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Escorted Golf Vacation Scotland

The Best of Scotland Escorted 2022
Gleneagles, St Andrews & Turnberry

9 Nights | 6 Rounds | May 26 – June 4 | WAITLIST

This 9 night, 6 round fixed itinerary is fully managed for a party of 24-30 guests who will visit Gleneagles, St Andrews and Turnberry. The golf is exceptional including four venues for The Open beginning with the fabled Old Course, St Andrews along with Carnoustie, Royal Troon and the wonderfully remodeled Ailsa Course at Turnberry. Our Non-Golfing guests will enjoy a full sightseeing schedule ranging from castle tours to Edinburgh and a walking tour of St Andrews. ... Read More.

Building on the success of our expanding worldwide portfolio of escorted golf tours and cruises, we are delighted to present an outstanding new Escorted Tour for Scotland. Once again guaranteed play is included on The Old Course, St. Andrews; 29 time host of The Open and where the 150th Open will be played in 2021. Three other Open venues are also included; 2018 host Carnoustie, the spectacularly renovated Ailsa Course of Turnberry Resort; and Royal Troon where Henrik Stenson’s 63 on Sunday in 2016 bettered Phil Michelson’s 65 for the Claret Jug.

Sightseeing for our Non-Golfing guests, along with Golfers on several occasions, includes a day trip to Edinburgh, a walking tour of St Andrews and a tour of Glasgow. We’ll also visit Stirling Castle & the Wallace Monument, Falkland Palace, Culzean Castle & Country Park along with the new Kingsbarns Distillery.

Our accommodations are of the highest standard beginning with world renowned Gleneagles Hotel for two nights followed by four in St Andrews at the Fairmont then three nights at the Trump Turnberry Resort perched high on an escarpment overlooking the golf course with striking views across the Firth of Clyde.

If you enjoy combining your love of golf with a passion for travel, you’ll find a relaxing and highly rewarding experience on this Escorted Tour for a party of 24-30. Every aspect is fully managed from the handling of your luggage and equipment to hotel and golf course check ins. Various meals including a full breakfast each day, guided sightseeing, carts / caddies, local taxes, service charges and gratuities (excluding caddies) are included in addition to sandwiches, snacks plus an open bar for beer and wine during our time at each of the golf courses.

We hope you will join us in Scotland for this most special tour in the company of like-minded new friends.

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Date Golf Sightseeing Social & Events Lodging
May 26     Arrive, Welcome Dinner Gleneagles, Auchterarder
May 27 King’s Course Falconry     
May 28   Stirling Castle,
Wallace Monument
Dinner Fairmont St Andrews
May 29 New Course St Andrews Walking Tour Kingsbarns Distillery  
May 30 Old Course Falkland Palace Dinner  
May 31 Carnoustie Edinburgh    
Jun 1   Glasgow Transfer to Turnberry. Lunch Trump Turnberry, Turnberry
Jun 2 Royal Troon Dumfries House    
Jun 3 Ailsa Course, Turnberry Culzean Castle Farewell Dinner  
Jun 4     Depart Glasgow Airport  

9 Nights | 6 Rounds | May 26 - June 4




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THURSDAY, MAY 26: GLENEAGLES, SCOTLAND

Arrive Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport. Met on arrival where you will be transferred to relax at your hotel, Gleneagles.

Since opening its doors in 1924, this magnificent countryside estate in the heart of Scotland has been known as a “Riviera in the Highlands”. Today it’s unrivalled cuisine and luxury accommodation combine with the outdoor facilities and stunning views over Perthshire to ensure Gleneagles continues it's reputation as one of the greatest establishments of its kind in the world.

This evening Welcome Cocktails & Dinner.

OVERNIGHT: The Gleneagles Hotel – Estate Room

FRIDAY, MAY 27: GLENEAGLES, SCOTLAND

GOLF: Today play the King's Course of Gleneagles Hotel. The King's course was the inspiration of James Braid, five time winner of the Open championship. It opened in 1919, representing the finest 'classical' golf course design. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and exhilarating places to play golf in the world. With the sweeping views from the tees all around, the rock-faced mountains to the north and the green hills to the south, and the peaks of the Trossachs and Ben Vorlich on the western horizon.

