British Open St. Andrews Luxury Program



                           

The 2015 Open Championship

 

St. Andrews Old Course, Scotland

 

July 16th - 19th, 2015

 

St. Andrews Package

Monday, July 13th - Monday, July 20th

Open Championship

DATE

HOTEL

GOLF/ACTIVITIES

Sunday, July 12

 

 

Depart USA for Scotland.

Monday, July 13

Fairmont Hotel

St. Andrews

Free Day

Attend practice rounds

Tuesday, July 14

Fairmont Hotel

St. Andrews

Kingsbarns - 11:10am

Attend practice round

Wednesday, July 15

Fairmont Hotel

St. Andrews

Carnoustie - 7:30am

Attend practice round

Thursday, July 16

Fairmont Hotel

St. Andrews

Fairmont Kittocks - 10:30am

 

Friday, July 17

Fairmont Hotel

St. Andrews

Fairmont Torrance - 10:05am

Saturday, July 18

Fairmont Hotel

St. Andrews

Attend the Open Championship

Sunday, July 19

Fairmont Hotel

St. Andrews

Attend the Open Championship

Monday, July 20

 

Depart Scotland

 



The 2015 Open Championship

St. Andrews Old Course, Scotland

July 16th - 19th, 2015


Monday, July 13

Self Drive: Upon your arrival in Scotland you will be met by a SGH Golf representative who will assist you with your luggage and present you with your travel guide. Then he will show you to your waiting rental vehicle.

Escorted: Upon your arrival in Scotland you will be met by your SGH Golf Tour Manager Driver who will assist you with your luggage and  show you to your waiting motor coach.

You will then transfer to St. Andrews and The Fairmont Hotel.

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The rest of the day is free to relax and unpack, or perhaps attent the first day of practice for the 2015 British Open Tournament.  Early in the week is the best time to buy any British Open merchandise you might want to take home, so beat the crowds and shop today.

Edinburgh to St Andrews is appox a 1 hour drive.
Overnight at the Fairmont Hotel.

Tuesday, July 14

Today after breakfast golf has been arranged at Kingsbarns Golf Club - tee time 11.10am

Kingsbarns.jpg Located directly on the North Sea coast only six miles from St. Andrews, Kingsbarns is without a doubt one of the most breathtaking links courses ever developed. Kingsbarns Golf Links is a real one of a kind and a contrast with Scotland's other famous links courses in that it is a new, man-made development. The sea figures prominently on every hole and one's senses are continually pricked with the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean spray. The links boasts spacious fairways, which roll and twist through majestic dune ridges and hollows, while its large inviting greens present the golfer with subtle challenges.

 

Non golfers may like to visit Falkland Palace.

falkland-palace.jpg Falkland Palace is the former royal palace of the Scottish Kings. The palace was acquired by the Scottish Crown from MacDuff of Fife in the 14th century. King James IV and King James V transformed the castle into a royal palace between 1501 and 1541. The palace thereafter served as a popular retreat for the royal family. In the 1950s the palace was appointed to the National Trust of Scotland and was opened to the public. The palace is surrounded by beautiful extensive gardens that are worth visiting in and of themselves.

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Overnight at the Fairmont Hotel.

Wednesday, July 15

This morning early golf has been arranged at Carnoustie Golf Links - tee time 7.30am

Carnoustie.jpg Regarded by many, including Walter Hagen and Gary Player, as one of the best links courses in the world, Carnoustie, though certainly long, is not a course for the unthinking big-hitter. With judgment of wind and distance critical, every tee shot needs careful placement to set up an approach to the green. Whilst there may be little dramatic background scenery, the beauty of Carnoustie is to be found in the golf course itself. The layout is such that no two consecutive holes face the same direction, a factor that does nothing for the golfer in finding their rhythm in the face of often-stiff winds. Carnoustie's famous burns that snake their way around the course - Jockie's Burn and the Barry Burn, represent two more obstacles to posting a respectable tally.

 

Non golfers may like to visit Glamis Castle.

glamis-castle.jpg Glamis Castle is located next to the village of Glamis and is home to the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne. The castle was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, also known as the Queen Mother. The interior of the castle is beautifully preserved and should be visited by anyone interested in historical architecture.

 

St. Andrews to Carnoustie is approximately a 45 minute drive.
Overnight at the Fairmont Hotel.

