TRAVEL TIPS–Booking Scotland & Ireland 2020 Packages

May 31, 2018
Ireland

It’s August 2019 and the time to act is now if you want to play golf in Scotland and Ireland next year. You’ll save yourself lots of hassles and disappointments if you plan and book your trip in the next few months, say the international golf travel experts at Premier Golf.

Things You Should Know

– It’s important to book early to avoid missing out on tee times at high-profile courses. Most of the top courses in the British Isles are technically private clubs, yet unlike their U.S.A. counterparts they welcome outside play. They often have complicated rules, however, regarding certain days of the week and times of day when they don’t welcome guests.

– June 1 to September 1, 2019 is the best time to book for 2020.

– Tee times open up in June for high-demand courses like Old Course at St Andrews, Muirfield, Royal County Down and others.

– If you want to play any of the high-demand courses, the sooner you tell us the better.

– August is one of the busiest times of the year for visitors to Scotland and Ireland, which makes it more difficult to arrange tee times and lodging for that month.

– If you’re on a self-drive tour, research the amount of driving required to play all of the courses on your wish list. Alter your list to specific region to cut back on driving. Be aware, too, that driving time distances between what appear to be straight routes on a map are sometimes dramatic and time consuming, especially in Ireland.

– Don’t forget to bring your valid USGA Handicap Index card as most of the top courses require it. In most cases the handicap limit is 18-24 for men and 30-36 for women.