Arrival: Inverness or Aberdeen
Departure: Glasgow or Edinburgh
1. Castle Stuart, 2. Royal Dornoch, 3. Gleneagles PGA, 4. Kingsbarns or St Andrews Old Course,
5. North Berwick, 6. Muirfield, 7. Royal Troon, 8. Turnberry Ailsa
Accommodation: Ness Walk Hotel
On arrival at Inverness airport your private driver will be waiting and you will be chauffeured to Ness Walk Hotel.
After a long day of travelling we recommend a recuperation day and enjoying the fantastic facilities at the 5 Star Ness Walk Hotel.
Accommodation: Ness Walk Hotel
Golf Course: Castle Stuart
In the morning your driver will transport you to the magnificent Castle Stuart Golf Links, just outside Inverness.
With stunning views over the Moray Firth and the vast hills and mountains oversea, it’s easy to see why this course has received such high praise and worldwide acclaim for its location and design. Castle Stuart was recently voted number 87 in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses in the World and has played host to The Scottish Open for three successive years.
After an entertaining day of Golf you will be taken to the nearby Boath House Hotel for a fabulous Fine Dining Lunch, before returning to Inverness and your 5 Star accommodation Ness Walk Hotel.
Accommodation: Ness Walk Hotel
Golf Course: Royal Dornoch
On Day 3 a truly spellbinding course awaits.
The links of the famous Royal Dornoch Golf Club is simply one of the finest golf courses in the world.
A charmingly remote setting is the only reason this course is not a more predominant feature in major championship golf.
Embrace the challenge and beauty of Royal Dornoch.
After you have completed your round at Royal Dornoch, you will make the short journey in to the historic town of Dornoch, for a spot of lunch at Dornoch Castle.
Sitting directly opposite the 12th century Dornoch Cathedral makes this an idyllic setting, and with it’s own whisky distillery in the hotel you are sure to enjoy this stop.
Your driver will then transport you back to Inverness for your final night at Ness Walk Hotel.
Accommodation: Gleneagles Resort
Travel & Activities Day
On this day you will make the journey from Inverness to Perthshire, in the heart of Scotland.
Enroute you will visit Dalwhinnie Distillery for a fabulous tasting experience.
No trip to Scotland would be complete without a visit to our famous malt whisky distilleries.
You will then stop for lunch at The House of Bruar. An upscale department store and one of Scotland’s most prestigious. With an award winning food hall and an extensive range of high quality products within their shop, it is well worth the visit.
You will then arrive at the world famous resort of Gleneagles. You will stay in the 5 star luxury Gleneagles Hotel which has an array of facilities including a spa, three championship golf courses and a double Michelin stars restaurant. You can enjoy the fantastic facilities before getting a good nights rest.
Accommodation: Gleneagles Resort
Golf Course: PGA Centenary Course
After a luxurious breakfast you will make the short trip to the first tee at the PGA Centenary Course. We recommend visiting the top class driving range and short game area. You will be given a complimentary basket of balls and you will have the chance to iron out in chinks in your swing.
The PGA Centenary Course was designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and has been described by many as a “modern classic”. The course is set in the heart of the Perthshire countryside and you will be treated to spectacular views. There are 5 sets of tees and depending on how brave you are you can either play off the Tiger tees (6815 Yards) or go right down to the red markers (5,322 Yards). Our tip is to take enough club, as the majority of the trouble lies short of the green. Being a Nicklaus design many of his trademark features are in place including impressive bunkering and large undulating greens.
After your round on the PGA Centenary course we suggest having lunch at the Dormie Clubhouse.
Then take advantage of the hotel’s spa facilities which are amongst the best in the country.
Accommodation: Old Course Hotel, St Andrews
Golf Course: Kingsbarns or Old Course (Ballot Entry)
On day six you will either play Kingsbarns or The Old Course. We cannot guarantee tee times for the Old Course but we can enter you into the ballot. The ballot is a lottery which is drawn two days before in the afternoon. If you are selected you will get a tee time at the famous Old Course. The Old Course really is a once in a life time experience, from the very first tee shot, you will feel the deeply rooted history that encompasses this famous course. From the iconic double greens to the famous 17th road hole, your round at the Old Course will be a magical experience.
