ALAN WISER GROUP SCOTLAND Golf Tour Proposal

APRIL 2022 | 6 NIGHTS | 10 ROUNDS | 12 GOLFERS

Epic Golf Travel

February 22, 2021

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Many thanks for your inquiry, we would love to be your resource for all your golf travel needs!

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).


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. Because of the time we spend, this sometimes comes at a cost, so working with us may not be for everyone or for every trip. But for those who seek a 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 12 golfers traveling and includes 6 nights accommodations, 10 rounds of golf, transfers to and from the airport, your golf courses and your lodging and a full Scottish breakfast each morning.

Your suggested lodging is The Ardgowan Hotel. The Ardgowan is located directly in St Andrews and is only a two minute walk down the hill to the first tee of The Old Course. It is within easy walking distance of all restaurants, pubs, shopping and sights in St Andrews.

Your suggested golf has you playing 10 total rounds of golf, including the courses you have suggested. More information on both your lodging and golf courses may be found below.

Regarding play on The Old Course via the Daily Ballot, we will make all arrangements to move your existing tee times to another day should they interfere with the day you're drawn to play The Old Course. Here is a link that fully explains the process for playing The Old Course.

Should this itinerary suit your needs, I suggest you fly into the Edinburgh International Airport, which is about an hour and 15 minutes from St Andrews.

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


Your monies are 100% 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 itinerary is a quotation only and therefore remains subject to availability.

When we've reached the point where you're ready to book, you can simply click on the "Ready to Book" button contained herein and it will walk you through the process of making your deposit and other payments.

I look forward to your thoughts and please reach out with your questions or comments.

Kind regards,

YOUR TRIP SUMMARY
DATES: APRIL 2022
# GOLFERS: 12 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
7 Days / 6 Nights / 10 Rounds
GOLF: 10 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees. See courses below. The Old Course is by Daily Ballot (greens fee not included & is paid onsite)
LODGING: 6 nights lodging in double guest rooms at The Ardgowan Hotel in St Andrews
TRANSPORT: Transfers to and from the airport, your golf courses and your lodging (excluding The Old Course & The New Course, both of which are within a short 5 minute walk from your hotel)
ITINERARY: We will begin to build a final day by day tour itinerary after we've had the opportunity to discuss and fully understand your trip expectations.
PRICE: $2,890.00 USD per person
DEPOSIT: $720.00 USD per person
TERMS: Your monies are 100% 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

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 balance is due 60 days prior to travel.

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 balance is due 60 days prior to travel.

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
Full use of all practice facilities at all golf courses
Full Scottish breakfast each morning
Destination Travel Pack with useful information on traveling to the UK and areas visited on your tour
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

Each golf may make their trip payments individually.

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GOLF COURSES

GOLF COURSES

THE OLD COURSE

(VIA DAILY BALLOT)

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".

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.

CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS BURNSIDE COURSE

The Burnside course at Carnoustie has been used in the past for qualifying when the Open has been held on the Championship course and no less than Ben Hogan entered the tournament this way for the 1953 Open before going on to lift the old claret jug later the same week.

What it lacks in its 6,028-yard length is more than made up for by tight fairways, heather, whins, pot bunkers and, as the name suggests, the Barry Burn which wanders through part of the course and features at several of the demanding par three holes. Greens are small, contoured and hard to hold, especially in dry summer conditions or when the wind gets up.

Burnside has its own character and charm and is a fine test of golf in its own right – the par of 68 and a Standard Scratch Score of 70 tells you the Burnside is no pushover.

CRAIL BALCOMIE LINKS

Ranked #74 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.

CRAIL CRAIGHEAD LINKS

Ranked #70 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland

This challenging, cliff-top course was designed by golf course architect Gil Hanse and was his first golf course outside of the US.

Built in the style of a traditional links course, with no trees protecting golf shots from the wind, Craighead provides panoramic views of upwards of 100 miles of the Scottish countryside.

Craighead Links was opened in 1998 and achieved immediate recognition when the R&A held the World Junior Open here in 2000.

With no two consecutive holes facing in the same direction, managing the wind is a significant factor in playing the course. A real puzzler arrives early in the shape of the 2nd hole, a right angle 364 yard dogleg, with a wickedly sloping green and deep bunkers. This hole played the hardest in the international tournaments held on the course.

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.

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.

PANMURE GOLF CLUB

Ranked #37 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland

Panmure is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, dating back to 1845, and is one of the twenty six clubs that originally helped purchase the AmateurChampionship trophy first played for in 1885.

The course was designed by Old Tom Morris and later updated by James Braid. And famously, Ben Hogan spent two weeks here practicing in preparation for the 1953 Open Championship at Carnoustie, which he won by four shots.

The golf course combines the best elements of links golf and heathland golf, with tight fairways, challenging carries and compact, undulating greens. Old Scots pines and sandhills forged by nature give the terrain an enduring quality, in keeping with the Club’s long history. Hallmarks such as the ‘Hogan’ hole (the sixth) and the Buddon Burn (the twelfth) conspire to give you a round of golf to remember.

THE NEW COURSE

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.

LODGING

LODGING

THE ARDGOWAN HOTEL

A wonderful family owned hotel, restaurant and bar located less than a two minute walk from The Old Course 18th green.

A 3 star Scottish Tourist Board accommodation, the Ardgowan Hotel is also within walking distance of the University of St Andrews, the Castle, dozens of restaurants and all shopping in St Andrews.

The hotel was designed by the famous Scottish architect, George Rae, and was built in 1847. It comprises 29 comfortable en suite bedrooms across the two adjoining Georgian town houses. The Pilmour Hotel, located just next door, dates from 1820 and has an additional 7 en suite bedrooms.

The restaurant is set back from North Street by its' own stone terrace, where you can enjoy outdoor food and drink during the warmer months.

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

ST ANDREWS EXECUTIVE TRAVEL

St Andrews Executive Travel Ltd is one of the leading UK transport operator and is the only coach operator based in St Andrews, Scotland.

They are also the only company to win the Gold Standard award five years in a row. Their fleet of luxury vehicles for transport are second to none and their drivers are knowledgable, friendly and completely full service when it comes to client requests.

Shown is a Mercedes VIP Classic Coach that will easily handle 12 golfers, their luggage and golf clubs.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

THINGS TO SEE & DO

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.

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.

EDINBURGH CASTLE

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.

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BOOKING PROCESS

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lodging & Tee Time Reservations
All lodging, tee time, car rental and food and beverage reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. We cannot book reservations until all travelers have submitted a deposit.

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Flights
Flights are not included in this quote.

Ground Transportation
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Package Prices
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Exchange Rate

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Reservations
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Confirming Your Custom Tour
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Deposits
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