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2019 British Open Golf Cruise

2019 Open Championship Golf Cruise ~ Royal Portrush

12 Nights | 5 Rounds | Edinburgh to London | July 17 - 29

This Voyage is Hosted by PerryGolf Co-Founder Colin Dalgleish. Read More

PerryGolf Co-Founder, Colin Dalgleish, receives Special Recognition Award at the 2015 Scottish Golf Tourism AwardsColin Dalgleish currently serves as Managing Director of PerryGolf based in Scotland. He also has responsibility for seeking out and identifying unique and innovative golf travel opportunities to be enjoyed by its loyal and discerning client base.

Colin began playing golf at 9 years of age and was a three time Scottish High School champion before going on to become Scottish Amateur Champion at age 20. He took up a golf scholarship at Ohio State University where he played alongside PGA Tour players John Cook and Joey Sindelar and was a member of their 1979 NCAA winning squad. He returned to Scotland where he graduated with a BA in Accounting from Stirling University prior to founding PerryGolf with his brother in 1984. His brother Gordon, who resides in Wilmington NC, serves as Company President of PerryGolf.

PerryGolf Co-Founder, Colin DalgleishHaving played in the 1981 Walker Cup match at Cypress Point against a USA team which contained Hal Sutton & Corey Pavin, and subsequently captained the Scottish Team for four years, Colin was then appointed Captain of the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup Team for both the 2007 match at Royal County Down and the 2009 match at Merion. He is proud to now be a member of both these fine clubs, in addition to a few others. He captained an 18 year old Rory McIlroy in the 2007 match against a USA side which featured current PGA Tour stars Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Billy Horschel and Webb Simpson.

PerryGolf Co-Founder, Colin DalgleishColin’s travels have taken him to almost every corner of the globe with golf of course playing a large part in this. He has played many of the world’s finest courses, and also some of its most remote and hard to reach venues. He particularly enjoys his travels with PerryGolf groups on our various golf voyages and our hosted tours to far flung lands. During his time in golf tourism he has served on the board of Golf Tourism Scotland, and in 2009 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from that body.

While his competitive golf days may be behind him and his handicap increasing, like all golfers he holds out optimism for an improving game. He currently serves on the Equipment Standards Committee of the R&A. Beyond golf, he enjoys cycling, hillwalking and skiing. He has been a lifetime resident of Helensburgh, Scotland.

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Our 12 night voyage begins in Edinburgh, Scotland for its journey through the British Isles with eight ports of call including Ireland's Portrush to attend the final day’s play of the 148th Open Championship at the magnificent Royal Portrush Golf Club (1888) The itinerary is beautifully balanced with famous city experiences such as Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow and Liverpool combined with a visit to the charming Isle of Man. Our call at Invergordon ... Read More.

will take us to the very heart of the Scottish Highlands. Finally our voyage will conclude in one of the world’s great capitals - London.

The golf arrangements are exceptional. Your biggest decision may well be whether to join the MAX FAULKNER flight or the FRED DALY flight. Either way, you are assured of five fabulous rounds including a mixture of Royal Clubs and Open Championship venues. View the course collections below.  The PerryGolf staff will oversee all aspects of your golf experience from daily pairings to caddie arrangements and the handling of your golf clubs, which will be set up at each club awaiting your arrival from the ship.

The on board experience with Azamara is to want for nothing. Our companies partnered since 2011 and found an ideal match of form and function. The 690 passenger Journey is large enough to provide every comfort and amenity, yet nimble enough to navigate smaller harbours.  Azamara is recognized as a specialist for “destination immersion” by providing more time in port than other major cruise lines. You’ll find an impressive selection of Land Discoveries® that you can enjoy to their fullest. PerryGolf also offers accompanying non-golfing spouses the option to attend the final day’s play of the 148th Open Championship. It really is the perfect vacation for golfers and non-golfers alike!

Forty-four suites are available on Journey, each attended by English-style butler service. Dining, wine, beer, spirits, coffees and sodas plus shuttle service to and from port communities, and more is inclusive along with all gratuities. Better yet, two full days at sea are scheduled for you to unwind with the help of this outstanding vessel. If you are inclined to indulge, we recommend you make your arrangements without delay.

