The 2015 British Open

ST ANDREWS PRACTICE ROUNDS & TURNBERRY

St Andrews Practice Rounds & Turnberry
The Hotel Du Vin , Open Championship & Turnberry
Monday, July 13th - Monday, July 20th, 2015
 
Introduction:
Our least expensive St Andrews package where you can watch 2 practice rounds and the first round of the Open on Thursday, then enjoy a luxurious weekend of golf at Turnberry. 
 
2015 Itinerary:
 
July 13:  Upon arrival in Edinburgh, Scotland you will be met by a Premier Golf Representative and either take your rental vehicle or a private transfer will take you to The Hotel Du Vin St Andrews.
July 14:  Attend the practice round of The Open Championship or optional golf / sightseeing and overnight Hotel Du Vin St Andrews.
July 15:  Attend the practice round of The Open Championship or optional golf / sightseeing and overnight Hotel Du Vin St Andrews.
July 16:  Attend 1st round of The Open Championship or optional golf at Royal Troon GC (add $200 per player in lieu of open golf) – transfer to Turnberry and check in.
July 17:  Golf at Western Gailes GC or Old Prestwick GC and overnight at Turnberry.
July 18:  Golf at Dundonald GC and overnight at Turnberry.
July 19:  Golf at Turnberry Ailsa GC and overnight at Turnberry.
July 20: Depart Glasgow
 
Package Inclusions: 
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at The Hotel Du Vin, St Andrews
  • 4 nights’ accommodations at The Turnberry Hotel
  • Full hotel breakfast daily during normal restaurant hours
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ticket to the Open Championship
  • 3 rounds of golf at Western Gailes or Old Prestwick, Dundonald and Turnberry Ailsa
  • Ground transportation in a van (shared by 4 persons)  
  • Airport meet and greet
  • Travel documents and bag tags
  • Welcome tour briefing and on call assistance by your Premier Golf Tour Manager
  • All taxes, VAT and hotel service charges
 
Package Prices:
  • $ 4,755 per golfer double occupancy
  • $4,065 per non-golfer double occupancy
  • Add $2,530 for single occupancy privilege

Prices are based on a minimum of 4 passengers sharing a van and current exchange rates which are subject to change until a deposit has been received. This package is based on availability for St Andrews hotel space – there is no discount for unused nights. Golf is available at Royal Troon on Thursday for a supplemental cost, and other courses can be arranged for supplemental cost too.
 
For more information and pricing please click on the link below or call Premier Golf at 866-260-4409

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel du Vin St Andrews Scotland

HOTEL DU VIN ST ANDREWS: This beautifully restored 4-star Victorian boutique hotel sits on the cliffs overlooking St. Andrews Bay and Links. The new food & wine motif is part of the chic Hotel du Vin chain of exquisite small properties of high standard and excellent reviews. The 36 bedrooms are clean, fresh and attractively furnished; and some overlook the coastline and toward the golf courses. Located just two hundred meters from the first tee of the Old Course, this hotel is the perfect spot to soak up the atmosphere in golf’s most iconic town. Guests will enjoy relaxing on a single malt whisky or choosing from the many wine by-the-glass and beer selections in the No. 40 cocktail bar. For elegant cuisine made with local ingredients, the Bistro is the perfect dining experience and one of the best in St Andrews.

Turnberry Resort, Scotland

TURNBERRY RESORT: (Soon to be rebranded “Trump Turnberry”) - Within 360 acres on Scotland's west coast of Ayrshire is the Luxury Collection Turnberry Resort, a world renowned resort encompassing two fine golf courses, which underwent 10 months of extensive renovations just in time for the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry. The hotel boasts some great rooms, and many overlook the golf courses and sea (premium price), and the excellent staff is always pleasant to assist. Everything in the hotel is done with class, including complimentary wireless throughout. There are a few nice sitting rooms and lounges, the Duel In The Sun Bar, Ailsa Bar and many places to relax. The world class Turnberry Spa features a pool, Jacuzzi, salon, squash, tennis courts, steam rooms, full treatment facilities, massage rooms and more. Warning: book your massages early because the staff gets booked up! If time permits, try fly fishing in the private pond (huge trout!), skeet shooting, archery, or maybe off road driving all through the Outdoor Activity Centre. The golf courses are down the hill in front of the hotel, and your clubs will be stored there, or near the hotel entrance in the “golf club drying room”. The driving range (normally off mats) is in the Links Golf Academy just to the north of the golf clubhouse. For fun, play the “wee course” in front of the hotel after dinner, or try a game of snooker! The golf clubhouse has an excellent full service locker room; pro shop and Tappie Toorie grill for lunch or casual dinner. Dinners can be taken in The 1906 Restaurant (grand room), The James Miller Room (formal fine dining) or the golf clubhouse. The concierges are among the best in the country and can arrange almost anything. Nearby the hotel is sightseeing at beautiful Culzean Castle (pronounced "CUL-ean") and Robert Burns Cottage.

