“If I had JUST ONE golf journey left to make, it would be to the Scottish Highlands!”
7 Nights, 5 Rounds of Bucket List Golf , Unlimited Lifetime Memories!
High Times in the Highlands! No true golfer who loves the game of golf and appreciates the “roots and origin” of the game, can consider their education complete until they’ve experienced the splendor and majesty of the venerable courses of the Scottish Highlands. And this Experience ticks all of the boxes, playing the best of the best of the Scottish Highlands! This is a once in a lifetime Experience and Garmany Golf is proud and honored to produce this Experience for you and your group!
PROJECTED DAILY ITINERARY & FEATURES
7 Nights of 4 & 5-Star Accommodations
5 Rounds of Bucket List Golf
Full Breakfast Daily
Welcome and Finale Dinners
All Ground Transportation
- Arrival Day
- Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) OR Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ)
- Check-In: Malmaison Aberdeen
- Welcome to Scotland Dinner
- Golf Round #1: Please advise Brian your preference by December 31, 2022:
- Trump International, Scotland Golf Links
- Murcar Links
- Golf Round #2: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
- Transfer to Inverness
- Loch Ness Boat Ride
- Check In: Kingsmills Hotel
- Golf Round #3: The Nairn Golf Club
- Golf Round #4: Castle Stuart
- Golf Round #5: Royal Dornoch Golf Club
- Farewell to Scotland Dinner
- Departure Day
- Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) OR Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ)
- Safe Travels!
Important Experience Information
What airports should I plan to fly in and out of?
You’ll want to schedule your flight to arrive into Edinburgh (EDI) or Aberdeen (ABZ) and depart from either Inverness (INV) or Edinburgh.
Your first stop on this Experience is the Malmaison Hotel, Aberdeen, which is about 120 minutes from the Edinburgh Airport or 20 minutes from Aberdeen. Edinburgh Airport is serviced better by direct flights from the U.S or by transfers from London Heathrow (LHR) or Amsterdam Schipol (AMS)
The included airport transfers for this Experience will be from the Edinburgh/Aberdeen Airport to the Malmaison Hotel, Aberdeen on July 15th 2023 and a departure from the Kingsmills Hotel to the Inverness Airport or Edinburgh Airport on July 22nd, 2023.
Please contact the Concierge Team if we can be of assistance with arranging alternative airport transportation or assist with booking flights.
What will the weather be like during our stay?
A typical day in Scotland in July could bring sunshine, clouds, mist, rain, and wind. The average temperatures for May through mid-October typically range between 55-75 Fahrenheit. Extremes are rare in Scotland, as it tends to not be overly warm or cold.
What currencies are used Scotland?
The currency utilized in Scotland is the British Pound. The Pound is currently trading at 1.17 USD to 1.00 GBP.
Will I be able to get cash and use credit cards while in Scotland?
You will find that most major credit cards and debits cards are nearly universally accepted in Scotland. The same is true of Travelers checks, which should be in Pounds to avoid extra exchange rate charges. ATMs are ubiquitous throughout Scotland so you will have easy access to cash. It should be noted that American Express is not as widely accepted in Europe as Visa and MasterCard.
How much cash should I bring?
We recommend bringing minimal US dollars, i.e. $75-100, with you and then
accessing the local ATM’s upon arriving in Scotland The ATM’s will dispense the local currency and your bank will automatically calculate the exchange rate. Your own bank will typically provide the most favorable exchange rate available to you.
How many meals are included?
A full Scottish breakfast will be served every morning and two dinners ( A Welcome and Farewell to Scotland Dinner ) will be provided as part of the Experience. The Garmany Golf Concierge Team can assist with making any reservations and recommendations for the group for additional meals not included in the Experience.
What is the cancellation policy for this Experience?
All deposits and final payments are non refundable. However, we highly recommend purchasing a travel insurance program through Travel Guard and we will be happy to provide a quote for The Deluxe Travel Policy
This policy will allow you to cancel for a variety of reasons and receive a 50% refund of all fees paid, including airfare. Please contact a Garmany Golf Concierge if you would like a quote for travel insurance.
What if I want to play additional and optional golf?
There are plenty of championship links courses in each of the areas that you’ll be
staying in Scotland! If any Guest wants to play additional golf, even at the spur of the moment, a Garmany Golf Concierge can arrange optional golf for you. Optional golf can be arranged well in advance of your departure as well. Please consult the Concierge Team for golf options.
Can I play 36 holes a day if I want to?
Absolutely! Please let a member of our Concierge Team know and we will be happy to set up additional tee times for you.
How do I arrange for a caddie and how much do they cost?
The experience that comes from walking the course with a caddie cannot be overstated. The local caddies will not only be more adept at keeping you out of more trouble than a seeing eye dog, they will also regale you with great stories about the history of the areas and the courses. They are without a doubt, some of the best entertainment value you can experience in Scotland
All caddie fees are due at the course on the day of play and each Guest will be responsible for caddie fees and gratuities. Caddie gratuities are payable in cash, preferably in the local currency.
We highly recommend arranging caddies with our Concierge Team prior to your departure to ensure the maximum availability.
Caddies fees range from £55-60 for the base fee plus gratuity. A typical gratuity for good service might be £20-25.
Are golf carts available?
