Playing golf in Scotland is as traditional as roast dinner on Sundays! Play links golf in Scotland and you’ll get all the trimmings too!!
The 2016 British Open presented an epic duel with Henrik Stenson prevailing over Phil Mickelson – showcasing the fantastic challenge of Royal Troon. With ever changing wind conditions, strategy demands on each tee, deep pot bunkers and the most cultured of golfing patrons, Royal Troon delivered a tournament and Champion to remember.
You too can follow in the footsteps of Stenson, Mickelson and McIlory with stay & play packages at The Marine Hotel – overlooking the famous Troon links. The Ayrshire coast is truly unique, with an endless line of links courses including Glasgow Gailes, Dundonald, Western Gailes, Kilmarnock Barassie and Old Prestwick. Just a short drive away is the recently redesigned Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry. Best access is at Prestwick Airport (10 minutes) or Glasgow International Airport which allows for a straight forward 45-minute drive to Troon. Scotts Restaurant is recommended locally in Troon for a light snack, post round pint or sit down dinner.
In the North, Castle Stuart played host to the 2016 Scottish Open won by Alex Noren. Best visitor rates at Castle Stuart include 2 round packages to be played within 5 days. Golfers visiting the ever popular Golf View Hotel in Nairn receive a FREE evening dinner until October 2016. Flight access is Inverness or Aberdeen Airports serviced by British Airways and Easyjet.
For those travelling to Nairn and Castle Stuart from Aberdeen Airport, the commute is 1 hour. You can of course “top or tail” your trip to include play at the impressive Trump Scotland and 2014 Scottish Open venue Royal Aberdeen. MacLeod House is Trump’s golfing lodge in Aberdeen, with 5-star service and best rates for Stay & Play on Trump Scotland.
St Andrews is well renowned as the Home of Golf. Fairmont St Andrews now offers attractive packages within Unlimited Golf. Play on St Andrews’ famous Old Course is restricted for the remainder of 2016 to a daily ballot or draw, with a 30-70% chance of success each day depending on the season. The Fairmont Unlimited Golf package provides excellent flexibility with guaranteed play each day on Kittocks and Torrance and the option to enter the ballot to play St Andrews Old Course. Access to St Andrews is from Edinburgh Airport (75 minutes) with attractive rates on car rental or transfers with AscotGolf.com. PGA Professionals receive FREE Hotel & Board for every 7 golfers.
Further south near Edinburgh, the twin seaside towns of Gullane and North Berwick offer intensive links golfing visits, with Stay & Play packages at MacDonald Marine Hotel. Golfers booking with Ascot Golf for October 2016 receive 2 FREE evening dinners per stay. Upgrade your package with play on the exclusive Muirfield links subject to availability for your travel dates. A Handicap limit of 18 applies for Muirfield and visitor tee-timees are restricted to week-days.
Whatever your preference for Golf in Scotland, link up with Ascot Golf and start plotting your trip to play the very best in golf!
The 41st Ryder Cup takes place at Hazeltine GC, Minneapolis (Sept 30-Oct 2, 2016), just 15miles from the twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. With direct flights to Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport (MSP) from London Heathrow and other international airports, travel to the Ryder Cup this September could hardly be easier!
Team Europe under Darren Clarke are seeking a 4th successive Ryder Cup victory, following Colin Montgomerie in Wales, 2010; Olazabal’s Miracle of Medinah, 2012; and McGinley’s Masterclass in Gleneagles, 2014! Travel packages to Hazeltine include 4 and 5-night stays, with a choice of hotels – the Holiday Inn Saint Paul Downtown (4-star) and InterContinental Saint Paul (5-star).
Holiday Inn Saint Paul Downtown is a perfect venue for Ryder Cup groups, with “The Liffey” Irish Pub perfect for unwinding and talking through the day’s action at Hazeltine. Some of Minnesota’s best attractions are nearby the Holiday Inn. St. Paul is home to the Xcel Energy Center and RiverCentre which host great concerts and the home of the Minnesota Wild hockey team – just across the street from the Holiday Inn.
