22nd July – 27th July 2019
Number of Guests: 2
Room Type: Twin
Royal Troon – This great championship course has held nine open championships, most recently in 2016. The traditional links out and back design poses a stiff challenge, particularly in the middle segment of the course which threads through some of the finest links land in the world. The standout Railway and Postage Stamp holes ooze out nostalgia from past open championship moments.
On day three you will set off from Dalgarven House and travel north into the rolling hills of the Perthshire countryside where you will come across the fantastic Gleneagles Resort. Here you will have the opportunity to play the beautiful Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course. This course, one of three courses within the resort, was constructed in 1993 and designed by Jack Nicklaus, is a modern classic.
Even for a champion and acclaimed golf architect like Nicklaus, The PGA Centenary Course was a challenge. It had to be a truly great golf course, set as it is in the heart of Scotland, the country that gave the world golf. Thankfully Nicklaus described the course as “the finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with”.
After your round at Gleneagles you will travel north to the far reaches of the to the beautiful, historic town of Dornoch, the former Royal burgh in the county of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland (a little over 40 miles north of Inverness).
Your accommodation for the night will be the charming Dornoch Castle, situated directly opposite the 12th century Dornoch Cathedral.
Dornoch Castle, Dornoch
After your early morning breakfast you will make the short journey to Royal Dornoch Golf Club, where a spellbinding experience awaits. Many golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to this natural links at some point in their lives. It is often quoted as one of the must-play courses in the world of golf.
It’s the timeless setting that makes Royal Dornoch such a pleasing place to play golf. It’s wild, isolated and, at the same time, absolutely beautiful; there’s the blaze of colour in early summer when the gorse is in flower. The pure white sandy beach divides the links from the Dornoch Firth and it all feels very humbling.
Formed in 1877, Royal Dornoch means exceptional standards and an experience you will remember to a long time.
After your round at Royal Dornoch you will drive down to the Home of Golf, St Andrews. Known for its many golf courses, including the Old Course, with the landmark Swilcan Bridge at the 18th hole. The British Golf Museum chronicles the history of U.K. golf. Nearby places worth visiting: St. Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral.
On day four you will awake in the “Home of Golf” to play the famous Old Course at St Andrews which you will be entered for via ballot process.
*Alternate Course will be Kingsbarns, St Andrews Castle Course or St Andrews New Course.