* Required
Captcha Image

Back »

Championship Golf Tour

Championship Golf Tour

Introduction

Time: All Year

Accommodation: First Class Hotels

Start Date: 4 Nights / 5 Days

Group Size: Singles, Couples, Families and Small Groups

Scotland is the home of golf and has a huge number of courses to attract any golfer. The stunning locations of many of the courses is well known and thhis tour includes the most important golfing attractions. You will visit the courses and some of the nearby attractions, including important historical locations such as Glamis Castle and Culzean Castle.

Profile

Scotland's association with golf attracts golfers from all over the world. The aim of this tour is to see the most important Championship courses such as St. Andrews, Muirfield, Carnoustie and Royal Troon. You will also travel through some wonderful remote scenery and visit important historical attractions en route.

1

Why not create your own tour? As with all our tours the attractions you see will take account of your interests and can be adapted to what you want to see. So, if you want to see places not on the list below, just let us know. Complete our enquiry form to find out more »


Back to Top ^

Itinerary

Day 1: Muirfield - Edinburgh Tour

Day 1: Muirfield - Edinburgh Tour

MUIRFIELD is regarded by many as the toughest test for a golfer throughout the British Isles and the home to the oldest club in the world, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. With no hidden bunkers, it stretches to over 6600 yards with a par of 70. In the afternoon, we will discover EDINBURGH with a stroll down the ROYAL MLE. At the top is Edinburgh CASTLE. This is most famous of Scottish castle and dates from the C12th. About half way down is ST GILES Cathedral - Scotland's principal church. Time permitting, we can visit HOLYROODHOUSE - official home of the Queen in Scotland.

Day 2: St Andrews - St Andrews City Tour

Day 2: St Andrews - St Andrews City Tour

ST ANDREWS is the most famous golf course in the world and the spiritual home to which every keen golfer must make the journey. The original course of 22 holes were reduced to 18 here and the club also set the rules of the game ensuring that it has the highest principle and personal integrity. There are a number of courses that can be played and including the legendary Old Course which is a classic seaside links. A short distance away the city of ST ANDREWS is today, dominated by one of Britain’s oldest and highest regarded universities. Within this historic city are the castle and the remains of the largest church in Scotland.

Day 3: Carnoustie - Glamis Castle

Day 3: Carnoustie - Glamis Castle

CARNOUSTIE is another outstanding test and golf has been played here since 1500 AD. Allan Robertson, the game’s first professional laid the course out in the middle of the C19th and the course was revamped in 1926. There are 3 courses here and the Championship course has a par of 72 and is played over 6941 yards. A few miles away is GLAMIS CASTLE, one of Scotland’s greatest castles, more a French Chateau than a medieval castle. Built of red sandstone and set in beautiful grounds, for over 600 years it has been the family home of the Earls of Strathmore and childhood home of the late Queen Mother.

Day 4: Royal Troon - Robert Burn's Sites

Day 4: Royal Troon - Robert Burn's Sites

ROYAL TROON has been home to the Open Championship 8 times, the first time in 1923. Winners have included Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer and Bobby Locke. The club was founded in 1878 but golf has been played here long before it was founded. At 7150 yards the course is on the beautiful Ayrshire coast with a par of 71. This is the area where Scotland’s favourite poet and writer, Robert Burns lived. In some lovely rolling countryside, the BURNS NATIONAL HERITAGE PARK Park includes the cottage where Burns was born and some of the places featured in his most famous poem, Tam O’ Shanter.

Day 5: Turnberry - Culzean Castle

Day 5: Turnberry - Culzean Castle

TURNBERRY is close to the sea and few courses can match the course for it’s natural beauty. With views of the mountains on the island of Arran the Ailsa Course is where Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson’s epic battle for the Open Championship in 1977. The course stretches to 6493 yards with a par of 69. A few miles away is CULZEAN CASTLE. Set on the cliffs tops a simple tower house was transformed by the architect, Robert Adam into one of the country’s greatest houses. An apartment in the castle was given to Eisenhower as thanks for recognition of his service in WWII. The grounds and estate have wonderful walks.


Back to Top ^

Gardens

  • No items found.…

Sports Tours

  • No items found.…

Central Scotland

  • No items found.…

Highlands and North of Scotland Tours

  • No items found.…

Islands

  • No items found.…

Southern Scotland Tours

  • No items found.…

Sightseeing Tours

  • No items found.…

Clan Tours

  • No items found.…