I don’t know the difference between uglies and barkies but I know when you can make both you and your partner happy it’s a good day. So here’s a thought, plan a trip to Scotland for your golfer and you. While he/she plays golf you can take in the sights. You’ll still have plenty of time to explore together while they can scratch that one off their bucket list. Bring their best golf buddies and make it a party.
Some of the most iconic golf courses can be found in Scotland and Ireland. And some of these are stunners. Turnberry’s Ailsa Course is one of the most beautiful in Scotland, followed closely by Kingsbarns Golf Links running along the North Sea and Machrihanish Golf Club or “Mach Dunes” on the remote Mull of Kintyre offers some breathtaking panoramic views.
In Ireland, try Tralee with unforgettable scenes of the Atlantic Ocean, beaches and cliffs and I’m told one epic hole after another on the back nine. Photos don’t do justice to Old Head with cliffs and coastline everywhere you look.
It’s not just the world class golf or the setting either, because close to any of these is a castle, village, distillery, shop and restaurant that you’ve just got to see and shows off the charm of these beautiful destinations.
Prime time for golf in Scotland or Ireland is May through early October but it’s played year round. July and August are the busiest times and tee times should be booked well in advance. Making right about now the perfect time to book your holiday.
And right now we have access to four spots at the Old Course at St. Andrews for select dates in May so first come first serve. Tee times must be booked with accommodations and we can add car rental and air from any city. But don’t wait, golfers plan these trips to their golf Mecca well in advance and tee times at the most popular courses fill up. I have a group of 8 golfers right now just waiting for the rates and availability for 2018 to open up (in September).
A trip like this won't diminish their love of golf but it will go a long way in their appreciation of you.
Golf in Scotland and Ireland