“I love the way the game of golf is lived and played in Scotland. I always have.”
PROJECTED DAILY ITINERARY & FEATURES
May 22 – 26, 2023
4 Nights of 4-Star Accommodation
5 Rounds of Bucket List Golf
1 Cocktail Reception & Celebration Dinner
1 Muirfield Lunch (Jacket & Tie Required)
Full Breakfast Daily
All Ground Transportation
- Arrival Day: Edinburgh Airport
- Golf at Bruntsfield Links
- A Day in Edinburgh for Non Golfers
- Check In: Marine North Berwick Hotel
- Welcome to Scotland Cocktail Reception
- Group 1: The Muirfield Experience
- Morning four-ball
- Lunch in the Members Lounge
- Afternoon alternate shot play
- Group 2: Golf at North Berwick with an optional second round at The Glen Golf Club
- Golf at Gullane Golf Club
- 40 Players Morning Round on Gullane 1
- 20 Players Morning Round on Gullane 2
- Option for 20 Players to Play Gullane 1 in Afternoon
- A pint in The Old Clubhouse
- The Creek Centenary Celebration Dinner at The Marine North Berwick
- Group 1: Golf at North Berwick with an optional second round at The Glen Golf Club
- Group 2: The Muirfield Golf Experience
- Morning four-ball
- Lunch in the Members Lounge
- Afternoon alternate shot play
- Departure Day, Safe Travels!
Important Experience Information
What airports should I plan to fly in and out of?
You’ll want to schedule your flight to arrive in and out of Edinburgh (EDI)
The included airport transfers for this Experience will be from the Edinburgh Airport to The Marine North Berwick Hotel, May 22nd, 2022 and from the same hotel to Edinburgh Airport on May 26th, 2022.
Please contact the GG Concierge Team if we can be of assistance with arranging alternative airport transportation or assist with booking flights.
What will the weather be like during our stay?
A day in Scotland in May typically sees the temperature rising yet will still feel mild. The average high temperature being around 55 Fahrenheit, although in recent years it has also been known to reach as high as 68 Fahrenheit.
What currencies are used in Scotland?
The currency utilized in Scotland is the British Pound. The Pound is currently trading at 1.40 USD to 1.00 GBP.
Will I be able to get cash and use credit cards while in Scotland?
You will find that most major credit cards and debit cards are nearly universally accepted in Scotland. The same is true of Travelers checks, which should be in Pounds to avoid extra exchange rate charges. ATMs are ubiquitous throughout Scotland so you will have easy access to cash. It should be noted that American Express is not as widely accepted in Europe as Visa and MasterCard.
How much cash should I bring?
We recommend bringing minimal US dollars, i.e. $75-100, with you and then accessing the local ATMs upon arriving in Scotland. The ATM will dispense the local currency and your bank will automatically calculate the exchange rate. Your own bank will typically provide the most favorable exchange rate available to you.
How many meals are included?
A full Scottish breakfast will be served every morning. There will also be a group centenary dinner served at the Marine Hotel on Wednesday 24th May. The GG Concierge Team can assist with making any reservations and recommendations for the group for additional meals not included in the Experience.
What is the cancellation policy for this Experience?
All deposits and final payments are non refundable. However, we highly recommend purchasing a travel insurance program through Travel Guard and we will be happy to provide a quote for The Deluxe Travel Policy
This policy will allow you to cancel for a variety of reasons and receive a 50% refund of all fees paid, including airfare. Please contact a GG Concierge if you would like a quote for travel insurance.
What if I want to play additional and optional golf?
Optional golf can be arranged well in advance of your departure. There’s an option on your itinerary to play Bruntsfield Links on arrival day. We will also be offering three and four night options to play golf in other regions of Scotland pre or post this core Experience. Please consult the GG Concierge Team for golf options.
Can I play 36 holes a day if I want to?
Absolutely! Each day of the itinerary there will be an option to play 36 holes. The Muirfield Experience does include a four-ball in the morning and a foursome in the afternoon. Please let a member of our Concierge Team know and we will be happy to set up additional tee times for you.
How do I arrange for a caddie and how much do they cost?
The experience that comes from walking the course with a caddie cannot be overstated. The local caddies will not only be more adept at keeping you out of more trouble than a seeing eye dog, they will also regale you with great stories about the history of the areas and the courses. They are without a doubt, some of the best entertainment value you can experience in Scotland
All caddie fees are due at the course on the day of play and each Guest will be responsible for caddie fees and gratuities. Caddie gratuities are payable in cash, in the local currency.
We highly recommend arranging caddies with our Concierge Team prior to your departure to ensure the maximum availability.
Caddies fees range from £40-60 for the base fee plus gratuity. A typical gratuity for good service might be £15-20.
Are golf carts available?
The golf courses in Scotland, for the most part, tend to be shorter and flatter than the courses you’re likely used to playing. In other words, they were built for walking.
Some courses have carts, or buggies as they’re known in Scotland, but they have a limited number of them and they can be a bit more expensive than what we’re used to in America, running £30 or more.
Buggies are not guaranteed to be available due to the limited supply and strict requirements to reserve one; all requests should be made well in advance in order to be able to reserve one.
If you wish to request a cart, please know that a medical certificate may be required. Some courses tend to have a limited number of carts so in order to give you the best chance to reserve one, please provide GG with your cart request at the earliest possible time.
Can I ship my golf clubs?
Yes! We partner with Ship Sticks, the leading club shipping provider for the PGA TOUR, and can easily arrange to have your clubs shipped directly to Scotland prior to your arrival and back home so you can travel with ease and without hassle or worry of your clubs being lost or delayed due to the airlines.
I’m a non-golfer, what will there be for me to do?
We have a list of suggested non-golfing activities that can be undertaken from visiting local castles to spending the day in Edinburgh, touring the local towns and villages or visiting local distilleries and museums.
- This Experience is priced in U.S. Dollars.
- This Experience is priced at the exchange rates of 1.23USD/1.0GBP.
- Due to the volatile nature of the exchange rate, any increase exceeding 1% of this rate on the date of payments using the rates shown on www.oanda.com will result in a corresponding adjustment in price, which will be applied to all payments.
- All Ground Transportation with respect to airport arrivals and departures included are based on the fact that all Guests will arrive into, and depart from the same airport, Edinburgh Airport (EDI) on the 22nd of May and 26th of May 2023 respectively. Additional charges may be incurred for airport transfers that occur from any other airport
Caddies and/or carts may be arranged at the request of the Guest, provided such services are available.
All caddie fees and gratuities and cart fees are the responsibility of the Guest.
A current handicap certificate from a bona-fide golf club may be required for all Guests who are playing golf during the Experience. Play could be denied if a valid handicap is not presented.
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