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Date Port Arrive / Depart Golf - FAULKNER Golf - DALY Sightseeing
Jul 17 Edinburgh Embark / IN PORT      
Jul 18 Edinburgh 8:00AM / 2:00PM     The Royal Mile
Jul 19 Invergordon 8:00 AM / 10:00 PM Castle Stuart Castle Stuart Dunrobin Castle
Jul 20 At Sea        
Jul 21 Portrush 7:00AM / 9:00PM Attend The Open Attend The Open  
Jul 22 Belfast 7:00AM / 10:00PM Royal County Down Portstewart Donegall Square
Jul 23 Greenock 7:30AM / 9:00PM Prestwick Ailsa at Turnberry Culzean Castle
Jul 24 Douglas 8:00AM / 9:00PM Castletown* Castletown* Cregneash
Jul 25 Liverpool 7:00AM / 11:00PM Royal Birkdale Royal Liverpool Penny Lane
Jul 26 Dublin 7:30AM / 9:00PM Portmarnock Links K Club Palmer The National Museum
Jul 27 At Sea        
Jul 28 London 4:00PM / IN PORT     House of Parliament
Jul 29 London Disembark / 9:00AM     Shakespeare's Globe
        *Optional with supplement *Azamara Shore Excursion
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12 Nights on Azamara Journey | 5 Rounds | Attend the Open | July 17-29, 2019





Additional PerryGolf Vacations to Scotland

CUSTOM TOURS

Custom golf tours are available for Scotland including the example(s) below which you can price entirely online using our exclusive online trip calculator. Of course, we always welcome the opportunity to assist you personally at 800.344.5257 or Information@PerryGolf.com.

Classic Scotland ~ St Andrews & Turnberry
6 Nights | 6 Rounds including the Old Course, Carnoustie, Ailsa at Trump Turnberry & Royal Troon | April to October
 
St Andrews & Muirfield
6 Nights | 6 Rounds including the Old Course, Carnoustie and Muirfield | April to October
 

ESCORTED TOURS

2018 The Best of Scotland ~ St Andrews, Turnberry, Edinburgh & the Highlands
10 Nights | 7 Rounds including the Old Course | June 5 - 15
 
2019 The Best of Scotland ~ St Andrews, Turnberry, Edinburgh & the Highlands
10 Nights | 7 Rounds including the Old Course | June (TBA)
 

GOLF CRUISES

2018 Open Championship Golf Cruise ~ Carnoustie
13 Nights Southampton to Edinburgh on Azamara Journey | 6 Rounds | Attend The 147th Open on Sunday | July 11 - 24

Hosted by PerryGolf co-founder Colin Dalgleish
 
2019 Open Championship Golf Cruise ~ Royal Portrush
12 Nights from Edinburgh to London on Azamara Journey | 5 Rounds | Attend The 148th Open on Sunday | July 17 - 29

Hosted by PerryGolf co-founder Colin Dalgleish
 

Detailed Itinerary

JULY 17, WEDNESDAY; EDINBURGH (LEITH), SCOTLAND (EMBARK BY 4:30PM / IN PORT)

Embark Azamara Journey from 1:00pm onwards. All aboard 4:30PM.

Welcome Cocktails & Briefing this evening and a chance to meet your fellow participants.

Overnight: In Port – Edinburgh, Scotland

JULY 18, THURSDAY: EDINBURGH (LEITH), SCOTLAND (IN PORT / SAIL 2:00PM)

Edinburgh – the inspiring capital of Scotland – is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city. The setting is striking; a city perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from the generally flat landscape of the Lothians with the sheltered shoreline of the Firth of Forth to the north. Edinburgh Castle dominates the city-center and from its ramparts you can look down on medieval lanes that hold over a thousand years of history, mystery and tradition. You will also see a modern, dynamic capital where international festivals attract the world's leading performers, galleries display cutting-edge art, and bars, restaurants and clubs create a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a distinctly Scottish twist. No visit to Edinburgh would be complete without a walk up the Royal Mile, which stretches from the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, to Edinburgh Castle. The route is lined with tourist shops but be sure to explore the narrow alleys called closes that lead off the Royal Mile.

Enjoy Edinburgh on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®

Port Explorer Guide - Edinburgh

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 19, FRIDAY: INVERGORDON, SCOTLAND (8:00AM / 10:00PM)

Invergordon is the deep water port for Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands and your gateway to an area of the Highlands known as the “Great Glen”. Travel 20 miles north to the picturesque town of Dornoch to see its sandstone buildings, beautiful domestic gardens and tiny 13th Century cathedral. Ten miles further you’ll find the fairy-tale ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland – Dunrobin Castle – one of the oldest inhabited houses in Scotland, dating back to the 13th century. The stunning formal gardens which run down to the sea are based on those at Versailles and were laid out in the 1850s. Daily displays of the ancient sport of falconry take place in the gardens. Less than an hour south is magnificent Cawdor Castle, the setting for setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The 14th century home of the Thanes of Cawdor is considered one of the most romantic stately homes in the Highlands with its fine collection of rare tapestries, portraits and furniture plus lovely gardens and grounds.

