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Arrive Edinburgh Airport, met by our team who will be your private driver/guide for the trip onto stay 5 nights at Rusacks Hotel The Rusacks Hotel. A 4 star hotel overlooking the first tee and the eighteenth green of the Old Course, Rusacks Hotel conceals a wealth of creature comforts and delights. Throughout the hotel, furnishings and décor create a mood of relaxed elegance. Voted one of the top ten golfing hotels in the world, every room has been individually themed to enhance the town and the hotel’s unique history and tradition. 2 x Old Course 18th view rooms. Overnight at the hotel.
Carnoustie Golf Links G.C. Held the dramatic ’99 British Open, Walter Hagen described this course as the best course in Britain. Watch out for the Barry Burn, sand, rough and out of bounds. 18 holes, 6941 yards, par 72.
Perhaps visit The Famous Grouse Experience - The Experience Tour See first hand how we make our Glenturret single malt before learning how we marry our whiskies to make Scotland's favourite whisky- The Famous Grouse. Then take to the skies in our brand new interactive show and help The Famous Grouse play his iconic theme tune. Includes 2 tastes. Overnight at the hotel.
St Andrews Jubilee G.C. Opened in 1897, this course was named to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Victoria. It is the most seaward of the St Andrews Courses, a very popular course that offers a thorough examination of golfing ability and shot making over its recently upgraded links. It is enhanced by some marvelous panoramic scenery of the surrounding Eden Estuary, with a fantastic sunset view of the historic town from the 18th tee. 18 holes, 6805 yards, par 72 Perhaps visit St Andrews Town Tour - Blackfriars Chapel. The sight of a ruined 16th century building in the middle of St Andrews’ South Street is slightly surreal. It is the remains of Blackfriars Chapel, part of a monastery operated by Dominican friars. One of the first buildings to be ruined during the Scottish Reformation.
The Chapel of St Marys on the Rock
St Andrews Castle has been by turns a fortress, palace and prison. It is largely ruined, battered from 400 years of wars and sieges, but remains a fascinating visit on any trip to St Andrews. Children will love the visitor’s centre, with its beautifully illustrated history of those who lived – and died – in the castle. St Andrews Castle’s infamous “bottle dungeon” and the underground mine and countermine are well-preserved evidence of the castle’s medieval past, but they may not be suitable for the faint-hearted!
St Andrews Cathedral. The remains of St Andrews Cathedral are impressive enough, but they can only hint at the vast grandeur of what was once the largest cathedral in Scotland. A ticket to the cathedral’s museum offers the chance to view a collection of medieval sculptures from the site and also includes entry to St Rule’s Tower. A climb to the top of this prominent structure rewards visitors with magnificent vistas of St Andrews and the surrounding Fife countryside.
The University of Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. Overnight at the hotel.
St Andrews Old G.C. The most famous golf course in the world will undoubtedly be the highlight of your trip, with a unique tradition more than six centuries old. A caddy is recommended if this is your first game on the Old Course. 18 holes, 6566 yards, par 72.
Perhaps visit The British Golf Museum - The British Golf Museum traces the history of golf, in both Britain and abroad, from the middle ages to the present day. Fittingly set next to the R & A Club House, the museum looks at all aspects of the game, from the evolution of its laws and the earliest players right through to the players of today. Informative text panels combined with an unsurpassed collection of memorabilia tell the story of golf in a fascinating and stimulating way. Encounter many famous professionals and amateurs. Touch screens allow you to look deeper into the lives of Champions and the history of championships, as well as allowing you to test your knowledge of the game. New galleries exploring St Andrews' golfing heritage were added for the Open in 2000. These include new displays exhibiting the growth of the St Andrews' club makers. Their impact on the town and in the rise of golf's popularity is also explored. Other highlights include Dictionary Corner and the Edwardian Art Gallery.
Kingsbarns Golf Links G.C. Sir Michael Bonallack, Captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has quoted Kingsbarns might well be one of the last true links sites capable of development in Scotland. Mere words cannot convey just how extraordinary the place is. It must be seen to be believed, and once seen never forgotten. Overnight at the hotel.
On time transfer to airport for flight back home.