BRYAN MILLER SCOTLAND GOLF TOUR

AUGUST 6, 2022 - AUGUST 15, 2022 | 9 NIGHTS | 11 ROUNDS | 12 GOLFERS

BRYAN MILLER SCOTLAND GOLF TOUR

AUGUST 6, 2022 - AUGUST 15, 2022 | 9 NIGHTS | 11 ROUNDS | 12 GOLFERS

Epic Golf Travel

January 11, 2021

Hi Bryan,

Many thanks for your inquiry and thank you to you and the group for traveling with us!

The attached Scottish schedule is based on 12 golfers traveling and includes 9 nights double accommodations, 11 rounds of golf, chauffeured coach & driver for the entire trip, a Scottish breakfast each morning and many other inclusions noted below.

Your golf has you playing Prestwick Golf Club, Turnberry Alisa, Royal Troon Golf Club, Nairn Golf Club, Castle Stuart Golf Links, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, 36 holes at Muirfield Golf Club, North Berwick Golf Club, Kingsbarns Golf Links and Carnoustie Golf Links.

Your lodging has you staying in double guest rooms at Trump Turnberry, the Kingsmill's Hotel, the Marine Hotel and the Rusacks Hotel. More information on both your lodging and golf courses may be found below.

Our prices INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND ANY RESORT OR LODGING FEES, there are no hidden costs of any kind. As I have quoted your trip with 2021 pricing, we would need to reserve the right to increase the trip price up to 5% if our vendors raised their pricing to us. You would have the option to cancel the trip if an increase was greater than 5%.

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 remains subject to availability. I look forward to your thoughts and please reach out if you have any questions or need additional information.

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.

Kind regards,

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

YOUR TRIP SUMMARY
DATES: August 6, 2022 - August 15, 2022
# GOLFERS: 12 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
10 Days / 9 Nights / 11 Rounds
YOUR GOLF: 11 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees (see course list below)
YOUR LODGING: 9 nights lodging in Double Guest Rooms at Turnberry Hotel, Kingsmills Hotel, Marine Hotel and Rusacks Hotel
TRANSPORT: Fully chauffeured coach & driver in a Mercedes VIP Classic Coach by St Andrews Executive Travel
ITINERARY: See below for itinerary
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, Loch Ness, Fort George, Invernes Castle, Scottish Highlands
PRICE: $6,725.00 USD per person
DEPOSIT: $1,680.00 USD per person
TERMS: Your payments are 100% protected if your trip is postponed or cancelled due to governmental travel regulations or closure regulations specific to COVID-19
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
9 nights lodging in Double Guest Rooms at Turnberry Hotel, Kingsmills Hotel, Marine Hotel and Rusacks Hotel
11 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees (see course list below)
Fully chauffeured coach & driver in a Mercedes VIP Classic Coach
Full Scottish breakfast each morning & lunch at Muirfield Golf Club
Assistance of Epic Golf Travel's local partners at your UK destination
Our full help & support in applying for play on The Old Course. Including entering the group in the Daily Ballot & re-arranging tee times to fit around play on The Old Course
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
Unlimited consultation and the full Services of Epic Golf Travel Personnel before, during and after your trip. This includes any questions at any time relating to your golf tour, sightseeing opportunities, dinner recommendations, a group web portal for 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

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 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. 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 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. Nothing can be held or confirmed until a deposit is received.

YOUR SCOTLAND ITINERARY

Here is your itinerary that includes all golf courses, lodging and order of play you requested.

This itinerary has you flying into Glasgow, Scotland and playing Prestwick, Turnberry and Royal Troon before heading up to the Scottish Highlands. There you'll play Royal Dornoch, Nairn and Castle Stuart before traveling south to East Lothian. Here you'll play North Berwick and 36 at Muirfield before heading over to St Andrews for the final leg of your journey. You'll play Kingsbarns and Carnoustie and we will help with entering you into the Daily Ballot for The Old Course.

You'll then head home out of either the Edinburgh airport or the Glasgow airport.

GOLF COURSES

GOLF COURSES

PRESTWICK GOLF CLUB

Ranked #15 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland

Host to 24 British Open Championships

Prestwick Golf Club was founded In 1851, with Old Tom Morris as “Keeper of the Green”. Nine years later in 1860, the British Open Championship was born and played for the first time at Prestwick. The Open has been held here 24 times, although the most recent championship was in 1925. St Andrews is the only venue to have hosted more Opens (26) than Prestwick.

The course is a traditional British links, with a layout of holes that snake through rugged dunes and rippled fairways. There are numerous blind holes and cavernous bunkers with wooden steps to take you down to the bottom. The greens are notoriously firm and fast, some are hidden in hollows while others are raised high. The majority are quite small and all of them have humps and hollows to negotiate.

