cORONAVIRUS UPDATE 23 mARCH 2020

In the 5 days since my last update things have changed significantly.

The UK is virtually closed and our staff are dealing with their emails from home. The lockdown down is likely to last until mid April .

We are in contact with our May and June arrivals to offer them the opportunity to rebook for 2021 or 2022. We have decided not to contact July arrivals onwards yet as the situation could be a lot clearer and perhaps back to normal by then and those travellers may get to enjoy their vacation on schedule. However if they wish, they can postpone till 2021 or 2022 if they want to make that decision early.

New enquiries are still coming in – thank you – for 2021 and beyond and we will do our best to get a quote to you shortly thereafter.

Existing clients- if you need to contact us please email the tour specialist you have been dealing with. All our files are stored in the icloud so that allows the staff access to your files from home should this be required.

New clients – If you are planning a trip later in 2020 or beyond, we like to talk through your plans before issuing your quote to ensure it as close to what you are looking for as it can be at this early stage. Please email me at ronnie@scotland-tours.com in the first instance OR complete the online enquiry form contained in this site and we can make a start on your Suggested Itinerary.

These are extrordinary times but we will all get through them soon.

Be safe.

Ronnie Pook

Managing Director

Coronavirus update

This unprecedented situation is affecting us all and we are in regular contact with those who are booked to travel with us this summer.

We are offering every client the opportunity to delay their trip up until the end of 2022 and not loose any deposits or final balances. We are currently sending out notices to those arriving in April and May and will be assessing the position for June and July travellers in a few weeks.

For those travelling later in the year we are not making any knee-jerk decisions for them . We propose to keep their plans as they are until we know the facts around any travel restrictions etc at that time. There is plenty of time to deal with the August – October arrivals in due course.

In Scotland we are getting on with life despite the restrictions that are in place. Our staff are manning the office on a rota basis to avoid too many people being together at the same time. The courses are all open, some clubhouses have some restrictions in their food and bar service, but everyone is making an effort to stay clean. It would appear that Scotland is one of the least affected areas of the world, but we are not being complacent.

There is likely to be some new availability on The Old Course later this summer should some clients rebook for 2021 or 2022. If you are interested in joining our late availability mailing list, see our St Andrews page on this web site.

With so many new and repeat clients coming here this year, we hope you all stay safe, look forward to your trip, and please follow the advice given by the health experts.

ChrIstmas and New Year Opening Hours

Our offices in Dunfermline Scotland will be closed from 2pm on Monday 23 December 2019 until 9am on Friday 3 January 2020.

We would like to thank all our clients this year for another record breaking year, and look forward to seeing some of you again next year.

From all our staff here in Scotland, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and prosperous 2020.

Old Course availability 2020

With 2020 just a few weeks away, most of our guaranteed times are now sold. However do we have space for 8 players on 29 April. We are offering a 5 night package staying at 5 star Fairmont St Andrews with 5 rounds of golf including The Old Course, for just….

£2325 per person,

based on 2 people sharing.

This includes your own Mercedes 8 seater minivan, breakfast each day and meet and greet service on arrival…. and lots more.

Contact us today if you have some friends who wish to make this trip . We will sell it as 2 packages for 4 players or 1 package for 8 players.

Book today!

If you wish to come on other dates next summer, the ballot process is open as usual and many of our golfers play the course using this process. The ballot results are not known until 2 days before play so we will plan your trip to St Andrews to include courses we can swap over should your tee time conflict with a time booked at a different course.

The Open 2021

As you may have have read on our web site recently, we were expecting to enter into contract with The R&A to obtain tickets to the 2021 Open at St Andrews. Due to the onerous conditions the R&A were imposing on us, we have decided not to sign that contract, but to co-operate with them and assist clients to buy their tickets direct when they go on sale in July 2020 via the R&A ticket office at The One Club.

This is the most efficient and cost effective option for us and our clients, and we look forward to creating many tours for you all to include attending the event in your golf tour or corporate event.

We have been supplying packages that include attending The Open since we started in business over 21 years ago, and we know St Andrews will again be a big draw for the avid golfer. Book your trip now to get the best accommodations and golf tee times.

Our new web pages will be uploaded shortly with more information.

See you there!

Ronnie Pook – Managing Director  – July 2019

Solheim Cup 2019 – 2 new videos to get you excited!

With the event just over 6 months away, its time to get tickets to get your trip planned to be part of “the event of the year” on the ladies golf calendar.

Visit our Solheim Cup page and watch these 2 great videos that capture the passion, the skill, the excitement and attending this amazing event generates.

We have been appointed by IMG, the Solheim Cup 2019 organisers on behalf of Visit Scotland, to arrange tours and packages that include tickets to the event for both the European and USA fans, so contact us today to plan your package.

Book now!