Gleneagles Luxury

Scotland Short Stay Tours: Gleneagles 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 Auchterarder and the Gleneagles Hotel.

Gleneagles Hotel.jpg Few hotels have become Institutions - Gleneagles is one. When the hotel first opened in 1924, the Morning Post headline read: “The Scottish Palace in the Glens. The playground of the gods.” A trifle exaggerated you may think, but once you have enjoyed the hospitality you may be inclined to agree. No written words can evoke the sense of peace and space you will find at the Gleneagles Hotel - the sunlight streaming down Glendevon, the wild beauty of the woods and hills that surround you as far as the eye can see, moonlight dappling the formal gardens all adds to the legend. There are not many great hotels left in the world; Gleneagles is one of them.

 

Today golf will be arranged on the Gleneagles Queens Course.

Gleneagles Queens.jpg Threading through high ridges on the north and west sides of the estate, the Queen's offers lovely woodland settings, lochans and ditches as water hazards, as well as many moorland characteristics. At 5,192 yards long, the challenge of the first nine can be deceptive, with even some of the best players finding it a test to make par into a fresh southwesterly breeze. In its long history, it has played host to some of the world's golfing greats. The beautiful settings and the challenge of the golf have attracted many top golfers.

 

Overnight at the Gleneagles Hotel.

Day 3:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged at Gleneagles Kings Course.

Gleneagles Kings.jpg The ancient realm of Moray offers a wide choice of golf and its premier course is undoubtedly Moray Old. The wide expanse of gorse encrusted links, between the town of Lossie and the Cove sea lighthouse, has proved ideal for the game and planted within it are two of the best courses on the Moray coast. On the old course the 1st and 18th are set next to the town, although the outlying holes zigzag more than the traditional links, nine out nine back configurations. Moray old provides perhaps the best finishing holes in Scotland, an impressive par four at 423 yards.

 

Non golfers may like to visit Scone Palace.

Scone Palace.jpg The present castellated palace, enlarged and embellished in 1803, incorporates the 16th century and earlier palaces. The Moot Hill at Scone was the site of the famous coronation Stone of Scone, brought there in the 9th century by Kenneth McAlpine, King of Scots. In 1296 the Stone was seized by the English and taken to Westminster Abbey. The palace houses magnificent collections of porcelain, furniture, ivories, 18th century clocks and 16th century needlework.

 

Overnight at the Gleneagles Hotel.

Day 4:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged on the Gleneagles PGA Course.

Gleneagles PGA.jpg The PGA Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is a modern classic, combining the best of both earlier designs. Even for a champion and acclaimed golf architect like Nicklaus, The PGA Course was a challenge. A feature of The PGA Course is the feast of views of the spectacular countryside in which Gleneagles is set. Putting on the two-tier second green, you are distracted by the lush panorama of the rich Perthshire straths. The PGA Course will host the 2014 Ryder Cup.

 

Non golfers may like to visit Stirling Castle.

Stirling Castle.jpg Stirling occupies a strategic site on the River Forth, and it’s great castle stands high on a rocky crag commanding the approaches by sea and by land. Mary, Queen of Scots, lived here for several years and also celebrated her secret marriage to Lord Darnley at the castle. Two miles south of Stirling is the battlefield of Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce defeated the English armies in 1314. One of the best vantage points from which to view Stirling is the top of the national Wallace Monument, a prominent Victoria tower which stands above the river on a rocky crag and catches the eye for miles around. In the 1850’s there was a tide of nationalism that swept across the globe. One of the outcomes was the erection of the National Wallace Monument in memory of a great Scottish hero. The original structure was completed in 1869 with an addition to the building at a later date. This addition was the ‘Hall of Heroes’ in which you can find marble sculptures of other Scottish heroes as well as information concerning such greats as Robert the Bruce, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and David Livingston.

 

Overnight at the Gleneagles Hotel.

Day 5:

Today after breakfast golf will once again be arranged on the Gleneagles Kings Course.

Gleneagles-Kings.jpg The King’s Course, opened in 1919, is a masterpiece of design which has tested the aristocracy of golf, both professional and amateur. When Lee Trevino first played the King’s he memorably remarked; “If Heaven is as good as this, I sure hope they have some tee times left.” Selecting the right club for each approach shot is the secret on the King’s. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and exhilarating places to play golf in the world.

 

Non golfers may like to visit Glenturret Distillery.

Glenturret Distillery.jpg Nothing has ever been ordinary about Glenturret. Since its origins among the smugglers and illicit stills of the 18th Century, Scotland’s oldest distillery has had a singular life. Whisky booms and prohibition might have ruffled its feathers, but Glenturret weathered it all and these days its doors are open to welcome visitors. So don’t be shy - drop in and find out how whisky is made in the traditional way and how we use Glenturret single malt to create The Famous Grouse blends.

 

Overnight at the Gleneagles Hotel.

Day 6:

Today after breakfast you will depart Scotland.

 

Cost Includes: Short Stay Tours – Gleneagles

  • 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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