SIGHTSEEING: Join the Gleneagles expert falconers who teach the basic skills and techniques of this fascinating sport, one of the oldest and most aristocratic in the world, providing a hands-on experience of handling and flying Harris hawks. You will be guided through the essential techniques of working with these magnificent birds of prey. Enjoy a light lunch with the golfers when they complete their round.

The remainder of the afternoon is free for Golfers and Non-Golfers to relax and enjoy the many resort activities.

OVERNIGHT: The Gleneagles Hotel – Estate Room

SATURDAY, MAY 28: ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

We enjoy a morning visit to Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument; both great symbols of Scotland and a source of national pride. The Castle's long, turbulent history is associated with great figures from Scotland’s past such as William Wallace & Mary Queen of Scots. The Monument is a 220 feet sandstone tower build between 1861 and 1869 and the climb to the top is not for the faint-hearted.

Following our visit we make our way through the Kingdom of Fife to St Andrews.

After check in at the Fairmont Hotel the afternoon is free to relax or explore St Andrews further on your own.

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

OVERNIGHT: Fairmont Hotel, St. Andrews – Deluxe Room

SUNDAY, MAY 29: ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

GOLF: Golf today on the New Course.  Several holes at the oldest ‘new’ course in the world – the New Course opened in 1895 – have been carved through punitive gorse, so accurate tee shots are required. Set beside and in contrast to the Old Course, this Old Tom Morris design includes undulating fairways and severely sloped greens to put on display a fine test of links golf. The 17th can be a make-or-break par-3 coming home. It measures 229 yards from the back tees, forcing golfers to combine power and precision to find the green in regulation.  The New is highly regarded among the locals because it is tighter and more defined than the Old. 

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers 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.

This afternoon Golfers and Non-Golfers alike will have the opportunity to visit the Kingsbarns Distillery for a guided tour and whisky tasting. Owned by the Wemyss family who have had a longstanding passion for malt whisky and their connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig (founder of Haig's) built his first distillery on Wemyss land.

OVERNIGHT: Fairmont Hotel, St. Andrews – Deluxe Room

MONDAY, MAY 30: ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

GOLF: Today challenge the Old Course of St. Andrews the ''Home of Golf''. The Old Course 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.

*Please note the actual day of play for the Old Course is subject to final confirmation.
** In order to play the Old Course an official handicap card is required from a golf club affiliated to the USGA, State Golf Association or equivalent governing body in the country in which you reside. The maximum handicaps for play on the Old Course are 24 Men & 36 Ladies.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers enjoy a visit to Falkland Palace; Built between 1501 and 1541 Falkland is one of Scotland’s finest Renaissance palaces, a place adored by Mary, Queen of Scots. Explore this treasure trove of fascinating 17th-century artefacts, see the magnificent Chapel Royal, and walk in the colourful and diverse grounds. The palace is also home to the world’s oldest surviving real tennis court.

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

OVERNIGHT: Fairmont Hotel, St. Andrews – Deluxe Room

TUESDAY, MAY 31: ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

GOLF: In the Open rota since 1931 and having hosted the event on 7 occasions, Carnoustie will again do so in 2018. It is regarded perhaps the most difficult course the game's greats face in golf's oldest championship. While the links is relatively flat it is exposed to the elements. A combination of length and accuracy are required as golfers face narrow corridors from the tee. Approach shots demand precision to the greens heavily guarded by steep bunkers and burns. Arguably the toughest finishing holes in championship golf, errant shots are severely penalized.

SIGHTSEEING: Non-Golfers will today make the 90 minute drive to enjoy Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland; famous for its Parliament, 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. Enjoy an overview of the city before having free time to explore on your own.

OVERNIGHT: Fairmont Hotel, St. Andrews – Deluxe Room

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1: TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND

Enjoy a leisurely day as we travel from St Andrews to Turnberry. Our journey will take us across Scotland before stopping in Glasgow where we will enjoy a tour. Scotland's biggest city has evolved over the last couple of decades to become one of Britain's most intriguing metropolises. From the soberly handsome Victorian buildings, legacies of wealth generated from manufacturing and trade, and museums to the stylish bars, excellent restaurants and one of Britain's best live-music scenes as well as world class shopping the city is truly captivating.

