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    Wed-19-Jul-2023 Wed-02-Aug-2023

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    Join your Voyages.golf tour hosts in July 2023 as we tour the UK starting at The 151st Open Championship. Your 151st Open experience starts at Formby Hall Golf Resort on England’s Golf Coast, watching the final round of The Open & seeing the winner raise the Claret Jug with guaranteed Scorers Hospitality Sunday 22 July 2023. We play Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham & St Annes and Formby Hall Golf Courses on England’s Golf Coast before heading to Scotland’s Ayrshire coast. In Ayr we play Turnberry’s Ailsa Course, Prestwick Golf Course & Royal Troon Golf Club, host of the 2024 Open Championship. Finally, we visit St Andrews, The Home of Golf, playing The Duke’s, The Castle Course & Kingsbarns Golf Club, with a ballot entry to get you on The Old Course at St Andrews. With a guaranteed Open experience & tee-times at some of the UK’s best courses, this tour is not one to miss. Spots are strictly limited so get in quick; see the full list of inclusions. This golf tour starts on the 19th of July and finishes on the 2nd of August, 2023.

    Tour Information

    Your Post-151st Open Golf Tour Includes:

    • 14-nights’ luxury accommodation (4-star)
    • Daily breakfast at your hotel
    • Nine rounds of 18-holes, walking with pull-trolleys:
      • Royal Lytham Golf Club
      • Royal Birkdale Golf Club
      • Formby Hall Old Course
      • Prestwick Golf Club
      • Turnberry Aisla Course
      • Royal Troon Golf Club
      • The Dukes Golf Course St Andrews
      • The Castle Course, St Andrews
      • Kingsbarns Golf Club
    • 1 x 151st Open Championship Ticket
      • Scorers Hospitality, Sun 22 July
    • Visit to The Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, finger food & house drinks included
    • Welcome dinner on the first night with your group
    • All transport throughout (London – Liverpool)
    • Voyages.golf Travel Kit
    • Services of your Voyages.golf tour leaders throughout
    • All taxes, fees & VAT

     

    Not Included

    • Meals, other than those specified in the itinerary
    • The Old Course at St Andrews – Entry to the ballot will be included, however we do not guarantee a tee-time for The Old Course
    • Caddies, motorised buggies
    • Extra travel outside tour dates (our team can arrange extra travel)
    • Flights (our friendly team can book these for you)

    Day 1: Wednesday 19 July

    • Today is the start of your official 151st Open Championship experience.
    • Arrive in Manchester or Liverpool & enjoy a transfer to the 4-star Formby Hall Golf Resort
    • Tonight, we have a Welcome Dinner at Formby Hall to get acquainted with your fellow golf travellers

     

    Day 2: Thursday 20 July

    • Kicking off the golf with a bang, today we play Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club on England’s Golf Coast
    • The afternoon is free to enjoy Formby Hall Resort, perhaps watch the first tournament day of The Open with a drink in hand
    • Overnight at Formby Hall Resort

     

    Day 3: Friday 21 July

    • Keeping the ‘Regal’ theme alive, we visit Royal Birkdale today for a round on the legendary links golf course
    • The afternoon is once again free to enjoy Formby Hall Resort & watch The Open before the weekend cut.
    • Overnight at Formby Hall Resort

     

    Day 4: Saturday 22 July

    • After a leisurely breakfast, today we head over for our last round of golf on England’s Golf Coast: Formby Hall Resort. Luckily it is just a short walk over from your room to the first tee.
    • In the evening we have a scheduled visit to The Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool. This includes finger foods, a selection of drinks, plus a guided tour of the Museum with excellent live music
    • Overnight at Formby Hall Golf Resort

     

    Day 5: Sunday 23 July

    • Today is your 151st Open experience! We head to Royal Liverpool Golf Club where you will be treated to guaranteed Scorers Hospitality, which includes grazing food & drinks all day from the luxury of the hospitality tent in a central location.
    • Feel free to come and go from your vantage position as you follow your favourite golfers around Hoylake & watch the winner lift the Claret Jug.
    • Overnight at Formby Hall Resort

