At Faraway Fairways we’ve become increasingly aware that a number of you want to ‘get away from it’, but don’t necessarily want the commitment of a long ‘tour’. In other words, you want a top golf break over a weekend, but you have so many other things going on around you that time is a problem. It shouldn’t come as any surprise to learn therefore that Faraway Fairways have just the answer with our Kingsbarn and Dumbarnie weekend golf break, one of six options we’re excited to offer. This particular option is different to the other five in so far as we have at least two world class courses as the focus rather than an apex draw and a supporting cast. There’s a real potential bonus in this one though. We’re staying in St Andrews. Yes, we can enter the Old Course ballot, and yes we are near enough to play the Old Course if we win, and yes we should be able to shuffle the pack in such a way that we’ll be able to salvage Kingsbarns or Dumbarnie if they go into conflict with the Old Course tee-time. It’s a shot to nothing really, for it we lose, then we just play Kingsbarns or Dumbarnie as planned
The Kingsbarn and Dumbarnie weekend golf break is designed for someone who can leave work mid-day Friday, or even early evening, so long as they can arrive in Scotland (Edinburgh) early on Saturday morning. Anyone taking it from the UK or continental Europe will be back at work by Monday morning. But here’s a twist, by virtue of flying back across time zones, so will anyone from North America.
The Kingsbarn and Dumbarnie weekend golf break isn’t exactly a new concept you might suggest? True, we’ll give you that ‘short putt’! But most of these packages tend to be resort first and golf second. Faraway Fairways’ big weekend golf breaks put the golf first. Well to no small extent in Scotland, you have to, Spain we ain’t!
So it might sound a bit ambitious at first, and its probably not completely unfair to think that this type of break is more likely to appeal to those of you with have fast moving lifestyles and a bit of ‘go’, but then the world is becoming a smaller a place. When you walk back into work on Tuesday and someone enquires whether you “did anything interesting at the weekend?” it would perhaps be nice to reply “played golf in Scotland. And you?”