Take the St. Andrews trip of a lifetime with new vacation package to the home of golf
Golfers have the opportunity to experience a mix of St. Andrews' historic links and newer area golf courses all while staying at one of the area's most lavish resorts, as part of PerryGolf's new Fairmont St. Andrews, Scotland Golf Package.
PerryGolf brings their years of Scotland golf package experience to deliver the best of St. Andrews golf and accommodations, with five nights accommodations at the Fairmont St. Andrews, plus five rounds of golf, including a round on the prestigious Old Course at St. Andrews.
The package features the opportunity to play the Old Course through the St. Andrews Links Trust's Old Course lottery, which your group will be entered every day they're in Scotland (and the Old is available) until you've had success. While the odds are favorable you'll be selected, those groups not willing to leave anything to chance can pay a surcharge for a guaranteed tee time.
The golf courses that complement the Old Course offer a tremendous mix of all the different types of courses St. Andrews can offer. Next to the famous Old is the St. Andrews New Course, a 19th-century links that is rated among the Top 100 Outside the United States by Golf Digest and many locals agree is every bit as challenging as the Old Course.
Golfers will also tee it up on the Fairmont St. Andrews Torrance course, a cliffside links designed by former Ryder Cup Captain Sam Torrance that is an Open Championship qualifying course. It too is reopening in 2009 after a renovation effort that will make the course as good as ever.
You'll also have the chance to play a St. Andrews favorite twice: Kingsbarns Golf Links. Kingsbarns has quickly become one of Scotland's most renowned links despite opening less than a decade ago and is just seven miles from the Old Course itself. But Kingsbarns features as stunning of a setting for a seaside course as there is, with the holes set in an amphitheater effect that offers views of the North Sea from start to finish, as well as several shots played over the water.
For accommodations, golfers will stay at the Fairmont Hotel in St. Andrews, located just outside of town and overlooking the town skyline. This lavish, five-star option is fresh off an 17 million pound refurbishment of the guest rooms, spas, lobby and other public areas. Scottish flavor has been incorporated to every facet of design here, and the selection of whiskys in the restaurants and pubs are thorough.
The package price also includes a car hire with unlimited miles and insurance, as well as a full Scottish daily breakfast at the Fairmont St. Andrews.
Golfers will also be provided a travel pack with maps, driving directions and restaurant and sightseeing suggestions. And if that's not enough, sleep easy knowing that you'll be right around the corner from PerryGolf's local St. Andrews office should you need any assistance on the ground throughout your trip.
The Fairmont St. Andrews Scotland Golf Package is $2,195 for golfers including taxes (non-golfers are $1,295). That's about a 30 percent discount compared to last year's rates thanks to a more favorable dollar-to-pound exchange rate.
So with the golf cheaper than in years past, an opportunity to play the Old Course and the Fairmont St. Andrews and Torrance Course fresh off extensive renovations, there's never been a better time to experience the home of golf.
To take advantage of these exclusive offers, please contact Dan Cormier at the Fairmont Golfdesk via telephone at (888) 860-8282 or (506) 877-1672, or via e-mail at GRC.firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to mention package code 1U6CGC (subject to availability). Or click here for more information.
July 6, 2009