August 10, 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 2 golfers traveling and includes 5 nights luxury double accommodations, 5 rounds of golf, our help in acquiring a tee time on The Old Course via the Daily Ballot, transfers to and from the airport and to and from each golf course (except the New Course and The Old Course which are a few minutes walk from your hotel) and a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
Your confirmed lodging in St Andrews is a Fairway View King Guest Room at The Rusacks Hotel. The hotel is located directly on the 17th hole of The Old Course and is within easy walking distance of all restaurants, pubs, shopping and sights in St Andrews.
Your confirmed golf has you playing 5 rounds of golf plus our help in acquiring a tee time on The Old Course using the Daily Ballot (greens fee not included and is to be paid onsite). You'll play Carnoustie Championship Course, Kingsbarns Golf Links, The New Course at St Andrews, Lundin Links Golf Club and Crail Balcomie Links.
As you can see, I have included golf each day for you, this is so you are assured of having a set course and tee time (exclusive of The Old Course) for each day you are in St Andrews. We will enter you in the Daily Ballot for The Old Course and re-arrange existing tee times to fit around play there. Please Note: The Old Course greens fee of £195.00 (2022 pricing) is not included in the trip pricing. This greens fee must be paid onsite the day of play. More information on your lodging and golf courses may be found below.
Your golf schedule has been requested and/or fully confirmed. Below is your itinerary with tee times:
Monday June 5th: Arrive Edinburgh Airport | Transfer to golf 45 minutes | Lundin Links GC | 2:00PM
Tuesday June 6th: Kingsbarns Golf Links | 9:30AM
Wednesday June 7th: The New Course | 10:00AM - 11:00AM requested
Thursday June 8th: Carnoustie Championship Course | 12:10PM
Friday June 9th: Crail Balcomie Links | 10:00AM - 11:00AM requested
Saturday June 10, 2023 | Depart Edinburgh Airport for home
For your transportation, I have included transfers to and from the airport and to and from each of your golf courses (except for The Old Course and The New Course, both of which are a short walk from your hotel).
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 June 30, 2021, 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 may be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19.
You have already paid a deposit of $2,080.00 USD per person, or a total of $4,160.00. No further payments are required until your balance payment 60 days prior to your arrival date, or April 5, 2023.
I look forward to your thoughts and please reach out with your questions or comments.
|YOUR TRIP SUMMARY|
|DATES:||June 5, 2023 - June 10, 2023|
|# GOLFERS:||2 Golfers|
|6 Days / 5 Nights / 5 Rounds|
|GOLF:||5 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees plus our help with the Daily Ballot for The Old Course|
|LODGING:||5 nights lodging in a Fairway View King Guest Room at The Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews|
|TRANSPORT:||Transfers to and from the airport and to and from your golf courses (except The Old Course & The New Course, which are a short walk from your hotel)|
|ITINERARY:||Please see the opening greeting for your golf itinerary|
|PRICE:||$4,590.00 USD per person|
|DEPOSIT:||$2,080.00 USD per person (PAID)|
|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|
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Each golfer may make their trip payments individually.
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
VIA THE DAILY BALLOT (GREENS FEE NOT INCLUDED)
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
VIP CLASSIC TRANSFERS/COACH & DRIVER
VIP transfers and/or coach & driver service for 2-6 golfers is included in this trip through St Andrews Executive Travel. You will ride comfortably with plenty of room in a Mercedes Touring Sprinter. The bus includes leather reclining seats, table, radio, DVD, CD, refrigerator & ice container, ample luggage space and a knowledgable local driver. The driver will help with luggage and golf clubs and be available to answer any questions regarding local sights, food and beverage, pubs, etc.
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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