May 2025 (dates to be finalized with client)
7 Days / 6 Nights / 5 Rounds
$2,575.00 USD per person
5 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees
Carnoustie Golf Club (Old), Dumbarnie Golf Links, The New Course, Crail Balcomie Golf Club & Golf House Club Elie
6 nights in (2) deluxe 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom villas in the center of St Andrews and within a few minutes walk of the first tee of The Old Course. Each golfer will have their own bed and there will be several extra bedrooms for those wishing a single room. You'll easily walk to restaurants, pubs, shopping and sightseeing in town. The R&A building and the British Golf Museum are also less than a 5 minute walk away
6 nights accommodations
Your suggested daily itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI Airport) / Transfer to St Andrews / Check-in to your villa (4pm check-in)
Day 2: Play The New Course
Day 3: Play Carnoustie Golf Links (Old)
Day 4: Play Crail Balcomie Golf Club
Day 5: Play Golf House Club Elie
Day 6: Play Dumbarnie Golf Links
Day 7: Check out of your villa / Depart Scotland for home
Transfers to and from the Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and to and from all golf courses (except The New Course, which is just a few minutes walk from your St Andrews villa).
November 20, 2023
Many thanks for your inquiry! We would love to be the resource for all your golf travel needs and look forward to making this trip as memorable as possible for you.
Epic Golf Travel was founded 25 years ago and our company partners are PGA Professionals who have well over 100 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) and numerous other travel industry associations.
At Epic Golf Travel, our motto, “The Best Golf Vacations on the Planet”, is our sincere promise to you to deliver an exceptional golf travel experience... every trip you take and every time you take one.
To this end, we spend more hours planning and executing your trip than any other golf tour company in the industry. For those who seek genuine interest in their golf experience and fanatical attention to detail, we believe you’ll appreciate our absolute commitment to you and your golf travel plans.
The attached schedule is based on traveling and includes , (see courses below), transfers to and from the Edinburgh airport and to and from all golf courses (except the New which is a short walk from your St Andrews villa), and numerous other inclusions listed below.
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Please note our golf tours are individually custom built to suit your specific needs, if you wish to make any changes please let me know and I will be happy to check availability and update your trip.
We will enter you in the Daily Ballot for play on The Old Course each day you are in St Andrews. We will work to rearrange your tee times on other courses should you be picked for play on The Old Course.
We will try to make all tee times in the morning so you have the rest of the day to explore St Andrews, Edinburgh or other sites.
Our prices INCLUDE ALL TAXES, VAT AND RESORT & LODGING FEES, there are no hidden costs of any kind.
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YOUR GOLF COURSES
YOUR GOLF COURSES
CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE
Ranked #26 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World
The Championship Course at Carnoustie has hosted The Open Championship no less than six times and is a superb example of traditional links golf. It is widely recognized as one of the best seaside links golf courses in the world and many professionals have declared it as one of the toughest.
The original 18 hole course was designed by Old Tom Morris in 1857, but was revisited by James Braid in 1926 and has been hardly altered since.
With sloping fairways, fast greens and a selection of the most formidable bunkers in links golf, the Championship Course at Carnoustie certainly guarantees visitors an enjoyable but testing round on a memorable golf course.
THE NEW COURSE AT ST ANDREWS
Ranked #29 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland
Were it not for the proximity of its more illustrious and ancient neighbor, many experts feel that the Open Championships – as well as many other major golfing events – would have been fought out here, the world's oldest and most challenging 'new' course.
Designed by Old Tom Morris and opened for play in 1895, the layout was based on the traditional out and back routing, and among its most famous features are the shared fairways and a double green at the 3rd and 15th holes.
The New Course is known and loved for its well designed greenside and fairway bunkers, plus a series of genuinely difficult homeward holes. The undulating fairways and deep greens make the course a classic links and, just like the Old Course, it has a habit of looking deceptively simple, especially when the sun is high.
Ranked #17 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland
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 is situated 100-feet above sea level with spectacular sweeping views across the golf course and the Bay.
CRAIL BALCOMIE LINKS
Ranked #67 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland
One of the world's oldest golf clubs, Crail Golfing Society was founded in February 1786 and initially comprised membership of 11 local golfers. The club's original home was located at Sauchope just outside the picturesque fishing village of Crail and it was not until 1895, with the help of Old Tom Morris did they relocate to their present home at Balcomie Golf Links.
The Balcomie Links at Crail, though not particularly long, is a truly beautiful venue with superb views of the North Sea from every tee. Far removed from the bustle of everyday life, many holes climb and tumble alongside the water's edge and the rocky outcrops of the Forth shore. A truly memorable round and one not to miss.
GOLF HOUSE CLUB ELIE
Ranked #43 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland
Elie is one of the most highly regarded courses in Scotland and the historic links terrain effortlessly combines undulating fairways with large, fast and firm greens.
It also has some sensational views for golfers to enjoy and these play an important part in creating what is one of the most wonderful golfing experiences not just in Fife, but also in Scotland.
At 6,273 yards the course is not long, but its network of bunkers are beautifully placed to catch those that stray offline or misjudge their distances. This can be all too easy to do, especially as the prevailing south westerly breeze slackens or stiffens during the course of a round.
Elie’s quick and contoured greens add a further layer of protection and the manicured putting surfaces rank comfortably alongside the best in the country.
