Prestwick applies a handicap threshold of 24 for gentlemen, and 28 for ladies respectively.
Some known issues to consider
Despite its remote location, Royal Dornoch does sell-out and is amongst the first courses to come under pressure. We advise that you think in terms of a planning horizon of July for play the following year
The biggest source of potential disruption however is posed by the requirement to thread together six different ferry sailings. It's never gone wrong yet, but one day it will (law of averages etc). Weather, technical/ mechanical issues, or client failing to make a timing point can all cause a failure to sail. Faraway Fairways have 'plan B' contingencies scoped out, but these will only normally protect you for about 24 hours of disruption. The objective is to try and 'get back on track' as quickly as we can, even if this means 'skipping' a night somewhere.
The wilderness tour does travel into remote and inaccessible locations. That's the appeal after all. In doing so though, it runs a bit of a risk. It's probably best suited to a more experienced traveller, or someone who has the ability to ride the waves and go with what's thrown at them. In the event of severe disruption your assistance in being able to make in-situ decisions will be expected. Faraway Fairways will only be able to mitigate so much before we're over-run
This is the longest trip we run at approximately 1,500 miles, and 48 hours of journey time. It's worth giving this some context however. Over 14 days this is an average of 107 miles and three and half hours a day. It's not as daunting as it first sounds
It's also worth remembering that a majority of the driving takes place on remote uncongested, and scenic roads. The actual driving itself is often considered to be a legitimate part of the exploration and experience. It helps of course if you enjoy driving? If you do, you won't find this an ordeal
Our 'road time' estimate of 48 hours is a misleading as it includes car ferries when you won't actually be behind the wheel but rather on a boat. A little over 13 hours in total are spent on water, leaving us 35 hours on tarmac
Even this 35 hours can be reduced though. Arriving is Glasgow instead of Edinburgh saves an hour. We've modelled a return to Edinburgh but you might decide to return your vehicle in Inverness and then fly to London. This would save another 3 hours. The actual road time is likely to be nearer to 30 hours in total, or a little over 2 hours a day
Finally, it's worth remembering that a few weeks either side of late June 22nd (ish) you get about 18 hours of useable daylight at these northern latitudes. You can go deep into an evening