Top 5 Golf Tour picks for 2019...
Scotland provides an amazing amount of different options to choose from when it comes to organising a golf tour in Scotland. However here are our top 5 picks for 2019 to help you get started....18 January 2019
The Old Course Hotel
The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews is one of the most famous hotels in the world amongst golfers. Located alongside the iconic 'Road Hole' 17th on The Old Course, the hotel boasts spectacular views across the links towards the beach and the 'Auld Grey Toun'. This 5 star hotel has over 140 rooms, 35 of which are suites, many of which overlook The Old Course. Whether you are looking for fine dining in the Road Hole Restaurant or casual pub grub in The jigger Inn, the hotel can cater for all as well as private dining for that extra special occasion. A favourite pass time here for many guests is to enjoy a beverage at the Road Hole Bar watching golfers pass below them. Located on the top level of the hotel, there is also a large decked area outside to enjoy those summer sunsets. Away from the golf, guests can enjoy The Kohler Waters Spa, which is the first of its kind out with the USA. A whole host of treatments are available along with the use of pool, sauna and steam room facilities. The hotel is only a 5-minute walk from the centre of town and only a 5-minute walk from The St Andrews Links driving range if you care to work on your golf game. The Old Course Hotel is consistently ranked amongst the top leisure resorts in the country and is a must stay if you are looking for luxury throughout your stay in St Andrews.
Edgehill House, Gullane
Edgehill House is a new property that has become available as a private let property. The house is located in Gullane, East Lothian and is set alongside the 1st fairway of Gullane Golf Club's No 1 Course. This stunning house boasts 7 luxury bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, cinema room and a swimming pool. This simply stunning home from home is ideal for those larger groups or families. Edgehill House also offers the opportunity for you to have your own private chef to create a memorable dinner experience for your group. Alternatively, if you would prefer, specialists from local gin or whisky distilleries can provide private tastings. Edgehill House is only a few minutes travel from the famous Muirfield and North Berwick Links and is also only a 30min journey to Edinburgh city centre. Edgehill House is the perfect property for those looking for something extra special for that once in a lifetime golf trip – our top pic for exclusive venue this year!!
Scotscraig Golf Club
Located 12 miles from St Andrews, Scotscraig is the 13th oldest golf club in the world and was founded by members of the St Andrews Society of Golfers (later to become the Royal and Ancient Golf Club). Justin Rose was awarded honorary membership in July last year, 23 years on from when he tried to win his way through final qualifying for the 1995 St Andrews Open as a 14-year-old.
This year we would particularly recommend the Scotscraig Experience which offers golfer's a full day package, playing the championship course, learning the history of the club and indulging in some scottish cuisine. The day starts with a meet & greet at the clubhouse by an ambassador from the club. Coffee, breakfast or soup & sandwiches are provided depending on arrival time. Golfer’s then enjoy a tour of the 120-year clubhouse followed by a course preview and warm up on the practice area with teaching staff before heading out onto the course. After the round, a traditional three-course Scottish meal is served featuring specifically selected local produce. A fantastic day is then finished with a whisky or gin tasting! - a perfect day for any golfer and amazing value for money!
Cruden Bay Golf Club
Cruden Bay Golf is located in Scotland's North East approximately 30 minutes north of Aberdeen. Designed in 1899 by Tom Morris of St Andrews this traditional links course requires ability, creativity and imagination to negotiate your way round. Cruden Bay is a Par 70 and has a mixture of long demanding holes, picturesque par 3's and a few short quirky par 4's as well as a few blind shots thrown in for good measures. It’s one of the few courses that you’ll likely play where you will use every club in your bag. Cruden Bay also has a 9-hole layout, the St Olaf Course, which is complimentary for any golfer playing the main course. A great experience for those up there for the day playing 27 holes and enjoying some wonderful food in the clubhouse. Cruden Bay is consistently ranked amongst the top 100 courses in the world and is a must for any golfer’s itinerary visiting the northeast.
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Make your Golf Trip to Scotland extra special this year - contact us for more information and to start planning your tour!