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Whisky and Golf

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Whisky and Golf

12 Days

Two icons of Scotland – golf and whisky – are impeccably combined in this incredible journey.

Beginning amidst the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands, the journey will take you to some of his famed courses and to iconic distilleries, as well as incorporating specially arranged private experiences such as a luxurious sight-seeing cruise on Loch Ness and a masterclass which will see create your own blend of whisky at a luxurious hotel in the heart of Perthshire.

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HOLIDAY ITINERARY



Day One: Arrive Inverness

Day Two: Morning at leisure. Afternoon Golf at Nairn

Day Three: Golf at Brora Golf Club and Loch Ness

Day Four & Five: Whisky Tasting at Speyside

Day Six: Highlands and Whisky Tasting at Glenturret

Day Seven: Golf at Gleneagles

Day Eight: Golf at Carnoustie

Day Nine: Golf at St Andrews

Day Ten: Edinburgh and East Lothian

Day Eleven: Golf at Royal Musselburgh followed by a Private Tour of the ‘Edinburgh Malt’

Day Twelve: Homeward Bound from Edinburgh

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HIGHLIGHTS

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Day One: Arrive in Inverness

On arrival at Inverness Airport, you will be met and welcomed by your local chauffeur-guide who will provide a safe and comfortable transfer to your first accommodation. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Day Two: The 1st Tee

Spend the morning at leisure. Perhaps take a stroll through Inverness. This afternoon the golfing experience commences with a round of golf at Nairn, one of the finest traditional links courses in Scotland.

Day Three: The 2nd Tee & Loch Ness

Begin the day with a round at Brora Golf Club.  Afterwards sit back and relax as you explore Loch Ness, Scotland’s most famous stretch of water, in true style. Step aboard a luxury motor cruiser which, with a capacity for just ten guests, would be reserved exclusively for your use.

Delicious platters of Scottish delicacies are served as you sit back and admire the spectacular scenery, including the brooding ruins of Urquhart Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. Once one of Scotland’s mightiest strongholds, the castle boasts a history as fascinating as it is bloody.

Day Four & Five: Sampling Speyside

Whisky has been lovingly crafted in Scotland for centuries. As a result it is a paradise for connoisseurs of the country’s national drink.

Head to Speyside Cooperage, where you will enjoy a private tour led by an experienced former Cooper. The experience will give you the opportunity to get behind the scenes and see Coopers and their apprentices make and repair casks against the clock. The visit concludes with a dram of 10 year old single malt whisky, produced in the Cooperage itself.

Despite similarities in style, each distillery has its own heritage, quirks, and secrets. From a distillery which produces the biggest-selling single malt in the United States to a distillery founded by two former illegal distillers in 1840, and the only distillery started by a woman, there is a wealth of history, and whisky, to be discovered in Speyside.

Day Six: The Journey South

Travel south, watching the stunning Highland scenery change as you pass. Nestled at the foothills of the Highlands is Scotland’s oldest working distillery, which dates back to 1775.  Enjoy a private guided tour of the distillery. As you depart, a personalised single cask edition will be presented as a keepsake. Selected by the Distillery Master Whisky Maker, these exceptional casks are rare; the bottles are only available via the Distillery.

Day Seven: The 3rd & 4th Tees

You will spend the next two days at Gleneagles. In 2017, the property was voted “Best Golf Resort in the World” for an unprecedented sixth successive year. With three championship golf courses and Scotland’s PGA National Golf Academy, golf is at the very heart of the resort’s ethos.

Play both The King’s and The Queen’s Courses Handicap not required. At the end of the day, retreat to The Blue Bar. Complete with leather sofas, sumptuous throws, and a large circular fire pit, it is the ideal al-fresco venue to indulge in some whisky and a Cuban cigar.

Here, discover the art, skill, and magic of whisky blending, and have a go at creating your own blend with a private masterclass. During the experience learn how to identify and savour different flavours.

Using a selection of carefully chosen single malts, and a variety of foodstuffs to help you identify the characteristics that complement each other, blend your very own whisky to take home.

Day Eight: The 5th Tee

Travel to the east coast to play your next round, this time at the Championship Course at Carnoustie Golf Links. Golf has been played here for more than 450 years.

In 2018, it will once again play host to this prestigious tournament. Carnoustie has a fearsome reputation amongst amateurs and professionals alike; as Sir Michael Bonallack put it, “When the wind is blowing, it is the toughest golf course in Britain. And when it’s not blowing, it’s probably still the toughest.” Handicap required: 28(M) & 36(F). 

Travel a little further south to the ancient coastal town of St. Andrews, widely regarded as the spiritual home of golf.

Day Nine: The 6th Tee

St Andrews is a paradise for golfers, home to eight magnificent courses each with its own character and merits. Today, play one of the most highly regarded courses. The New Course or The Jubilee Course.

The nearby famous Jigger Inn makes a great spot for either refreshments or a meal following your game. Dating back to the 1850s this is a charming and traditional building – full of golfing memorabilia, it has a great atmosphere and is popular with tourists and locals alike.

Day Ten: Edinburgh & East Lothian

Depart St. Andrews and travel south, passing through Edinburgh. Sometimes referred to as the “Athens of the North”, Scotland’s capital city is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and a panoramic tour with your chauffeur-guide will give a great overview. Continue to your final accommodation which is uniquely situated with stunning views over East Lothian and the Firth of Forth. With ten golf courses situated within five miles of the property, this proves to be the perfect venue for anyone wishing to sample Scottish golf.

Day Eleven: The Finale

Travel to Royal Musselburgh Golf Club which is 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. Afterwards enjoy a private “Expressions” tour, affectionately known as the “Edinburgh Malt”. Your private tour includes behind-the-scene access to the Bonded Warehouse with a tutored tasting of the 12YRO – described as being bright gold in colour and having a hint of floral notes – the Distillers Edition and 20YRO. Two more tastings, which are drawn on the day, are included.

Day Twelve: Homeward Bound

Your chauffeur-guide will provide a safe and comfortable transfer to Edinburgh Airport where you will board your flight for onward travel.

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HIGHLIGHTS

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

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THINGS TO DO

NAIRN GOLF CLUB

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).

BRORA GOLF CLUB

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

SPEYSIDE COOPERAGE

Home of the ancient art of coopering since 1947.

GLENEAGLES

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

CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS

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

ST ANDREWS

TheNew Course is often regarded as the oldest “new” course in the world.  It was built in 1895 by the legendary Old Tom Morris.  It is said to be St Andrew’s best kept secret, the course is a classic links with undulating fairways and delightfully challenging greens. No Handicap required.

ROYAL MUSSELBURGH GOLF CLUB

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.

“EXPRESSIONS” EXPERIENCE

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.

GLENTURRET DISTILLERY

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

PLACES VISITED

INVERNESS

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.

LOCH NESS

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.

SPEYSIDE

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.

GLENEAGLES

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.

ST ANDREWS

Ancient coastal town widely regarded as the spiritual home of golf boasting 8 magnificent courses and also where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first met, whilst studying at the world-renowned university. The town is also home to several iconic historical sights.

EDINBURGH

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.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

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