TURNBERRY GOLF LINKS AILSA COURSE

Ranked #14 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World

Host of 4 British Open Championships

The Ailsa course at Turnberry is probably the most scenic Open Championship golf course. Situated on a craggy headland the course overlooks the small island of Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde, with superb views across to the Mull of Kintyre and the Isle of Arran.

Turnberry Golf Club was established in 1902 and Willie Fernie of Troon was commissioned to lay out a championship course. In 1906, the Turnberry Hotel opened and it continues to serve guests to this day, having been completely updated since it's purchase by the Trump group.

This layout changed its name to the Ailsa in 1926 and a redesign by Major Cecil Hutchison was completed in 1938, when he combined the old 6th and 7th and introduced the famous par three 15th hole.

ROYAL TROON GOLF CLUB

Ranked #40 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World

Host of 8 British Open Championships.

In 1923, Royal Troon Golf Club hosted its first Open and finally moved out of the shadow of its famous neighbor, Prestwick. It is a traditional out and back links course. The opening few holes are relatively gentle, with a series of short par fours running along the Firth of Clyde. It’s from these early holes that you get the chance to soak up the views. On a clear day, you can see the distant Ailsa Craig in the south, and to the west, the majestic mountains on the Isle of Arran.

The course measures 7,208 yards from the championship tees and bunkers are everywhere, the majority of which are not visible from the tees. There’s plenty of deep rough and a smattering of gorse and broom to punish the wayward shot. The 6th is the longest par five in Open Championship golf and the 8th the “Postage Stamp” is the shortest par three in the Open rota at 123 yards.

NAIRN GOLF CLUB

Nairn Golf Club is located on an elevated, rumpled piece of linksland on the Moray Firth coastline, close to the historic fishing port. It’s one of Scotland’s lesser-known gems.

This is a course which has been touched by many great architects. The club was founded in 1887 to an original design by Archie Simpson. A few years later Old Tom Morris extended the layout and, prior to the Great War, James Braid made further alterations. Directly after the Great War, Ben Sayers added his mark to the course only to find James Braid itching to polish off the design. It is no wonder that Nairn is such a detailed masterpiece.

One of the most spectacular seaside courses in Scotland, Nairn boasts sea views from every hole. When the sun is low in the sky and the shadows are long, you cannot fail to appreciate the undulating, bunker-pitted moonscape that is Nairn. It’s a delightful links with fast, firm but narrow fairways, a number of which are framed by gorse bushes and heather, heaping further pressure onto a nervous drive. The greens are sited in the trickiest places – some are raised and others are nestled in hollows. Most are well protected, either by bunkers or natural hazards, and all of the greens are fast and true, a Nairn trademark.

CASTLE STUART GOLF LINKS

Castle Stuart Golf Links is a championship links course overlooking the Moray Firth and well-known landmarks that are synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle – Kessock Bridge and Chanonry Lighthouse being the most notable.

Surrounding the golfer is a rugged and natural landscape with vast expanses of gorse, broom, heather, and sea marram. The bunkering is characterized more by open sandy areas with pockets of light vegetation than by formally revetted (stacked sod or turf) manicured bunkers. And from some tees and greens, the 1930s style white ‘Art Deco’  clubhouse can be seen sitting prominently atop its viewing perch.

All in all Castle Stuart can be described as a throwback to golf as it once was – a simple walk through pleasing natural surroundings with both friends and amazing views to accompany you.

ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB (CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE)

Formed in 1877, Royal Dornoch is spellbinding and golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to this natural links at some point in their lives. It is a must play and is currently ranked number 2 in the world by both Golf and Golf Digest Magazines.

It's the timeless setting that makes Royal Dornoch such a pleasing place to play golf. It's wild, isolated and, at the same time, absolutely beautiful; there's the blaze of color in early summer when the gorse is in bloom. The white sandy beach divides the links from the Dornoch Firth and it all feels very humbling.

You can expect the experience at Royal Dornoch to be relaxed and informal, with an emphasis on traditional highland hospitality.

MUIRFIELD GOLF CLUB

Ranked #14 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World

Muirfield is the course of “The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers” (HCEG), the world’s oldest golf club—according to direct written evidence—formed in 1744.

Almost 150 years later, in 1891, the course at Muirfield opened for play. Old Tom Morris designed it, originally as a 16-holer. A further two holes were added a few months later. In 1928, Harry Colt and Tom Simpson were brought in to make alterations to the layout. Many golf historians believe that the course became truly great as a consequence of the changes made by Colt and Simpson.

