Golf in the Scottish Highlands and Attend The 2014 Ryder Cup

PerryGolf has a proud history of over 20 years delivering innovative and successful programs to the Ryder Cup in Europe.  Previous Ryder Cups have included the fabled ocean liner QE2 to Valderrama in Spain in 1997 followed by a series of small ship charters that sailed the British Isles for links golf and sightseeing combined with attendance to the Matches. What’s next? The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course, and this is one PerryGolf’s trip you don’t want to miss…


The 2014 Ryder Cup is just around the corner!  Although the actual dates aren’t until September 26-28, opportunities for attending are narrowing and golf packages are filling up.  If the addition of famous links golf can complement your visit to Scotland for the Ryder Cup, PerryGolf has a 3 Pre-Ryder Cup packages for consideration that include three nights and three rounds of golf September 21-24:

  1. Turnberry Resort with golf at Turnberry Ailsa, Royal Troon & Prestwick
  2. Kingsmills Hotel (Inverness) with golf at Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart & Nairn
  3. Fairmont St Andrews with golf at the Old Course (Guaranteed), Castle Course, & New Course

But you need to act now, as the Turnberry extension is already sold out and our main Ryder Cup Package is almost full as well!
How would you like to play the same links course the pros played at the 2013 Scottish Open?  Castle Stuart Golf Links is just one of three world famous venues you now have the opportunity to play with PerryGolf’s Pre-Ryder Cup package to the Scottish Highlands.

Scottish Highlands At A Glance:

  • Golfer $2.250 | Non-Golfer $1,195 | Single Supplement $950
  • Three (3) nights’ accommodations in four-star Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness (two sharing)
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily
  • Green fees and starting times for Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart and Nairn
  • Sightseeing program for non-golfing Guests
  • Transportation throughout by luxury motor coach
  • Welcome cocktail party & dinner
  • Airport transfers on arrival (from Edinburgh Airport)
  • Program management by PerryGolf staff
  • All taxes

Click here for more details about the trip and how to book.

For The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, we are pleased to offer your choice of three packages each of which will operate from the captivating town of St Andrews whose sights, shopping and restaurants will be enjoyed from the comfort and convenience of the five-star Fairmont St Andrews hotel.

Ryder Cup 2014 Ryder Cup Golf Package 1 is the “all in” program, operated from arrival Wednesday 24 September until departure Monday 29 September. Five nights’ accommodation at the Fairmont St Andrews, everyday attendance to the Matches, golf at Kingsbarns on Thursday, complimentary golf on Wednesday at the Fairmont’s Torrance Course, shuttle service to Gleneagles is included and more.

Ryder Cup packages 2014 Ryder Cup Golf Package 2 and 2014 Ryder Cup Golf Package 3 are for those who wish to share their time at the Ryder Cup with additional golf and sightseeing. A limited number of “split” packages are available that provide attendance on Thursday (Final Practice & Opening Ceremony) and Saturday; OR attendance on Friday and Sunday.  Each “split” package provides two rounds golf in St Andrews, Kingsbarns and the Fairmont’s Torrance Course, plus five nights’ accommodation at the Fairmont St Andrews.

For more information about these options and how to book please click here.

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The Highlands of Scotland for Golf – Far more than a One Trick Pony

The 2013 Scottish Open at Castle Stuart shall enjoy one enviable footnote; it is the first regular European Tour event to be broadcasted on network television in the USA (on NBC). Doubtless this shall introduce many more golf fans to the wonderfully designed Castle Stuart which was opened in 2009. Castle Stuart is the creation of Mark Parsinen (who created Kingsbarns) and Gil Hanse (of Olympic Golf Course notoriety).

It has added yet another dimension to a region of Scotland that was historically famous for Royal Dornoch, the course where Donald Ross served his apprenticeship as a greens keeper. Ross subsequently emigrated to the USA and built an untold number of courses using the same style he had seen at Dornoch with pushed up greens. Beyond these two fine links courses you will enjoy Nairn (venue for the 1999 Walker Cup Matches) and a myriad of classic, small town links golf that includes Tain, Brora, Nairn Dunbar & Lossiemouth. This is a region of Scotland that is rich and understated, yet thoroughly enjoyable links golf in it’s purest form.

