Scotland’s Classic Southwest

Scotland’s Classic Southwest serves up a feast of Open courses that include Turnberry, Royal Troon, Prestwick and the outstanding course at Machrihanish. Turnberry represents manicured links golf at its best and will host the Open in 2009. Royal Troon is a classic links requiring imagination, where the golfer is eased into the challenge with each hole progressively tougher.

The “Postage Stamp” 7th is the shortest Par 3 in the Open rota, it’s Coffin bunker gives every golfer food for thought! Western Gailes’ narrow fairways demand accurate tee shots, the course presents an excellent test of skill, patience and concentration. Protected by the meandering waters of “Pow Burn”, Prestwick boasts a unique array of holes and when the wind rolls in from the Firth of Clyde, golfers would be well advised to lower their aspirations. Renowned as a top venue, Macrihanish possesses all the traits expected by the links purist. Your drive on the first tee is over a bay on the Mull of Kintyre!

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Day 1: Depart USA

Board your flight to Scotland.

Day 2: Arrive in Scotland

Arrive in Scotland and pick up your rental car/van or meet your driver/guide. Drive to the Marine Hotel for a 4-night stay. The Marine Hotel represents an unparalleled base from which to explore Scotland’s finest links. Dating back to 1897, the combination of a warm welcome, excellent facilities and superb service ensures a comfortable stay. Nearby attractions include Culzean Castle, Ayrshire, and the Isle of Arran.

Day 3: Golf at Prestwick Golf Club

Birthplace of the British Open in 1860, Prestwick has played host to the championship challenge 24 times. A great test of skill, this historic course still retains seven of its original greens and features several humps and hillocks, blind shots, and deep bunkers. Founded 1851.

Day 4: Golf at Royal Troon Golf Club

Host to its first British Open in 1923, this course hosted the event again in 1997. Royal Troon is the home of both the longest hole in Open Golf – the 6th at 577 yards and the shortest – the Postage Stamp 8th which measures only 126 yards. Founded 1878.

Day 5: Golf at Western Gailes Golf Club

One of the finest natural links courses in Western Scotland, Western Gailes can be said to have most of the good things of golf. While the course is rather short in length, its layout is extremely inventive and the novelty of each of the holes requires a great deal of skill and accuracy. Founded 1897.

Day 6: Golf at Turnberry Golf Club (Kintyre)

Head to the Turnberry Hotel and Resort for a 2-night stay. One of Scotland’s premier hotels, the Turnberry Hotel and Resort is located in over 800 acres of stunning countryside and offers spectacular views over the Firth of Clyde to Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and Ailsa Craig. Untamed landscape and unspoiled coastline conspire with luxurious surroundings, superb service and excellent facilities to ensure that any stay here is a memorable one. Play the Kintyre Course at the Turnberry Golf Club.

Day 7: Golf Turnberry Golf Club (Ailsa)

With panoramic views from Turnberry Bay to the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Crag, Turnberry Ailsa is a magnificent Open Championship Course. Designed by Mackenzie Ross in 1950 the Ailsa course’s claim to fame is the head-to-head confrontation between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson that captivated the golfing world during the 1977 Open. Watson came within a whisker of winning the 2009 Open at age 59. Turnberry is regularly ranked “one of the top 20 courses in the world.” Founded 1950.

Day 8: Depart Scotland

Transfer to the airport and drop off your car or say good bye to your driver and board your flight back home.


  • 6-nights deluxe hotel accommodations.
  • 5-Rounds of Championship Golf.
  • Guaranteed tee-times & greens fees.
  • Full Scottish Breakfast daily.
  • Self-drive mini-van for 4-golfers
    Services of a Professional Driver/Guide with luxury motor coach for 8-golfers.
  • All accommodation taxes and service charges.
  • Services of our offices while travelling.
  • Travel Documents including personalized itinerary prior to departure.


Driver guide: Private Driver/guide and coach includes unlimited mileage, gas and drivers’ expenses. Call a Destination Golf Specialist for your complimentary customized quote.

Self Drive: Self Drive includes unlimited mileage, taxes and CDW Insurance. Call a Destination Golf Specialist for your complimentary customized quote.