About Golfpac® St. Andrews

Golf in St. Andrews and throughout Scotland is an experience unlike any other, complete with the greatest golf courses in the world, historic sites, vintage pubs, and charming hotels. For over 25 years, golfers have been depending on our knowledge & expertise to select the most memorable courses, accommodations & scenic touring options. Our goal each and every time is to create a Scottish travel experience full of wonderful memories that you will be talking about for years to come.

To start planning your own trip of a lifetime, please preview our most popular hotels and golf courses as well as our suggested golf packages to golf in:

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The Auld Grey Toon

Priced from: $4,545 per golfer, double occupancy.

The Auld Grey Toon. Golf's mecca. Golf's home. There is something special about Scotland and the historic town of St. Andrews that draws people here for the first time, and then back, again and again. If you are considering a first time or even a return trip to Scotland with friends or family you need not look further than the below tour.

This program introduces yourself to the world of links golf with five rounds of guaranteed golf on St. Andrews New, St. Andrews Old, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, and Crail. For accommodations, we've suggested six nights at the wonderful four-star MacDonald Rusacks Hotel, located right along the 18th fairway of the Old Course. This tour gives you an incredible sample of what golf in Scotland is all about.

For additional information, to customize your own Scottish trip or to reserve your tour space please feel free contact us at (800) 523 0007. We look forward to hearing from you and helping to create a most memorable vacation. See you on the links!

PACKAGE SUMMARY

ACCOMMODATION:

MACDONALD RUSACKS HOTEL, ST ANDREWS (Standard Room)

GOLF:

CRAIL GOLFING SOCIETY - BALCOMIE COURSE
KINGSBARNS
ST. ANDREWS - NEW COURSE
ST. ANDREWS - OLD COURSE
CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS

Package Prices:

  • Priced from: $4,545 per golfer, double occupancy.

Non-golfer deduct: $2,750

Prices based on 4 people sharing a minivan with automatic transmission (Ford Galaxy or similar) for the entire stay. For travel June - September 2017, please call for other months.

Package Includes:

  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations and applicable hotel taxes.
  • 5 rounds of golf with prepaid green fees.
  • Full breakfast daily.
  • Scottish welcome and tour briefing (first night).
  • Airport meet & greet service.
  • Temporary membership to the New Golf Club, overlooking the 18th hole at St. Andrews.
  • Brass plaque of your signed St. Andrews Old Course scorecard.
  • Use of minivan with automatic transmission (Ford Galaxy or similar) for the entire stay.
  • Unlimited mileage, VAT (value added tax), CDW (collision damage waiver) and Theft Protection on the rental car.
  • Sightseeing guide book.
  • Assistance with Golfpac Scotland office.

Itinerary

SATURDAY

Depart the States for Scotland, “The Home of Golf.”

SUNDAY

Arrive Scotland (Glasgow or Edinburgh), where you’ll be met by a Golfpac International representative who will help secure your rental car and answer any last minute questions. From the airport travel to St. Andrews (2 hours 15 minutes from Glasgow or 1 hour 15 minutes from Edinburgh) and your hotel for check-in. This evening, you’ll be met at the hotel by Golfpac’s professional tour manager for a Scottish welcome and tour briefing.

ACCOMMODATION:

MacDonald Rusacks Hotel

MACDONALD RUSACKS HOTEL, ST ANDREWS

Commanding one of the greatest locations in golf, adjacent to the 18th hole of the Old Course and the Royal & Ancient Clubhouse, Rusacks is one of our most popular accommodations. Always superbly maintained, the four-star hotel has a traditional Scottish flair with outstanding amenities and public rooms. The hotel originally opened for business in 1887 and continues to impress visitors with its terrific hotel staff, outstanding restaurant, and a lively bar.


MONDAY

Travel to Crail (15 minutes).

GOLF:

Crail Balcomie

CRAIL GOLFING SOCIETY - BALCOMIE COURSE

The Crail Golfing Society has been playing golf over the links at Balcomie since the late 1700s. Balcomie — the original 18 at Crail — is often recognized for the standard of its greens. Although not long by today’s standards, the links can be a difficult test when the wind blows off the North Sea. It’s truly a joy to play. Crail is located 10 miles southeast of St. Andrews along the southern Fife coastline.

ACCOMMODATION:

MACDONALD RUSACKS HOTEL, ST ANDREWS

TUESDAY

Travel to Kingsbarns (20 minutes).

GOLF:

Kingsbarns

KINGSBARNS

This relatively new course (opened 2000) is already recognized as one of the most exciting links courses in the world. Built along a stretch of shoreline near St. Andrews, the layout has drawn great praise from golf critics everywhere. It has already donned the cover of Links Magazine and was rated by many Golfpac travelers as their favorite course in Scotland!

