Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Best of Scotland (10 nights / 13 games)

The Best of Scotland (10 nights / 13 games)
The Best of Scotland is incorporated into this 10 night, 13 game getaway. The schedule is hectic but manageable and the end memory will last a lifetime. The top quality courses in Scotland have been included and many have hosted the Open Championship over the years.

Package Details

No. Days 11
GOLFSelectRef: T1654
Starting Price:

Flights Arrival into Glasgow Airport and transfer to accommodation. Golf is optional depending on arrival time.
Accommodation The Westin Turnberry Resort 
Golf 09:00 AM Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Golf 02:00 PM Prestwick Golf Club (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation The Westin Turnberry Resort 
Golf 10:00 AM Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa 
Golf 10:00 AM Muirfield (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa 
Golf 09:00 AM Gullane Golf Club - No. 1 Course (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Golf 02:00 PM North Berwick Golf Club (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa 
Golf 10:00 AM St Andrews Links - Old Course (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Fairmont St Andrews 
Golf 10:00 AM Kingsbarns Golf Links (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Fairmont St Andrews 
Golf 09:00 AM Gleneagles - Kings Course (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Golf 02:00 PM Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Carnoustie Golf Hotel 
Golf 10:00 AM Royal Aberdeen Golf Club (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Malmaison Hotel Glasgow 
Golf 10:00 AM Cruden Bay (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Malmaison Hotel Glasgow 
Flights Check out of accommodation and head home dreaming about your next trip.

Golf Courses

Gleneagles - Kings Course

Auchterarder, Perthshire, SCO, PH3 1NF.
Region: Scotland - Edinburgh & South East

Gleneagles - Kings Course

The King's Course, opened in 1919, 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. When they play the King's the world's greatest golfers admire the cunning and craft with which he achieved that goal.

Par (Length): 75 (6790m)
Design: James Braid (1919)

Gullane Golf Club - No. 1 Course

, Gullane, East Lothian, SCO, EH31 2BB.
Region: Scotland - Edinburgh & South East

Gullane Golf Club - No. 1 Course

The eighteen holes of Gullane No.1 Course were established in 1884. The well maintained greens, links grasses, numerous bunkers and sea breezes make a unique challenge for the serious golfer.

Par (Length): 71 (5913m)
Design: (1884)

Muirfield

Duncur Road, Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, SCO, EH31 2EG.
Region: Scotland - Edinburgh & South East

Muirfield

Muirfield is the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers whose records date back to 1744. Muirfield Golf Course is simply unique with many memories of Open Championships and possessing some of the most memorable holes in golf, Muirfield Golf Course will captivate any player.

Par (Length): 6616 (71m)
Design: Old Tom Morris (1891)

North Berwick Golf Club

Beach Road, North Berwick, East Lothian, SCO, EH39 4BB.
Region: Scotland - Edinburgh & South East

North Berwick Golf Club

North Berwick Golf Club provides a perfect blend of tradition, hospitality and a unique golfing challenge. The course is a true Links, starting in the town centre and stretching west along the shores of the Firth of Forth.

Par (Length): 71 (6041m)
Design: (1832)

Machrihanish Golf Club

, Campbeltown. Argyll, SCO, PA28 6PT.
Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Machrihanish Golf Club

Machrihanish Golf Club is situated on the Kintyre Peninsula 140 miles by road from Glasgow. The superior natural 18 hole golf course is well known throughout the world, voted to have "the best opening hole in golf" by golf architects and players and listed in the top 100 golf courses outside the USA by the Golfer's Digest.

Par (Length): 70 (5858m)
Design: ()

Prestwick Golf Club

2 Links Road, Prestwick, SCO, KA9 1QG.
Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club is situated just half an hour south west of Glasgow on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast. A stretch of land unequalled anywhere in the world for prime golfing terrain.

Par (Length): 71 (6158m)
Design: (1851)

Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course

Craigend Road, Troon, Ayrshire, SCO, KA10 6EP.
Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course

Royal Troon's Old Course is regarded as one of the great links courses in Scotland. It is a challenging test of golfing ability with the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom.

Par (Length): 71 (6537m)
Design: Willie Fernie (1878)

Royal Troon Golf Club - Portland Course

Craigend Road, Troon, Ayrshire, SCO, KA10 6EP.
Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Royal Troon Golf Club - Portland Course

Although a links course, the Portland is a little more sheltered than the Old Course and, of course, shorter. The holes meander through terrain filled with gorse and broom and has a generous helping of Par 3's, five in all. This is tempered however, with four Par 5's, all of which are on the back nine.

Par (Length): 70 (5240m)
Design: (1895)

Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course

, Turnberry, Ayrshire, SCO, KA26 9LT.
Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course

The most junior of Open venues, the Ailsa course at Turnberry is nevertheless one of the best and toughest challenges in championship golf.

Par (Length): 72 (5855m)
Design: Willie Fernie (1909)

Cruden Bay

Aulton Road, Cruden Bay,, Peterhead, SCO, AB42 0NN.
Region: Scotland - Highlands & North East

Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay Golf Course creates unique challenges demanding the skills of power, placement and fine judgement upon the discerning golfer. Set against a backdrop of subtly contoured greens and magnificent panoramic views, a visit to Cruden Bay will be a most memorable one.

