GSGA Member Trips - Scotland

Travel to Scotland and experience five fantastic links golf courses with the GSGA, August 18-25, 2024.

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2024 GSGA Member Trip to Scotland - The Home of Golf

This seven-night trip with four-star accommodations include golf rounds at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Nairn Golf Club, Cabot Highlands - Castle Stuart Golf Links, Gullane Golf Club and Dumbarnie Links. Lodging will consist of four nights in Kingsmills Hotel & Spa in Inverness and three nights in Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Edinburgh.  

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Sunday, August 18, 2024 - Arrival Day

On your arrival in Edinburgh, Scotland, a representative of Scotland Golf Tours & GSGA will meet you and introduce you to your drivers and Tour Manager. Two coaches will be arranged so that departure times can be staggered from the hotels to the courses. You will then travel to Inverness. En route, a tour and tasting will be arranged at the excellent Tullibardine Distillery, followed by a light lunch. In the evening you will enjoy a Welcome Dinner in your hotel, Kingsmills Hotel & Spa. Overnight in Inverness.

Monday, August 19, 2024 - Golf at Royal Dornoch Golf Club / Nairn Golf Club (group split between two courses)

Half the group will enjoy golf at the famous Royal Dornoch Golf Club, and the other half will play the championship course at the equally historic Nairn Golf Club. Splitting the group into two manageable sizes at these courses will aid tee time accessibility. The groups will be reversed on Tuesday. In the evening golfers are free to explore the city of Inverness. Dinner restaurant recommendations will be supplied in your final itinerary. Overnight in Inverness.

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - Golf at Nairn Golf Club / Royal Dornoch Golf Club (group split between two courses)

Half the group will enjoy golf at Nairn Golf Club, and the other half will play the championship course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club in reversal of Monday's plans. This evening you are again free to explore the city of Inverness. Dinner restaurant recommendations will be supplied in your final itinerary. Overnight in Inverness.

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - Golf at Cabot Highlands - Castle Stuart Golf Links

Free time in the morning. Those who wish to enjoy a short sail on Loch Ness and brief tour of Urquhart Castle can do so before traveling to Castle Stuart - now known as Cabot Highlands - for a light lunch. Everyone plays at Castle Stuart Golf Links in the afternoon. Dinner will follow golf in the iconic art deco style clubhouse overlooking the Moray Firth. After golf, return to your hotel for your final night in Inverness. Overnight in Inverness.

Thursday, August 22, 2024

Today you will check out of your hotel in Inverness and travel south to Edinburgh. A leisurely drive south, stopping for lunch to break the journey around Perth. Continue to the city of Edinburgh where guests can enjoy some of the many attractions available due to the famous Edinburgh Festival being in full swing at this time. An early dinner will be included so guests can attend an evening performance of their choice. Details of how to book tickets to performances (comedy, music, art, theater, etc.) will be supplied closer to the date. Check into the hotel, Kimpton Charlotte Square. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Friday, August 23, 2024 - Golf at Gullane Golf Club

Travel to Gullane Golf Club in the morning for a round on their two championship courses. We will be using both Gullane 1 and Gullane 2 to fit in with tee time availability. Both are excellent links courses sitting adjacent to each other. A composite course was created from these two courses when it hosted Scottish Opens in recent years for both men and women. An early dinner in the clubhouse will follow before returning to Edinburgh. In the evening the group will have tickets to attend the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a spectacular event that is not to be missed. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Saturday, August 24, 2024 - Golf at Dumbarnie Links

The final round of the tour will be played at the excellent Dumbarnie Links. This new addition to the amazing choice of classic links courses in Fife should be on every golfers bucket list. This evening you will enjoy a final night group dinner in the city. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Sunday, August 25, 2024 - Departure Day

Return to Edinburgh airport taking with you fantastic memories of a wonderful Scottish golfing vacation. Airport transfer is included.

This Trip Includes:

  • Seven (7) nights accommodation in hotels specified
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Three (3) lunches
  • Five (5) group dinners
  • Five (5) rounds of golf on the courses specified
  • Tour and Tasting at Tullibardine Distillery
  • Tickets to The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Scotland Tours logo golf shirt for each golfer
  • Luxury coaches with driver for your tour (services specified above)
  • Fully escorted by Tour Manager
  • Tips for driver and Tour Manager
  • Maps of Inverness and Edinburgh
  • Detailed Final Itinerary with restaurant recommendations for dinner
  • Local taxes (VAT at the current rate of 20%)
  • 24-hour emergency assistance from Scotland Golf Tours

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Golf Course Information

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Royal Dornoch is spellbinding and many golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to this natural links course at some point in their lives. It is often quoted as one of the must-play courses.

It's the timeless setting that makes Royal Dornoch such a pleasing place to play golf. It's wild, isolated and, at the same time, absolutely beautiful; there's the blaze of color in early summer when the gorse is in flower.

The pure white sandy beach divides the links from the Dornoch Firth and it all feels very humbling.

Formed in 1877, Royal Dornoch means exceptional standards and we always aim to exceed the expectations of our frequent visitors and loyal members. However, we aim to do this in a relaxed, informal environment, with an emphasis on traditional highland hospitality.

