Golf, Castles & Gardens in Scotland  Golf Vacation

Golf, Castles & Gardens in Scotland
St Andrews, Culzean Castle & Drummond Gardens

7 Nights | 4 Rounds | 3 Garden Tours |Travel April - October

Self-Drive for Party of 4
VIP Coach with Concierge Driver for Party of 8

Itinerary in Brief
Travel April - October
Day 1   Depart USA
Day 2 Edinburgh Airport Golf & Sightseeing
Day 3 New Course, St Andrews Golf & Sightseeing
Day 4 Old Course, St Andrews Golf & Sightseeing
Day 5 Drummond Gardens Sightseeing
Day 6 King's Course, Gleneagles Golf & Sightseeing
Day 7 Culzean Castle Gardens Sightseeing
Day 8 Ailsa, Turnberry Golf & Sightseeing
Day 9 Glasgow Airport Depart

Additional PerryGolf Vacations to Scotland


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

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


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)


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

Day 1

This evening depart the United States.

Day 2

On arrival at the Edinburgh Airport you will be met by PerryGolf personnel who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your transportation.

Overnight: Fairmont St Andrews: Fairmont Room - including Scottish breakfast 

Day 3

Today play the New Course, St Andrews – Designed by Old Tom Morris in 1895, The New Course at St Andrews is a classic test of links golf in Scotland, boasting undulating fairways carved through blankets of gorse bushes, along with challenging-but-normal-sized greens, which naturally are defended by normally obnoxious bunkers.

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to view a PHOTO GALLERY of the course.
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to learn more in our BLOG POST.

Gardens Tour: Enjoy a visit to Cambo Gardens. Drive out past Kingsbarns before arriving at the Cambo Estate. Here you will find a romantic Victorian walled garden designed around the Cambo burn with willow, waterfall and charming wrought-iron bridges. Ornamental potager, breathtaking snowdrops, massed spring bulbs, a lilac walk, herbaceous borders, 250 named roses in the summer, colchicum meadow and September borders lovely in the autumn. 

The central point is a summer-house with bridge and willow reminiscent of a willow-pattern plate. With its large greenhouses this garden has always supplied the house with flowers, fruit while the gardeners combined creativity and knowledge of plants produces vast herbaceous borders of naturalistic plantings of interesting perennials, a wonderful ornamental vegetable garden, a beautifully planted moist garden and constant changes. 

Overnight: Fairmont St Andrews: Fairmont Room - including Scottish breakfast 

Day 4

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. Most recently it hosted The Open Championship in 2015.

Click here to view a VIDEO of the course.
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to view a PHOTO GALLERY of the course.
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to learn more in our BLOG POST.
Click here to learn How to Get a Tee Time by Gordon Dalgleish
[VIDEO]: The Old Course with Colin Dalgleish
[VIDEO]: How to Play the Road Hole at St Andrews

Overnight: Fairmont St Andrews: Fairmont Room - including Scottish breakfast.

Day 5

Gardens Tour: Journey into the Perthshire countryside to Drummond Gardens near Crieff. Pass into the inner courtyard and reach the top of the terracing and the full extent and majesty of this garden is suddenly revealed. The dominant feature of the parterre design is a St Andrew´s Cross with the multiplex 17th century sundial at its centre. A strong north-south axis runs through the garden, down the impressive flight of steps to the sundial, through the classical archway and kitchen garden beyond, cutting a swathe through woodland before rising to the top of the opposing hillside. This idea of drawing the countryside into the garden is essentially French, however Drummond is an eclectic garden and also rooted firmly in the Italian style with its fountains, terracing, urns and statuary.

Overnight: Gleneagles Hotel: Sovereign Room - including Scottish breakfast

Day 6

Today play the King's Course at 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.

Click here to view a VIDEO of the course.
Click here to view a PHOTO GALLERY of the course.
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to learn more in our BLOG POST.

