The OPEN Championship Venues Experience

Scotland's Five Open Championship Venues

Scotland

  • Nights 10
  • Days 11
  • Rounds of Golf 8
  • Dates May 24 - June 3, 2023

Welcome to the ultimate golf travel experience where you can play all FIVE of Scotland’s OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP VENUES! To make it even better, your Open rota line up is complimented with rounds at the New Course at St. Andrews, Kingsbarns Golf Links, and West Links at North Berwick.

The only thing that makes this golf line up better is the hotels that we have chosen to call home during your stay in Scotland. Starting off with the Old Course Hotel and ending at Trump Turnberry Resort, these iconic bookend properties will make you feel like royalty where you will be pampered at every turn.

As you play your way through this magical golf line up across Scotland, we have included a stay in one of golf’s more iconic properties, the newly refurbished Marine North Berwick Hotel. And, as you make your way from east to west, we will visit one of golf’s more contemporary newcomers, The Lodges at Dundonald Links. We don’t have any golf scheduled here but we wouldn’t blame you if you headed out for a round on the Links before.

All four properties are the perfect blend of elegance, history, and charm each of which providing the ideal environments to relax, have fun and most important, to slow life down for a wee bit and enjoy an experience that will be second to none.

This experience is one of our Signature Series Event by Distincte and as a participant, we have included some nice extras along the way that we hope will only make this program that much more memorable.

See you in Scotland!

Golf by Distincte team

Dates & Prices

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy

May 24, 2023 — June 3, 2023
Package Options Starting From Single Occupancy
Price Per Person / Sharing: $14,560.00 $16,495.00
Price Golfer + Non Golfer Sharing $23,715.00

