WHAT’S INCLUDED – FAMILY GOLF TRIP
The price of your ‘LUXURY’ Tour includes the following:
- 7 nights – Accommodation, self-contained, self catering at either
– MacDonald, Spey Valley Golf Resort
– Choice of cabin, lodge, or farmhouse accommodation dependent on group size
- Up to 7 rounds of golf. Green fees for:
– Castle Stuart
– Spey Valley
– Moray Old Course
– Boat of Garten
- Two vehicles permutations of which two will depend on group size.
– One MPV. (these vehicles can carry 9 passengers + 9 luggage items each.)
– One Estate (these vehicles can carry 5 passengers + 5 luggage items each.)
– One Medium sized Saloon (these vehicles can carry 4 passengers + 4 luggage items each.)
Drivers are included as passengers.
Child booster seats provided
– Manual gear shift (automatics can usually be sourced but will normally cost a bit more)
– If your group exceeds four, a vehicle for up to 8 passengers is used instead. Vehicles are supplied based on respective group size and seating capacities thereafter, with qualified drivers for larger vehicles
- Unlimited mileage, includes VAT, breakdown and insurance
- Guided support as appropriate
- Loch Ness Cruise
- Entrance fees for Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle, & Edinburgh Castle
- Return rail fares between Fort William & Mallaig on the Jacobite steam train (‘Hogwarts Express’)
- Entrance fees to the Macallan whisky distillery as appropriate
Highland cabins and lodges are usually ranked as high class accommodations, and like so many of the top drawer options in the Highlands, they will sell out (particularly in peak season).
The price does not include air-fares, evening meals, or additional accommodation expenditure such as drinks or breakfast (unless specified) etc.
The price does not include caddie hire, or any golf course equipment. Such arrangements usually involve paying on the day in local currency (cash for a caddie). We are happy to arrange this at no extra cost.
The price of vehicle fuel is not included in the self-drive option, but would be included in the esorted options.
Important Note, Nairn observes a minimum handicap threshold, albeit they do not rigidly enforce it, but you might might be required to prove that you meet it (worth preparing to do so). If you are unable to meet this we have a quality alternative available (Nairn Dunbar). You might however prefer that the better option is the world top-10 ranked Royal Dornoch. This would certainly add additional class to your programme, but does involve and extra 2-hours travel time. You might choose to switch Dornoch into replace any of the other courses as a choice preference regardless of handicap restrictions
Automatic transmissions – sadly these cost marginally more (approximately $25 a day divided by the number of people in your party).
The price does not usually include flexible hotel cancellation booking rates. Hotels charge an additional premium for a reservation that permits you to cancel your reservations to a refund at a specified notcie period. Should you seek this cover please specify accordingly.
All tours and hotels sold subject to availability and final confirmation. Entrance fees to some of the neighbouring attractions will need to coincide with helfpful tee times. In most cases no problems are anticipated, but should we need to, we’ll refund in cash
NON GOLF – RECOMMENDATIONS
Because the default offer is self-drive, decisions regarding any non-golf activity remain very much with your party. For escorted versions of this tour, Faraway Fairways would arrange entrances and timings for you. We would however make the following recommendations.
There are a number of child focused adventure activities in and around the Aviemore area including things such as mountain biking, white-water rafting, kayaking, sailing, kart racing, and tree-top adventure exploration rides. If you’re in a position to take advantage of Aviemore’s ski-ing however, you’re either out of season, or something quite spectacular has happened!
The battlefield of Culloden (£11) is about 5 mins from Castle Stuart. The battlefield trails are well signposted and the narrative of events very easy to follow and understand. Culloden is a personal favourite of ours. Here history really does come alive, and most importantly, its genuine! Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel (£8) if you’ve used your vehicle judiciously you might be able to take-in a closer look at Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel by foregoing one of the legs of your train journey between Fort William and Mallaig. If you wanted to reinforce your whisky experience then you will never be far away from a distillery in this part of Scotland. Lossiemouth (Old Moray) and Nairn serves all of the Speys great names with perhaps Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Macallan being amongst the most celebrated and popular. Climbing Ben Nevis is free, as would be the silver sands beeches of Morar and Arisaig.
It would be remiss not to mention some potential stop-offs on the way to, and from the Highlands. The Queens View of Loch Tummel is a famous beauty spot and free. The gorge of Killiecrankie is another battlefield site and free as well. The retail outlet village of the House of Bruar is an ideal place to stock up, and if you haven’t exhausted castles and distilleries by now, Blair Athol actually has both