TROY WIGGIN SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Golf Tour Proposal

JULY 27, 2022 - AUGUST 7, 2022 (OR SIMILAR DATES) | 10 NIGHTS | 6 ROUNDS | 4 GOLFERS

Epic Golf Travel

November 10, 2021

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 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 10 nights deluxe double accommodations, 6 rounds of golf, a self-drive Mercedes Vito Coach, a full Scottish breakfast each morning and numerous other inclusions listed below.

Your suggested lodging is the Mercure Inverness Hotel in downtown Inverness. Situated in the vibrant City Center, the Mercure boasts a dramatic Highlands backdrop overlooking the peaceful River Ness.

Your suggested golf has you playing 6 rounds of golf, including Castle Stuart GL, Brora GC, Fortrose & Rosemarkie GC, Boat of Garten GC, Nairn Dunbar GC and Golspie GC. More information on both your lodging and golf courses may be found below.

For your transportation, I have included pricing for a Mercedes Vito Coach automatic self-drive vehicle.

When traveling to The Highlands, you can fly directly into Inverness or into Edinburgh or Aberdeen, depending on pricing and scheduling. The Inverness airport is only 15 minutes from your hotel, Edinburgh is about 2.5 hours and Aberdeen is about 2 hours.

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 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.

Kind regards,

YOUR TRIP SUMMARY
DATES: July 27, 2002 - August 7, 2022 (or similar dates)
# GOLFERS: 4
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
11 Days / 10 Nights / 6 Rounds
GOLF: 6 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees, see courses below
LODGING: 10 nights deluxe double lodging at The Mercure Inverness Hotel
TRANSPORT: 1 self-drive Mercedes Vito Coach
ITINERARY: We will begin to build a final day by day tour itinerary after we've had the opportunity to discuss and fully understand your trip expectations.
PRICE: $2,390.00 USD per person
DEPOSIT: $600.00 USD 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
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
Automatic Membership into our Epic Plus Program
Our Gold Star Service Pledge

Each golf may make their trip payments individually.

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GOLF COURSES

GOLF COURSES

CASTLE STUART GOLF LINKS

Castle Stuart Golf Links is a championship links course overlooking the Moray Firth and well-known landmarks that are synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle – Kessock Bridge and Chanonry Lighthouse being the most notable.

Surrounding the golfer is a rugged and natural landscape with vast expanses of gorse, broom, heather, and sea marram. The bunkering is characterized more by open sandy areas with pockets of light vegetation than by formally revetted (stacked sod or turf) manicured bunkers. And from some tees and greens, the 1930s style white ‘Art Deco’  clubhouse can be seen sitting prominently atop its viewing perch.

All in all Castle Stuart can be described as a throwback to golf as it once was – a simple walk through pleasing natural surroundings with both friends and amazing views to accompany you.

BRORA GOLF CLUB

18 holes, 70 par, 6,211 yds

Brora Golf Club lies 20 miles north of Dornoch and it's one of the most delightful short road journeys imaginable. Brora is probably the least well known links course in Scotland but really does deserve to be discovered. Brora Golf Club was founded in 1891 and in 1923, James Braid was commissioned to work several redesigns of the course, and little has changed since.

It's a traditional out and back layout with the opening nine holes hugging the North Sea coastline. We can think of no other course in Scotland which has so many holes playing so close to the sea, especially ones with no dunescapes to hide the view. The ground undulates gently and you can expect to encounter the occasional burn and a series of electric fences, which do a fine job of keeping the sheep off the fast Brora greens.

Measuring 6,211 yards from the back tees, Brora is not of championship length, but the great late Peter Thomson, winner of Five Open Championships, proclaimed Brora to be his favorite golf course in the world.

FORTROSE & ROSEMARKIE GOLF LINKS

18 holes, 71 par, 6,085 yds

There is reference to golf being played at Fortrose & Rosemarkie as far back as 1702, though it was not until 1889 that a formal golf club was. The course was extended to 18 holes by 1924 but it was ten years later before James Braid shaped the links to its current design and Sir Hector Monro opened the revamped course 1935.

Fortrose & Rosemarkie lies on a narrow peninsula jutting out into Rosemarkie Bay and protects the entrance to the Moray Firth. A lighthouse stands at the point, and the road there divides the course in two. There is just enough land either side to accommodate this shortish but testing links course.

What Fortrose & Rosemarkie lacks in yardage is more than made up for with its small, subtle greens, strategic bunkering, dense island gorse, blind approaches and the proximity of the sea at nearly half the holes. And the club has recently proudly hosted two national competitions, the first time the club has ever attracted such prestigious events to the Black Isle.

