WHEN ONLY THE VERY BEST WILL DO...
Your day begins as Royal Dornoch Golf Club raises your country's flag in honor of your play that day... the World Number Two golf course stretches out in front of you as your gaze shifts from the rolling dunes of the first hole to the flowering heather to the white caps of the North Sea not fifty yards to your right...
The luxury of The Links House, your 5 Star accommodations in Dornoch, awaits your finish... this boutique hotel sits not a stones throw from the 18th green of Royal Dornoch and welcomes you with a glass of sherry or dram of whiskey to start your evening...
Your bespoke dinner that night at The Links House... a starter of Dornoch mussels or native Norway lobsters, fresh caught wild trout or salmon from nearby Loch Brora or local grass-fed Angus beef from Kyle of Sutherland just down the road. You cap off the evening with a putting match on The Links House private putting green just outside your room and a wonderful bottle of 1989 Bordeaux...
Tomorrow... it's off to play Brora Golf Club in the morning and then a distillery tour and whiskey tasting in the afternoon... or maybe you'll save that and join a friend for clay pigeon shooting, trout fishing or a hike in Galgorm National Park... whatever you choose, you're comfortable knowing it's the very best The Highlands has to offer...
Spring, Summer, Fall 2021
From April 15th through October 15th
|# GOLFERS:||2 - 16 Golfers|
|8 Days / 7 Nights / 5 Rounds|
|GOLF:||5 Rounds of Golf: Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Castle Stuart Golf Links, Moray Golf Club (Old), Nairn Golf Club & Brora Golf Club|
|LODGING:||7 Nights Double Lodging (Single option available): 3 nights at the 5 Star Ness Walk Hotel in Inverness & 4 nights at the 5 Star Links House Hotel in Dornoch|
|MEALS:||A full Scottish breakfast is included each morning. Additionally, a welcome dinner is arranged for your arrival in both Inverness & Dornoch|
|TRANSPORT:||Luxury Chauffeured Coach & Driver for the entierty of your tour|
|DISTILLERY TOURS:||There are 4 distilleries located within 30 minutes or less of Dornoch... Glenmorangie, Balblaire, Dalmore & Clynelish. A tour and whiskey tasting at your choice of distillery is included|
|YOUR GIFT PACKAGE:||Each guest traveling will receive a complementary leather embossed dop kit, Glenmorganie Whisky, 1 dozen Titleist Pro V1 golf balls & more|
|OF INTEREST:||Loch Ness, Falconry, Sport Fishing, Hunting, Shooting, Hiking, Castle Tours, Whiskey Tastings & much more|
|PRICE:||$4,980.00 USD per person|
|DEPOSIT:||$1,500.00 USD per person|
|TERMS:||Your monies are fully 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|
YOUR HIGHLANDS ITINERARY
Your Scottish Highlands adventure begins!
- Land at Inverness International Airport
- Transfer to the Five Star Ness Walk Hotel on the river in Inverness
- You're already checked in, your luggage will be sent to your room
- Lunch is provided, have a bite to eat in the Torrish Bar & Restaurant. Sit by the fireplace afterwards with a pint of local Black Isle Beer or a dram of local Glenmorangie whiskey
- Take a tour of greater Inverness, hit some practice balls or relax on your own
- Overnight at the Ness Walk Hotel
- Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast before heading out to your first links test
- Play Moray Golf Club (Old) founded in 1889 and designed by Old Tom Morris himself
- After golf, you'll head back to town along the beautiful north coast of Scotland as your driver charms you with both his slightly off-color stories and his heavy brogue.
- Your official Welcome to The Highlands Dinner is tonight at the Torrish Restaurant at Ness Walk.
- Overnight at the Ness Walk Hotel
ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB (CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE)
Formed in 1877, Royal Dornoch is spellbinding and golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to this natural links at some point in their lives. It is a must play and is currently ranked number 2 in the world by both Golf and Golf Digest Magazines.
It's the timeless setting that makes Royal Dornoch such a pleasing place to play golf. It's wild, isolated and, at the same time, absolutely beautiful; there's the blaze of color in early summer when the gorse is in bloom. The white sandy beach divides the links from the Dornoch Firth and it all feels very humbling.
You can expect the experience at Royal Dornoch to be relaxed and informal, with an emphasis on traditional highland hospitality.
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.
MORAY GOLF CLUB (OLD)
This truly thrilling golf course designed by Old Tom Morris himself more than 100 years ago is absolutely stunning. From the moment you tee off next to Moray's pro shop until you putt out on the elevated final green in front of the clubhouse, you can't fail but fall under the magical spell of what is indisputably one of the world's finest links golf courses that bears comparison with any on the British Open roster.
Keeping it on the straight and narrow isn't terribly easy on this classic links course, as the wind invariably whistles in across the adjacent Moray Firth. Compared to the gorse, the revetted bunkers look almost appealing despite the fact that they are much deeper than your average bunker. And whether you call them nasty yellow bushes, gorse, or by their Scottish name of whins, they are, despite being very pretty in the early summer, best avoided. However, that isn't very easy on the Old Course at Moray, as they seemingly lurk alongside every hole and greedily grab whatever golf ball comes their way.
NAIRN GOLF CLUB
Nairn Golf Club is located on an elevated, rumpled piece of linksland on the Moray Firth coastline, close to the historic fishing port. It's one of Scotland's lesser-known gems.
