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Introducing

Ten days, eight courses, five Open venues on both East and West coasts. The Daddy of them all.

 

 

Arrival Day 1

Fly into Edinburgh Airport and transfer to St Andrew’s. Check into the Old Course Hotel and then relax with some drinks in The Jigger Inn. Dine in splendour at The Road Hole Restaurant and get ready for tomorrow.

Play Kingsbarns Day 2

Situated just 6 miles from St Andrews Kingsbarns is an important addition to the ancient links courses in this area. One of the delights of the course is that you can see the North Sea from virtually every part of the course. Created by the vision of Kyle Philips in the late 20th century earthmovers rumbled and shifted hundreds and thousands of tonnes of earth to create the landscape you see today, uncovering The Cambo burn as part of the work.

Kingsbarns jointly hosts The Alfred Dunhill Cup every year and has also hosted The Women’s British Open in the past few years.

Info
  • Par 72
  • Terrain – Coastline
  • Difficulty – Intermediate
  • World ranking 2017 – 42nd
  • UK ranking 2017 – 13th
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  • Buggies
  • Power Trollies
  • Practice Range
  • Equipment Hire
  • Caddy services
  • Dress code – Casual
Itinerary
  • 08:00 – Breakfast at the Old Course Hotel
  • 09:00 – Relax at The Kohler Waters Spa
  • 10:00 – Transfer to Kingsbarns
  • 11:00 – Tee off at Kingsbarns
  • 16:00 – Tour of the Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery
  • 18:00 – Drinks at The Vic
  • 19:00 – Dinner at The Adamson

Play Carnoustie Day 3

Designed in 1850 by Alan Robertson with minor changes by Mackenzie and Ebert in 2017, Carnoustie is a world-renowned links golf course. A host to The Open on seven occasions, Carnoustie is all set to host the 2018 Championship.

A very challenging links course, who can forget Jean Van de Velde’s Open demise on the 18th hole in the Barry Burn!

Not the most scenic of courses (you rarely get glimpses of the sea), it nevertheless tests every shot in the bag on more than one occasion.

Info
  • Par 70
  • Terrain – Coastline
  • Difficulty – Challenging
  • World Ranking 2017 – 26th
  • UK Ranking 2017 – 9th
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  • Buggies
  • Power Trollies
  • Practice Range
  • Professional Shop
  • Caddy services
  • Equipment Hire
  • Dress code – Casual
Itinerary
  • 07:30 – Breakfast Old Course Hotel
  • 08:15 – Transfer to Carnoustie
  • 10:00 – Tee off on The Championship Course
  • 16:00 – Drinks at Ogstons
  • 18:00 – Dinner at The Steak Barn
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Play Old Course St. Andrews Day 4

The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilken Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all.

Info
  • Par 72
  • Terrain – Coastline
  • Difficulty – Intermediate
  • World Ranking 2017 – 5th
  • UK Ranking 2017 – 2nd
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  • Caddy services
  • Power Trollies
  • Equipment Hire
  • Practice Range
  • Dress code – Casual
Itinerary
  • 08:00 – Breakfast at the Old Course Hotel
  • 09:00 – Tee off at The Old Course
  • 13:00 – Lunch at The Road Hole Restaurant
  • 14:00 – Transfer to Turnberry
  • 19:00 – Enjoy dinner and drinks at The Wildings

Play Turnberry (Ailsa Course) Day 5

Named after the third Marquess of Ailsa, who owned the land on which it was built, this par-71, 6, 7489-yard Championship course is one of golf’s storied places. Home to four Open Championships, Ailsa has shaped some of the most remarkable moments in the tournament’s history. Set alongside the glorious Ayrshire coastline, with Arran and Ailsa Craig as a stunning backdrop, it is one of the finest golfing destinations in the world. The relatively recent acquisition by Trump has seen some additional work to the course layout completed to universal acclaim.

Info
  • Par 71
  • Terrain – Coastline
  • Difficulty – Challenging
  • World Ranking 2017 – 19th
  • UK Ranking 2017 – 6th
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  • Buggies
  • Power Trollies
  • Caddy services
  • Equipment Hire
  • Practice Range
  • Dress code – Casual
Itinerary
  • 08:00 – Breakfast at The 1906 restaurant
  • 09:00 – Tee off on Ailsa Course
  • 13:00 – Lunch at the Duel in the Sun restaurant
  • 15:00 – Hendricks Gin Distillery Tour
  • 19:00 – Drinks at The Grand Tea Lounge & Bar
  • 20:00 – Dinner at The 1906 restaurant

Play Royal Troon Day 6

Troon was founded in 1878 after a meeting in the pub by a few golf enthusiasts.  Designed originally by George Strath, James Braid later modified and extended the layout.

Troon first hosted The Open in 1923 with the most recent being in 2016 when Henrik Stenson was named Champion Golfer. Troon was bestowed Royal status in 1978 (the last course to be granted such status) and is a traditional 9 out and 9 back course. So make your score on the outward nine as the inward nine is severe; often playing into the prevailing wind.

Info
  • Par 71
  • Terrain – Coastline
  • Difficulty – Challenging
  • World Ranking 2017 –77th
  • UK Ranking 2017 – 25th
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  • Buggies
  • Power trollies
  • Practice Range
  • Caddy services
  • Equipment Hire
  • Repair Shop
  • Dress code – Casual
Itinerary
  • 07:30 – Breakfast at Turnberry
  • 08:15 – Transfer to Troon
  • 10:00 – Tee off on The Championship Course
  • 14:00 – Lunch at McCallum's
  • 16:30 – Spa at Turnberry
  • 19:00 – Dinner at Braidwood's
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Play Western Gailes Day 7

Four Glaswegians fed up playing on muddy parkland founded the club in 1897.

