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Scotland 2020

Join Us in Scotland in 2020 for the Golf Experience of a Lifetime!

St Andrews Golf Course - Mel Sole Golf School

Play Some of the World’s Most Famous Golf Courses during our Scotland Golf Trip:

    • For our 2020 Scotland golf trip accommodations at the Piersland HouseHotel, the Fairmont St. Andrews, The Lodge at Craiglaw near Aberlady as well as the Champany Inn (for the final 2 nights, close to the Edinburgh Airport). Non- Golfers will have the opportunity to visit Stirling Castle, the quaint village of East Neuk, plus do some sightseeing in addition to shopping in Edinburgh.  Another suggestion is the Museum of Flight and the Seabird Center.  We will all experience the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle…………this is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the trip!


      Travel Itinerary

      Glasgow Gailes Course - Mel Sole Golf SchoolThere will be a limit of 16 people for this trip, so put your names down early.  

      TBD 2020: Depart USA for Edinburgh, Scotland. Arrive approximately 8.00 am Sunday morning. (UK time is 5 hours ahead of US time).

      TBD 2020: A golf tour manager/driver will meet you upon arrival in Scotland. He/she will assist you with your luggage as well as show you to your waiting motor coach. You will then transfer to Piersland House Hotel.  We will play the exciting Glasgow Gailes Course in the afternoon.  Tee times are 1:38, 1:45 & 1:53 pm.

      TBD 2020: Today we will play the Prestwick Golf Club.  Tee times are 11:56 am, 12:10 & 12:19 pm.

      Prestwick Golf Club is steeped in tradition, additionally it was the very first course to host the Open Championship.  The clubhouse is full of memorabilia from those early days. We will take a group photograph in front of the stone cairn that now stands where the original 1st tee used to be.

      After golf, we will transfer to the Fairmont St. Andrews. 

      The Fairmont St. Andrews Resort

      The 520 acre five-star Fairmont St Andrews resort encapsulates luxury, elegance and truly breathtaking surroundings in the ‘Home of Golf’.  A truly unique and special venue that makes your visit one to remember, with its lavish and stunning surroundings, peaceful setting as well as stunning cliff top views of St Andrews and the North Sea.  The resort prides itself with an array of fabulous facilities including two championship Golf Courses, The Kittocks and The Torrance. Choose from two excellent dining experiences for every palette, ranging from our new Italian eatery La Cucina as well as the St Andrews Bar and Grill serving the freshest of Steak and Seafood.

      All of the 209 luxury guestrooms are spacious and well-proportioned with thoughtful Scottish touches. The sumptuous Signature Spa offers a range of treatments including locally-themed massages, facial and relaxation therapies using exclusive Aromatherapy Associates products in 12 chic treatment rooms. Additionally, the spacious swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and relaxation room complete the experience, helping you to relax and unwind.  Whatever the occasion, Fairmont St Andrews is without a doubt the perfect location to turn your getaway into a treasured memory. Best Large Hotel of the Year 2015 (Scottish Golf Tourism Awards) and European Golf Resort of the Year 2012 (IAGTO)

      The rest of the day is free to relax and unpack. Golfers who also wish to play on Monday afternoon have the option of playing the Jubilee Course at their own expense.

      Overnight at the Fairmont St. Andrews.

      TBD 2020:

      After breakfast we will golf at Kingsbarns Golf Links, which hosted the Alfred Dunhill Championship on the European Tour.

      Kingsbarnes Golf Club
      Photo by Brian Morgan

      See some spectacular  Kingsbarns golf holes here!

      Located directly on the North Sea coast only six miles from St. Andrews, Kingsbarns Golf Club is without a doubt one of the most breathtaking links courses ever developed. Kingsbarns Golf Links is indeed a real one of a kind and a contrast with Scotland’s other famous links courses in that it is a new, man-made development. There is a prominent view of the sea from every hole and your senses are continually engaged with the sights, sounds, as well as the smell of the ocean spray. The links boast spacious fairways, which roll and twist through majestic dune ridges and hollows, while its large inviting greens present the golfer with subtle challenges. Tee times are 10.50, 11.00 & 11.10.

      TBD 2020: Today after breakfast we will golf at either the Old Course (those who succeeded in getting a tee time via the Ballot system) or the St Andrews New Course or the Jubilee Course.  As someone who has played all of them, I feel the New Course is a better golf course but does not have the history of the Old Course.  After golf, we will transfer to 

      TBD 2020:  Today after breakfast we will golf at either the New Course or the Jubilee Course plus those who made the ballot will play the Old Course.

      Overnight at The Lodge at Craigielaw near Aberlady.

      TBD 2020:

      North Berwick Golf Course - Mel Sole Golf SchoolGolf will be arranged on the North Berwick Golf Course in the afternoon.  Tee times 2:21, 2:30 & 2:39 pm.

      Golfers and non-golfers can visit the Seabird Center in North Berwick, an undeniably cute village ideal for Scottish shopping!

      Overnight at the Lodge at Craiglaw near Aberlady.

       

      TBD 2020:

      Today after breakfast we will transfer to the delightful Champany Inn not far from Edinburgh Airport. We will play golf at Dunbar Golf Links. Tee times are 2:27, 2:36 & 2:45 pm.

      Dunbar Club House - Mel Sole Golf School

      First laid out in 1856 and redesigned over the years by the likes of Old Tom Morris, Ben Sayers and James Braid, Dunbar East Links has a pedigree second to none. As befits such a gem of golf course architecture, it has played host to countless national and international championships. The British Boys’, The Scottish Amateur, Scottish PGA, Scottish Boys’, British Ladies’ as well as the Ladies Home International Championships have all played here. This course has also been a final qualifying course for the Open when played at Muirfield.

