LINKS Scotland Golf Trip

2019 LINKS Magazine Trip to Scotland

Hosted by Jack & Nancy Purcell, Owners of LINKS

Provided by PerryGolf

 

7 Nights | 6 Rounds including the Old Course, Carnoustie,
Kingsbarns, Gullane No. 1, & North Berwick

June 14 — June 22, 2019 | Limited to 16 Golfers

*Registration Deadline is October 31st, 2018*

 

*Reservations made by September 28, 2018 will include a reduced non-refundable deposit of $500 per person.

*Reservations made after September 28, 2018 will require a non-refundable deposit of $1,500 per person. 

See our FAQ page for additional details

Trip Details:

Friday, June 14 – Saturday, June 15

  • Depart from the United States and arrive at Edinburgh Airport
  • Sightseeing Suggestion: Enjoy time in St. Andrews, one of the most Historic Towns of Scotland. Hallowed in the hearts of golfers the world over, St. Andrews is also a center of Secular, Spiritual, and Academic life. Take a stroll through the Cathedral grounds, once the resting place of Scotland’s patron saint and after whom the town is named, and pass the castle where the Bishops lived when St. Andrews was the Ecclesiastical capital of the country. The town is the perfect place to gift shop with hundreds of stores and boutiques, each with its own character and charm.

Sunday, June 16

  • Golf at St. Andrews New Course: Rated by many as the toughest of the St. Andrews Courses, the New Course was laid out by Old Tom Morris and opened in 1895. A great emphasis is placed on hitting the fairways as several holes have been carved through blankets of gorse bushes.
  • Accommodation: Fairmont St. Andrews
  • Sightseeing Suggestion: Travel to Crieff for a visit to the Glenturret Distillery; established in 1775 the distillery is the oldest Highland malt distillery in Scotland. Travel west from Crieff along the shores of Loch Earn enjoying the scenery through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park to Callander. This is Rob Roy Country and a visit to the Trossachs Visitor Center relates the full story as he roamed the hills around Callander.

Monday, June 17

  • Golf at St. Andrews Old Course (guaranteed tee time): As the “Home of Golf,” the Old Course has played host to the greatest golfers in the world and produced many of golf’s dramatic moments. Wide double fairways, seven extensive double greens, and a multitude of intimidating bunkers are just some of the unique features you will encounter.
  • Accommodation: Fairmont St. Andrews
  • Sightseeing Suggestion: Enjoy a visit to Stirling, the ancient capital of Scotland that lies at the heart of the nation’s history. The streets of the Old town all wind upward towards the castle, 250 feet up on its craggy rock dominating the surrounding landscape. Considered by many as Scotland’s grandest castle. The castle architecture is outstanding with the Great Hall and Chapel Royal among the highlights.

Tuesday, June 18

  • Golf at Kingsbarns: Its historical origins date back to 1793. Its sandy, linksland soils are the basis for this heritage, and produce the fine-bladed fescues which are the cornerstone of fast-and-firm playing surfaces that characterize links golf. Designed by Kyle Phillips and opened anew in 2000, its rebirth has been shared with golfers from near and far with outstanding reviews. The links features spacious rolling fairways, large greens, and exceptional sea views on every hole. A challenging yet enjoyable champion-standard traditional Scottish links course.
  • Accommodation: Fairmont St. Andrews
  • Sightseeing Suggestion: Tour the coastline of the East Neuk of Fife and visit the many quaint fishing villages with their distinctive buildings and picturesque harbours. Crail, Anstruther, and Pittenweem are to be found in close proximity to St. Andrews, while Anstruther houses the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Some of the best fish and chips in Scotland can be found here.

Wednesday, June 19

  • Golf at Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship course): Host of the 2018 Open Championship, Carnoustie requires a combination of length and accuracy as golfers face narrow corridors from the tee. Approach shots demand precision to greens heavily guarded by steep bunkers and burns. Arguably the toughest finishing holes in championship golf, errant shots are severely penalized. Ben Hogan won The 82nd Open at Carnoustie in his lone appearance, in 1953. Tom Watson and Gary Player also hoisted the Claret Jug here.
  • Accommodation: MacDonald Marine Hotel & Spa
  • Sightseeing Suggestion: Enjoy a visit to Glamis Castle, childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and birthplace of Princess Margaret. The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, it has been a Royal residence since 1372 and is the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth.

Thursday, June 20

  • Golf at Gullane No. 1: A regular host to major championships and rated alongside Scotland’s more famous championship courses, Gullane No. 1 is unusually hilly for an east of Scotland links. Once you reach the top of Gullane Hill, you have great views over the River Forth toward Edinburgh. With pot bunkers carved out of the turf and smooth-running greens, this is a regular favorite among Scottish tourists. The Scottish Open was played on this historic links in July 2018.
  • Accommodation: MacDonald Marine Hotel & Spa
  • Sightseeing Suggestion: Visit the East Lothian coastline, a mix of sandy seashores and picturesque little villages. Dirleton Castle dates back to the 12th century. The Royal Burgh of North Berwick overlooks Bass Rock, with its huge range of seabirds, and Tantallon Castle, an imposing 14th century castle ruin, sits overlooking the Firth of Forth.

Friday, June 21

  • Golf at North Berwick: Like St. Andrews, the links starts and finishes in the town. One of Scotland’s earliest golf clubs and correspondingly a very traditional links layout located along the Firth of Forth. The West Course requires unusual shotmaking, along with blind shots, and plays over stone dykes as the sea comes into play on six holes, and is a long, often wet hazard depending on the tide. Features the par-three 15th “Redan,” which is probably the most frequently copied short hole in the world.
  • Accommodation: MacDonald Marine Hotel & Spa
  • Sightseeing Suggestion: Enjoy a visit to Edinburgh, the nation’s capital and one of the finest cities in the world. The Old town packs more historic buildings into one square mile than any other city in Britain. The Royal Mile winds it way from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to Edinburgh Castle, which of course dominates the city and is Scotland’s most popular attraction. Do not miss the New town, full of fine architecture, sweeping cresents, squares, and circles where gardens are an integral part.

Saturday, June 22

  • Depart the United Kingdom from Edinburgh Airport

 

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Tour Price Per Person –
Golfer: $6,890.00
Non Golfer: $3,460.00
Single Room Supplement: $1,495.00

 

*St. Andrews Old Course tee times are guaranteed, but exact day of play may change. All others are subject to availability.

Questions? CLICK HERE to view our FAQ page.

For further questions, contact Stephanie Alsop at salsop@linksmagazine.com or 843-842-6200.

 

Scotland Registration

To request additional information or to register for the event, fill out the form below and Stephanie Alsop from LINKS Magazine will be in touch.

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