St. Andrew's: Scotland's Historic Home of Golf Dream Golf Vacations

St. Andrew's: Scotland's Historic Home of Golf

Luxury Escorted Tour

We have created a unique, luxurious and fully escorted journey to Scotland, The Home of Golf combined with The Ancient Capital of Edinburgh. Let our resident Golf Specialist from St. Andrews take you behind the scenes of the game as only a local can! Here you will be introduced to a stunning collection of his favorite golf courses and other special surprises.

You will be delighted as we get to meet, and enjoy a dram, with some of the most entertaining characters that have spent their lives within or around the golf industry of St Andrews. Complete the Scottish experience of a lifetime in Edinburgh and enjoy included entry to all of the Capital City’s best attractions at your own pace before joining us for an exclusive farewell evening “Burns Supper” complete with bagpipes, malt whisky and an array of kilted Scots to entertain you !


8 Daysfr. $6,360

  • Fully Escorted Tour 8 day / 7 nights Luxury Tour (St Andrews 5 nights, Edinburgh 2 nights)
  • Luxury Hotel accommodation and Private Transfers throughout
  • Play at 5 amazing historic golf venues including all green fees
  • Exclusive and fun “Behind the scenes” evening events
  • St Andrews Links Golf walking tour with expert golf historian Paul Miller
  • Entry to the British Golf Museum accompanied by Pail Miller
  • Exclusive behind the scenes “ Meet the Golf Expert” fun evening events with guest speakers
  • Visit to the World’s oldest golf club factory tour
  • Golf equipment rentals at Kingarrock Hickory Club
  • Surprise Scottish Culinary Delight experience
  • Edinburgh Royal Yacht Britannia entry
  • Edinburgh Castle entry
  • Edinburgh- Holyrood House ( H.M the Queen’s Edinburgh Residence) entry
  • Edinburgh City 48 hour hop on/off travel ticket provided
  • Exclusive Burns Supper Scottish Farewell event
  • 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.
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners
  • 5* Old Course Hotel Resort and Spa, St. Andrews, Scotland (5 nights)
  • 5* The Principal Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland (2 nights)

Arrival in Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Upon arrival in Edinburgh meet by your Tour Host and transfer to St. Andrews..

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Check into the Old Course Hotel Golf Resort and Spa.

After settling in you will take an exclusive walking tour of St Andrews Course with golf historian Paul Miller followed by an accompanied visit with Paul to the British Golf Museum. This exclusive tour allows you to walk in the footsteps of icons of the game and experience a player's eye view of the fabled links.

Enjoy a welcome dinner with us at the Old Course Hotel.

Enjoy a relaxing overnight at the 5-star Old Course Hotel. Bordering the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course and just a short stroll from the historic university town of St Andrews, the Old Course Hotel overlooks the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. The hotel features a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors.

Dinner

Old Course Hotel

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

After breakfast we visit the St Andrews Golf Academy and Practice Centre. The Academy and Practice Centre is known for its world class instruction and cutting edge technology. It features 60 flood-lit bays, 22 indoor bays, a short game area and a replica of the famous Road Bunker. Latest developments include pro-tracer bays. Playing Links golf tips and instructions will be provided.

Then its off to the St Andrews Clubhouse to begin 18 Holes at The New Course (1895) or The Jubilee Course (1897).

Enjoy lunch at the St Andrews Links Clubhouse with stunning panoramic views over the Old Course.

After lunch you can explore the historic town of St. Andrews or relax at the Old Course Hotel. Offering panoramic views out across the North Sea, St Andrews is famous for its historic university, medieval streets and gorgeous traditional buildings. You can even walk up the steps to the top of the 12th century St Rule's Tower at St Andrews Cathedral.

Overnight at the Old Course Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch

Old Course Hotel

Golf at Carnoustie

Carnoustie, United Kingdom

After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to the Carnoustie Championship Course to play 18 Holes with professional caddies provided. The game of golf has been played in Carnoustie for well over four centuries and Carnoustie’s Championship course has become regarded as one of Britain’s finest, and most challenging, tests of golf.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Clubhouse at Carnoustie Golf Links, enjoying expansive views over this iconic golf course and to the sea beyond.