If you do not get a tee time from the ballot you will play at Kingsbarns Golf Club. Kingsbarns Golf Club is regularly voted in the top ten courses in Scotland and joint hosts The Alfred Dunhill Championship each year with The Old Course and Carnoustie. Kingsbarns opened in 2000 and became an instant classic. With breath taking views over the north sea Kingsbarns is built on perfect links terrain. Smooth undulating fairways, true greens and the fresh sea breeze makes Kingsbarns one of the best modern links courses in the world.
Your private driver will escort you to the “Auld Grey Toon” of St Andrews. Famously the “home of golf”, you will stay in the “Old Course Hotel” which has panoramic views over the Old Course and West Sands beach. We suggest talking a walk around the Old Course and getting a photo at Swilken Bridge, where so many of the golfing greats have crossed.
Accommodation: Greywalls Hotel
Golf Course: Muirfield
Greywalls Hotel awaits you and is situated at the famous Muirfield Golf Course and has outstanding views over the 18th and 9th green. The hotel provides high quality food and service. We recommend visiting the nearby town of Gullane which has an array of great restaurants and traditional pubs. Gullane is a golfing town and is surrounded by 3 golf courses, the most well-known being Gullane No 1 which has hosted the Scottish Open.
After checking in your bags you will make the short walk to the first tee at Muirfield, formally known as the “Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers”.
Muirfield embodies the true meaning of links golf, with natural dunes, undulating fairways and testing greens. The course has been described as an “architectural golfing masterpiece” and to date has held 15 open championships. It is hard to pick one flagship hole, when all 18 holes at Murifield have been beautifully crafted but the 13th hole defiantly stands out. The 13th is a testing par three, 190 yards up a hill, with five intimidating bunkers peppered around the green.
Muirfield is one of the trickiest courses in Scotland but you will be provided with a knowledgeable caddy who will keep you on the right track.
Accommodation: Loch Green House
Golf Course: North Berwick
North Berwick West Links
After a great days golfing on the West Links your private driver will take you West to the Ayrshire Coast to you accommodation for the evening, Loch Green House Hotel in Troon. Set in 30 acres of magical countryside and woodland, Loch Green House is arguably the most beautiful hotel in Ayrshire. With a luxury spa and fine dining options you can make use of the hotels fabulous facilities before your round at Royal Troon in the morning.
Golf Course: Royal Troon
Your driver will escort you to the iconic Royal Troon Golf Club.
Royal Troon has hosted over 8 open championships and is considered one of the finest links courses in the country. Originally a 5 hole course Royal Troon was initiated after a local pub meeting. The club hosted its first open championship in 1923 and is on the open rota to this very day.
The course is an example of a classic Scottish links course design. The front 9 holes go out and the second 9 come back. The first couple of holes run alongside the Firth of Clyde and one can take in the beautiful views. The course is a delight on the eye with traditional pot bunkers, smatterings of gorse and tightly cut fairways. The flagship hole has to be the 8th “postage stamp”, although the shortest hole in Open gold, this fiddly par 3 has taken many victims over the years.
After a long day battling the links you will be taken to Trump Turnberry. Trump Turnberry is one of the finest hotels in Ayrshire and reflects Trumps reputation for creating hotels of the highest standard. This is the perfect venue to kick back and relax after a long day on the links. Take in the fresh Scottish air, fine dining and beautiful views of the Ayrshire Coastline.
Accommodation: Trump Turnberry
Golf Course: Turnberry Alisa
After a luxurious breakfast you will head down to the 1st tee. The service at Trump Turnberry is to the highest standard and connoisseurs will be on hand to help with your clubs. You will be met on the tee by experienced local caddies that will guide you round this formidable links course.
Four open championships have been hosted at this prestigious links and most golfing greats have graced the cherished Turnberry turf at least once. Set in the natural beauty of the Ayrshire coastline, the views are unbeatable with the Alisa Craig and Arran acting as scenic back drops.
Since the redevelopments made by Martin Ebert in June 2016, the course has received rampant applause and even got voted the number one course in the UK/Ireland by Golf Monthly. The course is a traditional out and back layout with outstanding views of the Atlantic Ocean. The 4th to the 11th is thrilling and the 9th is the standout hole, where one has to drive over the coastline to a undulating fairway. You will see the signature lighthouse and enjoy the breath taking views.
After a long day battling one of the toughest courses in Scotland you will relax in the splendour of Trump Turnberry.
Your Scottish golfing adventure finishes on this day and we will be transfer you to Glasgow Airport where you will say farewell to the home of golf.