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British Open Returns to Carnoustie in 2018

The Open returns to Carnoustie, home of Hogan’s Alley and Johnny Miller’s bunker, the third week of July 2018 and promises to attract record crowds.  One of our favorite courses in Scotland, the unusual layout, long par 3’s, and trouble off the tee make for an exciting venue.  Of course, we will have some great golf packages for those wishing to attend and extend with additional days for playing some of the other great Scottish courses.  Call us at 800-338-6259 and we will build you a custom package.

Royal Portrush to be Open site in 2019

Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland will be the site of the Open in 2019, the first time since 1951, offering a great adventure and an opportunity to play other Northern Ireland courses such as Royal County Down, Castlerock and Ballycastle, with convenient ferry service over to the west coast of Scotland for golf at Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick.  Look for golf packages to this area or call us and we’ll build you one.

Add Dundonald Links to your choices for Western Scotland

You might want to add a relatively new course, Dundonald Links, to your program for the West coast of Scotland.  The course got a lot of attention in 2017 with the Scottish Open and Ladies Scottish Open events.  Just down the road from Royal Troon, it was known as Fort Donald with fortifications going back between 500 and 200 B.C. Originally built in the early 1900’s as a golf course, it was converted for military use during WWII and then back to a golf course in the early 2000’s.  A beautiful site.

Scotland’s Favorite Golf Holes

A recent VisitScotland poll came up with the following “Best ofs”.

  • Best Hole – Tom Morris, 18th at the Old Course, St Andrews
  • Best Opening Hole – The Battery, 1st at Machrihanish Golf Club
  • Best Closing Hole – Tom Morris, 18th at the Old Course, St Andrews
  • Best Par 3 – The Postage Stamp, 8th at Royal Troon
  • Best Par 4 – Road, 17th at the Old Course, St Andrews
  • Best Par 5 – Orrdeal, 12th at Kingsbarns Golf Club
  • Best View – 9th at Championship Course, Cruden Bay Golf Club

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