CHAD EVANS ST ANDREWS GUARANTEED OLD COURSE Golf TRIP

SUMMER 2024 | 7 NIGHTS | 5 ROUNDS | 4 GOLFERS | 4 NON-GOLFERS | $5,790.00 USD (VILLA) OR $7,290.00 USD (HOTEL) PER GOLFER | $1,170.00 USD (VILLA) OR $3,090.00 (HOTEL) USD PER NON-GOLFER

Epic Golf Travel

September 12, 2022

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. 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 4 golfers and 4 non-golfers traveling and includes 7 nights double accommodations (1 couple per guest room), 5 rounds of golf including a guaranteed tee time on The Old Course, two Mercedes Veto rental vehicles, and a full Scottish breakfast each morning.

A couple of notes regarding the pricing of the trip:

  • The trip was quoted with the current exchange rate for the Pound Sterling (£1 = $1.17). This is the lowest the exchange rate has been in 5 years (it has been as high as £1 = $1.44). At the highest exchange rate, your trip would cost an additional 15% or so.
  • All pricing was done with 2023 prices. 2024 prices will not be available until roughly a year from now.
  • If you wished to book the trip, both the exchange rate at the time of your final balance payment and the 2024 pricing would need to be taken into account and the price adjusted accordingly.
  • Additionally, your travel dates would need to be somewhat flexible for the summer of 2024, as coordinating all golf and lodging reservations into a specific date run would be extremely difficult.

I have given you two options for lodging, one is the 4 Star Rusacks Hotel overlooking the 18th fairway of The Old Course. The other is a wonderful villa in the heart of St Andrews where all 8 of you can stay comfortably. Both the hotel and the villa are within easy walking distance of the first tee of The Old Course and all restaurants, pubs, shopping and sights in St Andrews.

Your suggested golf has you playing 5 rounds including a guaranteed tee time on The Old Course. You'll also play The Jubilee Course, Carnoustie Championship Course, Crail Balcomie GL and Golf House Club Elie. More information on both your lodging and golf courses may be found below.

For your transportation, I have included two (2) 9-passenger automatic Mercedes Vito coaches (4 passengers per coach). These vehicles are large enough for 4 golfers, clubs and all luggage.

When traveling to Scotland, 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 may be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19.


When you're ready to book, 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: Summer 2024
# GOLFERS: 4 Golfers / 4 Non-Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
8 Days / 7 Nights / 5 Rounds
GOLF: 5 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees including a guaranteed tee time on The Old Course. See courses below
LODGING: 7 nights lodging in a center city St Andrews Villa or a Fairway View King Guest Room at The Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews
TRANSPORT: (2) 9-Passenger Self-Drive Automatic Mercedes Vito Coaches Rental Vehicles
ITINERARY: Your final day by day tour itinerary will be set once we review the trip details with you
GOLFER PRICE: Villa: $5,790.00 USD pp
Rusacks: $7,290.00 USD pp
NON-GOLFER PRICE: Villa: $1,170.00 USD pp
Rusacks: $3,090.00 USD pp
DEPOSIT: A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking
TERMS: Your monies are 100% protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip may 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 (Rusacks only)
Destination Travel Pack with useful information on traveling to the UK and areas visited on your tour
Reduced pricing on the official St Andrews Links handmade Hardcover Photobook of your round on The Old Course
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 Service
Automatic Membership into our Epic Plus Program
Our Gold Star Service Pledge

Each golfer may make their trip payments individually.

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare
Caddie Fees
Gratuities
Any golf or lodging not listed above
Any food & beverage not listed above
Any trip incidentals

WHY EPIC GOLF TRAVEL?

WE'VE BEEN THERE

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THE EPIC TEAM

PGA Professionals and travel industry veterans combine for a perfect blend of golf knowledge and expertise.

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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.

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 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.

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.

LODGING

LODGING

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.

Almost every golfing great of the last 50 years has stayed here while competing in The Open Championship at The Old Course. It was Arnold Palmers favorite hotel in the world, and he stayed here along with Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Johnny Miller, Gary Player and so many other greats of the 20th century.

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.

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.

59 SOUTH STREET / A HISTORIC ST ANDREWS HOME

A wonderful 4 story historic townhouse in the heart of St Andrews which has recently been tastefully renovated and refurbished. The end result is a fabulous property full of original features and traditional details but fully equipped for modern living.

The house is located on a wide tree-lined boulevard with generous pavements and an almost continental feel. All that the town centre has to offer by way of shops, bars and restaurants is only a few steps away but despite that the house is located in a more tranquil part of the town centre.

There is a generous living room and separate dining room on the first floor with both rooms overlooking South Street and also on this floor is the beautifully refitted kitchen.

On the second floor you will find three bedrooms all of which can be either super kings or twins. One of the rooms has a generous en-suite shower room.

Finally on the top floor there are three further bedrooms, 2 singles and one super king or twin option and a separate shower room.

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

MERCEDES VITO 9-PASSENGER COACH

The Mercedes Vito Coach is a large van that comfortably handles 4 golfers, their luggage and golf clubs. The last row of seats folds down and gives you plenty of room for all of your luggage, while still providing 5 seats up front. It is slightly larger than a standard van and handles and drives just like a normal minivan.

For those that don't mind driving on the left, it is by far the most economical way to travel in the UK.

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.

COMMITTED TO THE PERFECT TRIP

A COMPANY OF GOLFERS

We've traveled the world playing golf.  We think just like you do, making us the perfect golf planning partner.

BESPOKE GOLF EXPERIENCES

We offer the finest resorts and golf courses in the world and customize each and every trip.

OUR SERVICE PROMISE

Our partners have been providing the highest level of service to their golf clientele for decades.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

You deserve a trip that is planned and executed perfectly, providing you with memories that last a lifetime.

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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 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.

Travel Insurance
Epic Golf Travel strongly recommends that all parties traveling on trips purchase travel insurance. 

Ship Sticks
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Flights
Flights are not included in this quote.

Ground Transportation
Ground transportation may be included in this quote. Please review the trip inclusions above.

Package Prices
Please note that the package prices include all local taxes and obligatory service/resort fees (unless specified). Quotes are valid for 30 days. If you return back to us after 30 days then any quote you have received will need to be updated.

Exchange Rate

Your trip was quoted at the exchange rate that was in place at the time the proposal was presented to you. If, at the time of our non-deposit payments (any payments to our suppliers made after our initial deposit payments to them) to the suppliers (golf, lodging, transportation, etc.), the exchange rate increases more than 2% in favor of the non-United States currency, Epic Golf Travel will adjust the cost of your trip to reflect the exchange rate in place at that time. The maximum we can increase your trip cost specific to a negative change in the exchange rate is 7% of the trip total. No changes to your trip pricing will be made within 90 days of your departure. You have the option to approve of the price change or cancel your trip up to 90 days prior to departure.

Confirming Your Custom Tour
Your final itinerary will be confirmed after deposits are received from each member of the group. Our staff will then make reservations with each of your golf, hotel, transportation and/or side trip selections to match your selected dates and times.

Deposits
A non-refundable deposit is required to book and secure your lodging, golf and transportation. The deposit percentage may change depending on the location, dates of travel and requirements of your destination supplier. The balance is due from 120 to 60 days out from trip departure date. Please see our Terms & Conditions for complete details.

Cancellations & Refunds
If you have made a deposit or final payment with us for a trip and you ask us to then cancel your reservation, the current cancellation policies in our Terms & Conditions will be applicable.