Highlands

Scotland Short Stay Tours: Highlands 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 Inverness and your Designated Hotel: Luxury, First Class, or Standard.

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Today golf will be arranged at Nairn Golf Club.

Nairn.jpg This Traditional Scottish Golf Links Course was created on the shores of the Moray Firth from a Highland wilderness of whins and heather, and tests the talents of professional and amateur alike. Founded in 1887, it is now one of the best courses in Scotland, and hosted the 1999 Walker Cup. The configuration of Nairn is such that the course gets progressively more difficult as you go round. This makes it a very difficult course to score on. Good scores just gradually peter out as you hit the dangerous homeward stretch.

 

Inverness to Nairn is approximately a 25 minute drive.

Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 3:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged at Moray Old Course.

Moray Old.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 Cawdor Castle.

Cawdor Castle.jpg Cawdor Castle is one of the most romantic and commodious castles in Scotland. Still lived in by the Cawdor family, it maintains an air of pleasant domesticity making more of a home than an ancient, chilly keep. The main tower is 600 years old with several quixotic additions that flourish around it. This is the Cawdor of Shakespeare’s Macbeth where the character becomes Thane of Cawdor thus fulfilling the witches’ prophecy, encouraging him to murder Duncan to become king. One of its most pleasant aspects is the walled garden, not so stately and formal as some but more congenial for its simple arrangements. Be sure to obtain a copy of the castle guide book which humorously helps to make a visit more interesting, especially how the castle was founded.

 

Inverness to Moray is approximately a 1 hour and 10 minute drive.

Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 4:

Today after breakfast golf will be arranged at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

Castle Stuart.jpg As Turnberry is to Ayrshire and Gleneagles is to Perthshire, Castle Stuart has been conceived to be for the Highlands – a beacon reaching out to golfers throughout the world. The centerpiece for this destination golf resort will be Castle Stuart Golf Links, a championship links course overlooking the Moray Firth and well-known landmarks that are synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle - Kessock Bridge and Chanonry Lighthouse, perhaps the most notable.

 

Non golfers may like to visit Culloden Moor.

Culloden Moor.jpg It was here that Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops were finally defeated by those of the Duke of Cumberland in 1746. The battle lasted only 40 minutes; the Prince’s army lost some 1200 men and the king’s army only 310. Old Leanach Cottage has been restored as a museum and contains exhibits and information about the battle.

 

Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 5:

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

Royal Dornoch.jpg Originally laid out in 1891 by Old Tom Morris the course received a slight makeover from John Sutherland, the club's secretary. It is one of the finest links courses in the world and regularly features in the top ten of best course listings. At just over 6,500 yards it is not too long compared to modern layouts but still presents a mighty challenge regardless. It is bordered by the Dornoch Firth and exhibits rolling fairways and small saucer-like greens. Royal Dornoch is a favorite of former Open champion Tom Watson, who said: "It was the most fun I've had playing golf in my whole life."

 

Non golfers may like to visit Dunrobin Castle.

Dunrobin Castle.jpg Magnificently set in a great park and formal gardens overlooking the sea, Dunrobin Castle was originally a square keep built about 1275 by Robert, Earl of Sutherland, from whom it got its name. For centuries this castle has been the seat of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland and fine paintings, furniture and a steam-powered fire engine are among the miscellany of items to be seen.

 

Inverness to Dornoch is approximately a 1 hour drive.

Overnight at your Designated Hotel.

Day 6:

Today after breakfast you will depart Scotland.

 

Cost Includes: Short Stay Tours – Highlands

  • 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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