Thursday, July 16

Today after breakfast golf has been arranged on the Fairmont Kittocks Course - tee time 10.30am


Originally opened in 2001 and designed by Bruce Devlin, the coastal Kittocks course has recently been upgraded to consist of 18 challenging holes with spectacular panoramic views of the Eden Estuary and North Sea.  Host to EuroPro Tour events in 2007 and 2009, The Kittocks Course with its dramatic views and undulating terrain can be played from four sets of tees, with golf buggies available, making it ideal for players of all abilities when visiting St Andrews. The Kittocks was awarded Golf Club & Course Experience of the Year 2013 – Golf Tourism Scotland

 

Non golfers may like to tour the town of St. Andrews.

Town-of-St.-Andrews.jpg Known as the home of golf, and home of Scotland's oldest university, St Andrews is a small town with a sizeable reputation that attracts visitors from all over the world. St Andrews University, founded in 1410, dominates the centre of town. The elegant, ivy-clad buildings and delightful quadrangles and gardens have seen a procession of famous graduates, recently including Prince William. The future king may have graduated, but it is still one of the top universities in Britain, often compared to Oxford and Cambridge for its defining presence and the collegiate feel it gives to the town. The Medieval centre of St Andrews, with its narrow alleys and cobbled streets, leads to the now ruined cathedral (once the largest in Scotland) and the adjacent church of St Regulus, where you can climb the spiral staircase to the top of an 108-foot tower for magnificent views of the town and its surroundings. The castle, perched on a promontory overlooking the sea, was the dramatic stage for several of the most notorious episodes of the Reformation. St Andrews has two great beaches, one being the West Sands, where the famous opening sequence of Chariots of Fire was shot. There are also the Botanic Gardens for relaxation.

Today is the first day of play of the Open Championship and with your season pass you can choose to attend at any time all week.  Perhaps after golf you would like to see a little of the players on the first day of competition.

Overnight at the Fairmont Hotel.

Friday, July 17

Today after breakfast golf has been arranged on the Fairmont Torrance Course - tee time 10.50am

torrance.jpg The Torrance Course at the Fairmont was designed by Ryder Cup captain sam Torrance and opened in 2001.  It sits on Kinkell Braes above the town of St Andrews with fantastic views across St. Andrews Bay.  The course has held several events including the Scottish Seniors Open and was a qualifying course for the 2010 Open Championship.

After golf you might like to attend the second day of play of the 2015 Open Championship being held at St Andrews Old Course.

Overnight at the Fairmont Hotel.

Saturday, July 18

Today you will attend the third day of play of the 2015 Open Championship being held at St. Andrews Old Course.

Overnight at The Fairmont Hotel

Sunday, July 19

Today you will attend the final day of play of the 2015 Open Championship being held at St. Andrews Old Course.

Overnight at the Fairmont Hotel

Monday, July 20

Today after breakfast you will depart Edinburgh for home.

 

Cost Includes: Self drive

  • Mercedes-Vito-Van.jpgMeet and greet service at arrival airport by local SGH Golf staff.
  • All bag handling at Scotland airports.
  • 7 nights' accommodation, double occupancy, at hotels indicated.
  • Full breakfast each day.
  • Rental vehicle - unlimited mileage - CDW included, gas extra.
  • Season ticket, allowing unlimited access to British Open all week
  • Starting times and green fees for 5 rounds of golf at: Fairmont Kittocks & Torrance, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns.
  • Full use of all golf clubhouses including access to the changing rooms, showers, lockers, dining room and bar.
  • All local taxes and service charges on all services included in the attached itinerary.
  • SGH Luggage Tags.
  • Personalized travel pack with useful information, maps, helpful hints, recommended restaurants, pubs, shopping and sightseeing options.
  • Assistance of SGH Golf's local office at your destination.
  • 24/7 emergency help line.
  • A dedicated professional SGH Golf representative to coordinate all aspects of your tour.

Transportation: If Escorted

  • Sprinter-Coach.jpgYou will have the services of an experienced SGH Tour Manager Driver who will greet you at the airport and accompany you for the duration of the tour. All SGH Tour Managers have many years of experience and are on hand to assist with all aspects of your tour. He will make sure you reach the destinations on time, will assist with check-in and luggage at the hotels making the process as seamless as possible. At the golf courses, he will handle your golf equipment check you in and assembles the caddies you have requested while also arranging a second round if desired. The knowledgeable Tour Managers are indispensable when providing daily sightseeing guidance for golfers and non golfers whether it be touring a distillery, castle, or shopping excursions. He will also be an asset when recommending and making dinner reservations at local restaurants.
  • The Tour Manager will provide the small touches along with local knowledge and experience that turn a “good” golf tour into a "GREAT" golf tour.

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