Enjoy Invergordon on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®

Port Explorer Guide – Invergordon

MAX FAULKNER & FRED DALY: Today both flights play Castle Stuart Golf Links. One of the newest additions to the links courses of Scotland. Castle Stuart runs along the shores of the Moray Firth to the east of Inverness with wonderful views over to the Black Isle. Six holes hug the shoreline while the remaining holes are played over a terraced slope so views out to sea are ever present. Already included in the World's Top 100.  

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 20, SATURDAY: AT SEA

A full day at sea as Journey sails Scotland’s northern coast line including the Hebrides, an archipelago comprising hundreds of islands off the northwest coast. Here’s your chance to reset with the help of four restaurants plus cafes and lounges, a pool, sun decks, a spa, fitness center, jogging track, hair salon, shops, casino and cabaret lounge. Azamara’s clubhouse style ambience provides a hybrid of luxury and big-ship cruising with every amenity presented in an intimate setting with superb service. Note that the best cocktails are found along with the best views on Deck 10 in the Living Room where you can admire the Murano glass and gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 21, SUNDAY: PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND (7:00AM / 9:00PM)

Today attend the final round of the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush. Azamara Journey off the golf course.

Enjoy Portrush on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®.

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 22, MONDAY: BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND (7:00AM / 10:00PM)

Belfast in the early 20th century had the largest and most productive shipyard in the world, gaining global renown with the launch of the RMS Titanic. Located on the slipways where she was built is a stunning new museum, opened in time for the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s only voyage and tragic demise. Today the city and riverfront are undergoing a 21st century transformation, but many exuberant Victorian and Edwardian buildings still sport the carved heads of kings and queens. As you explore the city, keep an eye out for “the murals.” These somewhat troubling freelance works appearing on building walls provide insight into the period known simply as “The Troubles.”

Enjoy Belfast on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®.

Port Explorer Guide - Belfast

MAX FAULKNER: Today play Royal County Down. Located in the town of Newcastle to the south of Belfast. Consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the world, this is a true test of links golf set against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne. Host to the 2007 Walker Cup Match featuring a young local by the name of Rory McIlroy, and an all-star USA lineup.

FRED DALY: Today play Portstewart. The club is continually overshadowed by its more illustrious near neighbour Royal Portrush, yet serves as 2017 host to the European Tour’s Irish Open and for many keen observers it is one of the finest layouts in Northern Ireland. In particular its front nine plays through sand dunes every bit as impressive as Ballybunion and Royal County Down.

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 23, TUESDAY: GREENOCK (GLASGOW), SCOTLAND (7:30AM / 9:00PM)

This reinvented industrial center in western Scotland has solidified its reputation as a cultural hub. Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of the first names to know;  he was a prodigious architect, interior designer and artist, and the city has a wealth of his work. Stop by his Willow Tea Rooms for a cup of tea and a scone.  The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum whose blue and gold inlaid ceiling, Art Deco hanging lamps and marble floors are sufficient reason to visit, let alone the impressive art collection that includes Salvador Dalí's controversial “Christ of St John of the Cross.”  Glasgow has an abundance of excellent seafood dining. The Crabshakk is perfect for daily catches including ruby red langoustines.  The oyster bar at Rogano in Exchange Square is where power brokers celebrate deals with a glass of Champagne and a dozen oysters in a space designed to look like a 1930s Art Deco cruise liner.  At the Pot Still, an institution that dates from 1857, choose from over 450 malt whiskies like Lagavulin or Arran.

Enjoy Glasgow on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®

Port Explorer Guide – Glasgow

MAX FAULKNER:  Today play Prestwick Golf Club one of the world’s oldest clubs and whose very testing and traditional links hosted the very first Open Championship in 1860. The winner was Willie Park from Musselburgh with a score of 174 for thirty six holes, two shots clear of the legendary Tom Morris.  Prestwick was home to the first eleven Championships and then held it jointly along with The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews and The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (Muirfield).  Prestwick's twenty fourth and last Championship was in 1925 when Jim Barnes from the USA won.  Only the Old Course of St Andrews has hosted more Open Championships than Prestwick.

FRED DALY:  Today play the Ailsa Course of Turnberry.  Lying on a spectacular curve of rockbound coast, the coastal scenery is magnificent especially from the 4th through the 11th and passing the famous landmark lighthouse at the turn. No one can ever forget the 1977 “duel in the sun” between Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson.  In 2009, the Ailsa Course hosted the Open Championship for the 4th time, when 32 years later Tom Watson almost clinched the championship as a 59 year old, losing out to Stewart Cink in a play off for the famed Claret Jug.

