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This 8 day tour combines attendance at the Open with golf and sightseeing in the enchanting Scottish Highlands. Golfers play 2 outstanding Highlands links, Nairn and Royal Dornoch, non-golfers enjoy a full sightseeing program, plus a whisky distillery tour is included for all.
The 2016 British Open – Bobby Jones Tour
3 Time British Open Champion – 1926, 1927, 1930
Arrive Scotland July 11, 2016 / Depart July 18, 2016
Package Price (Land Only) based on double occupancy:
From $5,025 per Golfer / $4,680 per Non-Golfer
Monday, July 11, 2016
Arrive Edinburgh Airport
Morning courtesy transfer to the 4-star Clubhouse Nairn Hotel for a 4 night stay, located literally minutes from the Nairn Championship Course. The generous sized rooms sparkle like new pins and offer every creature comfort. All of this is topped off by a staff as warm, welcoming and friendly as any hotel in Scotland we know. You’ll be sure to go home with fond memories of your stay in the magnificent highlands.
Evening: Welcome to Scottish Highlands Dinner
Tuesday, July 12
Golfers: Play Nairn Championship – This links championship course with its gorse and whin-lined fairways provides a testing challenge for golfers of all abilities. Inaugurated in 1899 as a 9 hole course it was extended in 1924 to its current championship layout.
Non-Golfers: The culture of the Scottish people, particularly Highlanders, becomes easier to understand after this a tour of the enchanting Inverness area of the Scottish Highlands. Visiting the Culloden Battlefield, site of bloody last battle of Jacobite Rising. On now through Strathnairn to Cawdor Castle, one of the finest castles in the north. Return via the small town of Beauly, and parts of the Black Isle, stopping briefly at a spot known as the “Cloutie Well”, a place of Celtic pilgrimage where cloth or rags are left, usually tied to tree branches, as part of a healing ritual
Wednesday, July 13
Golfers and Non-Golfers: Take a cruise down Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle magnificently sited on a rocky promontory on the north shore of Loch Ness, the Castle is one of the largest in Scotland with a long and colourful history. For Loch Ness Monster enthusiasts Nessie has evidently been sighted from a place close to the Castle.
Thursday, July 14
Golfers: Play Royal Dornoch – One of the great natural links courses in the world. According to Herbert Warren Wind, “a thoroughly modern old links with that rare equipoise of charm and character that only great courses possess”. There is plenty of room off the tee but where to place your drive depends on the wind and the pin positions. If you think out your shot, you will be rewarded.
Non-Golfers: Visit Dunrobin Castle a glowing white stone Castle overlooking the sea and the home of the Earl of Sutherland, Dunrobin can truly be described as one of the Great Houses of Scotland.
Golfers and Non-Golfers: Tour of Glenmorangie Distillery – experience one of the best distillery tours in Scotland at this picturesque distillery and sample a dram of Glenmorangie Single Highland Malt Whisky
Friday, July 15
Morning: Sightseeing coach transfer to the charming Carrick Lodge Hotel, Ayr, for final 3 nights stay – Nestled in the heart of Ayrshire’s renowned Burns Country yet only minutes from Ayr’s bustling Town Centre and 20 minutes drive from Troon, the Carrick Lodge Hotel is a real gem, offering beautiful accommodation and sumptuous food.
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 to Southwest Scotland Dinner
Saturday, July 16
Transfer to Royal Troon Old Course, home of the 2016 British Open, to witness the third round of the Open Championship returning to Ayr after the close of play.
Sunday, July 17
Transfer to Royal Troon Old Course, for the exciting final round of the 2016 British Open
Return to the hotel 30 minutes following the awards ceremony
Monday, July 18
Depart Scotland, Glasgow Airport
From $5,025 per Golfer / $4,680 per Non-Golfer, double occupancy
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