DATES & RATES
Hotels in Scotland & Ireland
Old Course Hotel, St. Andrews * Five Star
Bordering the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course, the Old Course Hotel overlooks the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. This prestigious AA Five Star-awarded hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and is recognized as one of Europe’s leading resorts. The Old Course Hotel features a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, and French designer Jacques Garcia designed many of the hotel’s suites. Located just a short stroll from the historic university town of St Andrews, it’s a great vacation spot for golfers and non-golfers alike.
The Fairmont, St. Andrews * Five Star
The 520 acre five star Fairmont St Andrews resort encapsulates luxury, elegance and truly breathtaking surroundings in the ‘Home of Golf’. A truly unique and special venue that makes your visit one to remember, with its lavish and stunning surroundings, peaceful setting and stunning cliff top views of St Andrews and the North Sea. The resort prides itself with an array of fabulous facilities including two championship Golf Courses, The Kittocks and The Torrance, excellent dining experiences for every palette, ranging from our new Italian eatery La Cucina to St Andrews Bar and Grill serving the freshest of Steak and Seafood. All of our 209 luxury guestrooms are spacious and well-proportioned with thoughtful Scottish touches. Our sumptuous Signature Spa offers a range of treatments including locally-themed massages, facial and relaxation therapies using exclusive Aromatherapy Associates products in 12 chic treatment rooms. The spacious swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and relaxation room complete the experience, helping you to relax and unwind. Whatever the occasion, Fairmont St Andrews really is the perfect location to turn your getaway into a treasured memory.
Enjoy luxury accommodation in St Andrews, Scotland, with stunning surroundings and mind blowing views over the North Sea and Tay Estuary.
King Size beds, thick, soft duvet covers and five star amenities will make you melt into relaxation as soon as you arrive at Fairmont St Andrews. Our stunning luxury accommodation boasts a plethora of space and luxury touches. Our Fairmont guestrooms have an option of king or twin room – the twin boasts two queen size beds for ultimate comfort.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a little extra space, our selection of suites are the perfect option with stunning sea views. If you require something truly unforgettable for that special occasion treat yourself to the “Kingdom of Fife” presidential suite. Or if you desire a home away from home our two, four-bedroom Manor Homes allow you the flexibility and convenience of home style comfort with the amenities of the resort at your disposal.
Best Large Hotel of the Year 2015 (Scottish Golf Tourism Awards) and European Golf Resort of the Year 2012 (IAGTO)
The Radisson Blu, Edinburgh
The Radisson Blu is located on the Royal Mile and directly across the street is the world famous original Royal Mile Tavern.
Stay on the historic Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, just a short walk to major city center attractions. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh is within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish Parliament and Edinburgh’s famous shopping thoroughfare, Princes Street. Our hotel is also within easy reach of Holyrood Palace and Holyrood Park, just adjacent. The park’s highest point is the extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat. Take a short walk to the top and find stunning views of this unique capital city.
Each of our 238 stylish rooms and suites offer modern conveniences such as a pillow menu and free high-speed wireless Internet access. With two on-site restaurants, you won’t have to go far for a delicious meal either—or, if you prefer, just stay in and order room service.
When you’re not out exploring the Gothic architecture and stunning scenery of Scotland’s capital, book a massage or beauty treatment at Melrose Spa. Or work out at our Health Club, enjoying the state of the art gymnasium, heated swimming poll, steam room and sauna.
IRELAND HOTEL IN DUBLIN
The Fitzwilliam Hotel *Five Star
CITY CENTER LOCATION FOR A FIVE-STAR DUBLIN HOTEL
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin is a top choice for a luxury Dublin hotel. The property offers spacious five-star accommodations, a dedicated staff, on-site spa, and fine dining. Minutes away from the best of the city, from entertainment to shopping to sightseeing, guests will enjoy a total comfortable and welcoming experience. For your next vacation in Dublin, choose a prestigious stay at The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin.
The Westbury Hotel * Five Star
Designed to the highest standards, The Westbury hotel’s 178 Guest Rooms and 27 Suites are furnished with custom-woven Irish wool carpets, soft mohair-covered George Smith chairs and sumptuous silk blackout curtains. Blocks from the Temple Bar entertainment district.
We will play five of the courses below. We list more than five because of the limited time, space and extreme popularity of these iconic courses. Our first choice and standard selection in Scotland is “The Old Course” (with ballot win), “The New Course”, “The Duke” and the Hotel Fairmont “The Kittocks or Torrance Course” and in Ireland we play "The Portmarnock " and "The Howth Course".