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 24, WEDNESDAY: DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN (8:00AM / 9:00PM)

The tiny Isle of Man has a lot to offer. Douglas’ lovely seafront is lined with picturesque hotels and restaurants, and can be traversed by horse-drawn trams as it has been since 1876. There’s a medieval fortress in Castletown; a ruined castle on the Isle of St. Patrick where tales of Vikings, monks, and a ghost dog abound; and the village of Cregneash, where people live in thatched cottages, speak the native Manx language, and practice traditional trades and crafts. Front gardens on residential streets are a standout, awash in colour and scent.

Enjoy The Isle of Man on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®.

Port Explorer Guide – Douglas, Isle of Man

OPTIONAL GOLF: Today we offer an opportunity at supplementary cost for golf at the delightful Castletown Golf Links. This traditional links course designed by Old Tom Morris in 1892 and later updated by MacKenzie Ross is set on a small peninsula of land jutting out from the South-Eastern tip of the island and is entirely surrounded by the sea on all three sides affording spectacular views from every hole. The cost per person is $295 to include green fees one forecaddie per group, round trip transportation, management and handling of golf equipment, various novelty prizes on selected holes, open bar, homemade snacks on the golf course plus barbecue following play, and services of Castletown Golf Links staff throughout the day. Places are limited. Early sign up essential.

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 25, THURSDAY; LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND (7:00AM / 11:00PM)

Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage City. It offers a unique mix of contemporary and classic architecture. The city’s many exclusive independent boutiques and unique gift shops make it one of the leading retail destinations in England. It is a sports mecca with its Premier League football, Rugby League club, major championship golf at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) and Aintree Racecourse. Best of all, it is home to The Beatles. You can walk down Penny Lane. You can visit Strawberry Field which was a Salvation Army children’s home said to be the place that inspired John to become a musician. Visit the site and have your photo taken next to the famous gates.

Enjoy Liverpool on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®.

Port Explorer Guide – Liverpool

Liverpool Celebrates 50 Years of the Beatles VIDEO

MAX FAULKNER: Today play Royal Birkdale. A course which provides a formidable test of links golf with each hole running in valleys between towering sand hills. Royal Birkdale hosted the Open in 2008 when Padraig Harrington lifted the Claret Jug to complete back to back wins, and it is again host in 2017. It was of course the site of Arnold Palmer’s Open Championship win in 1961.]

FRED DALY: Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) Golf Club returned to the British Open rota as the venue for the 2006 Championship won by Tiger Woods and more recently played host to the 2014 Open Championship where Rory McIlroy won his first Open Championship. Despite its somewhat flat and benign appearance, Royal Liverpool is among the toughest and most demanding of the great seaside championship links of Britain. Hoylake, as it is more commonly known, lies at the very heart of the history and development of golf in Britain. Built in 1869, on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, Hoylake is one of the oldest English seaside courses.

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 26, FRIDAY: DUBLIN, IRELAND (7:30AM / 9:00PM)

There is a lot to do in Dublin. A good place to begin is The National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street for a well-designed archaeological collection featuring Bronze Age gold jewelry and Viking swords. The stars of the show are the “bog people” — preserved corpses of men who were killed (presumably sacrificed) and tossed into peat bogs during the Iron Age. The preservative qualities are remarkable. Dublin is home to St Patrick’s Cathedral of course but much of Ireland’s history can be read in Christ Church Cathedral, which dates back to circa 1030. The medieval crypt is full of treasures plus the belfry tour (11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.) provides a beautiful view and an up-close look at the flying buttresses, as well as the chance to try bell-ringing. Dublin’s booming culinary scene is found along Exchequer Street where The Green Hen has won many admirers with its combination of French atmosphere and Franco-Irish cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Try the pan-fried duck breast. Finally, while craft beer is certainly the popular new thing, a pint of “the black stuff” is still required drinking on any trip to Dublin. The Guinness Storehouse museum at the St. James’s Gate brewery explains how the stout is made and how to pull a proper pint at the correct 45-degree angle and waiting 119.5 seconds before topping it off. Take it up to the Gravity Bar, where the 360-degree view of Dublin is worth lingering over.

Enjoy Dublin on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®.

Port Explorer Guide – Dublin

MAX FAULKNER: Today play Portmarnock Links designed by Bernhard Langer and opened for play in 1995. As a three time winner of the Irish Open at nearby Portmarnock Golf Club and The Royal Dublin Golf Club it was fitting that Langer chose this magnificent setting to design his first links course set in the grounds of the old Jameson Estate of St. Marnocks. The course has played host to professional and amateur events including 2008 and 2009 Ladies Irish Open.

