THE OLD COURSE GUARANTEED TEE TIME GOLF PACKAGE

JULY 19, 2021 - JULY 24, 2021 | 5 NIGHTS | 5 ROUNDS | 2 GOLFERS

Epic Golf Travel

October 2, 2020

Hello and thank you for your interest in our Old Course Guaranteed Tee Time Golf Packages!

Epic Golf Travel was founded over 25 years ago and our company partners are PGA Professionals who have over 75 years of golf industry and travel experience. We are members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the leading international golf tourism organization, as well as the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). Our commitment is to deliver an exceptional golf travel experience... every client, every trip, every time.

Golf has been played on the Links at St Andrews since 1400 AD and the Old Course is renowned throughout the world as the Home of Golf. As the 600 year history of The Old Course has unfolded, it has become Destination One for the world's golfing population.

Our Guaranteed Old Course Golf Packages are fully inclusive of all golf course greens fees (including tee times at The Old Course), double guest room lodging, private transfers to and from the airport, golf courses and hotel, a full Scottish breakfast each morning and dinner each evening, an airport meet & greet and much more!

We handle everything from your arrival at the airport to your departure at the end of the week. All you do is enjoy playing great golf in Scotland, including a guaranteed time on The Old Course!

Your lodging for the week is at the renowned Scores Hotel. The hotel was opened in the 1930's and has stunning views over the West Sands Beach and the sea beyond. It is the closest hotel to The Old Course, just a one minute walk to the first tee! You can also easily walk anywhere in St Andrews for restaurants, pubs, shopping or sightseeing.

Your golf for the week has you playing 5 rounds; a guaranteed tee time on The Old Course, Kingsbarns Golf Links, Dumbarnie Links, The Jubilee Course and Lundin Golf Club.  More information on your lodging and golf courses may be found below.

Regarding your arrival airport, your transportation and meet and greet are scheduled for the Edinburgh International Airport, the closest airport to St Andrews.

Our prices INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND ANY RESORT OR LODGING FEES, there are no hidden costs of any kind.

Your monies are fully protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip can be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19.

This trip remains subject to availability and is offered as the full package itinerary only.

Kind regards,


Dave Redmond, Partner
Epic Golf Travel
david@epicgolftravel.com

OLD COURSE TRIP SUMMARY
DATES: July 19, 2021 - July 24, 2021
# GOLFERS: 2 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
6 Days / 5 Nights / 5 Rounds
GOLF: 5 rounds of pre-booked golf at the courses listed below including a guaranteed tee time on The Old Course.
LODGING: 5 nights lodging in a Traditional Double Guest Room at The Scores Hotel in St Andrews
FOOD & BEVERAGE: A full Scottish breakfast each morning & dinner each evening is included
TRANSPORT: Private coach transport to and from the airport, golf courses and your hotel are included
OF INTEREST: Old Town St Andrews, St Andrews Castle, The Himalaya's Putting Course, the British Golf Museum, Old Tom Morris Gift Shop, the Swilken Bridge
PRICE: $4,890.00 USD per person
50% DEPOSIT: $2,445.00 USD per person
TERMS: Your monies are fully protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip can be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
5 nights lodging in a Traditional Double Guest Room at The Scores Hotel in St Andrews
5 rounds of pre-booked golf at the courses listed below including a guaranteed tee time on The Old Course.
Full use of all practice facilities at all golf courses
Private coach transport to and from the airport, golf courses and your hotel are included
Full Scottish breakfast each morning and dinner each evening
Meet & Greet at the Edinburgh Airport by our Representative/Driver
Welcome pack including all documentation and souvenir gifts
All Lodging and Golf Course Surcharges & All Taxes
Full Services of Epic Golf Travel Personnel before, during and after your trip including a web portal for individual online deposit and balance payments, arranging all golf, room, caddie and dinner reservations, rental car requests & airport transfer requests
Epic Golf Travel 24/7 Golf Concierge
Automatic Membership into our Epic Plus Program
Our Gold Star Service Pledge
St andrews links trust logo 2

