Scotland Trip 2016
October  2016



Experience one of the great golf destinations in the world.  This will be our 9th trip to Scotland.  Based in St. Andrews, we will be playing some of the greatest links courses in the world.  The culture of the town of St. Andrews combined with the golf, makes this a trip anyone passionate about the game of golf should experience.

Lodging:
Lorimer House
    Nathan Guest House
   
Located two blocks from the first tee of the Old Course

Tentative Golf:
Friday, October 14 – Depart Minneapolis afternoon

Saturday, October 15 – arrive Scotland – Crail  The Crail Golfing Society was founded in 1786 and is the seventh oldest golfing society in the world. The present Balcomie Links course was designed by Old Tom Morris in 1895 and is recognized as one of Scotland`s classics. The course has stunning views across the North Sea to the distant mountains of Angus.

Sunday, October 16Kingsbarns  Designed by Mark Parsinen and opened for play in July 2000, Kingsbarns is one of the newer courses in the kingdom of Fife. Kingsbarns is ranked at No. 18 in the Top 100 Best Courses Outside the United States in Golf Digest and No. 10 in Golf Monthly’s UK and Ireland Top 100 Courses. The course features dramatic sea views from each hole and a traditional links golf heritage dating from 1793. A challenging links experience awaits golfers as the course`s spacious fairways roll and twist over dune ridges and hollows through Scottish heather and wispy rough along 1.5 miles of scenic coastline near St. Andrews.

Monday, October 17New Course or Jubilee Course
The New Course - The oldest ‘new’ course in the world, the second course at the Home of Golf was designed by the Keeper of the Green Tom Morris in 1895 and it was imaginatively named to differentiate from its famous neighbor. Boasting undulating fairways and challenging greens, the New Course is a classic test of Links golf.

Jubilee Course - The third championship course at the Home of Golf, the Jubilee is considered by many to be the most challenging course on the famous Links. Built in 1897, it was originally intended for use by ladies and beginners however after seeing its prime golfing location between the New Course and the sea, the Jubilee was converted to a championship layout in 1988.

Tuesday, October 18New Course or Jubilee Course

Wednesday, October 19Lundin Links - Founded in 1868 on an Old Tom Morris course that was redesigned by James Braid in 1909. This is principally links with four holes more akin to parkland. This is a final qualifying course for the Open Championship.

Thursday, October 20Murifield (36 holes) - Muirfield, host of the 2013 Open Championship, is simply one of the best courses in the world. The home of the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, it was designed in 1891 by Old Tom Morris and, including the 2013 championship, has hosted 16 Opens since 1892, the Amateur Championship on numerous occasions, the Ryder, Walker and Curtis Cups.

Friday, October 21 – Depart Scotland 

The Old Course - The undoubted Home of Golf. This traditional links course is the oldest in the world. Its layout is unique and challenging and the sense of history is overwhelming. To tread the turf of St Andrews, where in the 13th century shepherds played a form of golf, is a marvelous experience.  If times have not been secured on the Old Course prior to the trip we will put the group into the daily ballot for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Over half of the tee times for the Old are allocated for the ballot.  Times are also available at “dark” times.  The green fee for the Old is UK£175.00. 

Cost: $3995.00 per person based on double occupancy accommodations

• Golf – six rounds of golf on the selected courses
• Lodging – six nights accommodations
• Breakfast daily
• Chauffer Driven Rental Car – luxury coach and driver


Notes:
1.  The prices are based on the approximate current exchange rates of US$1.31 = €1.00 and US$1.60 = UK£1.00 and are good for the bandwidths of $1.28 – $1.42 and $1.58 - $1.62 respectively. If the rates fall outside these bandwidths at the time of final payment (60 days from date of travel), then the price will either increase or decrease depending on whether the US$ weakens or strengthens in the meantime.

2. Above quote is based on a group of eight to twelve golfers travelling sharing a luxury golf coach and driver.

3.  The package prices specifically exclude air fares, meals (other than breakfast each morning which is included), caddies or buggies/pull carts, and gratuity to driver (- typically €10 - €15 per  person), etc.

4.  All tee times, accommodations and rental vans are subject to availability at time of booking.

5.  To confirm a booking, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the package price will be required to pay the non-refundable deposits for green fees, hotels and bus hire. It is highly recommended that every person in the group take out a Travel Insurance policy to cover them for trip cancellation for whatever reason and other pertinent risks.  Please let me know if you would like to purchase this insurance as we are set up with Travelex, which even provides coverage for pre-existing conditions if you take the Travel Insurance policy within 21 days from booking your trip.