Itinerary

Day1
MAY 24, WEDNESDAY - ARRIVE INTO EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  • Arrive into Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) where you will be met by your driver in your luxury custom coach which will be with you throughout your trip in Scotland. Once you have collected your bags, you and your fellow golfers will head north towards the Home of Golf – St. Andrews!
  • Upon arrival, you will check into the Old Course Hotel which will be your home for the next 4 nights.  Your rooms overlook the famous Road Hole 17th , arguably one of golf’s most challenging par 4’s!
  • Once checked in, you have an optional round on the Jubilee Course at St. Andrews @ 2:42pm which should not only help you shake off the cobwebs from your flight in, but it will also prepare you for the epic golf line up that’s ahead of you
  • Complimentary lunch in the clubhouse (£25 GBP per person credit)
  • Evening at your leisure
  • Hotel – Old Course Hotel
Day2
MAY 25, THURSDAY - CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS - 2018 OPEN
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Golf – Today you will play your first of five OPEN venues starting with one of the most challenging, Carnoustie Golf Links @ 1:40PM – Most Recently held 2018 Open
    • Transfer approx. 45mins
  • Complimentary lunch in the clubhouse (£25 GBP per person credit)
  • Evening at your leisure
  • Hotel – Old Course Hotel
Day3
MAY 26, FRIDAY - OLD COURSE AT ST. ANDREWS - 150th OPEN
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Golf – Old Course at St. Andrews @ 9:10am – Most Recently held The 150th Open
  • Complimentary lunch in the clubhouse (£25 GBP per person credit)
  • Afternoon at your leisure – highly recommend a pint (or two) in the famous Dunvegan Pub in town
  • Welcome dinner in the Old Course Hotel
    • £80 GBP per person credit
  • Hotel – Old Course Hotel
Day4
MAY 27, SATURDAY - KINGSBARNS GOLF LINKS
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Golf – Kingsbarns Golf Links @ 8:50am
    • Transfer approx. 15 mins
  • Complimentary lunch in the clubhouse (£25 GBP per person credit)
  • Remainder of the day at your leisure
  • Hotel – Old Course Hotel
Day5
MAY 28, SUNDAY - DAY OFF / TRANSFER TO NORTH BERWICK
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • After a leisurely morning to enjoy this historic town, you will check out and transfer to the town of North Berwick
  • Upon arrival, you will check into the newly refurbished Marine North Berwick Hotel that overlooks the West Links golf course with views out over the Firth of Forth. This charming town has a very similar feel to that of St. Andrews, although less famous but many pubs and restaurants to explore during your stay
  • Evening your leisure
  • Hotel – Marine North Berwick Hotel
Day6
MAY 29, MONDAY - WEST LINKS AT NORTH BERWICK
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Golf – West Links at North Berwick Golf Club @ 11:10am
  • Evening at your leisure
  • Hotel – Marine North Berwick Hotel
Day7
MAY 30, TUESDAY - MUIRFIELD GOLF CLUB - 2013 OPEN
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Prior to golf, you will check out leaving your bags in your coach with your driver to take care of them on your behalf
  • Golf – Muirfield Golf Club @ 10:20am – Most Recently held 2013 Open
    • Approx. transfer 20 mins
  • Do not forget your jacket, tie and shoes to enjoy lunch in the clubhouse after your round – it’s one of golf’s most special privileges!
  • Depart the town of Gullane and head to Scotland’s West Coast where you will check into the Lodges at Dundonald for the next two nights
    • Approx. transfer 2hrs
  • Upon arrival, you will check into Scotland’s newest product build specifically for the all of the golfer’s needs.  Your 4x bedroom lodge that boasts 4x ensuite rooms with a shared living room.  Best part of all, it that each cluster of lodges shares its own putting greens which is ideal for a wee wager or two with your lodge mates
  • Evening BBQ Cookout by the putting greens
  • Hotel –Lodges at Dundonald
Day8
MAY 31, WEDNESDAY - DAY OFF / OPTIONAL GOLF AT DUNDONALD LINKS
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Free day to relax or play an optional round of golf at the Dundonald Links, the present host of the Ladies Scottish OPEN (Golf carts available to give the legs a rest)
  • Evening dinner in Dundonald’s Whisky Room
  • Hotel –Lodges at Dundonald
Day9
JUNE 1, THURSDAY - ROYAL TROON - 2016 OPEN
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Check out and load up before heading towards Troon for your next Open Venue
    • Approx. transfer 10 mins
  • Golf – Royal Troon Golf Club @ 9:00am – Most Recently held 2016 Open
  • Suggested lunch in the clubhouse (regular golf attire welcome / no hats)
  • After golf, transfer south to Trump Turnberry Resort, one of Scotland’s finest hotels with arguably one of the best views in golf!
    • Approx. transfer 45 mins
  • Upon arrival, check in with the rest of your day / evening at your leisure
  • Hotel – Trump Turnberry Resort 
Day10
JUNE 2, FRIDAY - AISLA COURSE AT TURNBERRY - 2009 OPEN
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Enjoy a leisurely morning before you final round of Scotland’s OPEN Rota
  • Golf – Ailsa Course at Turnberry @ 12:00pm – Most Recently held 2009 Open
  • Hotel – Trump Turnberry Resort 
Day11
JUNE 3, SATURDAY - DEPART
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Check out and transfer to Edinburgh International Airport (EDI)
    • Please note that transfers are based on your group all traveling to same airport / flight**
      • Approx. transfer 1.50hrs

Accommodations

Old Course Hotel at St. Andrews

May 24 - 28, 2023

* 4 Nights Accommodations at Old Course Hotel in Course Facing King Rooms with full Scottish Breakfast Daily *

The Marine North Berwick

May 28 - 30, 2023

* 2 Nights Accommodations at Marine North Berwick - Course Facing Kings with Full Scottish Breakfast Daily *

Dundonald Links and Lodges

May 30 - June 1, 2023

* 2 Nights Accommodations at the Lodges at Dundonald Links with Full Scottish Breakfast Daily / 4x Bedroom Lodges *

Trump Turnberry

June 1 - June 3, 2023

* 2 Nights Accommodations at the Trump Turnberry Resort with Full Scottish Breakfast Daily / Deluxe Resort King (upgrade to Ocean View for Supplement cost**)

Golf Courses

Jubilee Course at St. Andrews

The third championship course at the Home of Golf, the Jubilee is considered by many to be the most challenging course on the famous Links. Built in 1897, it... More

Carnoustie Links – Championship Course

The Championship Course has hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies Open and one Seniors Open making it one of the very few to have done so in the UK.... More

