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Whisky and Golf

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Whisky and Golf

12 Days

Golf and whisky are two icons that represent quintessential Scotland. Embark on an incredible journey through this ancient country, discovering both along the way.

Begin in the spectacular scenery of the Highlands, and travel to some of Scotland’s most famous golf courses and most iconic distilleries. Dream Escape will incorporate private experiences with five-star accommodation and chauffeur-driven transportation to create a memorable trip.



Dream Escape’s tailormade programme could include any of the following experiences:

  • Explore the region of Speyside; a paradise for connoisseurs of single malt whisky as here you can find over half of the country’s distilleries.


  • Spend two days playing and relaxing at the ‘best golf resort in the world’ where golf is at the very heart of their ethos. Enjoy three championship courses and Scotland’s PGA National Golf Academy.


  • Travel to the undisputed spiritual home of golf, where you can play your choice of eight world-renowned courses and dine in a 19th century inn full of golfing memorabilia.


  • Enjoy a privately led tour to discover the ancient art of coopering. Your tour will be followed by a dram of ten-year-old single malt produced in the Cooperage.


  • Tee off at a golf club steeped in history – it is the sixth oldest in the world!


  • Discover the art, skill and magic of whisky blending and have a go at creating your own blend with a private masterclass.


  • Taste some of the rarest casks of whisky at Scotland’s oldest working distillery on a privately guided tour of their facilities.
  • Cruise across Scotland’s most famous stretch of water in style as you board a luxury motor cruiser and are served platters of sumptuous Scottish delicacies.


  • Play one of the oldest and most challenging links courses in Scotland; where golf has been played for over 450 years.


  • Take a morning to stroll around the largest city in the Scottish Highlands. With a warm, welcoming atmosphere, stroll along the banks of the River Ness and gaze up at the red sandstone castle keeping watch over the city.


  • Check in to a venue perfect for golf lovers where ten courses can be found within five miles of the property.


  • Take home a personalised single cask edition malt whisky as the perfect memento of your time in Scotland.


Dream Escape has handpicked accommodation that is perfect in terms of location and quality. First stay in an idyllic 19th century house that was recently restored and opened to much acclaim, thereafter, travel on to the ‘Riviera of the Highlands’, a resort simply unmatched in hospitality and luxury.

End your journey in a stunning hotel with scenic views across East Lothian and the Firth of Forth.

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A visual glimpse of the key things to do and places that will be visited on this exciting itinerary




A visual glimpse of the key things to do and places that will be visited on this exciting itinerary




A traditional links course, nestling on the shores of the Moray Firth and created from a Highland wilderness of gorse and heather. Handicap required: 28(M) & 36 (F).


Originally established in 1891, the course was redesigned by Braid in 1923.


Home of the ancient art of coopering since 1947.


A winning blend of natural beauty and golfing adventure. Handicap not required on the King’s and Queen’s Courses.


Golf has been played here for more than 450 years. Handicap required: 28(M) & 36 (F).

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Located at the start of the famous stretch of golf courses on the East Lothian coast. As the sixth oldest in the world, the club is steeped in history.


Affectionately known as the “Edinburgh Malt”. This private tour includes behind-the-scene access to the Bonded Warehouse with a tutored tasting of the 12YRO.


Nestled at the foothills of the Highlands, Glenturret is Scotland’s oldest working distillery.



Despite being the largest city in the north, Inverness is more like a town in the atmosphere. The red sandstone exterior of Inverness castle, perched above the city centre, keeps a watchful eye over the region.


Extending 23 miles, Loch Ness provides spectacular views regardless of the time of year.The loch’s cold, deep waters are said to be home to the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie. It is said that the first sighting of the monster was in the 6th century by St. Columba, and sporadic sightings have been reported ever since.


Playing host to over half of the distilleries in Scotland, there can be no better place to explore than Speyside. Whiskies from this region are typically the sweetest of all Scotch Whisky Malts and many of the most popular single malts are produced here.


Described as “a Riviera of the Highlands” when it first opened its doors in 1924. Today, its reputation for luxury is undiminished and offers sumptuous accommodation, impeccable service, Michelin-starred dining, and Championship parkland courses. Handicap not required on the King’s and Queen’s Courses.

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Scotland’s historic capital city. Edinburgh, sometimes referred to as the “Athens of the North”, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neo- classical New Town, dating from the 18th The harmonious connection of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character and saw it awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1995.

The Royal Mile, which lies at the heart of the Old Town is arguably one of the most famous streets in the world. Today, it is peppered with stores selling cashmere goods and hand crafted silver jewellery. However, in centuries gone by it was a different story: delving into the Old Town is like leafing through the pages of a dusty historical novel, as each era unfolds with its own legends and characters.

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