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The Open & Scotland Golf Tour 2024

Welcome to the ultimate golf tour to Scotland, where you can experience the best of Scottish golfing traditions and luxury accommodation during The 152nd Open Championship. Scotland is known as the birthplace of golf, and its historic golf courses, stunning scenery, and renowned hospitality make it a must-visit destination for golf enthusiasts. Royal Troon is set to host The Open for the tenth time in its history. This golf tour is designed as an unforgettable experience, with access to some of the most prestigious courses in Scotland and accommodation in luxurious hotels with a taste of The Open Championship included. Produced as a boutique experience for golf enthusiasts, you won’t want to miss this adventure between 12 – 26 July 2024.


 

 

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Tour Name The Open & Scotland Golf Tour 2024
Departure Date Friday, 12 July 2024
End Date Friday, 26 July 2024
Nights

14

Tour Size

20

Start Point

Edinburgh Airport

End Point

Edinburgh Airport

Availability

SOLD OUT

Next Departure

The Open Golf Tour 2025 (Ireland, TBC)

Payment Currencies AUD, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD

Main Tour

Accommodation

  • 3 Nights at the Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh (Baxter’s Place)
  • 7 Nights at the Fairfield House Hotel in Ayr (7.5 miles from Royal Troon)
  • 4 Nights at The Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews
9 Rounds of Golf (pull-carts included throughout, shared carts where possible)

  • 1 x 18 Holes at North Berwick Golf Club
  • 1 x 18-Holes at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1 x 18-Holes at Cameron House Loch Lomond
  • 1 x 18-Holes at Western Gailes
  • 1 x 18-Holes at Dundonald Links
  • 1 x 18-Holes at The Gleneagles Kings Course
  • 1 x 18-Holes at St Andrews Castle Course
  • 1  x 18-Holes at Fairmont Torrance Course
  • 1 x 18- Holes at Kingsbarns Golf Course
Transfers

  • Airport transfer 26 July (St Andrews – Edinburgh)
  • All inter-hotel transfers
  • Open Championship transfers
  • Return transfers to all off-site golf courses
  • Transfers to/from all sightseeing activities
  • Return dinner transfers to all off-site restaurants
Other

    • Meet & greet on arrival
    • Distillery & tasting at Kingsbarns Distillery
    • All local tourism taxes, fees & VAT
Meals

  • Welcome Dinner in Edinburgh
  • Farewell Dinner in St Andrews
  • Daily breakfast throughout
  • 2 Hosted dinners at Fairfield House Hotel
Tickets

  • General Admission Tickets to The 152nd Open Championship at Royal Troon
    • Thursday 18 July
    • Sunday 21 July 2024
      • (Hospitality Upgrades available)

 

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

 

Day 1: Friday 12 July 2024 (D)

  • Check into the Courtyard Marriott Edinburgh with an official meet & greet at the Hotel’s bar (drinks on us).
  • Tonight we have an official Welcome Dinner where we will go over the tour in finer detail, answer questions and allow you to meet your fellow travelers. Repeat guests comprise 40% of our bookings so these nights are always fun catching up on old times.
  • Overnight at the Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel.

 

Day 2: Saturday 13 July (B)

  • Today is a free day to explore Edinburgh and recover from jet lag – or we have optional golf at Gullane Golf Club as a warm up to the links courses that await us.
  • Overnight at the Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel.

 

Day 3: Sunday 14 July (B)

  • Today we play golf at the famous North Berwick Golf Club. Ours is an afternoon tee-time so enjoy the morning to explore Edinburgh’s delights with the city at your doorstep. North Berwick rates as #50 in the World by Golf Digest and the 5th best in Scotland.

Overnight at the Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel

 

Day 4: Monday 15 July (B, D)

  • After breakfast at your leisure, we depart Edinburgh for the Ayrshire Coast. Known as Scotland’s 2nd home of golf, the Ayrshire Coast is home to dozens of golf courses and lies about 45-minutes southwest of Glasgow.
  • Check into the Fairfield House Hotel to start Open Week!
  • Enjoy an evening Welcome Dinner at the Fairfield House Hotel to herald in Open Week.
  • Overnight at the Fairfield House Hotel, Ayr.

 

Day 5: Tuesday 16 July (B, L)

  • To kickstart the week, we’ll make the short drive to Prestwick Golf Club for a round on the historic links course, host of no less than 24 Open Championships and the home of The Open. Designed by Old Tom Morris; you’re in for a real treat as it dates back to 1851!
  • Overnight at the Fairfield House Hotel, Ayr.