OLD COURSE (ST.ANDREWS LINKS COURSE)
6721 yards, par 72
Follow in the footsteps of legends
The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognized across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all.
The Castle Course (St.Andrews Links Course)
6759 yards, par 71
The newest addition to St Andrews Links, The Castle Course opened in 2008 becoming the seventh course at the Home of Golf and part of the largest public golfing complex in Europe. Set on a rugged cliff-top with spectacular views over St Andrews, The Castle Course offers a memorable golfing experience.
The New Course (St.Andrews Links Course)
6625 yards, par 71
The oldest ‘new’ course in the world, the second course at the Home of Golf was built by the Keeper of the Green Tom Morris in 1895 and it was imaginatively named to differentiate from its famous neighbor. Boasting undulating fairways and challenging greens, the New Course is a classic test of Links golf.
Jubilee Course (St.Andrews Links Course)
6742 yards, par 72
The third championship course at the Home of Golf, the Jubilee is considered by many to be the most challenging course on the famous Links. Built in 1897, it was originally intended for use by ladies and beginners; however, after seeing its prime golfing location between the New Course and the sea, the Jubilee was converted to a championship layout in 1988.
Eden Course (St.Andrews Links Course)
6250 yards, par 70
Only slightly more forgiving than its contemporaries on the seaward side of the Links, the Eden Course was built in 1914 by Harry S. Colt whose use of natural boundaries and severe bunkers provides a course full of character.
The Duke’s, St Andrews
With a spectacular setting above St Andrews, the championship course at The Duke’s gives magnificent panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the sea.
The Duke’s is highly regarded as one of the finest heathland championship courses in the British Isles and a must-play course for any golfer. Its style ranks alongside the great inland challenges, which demand accuracy and inventive play as well as power golf. And with five separate tee positions at every hole, The Duke’s has the flexibility and challenge to appeal to golfers at every level, with the venue being chosen to host the 2014 International European Amateur Championship, one of the four majors in the world of amateur golf.
Fairmont St. Andrews
Golf courses in Scotland are among the best in the world and Fairmont St Andrews, situated in the “Home of Golf”, is proud to be recognized as one of the top golf resorts – voted 18th in “The World’s Top Golf Resorts” by Conde Nast Traveler reader’s poll & ranked number 22 in “The World’s Best Golf Hotels” by Golf Digest.
Fairmont St Andrews has also been awarded IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year 2012 and Resort Hotel of The Year at The Golf Tourism Scotland Awards – The fourth time in five years! With our two superb golf courses, The Torrance and The Kittocks, you can elevate your game just by stepping on the course.
The Torrance Course
The Kittocks Course
Portmarnock Golf Club
The championship course at Portmarnock Golf Club is, without question, one of the finest links layouts in the world, which is interesting as there is no famous architect name tied to this course. Opened in December 1894 as a 9-hole course, then extended in 1896 and 1971, it is classic links golf at its best and only gets better with time. The course hosted the Walker Cup in 1991, the first year it was televised. Voted as one of the best by the European PGA Tour players, Portmarnock Golf Club is located only 10 miles to the north of Dublin on Ireland’s east coast. Portmarnock Golf Club sits majestically on a narrow tongue of shallow dune land. And as a measure of its enduring quality, it remains one of the most respected venues in world golf. No other Irish course has been graced by so many distinguished players in a rich history encompassing a broad sweep of significant events. It is where Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead successfully followed its serpentine route through classic link land on their way to victory in the 1960 Canada Cup. These events, along with 19 staging’s of the European Tour’s Irish Open Championship, reflect the quality of a searching examination across the link’s twenty-seven holes. We look forward to warmly welcoming you to play our Championship links, which are rated consistently at the top of national polls, including the Golf Digest rankings.
Howth Golf Club
Situated in one of the most idyllic and unique settings amidst the Hill of Howth – Dublin, Howth Golf Club offers spectacular views over Dublin Bay, South towards Wicklow and North over the islands of Ireland’s Eye and Lambay as far as the Cooley and Mourne Mountains. The golf course is just 40 minutes away from Dublin city center by car. Howth is a true Heathland Course situated a stone’s throw away from Dublin city.
