June 21, 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. 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 8 golfers traveling and includes 7 nights double lodging, 6 rounds of golf including ballot entry on The Old Course, transfers to and from the Edinburgh Airport and to and from your golf courses and a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
Your suggested lodging in St Andrews is in Classic Double Guest Rooms at The Ardgowan Hotel. The hotel is located in downtown St Andrews and is just a two minute walk to the first tee of the 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 6 rounds of golf plus our help with the Daily Ballot entry on The Old Course (greens fee not included). You'll play Crail Balcomie GL, Dumbarnie GC, Lundin Links GC, The New Course, Golf House Club Elie and The Dukes GC. More information on both your lodging and golf courses may be found below.
For your transportation, I have included transfers to and from the Edinburgh Airport and to and from your golf courses (not including The New Course and The Dukes as they are a short walk from your lodging).
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. The pricing in this proposal is valid and guaranteed through January 20th, 2022, at which time it will need to be updated with the current exchange rates.
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.
|YOUR TRIP SUMMARY|
|DATES:||June 28, 2023 - July 5, 2023|
|# GOLFERS:||8 Golfers|
|8 Days / 7 Nights / 6 Rounds|
|GOLF:||6 rounds of golf at the courses listed below|
|LODGING:||7 nights double lodging in Classic Twin Rooms at The Ardgowan Hotel in central St Andrews|
|TRANSPORT:||Transfers to and from the Edinburgh Airport and to and from your golf courses (not including The New Course and The Dukes as they are a short walk from your lodging).|
|PRICE:||$2,495.00 USD per person|
|DEPOSIT:||$625.00 USD per person (deposits are non-refundable but are transferable)|
|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 deposit reflected above is required. The balance is due 60 days prior to travel.
Each golf may make their trip payments individually.
Food & beverage unless included above
Any golf, lodging, incidentals or add-ons not included above
WHY EPIC GOLF TRAVEL?
WE'VE BEEN THERE
We have real-world experience with every location and golf course we offer. We use our personal journeys to help create your custom trip.
THE EPIC TEAM
PGA Professionals, travel industry veterans and golf travel experts at our locations add up to a perfect blend of local knowledge and expertise.
THE TRIP PUZZLE
Fitting the pieces of your golf trip puzzle together is sometimes hard work. We make it easy by doing it for you so you just enjoy the ride.
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THE OLD COURSE
Old Course greens fees are not included in this trip pricing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE DUKES COURSE
Ranked #33 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland
With a spectacular setting above St Andrews, the championship course at The Duke's gives magnificent panoramic views over the surrounding countryside all the way to the sea.
The Duke's is regarded as one of the finest heathland championship courses in the British Isles. Its style ranks alongside the great inland challenges, demanding accuracy and inventive play over power golf.
The course was originally designed by Peter Thomson, the 5 time Open Championship winner. It has since been renovated with five new links-style holes being added to complement the classic links courses in the St Andrews area.
The Dukes was chosen to host the 2014 International European Amateur Championship, one of the four majors in the world of amateur golf.
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.
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.
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.
Your vehicle is a Vega GT which offers:
Leather Captain Seats
DVD, CD, Radio, PA, 2 Screens
Large fridge + Ice Box
Air-con & Webasto heating
Large luggage space
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 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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