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Golfers play Turnberry Ailsa, Royal Troon, Carnoustie, and Gleneagles PGA Centenary, 4 of Scotland’s top championship courses while non-golfers enjoy a full sightseeing program on this 8 day tour to the 2015 Open.
The 2015 British Open Bobby Locke Tour
4 Time British Open Champion – 1949, 1950, 1952, 1957
Arrive Scotland July 13, 2015 / Depart July 20, 2015
Package Price (Land Only) based on double occupancy:
Standard Roomsat Malmaison Dundee: From $8,210 per Golfer / $7,040 per Non-Golfer
Junior Suite at Malmaison Dundee: From $9,090 per Golfer / $7,920 per Non-Golfer
Monday, July 13, 2015
Arrive Glasgow Airport
Morning courtesy transfer to Turnberry Hotel for a 2-night stay – Set in 360 acres overlooking the islands of Arran and Ailsa Craig, Turnberry Hotel was built at the turn of the century and has retained its elegance and comfort. Gastronomic delights can be savored at The Turnberry Restaurant where an alliance of traditional Scottish and French cooking can be found. The Turnberry Spa – unrivaled in Britain – has been described as being “a decade ahead of its time” and is an additional amenity for the golfer and non-golfer alike. The atmosphere here is very much that of a grand country house.
Golfers and Non-Golfers: Visit architecturally acclaimed Culzean Castle & Eisenhower Museum – Culzean Castle, an 18th century architectural marvel, is located on an impressive cliff-top setting, backed by a country park and spacious grounds. Contained inside the castle is an apartment, which was donated by the Scottish people to General Dwight Eisenhower and now a museum commemorating him.
Evening: Welcome Dinner
Tuesday, July 14
Golfers: Play Royal Troon Old Course – Host of the 133rd Open in 2004 and upcoming host to the 2016 British Open, the 9th time it has been so honored. There are some that say this is the most testing of all Open venues, but you be the judge. A complimentary round on Royal Troon Portland Course is included.
Non-Golfers: Visit Glasgow, a punchy, vibrant 20th-century city humming with enterprise and vitality. Charles Dickens said of his visit in 1847, “I have never been more heartily received anywhere, or enjoyed myself more completely”. Attractions include the Burrell Collection and Pollack Park, a modern gallery built to house the eclectic acquisitions of Sir William Burrell. Predominantly medieval works on show, amongst the 8,500 items to be seen are artifacts from the Roman Empire to Rodin. The building itself integrates old doorways and whole rooms reconstructed from Hutton Castle. Pollok House & Gardens are located further into the park and are well worth a detour. The Macintoch Trail comprises of works by the great Scottish architect and designer at Glasgow School of Art and Macintoch House.
Wednesday, July 15
Golfers: Play Turnberry Ailsa – Ranked as the best in all of Britain and Ireland and among the world’s top dozen courses, Ailsa made it’s reputation at the 1977 British Open when it was the scene of the famous “Duel in the Sun” between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus and again in 2009 between Tom Watson and Stewart Cink, on the fourth occasion this remarkable layout has hosted The Open. Sophisticated, handsome and presenting a challenge of the first order, this stunning combination of nature and golf is one of a kind, providing a round of golf that will live in every player’s memory for years to come. Links golf simply gets no better.
Non-Golfers: Visit Burns National Heritage Park, birthplace of Scotland’s National poet, Robert Burns. The traditional seaside resort of Ayr is famous for its associations with Robert Burns. His birthplace, now Burns Cottage and Museum, is nearby at Alloway, as is the Land o’ Burns Center and, close by, the picturesque old Brig o’ Doon, made famous in Burns’ poem ‘Tam o’ Shanter’ – recited by Scots the world over. Ayr is the starting point of the Burns Heritage Trail, which traces the life of the poet from his birthplace south to Dumfries.
Afternoon: Transfer to Malmaison Dundee for a 5-night stay – The Malmaison Dundee is a new boutique hotel located in central Dundee near the waterfront. Set in a historic building constructed in 1889 the hotel has been completely refurbished and reopened in February 2014. Each stylishly furnished bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with power shower, mood lighting, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Rooms come complete with exclusive toiletries, hairdryer, ironing board and iron, and complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities. Malmaison Dundee’s cozy Brasserie is considered one of the best restaurants in town; and the hotel’s MALBAR offers a comprehensive list of classic and quirky cocktails, wines, ice cold beers and whiskys.
Thursday, July 16
Golfers: Play Carnoustie Championship Course – 2007 British Open Venue, this is the toughest of all Open courses, and now it’s your chance to experience the same Carnoustie course that teased, taunted and tantalized the world’s top ranked professionals. How well will you do?
Non-Golfers: Visit Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the legendary setting of Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” and Arbroath Abbey, founded by William the Lion in 1178 and dedicated to Thomas Becket. The Scottish Declaration of Independence from England was signed here in 1320.
Friday, July 17
Golfers: Play Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course – 2014 Ryder Cup Venue. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the course is the longest inland course in Scotland. However the tees are graded at each hole in five stages, including a monstrous 7,081 yards from the back tees to the challenging 6,551 yards from the white markers all the way down to 5,065 from the red. Nicklaus has done an excellent job of mixing the modern with the traditional to create a new Scottish classic.
Non-Golfers: Visit Stirling Castle, considered Scotland’s grandest and one of its most important. The outstanding Renaissance architecture, the finest in Scotland, is highlighted in the Grand Hall and Chapel Royal. Mary Queen of Scots was crowned here and narrowly escaped death by fire in 1561. Also well worth visiting is The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, and the Old Town Jail.
Golfers & Non-Golfers: Whisky Distillery Tour (Famous Grouse Experience) at Glenturret Distillery, the oldest whisky distillery in Scotland
Saturday, July 18
Transfer to St. Andrews Old Course, home of the 2015 British Open to witness the third round of The Open Championship.
Return to the hotel after the close of play.
Evening: Farewell Dinner
Sunday, July 19
Transfer to St. Andrews Old Course for the exciting final round play.
Return to the hotel 30 minutes after the awards ceremony.
Monday, July 20
Morning Courtesy coach transfer to Edinburgh Airport
Depart Edinburgh Airport, Scotland
From $8,210 per Golfer / $7,040 per Non-Golfer, double occupancy
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