Prime Time Travel is pleased to present to you a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the birthplace of golf and experience some of the finest golfing adventures available in the world. We have prepared both a “Deluxe” and “Value for Money” package so that anyone that is interested can afford this golfing journey!
From your home airport, you will travel first to the historic Isle of Man, in the British Isles, to warm up and prepare for the adventure that lies ahead.
A little about the Isle of Man and why we are starting you there.
- The Isle of Man can be found at the halfway point between the Scotland and Ireland. There is an irony to the fact that the Isle is not part of either, yet it is the only location in the British Isles from which you can see all of the UK’s constituent parts. On clear days, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are visible from the 2,037 ft. Snaefell.
- The Isle of Man’s rich history dates back to 8,000 B.C... There is archaeological evidence suggesting that the colonization of the island by sea took place sometime before 6,500 B.C.
- The MANX culture has a strong appeal in the form of myths and legends, language and Viking and Celtic origins…and yes, premier golf as well.
First, your private transfer service, who will be with you throughout your adventure, will escort you to your beautiful hotel directly on the Douglas Promenade providing breathtaking views of the sea.
You will stay at the Regency Hotel in Douglas, Isle of Man.
- For over 25 years, the Regency Hotel has built up an enviable reputation as being able to consistently meet the requirements of the international traveling golfer and discerning leisure guest. The hotel prides itself on providing high standards of service and levels of sophistication.
- For two nights, you will stay in this beautiful, iconic hotel on the sea front in Deluxe Sea-View rooms with a full MANX breakfast and all hotel taxes included daily.
Once you’ve dropped your baggage, we’ll immediately get you out for a wonderful round of golf at the Douglas Golf Club.
- The Club is based at the Douglas Golf Course which is a municipal course designed in 1926 by the world famous Dr. Alister MacKenzie on behalf of the Douglas Corporation in whose ownership it remains.
- The course has been municipal throughout and despite many major schemes and disruptions at times, has now settled into a very popular venue. Some of the MacKenzie style greens have survived, mainly the second and fifth, but others have been lost like many other venues due to modern machinery. Always challenging to play, you will not be disappointed with a round at Douglas. A challenging first three holes, par is always a bonus. Admire the views on holes 6, 7, 8 and 9 before heading down to Spring Valley and then back to a tough finish. The 17th is a rewarding hole as you cover 200 yards downhill. The 18th finishes in front of the new Clubhouse.
After a good night’s rest, your private guide/transfer service will take you to the amazing Castletown Golf Links for a morning round of golf.
- The original Castletown Club was formed in 1892 and holes were laid out on the present site in the early 1900’s by Old Tom Morris, widely regarded as the modern pioneer of golf. Just a few years before he had confirmed to a potential client, “My fee for laying out a green is One Pound Sterling and traveling expenses”, so the exercise was not too costly! Old Tom Morris designed the course to ensure it was entirely surrounded by the Irish Sea on 3 sides.
- Castletown Golf Links is included in the Top 261 of Rolex’s 1,000 Best Golf Courses in the World.
After this breathtaking and challenging round of golf, your private guide/transfer service will provide you with a touch of island culture.
- You’ll be entertained in this sea bound kingdom with its steeped history and enchanting landscape making wonderful memories against the spectacular natural backdrop.
- And of course, you will visit the best pubs and enjoy the best MANX food the Isle has to offer.
The next morning, your private guide/transfer service, will escort you to the Isle of Man High Speed Ferry Service for a 2-1/2 hour sea voyage over to Liverpool. Once you arrive in Liverpool, your guide/transfer service will immediately escort you to Royal Birkdale for an afternoon/early evening round of golf.
Warm-up time is over and it’s time to get serious at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.
- Situated on the golden links of the northwest coast in Southport, Royal Birkdale is possibly the finest of all courses in England.