     

    Day 5: Monday 24 July

    • With the climax of the 2023 Open Championship over, today marks our movement from Englands’ Golf Coast further north to Scotland’s Ayrshire Coast. The scenic drive is fantastic as we head through Lake District National Park. We will be stopping for lunch and photos along the way!
    • This afternoon we check-in to Fairfield House Hotel with Sea-view rooms (four nights). We will use this hotel as a base to explore Scotland’s Western Golf Coast.
    • Overnight at Fairfield House Hotel

     

    Day 6: Tuesday 25 July

    • Today we play golf where The Open Championship was born: Prestwick Golf Club. Designed by Old Tom Morris himself, Prestwick is a must-play golf course that has a heritage rivalling St Andrews Links Old Course.
    • Golf Digest rates Prestwick as the 66th Best Golf Course in the World
    • Overnight at Fairfield House Hotel

     

     

    Day 7: Wednesday 26 July

    • We head a little further south today to visit the Turnberry Resort’s Ailsa Course which is regarded as one of the world’s best. Golf Digest rates the Ailsa Course as 10th Best Golf Course in the World
    • This UK golf tour aims to play the best courses throughout England and Scotland, Turnberry Aisla is undoubtedly one of the most revered courses and is still on the Open Rota. Here you will be able to reenact the ‘duel in the sun’ between Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson in 1977.
    • Overnight at Fairfield House Hotel

     

    Day 8: Thursday 27 July

    • After breakfast at your leisure, we head down the road for our last ‘Royal’ course on the trip: Royal Troon Golf Club, host of the 152nd Open Championship in 2024. This course has a very long history as one of The Open Rota courses and Golf Digest rates it as the 49th Best Golf Course in the World.
    • Overnight at Fairfield House Hotel

     

     

    Day 9: Friday 28 July

    • After breakfast at your leisure, we check out of Fairfield House Hotel & head to The Home of Golf: St Andrews. The journey will take just two hours as we go from West to East Scotland.
    • When we arrive, we will check into The Old Course Hotel for three nights; it overlooks The Old Course at St Andrews, host of the 150th Open Championship 2022.
    • The afternoon is free to explore the town which a short walk from the hotel.
    • Overnight at The Old Course Hotel

     

    Day 9: Saturday 29 July

    • Today we play The Duke’s Course which overlooks St Andrews Town. Designed by Peter Thomson, the par-71 course plays over elevated terrain with a links/heathland layout. After all the open links courses, The Duke’s will be a fresh change of scenery.
    • We will enter you into the ballot to play The Old Course St Andrews in the afternoon (you will find out 24 hours before if your ticket is successful), so be sure to keep your golf shoes close at hand in case the wonderful opportunity arises to play The Old Course.
    • Overnight at The Old Course Hotel

     

    Day 10: Sunday 30 July

    • Today we will enjoy the newest St Andrews Links Course: The Castle Course. Set just a few minutes from town, the links golf course overlooks St Andrews town by the sea. Designed by David McLay Kidd, the par-71 links course is a very new addition, it was built in 2008. The clifftop course differs immensely from the other St Andrews Links courses, so if you have been to St Andrews & played the other courses before, get ready for this ultimate experience!
    • We will enter you into the ballot to play The Old Course St Andrews in the afternoon (you will find out 24 hours before if your ticket is successful), so be sure to keep your golf shoes close at hand in case the wonderful opportunity arises to play The Old Course.
    • Overnight at The Old Course Hotel

     

    Day 11: Monday 31 July

    • Our final day of playing golf has arrived with the last day of Open month. Today we visit Kingsbarns Golf Course. Considered Fife’s second-best course after St Andrews Old Course, Kingsbarns was designed by Kyle Phillips, & is rated by Golf Digest as the 27th Best Golf Course in The World.
    • After golf, we head to Edinburgh for two nights, checking into the Sheraton Grand Hotel.
    • Overnight at The Sheraton Grand Edinburgh

     

    Day 12: Tuesday 01 August

    • Today is your last day in Edinburgh, feel free to explore as you see fit. We have left this as a free day to ensure you do exactly what you want to do in the famous city. There is plenty to do and see and we can arrange anything you like.

