St Andrews Jubilee, Crail & Elie

There’s more great golf in the Kingdom of Fife than just the legendary Old Course…

  • Our suggested 4 night vacation package includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at Ardgowan Hotel 3*
    • 4 rounds of golf at St Andrews New Course, St Andrews Jubilee Course, Crail Balcomie Links, and Elie Golf Links
    • Car Rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $1105 USD pp

  • Our suggested 7 night vacation package includes:

    • 7 nights B&B at Ardogowan Hotel 3*
    • 5 rounds of golf at St Andrews Jubilee Course, Crail Balcomie Links, Scotscraig Golf Course, Carnoustie Burnside Course and Elie Course
    • Car Rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $1565 USD pp

  • Our suggested 10 night vacation package includes:

    • 10 nights B&B at Ardgowan Hotel 3*
    • 7 rounds of golf at St Andrews Jubilee Course, Crail Balcomie Links, Scotscraig Golf Course, Carnoustie Burnside Course, Elie Golf Links, Fairmont St Andrews Torrance Course and Montifieth Medal Course
    • Car Rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $2185 USD pp

  • St Andrews is the home of golf and The Old Course is obviously the jewel in the crown. That said, both the St Andrews New and Jubilee courses are not to be sniffed at. Opened in the 1890s and adjacent to The Old on the same strip of land, some would say they are a sterner test than their more famous father. Close by there is Crail and Elie, two of the oldest golf clubs in the world, and in Carnoustie you have the Burnside course, which rather like the New and Jubilee in St Andrews, would have far greater acknowledgement if it didn’t sit alongside the Carnoustie Championship course.  With a range of different hotel options to choose from in the St Andrews area, it is easier than you would think to put together a budget golf vacation, playing some of these lesser known courses and yet still being able to soak up the history and atmosphere of this golfing mecca.

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  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $1099pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive Edinburgh or Glasgow and travel straight to Ardgowan Hotel 3* (Edinburgh Airport to Ardgowan Hotel = 1hr 12mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Jubilee Course, St Andrews (6mins drive from Ardgowan Hotel)
    • Day 3 - Play golf at New Course, St Andrews (6mins drive from Ardgowan Hotel)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Balcomie Links, Crail (24mins drive from Ardgowan Hotel)
    • Day 5 – Play golf at Elie Golf Club (27mins drive from Ardgowan Hotel) and RETURN TO USA

    Includes Car Rental (Self-Drive)

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

    A 4 night suggested bucket list itinerary from $1520pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Edinburgh Airport and travel straight to Fairmont St Andrews (Edinburgh Airport to Fairmont St Andrews = 1hr 18mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at the New Course, St Andrews (On-site)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Kingsbarns Golf Links (14mins drive from Fairmont St Andrews)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Balcomie Links, Crail (15mins drive from Fairmont St Andrews)
    • Day 5 – Play golf at Championship Course, Carnoustie (53mins from Fairmont St Andrews) and RETURN TO USA

    Includes Car Rental (Self-Drive)

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

    • 7hrs 15mins

      New York John F Kennedy

      Airlines: Finnair/American Airlines/US Airways/Iberia

    • 7hrs 20mins

      Newark Liberty International

      Airlines: United

    • 7hrs 30mins

      Washington Dulles

      Airlines: United

    • 7hrs

      Philadelphia International

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

    • 8hrs 25mins

      Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson ATL

      Airlines: Virgin Atlantic

    • 8hrs 05mins

      Orlando International

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    • 8hrs 20mins

      Miami International

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  • Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!

    Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Most of these great links golf courses were designed to play nine holes out (away from the clubhouse) followed by nine holes back, with no halfway house. Be prepared to carry refreshments in your golf bag to keep you going for the whole round. Similarly, there are very few (if any) beverage/refreshment carts at these courses as it is not customary to drink alcohol whilst playing golf in the UK and Ireland.

    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    The Weather
    The weather in this part of the world can be unpredictable, and you do need to be prepared for all kinds at any time of year. Having said that, in order to get the full UK and Ireland golf experience, every golfer should relish a dose of challenging weather at least once during their stay!

    Although it is possible to play golf year-round, we view April as the start of the season. For the avid golfer who is looking to play 36 holes (or more) in one day, June and July have the longest daylight hours with play possible until 10pm!

    Caddies and Carts
    The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses, however we will often need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis.

    With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist! As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking with us and we will do our best to reserve them for you.

    Tee Times
    Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf vacation.

    Attire in Golf Clubhouses
    Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues. 

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