Early afternoon arrival at Turnberry where we will enjoy lunch (included).

OVERNIGHT: Trump Turnberry – Deluxe Room

THURSDAY, JUNE 2: TURNBERRY, 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. On the return journey we will take in the scenic beauty of the Heads of Ayr and the ruins of 13th century Dunure Castle built for John de Kennedy.

OVERNIGHT: Trump Turnberry – Deluxe Room

FRIDAY, JUNE 3: TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND

GOLF:Today play the Ailsa Course at Trump 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 138th Open 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.

The remainder of the afternoon is free for Golfers and Non-Golfers to relax and enjoy the many resort activities.

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

OVERNIGHT: Trump Turnberry – Deluxe Room

SATURDAY, JUNE 4: TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND

After breakfast transfer to Glasgow Airport for homeward flights.

Golf Schedule

GLENEAGLES - KINGS COURSE: PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND GLENEAGLES - KINGS COURSE: PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND

The King's Course was the inspiration of James Braid, five-time winner of The Open. It opened in 1919, representing the finest 'classical' golf course design. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and exhilarating places to play golf in the world. With the sweeping views from the tees all around, the rock-faced mountains to the north and the green hills to the south, and the peaks of the Trossachs and Ben Vorlich on the western horizon.


CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS: CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS: CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND

While the links is relatively flat it is exposed to the elements. A combination of length and accuracy are required as golfers face narrow corridors from the tee. Approach shots demand precision to the greens heavily guarded by steep bunkers and burns. Arguably the toughest finishing holes in championship golf, errant shots are severely penalized. Ben Hogan won The 82nd Open at Carnoustie in his lone appearance, in 1953. Tom Watson and Gary Player also hoisted the Claret Jug here.

OLD COURSE, ST ANDREWS: FIFE, SCOTLAND OLD COURSE, ST ANDREWS: FIFE, SCOTLAND

This is the ''Home of Golf''. The Old Course has played host to the greatest golfers 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. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods each hoisted the Claret Jug on two occasions here and Bobby Jones claimed the Open Championship here. Negotiating the Valley of Sin at the short par 4 18th always makes for a tasty finish.

NEW COURSE, ST ANDREWS: FIFE, SCOTLAND NEW COURSE, ST ANDREWS: FIFE, SCOTLAND

The oldest ‘new’ course in the world, the second course at the Home of Golf was built by the Keeper of the Green, Old Tom Morris in 1895 and it was imaginatively named to differentiate from its famous neighbor. Boasting undulating fairways and challenging greens, the New Course is a classic test of links golf.  It is based on a traditional out and back routing and has all the characteristics of links golf including undulating shared fairways, a double green for #3 & #15 and really well designed greenside bunkers.  It also features a stretch of challenging holes to finish the homeward nine.

TRUMP TURNBERRY - AILSA COURSE: TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND TRUMP TURNBERRY AILSA COURSE: TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND

The Ailsa underwent a significant renovation and opened as a 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.


ROYAL TROON GOLF CLUB: TROON, SCOTLAND ROYAL TROON GOLF CLUB: TROON, SCOTLAND

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. The inward nine is considered the most difficult side in The Open rota. Henrik Stenson outdueled Phil Mickelson in an epic battle for The 145th Open played in excellent scoring conditions.