This Google Earth Video Tour below gives some sense of the logistics of the area, with a range of accommodations options including the recently completed Quarryfield House which serves as an ideal base for groups in which to remain in one location and enjoy an exclusive-use facility.

In the last year or two, Trump International, about a 2 hour 15 min drive to the east, has enjoyed much deserved attention. It is a fine, modern style links course and with another course having been announced, it will add yet another arrow in a full quiver of exceptional golf experiences. Aberdeen serves as the host city to the oil & gas industry which works in the deep and challenging waters of the North Sea.  It has also been home for many years to three great links courses: Royal Aberdeen (venue for the 2014 Scottish Open), Cruden Bay & Marcar. Each of these courses is a treat to play and another reason to extend your stay in the Highlands of Scotland.

Quality accommodations and restaurants abound in both Inverness & Aberdeen, which despite their northerly location in the British Isles, have become quite chic and sophisticated for visitors to enjoy.

While all of the “name” golf courses in Scotland that are associated with hosting the Open Championship are in the Lowlands, there are plenty of reasons to find the time to enjoy the Highlands. One visit and glimpse of the scenery and you will clearly understand why each region has it’s respective moniker.
 

About the Author: Gordon Dalgleish is the Co-Founding Director of PerryGolf, the leading provider of international golf vacations. You can find him on Google+

The Winners of the 2013 Great Scotland Golf Giveaway

 

Wow! We cannot believe how many entries were received for the 2013 Great Scotland Golf Giveaway. Tens of thousands of people entered the contest, and thousands shared the contest via e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. Thanks to Free Birdie, Carl’s Golfland, Travel Pro Luggage, SCOR Golf, and Golf Vacation Insider for helping sponsor and make this contest possible plus most importantly our partners in Scotland, Turnberry, Kingsmills Hotel Gleneagles, Prestwick Golf Club, Royal Dornoch Golf Club & Castle Stuart who shall be providing a memorable trip to the winner and three friends.

 

The Winners Are…..

Grand Prize Winner of the PerryGolf Foursome to Scotland:

Kathy Scott

 

Runner Up Winners:

A set of TaylorMade RBZ Irons:

Chuck Coleman

Travel Pro Walkabout luggage:

Gilbert Castro

1 Year Supply of Srixion Golf Balls:

Anthony S. Prusaczyk

 

Share Prize Winners:

Callaway RAZR X Black Driver:

Derek Cornett

Ecco Biom Hybrid Golf Shoes:

David Jaehning

1 Year Supply of Titleist Pro V1:

Riley Stroven

Set of SCOR Golf Wedges:

James Williamson

Congratulations to our contestants.  Keep checking the PerryGolf website for updates on future contests.

 

Win a golf trip to Scotland in 2013 with three friends

PerryGolf is delighted to introduce a sweepstakes which provides you with the opportunity to win a trip for yourself plus three golfing friends to travel to Scotland to enjoy six of the finest courses that the “Home of Golf” is famous for. Full details of the competition and and entry can be viewed here.

Win a Golf trip to Scotland with three friends

The courses included in this trip are some of Scotland’s finest; Castle Stuart, venue for the Scottish Open, Ailsa Course at Turnberry, multiple host to the Open Championship, Prestwick, venue for the first Open to be played, Centenary Course at Gleneagles, venue for 2014 Ryder Cup, Royal Dornoch, acclaimed links course where Donald Ross started his golf career and the Kintye Course at Turnberry, venue for a European PGA Tour event. While the golf is spectacular, the accommodations provided are at the luxurious and iconic Turnberry Hotel in Ayrshire and Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness.

Click here to enter and see all contest rules.

Good luck. We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland.
 

About the Author: Gordon Dalgleish is the Co-Founding Director of PerryGolf, the leading provider of international golf vacations. You can find him on Google+

Brora; golf course in the Scottish Highlands


My Favorite Course in the UK
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The farther I can get from the obvious trophy courses when visiting Scotland, the more authentic my visits always prove to be (and the less likely it will take more than 3.5 hours to play). I hesitate to mention 120-year-old Brora Golf Club in northern Scotland, and only do so because you are unlikely to venture 52 miles north of Inverness, past Dornoch, to play a …

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About the Author: Gordon Dalgleish is the Co-Founding Director of PerryGolf, the leading provider of international golf vacations. You can find him on Google+