Escorted Golf Vacation Scotland

ESCORTED TOUR

The Best of Scotland 2018 ~
St Andrews, Turnberry, Edinburgh & the Highlands

10 Nights | 7 Rounds including the Old Course| 5 – 15 June

Building on the success of our expanding worldwide portfolio of escorted golf tours and cruises, we are delighted to now be adding an exceptional tour for a fortunate few to Scotland, the Home of Golf. We have delivered custom arrangements to these shores for over 30 years, and are now offering a set departure date tour which guests may simply sign up for, including guaranteed play on The Old Course, St. Andrews. Our 10 night fully escorted tour will also take in many of the country’s other most fabled venues; the spectacular revamped Ailsa Course of Turnberry Resort; Royal Troon, host to numerous Open Championships; North Berwick, one of Scotland’s oldest and most loved links; Magnificent Royal Dornoch; outstanding newcomer Castle Stuart, already host several times over to the European Tour’s Scottish Open. And finally St Andrews Links dramatic Castle Course.

Our accommodations are of the highest standard. Guests can, as usual, anticipate a typical maximum of 24 golfers in the party; setting an intimate size which also allows for variety in daily golf pairings. We include caddies at all venues, plus light lunches and open bar for beer, wine, and soft drinks during all of our golf course visits. A full breakfast is included every day, as are several group dinners during the course of the tour.

Non golfing partners are, as ever of course, most welcome; with a full sightseeing program provided on golf days to ensure they are similarly well looked after and that they may enjoy all the country has to offer. For those who are golfing, our rounds are suitably spaced out giving a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful Scottish countryside, in particular when we venture north into the Scottish Highlands.

We hope you will join us in the Home of Golf for this most special tour in the company of other like-minded guests.

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ESCORTED TOUR

The Best of Scotland 2018 ~
St Andrews, Turnberry, Edinburgh & the Highlands

10 Nights | 7 Rounds including the Old Course| 5 – 15 June

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Turnberry Ailsa No. 6 by Gary Lisbon
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Scotland - Home of Golf

5 JUNE, TUESDAY: TROON, SCOTLAND

Arrive Glasgow Airport. Met on arrival where you will be transferred to relax at your hotel, Lochgreen House, set in thirty acres of woodlands and beautifully manicured gardens overlooking Royal Troon Golf Club and offering sensational views of the Ayrshire coast.

This evening Welcome Cocktails & Dinner.

OVERNIGHT: Lochgreen House – House Deluxe Room

Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon, Scotland
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6 JUNE, WEDNESDAY: TROON, SCOTLAND

GOLF: Today play the Ailsa Course of Turnberry. The course has undergone a redevelopment and reopened with a stunning new layout in June 2016. Lying on a spectacular curve of rockbound coast in the southern reaches of Ayrshire. The course now makes the most of the coastal scenery especially from the 4th through the 11th passing the famous landmark lighthouse at the turn, which is now a stunning halfway house. This is a demanding links course, and an ever-present wind will make for a tough examination of your golfing skills. In 2009 the Ailsa Course hosted the Open Championship for the 4th time when golfing legend Tom Watson lost out to Stewart Cink in a playoff for the Claret Jug.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers will enjoy a visit to Culzean Castle & Country Park. Converted by Robert Adam to include a ‘Roman’ viaduct and Ruined Arch to add drama to this Italianate castle in its spectacular cliff top setting. It contains a fine collection of paintings and furniture, and a display of weapons in the Armoury. The Circular Saloon has a superb panoramic view over the Firth of Clyde and the beautiful Oval Staircase is Robert Adam’s final masterpiece of interior design. In 1945 the top floor was given to General Eisenhower as a token of Scotland’s recognition of his role during World War II.

Later today Golfers and Non-Golfers alike have the opportunity to visit the A D Rattray Whisky Experience in the nearby village of Kirkoswald. They are independent bottlers and stock limited edition cask whiskies not found in regular stores. We will enjoy a private tasting illustrating how whisky is made and how over time each cask matures and develops its individual charm and unique personality. Whether you are a novice or a connoisseur, you will find your visit both interesting and engaging.

