Private Golf Tours of Scotland

Scotland’s golfing history spans six centuries and has left us with over 550 golf courses and an array of prestigious golf tournaments, with six of them being British Open Championship venues. There isn’t a better place in the world to come for a luxury golf tour holiday than Scotland. Choosing where to play may be overwhelming and the temptation to tee-off at every possible course may be great but not practical when trying to make full use of your time here.

At Private Tours Scotland, we are here to create your Scottish golf trip, minimise your time on the road and wrap you in a golden luxury experience that will be just as sweet as your first birdie.

 

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    Luxury Golf Tours Of Scotland

    Our bespoke itineraries include Open Championship venues and hidden gems that will set you up on a journey across Scotland’s best known golfing destinations: St Andrews, the Scottish Highlands, North East Scotland, East Lothian and Ayrshire. We have a luxury chauffeured fleet to get you to your destination in style, to cater to your needs and to remove any of the stresses during your golf tour.

    Come walk in the footsteps of the world’s greatest golfers, discover Scotland’s most famous golf courses and make it a hole in one with Private Tours Scotland.

    What’s Included In Your Private Golf Tour Of Scotland?

    Private Driver

    Embark on your Scottish golf tour in the epitome of comfort with a private chauffeur and an executive vehicle at your disposal. Your personal driver will provide timely, efficient service and local insights, ensuring a seamless journey between Scotland’s premier golf courses and any other destinations on your itinerary.

    Golf Tee Times

    We secure your tee times at Scotland’s most prestigious golf courses. With these reservations, you’re guaranteed a spot on the green where legends have played. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself on a championship course or enjoy a leisurely round, we handle the details so you can focus on your game.

    Luxury Hotels & Restaurant Reservations

    Retreat to luxury accommodations after a day on the links. We book only the finest hotels, ensuring your stay in Scotland is marked by comfort and elegance. In addition, we secure reservations at top-tier restaurants, offering you a taste of Scotland’s finest culinary delights and ensuring every meal complements the day’s experiences.

    Caddie & Club Hire
    (if requested)

    Enhance your golfing experience with professional caddie services and top-of-the-line club hire, available upon request. A knowledgeable caddie can provide course wisdom and support, while premium club hire means you’ll be well-equipped to play at your best, regardless of whether you’ve traveled with your own set.

    Site Seeing & Other Excursions

    Beyond the fairways, explore Scotland’s rich landscape with curated sightseeing and excursions. From historic castle tours to whisky distillery visits, your golf tour is interspersed with cultural experiences that capture the spirit of Scotland, making for a well-rounded and unforgettable journey.

    Our Luxury Golf Tour Booking Process

    Initial Inquiry Response

    Upon your initial inquiry, a dedicated member of our travel planning team will connect with you to discuss essential details of your dream golf tour. We’ll inquire about your preferred tour dates, the tour’s duration, target golf courses, and any other specifics to ensure that your golfing aspirations are fully understood. This is why we are the number one country.

    Bespoke Itinerary Creation

    With the vital information in hand, our travel advisor will craft a bespoke golf itinerary tailored to your preferences. You’ll receive a draft complete with beautiful images, providing a vivid preview of your tour. This personalised itinerary will align with all your specified needs, setting the stage for an extraordinary golfing experience.

    Itinerary Refinement

    You will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with your travel planner to refine your itinerary. This interactive process ensures that every aspect of your golf tour is honed to perfection, reflecting your individual tastes and desires for the ultimate golfing adventure.

    Deposit and Travel Coordination

    After finalising your Scotland golf package, you’ll secure your tour with a deposit. Subsequently, a personal travel coordinator will be assigned to you. This coordinator will meticulously book all your tee times, hotel stays, excursions, and dining reservations, giving you the peace of mind that every detail is arranged for your arrival in Scotland.

    Arrival and Tour Commencement

    As you arrive in Scotland, one of our expert driver guides will greet you warmly. You will receive a stunning hard copy of your itinerary, and with that, your Scottish golf tour will commence. With every detail taken care of, you can look forward to immersing yourself in the golfing splendor that awaits.

    Scotland's Famous Golfing Regions

    St Andrews

    The crown jewel that sits on the regal throne of golf has to be St Andrews. Their world famous Old Course is steeped in the richest of history, dating as far back as the 15th century. It is believed that St Andrews is where golf originated, which has led to it being given the honourable title as “The Home of Golf.” For many golfers, playing in the Old Course is the ultimate bucket list experience on their golf tour, offering the opportunity to play where previous legends have won here.

    Ayrshire

    It is often argued that Ayrshire is the best place in the world for a golf  tour and it is not difficult to see why. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Ayrshire is densely populated with nearly 50 golf courses. Playing golf here gives you access to three of the world’s most treasured links courses that are also Open Championship courses – Old Prestwick, Royal Troon and Turnberry. Ayrshire has a mix of parkland, heathland and moorland courses that provide a variety of golfing treasures to be discovered.

    East Lothian

    Referred to as Scotland’s Golf Coast, East Lothian provides 21 golf courses set amidst its stunning coastline, golden beaches and rolling countryside. Having hosted the Open Championship sixteen times, Muirfield can be seen as the cream of the crop when it comes to prestige. Its relationship with the championship dates back to 1892 with the most recent being held in 2013. Muirfield’s prestige and rich history may make it the most famous in its region but there are other diamonds in the rough for you to discover.

    North East of Scotland

    Home to more than 50 clubs in a spectacular region with awe-inspiring scenery, the northeast is certainly a place that you have to visit on your golf tour. The most famous of these golf clubs is Royal Aberdeen – the sixth oldest in the world – where members can test their skills on the famous Balgownie golf course. If you are a fan of the links courses then you’re spoilt for choice, with the northeast providing some of the best golf courses in world golf such as Cruden Bay, Murcar and Fraserburgh.

