Golf Vacations Scotland The Links Club

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North East Coast Tour

Golf Courses Played: Narin, Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart, Cruden Bay, Royal Aberdeen

Accomodation: Three nights accommodation at the Kingsmill Hotel and two nights at Malmaison, Aberdeen

Guide Price Self Drive: £1535 (based on 8 golfers)

Guide Price Private Bus: £1880 (based on 8 golfers)

Included: Rental Vehicle/Minibus & Driver, Comprehensive Tour Management Service, 5 nights B&B, 5 Rounds of Golf.

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Itinerary:

Day 1

Arrive Inverness Airport where you will be welcomed by a Links Club representative who will assist you with the rental car and get you to your first destination or introduce you to your driver. Drive to Nairn and play an afternoon round at Nairn golf course. Once you have finished you will then travel to the Kingsmill House Hotel. You will be staying in the Kings Club.

Day 2

After breakfast you will drive to Royal Dornoch, for your round of golf. This is one of the ‘hidden gems’ in Scotland. For the last two years it has seen the number of visitors increased significantly, importantly because the course has been in excellent condition, and this has made it even more popular, but combine this with the addition of Castle Stuart within a short distance from Inverness, and we have a great opportunity to give golfers a superb golfing experience in the North East of Scotland. The drive to Royal Dornoch is a great one if you have time to drive over the Struie Hill Road which gives you a superb look down onto the Firth of Dornoch.

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Day 3

Travel to Castle Stuart and play the new Castle Stuart golf course. Castle Stuart has now held the Scottish Open for two years, the event immediately prior to the Open. It has proved a popular event with the Tour players and seals what has been an exciting addition to Golf in Scotland. The holes that run parallel to the Moray Firth are superb and, being within a close proximity of Inverness, it means that it will only take 15 minutes to get to the course, allowing a leisurely breakfast!.When you have finished your golf , there is an opportunity to sit in the excellent Club House with stunning views over the Moray Firth while you have that well earned drink.

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Day 4

Travel south to play Cruden Bay Golf Course. After your round, continue on to Malmaison House Hotel for your stay there. Cruden Bay is famous for its very large sand dunes and is very popular with visiting golfers. Almost equal distance between Inverness and Aberdeen, it makes it a great point for your pen-ultimate game of golf. From here it will not take long to travel down to Aberdeen for your stay at the Malmaison Hotel in the center of the Granite City.

Day 5

Drive some 20 minutes to Royal Aberdeen Golf Club for your last round of golf in Scotland. Royal Aberdeen is a spectacular links golf course and will be the host for the 2014 Scottish Open. Consequently will be in excellent condition. This course has hosted many important tournaments and will be a fitting end to your North East tour.

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The Accommodation

Kingsmill Hotel

The Collection by Kingsmills, comprises of the much-loved Kingsmills Hotel and the luxurious Kingsclub and Spa - each offering the very best in Highland Hospitality.  Set within 4 acres of manicured grounds, the Collection will indulge your senses.  114 relaxing bedrooms, many with private balconies and patios, or views over the neighbouring golf course.

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Malmaison, Aberdeen

Gigantic bed, flat screen plasma TV, showers with super-powers and toiletries that are yours for the taking. Amid a flood of tartan, velvet and a splash of celtic rock'n'roll the new Dons of hospitality have arrived.

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The Courses

Castle Stuart

Castle Stuart, the new course near Inverness, has been open now for three years. The design team for this new course included Mark Parsinen who was also part of the design team at Kingsbarns near St Andrews.

Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay was designed by Tom Morris and opened in 1899.  The golf course is one of the most famous golfing experiences in Scottish golf with towering sand dunes. Cruden Bay is one of the must play venues, situated just north of Aberdeen. This is one of the many truly traditional links golf courses.

Nairn

Nairn golf club was founded in 1887 and is now regarded as one of the best links courses in the North East of Scotland.  This year it celebrated holding the Curtis Cup, which Great Britain and Ireland won against the old enemy, the United States of America.  A traditional course of ads and back means the player will have the opportunity to play into the wind on the way out and down the wind on the way back. The first seven holes are played along side the Moray Firth and it is easy to hit the ball into the sea on each of these holes making this an exciting and challenging start to the visitor's round.

Royal Aberdeen

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club is situated just north of the city boundary and was originally designed by the Simpson Bros from Carnoustie but was then later re-bunkered and lengthened by one of Scotland's most famous course architects,James Braid. 

Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch is the most northerly of all the Royal golf clubs in the United Kingdom.  Set in a wild and isolated part of the north east of Scotland, Royal Dornoch is truly one of the great links courses of the United Kingdom.

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