      Interestingly Dunbar hosted the first PGA Championship on the European Tour in 1968 (now contested each year at Wentworth as the Tour’s flagship event).

      Well defined holes following the natural contours of a narrow strip of land between the old red sandstone deer park wall and the rocky shoreline are the hallmarks of these links. At a little over 6,500 yards, it is not the longest championship course, but any golfer thinking this equates to a lack of challenge will soon be put right. This course was built upon those old-fashioned golfing virtues of club selection and shot making. With the ever-present – and ever-changing – wind off the sea, it demands accuracy as well as judgment, and rewards only bravery and skill.

      Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - Mel Sole Golf School

      We will all have dinner at Dunbar Golf Club and after our meal will drive into Edinburgh to attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – without a doubt a highlight of the trip!

      Overnight at Champany Inn

       

       

       

      TBD 2020:

      Today after breakfast we will play golf on the Gullane Golf Club #1. Tee times are 2:56, 3:04 & 3:12 pm.

      Gullen Golf Club - Mel Sole Golf School

      The history of Gullane No. 1 Course stretches back to 1884. Carved into the ancient links turf, pot bunkers, wispy grasses and smooth-running greens the course is a unique challenge for the serious golfer. Add to that the fabulous views across to Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth, Fife and beyond and you unquestionably have one of the world’s most cherished golfing experiences.

      Not surprisingly, the course has been the setting for a host of highly acclaimed tournaments including the 2015 AAM Scottish Open and final qualifying for the Open Championship on five occasions. Additionally, on four occasions the Scottish Amateur Championship as well as the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship have both been hosted over No. 1.

      Overnight at Champany Inn.

      TBD 2020:  Today after breakfast you will depart Scotland for home.

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      Travel Package

      The following is the pricing for our 2017 trip. As promised, we have kept the prices down for the 2019 trip by over $1000 compared to our last trip in 2017.

      • Golfers : $5500 pp (double occupancy)
      • Non Golfers : $3650 pp (double occupancy)
      • Single Occupancy Golfer $6500

      INCLUDES:

      • 8 nights accommodation, double occupancy, at hotels indicated.
      • Full Scottish breakfast each day
      • All transportation by motor coach
      • Local taxes on hotel accommodation and golf
      • All bag handling at Scotland airports as well as hotels
      • Services of a Golf Tour Manager/Driver throughout
      • Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on Day 6.
      • All taxes on package features.
      • Starting times and green fees for one round at each of the following 8 courses: Glasgow Gailes, Prestwick, St. Andrews New Course, St. Andrews Old Course, (subject to success in the ballot on days 3 and 4) Kingsbarns, Dunbar Golf Club, North Berwick, Gullane #1.

      EXCLUDES:

      • Airfare
      • Non-refundable deposits of $2000 are due immediately, with the balance due 70 days prior to departure.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.  Please note there will be a 3% charge for credit card payments, but not for bank transfers or checks.
      • Green Fees for the Old Course, payable directly to the starter if successful in the ballot.
      • The costs of any non-golfing activities mentioned above, all of which are entirely at your discretion.

      Cancellation Policy: 

    • Mail your written notice of your cancellation to P.O. Box 2580, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or emailed to melsolegolf@gmail.com as soon as possible. There will be no refund within 7 days of departure. In no case will refunds be made for unused portions of the booked itinerary. Total Golf Inc. reserves the right to cancel, change or substitute any service and to decline to accept or retain any tour member at any time for any reason.

      Golf Carts: Pull carts are available at most golf courses. Motorized carts are only available on a limited basis at very few courses and must be requested in advance; however, they cannot be guaranteed. All cart fees will be paid directly to the Golf Club by the golfer. (not included in the price of a tour.)

      Caddies: Approximate cost is 40 pounds ($63) plus tip and can be requested in advance at most golf clubs. Payment is to be made by the golfer directly to the Golf Club or caddie. (not included in the price of a tour).

      Changes: Once a program has been booked and confirmed, an administrative fee of $30.00 will be charged for each subsequent change in the tour.

      Course Selection: All golf is subject to course availability. In the event that a particular course is unavailable, a course of equal value will be substituted. Additionally, the actual sequence of the courses listed in our scheduled tours may also change due to course availability.

      Documents:

    • Upon receipt of full payment, traveler will receive a detailed itinerary and all necessary, travel documents within ten days of departure.

      Handicaps: It is suggested that all golfers carry a current handicap certificate as an increasing number of courses require visiting players to be a member of a golf club.

      Insurance: Travel insurance for accident, baggage as well as trip cancellation protection is recommended. Details and applications are provided to all passengers with confirmed reservations or upon request. The policy cannot be purchased after final payment is received.

      Here are two we recommend: Travel Insurance Center, TravelGuard

      Passports: All guests are required to have a current passport. No exceptions will be made.

      Prices: All tour costs are provided in U.S. Dollars and are subject to change due to currency fluctuation.

      Responsibilities:

      • Total Golf Inc. dba The Mel Sole Golf School has contracted with independent contractors in securing and booking the services provided in their tours and is not responsible for any negligent act and/or omissions of these independent contractors, their employees, agents, servants or representatives.
      • Total Golf Inc. gives notice that in issuing coupons, vouchers or tickets for travel conveyance or transport by any means, and in making arrangements for golf, hotels or other accommodations, they are acting not as principals but as agents only for the companies, corporations or persons providing or offering their service.
      • Additionally Total Golf Inc. is not responsible or liable, with respect to person or property, for any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or irregularity however sustained or suffered during any trip or tour arranged by them. The responsibility and liability of international air carriers are subject to international conventions limiting their liability, which limitations of liability are contained on the reverse side of your airline ticket and form part of the terms end conditions hereof.
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