No Country For Auld Men: To mark his 40th birthday, Alan Shipnuck set out on a 10-rounds-in-six-days blitz of Scotland

Back in May 2013, four friends set out to Scotland for the golf vacation of a lifetime. With the help of PerryGolf, the group was able to get tee times at all ten courses they’d hoped to play, even Muirfield and the Old Course at St Andrews. The trip was undoubtedly a huge success for the golf buddies and the perfect way to celebrate the 40th birthday of Alan Shipnuck. Originally published on , below is Shipnuck’s grand story of the foursome’s incredible Scottish Golf Vacation.
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Best Place to Stay for the 2013 Open Championship

Undoubtedly the best hotel in which to reside for spectating the 2013 Open Championship, Greywalls Hotel sits on the edge of Muirfield golf course where it is separated only by a knee-high wall.  An extraordinary view from the hotel overlooks world famous greens of the 9th & 18th holes and the 10th tee of this championship links.

The stylish Edwardian hotel designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built in 1901 offers 23 luxurious rooms.  Greywalls was originally built as vacation home for its original owner, the Honorable Alfred Lyttelton whose one request was that it be “within a mashie niblick shot of the eighteenth green at Muirfield.”  You’ll gain a greater appreciation of the history that lies before you at Greywalls when you see the hotel guestbook’s big names like Palmer and Nicklaus.  Staying at Greywalls around the Open is much more accessible than in the past as many of the contenders simply rent houses for the week to accommodate their entourage of supporters instead of staying at the hotel.

Dining with spectacular views of the 10th tee complement gastronomic cuisine.  Greywalls’ Chez Roux Restaurant won the Scottish Restaurant Awards 2012, “Scottish Hotel Restaurant of the Year.”  The hotel offers several different dining venues to accommodate every occasion imaginable.

Gertrude Jekyll’s design of the beautiful walled gardens found outside amidst the hotel’s 6 acres of land create a peaceful and tranquil ambiance at Greywalls.  The spa services, two tennis courts, croquet lawn, and putting green certainly add to its splendor as well.  The hotel is an ideal location for more than just watching the 2013 Open Championship – it’s also within 5 miles of 10 other golf courses such as Gullane, Archerfield, North Berwick, and Dunbar; abound with beautiful beaches and historic castles; and only a half hour drive from Scotland’s capital Edinburgh.

Enjoy the Google Earth Video Tour below – navigated by PerryGolf’s President, Gordon Dalgleish –  to gain a better sense of Greywalls’ surrounding area of East Lothian and Edinburgh. Please wait just a moment for the video to load – it will start automatically.

Read more about the hotel here.

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About the Author: Harrison Gould is the Social Media Marketing Manager of PerryGolf, the leading provider of international golf vacations. You can find him on Google+


Albert Roux brings Two New Restaurants to Scotland

In the next few months, the famous French Chef, Albert Roux, will be opening 2 new restaurants in Scotland.  This is in addition to his already successful restaurant at the Rocpool Reserve in Inverness.

The first restaurant is due to open in April and will be set in a remote town in the North West of Scotland, (click here for more details).  This isolated location means that many of our clients may not get the opportunity to dine there as the closest area which clients regularly utilize is Dornoch which is 1 hour and 30 minutes away.  The second restaurant, which will open at the famous Greywalls Hotel (on the edge of Muirfield Golf Course), is set to open in May.  Greywalls is set on the outskirts of Gullane and is in a great location for many championship courses which are within 5 miles of the hotel.  Having the latest Albert Roux restaurant in the hotel is sure to make Greywalls an even more appealing place to stay.

The 3 restaurants which Albert Roux will have in Scotland come under the Chez Roux banner which prides itself on fresh Scottish ingredients with a French twist.

Click here for a link with details on both of the new restaurants.

By Gary Sheppard.  Gary has been with PerryGolf for over 3 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.