ACCOMMODATION:

MACDONALD RUSACKS HOTEL, ST ANDREWS


WEDNESDAY

GOLF:

St. Andrews - New Course

ST. ANDREWS - NEW COURSE

Enjoy a round on the New Course at St. Andrews, which was designed by Old Tom Morris in 1894. At 6,604 yards, many locals consider this par-71 layout as tough a test as the Old Course itself. The best holes are at the turn, meandering through some of St. Andrews' largest dunes.

Please note: To play the Old Course, you also have to play one of the other courses in St. Andrews.

ACCOMMODATION:

MACDONALD RUSACKS HOTEL, ST ANDREWS


THURSDAY

GOLF:

St. Andrews - Old Course

ST. ANDREWS - OLD COURSE

Golf today will be on hallowed ground as you’ll play the Old Course at St. Andrews. The Old Course was site of the 2005 Open, which saw Tiger Woods capture his second Open Championship on the Old Course. The 2015 Championship was the 29th time that St. Andrews has hosted the Open. Walking up the 18th fairway toward the “Valley of Sin” and the Royal & Ancient Clubhouse is a thrill that every avid golfer should experience.

Please note: Tee times here can be difficult to arrange in advance; please see itinerary notes. Also, the Old Course has handicap restrictions of 24 or lower for men and 36 or lower for women.

ACCOMMODATION:

MACDONALD RUSACKS HOTEL, ST ANDREWS


FRIDAY

Travel north to Carnoustie (45 minutes).

GOLF:

Carnoustie Golf Links

CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS

Seven times a British Open course, Carnoustie is a stern challenge. Ben Hogan’s only British Open appearance (and victory) took place here in 1953. The venerable links played host to the 1999 British Open which saw one of the most bizarre finishes in history. Frenchman Jean Van de Velde held a three shot lead with one hole remaining and took a triple bogey on the 18th to set up a three man playoff. Paul Lawrie, a native Scot, played brilliantly on the final two holes of the playoff for the victory over Van de Velde and Justin Leonard. The course hosted its seventh Open Championship in July 2007.

ACCOMMODATION:

MACDONALD RUSACKS HOTEL, ST ANDREWS


SATURDAY

Your wonderful trip has come to an end. Travel back to the airport for a return flight to the States.

Tour Information

Not Included

  • Caddies at the golf courses. Please inquire about requesting caddies in advance.
  • Any items not specifically described in the itinerary.
  • PAI (personal accident insurance) and gas on the rental car.
  • Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Airfare.

TEE TIMES AT ST. ANDREWS:

Unless a tee time has been reserved and announced in advance, tee times at St. Andrews are arranged through "the ballot" two days before play. At that time, a representative will advise you of the status of your tee time. At Golfpac, we realize how important playing golf at St. Andrews is to most groups. Over the past few years, tee times have become harder to guarantee on the Old Course, but we feel our success rate is second to none.

Important Note: Certain tee times for St. Andrews carry a #70 (British Pounds) supplement which would be added to the final invoice. This fee is reimbursed in the form of a voucher, which is good for merchandise and food in the St. Andrews Links Clubhouse.

Necessary for Booking

When confirming a reservation the following information is needed:

  • Full names of everyone in the party and a rooming list.
  • A copy of each golfer's handicap card.
  • Flight information (arrival & departure).

Reservation Procedures

  1. Simply call, write, or fax us with your inquiry.
  2. $1500 per person deposit required.
  3. Hotels, golf courses, and ground transportation confirmed. All courses and hotels based on availability at time of booking.
  4. Full payment due 60 (sixty) days prior to arrival. Approximately 2-4 weeks prior to your departure you will receive all necessary travel documents.

Method of Payment

U.S. currency in the form of agency checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Cancellations

Cancellations after deposit/payment should be made in writing. Cancellation penalties:

  • Time reservation made - 60 days prior to departure: Full deposit forfeited.
  • 59-28 days prior: 50% of total package price forfeited, plus any non-refundable fees.
  • Thereafter: Full payment forfeited.

Exchange Rates

Tour prices are based on exchange rates effective at time quotation and are subject to change. It may be necessary to add a surcharge to the price of your vacation if fluctuations in the exchange rate deem it necessary. Once full payment has been received surcharges may not be levied.

Refunds

REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN FOR UNUSED PORTIONS OF ANY TOUR.

About Golfpac® St. Andrews

Golf abroad is an experience unlike any other, complete with the greatest golf courses in the world, historic sites, vintage pubs, and charming hotels. For over 25 years, golfers have been depending on our knowledge & expertise to select the most memorable courses, accommodations & scenic touring options.

Guaranteed Old Course Tee Time Packages!

Through on ongoing partnership, Golfpac International has significant access to premium Old Course starting times throughout the travel season.

Get a Quote

We’d be thrilled to give you a quote for the perfect itinerary. Please contact one of our international golf consultants at 800 523 0007 or complete the online request form and we will respond with what will be the trip of a lifetime!