Experience The Warmth of Scottish Hospitality
Welcome to Scotland! The original home of golf. Indeed this is where it all began well over six hundred years ago. A place that will forever remain special for those who have traveled to her shores to tee it up on a true Scottish links course.
No other country in the world has quite the same relationship with the game of golf as Scotland, and our golf experiences capture the best of everything. With over 500 courses throughout the country, it is often a prominent part of the landscape and community. St. Andrews and Carnoustie to name a couple of well-known communities are situated around the city centre.
The golfing events calendar in Scotland is a very busy one, with a range of competitions from the club level matches and regional golf weeks right up to major international occasions like the Open Championship, returning to Royal Troon in 2016 and Carnoustie in 2018.
With so much to experience in this beautiful country, it can be hard to choose. As much as Scotland is “the home to golf” it is also the origin of some of the world’s finest Scotch. Include a distillery tour, explore a castle and the stunning scenery throughout this rugged country.
Sometimes the best part of being away from home is discovering new temptations, and for the discerning visitor Scotland delivers fresh and exceptional culinary experiences at every turn. Here is a land seemingly designed for gourmets. Rushing crystal streams, tranquil lochs and fertile earth yield a natural bounty. Just as important is the warmth of Scottish hospitality and genuinely warm welcome that they have always been known for.
Getting to Scotland is simple and straightforward and once you get here, some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes are within easy reach. With an ever-increasing selection of direct flights from destinations worldwide, there is a wide range of connections through hub airports as well as an excellent internal air network. Traveling around the country is effortless also, thanks to an extensive road network, excellent rail links and a comprehensive bus system. There is also an efficient ferry service, taking passengers to and from Scotland’s many islands.
“I’ve been to Ireland a couple of times now with Fairways to Heaven Golf. We play great courses, stay in terrific hotels and lodges, and never have to worry about a thing – other than my putting. The folks at Fairways to Heaven love golf! They know the courses they recommend, and in most cases, know the owners and the pros. Fairways to Heaven Golf makes you feel like an insider.”
“I have worked with many companies and individuals when planning trips to places like Italy, France, Spain, England and recently Ireland. This past trip to Ireland was planned by Tim of Fairways to Heaven Golf. My wife is not a golfer so we wanted to plan the trip around sightseeing and golf. Since we have never traveled to Ireland we needed help and the expertise that Tim was able to provide was amazing. We kept changing our minds about what to do and see while in Ireland and Tim was great and accommodated all of our changes. His recommendation on where to stay, places to eat, and things to see were right on the mark. An example of this is that I wanted to get a boat to Skellig Michael the site of the Star Wars movie which was booked for months in advance and Tim was able to get this done. It made my trip.
Fairways to Heaven Golf is an unbelievable company that I would highly recommend to anyone planning a vacation that includes golf or for that matter any trip. It is impossible for me to put into words the impeccable detail and attention to every aspect of my trip with them.”
“Our trip turned out to be beyond our expectations, all customized for the four of us! The planning details were perfect. The Fairways to Heaven team is extremely knowledgeable of the destination, hotels, and golf courses.”
“I will never forget my once in a life time experience playing golf with my son at one of golf’s most historic and beautiful locations – Pebble Beach. From the accommodations at the lodge, to butterflies on the first tee with our great caddie, to walking down the 18th, we couldn’t have asked for a more memorable day. Fairways to Heaven Golf made everything so easy and comfortable. Great to work with a team that make you the priority and understands the importance of a father-son golf experience.”
“I can’t say enough about Mike and the Fairways to Heaven team. I had never been to Ireland but their team put together a tour that was easily the best golf trip I ever took. Aside from getting our group onto Royal County Down and Royal Portrush, our accommodations could not have been better and our driver was great fun telling stories and jokes while on the round. A private dinner was set up for us at the Bushmills Inn accompanied by a personalized bottle of Bushmills Irish whiskey for each guy in the group…great surprise. I am already planning my next trip with Fairways to Heaven and recommend them to everybody.”
Walk in the footsteps of champions and play the most recognized course in the world at the Old Course at St. Andrews. Also a visit to Carnoustie, the most demanding venue in the Open Championship rota and will play host to the 2018 Open. Since opening in 2000, Kingsbarns Golf Links has quickly emerged as one of the top courses in Scotland and will host the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open. Whether it’s staying on the famous Road Hole in the Old Course Hotel or overlooking the 18th at the Rusacks Hotel, your accommodations will be second to none and all within walking distance of the town.
Just a short drive from Edinburgh lies a superb, yet underrated, menu of courses including 16-time Open Championship venue, Muirfield. Scotland’s Golf Coast is dotted with numerous championship golf courses over a 20 mile stretch of coastline, providing sweeping views of the coastline for all its visitors. Accommodations overlooking the golf courses at The Macdonald Marine Hotel and Spa or Greywalls Hotel & Chez Roux provide an up close and personal experience while visiting this golfer’s paradise.
The Scottish Highlands is a remarkable destination for those looking for world famous golf and whisky. A visit to this area provides access to courses long ranked in the worlds top 10 as well as having hosted prestigious events such as the Scottish Open, Walker Cup, and Curtis Cup. Accommodations range from luxury hotels like the Royal Golf Hotel, Kingsmills Hotel and Culloden House, to staying with our good friends at their perfect B&B, The Sandown House. Whisky (Uisge Beatha – ‘water of life’) distilleries are plentiful in the area with Glenmorangie, Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet and Clynelish just to name a few.
Ayrshire offers the visiting golfer the finest collection of links golf courses in the world. The area includes 3 Open Championship venues, 5 of the UK’s top 100 golf courses and is the Birthplace of The Open. The area provides visitors with a wide choice of accommodations from intimate guest homes overlooking the first tee to exclusive use castles and world-class golf resorts.
The North East embodies much of what Scotland is famous for from, abounding scenery, historical castles, whisky trails and a fantastic array of golf courses. There are more than fifty courses in the North East District Scottish Golf Union and home to the 6th and 7th oldest clubs in the world. It has great variety from traditional seaside links that boast a ferocious bite to the more calm, inlands tracks. A highlight of the area is a stay at the Meldrum House Hotel where visitors are treated to a stunning property and white glove service from their professional staff…..not to be missed!
Links House, 13 The Links, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JB
Carnoustie Golf Centre, Links Parade, Carnoustie DD7 7JE, UK
Kingsbarns, St Andrews KY16 8QD, UK
Balcomie Clubhouse, Crail, Anstruther KY10 3XN, UK
: 1 W Sands Rd, St Andrews KY16 9XL, UK
uchterarder PH3 1NF, UK
W Links Rd, Gullane EH31 2BB, UK
Duncur Rd, Muirfield, Gullane, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland EH31 2EG, UK
New Club House, Beach Rd, North Berwick EH39 4BB, UK
Aulton Rd, Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland AB42 0NN, UK
Balmedie, Aberdeen AB23 8YE, UK
Links Rd, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8AT, UK
Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8BD, UK
Inverness IV2 7JL, UK
Nairn IV12 5ND, UK
Royal Dornoch Club Golf, Golf Rd, Dornoch IV25 3LW, United Kingdom
Ayr Rd, Troon KA11 5BF, UK
2-4 Links Rd, Prestwick KA9 1QH, UK
raigend Rd, Troon KA10 6EP, UK
Turnberry, Ayrshire KA26 9LT, United Kingdom