Overnight: Gleneagles Hotel: Sovereign Room - including Scottish breakfast

Day 7

Gardens Tour: Today enjoy a visit to Culzean Castle and its ornamental gardens. Located just a few miles from Turnberry, there have been gardens at Culzean since the middle of the 17th century. The original Walled Garden was situated in front of the old castle and is now the Fountain Court garden. Fan trained peaches, apricots and nectarines along with apples and pears adorned the terrace walls. When the Castle was re-designed in the late 18th century a walled garden was built in its present day situation. There have been several changes to the layout of the garden over the years but the shape and area have not changed in the last 150 years. The terraces in front of the castle are favourable south facing walls with a wide range of climbers and some tender shrubs growing. The Clematis montana plants smother the lower wall and merge in with the colourful herbaceous border at the foot of the wall. On the middle terrace the mixed border is full of interesting plants for all seasons. At the end of the border stands the imposing stone and glass orangery which contains a range of citrus trees in the winter and mixed conservatory plants in the summer.

The Walled Gardens are located away from the castle hidden behind a bank of trees that also act as a wind break from the salt laden sea breezes. The garden covers an area of 2.5 hectares and is divided into two separate parts by a central wall. On the south side of this wall are the ranges of fruit houses containing vines and peaches. These houses look out over the ornamental south garden containing several interesting features including a stone grotto dating from the early 20th century, a roundel with a pleached hornbeam hedge, a jungle area with large leafed plants, a Peaonia border, Hosta and palm beds all set off by a Cedar of Lebanon that could easily be as old as the garden itself.

The north park of the garden was the productive heart of the estate, producing all the fruit and vegetables for the castle. Although not now in full production, fruit and vegetables are still grown in this part of the garden and are offered for sale in season along with plants propagated in the garden. The side borders still provide a blaze of colour where the plants grown provide the floral decorations in the castle. The most spectacular borders in this part of the garden are the double herbaceous borders that run the whole length of the garden and are at their best in July and August.

Overnight: Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland: Classic Room - including Scottish breakfast

Day 8

Today play the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry. The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry is found on Scotland’s west coast 25 miles south of Royal Troon. Four-time host of The Open Championship, the Ailsa Course is currently undergoing extensive renovations which include converting No. 9 from a 452 yard par four to a 235 yard par 3. The course reopened for play in June 2016. Learn about the changes here.

Click here to view a VIDEO of the course.
Click here to view a PHOTO GALLERY of the course.
Click here to learn more in our BLOG POST.

Overnight: Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland: Classic Room – Scottish breakfast included.

Day 9

Depart the United Kingdom from the Glasgow Airport.

Golf Schedule

Thai Country Club: Bangkok, ThailandThai Country Club

Thai Country Club, a prestigious member’s course and generally considered to the best in Bangkok. Thai County played host to the 1997 Asian Honda Classic won by Tiger Woods and continues to host yearly professional events. Its immaculate presentation and conditioning, coupled with a very strong palm-lined layout, ensures Thai Country Club is regularly voted in Asia’s top 5.

Nikanti Golf Club: Bangkok, ThailandNikanti Golf Club

Nikanti Golf Club is one of Asia’s most impressive and innovative golf experiences. The 18 hole course, constructed on rolling terrain and beautifully maintained, is designed as three loops of six, each loop comprising two par-threes, two par-fours and two par-fives. The club boasts outstanding clubhouse facilities and offers an exceptionally high guest service level and in addition to including cart and caddie fee as is normal in this part of the world, also includes all food and beverage for the day. It should set the tone nicely as your first Asian golf experience!

Phokeethra Country Club: SIEM REAP, CAMBODIAPhokeethra Country Club

Phokeethra Country Club, host of the Cambodian Open and Johnnie Walker Classic, was the first international standard golf course in Siem Reap. A combination of Paspalum grasses are used on both fairways and greens, which gives the golf course its deep green color and insures a high standard of course conditions all year round. Tight fairways and undulating greens give the golf course a distinctive layout and feel.