FRED DALY: Today play the Palmer Ryder Cup Course of The K Club. This beautiful parkland course was designed by Arnold Palmer and hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup with all is attendant drama. The course covers an area of mature woodland to the west of Dublin City to which fourteen lakes have been added. Note: Golf cart venue

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 27, SATURDAY: AT SEA

Another full day at sea

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 28, SUNDAY: LONDON (TOWER BRIDGE), UK (4:00PM / IN PORT)

London – so much to see and so many ways to see it. Get the big picture from atop the London Eye and a close up sailing through time on the River Thames, past the historic Houses of Parliament and Tower of London, and the new city of the Tate Modern and Canary Wharf, a trendy live/work district.

Enjoy the vast collection of treasures in the British Museum, or take a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe, few hundred years from where the original stood.

Rest up with a spot of afternoon tea, and spend the evening in the West End, where theatrical options are many, excellent, and star-studded

Enjoy London on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®.

Port Explorer Guide - London

Overnight: In Port – London, England

JULY 29, MONDAY: LONDON (TOWER BRIDGE), UK (DISEMBARK 9:00AM)

9:00AM Disembark Azamara Journey.



GOLF COURSES BY FLIGHT*
Max Faulkner Flight

  View Map

Scotland
Castle Stuart Golf Links
Prestwick Golf Club
England
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Ireland
Royal Country Down Golf Club
Portmarnock Golf Club

Fred Daly Flight

  View Map

Scotland
Castle Stuart Golf Links
The Ailsa Course Trump Turnberry
England
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Ireland
Portstewart Golf Club
The K Club


*About our FLIGHT NAMES, selected in honor of two great Open Champions

MAX FAULKNER FLIGHT

Max Faulkner was an Englishman and famously won The Open Championship in 1951 at Royal Portrush, the only time it was held in Northern Ireland prior to 2019. Faulkner was introduced to golf at a young age by his father, a club professional who had once been an assistant to the legendary James Braid. Whilst Faulkner played in 26 Open Championships, golf was then not the global game it is now, and as a result he never played in any of the other 3 major championships, however he did play in 5 Ryder Cups, including the famous 1957 event at Lindrick, which was Great Britain & Ireland’s only victory against the USA between 1933 and 1985.

FRED DALY FLIGHT

Fred Daly was born in Portrush, Northern Ireland and was a regular professional tournament winner in the late 1940’s. He is best known for winning the 1947 Open at Royal Liverpool while he was the club professional at Balmoral Golf Club in Belfast. In winning the Open Championship he became the only Irishman to win The Open until Padraig Harrington won it in 2007, and was also the only Northern Ireland major winner until Graeme McDowell won the 2010 US Open.

Find out more about The Open Golf Championship history, venues and champions

Golf Schedule

An outstanding addition to the links courses of Scotland. Set along the shores of the Moray Firth to east of Inverness with wonderful views over to the Black Isle, Kessock Bridge and Chanonry Lighthouse. Six holes hug the shoreline while the remaining holes are played over a terraced slope, delivering ever present views out to the rolling seas. A true links course in every sense with revetted natural bunkers and rumpled fairways. A regular host course for the Scottish Open.

Royal County Down image

Situated in the shadows of the Mourne mountains. A spectacular location and an outstanding links golf course. It's charm lies in the old fashioned flavour of both the terrain and the layout. A mix of rugged dunes, coloured by a blend of purple heather and yellow flowering gorse combine to a dramatic effect on what is one of the toughest courses in the British Isles. Venue for the Walker Cup in 2007 and consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the world.

Portstewart - Strand Course image

In 1992, seven new holes opened in the huge sandhills behind the first green, which added a new dimension to playing golf at Portstewart. The natural shape of the land is ideal for classic links golf with elevated tees, rolling valleys, and subtle doglegs providing a magnificent challenge. Now regarded as one of the top courses in Ireland. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Specialist.

Prestwick image

It was here in 1860 that the very first Open Championship was played with just a handful of participants. This links can produce some awkward stances on undulating fairways. Typical of the original golfing terrain, Prestwick provides a taste of golf as it was played long ago. The 11th Hole “Carrick” is a fierce par-3, measuring 213 yards from the championship tees with the Firth of Clyde to the golfer’s right and a strong crosswind often howling across a well-bunkered green.

Trump Turnberry - Ailsa Course image

The course 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.