Par (Length): 70 (5848m)
Design: Old Tom Morris (1899)

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

Balgownie Links, Links Rd, Aberdeen, SCO, AB23 8AT.
Region: Scotland - Highlands & North East

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

The course runs essentially out and back along the North Sea shore. The outward nine (which is arguably acknowledged as one of the finest in links golf anywhere in the world) cuts its way through some wonderful dune formation and the inland nine on the plateau.

Par (Length): 71 (5695m)
Design: Archie and Robert Simpson (1780)

Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course

Links Parade, Carnoustie, Angus, SCO, DD7 7JE.
Region: Scotland - St. Andrews & East

Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course

Golf has been played over the links at Carnoustie Golf Links since the 1500s but the present course came into being in 1850 when it was designed by Alan Robertson of St Andrews. It has had some modificiations since then, however since 1937 it has remained untouched. Carnoustie provides the same challenge for the modern golfer that confronted players nearly 70 years ago.

Par (Length): 72 (6941m)
Design: Alan Robertson (1850)

Kingsbarns Golf Links

, Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife, SCO, KY16 8QD.
Region: Scotland - St. Andrews & East

Kingsbarns Golf Links

While its golf origins date back to 1793, the multi-award-winning Kingsbarns Golf Links only opened in the summer of 2000. It immediately established itself as one of the worlds must-play links courses debuting at 46th on Golf Magazines Top 100 Worldwide list.

Par (Length): 72 (7126m)
Design: Mark Parsinen and Kyle Phillips (2000)

St Andrews Links - Old Course

West Sands Road, St Andrews, Fife, SCO, KY16 9XL.
Region: Scotland - St. Andrews & East

St Andrews Links - Old Course

The Old Course at St Andrews is a must for all avid golfers, who should make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. This is where it all started the undoubted Home of Golf.

Par (Length): 72 (6721m)
Design: ()

NOTE: A number of private golf clubs require that visitors have a registered handicap and are members of a recognised interstate or overseas golf club. Documentary proof is generally required. In such cases, GOLFSelect will request that each member of the group supplies a letter of introduction from his or her golf club. Golf clubs that have this requirement are listed with the comment "Letter of introduction required".

Suggested Accommodation

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa
Cromwell Road, North Berwick, East Lothian, SCO, EH39 4LZ.
Region: Scotland - Edinburgh & South East
Rating: 4.5 star
Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

The Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa is at the heart of the East Lothian golfing coast, the hotel overlooks the 16th green of North Berwick?s Championship West Links course, which threads along the edge of the Forth of Firth.


Malmaison Hotel Glasgow
278 West George St, Glasgow, SCO, G2 4LL.
Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West
Rating: -
Malmaison Hotel Glasgow

Malmaison Hotel Glasgow offers 72 spacious rooms - some with French windows and all individually designed exuding classic contemporary style.


The Westin Turnberry Resort
, Turnberry, Ayrshire, , .
Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West
Rating: 5.0 star
The Westin Turnberry Resort

The Westin Turnberry Resort,offers sophisticated accommodation, fine dining, world class golf, revitalising spa treatments and thrilling outdoor pursuits in a truly beautiful 800 acre estate.


Carnoustie Golf Hotel
The Links, Carnoustie, Angus, SCO, DD7 7JE.
Region: Scotland - St. Andrews & East
Rating: 4.0 star
Carnoustie Golf Hotel

Carnoustie Golf Hotel is one of Scotland?s premium destinations for guests seeking luxury golfing and leisure facilities. The hotel itself has 75 ensuite bedrooms, providing enviable views over the infamous Championship golf course or the sea.


Fairmont St Andrews
, St Andrews, SCO, .
Region: Scotland - St. Andrews & East
Rating: 5.0 star
Fairmont St Andrews

Since opening in the spring of 2001, Fairmont St Andrews has become renowned for its luxury and providing an excellent standard of service.


GOLFSelect Contact Details

For more information about this itinerary, please contact:

Consultant: Gary Lisbon
Telephone: +61-3-9563-6776, +61-418-465-337 (mobile)
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Client Testimonials
Dear Matthew, The golf trip was fantastic. The drivers were helpful the courses were wonderful the accom was fine and the transfers were fine. We have already mapped out next years tour but no doubt Gary will be on to you about this. I think GOLFSelect's service is wonderful. We just had a wonderful week. Thank you for all your help. Kind regards, John.
John M, Auckland, NZ
Both the Taupo courses were great, quite different – had my best score at Kinloch! The resort courses were wonderfully presented, excellent service and facilities. Difficult to say which 2 were the best. All 3 resorts were excellent but the service/staff at Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnapper was exceptional. Would use you guys again and recommend you to anybody thinking of doing something similar. Very happy customers! No improvements, just great and thank you for all your efforts on our behalf.
Carl D, Melbourne.
We really enjoyed our trip down under and appreciate the quality of the arrangements you made. Really just a positive experience all around and full of great memories. We have several friends who we have spoken to about doing a golf trip down under and we will certainly refer them your way for arrangements. Chris and I look forward to you visiting for a round with us on our home course so we can earn our money back. Once again thanks for the wonderful memories and friendship.
Scott H, York, PA, USA
We had an absolute ball. I cant thankyou enough for help through out the whole booking process. The transfers were very professional. As for the golf...Spectacular. Royal Melb was a little under-conditioned with the new fairways but the course layout was great. Kingston Heath-The course was impeccable. It is a day that we will all rememeber till we die. The Heritage-The greens were the best we played all weekend. Woodlands-Bunkers are sensational as are the greens.
Scott M., Sydney, Aus
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