a round here is an experience that you’ll never forget.
Overnight at "The Balmoral" Hotel ***** , Edinburgh.

Muirfield

Day 3
Play at Muirfield
Muirfield is the home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers whose records date back to 1744 when the Club wrote the original 13 Rules of Golf for the first competition played for the Silver Club.
Muirfield, venue for the 2002 Open Championship, is simply one of the best courses in the world, it was designed in 1891 by Old Tom Morris and, including 2002 has hosted 15 Open Championships since 1892, the Amateur Championship on numerous occasions, the Ryder, Walker and Curtis Cups. From the championship tees, the course stretches to a formidable 6,970 yards and still adds up to a par-70 6,601 yards of the medal tees. Although the thick rough and cavernous bunkers, of which there are 151, can make it a very severe test, it is a course which invokes respect from all who have tangled with it. Henry Cotton called it “cruelly fair”. Tom Watson said there was “not a weak hole on the course”. Jack Nicklaus, who won in 1966, was so taken with this links in the lee of Gullane Hill, almost 20 miles from Edinburgh, he named his golf complex in Ohio, Muirfield Village, after it.
Overnight at "The Balmoral" Hotel ***** , Edinburgh.

St. Andrews, Old Course

Day 4
Optional Play at St. Andrews Old Course vial Ballot
We would be delighted to make the necessary applications for the “ballot” on your behalf
The Old Course St Andrews is surely the mecca of the golfing world. Golf has been played here for over six centuries on a course that wasn't designed by any architect but rather has largely evolved out of the natural terrain over time. Starting and finishing in the town, it is best renowned for its huge double greens; which mean that a golfer may face a 100 yard putt, compact shared fairways and massive bunkers; of which there are 112!
The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the great green sward that runs down to the Swilken Burn from the first tee and the Tom Morris green with the panorama of St Andrews Bay beyond. There isn't a comparable scene anywhere in the golfing world. St Andrews is after all the birthplace of the Great Game and today, throughout the golfing world, St Andrews is recognised as the 'Home of Golf'. Great legends in golf have all triumphed on these hallowed links such as Morris, Palmer, Nicklaus, Faldo, Ballesteros, Els and Woods.
The mention of St. Andrews alone is enough to stir up excitements in the hearts of every golfer and the prospect of playing here is something to dream about. Names like “The Road Hole”, “Valley of Sin”, “Hell Bunker” and “The Swilken Burn” are known the world over in golfing circles and conjure up memories of spectacular rounds played by the golfing legends of years gone by.
Overnight at Rusacks Hotel****, St. Andrews

Gleneagles

Day 5
Play at Gleneagles
Gleneagles boasts three superb parkland golf courses, the King’s Course and Queen’s Course, both designed by the legendary James Braid and the modern Monarch’s Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus. While the King’s Course is perceived as being the jewel in Gleneagles’ crown, picking the best would be a difficult decision to make. The King’s Course has drawn nothing but the highest prices from various golfing experts. When Lee Trevino first played here, he remarked “if Heaven is as good as this, I sure hope they have some tee times left”. Braid’s plan for the King’s Course was to test even the most accomplished golfers’ shot making skills, a goal he achieved with admirable results. One of the most exhilarating venues at which to play golf, the King’s Course offers a majestic layout, springy moorland turf and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Gleneagles – A Golfers Paradise!
Overnight at Rusacks Hotel****, St. Andrews

Carnoustie Golf Course

Day 6
Play at Carnoustie
Golf has been played over the links at Carnoustie since the 1500’s but the present course came into being in 1850 when it was designed by Alan Robertson of St. Andrews. Some 20 years later the legendary Old Tom Morris improved and extended the course to 18 holes and in 1926 the famous architect James Braid redesigned the Championship Course extensively.
With a sand subsoil and open, rolling terrain, Carnoustie’s links were patently intended for the game of golf. The Open first came to the Carnoustie course in 1931 when Tommy Armour triumphed. Later Henry Cotton, Ben Hogen, Gary Player and Tom Watson all took the trophy until Scot Paul Lawrie from Aberdeen won in 1999. Now deemed the “toughest course in the world” Carnoustie is a significant challenge even on a mild day. The 6th Hogan’s Alley, is particularly well known as one of the world’s great par fives. In his one and only appearance in the Open in 1953, Ben Hogan took more the direct route between the fence and the bunkers in each of his four rounds on his way to victory, hence the name “Hogan’s Alley”
Overnight at Rusacks Hotel **** , St. Andrews

Alisa Golf Course

Day 7
Play at Turnberry
The Alisa Course is a real test of golf with a awesome stretch of coastal holes, intermingling turbulent dunes and rocky cracks, represent links golf at its best. Named after the landmark “Alisa Craig” holes four through eleven which play alongside the sea are among the most beautiful and demanding as anywhere in the world. Turnberry graduation to the envied ranks of host the Open Championship came in 1977. Where Watson and Nicklaus went head to head in what became known as “The duel in the sun” which was one of the most exciting finish you’ll ever witness.
Overnight at the Westin Turnberry Resort

Royal Troon Golf Course

Day 8
Play at Troon  
     Established in 1878
Consistently ranked as one of the world’s best links courses. Royal Troon was created by Willie Fernie one of the great early Scottish golfers in 1878. Frequently host of the “Open Championship”. Perhaps the most apt description of the club's motto “Tam Arte Quam Marte", which means "as much by skill as by strength. The aura of history at Troon is matched by its list of champions—Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf, Tom Watson and Mark Calcavecchia—each one a legend and a worthy match for this superb venue. Troon’s par 3 8th hole “The Postage Stamp” is not long at 126 yards but one
of the toughest par toughest par 3's in golf. Morning: 18 holes
Royal Troon, afternoon 18 holes Portland Troon. Lunch included.

Overnight at the Westin Turnberry Resort

Prestwick

Day 9
Play at Prestwick

Prestwick Golf Club was founded in 1851. This is where the greatest championship of them all began, the birthplace of “The Open Championship” in 1860. Prestwick is steeped with history and tradition and is a mecca for golfer’s who love the history of golf. Playing a round on this hallowed turf is a real honour where you will be walking in the footsteps great legends such as young Tom Morris, perhaps the first ever golf superstar.
Overnight at the Westin Turnberry Resort


Day 10
Return your rental car. Departure.

 

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