OVERNIGHT: Lochgreen House – House Deluxe Room

Turnberry Ailsa No. 15 by Gary Lisbon
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Culzean Castle in South Ayrshire, Scotland
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A D Rattray's Whisky Experience.
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7 JUNE, THURSDAY: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

GOLF: Today play Royal Troon. Nine time venue of the British Open, the course most recently hosted the championship in 2016. It is consistently praised for its testing but fair set up. A long and demanding links, Troon unusually boasts both the longest and the shortest holes in Open Championship golf, being the Postage Stamp 8th at 126 yards, and the 6th at 577 yards 6th named Turnberry.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers enjoy a morning visit to Dumfries House, one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets. Saved by the intervention of HRH the Prince of Wales in 2007, Dumfries House combines the architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th century Scottish cabinet makers.

Following golf and sightseeing we make the 2 hour drive to Edinburgh, beautiful capital city of Scotland.

OVERNIGHT: Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – Premium Castle View Room

Royal Troon by Gary Lisbon
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Dumfries House in East Ayrshire, Scotland
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8 JUNE, FRIDAY: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

GOLF: Today play North Berwick, one of Scotland's oldest golf clubs and correspondingly a very traditional links layout. The course requires unusual shotmaking, along with blind shots and play over stone walls. It features the par three, 15th 'Redan' which is recognized as the most frequently copied short hole in the world of golf. North Berwick is a wonderful and traditional links golf experience that can be enjoyed by all standard of player with excellent views over the Firth of Forth to the Bass Rock and over to Fife.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers enjoy a tour of Edinburgh, famous for its Parliament, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, history, architecture, festivals, and city walking. The city is divided between the Old Town and the New Town. The Old Town is where you will find the greatest gathering of historical buildings whilst the New Town is more a celebration of business, order and classical Georgian architecture. This is the terrain of the shops, offices and banks as well as many bars and cafes.

This evening enjoy dinner with your group in a local restaurant (included).

OVERNIGHT: Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – Premium Castle View Room

North Berwick No. 13
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Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
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9 JUNE, SATURDAY: INVERNESS, SCOTLAND

Enjoy a leisurely day as we drive northwards into the Scottish Highlands. Our route takes us via Glencoe and Loch Ness; a place of outstanding natural beauty, but the worldwide fame of Loch Ness owes more to the legend of its famous occupant, the Loch Ness Monster - or 'Nessie' - than the breath-taking location of the loch itself. The loch cuts a great divide along what is called Glen Mor, or The Great Glen. It is over 700 feet deep, and the nearby surrounding hills rise by about the same amount. We drive past Castle Urquhart once one of Scotland's biggest castles but now ruin, albeit impressive, consisting of the wall, four turrets and the keep. The position of the castle on Strone Point is dramatic and commands a wide view of Loch Ness.

Lunch enroute (included).

OVERNIGHT: Kingsmills Hotel – Kings Club Room

Urquhart Castle Beside Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands
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10 JUNE, SUNDAY: INVERNESS, SCOTLAND

GOLF: Today you have the opportunity to play the most northerly of the Championship courses of the British Isles. Royal Dornoch is perhaps more than most a thinking golfers' course where it is not enough simply to keep the ball on the fairway. The greens are generally open in the front, but they are also set on plateaux several feet above the fairway; a feature that Donald Ross took from his home course and used on many of his classic designs around the world.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers enjoy a visit to Dunrobin Castle; the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and certainly one of the most majestic. Dunrobin is the largest house in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms, and is one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses, dating in part from the early 1300’s. We then travel to Dornoch and after a light lunch have time to explore this delightful small town. Dornoch offers visitors a wide range of shops and its fine buildings include the 13th century cathedral, a courthouse and old town jail.

This evening enjoy dinner with your group in a local restaurant (included).