DAY 1: ARRIVAL / LUNDIN LINKS

Arrive Edinburgh International Airport

Meet & Greet by our In-Country Representatives

Play Lundin Links Golf Club the afternoon of your arrival

Transfer to The Scores Hotel and check-in for the week

Receive welcome pack and all documentation for the week

Dinner at the hotel and relax for the remainder of the day/night

DAY 2: DUMBARNIE LINKS / THE NEWEST GEM

Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel

Golf at Dumbarnie Links in the morning

Sightsee, relax, pub hop in the afternoon

Dinner at the hotel in the evening

DAY 3: KINGSBARNS / #43 IN THE WORLD

Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel

Golf at Kingsbarns Golf Links in the morning

Sightsee, relax, walk The Old Course in the afternoon

Dinner at the hotel in the evening

DAY 4: THE JUBILEE COURSE / A LOCAL FAVORITE

Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel

Golf at the Jubilee Course in the morning

Sightsee, relax, visit The British Golf Museum in the afternoon

Dinner at the hotel in the evening

DAY 5: THE OLD COURSE / YOUR BUCKET LIST DAY

Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel

Guaranteed golf on The Old Course

Sightsee, relax, have fun at the Himalaya's 18 Hole Putting Course in the afternoon

Dinner at the hotel in the evening

DAY 6: DEPARTURE

Full Scottish breakfast at the hotel

Check out of The Scores Hotel for home or continue on an extension golf tour

Private transfer to the Edinburgh International Airport

Depart for home

This itinerary is subject to availability and is subject to change at any time. In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a 50% non-refundable deposit reflected above is required. The 50% balance is due 75 days prior to travel. Nothing can be held or confirmed until a deposit is received.

This itinerary is subject to availability and is subject to change at any time. In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a 50% non-refundable deposit reflected above is required. The 50% balance is due 75 days prior to travel. Nothing can be held or confirmed until a deposit is received.

GOLF COURSES

GOLF COURSES

THE OLD COURSE (GUARANTEED TEE TIME)

Ranked #5 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World

Simply put, the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognizable names across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status, it remains a public golf course, open to all.

Rarely is the Old course ranked outside the top ten in the world, it’s a very special links, designed by Mother Nature. It is probable that golf was played here back in the 12th century, what is certain is that the Old Course is one of the oldest golf courses in the world.

It's unlikely that the Old Course will feel familiar when you play it for the first time (except perhaps the 1st, 17th and 18th). Television tend to make the ground look very flat, but the humps, hollows and ripples in the fairways are much deeper when you get out onto the course, as indeed are the pot bunkers.

KINGSBARNS GOLF LINKS

Ranked #42 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World

Located directly on the North Sea coast only six miles from St. Andrews, Kingsbarns is without a doubt one of the most breathtaking links courses ever developed. Though it only opened for general play in July 2000, it's fair to say that the links appears to have been in place for the past century.

Kingsbarn is a real one of a kind and contrasts with Scotland's other famous links courses in that it is a new, man-made development. The significance of the development was highlighted by Sir Michael Bonallack, winner of 5 British Amateur Titles and present captain of the R & A when he indicated that "Kingsbarns might well be one of the last true seaside links sites capable of development in Scotland".

DUMBARNIE LINKS

Other than Pebble Beach, there are few world-class courses able to offer such an expanse of beach and water frontage as that we have been blessed with at Dumbarnie Links. This rare piece of land has a mile and a half of sea frontage with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth.

At first glance Dumbarnie Links may have the appearance of the classic links courses where The Open Championship has been played since 1860.  However, the 345 acre site is particularly special.  Its dual elevations have provided the opportunity to create a number of elevated tees where holes play directly towards panoramic views of the Firth of Forth. Fourteen of the holes have views of the Bay and the Firth of Forth. The clubhouse will be situated 100-feet above sea level with spectacular sweeping views across the golf course and the Bay.

THE JUBILEE COURSE AT ST ANDREWS

Ranked #50 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland

18 holes, 72 par, 6,742 yards

In 1997, the Jubilee Course celebrated its centenary. In the space of 100 years, it had developed from a 12-hole basic layout into one of the toughest tests of golf at St Andrews.

Created on a narrow strip of land between the New Course and the sea, the Jubilee was originally a 12 hole course intended for ladies and beginners. It was the result of an initiative by the Town Council who had re-acquired the Links under the 1894 Links Act.

It was extended to 18 holes in 1946 and was now 6,020 yards long. In 1988 the re-design of the Jubilee to championship standards was carried out by Donald Steel of Cotton, Pennink, Steel & Partners, golf course architects. The teeing grounds were raised, not only providing wonderful views of the Links, but also exposing the golfers to the winds which sweep in from the bay. Mr. Steel's redesigned course was 6,805 yards and now a real test for all golfers.