 

Day 6: Wednesday 17 July (B, L)

  • Today we make the short(ish) drive past Glasgow to Loch Lomond for a round of golf on the shores of the revered Loch. Today we play Cameron House’s Carrick Course which is on the same tract of land as the famous Loch Lomond Golf Club. Tip – there are more elevation changes than you think!
  • After lunch (included) at the beautiful clubhouse, we head back to Ayr.
  • Overnight at the Fairfield House Hotel, Ayr.

 

Day 7: Thursday 18 July (B)

  • Our 152nd Open Championship experience is final here. Today we head to The Open to watch the first day of the tournament (we recommend purchasing any merchandise today rather than waiting until Sunday).
  • Overnight at the Fairfield House Hotel, Ayr.

 

Day 8: Friday 19 July (B)

  • After breakfast at your leisure, it’s time to play another famous links course: Western Gailes. This club is one of the most revered in the United Kingdom as a links golf course but also a championship course dating back to 1897.
  • Overnight at the Fairfield House Hotel, Ayr.

Day 9: Saturday 20 July (B, L)

  • For our final round of golf in Ayr, we head to the famous Dundonald Links Course (designed by Kyle Phillips who designed Kingsbarns). The Golf Club is owned by Loch Lomond Golf Club (private club); the site it occupies has its own history dating back to 200 BC. Simply put, we’ve decided to play this course last due as it is a perfect display of links golf, Scottish Hospitality, and an all-round memorable experience.
  • Lunch is included after our round at the clubhouse.
  • Overnight at the Fairfield House Hotel, Ayr.

 

Day 10: Sunday 21 July (B, D)

 

  • We’ve been watching The Open on TV for the last two days. The final tournament day has arrived and we’ll head off early to watch The 152nd Open as it unfolds at Royal Troon Golf Club.
  • A final dinner is included at the Fairfield House Hotel after The Open.
  • Overnight at the Fairfield House Hotel, Ayr.

 

Day 11: Monday 22 July (B)

  • The final stretch of this bespoke Golf Tour has arrived. After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive through the heart of Scotland to the leafy district of Perthshire, and specifically the Gleneagles Hotel & Golf Resort. We’re playing the famous Kings Course, designed by Scottish legend James Braid, opened in 1920.
  • After golf, we’ll make the 60-minute drive to St Andrews for check-in.
  • Overnight at the Fairmont St Andrews.

 

Day 12: Tuesday 23 July (B)

  • Today we play the famous Castle Course, overlooking the town of St Andrews and the newest of St Andrews Links’ seven golf courses, established 2008. Set on a rugged clifftop, this links course offers a truly memorable experience with views to match.
  • Overnight at the Fairmont St Andrews.

 

Day 13: Wednesday 24 July (B)

  • Today is a rest day; use it to catch up on some sleep, walk around St Andrews or organize a local tour (we can help). We will also enter your name in the Old Course Ballot which may be your chance to play at the Home of Golf.
  • Overnight at the Fairmont St Andrews.

 

Day 14: Thursday 25 July (B, D)

  • For our second last round of golf, we head to the Kyle Phillips-designed Kingsbarns Golf Links. Established in 2000, this relatively new golf course ranks as #27th Best Course in the World by Golf Digest. It has consistently ranked as one of the world’s favorite courses and this is the cream of the crop for our Scottish Golf Tour.
  • After golf, we head to the nearby Kingsbarns Distillery for a tour of the facility and a tasting of the best Scottish Whisky. If you haven’t had a Whisky on this trip yet – a dram at Kingsbarns distillery will make you wish you had!
  • This evening we have our final farewell dinner to record
  • Overnight at the Fairmont St Andrews.

 

Day 15: Friday 26 July (B)

  • After breakfast, we’ll walk over to the Torrance Golf Course (at the Fairmont) for one final round of links golf before heading home. Designed by legends Gene Sarazen, Sam Torrance and Denis Griffiths, this golf course is more user-friendly and a great way to settle any outstanding debts from the tour!
  • After breakfast, we’ll walk over to the Torrance Golf Course (at the Fairmont) for one final round of links golf before heading home. Designed by legends Gene Sarazen, Sam Torrance and Denis Griffiths, this golf course is more user-friendly and a great way to settle any outstanding debts from the tour!*

 

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*If you book to fly out on Saturday 27 July, we recommend staying at the Novotel next to the airport Friday evening. (We can assist with rooms). If booking your flight for the 26th, please ensure you book this flight after 17.00 to allow for our final round of golf.