Castletown image

Located on Langness Peninsula in Isle of Man, the links at Castletown is surrounded on three sides by the Irish Sea. Set high above sea level, the course offers breathtaking views of the rocky coast and water - sharks, seals and dolphins below. The greens are smooth and slick, bentgrass and fescues, provide a true roll. The 17th is a 421-yard par-4 named “Gully.” Through the decades the elements have eroded a chunk of the land and a 200-yard carry is required to reach the fairway.

Royal Birkdale image

A course that provides a formidable test of links golf and fully deserves its recognition as a true venue for the Open Championship since joining the rota in 1954. Each hole runs in valleys between towering sandhills. The problems are clearly stated, if you stray from the fairway the buckthorn and scrub can be demanding. Arnold Palmer’s Open Championship victory here in 1961 was a significant step toward attracting top American pros to the Open. Tom Watson won the Claret Jug here in 1983.

Royal Liverpool image

Returned to the Open Championship rota in 2006 after a lengthy hiatus. Despite its somewhat flat and benign appearance, Royal Liverpool is among the toughest and most demanding of the great seaside championship links of Britain. Hoylake, as it is more commonly known, lies at the very heart of the history and development of golf in Britain. Built in 1869, on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, Hoylake is one of the oldest English seaside courses.

Portmarnock image

Consistently ranked as one of the top five courses in Ireland, Portmarnock stands out from other links because most of the trouble along the fairways and greens is visible from the tee. The greens are relatively flat, however, stiff, chilly winds whip off the Irish Sea and across Dublin Bay to wreak havoc on club selection and challenge a golfer's acumen. The course has played host to Irish Opens and Walker Cups and legends such as Snead and Ballesteros.

K Club - Ryder Cup Course image

The familiar host of the 2006 Ryder Cup sits amid 550 acres of mature woodland west of Dublin City. There are 14 lakes on the property and water hazards abound on this well-manicured design, considered one of the finest parkland courses in Ireland. It features large greens with severe slopes and it’s only fitting that Palmer’s favorite hole was No. 4, a risk-reward par 5 where overhanging trees guard the right side and the green entices golfers to take a swing.

GOLF COURSES BY FLIGHT*
Max Faulkner Flight

  View Map

Scotland
Castle Stuart Golf Links
Prestwick Golf Club
England
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Ireland
Royal Country Down Golf Club
Portmarnock Golf Club

Fred Daly Flight

  View Map

Scotland
Castle Stuart Golf Links
The Ailsa Course Trump Turnberry
England
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Ireland
Portstewart Golf Club
The K Club


*About our FLIGHT NAMES, selected in honor of two great Open Champions

MAX FAULKNER FLIGHT

Max Faulkner was an Englishman and famously won The Open Championship in 1951 at Royal Portrush, the only time it was held in Northern Ireland prior to 2019. Faulkner was introduced to golf at a young age by his father, a club professional who had once been an assistant to the legendary James Braid. Whilst Faulkner played in 26 Open Championships, golf was then not the global game it is now, and as a result he never played in any of the other 3 major championships, however he did play in 5 Ryder Cups, including the famous 1957 event at Lindrick, which was Great Britain & Ireland’s only victory against the USA between 1933 and 1985.

FRED DALY FLIGHT

Fred Daly was born in Portrush, Northern Ireland and was a regular professional tournament winner in the late 1940’s. He is best known for winning the 1947 Open at Royal Liverpool while he was the club professional at Balmoral Golf Club in Belfast. In winning the Open Championship he became the only Irishman to win The Open until Padraig Harrington won it in 2007, and was also the only Northern Ireland major winner until Graeme McDowell won the 2010 US Open.

Find out more about The Open Golf Championship history, venues and champions



Ship Facts

These three cruisers, with accommodations for 690 guests, offer a sophisticated, yet relaxing atmosphere. Guests will enjoy more inclusive amenities such as included gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; Spa and Wellness Center; complimentary bottled water and sodas, specialty coffee and teas, as well as complimentary boutique red and white wines to accompany luncheon and dinner; English Butler service for suite guests.


AZAMARA JOURNEY
Launched May 05, 2007
Refurbished March 2016

AZAMARA QUEST
Launched October 19, 2007
Refurbished April 2016

AZAMARA PURSUIT
Launched February 19, 2008
Refurbishment TBD


  Registry: Malta
Built: Nazaire, France
Occupancy: 690
Tonnage: 30,277
Length: 593 ft
Beam: 95 ft
Draught: 19.85 ft
Cruise Speed: 18.5 kts
International Staff and Crew 410
Total Staterooms: 347
Suites: 44


Suites and Staterooms

Welcome to your vacation home with ocean views, sea breezes, and all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service. Our goal is to make you comfortable so you can spend more time on important things. Like exploring the world.

