St Andrews is the home of golf and a natural venue to both impress and indulge on a corporate golf day. The two championship courses of ‘Torrance’ and ‘Kittocks’ surround the 5-star Fairmont hotel, the towns biggest, and sit atop a cliff offering stunning views out to sea and overlooking the ‘auld grey toon’ itself. It’s probably the most convenient way to play St Andrews
St Andrews is 5 mins away on a courtesy bus. The town itself is about 75 mins from Edinburgh airport
It’s ‘the’ inevitable question that you’re bound to be asked. Unless you’re a title sponsor of the R&A you won’t be able to play the St Andrews Old Course as a corporate event. You won’t be able to play any of the courses managed by the St Andrews Links Trust under this arrangement. You can however play the Old Course as break-out fourballs through the ballot. It only really requires your group organiser to permit the golfers who are lucky enough to come the draw a little bit shore leave! It’s really a discretionary thing. ‘The ballot’ is a daily draw conducted 48 hrs before play.
Gleneagles has three championship golf courses. 'The Kings' is regarded as the best. 'The Queens is the most aesthetic'. 'The PGA Centenary' is perhaps the most famous having hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup and 2019 Solheim
Gleneagles is a world renowned 5-star resort set in the majestic countryside of Perthshire. The resort has also hosted G7 and other inter-governmental conferences, and has array of restaurants, spas, and other attractions to try
Gleneagles is less than an hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, and is only 15 mins from the historic city of Stirling should your party contain any non-golfers who would prefer to learn about Scottish history
The Dalmahoy hotel and country club is the ancestral home of the Earl of Morton. Today it’s a 4-star hotel leisure complex set in a 1000 acre estate in the shadow of the Pentland Hills.
The resort has two ‘parkland’ golf courses, the east course hosted the 1992 Solheim Cup and is former European tour venue so therefore has a pedigree that sets it apart from the courses of the capital
Dalmahoy is a mere 15 mins from Edinburgh airport making it particularly popular for corporate golf days, and only 25 minutes from Edinburgh city centre for any non-golfers or those of you wishing to investigate the functioning of the evening economy!
Seek and ye shall be rewarded! Castle Stuart is a world top-100 ranked course, and Scottish Open venue in the beguiling Scottish highlands. It needn’t be as remote as you think however. The course and the on-site luxury golf lodges are a mere 3 miles from Inverness airport, which itself has daily flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. As corporate golf days go, the high north has a genuine sense of ‘get away from it‘ appeal
The highlands is where history, landscape, and legend collide. Amongst the neighbouring attractions are the battlefield of Culloden (6 miles) an evening cruise on Loch Ness (25 miles) and you might even be able to weave a Speyside distillery in, albeit ‘Glen Ord’ in Inverness is the nearest ‘name’
The Portmarnock ‘Langer‘ links are ranked amongst Ireland’s top-20 golf courses and would be the venue that would support a corporate golf day. The links are overlooked by our accommodation the 4-star Portmarnock hotel and former family home of the Jameson whisky dynasty, which runs along the shoreline of this resort
The hotel and links are a mere 20 mins from Dublin airport making it a really simple transfer. Dublin city centre is approximately 9 miles from Portmarnock should anyone find themselves wishing to explore its legendry evening hospitality
The neighbouring Portmarnock Golf Club is ranked in the world’s top-100 and could potentially be played privately by a smaller group, but won’t host a corporate golf day
An Open Championship venue, a world ranked top-50 course, and widely regarded as England’s finest links, Royal Birkdale is the most prestigious jewel in this portfolio. As you might imagine however, access needn’t always be straight-forward. Corporate golf events can only be played on selected Thursday’s and Friday’s as part of a ‘prestige’ deal, and exclusivity needn’t be guaranteed unless you’re able to take up all 72 slots. Birkdale also requires that you possess a current handicap. The rewards are rich however, this is one fine golf course.
Royal Birkdale is located at Southport and whereas staying in the Lancashire resort is possible, we probably feel that on balance Liverpool is a better option and travelling into the course on the day