Angkor Golf Resort: SIEM REAP, CambodiaAngkor Golf Resort

Angkor Golf Resort is considered the finest in Cambodia. Designer Sir Nick Faldo received a blessing from local monks and then opened the golf course in December 2007, his first in Cambodia. The Angkor Golf Resort brings Cambodia squarely onto the international golf destination map.

Montgomerie Links: Da Nang, VietnamMontgomerie Links

Montgomerie Links Vietnam, The Montgomerie Links site has an amazing beachscape, which makes the perfect palette for this links style course. Moving boldly over wispy Casuarina pines and sand dunes the Montgomerie Links Vietnam enjoys a wonderful links feel.

Ba Na Hills Golf Club: Da Nang, VietnamBa Na Hills Golf Club

Ba Na Hills Golf Club is laid out in several valleys of the surrounding mountain ranges and has a diverse mix holes at higher elevation with spectacular views. The front nine holes form a traditional parkland course surrounded by pine forests. The back nine play along and up-and-down the surrounding hills with many blind shots and doglegs. Bunkering at Ba Na Hills is unique with long grass around the edges and face of each hazard.

Da Nang Golf Club: Da Nang, VietnamDa Nang Golf Club

Da Nang Golf Club. Reminiscent of both Scottish links golf and Carolina sand hills golf, Australia's Great White Shark Greg Norman has created arguably Vietnam’s best course.

Van Tri Golf Club: Hanoi, VietnamVan Tri Golf Club

Play Van Tri Golf Club North Vietnam’s most exclusive private course. The course is visually stunning as various colors, textures, heights and elements of stone, water, sand, grass and trees to provide a great variety that defines each and every individual hole. Stately pine trees define most holes and small moguls dot the fairways and highlight the sharp-edged green side bunker complexes.


Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa: Bangkok, Thailand

Anantara Riverside Resort & SpaSet on the banks of the grand Chao Phraya River, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is a thriving oasis offering a unique way to experience the City of Angels. Situated on 11 riverside acres of verdant gardens, this exotic Bangkok resort seamlessly blends the thrill of urban living with the serene charms of tropical luxury. Take in the sunset from the edge of the pier, watching as river life unfolds before your eyes. Indulge in pampering spa treatments set in the tranquil environment of your own private garden. Enjoy unforgettable meals at any of our 10 bars or restaurants, each offering individual delicacies. Discover a new entertainment and lifestyle complex at Asiatique Nightmarket, Bangkok’ s latest landmark for shopping and nightlife.

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa ResortJust 10 minutes away from the famed monuments at Angkor Wat, French colonial elegance sits amidst the meticulously manicured gardens of Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort. Our Siem Reap luxury hotel proudly receives a banquet of awards each and every year. The five-star Angkor hotel’s 238 rooms and suites entreat with serene design reflecting French sophistication and yesteryear refinement. A lavish swimming pool beloved by guests is surrounded by lush and opulent landscaping. Outstanding golf is nearby at Booyoung Country Club and Sir Nick Faldo’s Angkor Golf Resort Golf while all are invited to visit the So Spa with LOccitane for revitalization in private sanctuaries.

Fusion Maia Resort: Da Nang, Vietnam

Fusion Maia Da Nang BeachA stretch of golden sand once known as China Beach on Vietnam’s central coast is home to the Fusion Maia Resort, a unique all-villa resort that dedicates itself to the art of relaxation. This health-conscious luxury property with 87 private-pool accommodation is the first hotel in Asia to include all spa treatments in the room rate. That means perks like deep massages, aromatherapy facials and mud wraps are all part of the rate. Its modern, minimalist Zen design features spacious layouts whose large bathrooms have separate bathtub and rain shower areas. All-day breakfast can be served on the beach or in the spa area. Five restaurants offer Pan-Asian dishes while Fresh serves seafood by the pool. Light refreshments are available at Tonic lounge.