Founded in Dublin circa 1916 the heath land links style course was designed by the renowned golfer and course architect James Braid, a 5 times winner of “The Open” Golf Championship who can count the design of the prestigious Kings and Queens Courses at Gleneagles amongst his greatest achievements. James was well known for including dog leg design golf holes in his course designs and the 5th hole in particular is an excellent example of how he blended a great golf hole into the unique Howth Heathers. The exceptional views from the 16th tee are worthy of mention in any golf guide.
Howth Golf Club – Dublin is the perfect blend of old and new. Traditional and modern trends have helped maintain the character of the golf course originally envisioned by James Braid, a special place to play golf we are sure he would be proud of today.
(10 days of unbelievable Golf and tour)
Day 1 Leave home, fly into Edinburgh, Scotland
Day 2 Arrive Edinburgh early morning, drive to St. Andrews.
Day 3 Day of Golf in and around St. Andrews.
Day 4 Day of Golf in and around St. Andrews.
Day 5 Day of Golf in and around St. Andrews.
Day 6 Drive to Edinburgh/Stirling for a full day of sightseeing.
Day 7 Fly from Edinburgh to Dublin
Day 8 Day of Golf in and around Dublin,
Day 9 Day of Golf in and around Dublin, Temple Bar
Day 10 Full day of sightseeing in and around Dublin.
Day 11 Fly back home out of Dublin, Ireland.
Based on 4 golfers for 10 nights & 5 rounds along with private round trip transfers where needed in Scotland and Ireland…the tour rate is based on a ballot/lottery chance for the Old Course at St. Andrews. Five Star, Hotel Fairmont or the Five Star, Old Course Hotel or the Four Star Hotel du Vin in St. Andrews as the accommodations and another Five Star, Hotel Fitzwilliam or Westbury Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
For the Old Course at St. Andrews, unless a tee time has been reserved and announced in advance, tee times at St. Andrews are arranged through “the ballot” two days before play. If unsuccessful on the 1st attempt, a 2nd attempt will be made (and so forth). Old & New Courses at St. Andrews…if the ballot is successful, we will pay the green fee direct on your behalf. If the ballot is not successful, alternate golf will be booked and paid directly on your behalf. The advantage of being in St. Andrews for the duration is that you will have multiple attempts at the ballot (our office will take care of the procedures).
2018 FOUR GOLFERS
Sunday – Depart USA
Monday – Arrive Edinburgh, Fairmont Hotel or Old Course Hotel or Hotel du Vin, St. Andrews – Superior Town View Rooms (x2)
Tuesday – Play at Old Course, St. Andrews (ballot) or play alternative back up course if not chosen via ballot.
Wednesday – Play at New Course, St. Andrews (tba)
Thursday – Play at The Duke’s Course, St. Andrews (tba)
Friday – Drive to Edinburgh for a full day of sightseeing on your own, Radisson Blu Hotel on the famous Royal Mile-Deluxe Room (X2)
Saturday – Fly from Edinburgh to Dublin, Ireland (morning)
Sunday – Play Portmarnock Golf Club, Ireland, Hotel Fitzwilliam or The Westbury (both Five Star) – Deluxe Rooms (x2)
Monday – Play Howth Golf Club, Dublin
Tuesday – Full day of Sightseeing on your own in and around Dublin
Wednesday – Depart for Home
SIGHTSEEING: Falkland Palace
The Royal Palace of Falkland was the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary Queen of Scots. Built between 1502 and 1541, it is a prime example of Renaissance architecture. The Royal Tennis Court, reputably the world’s oldest, is still in use today. Located near St. Andrews.
SIGHTSEEING: St. Andrews Castle and St. Andrews Cathedral
Visit two of the most important symbols of St. Andrews’ past. The Castle of the Archbishop of St. Andrews offers a fascinating look at the history of the castle, with its fascination mine and counter-mine, rate examples of mediaeval siege techniques, and the bottle dungeon hollowed out of solid rock from which death was the only release. The remains of the Cathedral are nearby and give a vivid impression of what was once the largest cathedral in Scotland. Visitors are encouraged to climb St. Rule’s Tower for a unmatched view of the town.
SIGHTSEEING: St. Andrews University
The University is the oldest in Scotland and belongs to the era when Europe had many important centers of learning. It was founded in 1410 by Scottish academics who had studied abroad and received papal authorization in 1414. You can visit the quads of two of the colleges – St. Salvator’s and St. Mary’s. Many of the original university buildings have been replaced and many more have been added, but a thorn tree planted by Mary Queen of Scots still survives in St. Mary’s quad.
