Tee It Up on The Old Course & Whisky Trail, United Kingdom
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TEE IT UP TOURS - The Old Course & The Whisky Trail
This is a ThirdHome tailored golfing journey (ideal for 2-8 people) and not a commercial group tour. Our customized journeys allow members to set their own travel dates and include their individual personal interests along with specific excursions, dining and regional opportunities that they may wish to experience for the perfectly-personal journey experience. NO keys are required for this journey. Please refer to fees section in property details below.
Experience 7 nights/8 days strolling the historic and picturesque city of Edinburgh with its medieval architecture, sipping your way along the famous whiskey trail, and teeing off at the the legendary setting of St Andrews upon its challenging courses.
TEE IT UP IN SCOTLAND Golf Journey Includes:
* Private Arrival Transfers from Edinburgh Airport upon arrival
* 3 Nights in Edinburgh - in 4-star Deluxe Hotel Accommodations (5-star Luxury option also available) w/Daily Breakfast included
* Edinburgh Castle & Afternoon Tea - enjoy a self-guided walking tour of this prestigious castle followed by a traditional afternoon tea with scones and sandwiches at one of Edinburgh's elegant tea rooms
* Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery Tour - experience a real taste of Scotland's famously distilled elixir on this scenic half-day tour to the beautiful region of East Lothian, only 30 minutes from the city. Glenkinchie is a classic lowland distillery, set in an idyllic landscape of rolling barley fields. The local Lammermuir Hills provide the water for our distillery, producing the light, fruity, dry Edinburgh Malt. Your visit begins with a unique exhibition on the original Malting Floors, home to the renowned model distillery. You will then be met by your guide and led through the distillery production area, learning how the 'water of life is made'. To finish your tour, you are welcomed into the distillery bar for a VIP tasting of Glenkinchie Single Malt Whisky.
* Royal Mile Walking Tour - led by an expert guide you will encounter the real history of this fascinating street
* Lunch at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society - enjoy a VIP escorted tour of this private members-only club before enjoying a lunch and tasting of two Society malt whiskys in the member's bar
* Rental Car or Mini Bus for 4-days with CDW and unlimited klm
* 4 Nights in St Andrews - at The Old Course Hotel w/Daily Breakfast included; residing on the iconic Old Course, this luxurious resort provides the elegant and classic setting for relaxing
Spend three full wonderful days playing golf or exploring the region.....
St Andrews is home to 11 courses – seven of championship class – including the world’s most famous golf course, the Old Course, as well as the Royal and Ancient, which sets the rules of golf worldwide. If you’d prefer a more relaxed round, enjoy a spot of putting in the Himalayas, the famous 18-hole putting green, which ensures an afternoon of fun for adults and children alike. With a spectacular setting above St Andrews, the championship The Duke's gives magnificent panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the sea. The Duke's is highly regarded as one of the finest heathland championship courses in the British Isles and a must-play course for any golfer. Its style ranks alongside the great inland challenges, which demand accuracy and inventive play as well as power golf. And with five separate tee positions at every hole, The Duke's has the flexibility and challenge to appeal to golfers at every level
For the non-golfers, there's so much to explore....
St Andrews is one of Scotland’s most beautiful towns in the Kingdom of Fife, successfully blending traditional character with a vibrant mix of outstanding recreational facilities. The town has a burgeoning cultural scene as well as many exciting visitor attractions, excellent shopping and a collection of restaurants and bars serving delicious Scottish cuisine. Take in the heritage of the town with an exclusive guided tour, as you explore the cobbled streets and the nooks and crannies of the University of St Andrews, the most ancient in Scotland and today a thriving center of excellence made popular by Prince William, who chose to study there. Afterwards visit St Andrews Castle and the Cathedral ruins. Relax at one of the town’s many coffee houses before you hit the shops. St Andrews is refreshingly free of chain stores, ensuring a unique and rewarding shopping experience.
There are also many picturesque fishing villages to explore nearby. The Fife coastal path takes in 135 kilometres of stunning coastline; however, you can simply enjoy a gentle stroll along the award-winning West Sands Beach, which is a vast expanse of glittering, white sand. Also of great interest is the Sea Life Centre, St Andrews Aquarium, the Botanic Gardens and Craigtoun Country Park, while the surrounding area offers many delights including spotting seals from the sand dunes at Tentsmuir and horse riding at the beautiful Kilconquhar Castle.
** OTHER OPTIONAL uniquely local adventures that ThirdHome highly recommends are:
A VIP fishing experience in the home of salmon fishing - join the Old Course Hotel's preferred partner, FishPay, for a fishing experience like no other. You will encounter the largest salmon river in Scotland, the Tay, where you’ll be given VIP treatment by highly reputable guides
Rally Driving at Knockhill - this famous motor racing track in Scotland hosts major racing events, including British Touring Cars, British Superbikes and The Scottish Motorshow. Get into a rally or racing car for some amazing racing action with a driving experience you'll never forget
Barbarafield Riding School - enjoy a wonderful half or full hour of hacking and lessons on over 300 acres of farmland, available for complete beginners or the most experienced riders
Scottish Clay Shooting - enjoy a fun day of guided Clay Pigeon Shooting situated near St Andrews, the SCSC offers exceptional clay shooting facilities in traditional grounds; Standard lesson includes instruction, use of shotgun, clays, cartridges and safety equipment
Ghost Tours – follow local guides as they reveal the hidden and rather un-saintly history of the home of golf and seek out the ghosts that still haunt its ancient locations (according to legends)
Blown Away Land Yachting - land yachting combines the grace of sailing with the adrenaline buzz of motor racing – imagine yourself sitting a few inches from the ground and racing your friends and family across the sands at top speed. It requires no previous sailing experience and the basic skills can be mastered within an average of 15-20 minutes
British Golf & St Andrews Museums - using diverse displays and exciting interactive areas, the British Golf Museum tells the story of British golf from its origins in the Middle Ages through the present day; Housing a wealth of fascinating information, objects and photographs, the St Andrews Preservation Trust & the St Andrews Museum details the history of St Andrews and its people. Explore the heritage of St Andrews from its Medieval past to the present.
Crail Pottery Tour - The family businesses of Crail Pottery, Crail Earthenware and Crail Ceramics produce a diverse range of stoneware and brightly coloured earthenware, from cooking pots to mugs and salad sets to garden pots. Every item is hand thrown, decorated and glazed on the premises. Visit the pottery, see the workshops, browse in the showroom and relax under the fruit trees in the secluded yard.
The Legendary Old Course Spa - experience the Kohler Baths and a RiverBath with massage; Bring calm to your body and spirit with a cleansing exfoliation followed by a Vichy hydro-massage. Then enter the RiverBath by Kohler with a full spectrum of eight sequential color hues and invigorating whirlpool jets; followed by a 50-minute massage for complete relaxation.
TO INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS & BEGIN PLANNING YOUR PERSONAL GOLF JOURNEY - please contact:
Liz Bates - Director of Travel & Concierge Services
Single Family Home with 1 level
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 square feet
1 guest maximum
In lieu of the normal ThirdHome exchange fees, this personally tailored journey is a full-pay travel option and the monetary cost will be quoted to the member based on whatever accommodations are chosen, along with all other itinerary arrangements and inclusions the member requests to be a part of their customized itinerary. This journey does not require a specific number of keys.
Activities of Interest
Places of Interest
- St Andrews
- Concierge Service