The Atlantic Ocean creeps into the Firth of Clyde and brushes against the shore. Lighthouses illuminate the cobalt water. Sandy beaches turn into grassy hills. Spectators watch people golf as if each individual were a professional. Your 8-day tour of British Open clubs in Scotland takes you from Ayr to St. Andrews in the name of golf history. Spend your days playing coastal courses and your evenings relaxing in the luxuries of five-star hotels. You can feel the exclusivity of your golf excursion...
28 miles west of Glasgow is a tall, white lighthouse standing against the calm waters of the Firth of Clyde, the largest and deepest coastal waters in Britain. The port town of Gourock is painted bright colors as it looks out to the marina. Small fishing boats dot the blue Atlantic waters. Their masts sway in the gentle wading ocean. The Southwest Highlands rise around the Clyde Estuary in the distance. Southwest along the Firth is Ayr, a city known for its long stretch of sandy beaches and Georgian homes. Land in Glasgow where your private transfer waits for you at the airport. The city has a contemporary earthiness draped across the buildings, filled with an almost hidden sophistication.
Victorian buildings leave a legacy of the wealth amassed by the manufacturing trade around the turn of the 20th century. The timeless Glasgow Cathedral was constructed in the 15th century and maintains a dark, medieval interior. However the Gothic architecture offers insight into the construction of the old city. Regimental colors dangle alongside the entry nave. The wooden roof contains timber dating back to its original gathering in the 14th century. You leave the city behind and make your way along edges of the rippling coastal waters and arrive at Turnberry. The greenery stretches across the Scottish lowlands and spreads from coast to coast. Settle into your luxurious accommodations near the cool lapping waters of the Atlantic.
Setting the Scene
Power of the Green
View from the Fairways
Taking Up the Gauntlet
- Play a gauntlet, double round of golf at the birthplace of the game on the Old Course and New Course of St. Andrews
- Explore celebrated courses home to numerous British Opens
- Enjoy the challenging, extraordinary landscaped golf courses on the west and east coasts of Scotland
- Witness the splendor of the Scottish countryside
- Tour historic architecture between golf rounds
- Relax in plush and luxurious resort style accommodation
The ball sits atop the tee and waits for your swing. The pin flutters in the distance as a beacon hundreds of yards away. Bunkers hide in the shadows of sloping hills flanking the fairway. You grip the club, set your feet, reach back, and swing. The ball sails over the manicured grass and bounces closer to the green. You can imagine the crowd clapping, cheering you on as you play. This custom tailored Scotland golf vacation tour of British Open clubs helps you experience the glory of historic design, legendary rounds, and exceptional victories.
Your luxury Scotland tour for golf begins with your arrival in Glasgow. The city is filled with a turn of the century charm that emanates a contemporary energy. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and takes you along the Firth of Clyde coastline to Turnberry. The remarkable resort offers spectacular views and splendid luxury on approximately 800 acres of land. You make your way to Prestwick and find its unique history vibrant and tangible. The first British Open was played on the club grounds in 1860.
Royal Troon has held the British Open on eight separate occasions. The distance to the green varies greatly because each hole offers a distinctive challenge for amateurs and professionals alike. The landscape around Ailsa Course is as spectacular as the course itself. Play along curving coastline filled with rocky outcroppings. Transfer to St. Andrews, the home of golf, and explore the charm and history of the city at your own pace. Carnoustie Course offers the challenge of its flat and open holes, leaving most of your shots open to the elements.
You calculate each swing to move the ball closer to the green. On the Old Course of St. Andrews you can feel the drama of history as you traverse the first golf course. In the same day you will play the New Course of St. Andrews, which carves through gorse bushes. Relax in the spa or around the plushness of your hotel before your private transfer escorts you to the airport for your flight home.
$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
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