Nairn Golf Club

Founded in 1887 by Robert B. Finlay, Nairn is consistently ranked amongst the leading courses in the United Kingdom. The club has been very fortunate, and indeed honored, to have held an array of amateur golf tournaments. The club is one of only nine who have held the Walker Cup, Curtis Cup and the Amateur Championship.

Many hands have shaped Nairn Golf Club, and in 1887, Andrew Simpson, Keeper of the Green at Royal Aberdeen, laid out the original design. Old Tom Morris, the 'Grand Old Man of Golf', revised the course in 1890 and extended it westward over the Earl of Cawdor's property. Twenty years on, and the most prominent impact on the layout of the championship course was from James Braid, who altered tees and bunkers before creating new greens of singular subtlety. Then, in 1920, new holes at Delnies were designed by the irrepressible Ben Sayers of North Berwick before, once more, Braid returned to contribute his expertise. In 2018, the club undertook a large renovation project of the championship course from renowned architects, Mackenzie and Ebert.

Nairn Golf Club
Castle Stuart Golf Links course at sunset.

Cabot Highlands - Castle Stuart Golf Links

Located in Inverness, Scotland, surrounded by the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, this celebrated property is woven into the fabric of the region's rich history. Featuring a rugged landscape hugging the shoreline of the storied Moray Firth, this is a property worthy of Scotland's 'Home of Golf' prestige.

Previously known as Castle Stuart, the newly acquired Cabot property is home to the renowned 18-hole Castle Stuart Golf Links, designed by Mark Parsinen and Gil Hanse. It also features a practice range, an art-deco inspired clubhouse, and the historic 17th century castle after which the golf course was named. While Castle Stuart Golf Links will remain unchanged, the property will expand with the build of a second golf course designed by acclaimed architect Tom Doak, scheduled to open in 2024.

Gullane Golf Club

Golf has been played over the links at Gullane for more than 350 years. Today, Gullane Golf Club is one of Scotland's most prestigious member clubs, mixing the finest tradition with some of the most admired natural links land in the world. Visitors are welcome to play our championship courses, which offer dramatic views and a golfing challenge to savor.

Gullane No. 1 (1884) has a long history of hosting national and international championship golf events, including the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Ladies Scottish Open, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in 2015, as well as Local Final Qualifying for the Open Championship at neighboring Muirfield. Gullane No. 2 (1898) was laid out by the legendary Willie Park, Jr., and has also been used for Open Championship Qualifying, as well as the Seniors Open Amateur.

Gullane offers a unique range of golfing experiences for members and visitors alike, combining a major role in the history of golf in Scotland, great golfing conditions, and a truly spectacular environment.

Gullane Golf Club overlooking the sea.
Dumbarnie Links golf course at sunset.

Dumbarnie Links

Dumbarnie Links enjoys an historic setting on the north shore of Largo Bay, only 11 miles from the Home of Golf itself, St. Andrews. This beautiful and secluded corner of the East Neuk of Fife has the most glorious views to the south across the Forth Estuary to the great links of Muirfield, North Berwick and to Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh.

What makes this site so rich is its position along a mile and a half of golden sandy beach, where dolphins and seals are a regular sight just offshore from the course. The topography of this unique 345-acre site allows panoramic views of the sea from every hole on what is classic traditional Scottish linksland.

Hotel Information

Kingsmills Hotel

Kingsmills Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Inverness with a rich and diverse heritage dating back to the 18th century. Complete with spa and conference facilities, it is the perfect retreat for leisure holidays and corporate events, and a world-class destination in its own right.
Our hotel rooms combine the perfect mix of classic and contemporary features. We've raised the bar in luxurious, stylish Inverness accommodation. Combining the freshest local produce with traditional and contemporary ingredients, the Kingsmills creates an eclectic mix of Scottish and International cuisine. Our sumptuous restaurants and traditional hospitality sets us apart from other hotels in Inverness.

Like all great hotels in Inverness, the Kingsmills Hotel provides the perfect combination of rest and relaxation in our rejuvenating spa facilities. With our very own indoor pool to hand, as well as a fully equipped gym, there has never been a better time to indulge in deep rest and relaxation. Equipped with the very best in R&R, our luxurious spa and specially trained therapists and masseuses are dedicated to ensuring your health and well-being. With a vast variety of spa packages, such as natural Italian therapies, there's something for even the most seasoned spa-goer.

Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness
Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

Overlooking one of Edinburgh's prettiest private garden squares, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel consists of seven interconnected Georgian townhouses. Outside is where you'll find the New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that's delightfully removed from the city's tourist hubs. But it's inside where things really get interesting.

The newly renovated interior blends handsome woods, plush fabrics, and rich pops of color - and, yes, just a touch of tartan - to luxurious effect. And with a magnetic inner courtyard and an acclaimed Middle Eastern restaurant, it's no wonder the hotel has become a natural meeting point and a sociable heart of modern life.

Eclectically styled and cleverly detailed, the bedrooms and suites at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel celebrate the golden age of travel through curated art, books, and miscellanea. Luxurious leather upholstery, residential furniture like bureaus and low-lying desks, cozy extras like robes and yoga mats, and innovative technology integration all jive together to turn these spaces into private urban retreats.

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