Suites on an Azamara voyage. Our suite guests receive a variety of exclusive benefits in addition to comfortable, spacious accommodations. We take care of all the details, so you can focus on experiencing the world.

Staying in a suite is like staying in your own vacation home complete with ocean views, sea breezes, and butler service. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and fine linens. Open the sliding glass doors to your private veranda, perfect for reading, al fresco dining, or stargazing. Enjoy a drink from complimentary bottles of specialty spirits, mixers included. And should you need anything, your English-trained butler is never more than a call away, ready to assist with restaurant and spa reservations, private parties, dinners for two, and much more.

Suite Amenities

All Stateroom amenities
English-style Butler Service
Priority check-in and departure
En-suite dining

En-suite spa service (optional)
En-suite afternoon tea service
Complimentary wine, vodka and Whisky
Seating in specialty restaurants

Stateroom Amenities

Egyptian cotton bed linen and duvet
Terrycloth bathrobes and slippers
24-hour room service
Turndown treats
Flat-panel television
Refrigerator with mini-bar

Desk and Telephone
Thermostat-controlled air conditioning
In-room safe
Hairdryer
Complimentary welcome fruit basket and fresh-cut flowers
Shoe shining service

Dining

Azamara Dining
Discoveries (Main restaurant)
Windows Café casual buffet (Daytime)
Windows Café and Sunset Bar casual
    alfresco dinner and cocktails
Prime C Steakhouse and Wine Cellar
Aqualina - Mediterranean Flavors
Pool Grill

Health, Beauty and Vitality

Azamara Health, Beauty and Vitality Fitness Center and Spa
Thalassotherapy Pool
Acupuncture at Sea
Salon Main Pool with Jacuzzi

Entertainment and Lounges

Azamara Entertainment and Lounges Cabaret Lounge
Club Luxe Casino
Looking Glass Lounge and Late Night Spot
Discoveries Lounge
The Drawing Room / Library
Mosaic Café Coffee Bar
eConnections Computer Lounge

Shoppes

Azamara Shoppes Indulgences
La Boutique
Photo Shop
The Journey Shop / The Quest Shop

Additional Onboard Amenities

Azamara Amenities Guest Laundry Facility
Table Tennis
Shuffle Board
Medical Facility
Sales & Club Desk
Land Discoveries Desk

<Castle Stuart

An outstanding addition to the links courses of Scotland. Set along the shores of the Moray Firth to east of Inverness with wonderful views over to the Black Isle, Kessock Bridge and Chanonry Lighthouse. Six holes hug the shoreline while the remaining holes are played over a terraced slope, delivering ever present views out to the rolling seas. A true links course in every sense with revetted natural bunkers and rumpled fairways. A regular host course for the Scottish Open.
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<Royal County Down

Situated in the shadows of the Mourne mountains. A spectacular location and an outstanding links golf course. It's charm lies in the old fashioned flavour of both the terrain and the layout. A mix of rugged dunes, coloured by a blend of purple heather and yellow flowering gorse combine to a dramatic effect on what is one of the toughest courses in the British Isles. Venue for the Walker Cup in 2007 and consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the world.
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<Portstewart - Strand Course

In 1992, seven new holes opened in the huge sandhills behind the first green, which added a new dimension to playing golf at Portstewart. The natural shape of the land is ideal for classic links golf with elevated tees, rolling valleys, and subtle doglegs providing a magnificent challenge. Now regarded as one of the top courses in Ireland. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Specialist.
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<Prestwick

It was here in 1860 that the very first Open Championship was played with just a handful of participants. This links can produce some awkward stances on undulating fairways. Typical of the original golfing terrain, Prestwick provides a taste of golf as it was played long ago. The 11th Hole “Carrick” is a fierce par-3, measuring 213 yards from the championship tees with the Firth of Clyde to the golfer’s right and a strong crosswind often howling across a well-bunkered green.
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<Trump Turnberry - Ailsa Course

The course 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.