North Berwick Golf Course

North Berwick Golf Course is a historic links course located in East Lothian, Scotland. Established in 1832, the course is known for its challenging holes, stunning coastal views, and rich history. Golfers can play along the same fairways as legends such as Ben Sayers and Jack White, and enjoy the traditional Scottish hospitality that the course is renowned for.

 

Prestwick Golf Course

Prestwick Golf Course is a historic links course located in South Ayrshire, Scotland. Established in 1851, it was one of the first golf courses in the world and has hosted many major tournaments, including the first-ever Open Championship. The course features challenging holes, deep bunkers, and rolling fairways, providing a true test of golfing skill.

 

Cameron House’s Carrick Golf Course

Cameron House’s Carrick Golf Course is a stunning course located on the banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland. Designed by renowned golf architect Doug Carrick, the course offers breathtaking views, challenging holes, and immaculate greens. Golfers can enjoy the course’s many amenities, including a luxurious clubhouse, state-of-the-art practice facilities, and a world-class pro shop.

 

Western Gailes Golf Course

Western Gailes Golf Course is a traditional links course located in Ayrshire, Scotland. Designed by legendary golf architect Fred Morris, the course features challenging holes, deep bunkers, and stunning coastal views. It has hosted many major tournaments, including the Scottish Open, and attracts golf enthusiasts from around the world.

 

Dundonald Links

Dundonald Links is a modern links course located in Ayrshire, Scotland. Designed by Kyle Phillips, the course features wide fairways, deep bunkers, and challenging greens. It has hosted many major tournaments, including the Scottish Open, and is renowned for its exceptional course conditioning and outstanding service.

 

Gleneagles Kings Course

The Gleneagles Kings Course is a classic heathland course located in Perthshire, Scotland. Designed by James Braid, the course features tight fairways, undulating greens, and challenging bunkers. It has hosted many major tournaments, including the Ryder Cup, and is known for its impeccable conditioning and exceptional service.

 

St Andrews Castle Course

St Andrews Castle Course is a modern links course located in St Andrews, Scotland. Designed by David McLay Kidd, the course features challenging holes, stunning coastal views, and fast greens. It offers a unique golfing experience that is both challenging and enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels.

 

Fairmont’s Torrance Course

Fairmont’s Torrance Course is a classic links course located in St Andrews, Scotland. Designed by Sam Torrance, the course features challenging holes, deep bunkers, and stunning coastal views. It has hosted many major tournaments, including the Scottish Open, and is renowned for its exceptional course conditioning and outstanding service.

 

Kingsbarns Golf Course

Kingsbarns Golf Course is a modern links course located in Fife, Scotland. Designed by Kyle Phillips, the course features wide fairways, challenging greens, and breathtaking coastal views. It has hosted many major tournaments, including the Women’s British Open, and is known for its exceptional course conditioning and outstanding service. It is the best course to finish with our itinerary.

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh

The Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Baxter’s Place is a contemporary hotel situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s city center. The hotel offers a modern, stylish and comfortable stay with spacious rooms and thoughtful amenities, including free high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and plush bedding. The hotel’s restaurant, The Lantern Room, serves a range of delicious dishes using locally-sourced ingredients, while the fitness center is perfect for those who like to stay active on their travels. With its convenient location, the hotel is an excellent choice for travelers looking to explore Edinburgh’s attractions, including the Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Princes Street Gardens.

 

Fairfield House Hotel 

The Fairfield House Hotel in Ayr is a charming and historic hotel located in the heart of this picturesque Scottish coastal town. Built in 1850, this elegant hotel offers a warm welcome, exceptional service, and a relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect base for exploring the town and its many attractions. The hotel’s tastefully appointed guest rooms are cozy and comfortable, providing a true home-away-from-home experience. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant serves delicious Scottish cuisine made with the finest locally sourced ingredients, while the bar offers a wide range of drinks and cocktails. With its central location, impeccable service, and charming atmosphere, the Fairfield House Hotel is a true gem in Ayrshire. All this, and Voyages.golf has the hotel exclusively for The Open which is a 15-minute drive away.

