Aberdeen

Scotland Short Stay Tours: Aberdeen 4/1/13 – 10/31/13

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 Aberdeen and your Designated Hotel: Standard or Luxury.

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Today golf will be arranged at Murcar Golf Club.

Murcar.jpg Murcar has been described as a kinder, gentler Ballybunion with a little of County Down thrown in. It is a natural course set out on a stretch of tumbling linksland which offers views of the sea from almost every hole. Consistently in the top 100 courses in the British Isles, Murcar is a challenging test of golf, calling for every shot in the book and if the wind is up a few more besides. Murcar is renowned for the way in which its sandhills have been used, not only to shape and define fairways and greens, but also to give elevation to tees and create spectacular views.

Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 3:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club.

Royal Aberdeen.jpg Set alongside a picturesque shoreline featuring sweeping sand dunes, Royal Aberdeen is a highly rated traditional links course. Possessing many eye-catching features, most notably the quality of the opening and closing holes, it boasts a balance of long and short par 4's, testing par 3's and tricky par 5's, which due to wind speed and direction, play differently each day. Royal Aberdeen is ranked as the sixth oldest club in the world.

 

Non golfers may like to relax and enjoy some of the gardens of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Garden.jpg Aberdeen is the floral capital of Scotland and no matter what time of year you visit, the gardens will be beautiful. Aberdeen has won the competition for Britain’s best floral town 10 times. A few of the parks and gardens include Candacraig Gardens, Cruickshank Botanic Gardens, Dutch Flower Bulb Garden, Grant Park, and the Pitmedden Garden.

 

Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 4:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged at Trump International Golf Club.

Trump International.jpg Spanning approximately 500 hectares of land on the north-east coast of Aberdeenshire, the proposed development comprises a world class championship links golf course suitable for hosting major international events and a second 18-hole links golf course; an iconic hotel set amidst an array of luxury holiday homes; and a residential village formed within the unique setting of Menie Estate. The proposed layout of the world class championship links course will complement the natural landscape and offer golfers dramatic sea views from nearly every hole. The links promise to be both challenging and beautiful for golfers of all levels.

 

Non golfers may like to tour the Grampian Highlands.

Grampian Highlands.jpg Aberdeen and Grampian has some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, with untouched wilderness in some parts and some of the highest mountains in the country which swoop down to a dramatic and unspoilt coastline to the north and east, characterized by picturesque fishing villages. Deeside is the area discovered by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, which charmed them so much that the Prince built Balmoral Castle, the royal family’s holiday home for seven generations.  With its sparkling granite buildings, Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city. Excellent shopping, a good range of first class restaurants and a vibrant nightlife make this an excellent destination for visits to the area. On the city’s doorstep are more than half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries, and visitors can follow the Malt Whisky Trail along Speyside, or immerse themselves in the traditional games celebrated each summer at the many Highland Gatherings. Aberdeen and Grampian’s turbulent past is interpreted through its many historic sites, castles and archaeology, and visitors can follow the Castle Trail, taking in 11 of the finest castles.

 

Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 5:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged at Cruden Bay Golf Club.

Cruden Bay.jpg Designed by Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews, and opened in 1899, Cruden Bay offers an internationally famous golfing experience – old fashioned links golf at its best – on one of the best links courses in Scotland. Last year Cruden Bay was placed at No. 52 in the world by “Golf Magazine”. Cruden Bay Golf Course creates unique challenges demanding the skills of power, placement and fine judgment 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.

 

Non golfers may like to visit Balmoral Estate.

Balmoral Castle.jpg Balmoral Castle is most famous as a favorite summer royal residence. The castle began as a home built by Sir William Drummond in 1390 and was passed around to several Earl’s until it became the summer home of Queen Elizabeth II. Its connection to the royal family extends further back, however, to 1848 when Queen Victoria began renting the castle as a summer home. The estate is still a working estate as well as being open to the public.

 

Aberdeen to Cruden Bay is approximately a 40 minute drive.

Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 6:

Today after breakfast you will depart Scotland.

 

Cost Includes: Short Stay Tours – Aberdeen

  • 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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