Explore St Andrews Town or Relax at the Old Course Hotel

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

After a morning of golf you can continue to explore the town of St. Andrews or relax at the hotel. The hotel is home to the Kohler Waters Spa which features two couple’s rooms, two wet treatment rooms with KOHLER bathing experiences, a 20m indoor swimming spa pool, a hydrotherapy pool for therapeutic bathing, steam room for deep muscular relaxation and detoxification, experience showers, refreshing Ice fountain, cold plunge pool and sauna. There is also a rooftop garden with hot tub.

Breakfast, Lunch

Old Course Hotel

Golf at Balcomie Links in Crail, Fife

Crail, United Kingdom

Following breakfast at the hotel it is time to transfer to Crail in Fife to play 18 Holes at Balcomie Links. A combination of stunning coastal views, centuries of history and hugely enjoyable golf is what makes Balcomie Links one of Scotland's most finely polished, golfing gems.

After a game of golf enjoy lunch at the Crail Clubhouse with a guest speaker to learn about the clubs history. Perched high on a rock overlooking the 18th green on the Balcomie Course with 270 degree views of the sea, the clubhouse of Crail Golfing Society arguably affords one of the most spectacular locations for any clubhouse in Scotland.

Explore St Andrews Town or Relax at the Old Course Hotel

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

After lunch you can continue to explore the town of St. Andrews or relax at the hotel.

Learn about the history of golf as you “Meet the Expert” hosted event at Old Course Hotel.

Overnight at the Old Course Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch

Old Course Hotel

Golf at The Golf House Club, Elie

Elie, United Kingdom

After breakfast, transfer to Elie for 18 Holes at The Golf House Club. Elie is one of the most highly regarded courses in Scotland and the historic links terrain effortlessly combines undulating fairways with large, fast and firm greens. It offers sensational views anf these views play an important part in creating what is one of the most wonderful golfing experiences not just in Fife, but also in Scotland.

Enjoy lunch at the clubhouse overlooking the first tee.

Explore St Andrews Town or Relax at the Old Course Hotel

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

After a morning of golf spend the afternoon in the town of St. Andrews or relax at the hotel.

Scottish Culinary Experience

Anstruther, United Kingdom

This evening enjoy a Scottish Culinary Experience in the charming fishing village of Anstruther. Anstruther is famous throughout Scotland for its fresh seafood and here you can enjoy a Fish and Chips Dinner at an award winning seaside restaurant while taking in the sparkling views of the Firth of Forth.

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Overnight at the Old Course Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Old Course Hotel

St. Andrews Golf Factory Tour

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

After breakfast at the hotel you will visit the St Andrews Golf Company. Here you will learn how golf clubs have been made for 600 years. The St. Andrews Golf Company is the only golf club manufacturer at the "Home of Golf" and the last continuously operating club maker in the world that retains the traditional skills to hand craft hickory golf clubs.

Golf at Kingarrock

Cupar, United Kingdom

After the morning tour you will be transferred to Kingarrock Hickory Golf for lunch before playing 18 holes of golf. Kingarrock dates back to 1906 and is famous for its use of hickory golf clubs. Here you will be given five original ancient hickory clubs: a Spoon, a Driving Iron, a Mid Mashie, a Mashie Niblick and a Putter. Together with expert guidance fully versed in the ways of Edwardian golf, you'll have everything you need to pick your shot with perfect poise.

Explore Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

After a morning of golf you will head to Edinburgh and check into the Principal Hotel. The afternoon is then at your leisure to explore the city with a 48 hours city card. The city card includes free entry into many of Edinburgh's most popular attractions including the Royal Yacht Britannia, Holyrood House and Edinburgh Castle along with free transportation.

Overnight at the Principal Hotel. The Principal Edinburgh on George Street has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. The winner of Scottish Hotel of the Year at the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards, the Principal is an ideal base from which to explore the city.

Breakfast, Lunch

The Principal Hotel

Explore Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

After breakfast at the hotel you are free to discover the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Edinburgh evolved from the 6th century and was influenced by the Pictish and Celtic kingdoms as well as from the Saxons, Normans and even the Vikings. Edinburgh has a colorful history and impressive architecture and is becoming an increasingly cosmopolitan city too.

After a day of sightseeing return to the hotel to enjoy an evening Scottish Celebration and Farewell Dinner at the Principal Hotel

Overnight at the Principal Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

The Principal Hotel

Depart Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price

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: $750.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $1200.00 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 $750 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, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for any scheduled air booked on your behalf and 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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  • 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.
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