OVERNIGHT: Kingsmills Hotel – Kings Club Room

Royal Dornoch by Gary Lisbon
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
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11 JUNE, MONDAY: INVERNESS, SCOTLAND

GOLF: Castle Stuart opened in 2009 with instant honors from Golf Magazine as the "Best New International Course" of the year. Castle Stuart is the work of Americans Mark Parsinen (Kingsbarns) and Gil Hanse. It is a meticulously maintained modern links found along Moray Firth thirty minutes from energetic Inverness and a stone's throw from the airport. Six holes hug the shoreline while the others are played overhead on an escarpment that divides the entire golf course. As such you are always looking at the sea plus it provided Mr. Parsinen with opportunities to create his "infinity" views which produce striking photographs and shaky golf swings.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers will have the opportunity to go Dolphin watching at Chanonry Point (subject to suitable tide times). This narrow peninsula is an ideal location and with lots of fellow dolphin watchers you are unlikely to miss any sightings. Dolphins can be seen at any time and you’ll often be exceptionally close as they feed in the channel. Suitable clothing and footwear are required to walk on the shingle beach. We continue around the peninsula known as the Black Isle to Cromarty an 18th century fishing port which got somewhat left behind by the Industrial Revolution. It is the best preserved 18th century village in the Highlands. As such it has many old buildings, including Hugh Miller's thatched cottage built in 1711 and is now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.

OVERNIGHT: Kingsmills Hotel – Kings Club Room

Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness, Scotland
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Dolphin Watching off Chanonry Point
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12 JUNE, TUESDAY: ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

Today enjoy a leisurely day as we drive south through the central Scottish Highlands to St. Andrews, the Home of Golf. We will stop enroute for lunch in Pitlochry (included).

Mid afternoon arrival into St Andrews.

OVERNIGHT: Fairmont Hotel, St. Andrews – Deluxe Room

Main Street Pitlockry in Perthshire, Scotland
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13 JUNE, WEDNESDAY: ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

GOLF: Today you will experience the fabled Old Course of St. Andrews (Old Course play guaranteed but exact day of play to be confirmed). The "Home of Golf" has played host to the greatest golfers in the world and produced many of golf's dramatic moments. Wide double fairways, seven extensive double greens, and a multitude of intimidating bunkers are just some of the unique features you will encounter.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers will today enjoy a fascinating walking tour of St. Andrews visiting St. Andrews Castle, parts of St. Andrews University, and taking in the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral, once one of the most important religious sites in Europe. Old Tom Morris and his son young Tom, are buried in the Cathedral Grounds. St. Andrews also offers a wide selection of shopping within a very convenient central area.

OVERNIGHT: Fairmont Hotel, St. Andrews – Deluxe Room

The Old Course by Russell Kirk
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St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland
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14 JUNE, THURSDAY ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

GOLF: When the Castle Course opened in 2008 it was the first new golf course built for the St. Andrews Links Trust in over 100 years and the first ever outside of town. Scots architect David McLay Kidd, creator of Bandon Dunes, transformed a farm along the coast 2 miles east of the city center into a "modern links" layout comparable to Kingsbarns and Castle Stuart. The setting is striking with wonderful views of St. Andrews and St. Andrews Bay plus a collection of seaside holes played along, around, and over rugged cliffs. A caddie is well worth your employ at the Castle Course if for no other reason than your tee shots - the line you want is seldom the one you see.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers will enjoy a visit to Glamis Castle, childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and birthplace of Princess Margaret. The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne it has been a Royal residence since 1372 and is the legendary setting of Shakespeare's play Macbeth

This evening enjoy Farewell drinks and dinner with your group (included).

OVERNIGHT: Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews – Deluxe Room

Castle Course by Russell Kirk
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Glamis Castle in  Angus, Scotland
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15 JUNE, FRIDAY ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

After breakfast transfer to Edinburgh Airport for homeward flights.