LUNDIN LINKS GOLF CLUB

18 holes, 71 par, 6,371 yards

The Lundin Golf Club was founded in May of 1868.

The course remains largely as it was some 100 years ago. The first five holes are in classic links tradition playing from the Clubhouse to the Mile Dyke. Players then cross the now extinct railway line and play the nine ‘new’ holes on what one might describe as a cross between links and parkland turf. Then back across the railway, the last four holes revert to the genuine links tradition.

Today Lundin Golf Club offers some of the finest examples of links holes in Scotland and for many years has been a worthy participant in the Final Qualifying stages of The Open prior to its staging at St. Andrews.

LODGING

LODGING

THE SCORES HOTEL

The renowned Scores Hotel opened in the 1930's. It combines a fine 1864 Victorian House (Seaton house) with an 1880's Boy's School (St Salvators School). The hotel has stunning views over the West Sands beach and their private landscaped gardens. It is the closest hotel to the Old Course and the Royal & Ancient Clubhouse. You can walk everywhere in and around the town of St Andrews, including right down to the first tee of the Old Course!

The hotel comprises of thirteen Junior Suites, ten Standard Twins, eleven Standard Doubles, one suite and one Family all with their own en-suites. The facilities include guest only car park, access to a private garden, elevator access to all floors, 24 hour reception, early check-in when possible, free Wi-Fi, restaurant & bar with local whiskies, gins & beers, outdoor seating front and rear of hotel and laundry service.

Room amenities include hot beverage & biscuit selection, TV with Free View , complementary toiletries, telephone and room service.

THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

THE HIMALAYA'S PUTTING COURSE (ST ANDREWS LADIES' PUTTING CLUB)

A private club founded in 1867, the St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club course is open to the public daily from April to September (and in March and October, weather permitting).

Before 1860 the caddies of St Andrews had laid out a small putting area near where Rusacks Hotel now stands. They would play to pass the time while waiting for a bag. When the course was quiet a few young ladies would play.

There was some tension between the caddies and the ladies, so much so that it was decided a piece of ground be found where the ladies could play away from the caddies. There was an unused piece of ground to the north of the Swilcan Burn. The ground was rough with whins which were used by local washerwomen to dry clothes, and pitted with rabbit holes. A nine hole course was laid out by Old Tom Morris, requiring a cleek and a putter, and so the St Andrews Ladies’ Golf Club was formed in 1867.

The Himalayas lie between the famous Old Course and the spectacular West Sands, only a ten minute walk from the center of  St Andrews.

THE BRITISH GOLF MUSEUM

From the 16th century to the present day, the whole history of the great game is explored at The British Golf Museum. Discover the equipment, personalities and prizes of our much loved sport. Brought to life with hands on activities, interactives and modern interpretation, this is a must see attraction.

Visit their new flagship exhibition space, 'The Open Gallery', exploring the rich history of golf's oldest Major. Also in the Museum there are two exciting temporary exhibitions on golfing greats Sir Henry Cotton and Freddie Tait. Please visit throughout the year for their program of weekly events and lecture series.

The museum is a 5 minute walk from the town centre and is situated directly opposite The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse. There is a large car park behind the museum, operated by Fife Council and a coach drop off point.

BOOKING PROCESS

In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a 25% deposit reflected above is required, with an additional 25% payment due 120 days prior to travel. The 50% balance is due 60 days prior to travel.

PRICE

$4,890.00 USD per person

TERMS & CONDITIONS

BOOKING

  • Your trip can be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19
  • A 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due at the time of booking (you may transfer your trip to another individual if need be)
  • The remaining 50% balance is NON-REFUNDABLE and due 75 days prior to departure
  • No package is guaranteed until a deposit payment has been received
  • There is a 3% Service Fee for all payments made by credit card
  • There is no Service Fee for payments made by check or bank transfer

NOTES

  • Accommodations are based on 2 persons sharing a standard twin/double room
  • Airport, golf & lodging transfers based on 2 golfers sharing a Mercedes V-Class or similar
  • The included breakfasts and dinners are served at The Scores Hotel
  • All airline flights, travel insurance, meals, drinks, sight-seeing, caddies, equipment for hire, gratuities or anything of a personal nature are excluded unless stipulated
  • Caddies cannot be guaranteed, but if requested in advance, are generally available
  • Epic Golf Travel strongly recommends that all of our clients take out Travel Insurance at the point of booking to cover the "fully refundable for any reason" cost of your trip