Old Course at St. Andrews

The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognized across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course... More

Kingsbarns Golf Links

Our passion is to host you for a memorable round of traditional Scottish links golf. Kingsbarns Golf Links is situated 7 miles from St Andrews along 1.8 miles of... More

North Berwick Golf Club

Golf has been played over the historic West Links course since the 17th century, and we continue to play over the same piece of land as they did back... More

Muirfield Golf Club

Golf was first played at Muirfield in 1891 on 16 holes laid out by Old Tom Morris which was extended to 18 holes for the Open the following year.... More

Royal Troon Golf Club Old Course

One of the great links courses in Scotland, the Old Course is a challenging test of golfing ability. With the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with... More

Ailsa Course at Turnberry

Home of four Open Championships, the legendary Ailsa course has hosted some of the most iconic names in golf. Reborn in June 2016 at the hands of renowned architect,... More

Old Course Hotel at St. Andrews

Kingsbarns Golf Links

Carnoustie Links – Championship Course

The Marine North Berwick

North Berwick Golf Club

Muirfield Golf Club

Royal Troon Golf Club Old Course

Ailsa Course at Turnberry

Dundonald Links and Lodges

Included

  • 4x Nights Accommodations at The Old Course Hotel in Course Facing King Room
  • 2x Nights Accommodations at The Marine North Berwick in Course Facing King Room
  • 2x Nights Accommodations at The Lodges at Dundonald Links sharing 4x Bedroom / Bath Lodges
  • 2x Nights Accommodations at Trump Turnberry in Deluxe Resort View Kings
  • 8x Rounds of Golf:
    • Jubilee Course at St. Andrews
    • Carnoustie Golf Links
    • Old Course at St. Andrews
    • Kingsbarns Golf Links
    • West Links at North Berwick
    • Muirfield Golf Club
    • Royal Troon Golf Club
    • Ailsa Course at Turnberry
  • Airport Transfers / Group golf transfers throughout Scotland
    • Please note that if you require individual transfers they are not included **
  • Welcome Dinner at the Old Course Hotel (£80 GBP per person credit)
  • Lunches at New, Carnoustie, Old, & Kingsbarns (£25 GBP per person credit)
  • Dinner at Dundonald Links Clubhouse – Whisky Room (£75 GBP per person credit)
  • BBQ Cookout at your Dundonald Lodge / Putting Green (£50 GBP per person credit)
  • Services of your Golf by Distincte on-site team

Not Included

  • All flights both local and international
  • All portage and tips for drivers & guides
  • All caddies and carts not indicated in itinerary
  • All meals, drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • Transfers where not included
  • All items of a personal nature

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Before You Travel

  • quality rain suit, pants and jacket is a MUST!  Zero Restriction and FootJoy are quality brands.  If you do not own such apparel, it is expensive and note, you get what you pay for. So purchase wisely as you’ll be thankful you have it if you get a good lashing!
  • Rain gloves – a must when playing in the rain.  They come in pairs and for good reason.  A wet hand on a wet grip will only result in tears as your ball, and maybe your club too, will undoubtedly end up in the fescue.
  • A good ski hat – yes, not what you typically think of for golf but because most courses are on the ocean, the water temps are still only in the upper 50’s to 60 degrees. Combine these factors with some wind blowing onshore and then throw in some rain and it is a recipe for being miserable.  A nice warm hat that can cover your ears could be your best friend.
  • A proper golf umbrella – a must as normal summer weather means intermittent showers that come and go throughout a 4 hour round.  You can generally see what is coming so instead of changing in and out of rain gear, you can use a good sturdy wind-resistant umbrella to shelter you until the shower passes.

Now, what about sunshine?  Yes, they do have it in Scotland and when it comes out especially in the late spring and summer months, it can be quite warm to hot.  Therefore, a few pair of golf shorts are in order. Golfers have been known to wear shorts under their rain pants simply because the extremes from shower to sunshine can be very dramatic – so this is sometimes the best approach.

All in all, these are the best tips to best prepare you for what we hope is a memorable experience golfing in Scotland.

Price Per Person Starting at Double Occupancy:

$14,560.00

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