The Grand Golf Itinerary of Scotland truly is a “bucket-list” tour. Based in three of the best golfing regions in the world you will play ten rounds of iconic golf, stay at the best hotels and sample some of the finest cuisine available in Scotland.
This golf itinerary is based on 8 golfers and is priced at £9550.00 per person based on sharing a classic twin bedroom with full Scottish breakfast each day.
We have put together this links itinerary to meet the needs of those who want to do it in style. If you are coming to Scotland for the first time, or you are returning, this tour will tick off some of the best golf, dining and accommodation Scotland has to offer.
Day 1 Arrival – Transfer to Trump Turnberry
Best to arrive at Glasgow Airport to be met by the Muirfield Travel team for your executive transfer to The Trump Turnberry Resort.
Transfer time approximately 45 minutes.
Day 2 Play Royal Troon - Stay Trump Turnberry
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.
Day 3 Play Western Gailes - Stay Trump Turnberry
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.
Day 4 Play Turnberry (Ailsa Course) - Stay Trump Turnberry
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.
Day 5 Transfer to The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews
Executive transfer to St Andrew’s. Check into the 5* Old Course Hotel and then relax, soak up the atmosphere and take in the best view in St Andrews with some drinks in The Road Hole Bar followed by dining splendour at The Road Hole Restaurant. All ready for tomorrow’s golf.
Day 6 Play The New Course, St Andrews - Stay The Old Course Hotel
The oldest ‘new’ course in the world, the second course at the Home of Golf was built by the Keeper of the Green Tom Morris in 1895 and it was imaginatively named to differentiate from its famous neighbour. Boasting undulating fairways and challenging greens, the New Course is a classic test of links golf.
Before playing at the home of golf you will transfer to Hotel Du Vin.
Day 7 Play The Old Course, St Andrews - Stay The Old Course Hotel
The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The home of golf.
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.
Day 8 Play Carnoustie - Stay The Old Course Hotel
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.
Day 9 Play Kingsbarns - Transfer and Check-in to Greywalls Hotel, Gullane
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.
Day 10 Play Muirfield - Stay Greywalls Hotel
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.
Day 11 Play North Berwick West Links - Stay Greywalls Hotel - Dine at Chez Roux
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.
Day 12 Breakfast & Transfer to the Airport
After a relaxing breakfast you driver will make sure you get to the Airport in pleanty of time for your flight home.
Accommodation Highlight - Old Course Hotel 4 nights
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.
Accomodation Highlights - Trump Turnberry Hotel - 4 nights
Not just a splendid hotel on the Ayrshire coast, more a way of life centred on golf. Looks out over the 2 celebrated courses- The Ailsa and King Robert The Bruce with Ailsa Craig the enigmatic lump of rock in the sea in the background. Restaurant and bars include-1906 Restaurant,The Grand Tea Lounge & Bar. At the Clubhouse eat informally at The Duel in the Sun restaurant.
Rooms include: TV, in room safe, phone, WiFi, Flat screen TV, Air Conditioning.
Accommodation Highlight - Greywalls Hotel - 3 nights
Greywalls Hotel is situated adjacent to the Muirfield championship golf course with stunning views over East Lothian and the Firth of Forth beyond. Bordering the greens of the 9th & 18th holes, it has earned itself a reputation as ‘a golfers’ paradise’. The rooms are traditionally appointed and the Albert Roux restaurant provides fine dining at its best.
Chez Roux at Greywalls
Spread across 4 rooms, including a Whisky room and Sunroom, Chez Roux can offer settings to suit the occasion, season or time-of day. The service matches that of the hotel; welcoming yet refined, attentive yet unobtrusive.
Dining St Andrews
Dining options in St Andrew are vast. From the fine dining experience of the Road Hole Restaurant to a burger in the Jigger Inn and everything in between, St Andrews has so much to offer .
Dining Highlight – The Road Hole Restaurant
Discover the taste of St Andrews at the Road Hole Restaurant. The 3 AA awarded restaurant offers majestic views of The Old Course and the North Sea whilst you dine. Whether you’re ordering from the grill or sampling the seafood, all the ingredients are locally sourced.
Dining Highlight Braidwoods
With a Michelin star, Braidwoods is a splendid place to enjoy the perfect meal. The Braidwoods cooking blends original pub tradition with a creative flare and many modern twists on classic themes. Locally caught seafood and the best Scottish lamb, deer and game-birds are staples of their ever-changing menu, but so are subtle use of more exotic herbs and spices.
Drinks The Jigger Inn
The world famous golfing pub with good old-fashioned comfort food, open fires and local ales. With a good selection of golfing memorabilia, there is no better place to enjoy it’s very own ‘Jigger ale’ after your round.