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ESCORTED TOUR

The Best of Scotland 2018 ~
St Andrews, Turnberry, Edinburgh & the Highlands

10 Nights | 7 Rounds including the Old Course| 5 – 15 June

Golfer: $9,975 | Non-Golfer: $6,145 | Single Supplement $2,595

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The Swilcan Bridge by Paul Tomkins
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TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • 10 nights accommodations in room category based on twin occupancy at selected hotels
  • Breakfast daily.
  • 4 included dinners. 2 included lunches. Beer, wine & soft drinks with included dinners/lunches.
  • Green fees for 7 rounds of golf including caddie fee (excludes gratuity of suggested £15-£20 per round).
  • All sandwiches, snacks and open bar for beer, wine and soft drinks during our time at each of the golf courses.
  • Light lunches for guests on sightseeing days where scheduling permits.
  • All privately guided sightseeing tours and admission charges
  • All airport transfers and ground transportation by luxury coach or equivalent
  • Services of PerryGolf Tour Host/Manager throughout
  • Full-board accommodation for the driver and the escort
  • All management of luggage and golf bag handling
  • All local taxes service charges and gratuities

Not Included

  • Airfare to/from Scotland, airport taxes, visa fees.
  • Drinks & any meals other than specified
  • Personal expenses

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HOTEL / RESORT DESCRIPTIONS

Lochgreen House Hotel
Troon, Scotland

Lochgreen House Hotel is set in thirty acres of woodlands and beautifully manicured gardens. Thirty two elegant, spacious bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms and thoughtful extras. It has developed into one of Scotland’s finest country houses. Overlooking Royal Troon Championship Golf Course, Lochgreen delights with sensational views of the Ayrshire coast. Built by the Morton family in 1905, the house features fine wood paneling throughout with light oak in the hall and study and cherry in the dining room. The Tapestry Restaurant merits three Red AA Rosettes and offers a mood of elegance and exquisite fine dining, with wines we have personally sourced from vineyards in Europe. The newly opened state of the art Spa treatment Suites at Lochgreen, provide a variety of massage and body treatments, facials, nail care and relaxing Spa experiences.

Lochgreen House Hotel
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Lochgreen House Hotel Tapestry, Restaurant
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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, has recently undergone a luxury re-launch following a £24 million investment and renovation programme to bring this landmark Scottish property into the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts portfolio. ‘The Caley’, as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals, has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality for over a hundred years. Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, just two minutes’ walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street. With two exquisite restaurants, the Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe. Luxurious bedrooms contain the largest bathrooms of any hotel in Edinburgh.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian in Edinburgh, Scotland
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Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh
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Kingsmills Hotel
Inverness, Scotland

Originally a Scottish mansion house, the Kingsmills Hotel is set in 4 acres of beautiful gardens and is just one mile from Inverness city centre. The hotel presents a seamless blend of style and substance; proud of a reputation for warmth of welcome, traditional values of service, yet flexible to the needs of today's business executive. Rooms are spacious and if you need to work in your room, there’s plenty worktop space for papers and laptops and high speed wifi is available throughout. Fine foods from exciting menus sourced locally are served in the restaurant or the garden conservatory and are complimented by an excellent wine list and a large selection of single malt whiskies. 2010 saw the opening of the stand alone Kings Club and Spa. Small and very select containing 37 bedrooms with a choice of Cocoon or Retreat luxury air-conditioned bedrooms, a beauty spa, mezzanine lounge, business centre, massage suites, relaxation area, nail salon, green space, golf course views, exclusive bar and restaurant all with a city centre location. In the club spirit the bar is exclusive to guests of The Kings Club; informal and peaceful it's a cocktail before dinner or dissect the day's successes on the golf course. Jump on our golf buggy and relax over dinner in our Inglis Restaurant or Conservatory Brasserie in the Kingsmills Hotel.

Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness, Scotland
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The Whisky Bar at Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness, Scotland
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Fairmont St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Scotland

Fairmont St. Andrews is located on the outskirts of St. Andrews on the road to Crail. Sitting on the summit of a spectacular cliff formation, the hotel and its two championship golf courses have breath-taking panoramic views of the River Tay estuary, the North Sea, the Fife countryside and the medieval skyline of St. Andrews. This international resort opened in the spring of 2001 and was then taken over by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, providing an excellent standard of service and a meticulous attention to detail. In addition to the two excellent golf courses on site, you may enjoy the Spa, a haven of peace and tranquillity. Enjoy a few easy lengths of the 18-metre pool, relax in our Jacuzzi, sauna or steam room. Included in your rate is full wifi internet access in the public rooms and guest bedrooms.

Atrium Lounge of the Fairmont St Andrews
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Fairmont St Andrews
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