|Monday||ROYAL COUNTY DOWN||Titanic Centre & Belfast city||Belfast|
|Tuesday||ROYAL PORTRUSH||Giants Causeway & sailing to Scotland||Turnberry (luxury) or Girvan (affordable)|
|Wednesday||TURNBERRY (AILSA) or PRESTWICK||Turnberry resort & travelling||Edinburgh|
|Thursday||MUIRFIELD or NORTH BERWICK||Edinburgh||St Andrews or Carnoustie|
|Friday||CARNOUSTIE||St Andrews||St Andrews or Carnoustie|
|Saturday||ST ANDREWS (OLD COURSE)||St Andrews or Edinburgh||St Andrews or Carnoustie|
HELPFUL HINTS - These are all very popular apex courses. Demands made on them come from all sorts of different directions. Securing a window when all of them line up in sequence isn't straight forward. Sometimes it simply won't be possible, and you should prepare yourself for this accordingly. Don't be upset if you find you have to omit one (better to be surprised if we can 'pull it off'). In particular, we will always encounter issues with Muirfield, the most difficult to slot. For now at least North Berwick is priced as the default likelihood. Be prepared to add another £120 should we succeed with Muirfield. For Muirfield, we advise planning a year ahead once the next seasons green fees are known (about mid September). Demand for the low and shoulder season does fall off fairly sharply though, and can move this window to about 6 months. Prospects for getting a tee-time on the St Andrews Old Course also adjust with seasonal demand. As a general rule, the longer things are left, the more the less likely you will be to succeed.
ST ANDREWS OLD COURSE BALLOT- Anyone intending to play the Old Course through the ballot should make contingency to add £180. This is paid locally once the result of the draw is known 48 hours before play. It will likely mean forfeiting the provisional reservation to a cancellation (Jubilee Course), albeit the club will make every effort to reschedule you should you wish to play on the Saturday.
EDINBURGH - Visits to Edinburgh during the festival (August) will see hotel shortages and a notable price spike. The indicative peak season price can not be based on this 'hot spot'. Be aware therefore that a visit to Edinbrugh during the festival is likely to exceed this. It may become necessary to extend stays in St Andrews, or use Stirling instead
NON GOLF ACTIVITY - Non-golfers get more time for non-golf activity than golfers. An asterisk (*) is used on the ‘Non-Golf’ button in the itineraries to indicate where a golfer could reasonably expect to be able to undertake an activity. Anything left unmarked is only practical for non-golfers to undertake. Check the button called ‘What’s Included’ that appears on the final named day ‘tab’ to see if it’s included in a price.
DISCLAIMER - The content of all tours are sold subject to availability and final confirmation of price. We do not speculatively book hotels in advance. Late bookings might be subject to a market led price increment. The prices displayed are strong indicators of what you would expect to pay but can also fluctuate in line with choices people wish to add or omit. Please check what's included. Prices are per person based on two sharing
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