(Gleneagles, St. Andrews)
Welcome to Scotland - the home of golf! For generations, Scotland has been synonymous with phenomenal golf courses including the Old Course at St Andrews as well as many renowned links and park courses. Spend time in this magical land exploring the history, culture and golf courses as you are brought from place to place by a private chauffeur-driven vehicle. Stay in some of Scotland's most luxurious Manors and Inns and visit places of interest throughout your tour. Your experienced and knowledgeable Driver-Guide will be a key component in giving you an insight into the Scottish and their ways as well as showcasing what wonders are to be explored.
*Please note: Club rentals can be booked and pre-paid whilst caddies & carts can be booked but must be paid for directly on the golf courses.* The Old Course at St. Andrews is the cultural and historical home of golf, with the game being played here since the 15th Century. Despite its age, the wonder of the St. Andrews' Old Course has stood the test of time and continues to challenge the best golfers in the world into the 21st Century. For golfers who dream of playing St Andrews, the legendary Home of Golf, there could be no better place to stay than the five-star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Gleneagles.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Gleneagles Hotel (5*) is one of the world’s most coveted 5 star resorts, and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Set in 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, it is home to three of the top Scottish Championship Golf Courses (and will host the Ryder Cup in 2011), has the only PGA National Academy, and a wide range of exhilarating outdoor leisure activities. Throughout the hotel you will find the finest comfort – from the elegant restaurants to the luxury bedrooms and the calming environment of the spacious new destination spa by ESPA (voted Spa of the year by Conde Nast in 2010). The hotel has 232 spacious guest bedrooms, including a variety of luxury suites to suit all needs, tastes and desires.
Play a round of golf on one of the courses at Gleneagles. The King's Course, opened in 1919, is a masterpiece of design, which has tested the aristocracy of golf, both professional and amateur. James Braid's plan for the King's Course was to test even the best players' shot-making skills over the eighteen holes. Selecting the right club for each approach shot is the secret on the King's. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and exhilarating places to play golf in the world, with the springy moorland turf underfoot, the sweeping views from the tees all around, the rock-faced mountains to the north, the green hills to the south, and the peaks of the Trossachs and Ben Vorlich on the western horizon.
The Queen's Course, in its long history, has played host to some of the world's golfing greats. Threading through high ridges on the north and west sides of the estate, the Queen's offers lovely woodland settings, lochans and ditches as water hazards, as well as many moorland characteristics. At 3,192 yards long, the challenge of the first nine can be deceptive, with even some of the best players finding it a test to make par into a fresh south westerly breeze. Please let your Sales Advisor know if you have a preference of course that you would like to play today.
Stats: Kings Course: 18 holes, par 68, yards: 6,066. Queen's Course: 18 holes, par 68, yards: 5,660 (mens/yellow).
Why not consider taking in a few activities in the sumpyuous surrounds of the Gleneagles property...Consider trying your hand at clay pigeon shooting, partake in a falconry session where you can see these marvellous birds of prey at close quarters, or take a land rover excursion into the countryside./ Please speak to your Sales Advisor if any of these activities are of interest.
After breakfast this morning, play the PGA Centenary Course, created by Jack Nicklaus and a modern classic. The tees are graded at each hole in five stages, including a challenging 6,815 yards from the white markers down to 5,322 from the red. Fittingly, the PGA Centenary Course begins by playing southeast towards the glen, sweeping up the Ochil Hills to the summit of the pass below Ben Shee which joins it to Glendevon. A feature of the course is the feast of views of the spectacular countryside in which Gleneagles is set. Putting on the two-tier second green, you are distracted by the lush panorama of the rich Perthshire straths. As you move westwards over the next few holes, the rugged Grampians come into view on the right, then distantly purple ahead, Ben Vorlich and the mountains above the Trossachs.
Stats: 18 holes, par 73, yards: 6,366 (mens/yellow).
You will have at your disposal a dedicated Old Course Experience representative to co-ordinate your itinerary prior to arrival and available throughout your stay.
Experience another golf round today.
Kingsbarns Golf Course is the most recent addition to Fife's golf coast, and has quickly developed a reputation as one of the finest links courses in Scotland. The greens at Kingsbarns are a unique aspect of the golf course. Their contours reflect the topography of surrounding landforms and can be intuited from considerable distance. This is important because green contours at Kingsbarns have meaning to the links-style forward release of the ball and therefore to angles of approach which result from lines of play chosen at the tee.
Carnoustie stands as one of the oldest courses in the world, having been played by all the great names of golf, but Ben Hogan’s memorable 1953 performance has led to a close association with the course for many golfer. With a daunting cocktail of gales, thick rough and devilish bunkers, Carnoustie has earned its reputation as the most challenging course in Britain, and should not be missed when planning a Scotland golf package.
Transfer from your hotel to Old Course. After the golf round concludes you will return to your accommodation.
Lunch will be served in the clubhouse restaurant at Kingsbarns.
Please note: Non golfer program includes bed and breakfast and 3 course dinner on one evening.
Dinner not included.
The Old Course Hotel (5*) is a luxurious hotel located on the world’s most famous golf course, in St. Andrews. There are 144 lavishly refurbished bedrooms and suites, designed with rich red divine opulence, silk lined walls, private balconies. The Old Course Hotel offers an outstanding collection of bars and restaurants to suit all including Sands Grill for relaxed dining and The Jigger Inn, fondly referred to as ‘the towns best 19th hole’ and much loved by the many celebrities who visit. Guests can enjoy the 20 meter pool, relaxation area and rooftop hot tub, as well as the 11 golf courses around the hotel, including its own championship course.
Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
All golfers playing The Old Course must be in possession of a valid handicap certificate showing a handicap of 24 or less for men and 36 or less for ladies.
**Please note that the sequence of tee times each day may change due to availability of Old Course Tee Times**
Spend a wonderful day golfing in one of the best places in the world for golf. Despite its age, the wonder of the St. Andrews' Old Course has stood the test of time and continues to challenge the best golfers in the world into the 21st Century. You’ll experience famous features along the way such as the enormous Hell bunker, the Road Hole, site of so many famous Open Championship moments, and the Swilken Bridge. Created by Mother Nature and only touched by man in the later stages of her evolution, the ‘Old Lady’ serves as a masterclass to any would-be golf designer.
Transfer from your hotel to Kingsbarns or Carnoustie. After the golf round concludes you will return to your accommodation.
Lunch will be served in the clubhouse restaurant.
In the evening you will enjoy a 3 course dinner.
Transfer from your hotel to New, Jubilee or Castle Course. After the golf round concludes you will return to your accommodation.
Today will be enjoyed playing a round on the New Course or Jubilee Course. Please let your Sales Advisor know in advance what your course choice is so that it may be arranged in advance.
The New Course is often regarded as the oldest "new" course in the world. A classic links course with undulating fairways and delightfully challenging greens, it eas set out in 1895 by Old Tom Morris. This classic links course offers a first class golfing challenge. The course has the traditional out and back layout, with the 18th green just to the right of the first tee. It also has, in the great St Andrews tradition, shared fairways and even a double green at the 3rd and 15th holes.
The Jubilee Course has developed from a basic 12-hole layout into what many consider to be the toughest test of golf at St Andrews. Created on a narrow strip of prime golfing land between the New Course and the sea, the Jubilee was originally intended for ladies and beginners. In 1988 the re-design of the Jubilee to championship standard was carried out by Donald Steel. The teeing grounds were raised, not only providing wonderful views of the Links, but also exposing the golfers to the winds which sweep in from the bay. Mr. Steel's redesigned course now plays at 6,742 yards and is a real test for all golfers.
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