The Old Course, St Andrews

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The Best of Scottish Golf
7 nights
from AU$6,095.00 per person

Generally regarded as the home of golf, Scotland has a number of classic courses that are suitable for all skill levels. You really are spoiled for choice in this fascinating destination. If you’d like to make a pilgrimage to the birthplace of golf, the team at Golf Explorer have a golf package for you.


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Golf highlights

  • The Old Course, St. Andrews
  • Kingsbarns, St. Andrews
  • Ailsa Championship Course, Turnberry
  • Gleneagles Resort
  • Carnoustie Golf Links

Must See & Do

  • Play the Old Course at St. Andrews.
  • Experience the unique atmosphere of St. Andrews town
  • Have a drink or two at the Jigger Inn, St. Andrews
  • Wander around Edinburgh old town
  • Pamper yourself at Gleneagles or Turnberry

Time difference

  • Apr – Oct: EST -9 hours
  • Nov – Mar: EST -11 hours

Currency

  • Euro / 1AUD = 0.62EUR

Language

  • English

Capital

  • Edinburgh

Visas

  • No visa required for Australian citizens

Drive on

  • Left side of the road

UK Plugpoint

Getting there

  • Sydney – 25 hours
  • Perth – 21 hours

Recommended airlines

  • Qantas
  • Emirates
  • Singapore
  • British Airways

Car hire

Golf Explorer provides private transfers for all of its Scotland packages. Car hire is possible through Hertz, our preferred provider.

 

Scotland weather

The climate of Scotland is temperate and tends to be very changeable, but not normally extreme. It is warmed by the Gulf Stream from the Atlantic, and given its northerly latitude it is warmer than areas on similar latitudes. Even though most of the country has a temperate climate, the Northern islands and Highlands experience a type of weather closeto the climate of the Faroe Islands or Southern Norway.

Statistically, the best weather is in May, June and September; July and August are usually warm, but may be wet too. In summer, daylight hours are long; the midsummer sun sets around 11pm in the Shetland Islands and even evenings seem to last forever in June and July.

Best time to visit

  • April – October
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Scotland Golf Packages

We currently offer 2 Scottish golf packages that, in our opinion, encompass the very best that Scotland can offer, both in terms of golf and sightseeing. Please see below for a brief overview of the packages we offer, and shorts descriptions of the courses included.

Scotland Golf and Sightseeing – 7-nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, 5 rounds of golf, self-drive car rental, maps and guidebooks, 24 hours emergency assistance.

The Courses –

Castle Stuart Golf Links – A relatively new golf course, generally regarded as amongst the best courses in the world.

Royal Dornoch Golf Club – A remote golf course with stunning vistas. Another Scottish golf course ranked amongst the world’s finest.

Carnoustie Golf Links – Generally regarded as the one of most challenging courses in world golf. Amongst the most famous golf clubs in the world, Carnoustie has hosted the prestigious Open Championship.

New Course, St Andrews – Yet another world beating Scottish golf course that presents challenges to golfers of all levels.

Kingsbarns Golf Links – Regularly featuring on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Worldwide list, Kingsbarns has co-hosted the annual European Tour’s Dunhill Links Championship with Carnoustie a number of times.

The Old Course, St Andrews (Subject to Ballot) – The oldest, unarguably, the most famous golf course in the world. Golf Explorer require a requested tee time two days in advance. If you are successful, the green fee will be paid directly to the starter. You can also line up at the 1st tee where the starters will fit you in when spaces become available.

The Best of Scottish Golf Package - 7-nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, 6 rounds of golf, 1 golf shirt for each golfer, self-drive car rental, pay as you go mobile phone, local taxes, 24-hour local assistance.

The Courses –

Ailsa Course, Turnberry – Located in Ayrshire, this course is rated at number 17 in the world and with good reason. Simply fantastic in every way.

Royal Troon Golf Club – Regularly rated as one of the world’s best golf courses, this is another ‘must play’ course for any golfer who visits Scotland.

Carnoustie Golf Links – Detailed above

New Course St Andrews – Detailed above

North Berwick Golf Club – One of Scotland’s oldest courses which is highly rated by professionals as well as amateurs of all levels.

Gullane Golf Club – A championship quality links course with dramatic views throughout.

The Old Course, St Andrews – Detailed above.

If you are considering a golf tour to Scotland, Golf Explorer has all your needs covered. This is one country that should be on every golfers’ bucket list. Challenging golf courses, stunning views and a whole host of sightseeing opportunities await you.

To book a Scottish golfing holiday please call us on +61 8 8376 4495. 

 

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