     

     

    Day 13: Wednesday 02 August

    • After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and head to The Airport for onward departures.

     

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    Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport

    One of the great ‘Royal’ golf courses in the United Kingdom, Royal Birkdale is a must-play and a highlight of this golf tour. The links golf course has hosted more tournaments and championships than any other golf course in the UK since WW2. It is ranked in the top five in the UK and top 35 by the major ranking agencies. The last Open Championship at Royal Birkdale was in 2017 when Jordan Spieth lifted the Claret Jug; will you join us as we follow in his footsteps?

     

    Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

    The last ‘Royal’ Course on the Pre-Open Tour before we get to Royal Liverpool is the Northernmost course on England’s Golf Coast: Royal Lytham & St Annes. Host of eleven Open Championships, the course was designed by George Lowe & Harry Colt. With a track record of major championships and prestige of ‘Royal’ to its name, Lytham & St Annes has become synonymous with British links golf. The course is relatively long for a links: measuring over 7,300 yards (6,500 metres), and will ensure you utilise every club in your bag.

     

    Formby Hall Old Course, Liverpool

    Located centrally on England’s Golf Coast, Formby Hall Resort has a championship course designed by Alex Higgins. The golf course offers a break from the links courses that define England’s Golf Coast. With a parkland layout, Formby Hall is as much fun as Royal Birkdale on a calm day. The course is set a few kilometres inland with plenty of water hazards, scrub & woodland to break up the scenery. Maintained to championship-standard year-round, you will draw comparisons to other championship courses like the Belfry or K Club in Ireland. Formby Hall Golf Resort is the ideal place to experience the 151st Open Championship whilst playing its championship golf course.

     

    Prestwick Golf Club

    Designed by Old Tom Morris himself, Prestwick Golf Club is the most prestigious outside of St Andrews in the world. The Golf Club hosted the very first Open Championship and has been around since 1851. A links course through & through, Prestwick offers an authentic links experience that is rated by Golf Digest as the 66th Best Golf Course in the World. Expect undulating terrain, blind shots & plenty of sleeper-lined bunkers.

     

    Turnberry Ailsa Course

    Golf Digest rates Turnberry’s Ailsa Course as the 10th Best Golf Course in The WorldThe Club was established in 1902 with the course originally designed by Willie Fernie. Other greats have had a hand in modernising the course including Philip Mackenzie Ross, as well as Mackenzie & Ebert. There have been four Open Championships on the Aisla Course, the first was won by Tom Watson in 1977, and the last held there was in 2009 when Stewart Cink lifted the Claret Jug. Expect a thrilling round of links golf by the sea.

     

    Royal Troon Old Course

    Host of the 152nd Open Championship in 2024, Royal Troon Golf Club will host us a year early in 2023. This is the centrepiece of our Golf Tour to England & Scotland, and your opportunity to play an Open Championship host venue one year before history is rewritten at Royal Troon’s Old Course. Golf Digest ranks it as the 49th Best Golf Course in the World. The famous links course has plenty of challenges, especially if the wind is blowing, but we guarantee you’ll have fun!

     

    The Duke’s Course, St Andrews

    One of the most underrated golf courses in Scotland and especially St Andrews is The Duke’s golf course, overlooking St Andrews town. Designed by Peter Thomson & Ross Perrett, the inland links course blends with a heathland design featuring various elevation changes. The course is long with tight fairways and small greens; combine that with elevation changes and a bit of fickle Scottish weather and you have a world-class golf course. The Duke’s course offers a break from all the links golf we play on the way to St Andrews, so expect a bit of fun on this interesting heathland/links golf course.

     

    The Castle Course, St Andrews

    Closer to The Fairmont than St Andrews, The Castle Course is St Andrews Links’ newest edition and the seventh course in their repertoire. It opened in 2008, and is set on a rugged clifftop overlooking St Andrews town. The golf course was designed by David McLay Kidd, featuring a very intriguing links design over sparse farmland. The last three holes play along a cliff with fantastic views over the North Sea.

