Visit the Home of Golf, experience true luxury and play some of the world’s most famous and ancient links courses.
Upon arrival into Scotland, you will be met by your Lang Atholl Experience representative who will assist you with any luggage you may have and transport you to The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews. The five star hotel is located with the view of the west sands beach and the famous links courses. It is known to be one of Europe’s leading resorts offering guests outstanding service with luxurious facilities. It is the perfect place for a golf enthusiast. The hotel is situated near the historic town centre of St Andrews which has a variety of restaurants, historic venues and activities, all of which are a must when visiting the beautiful St Andrews.
After your relaxing evening, you will begin your day playing on the Kingsbarns Links Course located only 7 miles from St Andrews. The course is one with a picturesque North Sea coastline which will never be forgotten. Not only is the Links stunning and challenging, the attentive and friendly service will make your experience at Kingsbarns memorable.
You will return to The Old Course Hotel to unwind after your first day.
On day three, you will be escorted by your Lang Atholl Experience driver to Carnoustie Golf Links. Carnoustie is considered to be one of the most challenging courses in the United Kingdom. It has been the host of The Open 8 times, with multiple memorable moments being played out over the historic links over the years. Carnoustie presents a stiff test even for the most seasoned and experienced of golfers with winding burns, intimidating bunker combinations and fierce rough. With golf being played here since the 16th century, enjoy your day on the significant course.
If successful in the ballot, you will be escorted to the famous Old Course at St Andrews. The Old Course has hosted the Open Championship an impressive 29 times. It is recognised as one of the most iconic golf courses in the world where you follow in the footsteps of legends. The course has been largely carved by mother nature and only in more current times has mankind played a role. The archaic R&N clubhouse is situated behind the first tee and the town looks over the historic links course.
After your round at The Old Course, you will be taken to Greywalls Hotel which is situated by Muirfield Golf Course. Grey Walls was built in 1901 and has breathtaking views over the famous 9th and 18th greens at Muirfield. Guarded by a manicured walled garden, the hotel provides exceptional service and dining. Greywalls peaceful setting makes it the perfect venue for relaxation after a long day on the course.
North Berwick is without doubt one of Scotland’s greatest and most historic links courses positioned on the Firth of Forth. With memorable views over the town of North Berwick, Bass Rock and Craigleith; North Berwick provides a testing and traditional arrangement with remarkable surroundings. With the backdrop of the sea, it provides the perfect location for a testing round of golf. You will arrive back to the luxurious Greywalls Hotel to enjoy a relaxing evening after thrilling day on the east coast.
On day six you will be escorted to Gullane No. 1 which stretches back to 1844. The course is challenging even for the more serious of golfers with the inclusion of magnificent views across to Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. The course is filled with character and history making it one of Scotland’s most admired links courses. Despite the uncontrollable Scottish weather, the ball is played all year round and the course is widely known as the best greens in Scotland during the winter months.
You will make the short walk from Greywalls Hotel to Muirfield’s first tee. Muirfield has been carved into the East Lothian coastline and is considered as one of the most demanding links courses on the Open rota. Designed by Scottish golfing legend Old Tom Morris, Muirfield is home to the oldest golf society in the world “The Honorable Club Of Edinburgh Golfers” and has an enriched past and history. Muirfield has presented 15 Open championships, most recently in 2013. The course layout resembles two concentric circles and is known as a classic masterpiece. The concentric layout allows the wind to attack from all angles and one really has to battle against all elements.
On this day we must bid you farewell as your Scottish golfing adventure comes to an end.