Overview

Here is your opportunity to join the GOLFSelect team on what promises to be a highly memorable escorted trip to Scotland from July 18-31, 2022. We are sure there will be many highlights as we experience the best of golf in Scotland, some great accommodation and also enjoy many memorable times with like-minded golfers and friends!

Inclusions and detailed itinerary as follows:

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The trip commences on the west coast of Scotland where you will stay for 4 nights at the luxurious Trump Turnberry Resort. Combining wonderful Scottish hospitality with a stunning hotel that sits high on the hill overlooking the golf courses, stunning coastline with the famous Ailsa Craig as a backdrop, will certainly get you in a relaxed mood from the get-go. Playing two magnificent Open venues in Royal Troon and Turnberry will be the perfect way to start the trip!

From Turnberry we then head to the well known East Lothian golfing region. Known as Scotland's Golf Coast, this area is only 30 minutes from Edinburgh and there are an incredible 21 golf courses dotted along the coast. In the 4 nights we are staying at the Marine Hotel and Spa in North Berwick we won't play them all but we are sure there will be a few takers to play as many as possible, while others sit in the bar and admire their efforts! Playing Dunbar, North Berwick and Muirfield (rated 12 in the world and extremely difficult to get on to!) will certainly add to the highlights of the trip. The accommodation has wonderful views over the North Berwick golf course and surrounding coastline. The location is only a short walk into town, making this an ideal location as the middle part of our trip.

The final part of the tour sees us head to the historic region of St Andrews. Your 5 nights accommodation at Hotel du Vin is less than 200 metres from the first tee of the Old Course and you are also literally a stones throw from West Beach, the University of St Andrews and the centre of town. Your golfing experience here will be like no other with plenty of 'wow' moments such as the spectacular Kingsbarns and the testing surrounds of Carnoustie (widely regarded as one of the toughest courses on The Open Rota). One final round on the hallowed Old course at St Andrews awaits those fortunate enough to play it, if you are successful through the ballot. Apart from the world-class golf the charm of St Andrews cannot be underestimated and you will find yourself immersed in the history of golf over the last 700 years.

This memorable trip finishes with a farewell dinner in St Andrews where we will recount many stories of "what could have been", "what was" and "what will be", before we depart on July 31, 2022.

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** If you are interested in any golf holiday arrangements before (or after) the escorted travel dates then please contact us accordingly to discuss any preferences. **

We look forward in welcoming you on this magnificent tour and highly recommend you contact us promptly, as we are limiting this trip to 20 golfers.

Best wishes for the upcoming Christmas season!