The golf courses in Scotland, for the most part, tend to be shorter and flatter than the courses you’re likely used to playing. In other words, they were built for walking.
Some courses have carts, or buggies as they’re known in Scotland, but they have a limited number of them and they can be a bit more expensive than what we’re used to in America, running £30 or more.
Buggies are not guaranteed to be available due to the limited supply and strict requirements to reserve one; all requests should be made well in advance in order to be able to reserve one.
If you wish to request a cart, please know that a medical certificate may be required. Some courses tend to have a limited number of carts so in order to give you the best chance to reserve one, please provide Garmany Golf with your cart request at the earliest possible time.
Can I ship my golf clubs?
Yes! We partner with Ship Sticks, the leading club shipping provider for the PGA TOUR,
and can easily arrange to have your clubs shipped directly to Scotland prior to your arrival and back home so you can travel with ease and without hassle or worry of your clubs being lost or delayed due to the airlines.
- This Experience is priced in U.S. Dollars.
- This Experience is priced at the exchange rates of 1.15USD/1.0GBP.
- Due to the volatile nature of the exchange rate, any increase exceeding 2% of this rate on the date of payments using the rates shown on www.oanda.com will result in a corresponding adjustment in price, which will be applied to all payments.
- All Ground Transportation with respect to airport arrivals and departures included are based on the fact that all Guests will arrive into Edinburgh or Aberdeen airports and depart from Inverness or Edinburgh airports. Additional charges may be incurred for airport transfers that occur from any other airport as well as Multiple arrivals and/or departures requiring additional ground transportation services will incur supplementary charges depending upon the additional services required. Additional charges may be incurred for any airport transfers that occur on other arrival or departure days.
- Caddies and/or carts may be arranged at the request of the Guest, provided such services are available.
- All caddie fees and gratuities and cart fees are the responsibility of the Guest.
- A current handicap certificate from a bona-fide golf club may be required for all Guests who are playing golf during the Experience. Play could be denied if a valid handicap is not presented.
TRAVEL GUARD, TRAVEL INSURANCE
Garmany Golf strongly recommends for your protection that you take out insurance to cover you in case of forced cancellation, loss or damage of luggage, personal injury, accident, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances, none of which Garmany Golf can be liable for.
Garmany Golf is a licensed representative of Travel Guard, the recognized leader of travel insurance options. A Garmany Golf Concierge will be happy to provide a quotation and proposal for a Travel Guard policy as well as facilitate the registration for any Guest.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
CANCELLATIONS: Once tee times and accommodations have been booked and confirmed, and the requisite deposits have been placed, there are no refunds of any deposits or final payments made by Guests or the representative club.
Garmany Golf strongly recommends travel insurance to protect any Guest against any unforeseen circumstances that may cause a Guest or club to cancel participation in any Experience.
ADDITIONAL AND OPTIONAL BOOKINGS, AND PAYMENTS: At the request of a Guest, a Garmany Golf Concierge will be happy to book any non golfing tour, activity or additional round of golf before or during the Experience. Please be aware that an administrative or booking fee may be added to any such booking. In the event of such a fee, the Guest will be notified in advance of the fee and have the opportunity to decline the booking confirmation.
All Guests agree to provide a valid credit card in advance of the Experience that may be used for payment for any additional tour, activity or additional (non included) round of golf booked during the Experience for the Guest.
Garmany Golf, as the tour operator, and its selling agents, act only as agents in securing and booking the hotel accommodations and other land tour services provided by others as independent contractors. Garmany Golf, its selling agents or the specified air carriers assume and accept no liability for injury, loss, damage, accident, delay, changes or inconvenience caused by: any force majeure – health risks – reason of war or threat of war – riots – civil strife – terrorist activity – industrial disputes – acts, omission, neglect, delay or default of any person engaged in providing any tour services including transportation and accommodation – technical problems to transport – closure or congestion of airports or ports – building work – extended hotel closure – cancellations or changes of schedules by airlines – interruption or failure of public utilities outside the control of the hotel and similar events beyond our control, including storms, tempests and hurricanes.
Garmany Golf is not liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings, for personal injury, accident or illness on any vehicle or at any place throughout the tour. Garmany Golf reserves the right to cancel an Experience if circumstances so require. In the event of such, Garmany Golf will make a full refund to travelers of all payments received in respect of the Experience. Such a refund of payments will be the full extent of Garmany Golf’s obligation and liability to travelers. Garmany Golf is not responsible or liable for any property damage caused by a Guest. The Guest assumes all responsibility for incidental charges, damages and any necessary replacements needed that may have been caused by the Guest’s visit.
The Garmany Difference
Can passion be a differentiator? You bet it can! Especially when that passion, to do it better, to go beyond, to exceed expectations, is exercised in the interest of making sure our Guests have the Experience of a lifetime.
We work incredibly hard at building great relationships with every Partner who will play a role in your Experience, whether it be a golf course, a hotel, a ground transportation provider or ANY OTHER critical component in your journey. Those trusted relationships will be a difference maker when you become a Garmany Guest!
Everyone knows that travel and big events are ripe with opportunities for frustrations, of all types and varieties. NO BRAINER. SEAMLESS. EASY. When a Garmany Golf Guest describes the process of creating their Experience, arriving, departing, being at a foreign place and all of the logistics involved, with those words? Well, that’s us doing what we do.