Golf at St. Andrews, Scotland
Self Drive Tour or Luxury Chauffeured Tour
The golfer's dream in the heart of Scotland. Play the celebrated golf courses of St Andrews and experience the stunning scenery and warm hospitality of Scotland.
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St. Andrews is the number one golfing region in Scotland. The courses are neatly clustered together so you spend more time playing golf, and relaxing afterwards, and less time on the road. Based in St. Andrews, the “Home of Golf”, you can easily play Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and all St. Andrews Courses, including Old, New, and Castle. We can customize your vacation itinerary with options to add other golf courses such as Muirfield, Gullane, North Berwick, and Dunbar, just East of Edinburgh. No wonder the Scottish East Coast is the place to be for golf!
To customize this itinerary, talk to one of our golf destination experts on 800.832.1848 or 212.757.5797.
- Day 1: Arrive in Scotland & golf at St. Andrews Jubilee Course
- 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 St Andrews Castle Course
- Day 7: Transfer to Edinburgh airport
Included in This Tour
- Meet & Greet on arrival by Destination Golf Representative.
- 6-Rounds on Championship Links Courses.
- Golfers Packing List & recommendations.
- Guaranteed tee-times & greens fees.
- Private transfers
- 6-nights deluxe hotel accommodations with full breakfast daily.
- Deluxe portfolio of Travel Documents & Personalized Itinerary.
- Also available: Self-Drive rental vehicle with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance.
Day 1: Arrive Scotland & play St. Andrews Jubilee Course
Pick up your rental vehicle or meet your Driver Guide. Drive to St. Andrews for a 6-night stay at The Old Course Hotel OR The Rusacks Hotel overlooking the first and 18th holes of the world-renowned Old Course. Welcome to the “Home of Golf.”
Play the Jubilee Course this afternoon. 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 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.
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 considered the equal of 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
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. The attention to detail here is extraordinary, there are sea views from every hole.
Day 6: Golf St. Andrews Castle Course
Also known as course No. 7 of the famed St. Andrews Links Trust, the Castle course adds to the brilliance of possibly the world’s best collection of links golf courses. Playing the Castle Course is the perfect way to end your Scottish golfing adventure.
Day 7: Transfer to Edinburgh airport
Say goodbye to your driver / guide, or return your rental vehicle, and prepare for your return flight home!
The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews, UK
This 5 star hotel Borders the renowned 17th 'Road Hole' of the Old Course in the Home of Golf , the Old Course Hotel enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the famous links courses, the West Sands beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. With a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, the hotel offers quietly confident service, luxurious facilities and a warm welcome in the finest traditions of Scottish hospitality. The Old Course Hotel offers an exceptional choice of bars and restaurants from the chic informality of the Sands Grill to delicious dining in the acclaimed Road Hole Restaurant (3 AA rosettes). In addition , the hotel's traditional pub The Jigger Inn serves fine home-cooked food, and The Duke's Bar & Grill offers a traditional Scottish golfers' menu. And their award winning Road Hole Bar offers Scotland's finest malt whiskies from over 200 distilleries.
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
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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