Want to join a golfing group tour this September?

We have created a small group tour for up to 12 like-minded golfers to play 3 of our top links courses near Inverness, and also 2 rounds in the Carnoustie area. The courses include the excellent Castle Stuart ,venue of the Scottish Open 3 times recently, and also the championship course at Carnoustie that hosts The Open in 2018.

Visit our Scheduled Tours section of this web site and get all the details.

This tour will appeal to single golfers, golfers who don’t want to drive but also don’t want to go to the expense of hiring their own driver, of course non golfing wives (or husbands) are welcome to travel as well. Your driver will take the non golfers to places of interest while the golfers are on the course.

Book your place soon, join the party and have a fun week!

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The Old Course, St Andrews AUTHORISED PROVIDER STATUS

We are delighted to report that our Application to be an “AUTHORISED PROVIDER” of  tee-times at the Old Course St Andrews and the other 6 courses run by St Andrews Links Trust has now been approved. This give us access to a larger allocation of guaranteed tee times times on The Old Course than we have had in previous years.

Since we started in business 20 years ago, we have always had the problem of demand exceeding supply for these sought after tee-times. As St Andrews have terminated the relationship they had with The Old Course Experience, they have created a broader platform of “authorised providers  of tee-times” and we are delighted to be part of this new arrangement.

Apart from having access to a larger number of tee times for our clients, we also are able to apply for our 2018 tee times in March 2017, and allocate these to clients who book with us during the 2017 summer season. If we are sold out by August, then clients can apply for their own direct times in the August/ September time window as usual.  Overall, the process of acquiring times should be a lot smoother, and golfers from around the world will be able to plan their trips a little further in advance and make the most of favourable exchange rates and early booking offers from the airlines.

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Royal Troon availability 2017

You will remember last July we all witnessed one of the great finishes to The Open in living memory.  Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson played outstanding golf to make this one of the best finishes ever.

You can play the course this year. We have a few tee times left.

25 May  4 players

31 July  4 players.

These times will be sold with other golf and accommodation in a minimum 4 night package. Speak to your friends today and and come and enjoy this great course.  Contact us today to reserve your preferred tee time. Handicap limits  – men 20, ladies 30.

“We plan it , you play it! “

Muirfield 2017 availability

Muirfield is always a great track to play. It is virtually sold out again this summer but due to a couple of groups changing their dates we have a few pre-booked times times still available. Talk to your golfing friends now and book your tour to include this outstanding course. Remember when Phil won The Open here in 2013 – a great event.

18 July – 2 players

3 August-  4 players.

These times will be packaged with other golf and accommodation. Handicap limits men 18 ladies 18. Contact us now to check if they are still available.

 

The Old Course St Andrews availability 2017

We have one guaranteed tee time left on 16 May for 4 players. This will be packaged with other golf and accommodation in the area for a minimum of a 4 night tour.

When it’s gone – it’s gone!

Talk to your friends now and come and play the most famous course in the world. Drop us an email or give us a call to reserve it today. Handicap limits 24 men 36 ladies. Handicap certificates required at time of play.

Christmas Greetings to all our clients and friends

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s the time of year to say thanks to everyone who traveled with us this year. We brought in record numbers of clients and apart from a few minor bumps and a dozen damaged tyres, all our self drive tours went without incident.

Our driver guided tours all went well with only one exception which was partly weather related and the rest was down to a hotel error. The fact that both happened to the same group was down to Murphy’s Law!

Due to the effect of the Brexit vote in June most major currencies have been trading much stronger with Sterling. The effect is tours generally cost 20 – 30% less than they were 12 months ago, so that has brought about a rush in business with us and other tour operators in our Association. We can tell from the bookings we are trying to make that Scotland is already going to very busy next summer.

The message now is book soon to make sure you get tee times at the course you want to play and rooms in the hotels you wish to stay in . The financial forecast is that sterling will get stronger so your price may be sliding up a little over the next 6 months, so book early!

Sorry about the big  6 month gap in recent postings. The page developed a fault and we had a lot of bother getting it sorted. New posts will follow regularly next year I hope!

Our offices are closed for the holidays from Friday 23 December and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and and are looking forward to seeing many of of you again next year.

Ronnie, Carole, Kerry-Ann, Pete, Lindsay & Kim

and all our drivers, guides, and support staff.

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The Open 2016

As the 145th Open concludes, congratulations go to Henrik Stenson for playing some of the finest golf we have witnessed in a long time, to overcome Phil Mickelson who also played some of his best golf in a long time too. The battle was great to watch.

Thanks also go to the many clients who booked their Open trip with Scotland Tours, and we hope you all enjoyed your visit. Our dedicated Open web site 2016theopen.com has been brought down and next years web site 2017theopen.com will be up and running shortly. If you wish to attend next year’s event at Royal Birkdale contact us now as bookings are now being taken and the first groups already have their rooms, tickets and tee-times booked!   I hope you enjoy a few of this year’s memories.

The view of the 6th green, The massive stands at 18th, the 18th arena, Zach Johnston nears the end of his reign as 2015 Open Champion, and the crowds enjoy the fanzone watching it unfold on the big screen. You can be there next year…. book with Scotland Tours now.

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