MIKE CAPRI GROUP SCOTLAND GOLF TOUR

JULY 19, 2023 - JULY 27, 2023 | 8 NIGHTS | 6 ROUNDS | 8 GOLFERS | SINGLE $5,950.00 USD pp | DOUBLE $4,970.00 USD pp

Epic Golf Travel

July 10, 2022

Hello Mike,

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 8 golfers traveling and includes 8 nights single and double lodging, 6 rounds of golf, a luxury coach & driver for the entirety of your trip, breakfast each morning and numerous other inclusions listed below.

Your suggested lodging is the Marine Hotel Troon in Western Scotland and the Ardgowan Hotel and the Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews.

Your suggested/confirmed golf is Western Gailes GL, Prestwick GC, Turnberry Ailsa GC, Kingsbarns GL, Carnoustie GL and Crail Balcomie GC. We are working on adding Royal Troon and eliminating Western Gailes, but I do not have any guarantee that this will occur. The trip pricing is based on Royal Troon as one of your golf courses. If we must substitute Western Gailes, the pricing will be $200.00 USD less per person, which will be adjusted for the balance payment.

You will also have our full help & support in applying for play on The Old Course. This includes entering you in the Daily Ballot & re-arranging tee times to fit around play on The Old Course. More information on your lodging and golf courses may be found below.

Your initial itinerary is included in the conformation document I have forwarded to you.

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 19, 2023 - July 27, 2023
# GOLFERS: 8 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
9 Days / 8 Nights / 6 Rounds
YOUR GOLF: 6 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees (see course list below)
YOUR LODGING: 8 nights lodging in single or double guest rooms at the Marine Hotel Troon, the Ardgowan Hotel, St Andrews & the Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews
TRANSPORT: Fully chauffeured coach & driver in a Mercedes VIP Classic Coach by St Andrews Executive Travel
ITINERARY: Confirmed, please refer to your conformation document
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: Single: $5,950.00 USD pp
Double: $4,970.00 USD pp
DEPOSIT: $1,365.00 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
8 nights lodging in single or double guest rooms at the Marine Hotel Troon, the Ardgowan Hotel, St Andrews & the Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews
6 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
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

ROYAL TROON GOLF CLUB

(IF AVAILABLE)

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.

WESTERN GAILES GOLF LINKS

Ranked #14 in Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland

Host of the 1972 Curtis Cup & host of the 1964 European PGA Championship.

Western Gailes Golf Club is between Irvine Bay and the railway tracks on one of Ayrshire’s narrowest strips of links land. The club and its next-door neighbor, Glasgow Gailes, are the northernmost of the exceptional links courses located on this stretch of Ayrshire coastline.

The holes at Western Gailes are wonderfully varied. The fairways undulate gently, interrupted occasionally by three meandering burns that dissect the property. The greens sites are located in naturally folded ground, some are protected by burns while others are in hollows guarded by sand dunes. All the greens are fast, firm and subtly contoured.

Be prepared for a westerly wind that can be undeniably ferocious as it switches direction from south-westerly to north-westerly. Western Gailes is a suitably fitting name for this golf course.

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".

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.

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

THE MARINE HOTEL, TROON

The 4-star Marine Hotel is found at the beach in Troon, overlooking both the Royal Troon Golf Club and the Firth of Clyde in the direction of the Isle of Arran. The hotel is close to 40 golf courses and is about 45 minutes’ drive from Glasgow.

All rooms at the hotel have a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, workstation, tea and coffee facilities and minibar. Suites add a separate living space, a bathrobe, and slippers. Twenty-four-hour room service is available to all guests.

The Marine has an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, beauty treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, spa and solarium. The non-smoking hotel also has four meeting rooms and free parking.

Breakfast is served daily. The Truin Restaurant, inside the hotel, serves traditional food using locally-sourced ingredients. Troon Rail Station is half a mile away, Prestwick Airport two miles, and the Ayr Racecourse eight miles from the hotel.

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.

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.

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To get started, click on Ship Now and fill out the online form. Once you've placed your order you will receive detailed instructions on how to package up your clubs for shipping, including a link to track your clubs in real-time.

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