Matt Ridge - GOLFSelect Travel

Itinerary Day-by-Day

Monday, 18 July 2022
Notes Meet in Edinburgh
Coach Coach transfer to Turnberry
Golf
Turnberry Resort - King Robert the Bruce Course (18 holes golf with pull buggy - all details tbc) 
This world class golf experience thrills golfers of all abilities. Distinctive bunkering, visually attractive wetland areas and swathes of gorse all adds to the exciting challenges of this great links course. This 18 hole course has a par of 72, and, has 5 par 3 holes, a characteristic shared with the new Ailsa Course.
Winery Welcome dinner at Turnberry
Accommodation
Trump Turnberry   (Standard room with daily breakfast ) 
Turnberry Hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the Ailsa Course - one of the world's top 100 courses. An extensive renovation programme has restored the original vision of the hotel, transforming its public rooms and ensuring Turnberry's enduring reputation as one of the world's top hotels.
Tuesday, 19 July 2022
Golf
Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course (18 holes golf with pull buggy, 1 x forecaddie per group incl - all details tbc) 
Royal Troon's Old Course is regarded as one of the great links courses in Scotland. It is a challenging test of golfing ability with the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom.
Accommodation
Trump Turnberry   
Turnberry Hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the Ailsa Course - one of the world's top 100 courses. An extensive renovation programme has restored the original vision of the hotel, transforming its public rooms and ensuring Turnberry's enduring reputation as one of the world's top hotels.
Wednesday, 20 July 2022
Golf
Prestwick Golf Club (Optional Golf) 
Prestwick Golf Club is situated just half an hour south west of Glasgow on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast. A stretch of land unequalled anywhere in the world for prime golfing terrain.
Accommodation
Trump Turnberry   
Turnberry Hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the Ailsa Course - one of the world's top 100 courses. An extensive renovation programme has restored the original vision of the hotel, transforming its public rooms and ensuring Turnberry's enduring reputation as one of the world's top hotels.
Thursday, 21 July 2022
Golf
Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course (18 holes golf with pull buggy, 1 x forecaddie per group incl - all details tbc) 
The Ailsa course at Turnberry is spectacular, sitting on a perfect piece of links land with the water providing a perfect backdrop. Home to a number of memorable Open Championships, the course has been remodelled providing even more challenge.
Accommodation
Trump Turnberry   
Turnberry Hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the Ailsa Course - one of the world's top 100 courses. An extensive renovation programme has restored the original vision of the hotel, transforming its public rooms and ensuring Turnberry's enduring reputation as one of the world's top hotels.
Friday, 22 July 2022
Notes Check out of accommodation. Transfer to East Lothian accom.
Notes Optional Golf
Accommodation
Marine Hotel & Spa   (Standard room with daily breakfast ) 
The Marine Hotel & Spa is at the heart of the East Lothian golfing coast, the hotel overlooks the 16th green of North Berwick's Championship West Links course, which threads along the edge of the Forth of Firth.
Saturday, 23 July 2022
Golf
Dunbar Golf Club (18 holes golf with pull buggy, 1 x forecaddie per group incl - all details tbc) 
Golf has been played here for over 150 years with the Club being established in 1856. Visitors to Dunbar Golf Club are always warmly welcomed by the Club and the Staff and you are sure to enjoy a wonderful experience on this traditional links course and in the warm atmosphere of the clubhouse and restaurant.
Accommodation
Marine Hotel & Spa   
The Marine Hotel & Spa is at the heart of the East Lothian golfing coast, the hotel overlooks the 16th green of North Berwick's Championship West Links course, which threads along the edge of the Forth of Firth.
Sunday, 24 July 2022
Golf
North Berwick Golf Club (18 holes golf with pull buggy, 1 x forecaddie per group incl - all details tbc) 
North Berwick Golf Club provides a perfect blend of tradition, hospitality and a unique golfing challenge. The course is a true Links, starting in the town centre and stretching west along the shores of the Firth of Forth.
Accommodation
Marine Hotel & Spa   
The Marine Hotel & Spa is at the heart of the East Lothian golfing coast, the hotel overlooks the 16th green of North Berwick's Championship West Links course, which threads along the edge of the Forth of Firth.
Monday, 25 July 2022
Notes Optional Golf OR Sightseeing in Edinburgh
Accommodation
Marine Hotel & Spa   
The Marine Hotel & Spa is at the heart of the East Lothian golfing coast, the hotel overlooks the 16th green of North Berwick's Championship West Links course, which threads along the edge of the Forth of Firth.
Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Notes Check out of accom
Golf
Muirfield (18 holes golf with pull buggy - all details tbc) 
Muirfield is the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers whose records date back to 1744. Muirfield Golf Course is simply unique with many memories of Open Championships and possessing some of the most memorable holes in golf, Muirfield Golf Course will captivate any player.
Coach Transfer to St Andrews accom
Accommodation
Hotel du Vin & Bistro St Andrews   (Standard room with daily breakfast ) 
Hotel du Vin St Andrews is in the heart of the old town, housed in a traditional stone and slate terrace building with stunning views of the famous West Sands, just a 200 metre walk down the hill to the famous 1st tee of the Old course at St Andrews.
Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Golf
Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course (18 holes golf with pull buggy, 1 x forecaddie per group incl - all details tbc) 
Golf has been played over the links at Carnoustie Golf Links since the 1500s, but the present course came into being in 1850 when it was designed by Alan Robertson of St Andrews. It has had some modificiations since then, however since 1937 it has remained untouched. Carnoustie provides the same challenge for the modern golfer that confronted players nearly 70 years ago.
Accommodation
Hotel du Vin & Bistro St Andrews   
Hotel du Vin St Andrews is in the heart of the old town, housed in a traditional stone and slate terrace building with stunning views of the famous West Sands, just a 200 metre walk down the hill to the famous 1st tee of the Old course at St Andrews.
Thursday, 28 July 2022
Notes Day at leisure or Optional golf
Accommodation
Hotel du Vin & Bistro St Andrews   
Hotel du Vin St Andrews is in the heart of the old town, housed in a traditional stone and slate terrace building with stunning views of the famous West Sands, just a 200 metre walk down the hill to the famous 1st tee of the Old course at St Andrews.
Friday, 29 July 2022
Golf
St Andrews Links - Old Course (** Opportunity to play Old course would be via ballott from July 27-30, 2022 - all arrangements tbc ** ) 
The Old Course at St Andrews is a must for all avid golfers, who should make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. This is where it all started, the undoubted Home of Golf.
Accommodation
Hotel du Vin & Bistro St Andrews   
Hotel du Vin St Andrews is in the heart of the old town, housed in a traditional stone and slate terrace building with stunning views of the famous West Sands, just a 200 metre walk down the hill to the famous 1st tee of the Old course at St Andrews.
Saturday, 30 July 2022
Golf
Kingsbarns Golf Links (18 holes golf with pull buggy, 1 x forecaddie per group incl - all details tbc) 
While its golf origins date back to 1793, the multi-award-winning Kingsbarns Golf Links only opened in the summer of 2000. It immediately established itself as one of the world's must-play links courses and is currently ranked 65th on Golf Magazines Top 100 World list.
Dining Farewell dinner
Accommodation
Hotel du Vin & Bistro St Andrews   
Hotel du Vin St Andrews is in the heart of the old town, housed in a traditional stone and slate terrace building with stunning views of the famous West Sands, just a 200 metre walk down the hill to the famous 1st tee of the Old course at St Andrews.
Sunday, 31 July 2022
Notes Departure Day
Coach Coach transfer to Edinburgh will be available