Sofitel Metropole Hotel: Hanoi, Vietnam

Sofitel Metropole HanoiStep back into history at Hanoi’s most storied five-star hotel. A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia, Sofitel Metropole Hanoï welcomes you to experience her colonial grandeur and timeless elegance. Located only steps from the Opera House in Hanoi’s French Quarter, this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. Surround yourself in heritage as you stroll stately corridors and explore a dramatic past. Stand on the walkways that grace its lush courtyard lawn and immerse yourself in the hotels rich traditions. The city’s most famed restaurants and bars call the Hotel Metropole home. Dine on legendary cuisine from the French menus of Le Beaulieu to the sumptuous Italian masterpieces of Angelina to the exotic flavors of Hanoi at Spices Garden.

Indochine Sails: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Indochine Sails StateroomBacked by over twenty years’ experience hosting international guests on the area’s tranquil waters, Indochina Sails sets the standard for luxury cruising in Halong Bay. The first company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, they are now regarded as the number one choice for discerning travelers. Their fleet of six newly built wooden junks are designed in time-honored traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. The staterooms are designed and fitted to international standards, featuring a rich wooden decor, with large windows from which to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay. The comfortable bedding and luxuriant linens ensure you a restful sleep in style. Large ensuite marble bathrooms feature massage showers and deluxe towels and toiletries. It is simply the best way to experience the natural beauty and spectacular seascape of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Ground Transportation

Your local travel throughout will be provided by a PerryGolf VIP Coach & Concierge Driver.

The VIP Coach is complete with eight individual leather seats including two tables, air conditioning, CD, DVD, PA, radio, two monitors, a large fridge, panoramic views plus generous storage space for luggage and golf equipment.

Your Concierge Driver will accompany you from the time he picks you up at the airport until you are returned. Beyond being professional coach drivers, our drivers will also take care of your golf equipment, they'll assist with check-ins to your hotels and golf courses, will make dinner reservations and sightseeing suggestions. This way you can relax with complete confidence that the logistics of your vacation are in expert hands.

VIDEO of VIP Coach & Concierge Driver

Russell Kirk - Gleneagles Kings-9
Drummond Castle Gardens, Scotland
The Old Course at St Andrews by Rhet Topham
The Old Course at St Andrews by Rhet Topham
Cambo Gardens, Scotland
Cambo Gardens, Scotland
New Course at St Andrews by Russell Kirk
New Course at St Andrews by Russell Kirk


Tour Pricing Per Guest

St Andrews & Aberdeen
Old Course, Kingsbarns, Royal Aberdeen & Trump International

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Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation in hotels listed with room category and dining basis as detailed in the schedule.
  • Green fees for rounds of golf as listed in schedule.
  • Ground transportation throughout as detailed below.
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office at your destination.
  • Travel pack with useful information on areas visited in your tour.
  • Local taxes.

Not Included

Airfare to/from Australia | Individual arrival/departure airport transfers | Drinks & any meals other than specified
Personal expenses

Conditions of Your Customized Quote

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Air Services

PerryGolf offers a full service air department to assist in the planning and coordination of airline travel. We encourage you to consider traveling on our Preferred Airline; British Airways which provides an extensive route network to all of our destination cities.

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Travel Insurance

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Important Information

Changes: After deposits have been received and confirmation has been issued, any changes requested by the client are subject to an administrative fee of $50.00 per change per person in addition to any charges which may be made by suppliers for cancellations. In most cases, changes cannot be made less than 60 days before travel.

Handicap Certificate: Most courses require visitors to be a member of a recognized golf club and to hold official handicaps, with some courses imposing a maximum handicap restriction. PerryGolf endorses this viewpoint and recommends that players travel with a valid handicap certificate from their golf club which they may be required to produce. 

Golf Cart & Caddie Options: No caddies are available for hire in Spain & Portugal. Golf Carts are available at all venues and we recommend carts are booked in advance through your PerryGolf Golf Travel Specialist to guarantee availability. All carts fees are payable locally at each course by card or cash in local currency. If you prefer to walk, either with a pull cart or carrying your own bag then this option exists at most courses but we strongly recommend golf carts for certain courses, where the terrain is unsuitable, and/or walks between tee and green are too extreme. We are happy to assist in our recommendations for carts versus walking.

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