Golf & Whisky – Scotland’s famous creations

16th green kessock
Castle Stuart 16th Green

A recent article in the Scottish newspaper Press & Journal highlights some of the fine courses in the Scottish Highlands and their proximity to the Malt Whisky Trail in Speyside.  There is no getting away from the fact that Golf & Whisky seem to be a popular partnership on a golf vacation to Scotland.  Perhaps it is our fondness for replaying the round…if only I didn’t miss that 3 footer or take two in the bunker, then I might have won!!  Sipping on a great malt in the clubhouse or back at the hotel after a round on the links, is the perfect way to finish the day.  It is interesting to note that our golf cruise onboard Harmony II, a luxury mega yacht on charter to PerryGolf in July 2010, visits three venues referenced in the article most notably Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart and Durness, the most northwesterly course on the mainland of the British Isles and probably the most remote.  For further reading click here.


Stay in St.Andrews during the British Open

Fairmont St Andrews
Fairmont St.Andrews

We have limited space left to stay in the Fairmont St.Andrews during this years British Open.  This is a unique opportunity to stay so close to the tournament venue and experience the special atmosphere that exists when the Championship is played at St.Andrews, the home of golf.

Our package is available for 4 nights from Monday, 12 July and includes admission tickets to the the opening two rounds of the tournament (Thursday & Friday), two rounds of golf over the excellent Torrance Course and the new Castle Course and transport by rental car throughout.   You will have the opportunity to see the Past Champions Event, which is being held on the Wednesday prior to the tournament to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first staging of the Open at Prestwick in 1860.  Past Champions will play four holes over the Old Course. 

Castle Course

Prices start from $2,895 for a golfer and $2,655 for a non golfer.    For further details call our Golf Travel Specialists on 1 800 344 5257 or email to


Hickory Golf Experience

Golf from a era gone by at Kingarrock
Golf from a bygone era at Kingarrock

Ever wondered what it would be like to play golf like it was 100 years ago. Well now you can at Kingarrock, just 10 miles from St.Andrews, Scotland. The course is open in the summer months and have 9 holes specifically designed for hickory play. It is hassle free, all players are provided with five original hickory clubs, an original canvas and leather bag, together with balls and tees that represent the early 20th century golfing experience. Your “new” clubs for the day are a Spoon (3 wood), Driving Iron, Mashie (7 iron), Niblick (wedge) and Putter. The guarantee of an hour gap on the 1st tee between groups lets you experience the feeling of personal privacy. A nip of whisky or port will help get you into the spirit of the “roaring twenties” prior to teeing off while “Da Anderson” ginger beer and shortbread are the traditional refreshments after golf.

Golfers suitably dressed for the occasion!!
Golfers suitably dressed for the occasion!!

You may want to go one step further and make the effort to dress in clothes typical of the era!! Overall, a great experience that might just give you an appreciation of the skills required to play golf before technology took over.


Castle Stuart – Best newcomer award

CS From Behind 9th Green
Castle Stuart #9 Green

Castle Stuart Golf Links, the wonderful new links course to the east of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland has been awarded “Best New International Golf Course 2009” by the highly respected Golf Magazine’s Joe Passov. The first of many awards that will undoubtedly be coming Castle Stuart’s way. It only opened in July 2009, but already is a must play on a visit to the Highlands. Further reading available here.