Golf Courses

Dunbar Golf Club

East Links
Dunbar, SCO, EH42 1LL
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - Edinburgh & South East

Dunbar Golf Club

Golf has been played here for over 150 years with the Club being established in 1856. Visitors to Dunbar Golf Club are always warmly welcomed by the Club and the Staff and you are sure to enjoy a wonderful experience on this traditional links course and in the warm atmosphere of the clubhouse and restaurant.

Laid out in 1857 and redesigned by Old Tom Morris around 1894, Dunbar East Links is situated on the estuary of the Firth of Forth is a breathtaking layout of a Championship links.

It is used as an Open Championship Qualifying Venue when the Open is played at Muirfield and all of the major Scottish Championships have been played here, The Scottish Amateur, Scottish Professional Championships, and Scottish Boys’ Championship. The British Ladies and the Ladies Home Internationals have also enjoyed Dunbar as a venue.

Summer or Winter, playing the links course on the shores of the North Sea is a very special experience for any keen golfer. Situated on a narrow strip of land which follows the contours of a rocky exposed beach, bordered on the other side by the Old Deer Park wall making it a challenging course for all levels of players.

Well defined holes following the natural contours of the coastline. Being by the sea shore naturally means that the wind plays a main factor with the course itself, a light breeze can transform this course into a serious challenge, producing a new playing experience with every round.

Renowned for its friendly welcoming atmosphere, playing at Dunbar East Links is an experience that is not soon forgotten, offering all year round golf. This is a classic links golf course, with outstanding views over the Firth of Forth, May Island and towards the distant outline of Fife. Dunbar East Links is on the eastern edge of Dunbar, lying within the county of East Lothian which is historically known as the “Cradle of Golf”.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 6597
Architect: Old Tom Morris
Design Year: 1856

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Muirfield

Duncur Road
Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, SCO, EH31 2EG
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - Edinburgh & South East

Muirfield

Muirfield is the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers whose records date back to 1744. Muirfield Golf Course is simply unique with many memories of Open Championships and possessing some of the most memorable holes in golf, Muirfield Golf Course will captivate any player.

Muirfield is the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers whose records date back to 1744. Muirfield Golf Course is simply unique. Words usually fail to describe how it feels to play the couse. With many memories of Open Championships and possessing some of the most memorable holes in golf, Muirfield Golf Course will captivate any player.

The East Lothian course is regarded by many of the game's top players as being the "fairest" on the rota of courses used by the R&A for the Open Championship.  One of the unusual charms about the Scottish version is that it is laid out in two separate loops, the front nine running clockwise on the outer and the back nine going in the opposite direction on the inner.

Muirfield certainly has a history of producing 'great' champions, the latest being Ernie Els, who lifted the Claret Jug there last year. Jack Nicklaus was also an Open winner here and he was so impressed that he decided to name his own course in Ohio as 'Muirfield Village'.