    Scottish Highlands

    The Scottish Highlands offers a golf tour like no other, where you can sharpen your strokes on traditional links courses that nestle you in a realm of tranquillity, solitude and unmatched natural beauty. Here is where you will have access to some of the world’s most talked-about Scottish golf courses including Royal Dornoch Golf Club; the Nairn Golf Club: host to Walker and Curtis Cup competitions; and Castle Stuart Golf Links: three-time hosts to the Scottish Open.

    Our Favourite Championship Links Courses

    The Old Course at St Andrews

    The Old Course at St Andrews, a sacred site for golfers, is often referred to as the “Home of Golf”. It’s an emblematic course, replete with historic Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker, offering an incomparable round steeped in tradition and challenge.

    The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

    The Ailsa Course at Turnberry is a testament to golf’s enduring traditions, offering sweeping views of the Isle of Arran and the famous lighthouse. Its challenging holes have been the scene of many Open Championship dramas.

    Royal Troon Golf Course

    Royal Troon Golf Course, known for its testing links and the renowned ‘Postage Stamp’ hole, is a fixture in the Open Championship rotation. Its storied fairways deliver a true test of golf, against the backdrop of the Firth of Clyde.

    Carnoustie Golf Links

    Carnoustie Golf Links is famed for its difficulty, earning the nickname “Carnasty” among those who challenge its dunes and winds. It’s a course that demands strategic play and nerves of steel, with history etched into every green.

    Muirfield Golf Course

    Muirfield Golf Course, with a prestigious lineage and a layout promoting strategic thinking, is a favorite among golfing legends. It’s a course that combines history, tradition, and a touch of exclusivity, providing a round of golf that is both challenging and rewarding.

    Royal Dornoch Championship Links

    Royal Dornoch Championship Links is revered for its wild beauty and the test it poses. Known for its raised greens and gorse-lined fairways, it’s a course that encapsulates the very essence of Scottish links golf.

    Kingsbarns Golf Links

    Kingsbarns Golf Links a relatively new addition to Scotland’s ancient golfing landscape, immediately impresses with its stunning seaside views. Its design pays homage to time-honored Scottish links traditions, providing a memorable and scenic golfing experience.

    Cabot Highlands (Castle Stuart) Golf Links

    Castle Stuart Golf Links has quickly established itself as a modern classic of Scottish links golf. With panoramic views of the Moray Firth and a design that complements its natural landscape, it offers a playable yet strategic challenge for all golfers.

    Our Favourite Hidden Gem Courses

    Nairn Golf Links

    Nairn Golf Links offers a classic Scottish links experience with firm fairways, pot bunkers, and challenging gorse. The Moray Firth’s breezes add an extra layer of challenge to this beautiful, under-the-radar course.

    Brora Golf Club

    Brora Golf Club presents a traditional Highland links course with a wild, untouched appeal. Encounters with roaming sheep add charm to a round here, where the sea is your constant companion.

    Golspie Golf Club

    Golspie Golf Club , with its unique blend of links, heath, and parkland holes, provides an eclectic and enjoyable golfing experience. It’s a course that rewards the thoughtful golfer and offers views of the Dornoch Firth.

    Dunbar Golf Club

    Dunbar Golf Club is an East Lothian gem where the sea is in play on many holes. Its coastal winds and classic links layout make for a challenging round that remains largely undiscovered by the masses.

    Balcomie Links

    Balcomie Links, part of the Crail Golfing Society, is a historic course that combines natural beauty with golfing challenge. Nestled along the Fife coast, each hole offers a new vista and a fresh test.

    Dundonald Links

    Dundonald Links offers a modern links experience with a traditional feel. Designed by Kyle Phillips, this course brings a challenge to all levels of golfers, in a serene Ayrshire setting.

    Lundin Links

    Lundin Links, once part of the Open Qualifying rotation, is a course with true character. It blends links and parkland elements, featuring rolling fairways and deep bunkers, demanding skillful play.

    Elie Golf House Club

    Elie Golf House Club also known as Earlsferry Links, is an engaging course with a periscope on the 1st tee for spotting oncoming golfers. Its subtleties include hidden greens and a close relationship with the sea, offering a delightful round.

    Luxury Golf Tour FAQ's

    The best time to play golf in Scotland is from April to October, with the peak season being June through September. This period offers longer daylight hours and generally milder weather, ideal for enjoying Scotland’s world-class links.

    A Scottish golf tour typically starts from £5000 per person. This cost encompasses a premium experience including rounds at renowned courses, luxury accommodation, and additional services to enhance your golfing journey in the home of golf.

    Scotland, known as the birthplace of golf, is home to around 100 true links courses. These courses are cherished for their coastal settings and natural terrain, providing pure golf experiences in historic landscapes.

    Your arrival airport in Scotland should align with your golf itinerary. Glasgow or Edinburgh airports are convenient for southern courses, while Inverness airport is the best option for northern links, ensuring minimal travel time and more play.

    Scotland has hosted numerous major golf competitions, most notably The Open Championship. Other prestigious tournaments include the Scottish Open, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and the Walker Cup when held at Scottish venues.

    What’s Included in The Cost:

    • VAT & Taxes
    • Personalised Itinerary
    • Executive Vehicle & Professional Driver
    • Private Local Guides
    • Site Admissions
    • Hotel Breakfast
    • Golf Tee Times
    • Accommodation
    • Coordination and Support


    What’s Excluded from The Cost:

    • International Airfare
    • Travel Insurance
    • Gratuities
    • Meals
    • Beverages
    • Personal Items
    • Laundry