- Royal Birkdale has held more Championship and International events since World War II than any other course in the world. Open Championships, Ryder Cups, Women’s British Opens, Senior Opens, Amateur Championships, Walker Cups and Curtis Cups.
- Royal Birkdale Golf Club has been voted the number one golf club in all of England, one of the top five clubs in the UK and amongst the top 35 in the world. Visitors are assured of a warm welcome on and off the course delivering a golfing experience second to none.
Once you’ve completed this once in a lifetime opportunity, you will be escorted to Langley Castle for a nice relaxing evening fit for a King.
- Work started on Langley Castle in 1350 for Sir Thomas De Lucy (one of King Edward III’s favorite Knights) and his family to protect during times of war with the Scots. Sir Thomas died a year after completion in 1365.
- You’ll stay one night at the Castle enjoying a Langley Castle dinner and full Northumbrian Breakfast to start your day the next morning.
After your Knight’s Breakfast, your guide/transfer service will take you directly to Slaley Park for a morning round of golf.
- Slaley Park Golf Club offers two courses, The Hunting Course and The Priestman Course.
- The Hunting Course often nicknamed, “The Augusta of the North”, is a 7,000 yard par 72 course. “Hunting” is a treasure of a golf course, magnificently maintained and hosts to several flagship events. A Dave Thomas designed par 72 course with lush sweeping fairways, the Hunting course has hosted the PGA Seniors for many a year. Don’t be lulled by the rolling moorland, streams and lakes, towering trees and banks of rhododendrons – this course will catch the unwary. Well placed bunkers and tricky greens make this USGA standard, multi-championship hosted course a real challenge.
- The Priestman Course is a complimenting sister course which was designed by Neil Coles, opening quite recently in 1999. Beautifully maintained, the course has matured magnificently and it has already hosted numerous European Tour events. On the west side of the estate, with panoramic views of the Tyne Valley, this Neil Coles designed course regularly hosts major senior events. Wind can be a factor on this 7,000 yard undulating course, criss-crossed by streams. But don’t be put off, this is a classic course and suitable for all levels of golfers. Pars are well earned here and worth toasting in the Claret Jug after your round.
You’ve just slayed Slaley Park and now it’s time to move on to the birthplace of golf…St. Andrews. Your private guide/transfer service will take you to the historic MacDonald Rusaks Hotel at St. Andrews.
- MacDonald Rusaks Hotel
- You will stay here for 2 nights with a full Scotch Breakfast and All Hotel Taxes Included.
- St. Andrews is a must-visit destination for any golfer at any level. From being a Scottish setting for Royal romance, to its famous West Sands beach which was immortalized in the Oscar-winning movie Chariots of Fire, it’s within a sand wedge of the 18th hole of the world-famous Old Course. Stylishly remodeled on a golfing theme, MacDonald Rusaks Hotel offers luxurious accommodation occupied by some of the great names in the game’s history. Unquestionably Scotland’s greatest golfing hotel, they even have a dedicated Golf Concierge so you won’t miss a thing.
After a restful night’s sleep, likely in a room shared by some of the greatest golfers in history, you will be treated to a Gentlemen Balloted round of golf on St. Andrews.
- The moment has arrived…St. Andrews…The Home of Golf!
- For more than 600 years, St. Andrews Links has felt the tread of every great champion and flinched as millions of golfers have hammered and hacked, swatted and swiped at balls of wood, leather, gutta percha and balata. It has felt the caress of hickory and the sharp assault of blades of steel and titanium. It is a living breathing timeline with each and every single person who walks upon it an integral part of their history, with their love and passion for the place. This is your rare opportunity to write your own History at the Home of Golf.
After your memorable round of golf, your guide will escort you on an unforgettable Golf-Themed Pub Crawl along Fife Coast Fishing Villages.
- The colorful shores of the ancient Scottish Kingdom hide a fresh haul of foodie hangouts, film-set-worthy beaches and quirky galleries.
