SHEP KAWAKAMI ST ANDREWS GUARANTEED OLD COURSE Golf TRIP

AUGUST 2024 | 5 NIGHTS | 4 ROUNDS | 4 GOLFERS | $5,785.00 USD PP

Epic Golf Travel

August 23, 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 traveling and includes 5 nights double accommodations (1 couple per guest room), 4 rounds of golf including a guaranteed tee time on The Old Course, transfers to and from the Edinburgh Airport and to and from your golf courses (The Old Course and The New Course are not included as they are both a two minute walk from your hotel) 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 = $1.22). 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 August of 2024, as coordinating all golf and lodging reservations into a specific date run would be extremely difficult.

Your suggested lodging in St Andrews is The Ardgowan Hotel. The hotel is just up the street from the first tee of The Old Course and is within easy walking distance of all restaurants, pubs, shopping and sights in St Andrews.

Your suggested golf has you playing 4 rounds of golf including a guaranteed tee time on The Old Course. You'll also play The New Course, Carnoustie Championship Course and Crail Balcomie GL. 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 Carnoustie GC and Crail Balcomie GC. You will not need transportation for your rounds on The Old Course and The New Course, as they are within a short walk of 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.


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: August 2024
# GOLFERS: 4 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
6 Days / 5 Nights / 4 Rounds
GOLF: 4 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees including a guaranteed tee time on The Old Course. See courses below
LODGING: 5 nights lodging in Classic Double Guest Rooms at The Ardgowan 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: Your final day by day tour itinerary will be set once we review the trip details with you
PRICE: $5,785.00 USD per person
DEPOSIT: $1,450.00 per person
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
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

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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 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.

LODGING

LODGING

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.

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

VIP CLASSIC TRANSFERS/COACH & DRIVER

VIP transfers and/or coach & driver service for 4-6 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

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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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.