The course has hosted the British Seniors Championship, the Scottish Professionals Championship, the Scottish Ladies Championship and qualifying rounds for the Open Championship.
ST ANDREWS TOWN VACATION VILLAS & HOMES
There are a great number of villas, flats and single family homes in St Andrews center as well as near the downtown area. We will find the perfect lodging for your golf trip to St Andrews and review it with you prior to booking.
The units can house up to 8 - 10 golfers in one villa and we can locate villas very close to each other for larger groups.
Each has been meticulously updated, with multiple bathrooms, full kitchens, large sitting areas with cable TV and bedrooms with either 2 twin beds or 1 king bed.
When in town, you can walk to the first tee of The Old Course in a matter of minutes. Town itself, with its' restaurants, pubs, shopping and sights is just a few minutes walk to anywhere.
There is no better way to experience St Andrews than by staying directly in town in a wonderful villa.
COACH & DRIVER TRANSFER
Our coach vehicles are ideal for larger group’s seeking comfortable and safe transfers. There are ample leather seats with plenty of leg room. The luxurious interiors provides the perfect setting to travel in comfort and style.
The coach can serve up to 24 passengers and features 24 large full leather reclining seats, air conditioning, a cooler and DVD player.
Vehicle appearance and amenities may be different than the information provided herein. Vehicle size, amenities and style will depend on the time of year the trip is confirmed and deposits are paid and availability of vehicles with transportation companies.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
THINGS TO SEE & DO
PART DAY & FULL DAY EXCURSIONS FROM ST ANDREWS
There are any number of fascinating and historic tours of Scotland, Fife, Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside that depart from St Andrews. Tours lasting from just a few hours to full day tours are available.
Some of the options are listed below:
- Historic St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of East Neuk
- Royal Palaces and Ancient Burghs
- Scotland's Historic Castles
- The Capital City of Edinburgh, including the Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Yacht Britannia
- Balmoral Castle, the summer home of The Queen
- The Lochs and Mountains of Scotland
- Lunch and Falconry at Gleneagles Resort
There are many other excursions and tours, depending on the time of year, please check with us as your trip dates get closer.
Edinburgh Castle has played a pivotal role in Scottish history, both as a royal residence and as a military stronghold. The castle last saw military action in 1745 and from then until the 1920s it served as the British army's main base in Scotland. Today it is one of Scotland's most atmospheric and popular tourist attractions.
The brooding, black crags of Castle Rock, rising above the western end of Princes St, are the very reason for Edinburgh's existence. This rocky hill was the most easily defended hilltop on the invasion route between England and central Scotland, a route followed by countless armies from the Roman legions of the 1st and 2nd centuries AD to the Jacobite troops of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745.
The Entrance Gateway, flanked by statues of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace, opens to a cobbled lane that leads up beneath the 16th-century Portcullis Gate to the cannons ranged along the Argyle and Mills Mount Batteries. The battlements here have great views over the New Town to the Firth of Forth.
THE R&A WORLD 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.
THE ST ANDREWS AQUARIUM
Few aquariums can boast as impressive a setting as St. Andrews Aquarium. Perched overlooking the coast and St. Andrews Bay, the views alone are quite stunning and are undoubtedly part of the draw for tourists, well, along with the sea creatures on view here.
As the town's top-rated family attraction, kids of all ages will be intrigued by such wee beasties as insects and reptiles, as well as countless fish species-including sharks and piranhas-and other local marine life such as seals and crabs, to name but a few. There's even a great display of crocodiles.
Other animals include meerkats, which can also be seen up-close through participation in a fun animal feeding experience. Other animals include penguins and seals, while some of the more docile reptiles and insects (including spiders) can be handled. In addition to a gift shop, the aquarium also has a café on-site.
KINGSBARNS DISTILLERY TOUR, ST ANDREWS
Realizing there was no nearby whisky distillery to satisfy those visiting St Andrews, and having come across a derelict 18th century farm situated just a short distance from Kingsbarns, former Old Course caddie Douglas Clement decided to build his own.
Kingsbarns Distillery was opened in 2014 and began producing a limited run of single malt scotch whisky each year.
The distillery tour is led by one of their senior guides and is suitable for smaller groups who have time to enjoy a more leisurely visit and a longer tutored whisky tasting.
Start your visit by being shown into the exhibition space which explores the history behind the name 'Kingsbarns’.
Your guide will explain how the spirits inside the distillery are made and then take you into a tasting room for an in-depth tutored tasting of their award-winning single malt 'Dream to Dram' and a selection of Kingsbarns single malt whiskies.
BALMORAL CASTLE, HOME TO THE QUEEN
The royal family is nothing if not consistent. At the end of every summer, Queen Elizabeth II makes her annual pilgrimage north to Scotland for a multiple week-long holiday at Balmoral Castle.
The first home at Balmoral was reportedly built in 1390, but the property didn't enter into the British royal family until 1852, when Prince Albert purchased the estate as a gift for his wife, Queen Victoria, who loved the Scottish countryside. However, when the residence was deemed too small, the royal couple built an additional castle—the one that still exists today—to fit their growing family. The new structure was completed in 1856, and the other building was torn down. Now, the 50,000-acre estate features 150 buildings in total.
In more modern royal history, Balmoral served as the destination for Prince Charles and Princess Diana's less-than-romantic honeymoon. It's also where Prince Harry and Prince William learned of their mother's tragic death in 1997.
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.
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