CHUCK NIMMO GROUP SCOTLAND GOLF TOUR PROPOSAL

JULY 21, 2024 - JULY 31, 2024 | 10 NIGHTS | 8 ROUNDS | 16 GOLFERS | $5,550.00 USD pp DAILY BALLOT | OLD COURSE UPCHARGE $2,275.00 USD pp

Epic Golf Travel

July 15, 2022

Hello Chuck,

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). Our commitment is to deliver an exceptional golf travel experience... every client, every trip, every time.


Our approach is based on three guiding principles... exceptional service, unprecedented value for your dollar and a fantastic golf travel experience.


The attached schedule is based on 16 golfers traveling and includes 10 nights double lodging, 8 rounds of golf, both transfers and a luxury coach & driver for the entirety of your trip, breakfast each morning and numerous other inclusions listed below.

Your suggested lodging is the Royal Scots Club in center city Edinburgh, the South Beach Hotel in Troon and the Ardgowan Hotel in St Andrews.

Your suggested golf is Muirfield GC, Prestwick GC, Turnberry Ailsa Course, Royal Troon GC, Kingsbarns GL, the Castle Course, the Jubilee Course. I've also included pricing for both a guaranteed time on The Old Course and playing Crail Balcomie GC if you decide to use the Daily Ballot to play The Old Course. Each individual in the group may choose to play The Old Course with a guaranteed time or make use of the Daily Ballot or Walk Up system.

If you choose to use the Daily Ballot to play The Old Course you will have our full help & support in applying for play. This includes entering you in the Daily Ballot & re-arranging tee times to fit around play on The Old Course. Please Note: The Old Course greens fee of £195.00 (2022 pricing) is not included in the Daily Ballot pricing. This greens fee must be paid onsite the day of play. More information on 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.


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 make your deposit, you may click on the "Ready to Book" button 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: July 21, 2024 - July 31, 2024
# GOLFERS: 16 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
11 Days / 10 Nights / 8 Rounds
YOUR GOLF: 8 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees (see course list below)
YOUR LODGING: 10 nights lodging in double guest rooms at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh, the South Beach Hotel in Troon & the Ardgowan Hotel in St Andrews
TRANSPORT: Both transfers & fully chauffeured coach & driver depending on location
ITINERARY: Itinerary will be reviewed and confirmed with client prior to final booking
OF INTEREST: Turnberry Lighthouse, Old Town Troon, Old Town St Andrews, St Andrews Castle, The Himalaya's Putting Course, the British Golf Museum, Old Tom Morris Gift Shop, the Swilken Bridge
PRICE: Daily Ballot Old Course: $5,550.00 USD pp
Guaranteed Old Course: $7,825.00 USD pp
DEPOSIT: Daily Ballot: $1,365.00 USD pp
Guaranteed Old Course: $2,115.00 USD pp
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
10 nights lodging in double guest rooms at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh, the South Beach Hotel in Troon & the Ardgowan Hotel in St Andrews
8 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees (see course list below)
Both transfers & fully chauffeured coach & driver depending on location
Full Scottish breakfast each morning
Assistance of Epic Golf Travel 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 Services
Automatic Membership into our Epic Plus Program
Our Gold Star Service Pledge

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GOLF COURSES

GOLF COURSES

THE OLD COURSE (GUARANTEED OR 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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

THE CASTLE COURSE AT ST ANDREWS

Ranked #22 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland

18 holes, 71 par, 6,759 yards

Also known as course No. 7 of the famed St. Andrews Links Trust, the Castle course adds to the brilliance of possibly the world's best collection of links golf courses. Opened in the summer of 2008, the Castle course was designed by David McLay Kidd, the designer of the heralded Bandon Dunes course in Oregon in the U.S.

The Castle course follows the coastline east of St. Andrews and is just two miles from the center of town. Kidd has worked wonders with the already brilliant landscape, making the Castle course a perfect fit to the Trust's other six golf courses, with outstanding scenery and a challenging level of play.

Playing more than 7,000 yards from the back tees, the Castle course has more than enough length to test todays professionals but with a variety of tees can be enjoyed by almost all golfers.

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.

LODGING

LODGING

ROYAL SCOTS HOTEL

The Royal Scots Club is one of Edinburgh's most charming luxury hotels. The hotel is comfortably grand and as soothingly traditional as it comes, with carved staircases, marble fireplaces, regimental photographs and furniture built for comfort. It's the sort of place you expect to find a retired Major asleep behind his newspaper and glass of whisky at hand.

Situated in one of Edinburgh's finest Georgian streets this is a rare combination, the charm of a country house hotel with a cosy club atmosphere. Founded in 1919 as a tribute to those who fell in The Great War, The Royal Scots Club is proud of its heritage.

The 25 rooms combine warm rich colors and old-fashioned opulence with up-to date facilities. Upper floor rooms are more traditional with views over the garden or across the city to the Firth of Forth. Lower ground-floor rooms are contemporary in style with Molton Brown toiletries, Nespresso machines, slippers and robes.

SOUTH BEACH HOTEL

Facing the town of Troon's tranquil seafront, The South Beach Hotel offers 32 brightly furnished rooms with en-suite bathrooms, free parking, and is just a short walk to Troon's town center.

All guest rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, digital televisions, radios, telephones, complementary toiletries and hairdryers. Some rooms offer sea views as well. There is a resident’s lounge overlooking the gardens for those who like some peace and quiet.

The tastefully refurbished Millers Bar serves freshly prepared dishes from its bar menu, made from local Ayrshire produce. Guests can dine in the conservatory overlooking the beach or enjoy drinks in the garden in warmer weather. Troons' seafront is just 50 yards from the hotel and six golf courses are located within a five minutes drive. Guests can walk to Royal Troon Golf Club in about 5 minutes.

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.

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

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.

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.

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