St. Andrews "Links" Special 2017

 

with Eric Grandison PGA Professional

 


Price per person from £ 1177

Single room supplement July, August, September    £ 300
                                       April, May, June, October   £ 210
(min./max. participants 8)

PGA Professional Eric Grandison will be your host for the whole duration of your golf tour. Eric will look after all arrangements with true Scottish hospitality so that you can relax an enjoy a great memorable holiday in Scotland.

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

St. Andrews, Old Course

The Home of Golf, St.Andrews. Great legends in golf have all triumphed on these famous links such as Morris, Palmer, Nicklaus,
Faldo, Ballesteros, Els and Woods, while en route to winning the greatest prize in golf the coveted “Claret Jug”. The mention of St. Andrews alone is enough to stir up excitements in the heart 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. St. Andrews is a friendly little seaside town with it’s own University and historic past. St.Andrews is “a mecca” for golfers from all over the world, wishing to play on it's hallowed turf, and emulate their golfing heroes, or just to say “I have been to St. Andrews”.

Your trip includes

  • 6 nights accommodation, double occupancy at the Rusacks Hotel**** St. Andrews
  • Full Scottish breakfast/continental breakfast every morning
  • All transfers to hotel, golf courses and airport
  • Welcome cocktail on the first evening
  • 4 rounds of championship golf
  • St.Andrews New, St. Andrews Jubilee, Crail, Scotscraig,
  • All local taxes
  • Welcome pack
  • Personal attention from Eric Grandison PGA Professional          

     Optional St. Andrews Old Course via ballot
    
(not included in tour price)


Edinburgh Castle

Day 1
Upon your arrival in Edinburgh you will be personally met by Eric Grandison your PGA Professional. You will be escorted to the awaiting Eric Grandison Golf School coach and transferred to the Hotel. At 19.00 hrs there will be a welcome cocktail at the Rusacks Hotel**** in St. Andrews.
Overnight at the Rusacks Hotel**** St. Andrews.

St. Andrews New Course

Day 2
Play at St. Andrews New Course
It has frequently been said that if the New Course was not situated next to the Old, then its star would have shone with a far greater degree of brilliance.
Located as it is in the shadow of its illustrious neighbour, the New Course can be considered one of St Andrews' best kept secrets.Opened in April 1895, the course was built in response to increasing demand for golf at St Andrews. The construction of the New Course was paid for by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, which engaged B Hall Blyth, an Edinburgh civil engineer, to design the New Course, and entrusted the layout to Old Tom Morris and his right-hand man David Honeyman. The result is a classic links course which is a first class golfing challenge. The course has the traditional out and back layout, with the 18th green just to the right of the first tee. It also has, in the great St Andrews tradition, shared fairways and even a double green at the 3rd and 15th holes.
Overnight at the Rusacks Hotel**** St. Andrews.

Crail Balcomie Golf Course

Day 3
Play at Crail Balcomie
Founded in 1786 the Crail Golfing Society is the seventh oldest golfing society in the world and a bona fide jewel in the crown of Scottish golf. Its Balcomie course is recognised as a true classic, although its sister course, Craighead Links, is by no means filler - it stands on merit alone. Notable features include wide, sweeping fairways, large, expansive greens and sizeable bunkers that are only too happy to provide a temporary home for your ball. Visitors are presented with a true test of Scottish links golf that isn't easily forgotten. The course is a short links course situated at the Fifeness point, 2 miles east of Crail. The course follows the shoreline and you are never far the sea. Many holes climb and tumble along the waters edge. The 4th & 5th offer tempting short cuts across the shoreline and there are a number of holes with steep drops and climbs. A fine test of golf in remote surroundings make for a pleasant round.
Overnight at the Rusacks Hotel**** St. Andrews.

Scotscraig Golf Course

Day 4
Play at Scotscraig
Situated just 15 minutes drive from the town of St. Andrews, Scotscraig is a pleasant but testing course with a mix of heatherland and links. It is used as a final qualifying venue when the Open Championship returns to the Old Course, St. Andrews.
It’s inviting blend of heatherland and links stems from the fact there are more trees than would normally be found on a links, although is relatively close proximity to the sea and rolling fairways ensures an enjoyable links experience. Scotscraig is known for its perfectly kept greens and all round good conditions thanks to an agreeable local climate.
Overnight at the Rusacks Hotel**** St. Andrews.

St. Andrews Old Course

Day 5
Optional Play at St. Andrews Old Course via ballot
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. St.Andrews is “a mecca” for golfers from all over the world, wishing to play on it's hallowed turf, and emulate their golfing heroes, or just to say “I have been to St. Andrews”.
Overnight at the Rusacks Hotel**** St. Andrews.

We would be delighted to make the necessary applications for the “ballot” on your behalf.
For those of you who would like to have a pre-booked round on the Old Course, we can buy these from a third party which means a significant supplement on our own Scottish-Golf Tours packages. Please contact us for further information.

Jubilee Golf Course

Day 6
Play at St. Andrews Jubilee
Take up the challenge of one of St. Andrews' other Championship courses. The Jubilee Course, located next to the beach, is a true test of golf on a windy day. Opened in 1897, this course was so named to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Marching the length of the West Sands, it is the most seaward of the six courses which comprise St. Andrews links. This is the youngest part of the traditional Links, the dunes are higher and rougher, the scale of the landscape grander than the more landward courses.
Overnight at the Rusacks Hotel**** St. Andrews.

Day 7
Transfer to airport - Return Home

Rusacks Hotel

Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews

The Rusacks Hotel is situated just a short walk from the centre of the historic Scottish University town of St. Andrews. Overlooking the 18th Green of the world famous Old Course and eye-to-eye with The Royal & Ancient Club, which still governs the sport of golf and maintains all its greatest traditions, this hotel is steeped in golfing history.

An historical, elegant and imposing building, Rusacks Hotel is complemented by a wealth of facilities and offers outstanding views over the sea and St. Andrews Old Course, in particular the 1st and 18th holes.

Rusacks Hotel, bedroom


This Victorian hotel offers 48 well appointed en-suite bedrooms, including four suites, many of which overlook the course and St. Andrews Bay. The spectacular panoramas provided by the Sun Lounge at Rusacks Hotel are best enjoyed over a rare malt whisky from the hotels considerable collection. And equally impressive is the cuisine at the Old Course Bar & Restaurant, which specialises in freshly prepared seafood and game dishes.

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