Accommodations

Gleneagles Hotel image

Gleneagles Hotel, most famous of Britain's country hotels and synonymous with excellence, is set in its own 850 acre estate, surrounded by magnificent countryside. Renowned world-wide, the 5 star resort is famed for many attractions, not least its three internationally celebrated golf courses providing an unsurpassed variety of challenges and pleasures throughout their combined 54 holes. James Braid's designed courses, the King's and Queen's, have themselves become legendary. The addition of the Signature Nicklaus design PGA Centenary Course has greatly enhanced the reputation of their premier golf resort, which played host to the 2014 Ryder Cup. The hotel opened in 1924 and over the years the King's has hosted numerous major events, including the first ever professionals' match between Britain and America in 1921, the forerunner of the Ryder Cup. Some of the finest shooting and fishing in Britain is readily available in almost all conceivable sporting forms. The Spa by ESPA has been designed by award winning interior designer Amanda Rosa. Every aspect of the unique and tranquil space enhances the therapeutic ESPA treatments. The calming relaxation rooms and the spacious, naturally lit courtyard allow you to rest your body and mind pre and post treatment. Each of the hotel's restaurants has its own style, but the hallmark of all is the use of the finest fresh produce available locally in Perthshire and Scotland, as well as from specialist suppliers around the world. The Strathearn is a grand restaurant, serving the finest Scottish dishes. Deseo serves Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed, informal environment while Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, the only 2 Michelin star restaurant in Scotland, provides the ultimate fine dining experience where the cuisine is unashamedly French but with a Scottish twist. Unrivaled cuisine and luxury accommodation combine with the outdoor facilities to ensure Gleneagles continues it's reputation as one of the greatest establishments of its kind in the world.

Fairmont St Andrews image

The 5-star Fairmont St Andrews is located on the outskirts of St Andrews along the road to Crail. Sitting on the summit of a spectacular cliff formation, the hotel and its two championship golf courses have breathtaking panoramic views of the River Tay estuary, the North Sea, the Fife countryside, and the medieval skyline of St Andrews. In addition to the two excellent golf courses on site, you may enjoy the Spa, a haven of peace and tranquility. Enjoy a few easy lengths of the 18-metre pool, relax in the  Jacuzzi, sauna or steam room. Included in your rate is full WiFi internet access in the public rooms and guest bedrooms.



Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort image

The world renowned Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort overlooks Scotland's South West Ayrshire coast. Contained within 360 acres this luxury hotel, golf and leisure resort with few equals in the world. Turnberry's spectacular Ailsa course was chosen for The Open in 1977, 1986, 1994 and 2009. The Hotel was built at the turn of the century and underwent a complete renovation, restoration and remodeling of all guestrooms, suites, corridors, restaurants and public spaces that was completed in June 2016. The famous Ailsa Course was also overhauled with significant changes made to the links, including incredible improvements from holes 9 to 11. The changes are set to further enhance its reputation as one of the finest links courses in the world. Turnberry has a lavish Spa, with indoor and outdoor amenities, which reopened in 2017. Nearby are riding stables, sea and river fishing, rough shooting, stalking, and trap shooting.



Ground Transportation

Your local ground transportation will be provided throughout by comfortable air conditioned motorcoaches ensuring a relaxing and safe travel environment. Your PerryGolf Host will accompany you throughout the tour and be present at all social functions, taking care of the finer details. This way you can relax with complete confidence that the logistics of your vacation are in expert hands.

Non Golfers will typically have organized touring options on golf days and dependent on the final numbers, an additional driver/guide may be added as required.

New Course, St Andrews
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Royal Troon by Gary Lisbon
Royal Troon by Gary LisbonRoyal Troon by Gary Lisbon
Royal Troon by Gary Lisbon
The Old Course by Russell Kirk
The Old Course by Russell KirkThe Old Course by Russell Kirk
The Old Course by Russell Kirk
The Swilcan Bridge by Paul Tomkins
The Swilcan Bridge by Paul Tomkins

 

Tour Pricing Per Guest

Golfer: $10,365 | Non-Golfer: $7,975 | Single Supplement $2,625

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Tour Inclusions

  • 9 nights accommodations in room categories as listed based on twin occupancy at selected hotels.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • 4 included dinners. 1 included lunch. Beer, wine & soft drinks with included dinners/lunches.
  • Green fees for 6 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
  • All local taxes, service charges and gratuities on included items (excludes caddie gratuities)

Not Included

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

Important Information

Golf Handicap Limit: The golf courses we play around the world offer varying challenges. Players often require to be of a certain standard to properly and fully experience them in the company of likeminded fellow golfers. We therefore set a maximum permitted golf handicap to participate on our tours and cruises; The maximums are 28 for men and 36 for ladies.

Golf Courses: The included list may be subject to change in the event of any club accepting any conflicting national or international event, or for any other reason. Should such a situation occur, PerryGolf will endeavour to book a course of comparable standard, and all booked guests would be notified of the change and replacement venue at the earliest opportunity.

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