It’s easy to see why a trip to the Old Course at St Andrews is a more of a spiritual pilgrimage than a simple pitch and putt – known the world over as the ‘home of golf’, the game has been played at this legendary links course, in one form or another, for over 600 years. If you’ve ever dreamt of teeing off towards those unique double greens, and have always fancied a stroll across the Swilcan Bridge, a St Andrews golf holiday offers the perfect package.
What to expect on a luxury golf break
The Experience St Andrews are past masters in providing luxury golf vacations, and our appointment as an Authorised Provider of Old Course Tee Times by St Andrews Links Trust means we can guarantee your golf break includes a round on the Old Course.
Our golf stay and play packages don’t end at the 18th hole though. While in the ‘Auld Grey Toun’ of St Andrews, you can take in some of the local – sometimes bloody and supernatural – history at the ancient castle, cathedral and churches, before sampling what’s on offer at the welcoming pubs, restaurants and locally owned shops. Or spend some time on one of Scotland’s most beautiful beaches, at St Andrews West Sands, where the famous Chariots of Fire scene was filmed.
To make the most of your tee-time, our trips can combine your rounds at St Andrews with rounds at more of Scotland’s championship courses, where you can also make the most of your free time by taking in the spectacular scenery (and maybe a whisky tour) on a Highlands tour, or take a trip to Edinburgh to sample the best of Scotland’s ancient past and modern future.
Our luxury four or five star accommodation comes with breakfast included each morning, and we’ll get you to and from each of the courses and any hotel transfers.We can also arrange airport transfers - you’ll be left wanting for nothing both on and off the course.
All tours also offer packages for non-golfers, in case you or any of your party fancy some time away from the fairway.
Scotland golf experiences
Here are some of our most popular Scottish golf holiday packages:
St Andrews and Gleneagles - This seven night golf package will see you play seven rounds of golf across both St Andrews and Gleneagles golf courses. Set across 850 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside, Gleneagles combines the best of Scottish and US course design and is one of Scotland’s most luxurious 5 star resorts. Away from the course, you can relax at the luxury spa, or take part in a wide range of outdoor activities including falconry, horseback riding and shooting.
St Andrews and Highlands - If you are looking for a grand St Andrews golf trip this is the one for you. Seven nights and seven rounds of golf on courses including St Andrews, Royal Dornoch, Nairn, and Castle Stuart, which hosted the Scottish Open Championship from 2011 to 2013. When the golf is done for the day, you take in all the sights this most beautiful part of the world has offer, from stunning natural scenery to ancient castle ruins before relaxing at a luxury spa hotel.
St Andrews and Lothians/Edinburgh - Our Lothians and Edinburgh luxury golf packages combine the best of the regions golf, including rounds at the Old Course, the links of Gullane and North Berwick, and the New Course, Jubilee or Castle Course, alongside luxury accommodation in one of the UK’s most historic cities.
St Andrews and North East/Highlands - This eight night golf holiday offers seven rounds across courses including St Andrews, Kingsbarns, The Dukes Course, Trump International Golf Links, The Balgownie Course at Royal Aberdeen, and the Cruden Bay course, set in the most picturesque of Scottish villages. We also offer an eight night package that also takes in the course at Castle Stuart. Why not combine this trip with a tour of Scotland’s famous Whisky Trail to see how Scotland’s most famous export is made and matured, and maybe sample the odd wee dram.
St Andrews and West Coast - A five star luxury golf vacation that includes seven rounds of golf on courses as prestigious as the Old Course at St Andrews before moving on to the south west of Scotland to play at Royal Troon Old Course, Prestwick and the Ailsa at Trump Turnberry.
Are any golf tours combined with courses in England or Ireland?
The home of golf offers all you could possibly want or need for the ultimate golfing experience, but if you want to take your clubs further afield, we also offer packages that take in some of the best courses Ireland and the north west of England have to offer.
Our Experience Ireland golf vacations offer the following four, five or seven night packages:
Dublin – Our four and seven night packages combine golf on some of Ireland’s most outstanding links and parkland courses, including Royal County Down and County Louth, alongside time away from the tee to spend in Ireland’s capital city, renowned for its cobbled street and classic pubs.
South west Ireland – Our four, five and seven night vacations take in one of the world’s greatest golfing regions with rounds on some of the most magnificent links, including Ballybunion, Tralee, Waterville and Old Head.
Northern Ireland – Play in the back yard of three recent Major Championship winners – Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke – on some of the world’s top links courses including Royal County Down and Royal Portrush, which will host The (British) Open Championship in 2019.
Our Experience England golfing package offers a three night stay, with rounds of golf on two of the three championship golf courses at Royal Lytham St Annes, Royal Birkdale, or Royal Liverpool. Our north west England golf tours also put you within easy reach of the beautiful Lake District national park, as well as the historic and vibrant cities of Chester and Liverpool.
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