Course Information

Par: 6616
ACR:
Length (m): 71
Architect: Old Tom Morris
Design Year: 1891

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North Berwick Golf Club

Beach Road
North Berwick, East Lothian, SCO, EH39 4BB
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - Edinburgh & South East

North Berwick Golf Club

North Berwick Golf Club provides a perfect blend of tradition, hospitality and a unique golfing challenge. The course is a true Links, starting in the town centre and stretching west along the shores of the Firth of Forth.

North Berwick Golf Club provides a perfect blend of tradition, hospitality and a unique golfing challenge. The course is a true Links, starting in the town centre and stretching west along the shores of the Firth of Forth.

Guests will be as impressed with stunning views over sandy beaches, rocky islands and the hills of Fife to the north, as with a course which features the best of traditional links design.

North Berwick Golf Club, the 13th oldest in the world, has a long and proud history, from staging many of the legendary challenge matches of the 19th Century to hosting major events, including Final Qualifying for the Open Championship, in the 21st.

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR:
Length (m): 6041
Architect:
Design Year: 1832

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Prestwick Golf Club

2 Links Road
Prestwick, SCO, KA9 1QG
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club is situated just half an hour south west of Glasgow on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast. A stretch of land unequalled anywhere in the world for prime golfing terrain.

Forever remembered as the birthplace of the Open Championship, Prestwick Golf Club has hosted 24 Opens in all, the last one being 1926, after which the crowds were deemed too large.

Prestwick Golf Club is situated just half an hour south west of Glasgow on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast. A stretch of land unequalled anywhere in the world for prime golfing terrain. Prestwick shares it boundaries with Royal Troon and is just 20 minutes from Turnberry, with Open final qualifying courses such as Kilmarnock Barassie, Glasgow Gailes, Western Gailes and Irvine Bogside all within just 5 minutes drive.

Prestwick Golf Club is a relaxed and friendly club that enjoys hosting golfers from all around the World. Visitors are encouraged to use their temporary membership to its full capacity, and enjoy the full lunch in the lavish Dining room or just a snack in the relaxed Cardinal room.

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR:
Length (m): 6158
Architect:
Design Year: 1851

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Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course

Craigend Road
Troon, Ayrshire, SCO, KA10 6EP
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course

Royal Troon's Old Course is regarded as one of the great links courses in Scotland. It is a challenging test of golfing ability with the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom.

Founded in 1878 by a few enthusiasts Troon Golf Club soon outgrew its purely local reputation. The Old Course today presents a stern golfing examination and in particular the inward half of Royal Troon is widely accepted as the most demanding of any Course on the Championship rota.

One of the great links courses in Scotland, the Old Course is a challenging test of golfing ability. With the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom, accurate shot making is essential. Players should make their scores on the outward nine, as the prevailing north-westerly wind can make the back nine extremely difficult.

 

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR: 74
Length (m): 6537
Architect: Willie Fernie
Design Year: 1878

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Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course

Turnberry, Ayrshire, SCO, KA26 9LT
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course

The Ailsa course at Turnberry is spectacular, sitting on a perfect piece of links land with the water providing a perfect backdrop. Home to a number of memorable Open Championships, the course has been remodelled providing even more challenge.

The most junior of Open venues, the Ailsa course at Turnberry is nevertheless one of the best and toughest challenges in championship golf.

Sited between the magnificent Trump Turnberry Resort and the sea, this great course weaves in and out of spectacular dunes that, with Turnberry lighthouse and Ailsa Craig standing over 1200 foot high out at sea, form great backdrops to all of the holes.

The course has recently undergone an extensive renovation with the changing of a number of holes providing even more excitement along the cliffs. In fact the trio of holes 9, 10, 11 rival if not surpass those at Pebble Beach. The iconic Turnberry lighthouse has been transformed into arguably the world's best halfway house providing amazing views at the end of the 9th hole.

Although stretched to over 7,000 yards for Open Championships, the medal course is not one that demands great power for par but rather more care and attention to detail both off the tee and with the approach shots. This course has seen some of the best exhibitions ever in the game, particularly over its closing holes testing the world's greatest players to their limits.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 5855
Architect: Willie Fernie, McPherson Ebert
Design Year: 1909, 2016

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Turnberry Resort - King Robert the Bruce Course

Turnberry
Ayrshire, SCO, KA26 9LT
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Turnberry Resort - King Robert the Bruce Course

This world class golf experience thrills golfers of all abilities. Distinctive bunkering, visually attractive wetland areas and swathes of gorse all adds to the exciting challenges of this great links course. This 18 hole course has a par of 72, and, has 5 par 3 holes, a characteristic shared with the new Ailsa Course.

