Faraway Fairways, Golf Vacations, plus Scotland. Scotland is the ‘home of golf’, that particular strap-line is pushed a few times! For many golfers however, a pilgrimage to Scotland borders on the spiritual. It’s true that you have a dozen links typically ranked inside the world’s top-100 courses. It’s equally true that they’re comparatively accessible, and in a piece of hallowed land about the size of South Carolina, but that’s not all. On top of a world class golf offer, introducing you to Scotland beyond her fairways is an important piece to the Faraway Fairways approach. We probably can’t stress the value of this enough. Think of it as Faraway Fairways, Golf Vacations, plus Scotland, for when you subsequently come to compare notes about your Scottish golf experiences, those of you who adopted the wider view that embraced the country will be nearest the flag. Promise! Don’t make the mistake of under-estimating the value of Golf ‘plus’ Scotland.
Famous golf writer George Peper summed up the spirit of Scottish links golf when addressing the Fife Golf Association, we at Faraway Fairways have never read a better ode to Scotland;
“Someday I hope to bring my grandchildren here to Scotland – not to show them what golf is but what golf isn’t – that it isn’t $200 million resorts and $200,000 membership fees, that it isn’t six hour rounds and three day member-guests, that it isn’t motorized buggies, Cuban cigars, and cashmere headcovers. It’s a game you play simply and honorably, without delay or complaint – where you respect your companions, respect the rules, and respect the ground you walk on. Where on the 18th green you remove your cap and shake hands, maybe just a little humbler and a little wiser than when you began.”
Global golf doesn’t get much better than this. Why? Well put simply, because it can’t! It’s not just the fact that these courses are iconic, world class, and soaked in history. They’re also accessible. New York state has a similar cluster, but you try getting ‘on them’, yet alone doing so sequentially. Good luck on that one!