Luxury Golf Tour in the Birthplace of Golf

Experience some of the best courses in Scotland, the birthplace of golf, on this exclusive Scotland luxury golf tour. For those who love and play the game of golf, a trip to Scotland, its ancestral home, is a pilgrimage like no other. A Swilcan Bridge here, a postage stamp there, or, perhaps even a Duel in the Sun – they all have a special meaning to the avid golfer. On this 7-night customizable journey, play the courses of Gleneagles and St. Andrews, and walk in the footsteps of the pioneers and modern-day greats of the game.

Please note: We encourage only low handicappers on this journey. Golf club rental is not included. As with most courses in Scotland, the use of carts is not common, and in some cases not available. Caddies are an option at additional cost.


Begin your Scotland luxury golf tour in Edinburgh.

The first course you will play will be North Berwick, a course dating back to the 17th century which is consistently ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the world and the top 10 courses in the UK. Indeed,  from almost every tee you will have breathtaking views of the Firth of Forth and the islands of Bass Rock, Craigleith, Lamb, and Fidra.

Next, play Gullane No. 1, one of Scotland's finest, most scenic, and most challenging links courses. Golf Magazine (USA) recognized Gullane No. 1 as having one of the best holes in the world in the form of the spectacular par five 3rd. In addition, PGA.com also rated Gullane No. 1 as the world's 5th most picturesque golf spot.  

When not on the green, enjoy an exquisite five-course menu alongside complementary fine wines and exclusive single malts. Also taken in a humorous private literary pub tour of Edinburgh.

Next on your Scotland luxury golf tour, it's on to the "home of golf" at St. Andrews. Stay at the incomparable Old Course Hotel, which borders the renowned 17th Road Hole of The Old Course.

Pay homage on your pilgrimage with a round at Dumbarnie. Other than Pebble Beach, there are few world-class courses able to offer such an expanse of beach and water frontage as that which have been blessed with at Dumbarnie Links.

You will also have a chance to play Kingsbarns, which offers a new dimension to the traditional Scottish game at a worldwide Top 100 ranked course.

Finally, take on the legend that is Carnoustie, home to ‘Golf’s Greatest Test.’ Golf has been played at the Links since the 16th century and was voted The Best Golf Course in the World in 2019 – a true gem. The Championship Course has hosted eight Open Championships. 

Off the green, enjoy a tour and tasting at Kingsbarns Distillery, or share war stories about your rounds at the most famous 19th hole in the world – The Jigger Inn, sitting to the right of one of the toughest and most famous holes in golf – ‘Road Hole’ - the 17th at The Old Course. You are also welcome to partake in a private walking tour of the famous Old Course with an expert guide or visit the British Golf Museum to learn about 500 years of golfing history.

* Please note that should you want to play The Old Course at St Andrews, we can enter you in to the ballot (minimum handicap is 36 and a minimum two-ball is required). 

Finally, conclude your tour of the best courses of Scotland at Gleneagles, a luxury hotel, spa, outdoor playground, and golfing destination in the heart of the Scottish countryside.

While here, enjoy a round at the course which hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup and the 2019 Solheim Cup – the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles. Jack Nicklaus described the PGA Centenary course as the “finest parcel of land in the world I’ve been given to work with,” and he’s certainly done it proud. While each tee offers views over the Ochil hills, the golfer needs to keep their wits about them on a course that stretches nearly 7,000 yards from the white markers.

During your free time, indulge in the "glorious playground" that is Gleneagles. Perhaps partake in some clay pigeon shooting at Gleneagles Shooting School, deerstalking with an expert guide, or some fly fishing on the River Tay. You will also have the chance to go on a private tour of Glenturret Distillery, followed by a whisky paired tasting menu at its Michelin starred restaurant.

Travel to the Best Golf Courses in Scotland

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