ST ANDREWS, KINGSBARNS & CARNOUSTIE

Experience the Home of Golf and enjoy GUARANTEED Old Course Tee Times

  • St Andrews, Kingsbarns & Carnoustie

    Our suggested 4 night vacation package includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at Old Course Hotel St Andrews 5*
    • 3 rounds of golf at St Andrews Castle Course, Kingsbarns Golf Links and Carnoustie Championship Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $1895 USD pp

  • St Andrews, Kingsbarns & Carnoustie

    Our suggested 7 night vacation package includes:

    • 7 nights B&B at Old Course Hotel St Andrews 5*
    • 5 rounds of golf at St Andrews Old Course (GUARANTEED TEE TIMES), St Andrews New Course, Kingsbarns Golf Links, Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course and Carnoustie Championship Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $3569 USD pp

  • St Andrews, Kingsbarns & Carnoustie 7 Night Combo

    Our suggested 7 night vacation package includes:

    • 3 nights B&B at Trump Turnberry Resort 5*
    • 4 nights B&B at the Old Course Hotel St Andrews 5*
    • 5 rounds of golf at Royal Troon, the Ailsa Course at Turnberry, St Andrews New Course, St Andrews Old Course (GUARANTEED TEE TIME) and the Championship Course at Carnoustie Golf Links
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $4195 USD pp

  • For most people the main draw is St Andrews, which is recognized worldwide as The Home of Golf. And it's easy to see why boasting an array of golf courses including the famous Old Course, where we have been appointed an Authorised Provider of tee times. However it's just one of the many wonderful links in this incredible golfing region, making it an essential pilgrimage for golfers. 

    Discover the likes of Kingsbarns, one of the best courses to open in Scotland in the last 50 years, and Carnoustie which along with The Old play annual host to worldwide celebrities and the Dunhill Links Trophy

    Although no golf trip to Scotland is complete without coming ‘home’ we also recommend a visit to Gleneagles, which is an hour inland from St Andrews and where you can enjoy the spectacular stage of the 2014 Ryder Cup.

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  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $1895pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Edinburgh Airport and travel straight to Old Course Hotel St Andrews 5* (Edinburgh Airport to Macdonald Rusacks Hotel = 1hr 13 mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at St Andrews Castle Course (5 mins drive from Old Course Hotel St Andrews)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Kingsbarns Course (19 mins drive from Old Course Hotel St Andrews)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Carnoustie Championship Course (5 mins drive from Old Course Hotel St Andrews)
    • Day 5 – 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

      Newark Liberty International (EWR)

      Airlines: United

    • 7hrs

      New York John F Kennedy (JFK)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

  • Tee Times
    We can get you guaranteed tee times on the Old Course at St Andrews, but as you can imagine these are at a premium and therefore very costly. The alternative is to enter the ‘ballot’ 2 days prior to your preferred day of play. You can enter the ballot on as many consecutive days as you like. Golfbreaks.com can help you with this process and the chances of getting a tee time are good BUT not guaranteed.

    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. 

    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.

    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!

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Sean Fahey

Golf Vacation Specialist

“This is where the game began…the Home of Golf. Steeped in history and tradition like nowhere else in the world, this is where you go to walk in the footsteps of golfing legends”

Sean Fahey

Golf Vacation Specialist