More or less a nine out and nine back in, Western is a real golfing test. Gently undulating fairways are occasionally interrupted by the three meandering burns that dissect this thin strip of land. The greens are cleverly located in naturally folded ground and are fast, firm and subtly contoured. The course has been used as a final qualifier when the Open has been held at either Troon or Turnberry.

Info
  • Par 71
  • Terrain – Coastline
  • Difficulty – Intermediate
  • UK Ranking 2017- 37th
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  • Caddy services
  • Power trollies
  • Equipment Hire
  • Dress code – Casual
Itinerary
  • 07:30 – Breakfast at Turnberry
  • 08:15 – Transfer to Western Gailes
  • 10:00 – Tee off at Western Gailes
  • 14:00 – Lunch in clubhouse
  • 15.30 – Transfer to Greywalls
  • 18:00 – Arrive
  • 19:00 – Dinner at The Old Clubhouse

Play North Berwick West Links Day 8

The West Links in North Berwick is a one off. With nine holes out and nine holes back in and with a short par 4 18th hole that finishes in the town, it has a similar layout to the Old Course. It’s also the 3rd oldest course in the world still playing over its original fairways. The views out over the Firth of Forth are magnificent and when you come to the par 3 15th hole (Redan) you will be playing the most copied hole in golf. No wonder it is one of the most loved (and popular) golf courses in Scotland.

Info
  • Par 71
  • Terrain – Coastline
  • Difficulty – Intermediate
  • World Ranking 2017 – 49th
  • UK Ranking 2017 – 16th
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  • Power Trollies
  • Professional Shop
  • Practice Range
  • Caddy services
  • Equipment Hire
  • Dress code – Casual
Itinerary
  • 08:00 – Breakfast at Greywalls
  • 09:00 – Tee off at North Berwick West Links
  • 13:00 – Lunch in clubhouse
  • 14:00 – Explore the Beach
  • 16:00 – Cocktails and whisky tasting at The Herringbone
  • 18:00 – Dinner at The Herringbone

Play Muirfield Day 9

Muirfield is the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (HCEG) – the world’s oldest golf club (being formed in 1744). It was the first course designed with concentric rings of nine holes (the outward nine running clockwise around the edge of the course and the inward nine running anti-clockwise inside the outward nine). This layout ensures the wind hits you from all directions! Host to 15 Opens and most recently won in 2013 by Phil Mickleson. It has also played host to the 1973 Ryder Cup won by The USA.

Info
  • Par 71
  • Terrain – Coastline
  • Difficulty – Challenging
  • World Ranking 2017 – 9th
  • UK Ranking 2017 – 4th
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  • Buggies
  • Power Trollies
  • Practice Range
  • Caddy services
  • Equipment Hire
  • Handicap limit of 18 (gents/ladies)
  • Dress code – Smart
Itinerary
  • 08:00 – Breakfast at Greywalls
  • 09:00 – Tee off at Muirfield
  • 13:00 – Lunch in Muirfield Clubhouse
  • 16:00 – Transfer to The Principal Hotel in Edinburgh
  • 18:00 – Dinner at Dishoom or The Ivy in St Andrews Square

Accommodation Highlight - Old Course Hotel

Bordering the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course, the Old Course Hotel overlooks the famous links course, the West Sands beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. This prestigious AA Five Star-awarded hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and is recognised as one of Europe’s leading resorts. The Old Course Hotel features a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, and French designer Jacques Garcia designed many of the hotel’s suites. Located just a short stroll from the town centre of St Andrews, it’s a great vacation spot for golfers and non-golfers alike.

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Accommodation Highlight - Greywalls Hotel

Greywalls Hotel is uniquely situated overlooking the Muirfield championship golf course with stunning views over East Lothian and the Firth of Forth. Bordering the world famous greens of the 9th & 18th holes, it has earned itself a reputation as ‘a golfers’ paradise’! Rooms are traditionally appointed and its Albert Roux restaurant provides fine dining at its finest.

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Dining Highlight - The Ivy on the Square

Located in the prestigious St. Andrew Square, in the heart of Edinburgh, The Ivy on the Square is an all-day British brasserie with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. The restaurant features a Parisian-style outdoor terrace and a bar, offering tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining just a stone’s throw from Princes Street.

Dining Highlight - The Road Hole Restaurant

Discover the taste of St Andrews at the Road Hole Restaurant. The 3 AA awarded restaurant offers sprawling views of the Old Course and the North Sea whilst you dine. Whether you’re ordering from the grill or sampling the seafood selection, their Scottish food is locally sourced, with the chefs regularly picking up fresh seafood.

Transportation

At Muirfield Travel we recognise that first impressions count. That’s why we pride ourselves on our perfectly presented vehicles and our immaculately turned out drivers.

Our customised booking system allows us to manage every client’s needs in real-time such as checking flight arrival and departure times. Giving us the ability to be pro-active and making transfers happen with no glitches.

Our fleet consists of Mercedes-Benz purpose built golf buses, Mercedes-Benz Viano MPV’s and Mercedes-Benz cars. We have an extended partner network that allows us to deliver exactly what the client needs at a moment’s notice. From executive coaches to helicopters and boats, we can take care of everything.