 

Fairmont St Andrews

The Fairmont Golf Resort in St Andrews is a world-renowned golf destination, set against the stunning backdrop of the Scottish coast. The resort offers a luxurious experience, with its five-star accommodations, championship golf courses, and exceptional dining options. Guests can indulge in the resort’s state-of-the-art spa, relax in the elegant lounges, or explore the beautiful surroundings of the town of St Andrews. The resort’s two championship golf courses, The Torrance and The Kittocks, are among the finest in Scotland, offering stunning views and challenging play. With its unparalleled service, luxurious amenities, and breathtaking setting, the Fairmont Golf Resort in St Andrews is a golf-lover’s dream destination.

 

Edinburgh offers a wide range of activities, including exploring the city’s historic architecture and landmarks, shopping on Princes Street, visiting museums and art galleries, and enjoying the vibrant nightlife. The Royal Botanic Garden and Arthur’s Seat are also popular attractions for outdoor enthusiasts.

 

Ayr is a coastal town known for its picturesque beaches, such as Ayr Beach and Troon Beach, as well as outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and golfing. Other attractions include the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and the Ayr Gaiety Theatre.

 

St Andrews is famous for its world-renowned golf courses, including the Old Course and the Kingsbarns Golf Course. Visitors can also explore historic landmarks such as St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews Castle, and the University of St Andrews. The town is also home to beautiful beaches, such as West Sands Beach, and a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes.

 

Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery is a family-owned and operated distillery located near St Andrews, Scotland. They produce single malt whisky using locally grown barley and traditional methods, including slow distillation and maturation in oak casks. Visitors can take guided tours of the distillery to learn about the production process and sample the finished product in the tasting room. The distillery also offers a range of exclusive whiskies and other merchandise for purchase.

All transport is by private touring van or private coach. Transport for this tour begins with airport transfers in Edinburgh and finishes Friday 26 July with an airport transfer back to Edinburgh Airport from St Andrews.

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  • Names of each traveller as per I.D.
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We will then send a confirmation and invoice for the travel packages. All our bank details and payment methods will be supplied.

 

Your booking is confirmed only once you receive an invoice from us and payment is made by the due date.

 

Payments

Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card in the following currencies (USD, GBP, AUD, NZD, CAD, EUR). If paying with credit card, merchant surcharges apply.

 

International payments or payments via Telegraphic Transfer must include A$25 for our bank charges. Bank charges from your bank must be borne by you. If charges are taken from the amount due, we will invoice for the difference amount between the amount owing and the amount we receive.

Of course you can. Our tours are specifically designed so non-golfing partners enjoy the trip as much as their golfing partners. Our hotels are always central to towns and popular activities. We also create non-golfer itineraries that are crafted with the interests of the non-golfers in mind and that means we consult with you before we book any non-golfer activity.

No, our golf tours are accepting of all golfers. Depending on the destination, some golf courses require you to have a certain handicap, and this will be expressed prior to any booking confirmation. Otherwise, you are welcome to join our golf tour as they are always inclusive.

Escorted golf tours are one of the most enjoyable types of holidays. Our groups are small and everyone gets to know each other on a first-name basis early-on in the tour. 

 

On a golf day, breakfast is usually taken between 6:30 - 08.30, and our first tee-times are usually mid-morning. This allows for the early risers and late-goers to enjoy a two-hour period for breakfast. We like to keep the afternoons free for sightseeing, resort relaxation, shopping or general downtime. We usually restrict each day to having one activity, whether it's a half-day tour or round of golf, it's usually quite relaxed.

 

Apart from the welcome dinner and farewell dinner, we usually keep evenings free to enjoy whichever destination you are in. If you are travelling by yourself, the tour leaders have an open invitation to dine with them; if this is the case, you're in for a real treat as the tour leaders know where to go for the best meals. We always stay in destinations where local restaurants are either a short walk or short transfer away, so there are plenty of options to dine.

Over the decades, our tours average the following guest ratio: 70% couples, 30% singles. Our tours are comprised on average of 55% male and 45% female. One fact we are proud of is that our tours enjoy an average of 70% or higher repeat guest rate.

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We are very transparent with our pricing. The easiest way to compare costs is to take the tour cost and divide it by the number of nights on the tour. Then, compare this per-night rate with other operators' tours. You'll find that some operators use the number of days to inflate numbers but the industry uses the nightly rate as the correct basis.

 

If you are trying to compare two tours, do the above equation and compare other factors including:

  • Number of people (big tours mean less per person costs, but travelling as part of a large group isn't always as fun)
  • Included activities
  • Quality of golf courses on the tour
  • Location of Hotels & quality of Hotels (are they near restaurants or do you have to catch a taxi to the closest restaurant?)

 

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