Host to fifteen Opens, most recently in 2013, Muirfield is considered by many top professionals to be one of the fairest Open Championship golf courses.

Muirfield is an eccentric but traditional golf links of the highest calibre. The fairways have that lovely spongy seaside turf, there’s some unbelievable bunkering (many of which are small and deep) and there’s that thick, thick rough to contend with. The greens are relatively small too, which makes you think carefully about your approach shots, and once you are safely on the putting surface, you’ll need to interpret them well because the borrows are subtle and tricky to read.

NORTH BERWICK GOLF CLUB

Ranked #45 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World

18 holes, 71 par, 6,464 yards

The 13th oldest golf club in the world, North Berwick is second only to the Royal & Ancient Club in St. Andrews for continuous play over the same course. The West Links was originally 6 holes, before being extended to 18 holes in 1877. One of the most natural links in the world, North Berwick may not be the longest of courses at 6,420 yards but rest assured that successful navigation requires the full repertoire of shot making.

North Berwick has to a large extent evolved naturally with little assistance from mankind, a fact reflected in the name of the principle course architect - Mother Nature herself. A unique golfing experience, North Berwick boasts blind holes, spectacular views, drives over walls and burns and bunkers deep enough for golfers to disappear from view.

Many holes have been copied by designers all over the world, most commonly the 14th named "Perfection" and the 192-yard par 3 15th hole called "Redan", which has been replicated in both Pebble Beach and Shinnecock Hills.

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.

LODGING

LODGING

TRUMP TURNBERRY RESORT HOTEL

The Station hotel and resort, the precursor to Turnberry Resort, opened in 1906, offering luxury rarely seen at the time. With electric lighting, central heating, hot and cold running water, and saltwater plunge baths, the hotel offered a rare glimpse into a whole new way of living. Designed by talented young architect, James Miller, the hotel at Turnberry was grand, but intentionally unostentatious. The classic combination of white plasterwork and red pan tile roof is still part of the iconography of Turnberry today.

And though it has been dramatically modernized, with the Trump organization spending over $200 million on upgrades and improvements since their purchase, guests at the 5 Star Turnberry Resort today still stay in the same graceful building that early 20th century travelers did, and are attended to with the same pleasing service. A comfortable and remarkably lavish step back in time.

KINGSMILLS HOTEL & SPA

The Kingsmills Hotel is a fabulous 4-star luxury hotel nestled in the beautiful Scottish Highlands in Inverness. It's history dates back to the 18th century and had it's beginnings as a Lords mansion.

The Kingsmills Hotel rooms are all elegantly furnished to provide a luxury getaway while on vacation in The Highlands. Each spacious hotel room boasts charming décor and modern amenities, including complimentary mineral water, coffee and tea, free wifi, satellite tv and patios.

You can rest and relax in the rejuvenating spa facilities, with specially trained therapists and masseuses ensuring your health and well-being. There's an indoor pool at hand as well as a fully equipped gym.

 

THE MARINE HOTEL & SPA

The Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick is renowned for its beautiful coastal setting and glorious 19th century Victorian architecture. It lies near 20 amazing golf courses in East Lothian, and sits overlooking the famed East Links of the North Berwick Golf Links. Plus, it is home to the award-winning Craigleith restaurant, where you can enjoy fine Scottish cuisine with views of the Firth of Forth.

The rooms have large, comfortable beds and great en suite bathrooms with luxury toiletries. Breakfast is served in the hotel's restaurant and a complete renovation of the hotel is to be completed in the spring of 2021.

THE RUSACKS HOTEL

The Rusacks hotel is a 4 Star hotel siting squarely in the center of St Andrews and right next to the 18th fairway of The Old Course.

All the rooms have been recently renovated, as has the entire hotel complex, styled to celebrate the greats of golf throughout time, so your experience doesn't stop when you leave the course. The guest rooms feature large beds, tea and coffee making facilities, TVs, luxury toiletries and free Wi-Fi.

Rocca Bar & Grill is an award winning Italian restaurant offering full menu of mouth-watering dishes prepared by talented chefs using the finest local Scottish produce.

Alternatively, the ‘One Under’ Gastro Pub is the perfect 19th hole next to the 18th green, where you can sample quality dishes while watching golfers play the 18th hole on the most famous golf course in the world.

A new rooftop deck and bar offers unlimited views out over The Old Course, St Andrews and the sea. For the ultimate St Andrews experience, there is no other place to stay than the Rusacks.

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 8 to 12 golfers, their luggage and golf clubs.

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THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO 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.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PRICE:

$6,725.00 USD per person

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PRICE:

$6,725.00 USD per person