Golf at St. Andrews & North Berwick, Scotland
Self Drive Tour or Luxury Chauffeured Tour
The ultimate golf experience in Scotland. Play some of the best courses including Carnoustie and St Andrews in the spectacular landscape of Scotland.
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This itinerary combines St. Andrews, the “Home of Golf”, with North Berwick, just east of Edinburgh and rich in great traditional championship links golf. The courses in both locations are within easy reach so that after a great day on the links you are only minutes away from the fun and atmosphere of some wonderful Scottish pubs and restaurants. You are also within 40-minutes of the City of Edinburgh, well worth a visit!
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- Day 1: Arrive in Scotland & St. Andrews
- Day 2: Golf at St. Andrews New Course
- Day 3: Golf at Carnoustie
- Day 4: Golf at St. Andrews Old Course
- Day 5: Golf at Kingsbarns
- Day 6: Golf at North Berwick
- Day 7: Golf at Gullane No.1 Course
- Day 8: Transfer to Edinburgh airport for your return flight home
Included in This Tour
- Meet & Greet on arrival by Destination Golf Representative.
- 6-Rounds on Championship Links Courses.
- Private Car airport transfers on day of arrival and departure
- Guaranteed tee-times & greens fees.
- 7-Nights deluxe hotel accommodations with full breakfast daily.
- Self-Drive rental vehicle with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance. OR upgrade to the services of a Professional Driver Guide
- Deluxe portfolio of Travel Documents & Personalized Itinerary.
- Golfers Packing List & recommendations.
Not Included: Caddies, tips, travel insurance, and items of a personal nature. (Caddies can be requested at time of booking)
Day 1: Arrive in Scotland & St. Andrews
Pick up your rental vehicle or meet your driver guide. Drive to St. Andrews for a 4-night stay at Rusacks Hotel. The Rusacks Hotel in St. Andrews overlooks the first and 18th holes of the world-renowned Old Course. Today, play a round on St.Andrews Castle Course.
Day 2: Golf at St. Andrews New Course
Founded in 1895 and designed by Tom Morris, the New Course is played on the same stretch of revered links-land as the famed Old Course. A bit longer and requiring slightly more precision, it is as challenging as the Old Course.
Day 3: Golf at Carnoustie
Golfing legend Walter Hagen considered Carnoustie the greatest course in the British Isles with the toughest finish in golf. I am sure Padraig Harrington would agree! The unfriendly burns, the relentless winds, and the sheer length of the course test the abilities of all golfers.
Day 4: Golf at St. Andrews Old Course
Long considered the home of golf. All the Greats have competed on this hallowed turf, where golf has been played for over 400 years. It is every golfer’s dream to stand on the first tee at St. Andrews Old Course at least once! It was founded in the 16th century, and is the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world.
Day 5: Golf at Kingsbarns
Today play Golf at Kingsbarns. Located on the North Sea coast only six miles from St. Andrews, Kingsbarns is without doubt one of the most breath-taking links courses ever developed. After lunch you’ll depart for North Berwick, where you’ll check into the Marine Hotel for a 3 night stay. The picturesque Marine Hotel overlooks North Berwick’s championship links.
Day 6: Golf at North Berwick
Today you will play North Berwick. There is probably more that is traditional in golf at North Berwick Golf Club than any other course in Scotland. You will be treated to exhilarating shot opportunities along the ocean, over stone walls and some very interesting blind shots. North Berwick is an experience not to be missed.
Day 7: Golf at Gullane No.1 Course
The eighteen holes of Gullane No.1 Course were established in 1884. The well-maintained greens, links grasses, numerous bunkers and sea breezes make a unique challenge for the serious golfer. The world famous view from the highest point of the Course on the 7th tee, is a panoramic vista stretching to Edinburgh, Fife and way beyond.
Day 8: Transfer to the airport for your return flight home
Drive to Edinburgh airport where you will return your rental vehicle, or say goodbye to your driver guide. Prepare to board your return flight home.
Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews, UK
The 4 star Rusacks Hotel is within a sand wedge of the 18th hole of the famous Old Course . Stylishly remodeled with a golfing theme , Rusacks Hotel offers luxurious accommodation occupied by some of the great names in the games history . Their award-winning Rocca Bar & Grill serves fine food and drink against a backdrop of the world's oldest golf course . Magnificent views out to sea take in St. Andrews' West Sands, immortalized in the Oscar-winning movie 'Chariots of Fire' . Rusacks is unquestionably Scotland's greatest golfing hotel. You can also get a great meal at the 'One Under' gastro pub - and they even have their very own sophisticated champagne and whisky bar, 'R Bar' - the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends. Photo
The Marine Hotel, North Berwick, UK
The Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick is renowned for its beautiful coastal setting and glorious 19th century Victorian architecture . This North Berwick hotel is also home to the award-winning John Paul at the Marine restaurant , where you can enjoy the finest Scottish cuisine in a very Scottish setting , with views of the Firth of Forth . The Marine Hotel & Spa has been chosen by The R&A as its Headquarters for the 2013 Open Championship. The Marine Hotel offers a luxurious experience in a beautiful coastal setting.
