East Coast Package

Scotland East Coast Golf Tour: 4/1/15 – 10/31/15

Day 1:

Depart USA for Scotland.

Day 2:

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, before showing you to your waiting rental vehicle. You will then transfer to your Designated Hotel: Luxury, First Class, or Standard.

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The rest of the day is free to relax and unpack.
Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 3:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged at Muirfield Golf Club.

Muirfield.jpg Handicap Limit – Men: 18, Ladies: 20. Muirfield is the home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers and is the most exclusive golf club in the U.K. Founded in 1744, the existing course is designed in two loops of nine holes. Players have a constantly changing battle with the wind, and the beautifully constructed bunkers (over 150 in total), which never allow a bad shot to escape, are a great feature of the course.

 

Non golfers may like to visit Edinburgh

Edinburgh.jpg Edinburgh is a city where there is almost always a view with the New Town and the Old Town providing a backdrop to a city rich in history and positively teeming with culture. The city is a feast for the eye, a series of dramatic contrasts, with its famous castle, stunning skylines and magnificent architecture. The city is compact, one that you can stroll around in comfort – yet large enough to entertain people of all ages, with all kinds of interests. The Old Town revolves around the Royal Mile with Edinburgh Castle, guarding centuries of history, standing dominant and proud at one end-looming over Princes Street Gardens, while at the other end is the Palace of Holyroodhouse which has for centuries been a residence for the British Royal Family. There is an abundance of choice of the discerning shopper. Modern airy shopping malls such as the St. James Centre or Waverley Shopping Centre reflect more modern times. All the main high street chain stores are featured and the new out of town development at the Gyle offers Marks and Spencer and Saveway stores as well as a collection of small boutiques.

 

Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 4:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged at Gullane #1 Course.

Gullane-#1.jpg Gullane Golf Club was founded in 1882. The golf courses here, of which there are three, are linked as one. It offers championship quality links courses with dramatic views across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh and Fife. The 3rd hole was recently voted one of the top 500 holes in the world by Golf Magazine (USA). The world famous view from the highest point of the Course on the 7th tee across the course and over to Edinburgh, Fife, and way beyond, is worth the green fee alone. With every hole having its own distinct character, the course is both memorable and enjoyable.

 

Non golfers may like to visit Tantallon Castle.

tantallon-castle.jpg Tantallon Castle is a mid 14th century fortress which rests on a cliff atop the Firth of Forth. The castle is the last of its kind to have been constructed in Scotland. Built by William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, the castle was left to his illegitimate son and remained within his family for most of its history. King James IV besieged the castle in 1491 as did his successor James V in 1528. It was also active in the Bishop War in 1639 and during Oliver Cromwell’s invasion of Scotland in 1651. The castle is most famous for its ghosts. In March 2009 Richard Wiseman released a photo to the public taken within the castle revealing a figured dressed in courtly garb. Three photographic experts have all confirmed that the image has not been manipulated with, which has heightened the belief that ghosts inhabit the castle.

 

Gullane to St. Andrews is approximately a 2 hour drive.
After golf you will transfer to St. Andrews and your Designated Hotel: Luxury, First Class, or Standard.

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Day 5:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged at Carnoustie Golf Links

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 your Designated Hotel.

Day 6:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged on the St. Andrews Old Course.

St.-Andrews-Old.jpg Handicap Limit – Men: 24, Ladies: 36. The oldest golf course in the world has many remarkable features which help make it so special to golfers around the world. It is the Home of Golf where golf was first played 600 years ago and yet it remains a real test of golf for today's champions. Despite its reputation and status, it is a public course. The course is known for its particular physical features including 112 bunkers, some of which are especially famous e.g. 'Hell' on the long 14th, 'Strath' on the short 11th and the Road Bunker at what is probably the most famous golf hole in the world, the 17th or Road Hole (so called because a road - which is in play - runs hard against the back edge of the green). The Old Course's truly remarkable feature is that in today's modern golfing world, a course which has evolved over six centuries remains a true test of championship golf.

 

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.

 

Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 7:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged at Kingsbarns Golf Club.

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 in and of themselves worth visiting.

 

Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 8:

Today after breakfast you will depart Scotland for home.

 

Cost Includes: Championship Tour

  • Mercedes-Vito-Van.jpgMeet and greet service at arrival airport by local SGH Golf staff.
  • All bag handling at Scotland airports.
  • 6 nights' accommodation, double occupancy, at hotels indicated.
  • Full breakfast each day.
  • Rental vehicle - unlimited mileage - CDW included, gas extra.
  • Starting times and green fees for 5 rounds of golf at: Turnberry Ailsa, Royal
  • Troon, Carnoustie, St. Andrews Old, 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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