- From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of St. Andrews to the former coal mining town of central Fife. The small fishing villages of the East Neuk to the bustling industrial areas of the west, rugged cliffs, award winning beaches, internationally important estuaries and wildlife reserves, walking the Fife Coastal Path is an experience not to be missed.
Now it’s time to crawl back to the MacDonald Rusaks for your last evening in St. Andrews. The next morning you will be met with a wonderful and fulfilling breakfast before you embark on the next leg of your adventure to the Carnoustie Golf Course Hotel.
- Carnoustie Golf Course Hotel offers extensive facilities including 86 luxury en suite bedrooms and ten suites with amazing views over the Championship Course, the sea and the local town of Carnoustie. Extensive spa and health facilities (paid extra as required) include a large heated swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, steam room and for the more energetic a fully equipped gymnasium. While staying at the Hotel, you can follow in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest golfers and test yourself to a challenging round on the notably inspiring Carnoustie Championship Golf Course.
- You will enjoy two-night’s stay in this iconic hotel indulging in a full Scottish Breakfast daily with all hotel taxes included.
You’ve rested up for an evening in the same rooms as golfing’s greatest and now it’s time for another unforgettable round of golf at Carnoustie Golf Links.
- The game of golf has been played in Carnoustie for well over four centuries. The first indication that the game was being played in the Angus town can be found in the Parish Records of 1560 when the game of golf was mentioned and there is every indication that the game has played an important part in the town’s life ever since.
- Carnoustie’s first golfer might well have been a gentleman named Sir Robert Maule (1497-1560), a local landowner who was described as “a gentleman of comlie behavior, of his stature, sanguine in color both of hyd and hair,” and who was “given to leicherie” and other sports such as “hawking, hunting and the gawf.”
After another night of dreaming about what you’ve experienced so far and a full Scottish breakfast in your belly, you’ll be escorted on a private guided tour from Carnoustie to Edinburgh via Gleneagles Golf Club. It’s in your path to Edinburgh, it must be played!
- In 1919, The King’s Course opens. In keeping with his plans for the excellence of the concept, Donald Matheson looked for the best in the creation of two golf courses. He had engaged James Braid, one of the golfing greats, to design and create the King’s and Queen’s Courses in the grounds of the hotel. Braid had won five Open Championships between 1901 and 1910 and then turned to golf course design. The King’s and Queen’s created out of a wilderness using manual labor, pick and shovel, horse and cart, were ready much earlier than the hotel, with The King’s and Queen’s courses opening in 1919. The Queen’s opened on the same day as The King’s but was only nine holes until it was completed as a full 18 in 1925.
- With world-class, a championship course, Gleneagles is truly the home of golf in Scotland. Over the years, Gleneagles has hosted a number of significant golf tournaments – the most notable being the 2014 Ryder Cup, played on the PGA Centenary Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Surely, all of this golf on some of the toughest, yet most beautiful courses in the world is starting to take its toll on the group. Time to rest like a King for 1 Night at the Stirling Highland Hotel with breakfast and all hotel taxes included.
- Set within the beautiful, historic city of Stirling, The Stirling Highland Hotel is a handsome Victorian building and ancient observatory that perfectly reflects the rich heritage of the area — known as the gateway to the Highlands. Originally built as a school in 1854, the hotel lies within easy reach of both Glasgow and Edinburgh, and provides the perfect base for exploring the fascinating city of Stirling.
Well, you’ve decided you’re not quite ready to quit the job and throw your hat into the PGA mix, so your private transfer service will escort you to the Edinburgh Airport for your return home.
Important Package Information:
- Hotel Accommodations
- Breakfast Daily
- Green Fees
- Transportation Services
- Tour Guide Services
- Ferry from Isle of Man to Heysham, England
- Dinner at Langley Castle
- All Hotel Taxes
- Food & Beverage unless otherwise noted
- International Airfare
- Caddie/Cart Fees
- Club Rental (if required)
- Baggage Fees