A Taste of Golf History- St Andrews and Carnoustie Dream Golf Vacations

A Taste of Golf History- St Andrews and Carnoustie

Self Drive Tour

What golfer doesn’t dream of visiting St. Andrews in Scotland, the spiritual home of golf? Play incredible historic courses and learn about the early game and its amazing history and enjoy a short golf vacation at an exceptional value. Play 3 amazing courses created or influenced by Old Tom Morris himself including your choice of The New Course or Jubilee Course at St. Andrews.

Take the short drive across the River Tay and experience Carnoustie’s Championship Course (host of the 2018 British Open) Stay in the heart of St Andrews town and enjoy the many golfer’s pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Take an exclusive escorted walk on the hallowed Links with expert golf historian Paul Miller before experiencing golf in its earliest and rawest form with a visit to the World’s oldest golf club factory followed by a round at Kingarrock Hickory Golf using 100+ year old golf clubs and period style balls. Golf Included at Carnoustie Championship Course, St.Andrews New or Jubilee Course and Kingarrock Hickory Golf Course. *Ask us about extending this golf vacation if you have more time available to spend in Scotland.

4 Daysfr. $1,630

  • Self-Drive car rental including unlimited miles, airport collect/drop off fees and taxes are included.
  • 3 nights bed and breakfast based on double occupancy.
  • Golf Included at Carnoustie Championship Course, St.Andrews New or Jubilee Course and Kingarrock Hickory Golf Course. All green fees included.
  • Entry to the British Golf Museum
  • Tour the World’s oldest golf club factory
  • Golf equipment rentals at Kingarrock Hickory Club
  • Gratuities are not included and are left at the discretion of the guest.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
3 breakfasts
The 3* Ardgowan Hotel, St. Andrews, Scotland (3 nights)

Arrive Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

After arriving in Edinburgh pick-up your car rental at the airport and continue to the hotel.

Golf at St. Andrews

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Play 18 holes at The New Course or The Jubilee Course at St. Andrews Links. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

The Ardgowan Hotel

Carnoustie, United Kingdom

After breakfast start your day by playing 18 holes at Carnoustie Championship Course. The Championship Course has hosted 8 Open Championships including the latest in 2018 won by Italy's Francesco Molinari, one Ladies Open and two Senior Opens making it one of the very few to have done so in the UK.

Historic Walking Tour of St. Andrews Links

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Walk with Paul Miller, a renowned and highly entertaining golf historian on St. Andrews links. Learn about the courses history and the birth of the game of golf.

Visit the British Golf Museum and experience the largest collection of golf memorabilia going back 500 years. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.


The Ardgowan Hotel

Visit the St. Andrews Golf Factory

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

After breakfast the day begins with a visit to the St. Andrews Golf Company. The history of the company dates back to 1881 and this tour offers a unique experience to learn the 600 year old art of club making.

Kingarrock Hickory Golf Experience

Cupar, United Kingdom

Play 18 Holes at the historic Kingarrock Hickory Golf course and learn about its fascinating history. Complete your day with a visit to National Trust for Scotland's Hill of Tarvit Mansion House. All golf equipment and refreshments are included. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Overnight at the Ardgowan Hotel.


The Ardgowan Hotel

Depart Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drop off your car rental at the airport before your departure.


Departure Date

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $1500.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through this agency either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase of trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • Schedules of deposit and final payment may vary by program.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • Air Travel- Please note that airline tickets issued for travel on scheduled airlines will carry additional Terms and Conditions including, but not limited to payment, change and cancellation policies as specified by the carrier.
  • A $600 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • An administrative fee of $50 per change per person will be charged for changes requested after deposit has been received and confirmation issued. If you elect to change the name of a previously confirmed golfer you will be additionally liable for any loss of non-refundable deposit or change fee levied by the golf club/provider. In some cases it may not be possible to make changes less than 90 days before travel date.
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, golf, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
  • Car Rental-On any tours where car rental is offered all drivers must be over the age of 25 and in some destinations under the age of 74.
  • All golf course tee times are made subject to availability at time of booking and cannot be guaranteed.
  • The golf provider/course operator reserves the right to amend any or all golf bookings and tee times secured in advance at any time for reasons including, but not limited to: weather conditions, course playability conditions etc. In these rare cases where amendments are required they/we will always endeavor to provide an acceptable alternative of at least equal or greater value. If we are advised by them that an alternative cannot be offered a full refund will be provided. The purchase of trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Where transport to/from any golf course itinerary destination is by ship Dream Golf Vacations guests are bound by the conditions of carriage provided by the relevant cruise line. As such we cannot be held responsible for loss of any tee time, green fees and/or any related costs should the relevant cruise line decide for reasons including but not limited to weather, passenger safety or otherwise that they are unable to reach shore at the scheduled time. Furthermore Dream Golf Vacations cannot accept any liability should the cruise line amend or cancel any part of a scheduled itinerary. The purchase of Travel insurance/Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Golf Handicaps- We recommend that you travel with a golf handicap/index card. While the majority of golf clubs do not require this we cannot accept responsibility if you do not wish to do so and you are subsequently denied play. We are happy to discuss requirements at time of booking and provide advice.
  • Caddies (unless already provided in tour package) can be requested by us on your behalf in advance if required. We can advise caddie charge and gratuity policy. Each golf club will endeavor to fulfill all requests. However, these cannot be guaranteed as caddies are self-employed and at peak times demand can outweigh availability.
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  • Accommodations where named is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Dream Golf Vacations, as the tour operator, and its selling agents act only as agents in securing and booking the hotel accommodations and other land tour services provided by independent contractors. Dream Golf Vacations, its selling agents or the specified air carriers assume and accept no liability for injury, loss, damage, accident. delay, changes or inconvenience caused by: any force majeure - health risks - reason of war or threat of war – riots - civil strife - terrorist activity - industrial disputes – acts, omission, neglect, delay or default of any person engaged in providing any tour services including transportation and accommodation - technical problems to transport - closure or congestion of airports or ports - building work - extended hotel closure - cancellations or changes of schedules by airlines - interruption or failure of public utilities outside the control of the hotel and similar events beyond our control, including storms, tempests and hurricanes.
  • If any tour service or its reasonable equivalent is not provided due to events beyond the reasonable control of Dream Golf Vacations, the company will make an appropriate refund of that portion of the tour price covering the undelivered tour service, but it is understood that Dream Golf Vacations shall have no other or further responsibility or liability either for the accuracy of any representation or the non-provision of any tour services.
  • Transport by aircraft, rail, ship or coach will depend on the conditions of carriage of the relevant carrier. These conditions of carriage may limit or exclude the carrier’s liability to you under international law (such as the Warsaw Convention). The responsibility and liability of the specified air carriers with respect to their performance of air transportation services are limited by and subject to the conditions of contract in the passenger ticket, the rules contained in tariffs on file with U.S. Department of Transportation (available for inspection on request), and applicable provisions of law and treaty.
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  • Dream Golf Vacations reserves the right to cancel a tour if circumstances so require. In this event we will make full refund to travelers of all payments received for said tour. Such a refund of payments will be the full extent of Dream Golf Vacation's obligation and liability to travelers.
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