family golf trip

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Rather than adopting a traditional ‘point-to-point’ touring itinerary, the Faraway Fairways Family Golf Trip, Scotland, uses a ‘base-and-back’ approach so as to better replicate the comfort and consistency of the family home, allowing you to get settled in and enjoy your surroundings without the pressure of continually moving-on. Naturally the choice of base is crucial. We need to combine world-class golf, with a stunning environment, and a menu of activities for all the family. The Cairngorm National Park ticks all the boxes. The central Highlands is soaked in history from Glencoe to Culloden, has a sculptured landscape of mystery which includes Loch Ness, and a menu of exciting outdoor adventure activities for all ages including white-water rafting, climbing, mountain biking, trail walking, and that’s before you realise there’s a genuine Harry Potter connection to experience with both the Hogwarts Express and the ‘Black Lake’

The golfer has access to some of Scotland’s most picturesque courses. Castle Stuart is a becoming the spiritual home of the Scottish Open, and is an established world top-100 ranked. Gleneagles a recent Ryder Cup venue. Nairn hosted the Walker Cup in 1997. In addition to this trio we’ve also woven a couple of aesthetic shorter-yardage gems into your tapestry. Boat of Garten is like playing a round in Switzerland, whereas Traigh with extended views across the sea to the Inner Hebridean islands is arguably the prettiest short course in Scotland. The Old Course at Lossiemouth probably possesses Scotland’s finest closing hole and finally we’ve introduced the new Spey Valley course at Aviemore. Spey Valley looks destined to rival Gleneagles and possibly even Loch Lomond in the fullness of time, for the status of Scotland’s premier inland 18 holes. If you’re happy to add some mileage in the pursuit of world-ranked links, then top-10 course of Royal Dornoch is feasible to include at your discretion

Faraway Fairways set your family golf trip up using two vehicles so as to afford you much greater flexibility to explore, and pursue separate activities, whilst also allowing you to meet up later in the day. Golf and non-golf activities shadow each other

FridayGLENEAGLESStirlingAviemore Area
SaturdayTRAIGH Hogwarts ExpressAviemore Area
SundayBOAT OF GARTENGlencoe or Ben NevisAviemore Area
MondayNAIRN Loch NessAviemore Area
TuesdayCASTLE STUARTCullodenAviemore Area
WednesdayROYAL DORNOCH or MORAY OLDAviemore or Speyside WhiskyAviemore Area
ThursdaySPEY VALLEYAviemore Aviemore Area


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