NAIRN DUNBAR GOLF CLUB

Nairn Dunbars’ original 9 holes were opened on May 24, 1899, Queen Victoria’s 80th birthday. The second nine was opened just after World War I and it has remained relatively unchanged since. The club hosts the R&A’s Boys Amateur Championships, so it is highly regarded by most experts.

A challenging par four opens your round, followed by a shortish par four, then a straightforward par three, allowing a relatively gentle warm up. Be prepared though for a strong quartet of long, demanding par fours which are then encountered, where gorse, trees, greenside bunkers and out of bounds all present problems. This tough sequence of holes is then topped off by the semi-blind par three "Brodie," the 163-yard signature hole, with its green nestled in a bowl, surrounded by bunkers.

Three newer holes are located around the turn, at the furthest point from the clubhouse, before the routing moves inland, culminating in a muscular three-hole stretch that maintains the challenging nature of Nairn Dunbar right to the end. With two par fives in this closing stretch, you might think there's the chance of a birdie or two... but both require true shotmaking, with the home hole having a blind approach shot to a severely raised green.

BOAT OF GARTEN GOLF CLUB

When it comes to golf in the Scottish Highlands, Boat of Garten should be on every visitor's itinerary.  Designed by one of the grand-masters of golf course architecture, James Braid, the course is set alongside the River Spey in the heart of Cairngorms National Park.

Founded in 1898, The course is not only renowned as a challenging test of golf but also as a magnificent setting for the game. Braid’s design features 18 completely individual holes with fairways lined by birch trees, heather and broom. Braid has maximized the natural landscape and produced a beautiful and challenging course.

The course wends its way up and down the landscape, with fairways pitching and rolling. When the trees are in bloom in the fall, the course is as lovely as any you'll play.

GOLSPIE GOLF CLUB

Golspie Golf Club is a James Braid creation and is situated on the Dornoch Firth. The course is a beguiling mix of classic links, heath and parkland holes. Golspie has stunning views from all holes of the Dornoch Firth on one side and the backdrop of Ben Bhraggie on the other.

The course has changed little since the club implemented James Braid’s design. The most recent major change has been to increase the course length to 6021 yards with a par of 70. This was achieved by lengthening the 1st and 14th holes to par fives without changing the spirit of the course. The ongoing force of nature that is the adjacent North Sea alongside the 3rd,4th, 5th, 6th and 7th holes has necessitated ongoing work but arguably has led to gentle improvements to the layout of these holes.

Golspie is ranked as #54 in Golf World's Top 100 Courses in Scotland.

LODGING

LODGING

MERCURE HOTEL INVERNESS

Situated in the heart of Inverness' vibrant City Center, Mercure Inverness Hotel boasts a dramatic Highlands backdrop overlooking the peaceful River Ness. This newly refurbished, 4-star hotel is just six miles from world famous Loch Ness, 10 miles from Inverness Airport and only 200 yards from Inverness railway station.

When you pull open the curtains of your classic room you're greeted with views of the River Ness or the picturesque Old Town. All bedrooms feature an HD LED TV and complimentary high speed WiFi. In privilege and superior rooms you'll enjoy a Nespresso coffee machine, newspaper, robe and slippers.

 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSFERS - MERCEDES VITO COACH

The Mercedes Vito Coach is a large van that comfortably handles up to 4 golfers, their luggage and golf clubs. The last row of seats folds down and gives you plenty of room for all of your luggage, while still providing 5 seats up front.

 

THINGS TO SEE & DO

THINGS TO SEE & DO

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

By far the largest region in Scotland, the Highlands covers nearly 10,000 sq miles in northern Scotland. The region is home to stunning scenery, including the legendary Loch Ness.

Sporting some the world’s most stunning scenery, the region has one of the oldest and most fascinating histories on earth. The Cairngorms National Park lies at the heart of this region, offering everything from stunning hiking routes to ice climbing, skiing, snowboarding and much more.

To the west you will find the magical Isle of Skye, teeming with incredible outdoor spots to explore, including the famous ‘fairy pools’, the Cuillin mountain range and the ‘Old Man of Storr’. The vast landscape has an undulating coastline, wild expanses, rugged mountains and islands, rushing rivers, and conifer-rich woodlands – what more do you need.

The Highlands also feature legendary battlefields, museums packed with rich local history and breath-taking geological wonders, not to mention many famous distilleries and breweries.

 

CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK

The Cairngorms National Park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, has everything from castles and distilleries to family attractions and endless outdoor fun. The UK’s largest National Park offers masses of things to do including watersports, snowsports, wildlife watching, and some incredible high and low level walking and cycling routes.