SIGHTSEEING: Glamis Castle
Travel to the country town of Forfar to visit Glamis Castle. Glamis has been a royal residence since 1372 and was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother. It was also claimed by Shakespeare for the legendary setting of Macbeth. The Castle is now open to the public and four 17th-century cottages have been turned into the Angus Folk Museum. The museum describes the nature of domestic and agricultural life over the past 200 years. Located near St. Andrews.
Attractions include magnificent Edinburgh Castle (only a couple blocks away from our hotel and perched high on a craggy cliff overlooking the city), Holyrood Palace, The Royal Mile, and Princes Street.
Walk threw one of the most famous castles in all of Europe, Stirling Castle made famous by the movie Braveheart, where William Wallace fought with Robert the Bruce. Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most historically important sites and was once a favored residence of the Stewart kings and queens who held grand celebrations at the castle.
Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to Stirling Castle to revel in its grandeur with its superb sculptures and beautiful gardens. It was a favored residence of the Stewart kings and queens who held grand celebrations from christenings to coronations.
Today you can meet the costumed characters in the roles of bodyguards, court officials, maids of honor and servants who will welcome you into 16th century life. Families can have fun in the palace vaults where children can try out activities such as dressing in period costume and playing medieval instruments.
Explore the city of Dublin. Dublin is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities and all the important sights are within walking distance. The major sights: Trinity College Library and the ‘Book of Kells’; the National Gallery of Ireland; Dublin Castle; Christ Church Cathedral and the Guinness Brewery. In addition, Grafton Street offers shops galore and the Temple Bar area is the place to be for exciting nightlife.
Travel south of Dublin to Wicklow and explore the beautiful and ancient Glendalough, St. Kevin’s monastery and enjoy the famous gardens of Powerscourt estate. Wicklow is known as ‘The Garden of Ireland.’
Dates & Rates
Dates & Rates (10 day Golf & Tour)
Sunday June 3rd - Tuesday June 12th | $7,789
Sunday June 17th - Tuesday June 26th | $7,789
Sunday July 1st - Tuesday July 10th | $7,789
Sunday July 8th - Tuesday July 17th, | $7,789
Sunday July 22nd - Tuesday July 31st | $7,789
The Legendary Scotland/Ireland Golf Getaway
$7,789 per golfer, based on double occupancy (US Dollars)
Price is based on 4 passengers sharing private round transfers in Scotland and in Ireland
Price is based on current rate of exchange. Subject to change until deposit received.
10 nights hotel accomodations
5 rounds of gold
Airport meet & greet service in both Scotland and Ireland
Welcome tour briefing at your hotel on your first night in Scotland
Welcome tour briefing call at your hotel on your first night in Ireland
Private round trip Edinburgh Airport to St.Andrews in a luxury vehicle
Private round trip Dublin Airport in to the city of Dublin in a luxury vehicle.
Private round trip to and from all give golf Links & transfer in a luxury vehicle
Brass plaque of your signed Old Course scorecard (based on ballot outcome)
Sightseeing in Scotland and Ireland
Temporary memberships to the New Club St. Andrews
All applicable taxes
Golf handicap requirements are 24 or less for men and 36 or less for women. Proof of handicap is required prior to play.
Play on the Old Course will be attempted via the daily ballot (no guarantee of play)
Edinburgh Airport to St. Andrews is 1 hour 15 minutes
Dublin to Portmarnock is 40 minutes.
Caddies at the golf courses. Please incquire about requesting caddies in advance.
Any items not specifically described in the itinerary.
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) and fuel for the rental car in Ireland.
Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, phone calls, etc.
Necessary for Booking
When confirming a reservation, the following information is needed:
Full names of everyone in the party and a rooming list.
A copy of each golfer's handicap card.
Flight information ( arrival & departure).
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$1900 per person deposit required.
Hotels, golf courses, and ground transportation confirmed. All courses and hotels based on availability at time of booking.
Full payment due 60 (sixty) days prior to arrival. Approximately 2-4 weeks prior to your departure you will receive all necessary travel documents.
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Tour prices are based on exchange rates effective at time quotation and are subject to change. It may be necessary to add a surcharge to the price of your vacation if fluctuations in the exchange rate deem it necessary. Once deposit payment has been received surcharges may not be levied.
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