     

    Kingsbarns Golf Course, St Andrews

    Rated as the 30th Best Golf Course in the World, Kingsbarns is seen as the Kingdom of Fife’s second-best course after St Andrews. It was designed by American Kyle Phillips, opening for play in 1999. The layout is famous for its ingenuity; playing in a crescent shape across multiple tiers of land & right down to the sea. The course was designed by an American, owned by an American and is loved by visiting Americans, so expect nothing short of greatness with this links course. It is a fantastic way to finish the tour with a bang.

    Formby Hall Golf Resort, Liverpool

    Situated in the heart of England’s Golf Coast, near Liverpool, the Formby Hall Golf Hotel & Spa is simply a great experience from end to end. With a luxurious spa & health club, as well as a championship golf course & golf practice facilities, you could pamper yourself after working on your golf swing at the Academy all without leaving the resort grounds. The rooms at Formby Hall have a luxurious design with sumptuous finishing touches that include stand-alone baths, rain showers, Nespresso coffee machines and views over the golf course. The rooms are large in comparison to most major cities in the United Kingdom; Formby Hall demands you put the phone down & indulge.

     

    Fairfield House Hotel, Ayr

    For unrivalled hospitality and premium access to golf on Scotland’s Ayrshire coast, the Fairfield House Hotel is nothing short of the best. Situated in the heart of Ayr town, just minutes from Prestwick Golf Club, Royal Troon & Turnberry’s Ailsa Course, Fairfield House is where old-world charm meets contemporary luxury. The Hotel features newly refurbished bedrooms complete with an indoor swimming pool & gym, as well as an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant. All bedrooms at Fairfield House are decorated to the highest standard, with subtle tones inciting comfort and refinement throughout. The award-winning restaurant offers traditional Scottish ‘fayre’ with a modern twist; the dinner menu is complemented with an extensive wine list.

     

    The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews

    Overlooking The Home of Golf in St Andrews, The Old Course Hotel is one of the most famous in the sport. The five-star hotel overlooks the 17th hole of The Old Course, and the famous Swilcan Bridge. Just a short walk away is St Andrews town and all the world-class restaurants housed there. Luxurious, historical and renowned for its high-end service, there is no better place to stay when visiting St Andrews than the Old Course Hotel. The rooms are well-adorned & very spacious for UK standards; the use of textiles highlights Scotland’s rich heritage, with antique furnishings to complete the in-room experience. There are also a number of dining outlets in The Hotel including the Road Hole Restaurant, Sands, Jigger Inn (our favourite) and the Hams Hame Pub & Grill – you are spoilt for choice at The Old Course Hotel.

     

    The Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh

    The last hotel on our itinerary is the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh. Located centrally in Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage area, the city is best explored on foot and The Sheraton is well-placed to roam its ancient streets. With Marriott-standard luxuries, the rooms are well-designed with contemporary designs & wood finishings. The One Square Brasserie offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as the central dining outlet at The Sheraton. Offering a wide range of international foods, The Brasserie uses the freshest seasonal produce to produce highly-acclaimed foods. We chose The Sheraton Grand Hotel for its high level of service, luxurious rooms and fantastic central location in Edinburgh.

    The Beatles Story Museum, Liverpool

    Interactive & a lot of fun, the Beatles Story Museum is the World’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of the lives and times of The Beatles. Be transported on an incredible immersive journey as the tale is told of some young lads from Liverpool who were propelled to the dizzy heights of fame and fortune from their humble childhood beginnings. Finger food, drinks & live cover music is included in this experience.

    All transport during The Open is by pre-scheduled coaches with other Voyages.golf Open attendees. All transport after The Open (Liverpool to Edinburgh) is by a private touring van with a toilet on-board & plenty of space for your belongings.

    All prices are per person, inclusive of taxes.

     

    Twin/Double Occupancy                             Single Occupancy
                   £7,269                                       £9,022

     

    Terms to book:

    • Deposit of 25% due within 3 days of booking
    • Stage payment of 25% due 31 October 2022
    • Balance due 31 October 2023

     

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