Experience some of the world’s most unique and rare wildlife and landscapes with a visit to one or more of the nine National Nature Reserves in the Park. There are hundreds of miles of paths and trails to explore throughout the park. Five of the UK's six highest mountains lie inside the park, along with the 3,000 ft. Munros  mountains, which can be found here too. There are huge forests of ancient native trees, cascading waterfalls, and more wildlife than you can image.

You can also enjoy some downtime amid the glorious scenery. Why not browse the bookshops and bars in Aviemore or make your way along the Malt Whisky Trail?

FORT GEORGE

Fort George was completed in 1769 and is perhaps the strongest fortification ever built in the UK.

Conceived in the immediate aftermath of the 1745 uprising and the Battle of Culloden that concluded it, Fort George was intended to be a once and for all solution to the threat posed by the Highlands to the Crown.

But although the need for it may have gone by the time it was finished, Fort George continues in use and is still operational as an army barracks today, though the Ministry of Defence has announced plans to close it by 2032.

The huge fort covers 42 acres, and was designed to provide all the facilities of a small town. There was a bake house, brew house and chapel, a provisions store, powder magazine and ordnance store.

But perhaps the most remarkable aspect of Fort George is just how little it has changed since its completion in 1769. What remains today is exactly what was existing over 200 years ago.

 

LOCH NESS & URQHUART CASTLE

Located an easy (and scenic) 30-minute drive southeast of Inverness city center, Loch Ness is must-visit when exploring the Scottish Highlands. Famous the world over as the home of the Loch Ness Monster, this picture-perfect freshwater lake is also home to one of the country's most iconic fortresses: Urquhart Castle. Although now just ruins, it's easy to picture just how magnificent this castle once was.

In addition to superb exhibits dealing with the castle's rich history, the site also boasts a great café with stunning views over Loch Ness. For more on the mythical beast that inhabits the lake, visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, with its fascinating displays relating to the monster and the surrounding area.

 

SHETLAND ISLANDS

Lying roughly 100 miles off the north east coast of Scotland, the Shetland Islands are the northern-most tip of Scotland. The islands separate the Atlantic Ocean, on the west, from the North Sea on the east. The islands are made up of around 100 different islands.

The islands have some of the most incredible landscapes in the UK and a Viking heritage second to none. Shetland was awarded Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2019 as one of Europe’s top destinations.

You can explore Shetland’s beautiful capital, Lerwick, and wander around the towns quirky lanes made famous in the BBC Shetland TV series.

Explore the seaside and enjoy miles of breathtaking coastline, fringed by towering clifftops, pristine beaches and crystal-clear blue shores. You can also experience spectacular wildlife, including seabirds, seals, otters, orcas and the famous Shetland ponies.

 

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.

CLO MOR CLIFFS & CAPE WRATH

The Clo Mor Cliffs are one of the highest cliffs in Great Britain. From sweeping panoramic views of Scotland’s mainland and tumultuous seas to puffins, kittiwakes, and fulmars flying about, standing atop this natural work of art is impressive. The cliffs drop almost 1,000 feet to the beach and the magical Smoo cave... an impressive sea cave guarded by a wondrous waterfall.

Cape Wrath offers remarkable views over the North Atlantic toward the Orkney Isles. It's also one of the wildest parts of the Highlands, full of wondrous geological features and steeped in maritime history. One of the few man-made structures in the area is the lighthouse built by Robert Stevenson in 1827 on the spectacular Clo Mor Cliffs. The area is also popular among bird-watchers, and for hikers, numerous trails crisscross the area, including some leading to lovely Loch Nevis.

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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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lodging & Tee Time Reservations
All lodging, tee time, car rental and food and beverage reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. We cannot book reservations until all travelers have submitted a deposit.

Travel Insurance
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Flights
Flights are not included in this quote.

Ground Transportation
Ground transportation may be included in this quote. Please review the trip inclusions above.

Package Prices
Please note that the package prices include all local taxes and obligatory service/resort fees (unless specified). Quotes are valid for 30 days. If you return back to us after 30 days then any quote you have received will need to be updated.

Exchange Rate

Your trip was quoted at the exchange rate that was in place at the time the proposal was presented to you. If, at the time of our non-deposit payments (any payments to our suppliers made after our initial deposit payments to them) to the suppliers (golf, lodging, transportation, etc.), the exchange rate increases more than 2% in favor of the non-United States currency, Epic Golf Travel will adjust the cost of your trip to reflect the exchange rate in place at that time. The maximum we can increase your trip cost is 7% of the trip total.

Reservations
Usually within a suggested trip, there are one or two golf courses or lodging choices that have limited inventory during your requested dates and ideal times. Please keep that in mind as you progress through your decision making process.

Confirming Your Custom Tour
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Deposits
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Cancellations & Refunds
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