GOLF COURSES

Turnberry Ailsa Course, Scotland

TURNBERRY AILSA COURSE: The sublime ocean setting of Pebble Beach and Cypress Point in California is without equal, but a balmy summer's evening (admittedly not the commonest occurrence) on the Ailsa course at Turnberry runs a close second for most people. Situated 17 miles south of Ayr, on the Firth of Clyde on Scotland's west coast, it is the most glamorous of British Open Championship venues, and its holes along the shore have earned it worldwide acclaim. This course is ranked #18 in The 2013 Golf Magazine World Top 100. The Ailsa has hosted only three British Opens, but the first, in 1977, is now widely acknowledged to be the most exciting of all time, when Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, the two greatest players of the day, indulged in a foot race that left the rest of the competitors so breathless, that third-placed Hubert Green later remarked: "Tom won the Open from Jack; I won the tournament the rest of us were playing in." Nine years later, when the British Open returned, the weather was completely different and while many competitors in the second round struggled to better 75, Norman shot a round of 63. Watson hailed it: "the finest round in any event in which I have been a competitor." Nick Price won the 1994 Open here, and the 2009 Open was a nearly-epic win by Tom Watson at 59 years old, but in a playoff was beaten handily by Stewart Cink. This is certainly a golf course that you will enjoy playing and remember for a long time! Warm up at the adjacent Turnberry Performance Academy. (6,848 yards - par 71) 

Western Gailes Course, Scotland

WESTERN GAILES GOLF CLUB: Always a great test, especially when the wind blows off the ocean (hence the name). Often used as a qualifying course for the British Open, and considered as one of the 3 best courses in Scotland to not host “The Open” (weekday lunch is included in your visitor green fee). Western Gailes GC is a fine links golf course measuring 6763 yards off the back tees. Like all Scottish links style courses, the weather plays an important part in a round of golf. When the wind blows from the southwest, the long stretch between the 6th and 13th holes is not only a trial of skill and strength but also somewhat of an endurance test. One of the clubs most famous members, Lord Brabazon, once said: "If you have the time, play just three golf courses - Western Gailes, Prestwick and Turnberry ". A well balanced par-71 course, it has two par-5's, both over 500 yards. Arrive early on weekday afternoons because a lunch is included in your green fee (weekdays only). (6,763 yards - par 71) 


DUNDONALD GC, IRVINE: Following its acquisition of Southern Gailes golf development in Ayrshire, Loch Lomond Golf Club renamed its new links course ‘Dundonald’. The new name was arrived at after extensive research into the history and geography of the area near Troon where the Club’s new Kyle Phillips-designed links course is located. Dundonald means ‘Fort Donald’ and there is a hill located near the course upon which fortifications have been located dating back to the period 500 through 200 B.C. A series of three castles succeeded the original structures and in the early 1900s, there was an old golf course named Dundonald on the site of the new course. It was converted to military use during World War II, at which time it was known as Dundonald Camp. The village of Dundonald is also located nearby. Commenting on Dundonald, Loch Lomond Chairman, Lyle Anderson, said: “Giving this majestic course a one-word name follows the tradition of famous Scottish links courses such as Troon, Prestwick, Carnoustie, Muirfield, Dornoch, and Turnberry. I am convinced that Dundonald will come to be recognised as among the very finest links courses in the world. The name, with origins in history and geography, should further enhance the reputation of the course.” Dundonald opened for play in 2004.

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