The course is named after the King of Scotland, Robert the Bruce, the historical warrior who led Scotland to claim its right as an independent country in the Battle of Bannockburn in June 1314. He was born in July 1274 in Turnberry Castle. The Turnberry Lighthouse now stands amongst the ruins of this medieval castle.

Martin Ebert, responsible for the reborn Ailsa, had been commissioned to create what is a stunning sibling to the legendary Ailsa course. This world class golf experience thrills golfers of all abilities. Distinctive bunkering, visually attractive wetland areas and swathes of gorse all adds to the exciting challenges of this great links course. This 18 hole course has a par of 72, and, has 5 par 3 holes, a characteristic shared with the new Ailsa Course.

Breathtaking vistas from the 8th 9th, 10th and 11th delight golfers, with spectacular views of Turnberry’s stunning coastline, castle ruins and the lighthouse.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 0
Architect:
Design Year: 2017

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Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course

Links Parade
Carnoustie, Angus, SCO, DD7 7JE
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - St. Andrews & East

Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course

Golf has been played over the links at Carnoustie Golf Links since the 1500s, but the present course came into being in 1850 when it was designed by Alan Robertson of St Andrews. It has had some modificiations since then, however since 1937 it has remained untouched. Carnoustie provides the same challenge for the modern golfer that confronted players nearly 70 years ago.

Golf has been played over the links at Carnoustie Golf Links since the 1500’s but the present course came into being in 1850 when it was designed by Alan Robertson of St Andrews. It has had some modificiations since then, however since 1937 it has remained untouched. Carnoustie provides a challenge for the modern golfer which confronted the player nearly 70 years ago.

Given its quality, it is difficult to comprehend why the wonderful links at Carnoustie lay virtually undiscovered for so long and why it took until 1931 for it to host its first British Open. Since then, this great links has hosted the Open on six occasions.

Carnoustie Championship course is now in the finest condition it has ever been. Not only does it offer the ultimate challenge to every golfer but it provides a playing quality second to none.

It will provide you with one of the sternest tests of golf in the world - a relatively flat course, Carnoustie's main defences are from the wind and the two burns that run across the links through out, quietly awaiting the shot that is slightly less than perfect.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 6941
Architect: Alan Robertson
Design Year: 1850

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Kingsbarns Golf Links

Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife, SCO, KY16 8QD
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - St. Andrews & East

Kingsbarns Golf Links

While its golf origins date back to 1793, the multi-award-winning Kingsbarns Golf Links only opened in the summer of 2000. It immediately established itself as one of the world's must-play links courses and is currently ranked 65th on Golf Magazines Top 100 World list.

While its golf origins date back to 1793, the multi-award-winning Kingsbarns Golf Links only opened in the summer of 2000. It immediately established itself as one of the world’s must-play links courses – debuting at 46th on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Worldwide list.

Since 2001, Kingsbarns has co-hosted the annual European Tour’s elite Dunhill Links Championship along with the Old Course and Carnoustie. Kingsbarns has become a favourite destination for first-time and returning international and UK golf visitors to St Andrews. This reputation is based on a combination of playability, dramatic seaside location, classic links turf and staff dedicated to personal service.

Designed by Kyle Phillips and Mark Parsinen, every hole on this championship standard course offers inspiring views of the North Sea.

Sir Michael Bonallack, Past Captain and Past Secretary of the R&A said of Kingbarns: "Mere words cannot convey just how extraordinary the place is. It must be seen to be believed. And once seen, it will never be forgotten".

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 7126
Architect: Mark Parsinen and Kyle Phillips
Design Year: 2000

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St Andrews Links - Old Course

West Sands Road
St Andrews, Fife, SCO, KY16 9XL
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - St. Andrews & East

St Andrews Links - Old Course

The Old Course at St Andrews is a must for all avid golfers, who should make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. This is where it all started, the undoubted Home of Golf.

The Old Course at St Andrews is a must for all avid golfers, who should make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. This is where it all started – 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 marvellous experience. The course is known for its 112 bunkers including one of the most famous in golf, the Road Hole bunker at the 17th hole.

A peculiar feature of the layout of the Old Course is the double greens where the outward and inward holes are cut on the same putting surface. These large greens can mean that golfers may be faced with putts of almost 100 yards.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 6721
Architect:
Design Year:

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