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront is located in the heart of downtown overlooking the Mississippi River. The hotel is just steps away from live theater, renowned museums, memorable dining, and specialty tax free shopping. “Citizen Supper Club” restaurant pays homeage to a byegone era at the Intercontinental with traditional cuisine and freshements, a perfect setting for post round analysis and previews of the following days Ryder Cup matches.
Ryder Cup package prices with Ascot Golf include Hotel, Breakfast, Season Tickets for the 2016 Ryder Cup including Opening Ceremony and practice days, ground transportation from your hotel to and from the Hazeltine, and entry to the Ryder Cup celebration party. Furthermore, you may upgrade your package to the International Pavilion to allow for hospitality, seating and service throughout the 3 Tournament days.
While the “Brexit” Vote of June 23 has increased the price of golfing holidays to the US for UK golfers, 2016 Ryder Cup packages are unchanged from the beginning of the year for booking in GB£. For those paying in Euro or US$, the price has reduced by up to 15% from early season rates!
And, by booking Ryder Cup 2016 with Ascot Golf before August 15, you will receive a complimentary Ryder Cup Pro Quip Jacket & Hat (His or Hers, Team Europe or USA) for each person in your group!.
Team Europe is taking shape, with a strong GB&I influence, to include McIlroy, Willett, rookies Fitzpatrick and Wood, and veterns Rose and Westwood also expected to make the final 12. Garcia, Stenson, Lowry and Cabrera-Bello also look likely to join forces to help Europe in their bid to retain the Trophy at Hazeltine.
Team USA is still smarting from Medinah and Gleneagles especially, with Davis Love III given the responsibility to right past wrongs for TEAM USA at Hazeltine. Vice Captains include Tiger Woods as part of a systematic and structured approach that Love hopes will result in victory for the US in Minneapolis.
Ticket packages for 2016 Ryder Cup are limited and will be confirmed on a first-come basis. We hope you can make it for a golfing experience of a lifetime!
Email golf@Ascotgolf.com for further details or call +44 1344 638 700 and speak with our sales agent to book your place.
Mallorca, Spain is a haven for golfers with Unlimited Golf, Golf-Around, All-Inclusive and beachside holidays.
In Palma Sheraton Arabella features 3×18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole executive course, with Unlimited Golf packages. Summer Specials include Family Offers with Half Board and Airport Transfers included with Ascot Golf for your convenience. Winter packages at Sheraton Arabella include free Half Board depending on length of stay. Palma City is an ever present attraction for apres-golf with a fantastic choice of bars, restaurants and nightlife.
Magaluf is the “party capital” of Mallorca, with all-inclusive packages at Sol Antillas Barbados and golf-around at Bendinat, Poniente and Santa Ponsa.
On the east coast, the holiday resort of Cala Millor is perfectly located for golf-around at Son Servera, Capdepera and Canyamel, with a 1-hour drive to the impressive Vall d’Or and Alcanada. Golf packages at Cala Millor include the 4-star Hipocampo Playa, All-inclusive at Cala Millor Park, and Half Board packages at Eurotel Punta Rotja and the 5-star Hipocampo Palace.
Pula Golf is nearby Cala Millor, with Unlimited Golf at Pula Golf Course – former European Tour venue and picturesque within the wonderful Mallorcan countryside.
In central Mallorca nearby El Arenel/Llucmajor, Be Live Son Antem is a family favourite Hotel with unlimited golf at Son Antem East & West. Book before June 30 for best deals in Summer 2016.
Hilton Sa Torre provides a rustic 5-star holiday experience, with golf-around nearby at Maioris Golf, Son Gual and Golf Park Puntiro. Accommodation features 2-bedroom Family Suites for family golf holidays.
For further details visit Ascotgolf.com/Mallorca or contact your sales excecutive at Ascot Golf today at golf@Ascotgolf.com or by phoning +44 (0)1344 638 700.