We travel to "The home of Golf" St Andrews and
play hickory golf on True Links courses and experience
Some of the most magical golf treasures in the world.
In the autumn of 2023 (11 - 15, and 18-22 Oct) we'll head to St Andrews and the Fife area, where golf has its roots, to play hickory on some of the coolest links courses nature has created.
The trip is half-board and has an exciting experience package in the historical spirit of hickory golf with content including; golf culture, beer and whiskey tasting, local restaurants, golf pubs where you can feel the history in the walls, stroke and on the course sessions, exciting surprises and of course unique True Links courses.
Price half board (breakfast, dinner, experiences and 5 greenfees): 16.850:-
Please note that flights are not included (each traveller arranges their own round trip to fit in with our programme, i.e., those who wish can extend their trip).
There is also a limited number of participants on each trip, max 10 + golf host/pro.
Wed 11 - Sun 15 October - 2023
Wed 18 - Sun 22 October - 2023
Fife - 5 days
We stay in St Andrews, i.e. "The Home of Golf" and play links courses, like the "New Course" which is the oldest "new" course in the world with its 125 years and the other St Andrews Links, then not least amazing links in the surrounding area like Leven..., plus beer and whisky tastings, interesting study visits, local historic golf pubs + exciting surprises.
There are also 5 greefees in these five days.
What is included in the trip(flights are not included, each traveller will arrange his/her own return journey to join our programme starting at 11.00 on Sunday 12 October, but those who wish may extend their journey):
- Half board with breakfast and dinner
- 4 nights in double room (350:-/night single room supplement)
- 4 breakfasts
- 4 dinners (incl. 1 beer or 1 glass of wine)
- 5 green fee
- Transport to the visits outside St Andrews
- golf host/ pro
- on course and hickory sessions
- beer tasting
- whisky tasting
- interesting study visits
Food & drinks included during the week
- Traditional Scottish breakfast, all days.
- 4 x dinner incl. 1 beer or wine, incl. welcome lunch
Lunch any snacks etc, as well as beer, wine or spirits are not included, unless indicated.
As a traveller, you'll always have an experience beyond the ordinary when you travel with us, because we never compromise on standards and "adventure", and because we know the destinations inside and out. We have lived and worked in the area or been to each destination a number of times over several years, creating an invaluable network for you, the traveller, to enjoy and benefit from.
Below is an example of what a trip might look like, we reserve the right to make changes, but we never compromise on experiences, links, surprises or exciting restaurants.
Day 1 (Wed):
Day 2 (Thurs):
Day 3 (Fri):
Day 4 (Sat):
Day 5 (Sun):
Photos from previous trips to St Andrews.
Photos from previous trips to Leven.
True links we play
Brief info about each links course, click on the link to each club to read more.
Fife - the area
The New Course – St Andrews Links – St Andrews, Fife – 1895
6,625 yards/par 72. Course Designer: Tom Morris as David Honeyman
The oldest "new" course in the world, the second course at the Home of Golf, was built by Keeper of the Green, Tom Morris in 1895 and it was given an "imaginative" name to distinguish itself from its famous neighbor. The new course has a rolling fairways and challenging greens, and is a classic test for a links golfer.
On the 19th we recommend: Haggis and a Glengoyne vintage 1969 25 years.
Jubilee Course – St Andrews Links – St Andrews, Fife – 1897
6,742 yards/par 72. Course designer: David Honeyman as Willie Auchterlonie as Donald Steel
The third championship course at home of golf, Jubilee is considered by many to be the most challenging course in the famous Links area. Built in 1897, it was originally intended for use by ladies and beginners; but then Jubilee was transformed and given an incomparable championship layout in 1988. Hole 15 is absolutely stunning, perhaps with the big hill on the right the most interesting golf hole in St Andrews.
On the 19th we recommend: Haggis and a Glenturret 21 Year Old.
Strathtyrum Course - St Andrews Links - St Andrews, Fife - 1993
5,620 yards/par 69. Course designer: Donald Steel
Strathtyrum was opened in 1993 to complement the tougher championship layouts at the Home of Golf. Although there are few bunkers (15), they are cunningly placed and the emphasis on iron games is therefore great. The greens are large and challenging, but with undulating gradients that can test even the most confident with the putter.
On the 19th we recommend: Haggis and a Glengoyne 17 years.
The Eden Course – St Andrews Links – St Andrews, Fife – 1914
6,250 yards/par 70. Course Designer: Harry Colt as Donald Steel
A little more forgiving than his contemporary lakeside neighbors, the Eden Course was built in 1914 by Harry S. Colt, who was careful to use natural boundaries and difficult bunkers that provide a course full of character, but at the same time are challenging.
On the 19th we recommend: Haggis and a Glenturret Bicentenary 8 Year Old.
Leven Links Golf Course – Leven, Fife – 1867
6,506 yards/par 71. Course designer: Tom Morris
Wonderful genuine links. A true golfoas. It's charm in square, here we're talking history and attitude. Genuinely naturally undulating fairways, stripy and rough grass in the ruff, large greens and a finish that is outstanding. And not least, the two closing holes, they must be among the coolest you can play – the recording of the demonic Scoonie Burn is outstanding. Golf Monthly: "One of the best stands of bents and fescues in Scotland"
On the 19th we recommend: Haggis and a Glenturret 1979 / 29 Year Old / Cask.