“Turnberry is as close to Heaven on Earth as we golfers get.”
8 Nights, 6 Rounds of Bucket List Golf, Unlimited Lifetime Memories!
Majestic landscapes, witnessed from the ground and the air. Stunning golf courses that transcend your imagination. The incomparable hospitality of the Scottish people. Some of the most emerging culinary scenes on the globe. A captivating and romantic history. There are great days and then there are lifetime memories. YOUR Scotland Bucket List Experience awaits your arrival!
PROJECTED DAILY ITINERARY & FEATURES
8 Nights of 4 & 5-Star Accommodations
6 Rounds of Bucket List Golf
Full Breakfast Daily
Garmany Golf Concierge Service
- Arrival Edinburgh Airport or Glasgow Airport
- Check In: The Marine Troon Hotel
- Golf Round #1: Dundonald Links
- Golf Round #2: Western Gailes
- Golf Round #3: Turnberry Ailsa
- Day at Leisure
- Golf Round #4: Prestwick Golf Club
- Travel to Cambeltown
- Check in: Ugadale Hotel
- Golf Round #5: Machrihanish Dunes
- Golf Round #6: Machrihanish
- Departure Day
- Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport
- 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 to and depart from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) or Glasgow Airport (GLA).
Please contact the GG Concierge Team if we can be of assistance with arranging alternative airport transportation or assist with flight routing.
What will the weather be like during our stay?
September is normally starting to cool off a bit, with temperatures ranging from mid 50’s to mid 60’s.
What currencies are used in Scotland and Ireland?
The currency utilized in Scotland is the British Pound. The Pound is currently trading at USD 1.28 to 1.00GBP.
Will I be able to get cash and use credit cards while in Scotland & Ireland?
You will find that most major credit cards and debit cards are nearly universally accepted in both countries. The same is true of Travelers checks, which should be in British Pounds to avoid extra exchange rate charges. ATMs are ubiquitous throughout, 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 GBP, i.e. £100-200, with you and then accessing the local ATMs upon arrival 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 breakfast will be served every morning of your Experience. The Garmany Golf 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 payments are non refundable. However, we highly recommend purchasing a travel insurance program through Travel Guard, our preferred partner.
Please contact a member of our Concierge Team if you would like a quote for travel insurance.
What if I want to play additional and optional golf?
There are plenty of championship links courses in and around Edinburgh and throughout your travels. If any Guest wants to play additional golf, even at the spur of the moment, a Garmany Golf Concierge can arrange optional golf for you. Optional golf can be arranged well in advance of your departure as well. Please consult the Garmany Golf Concierge Team for golf options.
Can I play 36 holes a day if I want to?
Absolutely! And if you would like to play more, 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 Ireland.
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, preferably 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 55-70 Pounds for the base fee plus gratuity. A typical gratuity for good service might be 30 Pounds and we typically say £90-100 total is generous to those ladies and gents.
Are golf carts available?
The links 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 Pounds/Euros 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 Ireland 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.
- This Experience is priced in U.S. Dollars.
- This Experience is priced at the exchange rates of 1.28 USD/1.00GBP.
- 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.
- 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.
Garmany Golf strongly recommends for your protection that you take out insurance to cover you in case of forced cancellation, loss or damage of luggage, personal injury, accident, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances, none of which Garmany Golf can be liable for.
Garmany Golf is a licensed representative of Travel Guard, the recognized leader of travel insurance options. A Garmany Golf Concierge will be happy to provide a quotation or you are welcome to explore a quote below.
CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES
Once tee times and accommodations have been booked and confirmed, and the requisite deposits have been placed, there are no refunds of any deposits or final payments made by Guests or the representative club.
Garmany Golf strongly recommends travel insurance to protect any Guest against any unforeseen circumstances that may cause a Guest or club to cancel participation in any Experience.
The Garmany Difference
Can passion be a differentiator? You bet it can! Especially when that passion, to do it better, to go beyond, to exceed expectations, is exercised in the interest of making sure our Guests have the Experience of a lifetime.
We work incredibly hard at building great relationships with every Partner who will play a role in your Experience, whether it be a golf course, a hotel, a ground transportation provider or ANY OTHER critical component in your journey. Those trusted relationships will be a difference maker when you become a Garmany Guest!
Everyone knows that travel and big events are ripe with opportunities for frustrations, of all types and varieties. NO BRAINER. SEAMLESS. EASY. When a Garmany Golf Guest describes the process of creating their Experience, arriving, departing, being at a foreign place and all of the logistics involved, with those words? Well, that’s us doing what we do.