This is a course which has been touched by many great architects. The club was founded in 1887 to an original design by Archie Simpson. A few years later Old Tom Morris extended the layout and, prior to the Great War, James Braid made further alterations. Directly after the Great War, Ben Sayers added his mark to the course only to find James Braid itching to polish off the design. It is no wonder that Nairn is such a detailed masterpiece.
One of the most spectacular seaside courses in Scotland, Nairn boasts sea views from every hole. When the sun is low in the sky and the shadows are long, you cannot fail to appreciate the undulating, bunker-pitted moonscape that is Nairn. It's a delightful links with fast, firm but narrow fairways, a number of which are framed by gorse bushes and heather, heaping further pressure onto a nervous drive. The greens are sited in the trickiest places - some are raised and others are nestled in hollows. Most are well protected, either by bunkers or natural hazards, and all of the greens are fast and true, a Nairn trademark.
BRORA GOLF CLUB
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.
THE 5 STAR NESS WALK HOTEL, INVERNESS
Nestled on the leafy banks of the River Ness, lies Ness Walk. An idyllic 5 Star retreat hotel in Inverness, just 10 minutes from Loch Ness. Surrounded by a dramatic canopy of impressive trees, this grand building allows you to experience a secluded visit in the heart of the vibrant city Inverness.
Originally a 19th century country house, the lovingly restored listed building still retains many of its period features but has been lovingly upgraded and restored to meet the expectations of today's luxury traveler.
You'll stay in their Cedar Rooms, which enjoy terrace access with private seating on the ground floor. Here, your outdoor seating overlooks the courtyard and the original Art Deco veranda of the 19th century house or the surrounding canopy of evergreens. Step out and enjoy the gardens and river views with cocktail in hand.
The rooms are decorated with soft velvets and leathers, creating a contemporary look and feel. A deluxe king-size bed or twin beds come with exquisite bed linens and deliver a perfect night’s sleep.
Your spacious bathrooms are fashioned in light marble and offer separate bath, shower and WC areas. And all Cedar bathrooms are accompanied by ‘his and hers’ sinks.
THE 5 STAR LINKS HOUSE, DORNOCH
Links House is a Scottish manor home in the great country house tradition. The original building was constructed in 1843 and now, over 170 years later, Links House enters a new chapter in its history as a luxury boutique hotel.
The hotel's public rooms are equally as beautiful and inviting as their guest accommodations. You can enjoy quiet contemplation in the traditionally appointed Main House drawing room as you sit in the deep sofas and relax with the peat fire glowing warmly. Delight in the single-malt honor bar in the wood paneled Main House Library as you recount the days activities with friends or family.
Links House features all of the modern conveniences you would expect including free Wi-Fi throughout and Sky TV. Additionally, you will have your own private putting green directly outside your suite. This should make for a fun and relaxing evening of sport and fine whiskies as you recount the days activities.
Your Luxury Suites are located in the Georgian-styled Mews overlooking your own private putting green or in the Late Victorian-styled Glenshiel with views out over Royal Dornoch GC and the Dornoch Firth. Your beds are supplied by the bed maker to all of the Royal residences and are adorned with the finest Italian 5-point bed linens.
The Italian marble bathroom suites come with with heated floors and towel racks, invigorating full-pressure showers, deep inviting bathtubs, plush luxurious bath towels, endless supplies of hot water, and the best toiletries on earth, Penhaligon.
YOUR COACH & DRIVER
YOUR COACH & DRIVER
TRAVEL SCOTLAND GOLF TOURS
Travel Scotland Coaches specializes in luxury coach hire and tours. The company has a diverse list of clients including colleges, universities, government bodies, foreign diplomats, VIP golf tours and a variety of amateur and professional sporting teams.
Travel Scotland Golf is committed to providing passengers with the highest safety standards and all of the coaches in their fleet are fitted with seat belts and the most up to date safety features. All vehicles are rigorously maintained by an expert team of mechanics to ensure maximum performance and safety at all times.
All of their drivers are expected to meet the highest standards of customer care and safety. They attend regular training in these areas to ensure they provide passengers with top quality service and to insure their local area knowledge and expertise meets the needs of their guests.
YOUR OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
YOUR OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
SEASIDE VILLAGE OF MALAHIDE
The town of Malahide is situated just outside of Dublin city proper and is surrounded by countryside, the broad meadow estuary and the Irish Sea. The town has won numerous Irish Tidy Towns Awards and is a modern village with a traditional Irish feel. It is just a few minutes car ride from the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links.
This picturesque seaside village enjoys a blend of contemporary chic and old-school Irish charm that is as unique as it is captivating, earning itself a reputation as a seriously upmarket and cosmopolitan coastal village.
Malahide has acquired a reputation as the gourmet capital of the East Coast of Ireland and the village boasts a wide array of retail destinations and services including fashion boutiques, hair and beauty salons, florists, restaurants, cafes and two small shopping centers. Traditional shopfronts and several cobble-lock side streets give the village an intimate and welcoming feel.
Malahide's substantial marina is accessible from an attractive promenade, beginning at Village Green. Walking in the opposite direction will take you to Malahide's long, sandy beach. Surrounding the town are the protected grounds of Malahide Castle, which was once the private estate of Baron Talbot.
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 50% balance is due 60 days prior to travel.