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<Castletown

Located on Langness Peninsula in Isle of Man, the links at Castletown is surrounded on three sides by the Irish Sea. Set high above sea level, the course offers breathtaking views of the rocky coast and water - sharks, seals and dolphins below. The greens are smooth and slick, bentgrass and fescues, provide a true roll. The 17th is a 421-yard par-4 named “Gully.” Through the decades the elements have eroded a chunk of the land and a 200-yard carry is required to reach the fairway.
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<Royal Birkdale

A course that provides a formidable test of links golf and fully deserves its recognition as a true venue for the Open Championship since joining the rota in 1954. Each hole runs in valleys between towering sandhills. The problems are clearly stated, if you stray from the fairway the buckthorn and scrub can be demanding. Arnold Palmer’s Open Championship victory here in 1961 was a significant step toward attracting top American pros to the Open. Tom Watson won the Claret Jug here in 1983.
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<Royal Liverpool

Returned to the Open Championship rota in 2006 after a lengthy hiatus. Despite its somewhat flat and benign appearance, Royal Liverpool is among the toughest and most demanding of the great seaside championship links of Britain. Hoylake, as it is more commonly known, lies at the very heart of the history and development of golf in Britain. Built in 1869, on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, Hoylake is one of the oldest English seaside courses.
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<Portmarnock

Consistently ranked as one of the top five courses in Ireland, Portmarnock stands out from other links because most of the trouble along the fairways and greens is visible from the tee. The greens are relatively flat, however, stiff, chilly winds whip off the Irish Sea and across Dublin Bay to wreak havoc on club selection and challenge a golfer's acumen. The course has played host to Irish Opens and Walker Cups and legends such as Snead and Ballesteros.
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<K Club - Ryder Cup Course

The familiar host of the 2006 Ryder Cup sits amid 550 acres of mature woodland west of Dublin City. There are 14 lakes on the property and water hazards abound on this well-manicured design, considered one of the finest parkland courses in Ireland. It features large greens with severe slopes and it’s only fitting that Palmer’s favorite hole was No. 4, a risk-reward par 5 where overhanging trees guard the right side and the green entices golfers to take a swing.

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Ailsa at Trump Turnberry, Scotland
Castle Stuart Golf Links
Gallery of Modern Art
Gallery of Modern Art
Ness River in Inverness
Ness River in Inverness
St Anne's Cathedral
St Anne's Cathedral

 

Golf Cruise Pricing Per Person

Our prices are provided as Golf Package and Cruise Fare so that your choices for suites and staterooms are clear. The total fare is the combination of both.

The cruise fare is dynamic and may change (until booked and locked in by each PerryGolf guest), but you are assured of the best available selection of suites and staterooms and the very best available rates which exist at any point in time.



  Club Interior Stateroom Club Oceanview Stateroom Club Veranda Stateroom Club Continent Suite Club Spa Suite Club Ocean Suite Owners Suite
Golf Package $3,875 $3,875 $3,875 $3,875 $3,875 $3,875 $3,875
Cruise Fare $4,999 $5,499 $6,699 $8,999 $10,999 $12,099 $12,899
Deposits Per Person: Golf Package $1,250; Cruise $550 (suites $1,100)
Payment & Cancellation Terms per Reservation Form

Prices exclude port taxes & fees of $377
Lock in Early for the Best Suites & Staterooms at the Best Price
The Cancellation Fee Is Only $100 Per Person Until 12 Months Out
Non-Golfer attendance option for Sunday's Final Round of the 2019 British Open Championship at Royal Portrush: $295

IMPORTANT : Please review the PerryGolf Travel Insurance.



Tour Inclusions

Cruise Fare

  • Twelve (12) nights in the suite or stateroom of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst on board served at your leisure in an open seating format in a choice of restaurant
  • An option to dine, at a modest supplement, in Azamara Journey’s two speciality restaurants, The Prime C Restaurant and Wine Cellar and the Aqualina Mediterranean Restaurant (complimentary for suite guests)
  • Boutique red and white wines with lunch and dinner
  • Bottled water, soda, specialty coffees and teas throughout the day
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines at all ship bars during regular bar hours
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • English-trained butlers for suite guests
  • Complimentary self-service laundry
  • AzAmazing Evening event
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

Golf Package

  • Green fees and starting times for five (5) rounds of golf (see included golf below)
  • Caddie fees throughout (excluding gratuity) OR shared golf cart where available
  • All transfers to and from the scheduled golf courses in luxury air conditioned motorcoaches
  • Practice range and range golf balls where available
  • Grounds Admission ticket to the final round of the 148th Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie
  • Welcome & Farewell onboard Cocktail parties with hors d’oeuvres
  • Box lunch at each golf course with open bar for select standard beers, wines and spirits
  • “Golfers Social” gatherings onboard where scheduling permits
  • Casual tournament format with awards on one day
  • Management and handling of golf equipment by dedicated PerryGolf team, transporting equipment by truck on road and ferry, to all golf venues, for duration of voyage
  • All gratuities for golf related staff including drivers & golf bag handling staff (excludes caddies)
  • Full time PerryGolf program management team onboard and onsite at each golf venue

Important Information

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.

Transfers: No transfers are included to or from the ship at arrival/departure airports.


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