Travel Tips & FAQs
Passports & Visas
To enter Scotland (Great Britain), you need a valid passport. Citizens of the EEA member states (the 27 countries of the European Union EU, together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and many other countries including USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand do not require visas to gain entry to Scotland.
If only one parent is traveling with a child under 17 year of age and that child’s last name differs from the parent, a signed notarised letter from the parent with the same last name as the child’s authorizing permission to allow that child to travel.
For more passport information contact the U.S. Department of State (877/487–2778).
What to Pack
Bring a sweater, even in summer; waterproofs to accompany all outdoor activities; sunglasses; comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella. The weather is changeable so go for layers that you can put on or take off as the temperature changes. And if you are planing to do a lot of walking, comfortable walking shoes. Travel light and save yourself the burden of handling large and heavy luggage. In Scotland wearing casual clothes is acceptable with less emphasis on formal dress codes.
The climate in Scotland is moderate with rarely extremes in temperature.
January and February are the coldest months with an average temperature of 42.8°F.
July and August are the warmest months with an average temperature of 66.2°F.
There are variations from region to region. for example the Western Highlands experience some of the wettest weather in Europe due to the prevailing wind coming in from the Atlantic. In contrast, the Eastern part of Scotland has far less rainfall.
In Scotland the official currency is the pound sterling(£). One pound sterling consists of 100 pence.
Gratuities and tips are lower in Scotland than in the United States and some restaurants include these as a service charge on the bill. When tipping in restaurants you should pay 10 to 15 % and similarly with taxis, hairdressers and barbers.
Police, Fire, Ambulance: Telephone: 999
24 hour medical treatment is available in UK hospitals under the National Health service and you should expect to be billed but it is nowhere as expensive as it is in the United States.
The electrical current in Great Britain is 220–240 volts and the plugs are three-pronged. Adapters are widely available and it is a good idea to bring a couple for your various gadgets.
Traveline provides information on all public transportation in Scotland including timetables.
Most stations and bus terminals in Scotland will accept credit and debit cards for payment of tickets and other services.
The train service in Scotland is efficient, clean and comfortable with long distance journeys including buffet and refreshment cars. First Class, as well as standard class coaches are available on most scheduled services, with wider seats. Fares are much higher in First Class but on weekends you can upgrade for as little as £10 in some cases. Reserving tickets in advance is recommended.
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Travelling by Taxi
You can hail the typical black hackney taxis, like those in London on the street or book by phone with an additional 80p charge. Private taxi hire is with regular cars but all taxis must display the taxi license and a driver ID and are metered. Metering starts at £2 with increased intervals charged at 25p.
Scotland functions on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). During the summer it becomes GMT+1. For example, New York is Greenwich Mean Time -5 hours & Los Angeles is Greenwich Mean Time -8 hours.
English is commonly used throughout Scotland but in parts of the Outer Hebrides and Scottish Highlands Scots Gaelic may be spoken. Expect to see signposting in both English and Gaelic.
You will need either a full valid national driving license or an international driving permit (IDP). You can acquire an IDP from the American Automobile Association or from Automobile Association or Royal Automobile Club in the UK. IDPs are only valid with your regular driver’s licence. They are not mandatory but having one can prevent issues when dealing with local authorities.
Cars in Scotland drive on the left-hand side of the road and both driver and passengers are required to wear seat belts at all times by law. Signposts will be presented with place names in English and Scots Gaelic.
You will pay a lot more for gasoline (petrol) in the UK, about £4 per gallon. The imperial gallon is 20% more in volume than the US Gallon and is dispensed at the pump by the litre (4.5 litres to the gallon).
On street parking is available in most urban areas in Scotland. It costs around £1 per hour where fees apply. Pay and display machines, which dispense tickets, are marked with a large P. Tickets should be placed on your dashboard for viewing by traffic wardens who inspect paid-for-parking zones regularly. Parking regulations are enforced with fines of £25 for cars parked illegally.
You will also find privately run parking lots.
There are no vaccinations required to visit Scotland.
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