Parent-Child Golf Tour St. Andrews, Scotland

    August 5 to 13, 2016

    (An historical golf adventure for parents or grandparents to travel with children or grandchildren, boys or girls)

    The Tour is escorted by David Paterson, Yale Golf Coach Emeritus, and Bob Heintz, former PGA Tour player and
    Head Golf Coach at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Fri. Aug 5: Depart USA, for Edinburgh, Scotland (overnight flight).

    Sat. Aug 6: Arrive Edinburgh International Airport, Scotland. Transfer by coach or mini-van to St. Andrews, check-in the
    Agnes Blackadder Hall, University of St. Andrews. After lunch at the Eden clubhouse, warm-up on the Links driving
    range. Play a practice round on the Eden Course. Welcome to St. Andrews dinner at the New Links Clubhouse.

    Sun. Aug 7: Breakfast at Agnes Blackadder Hall.  Practice round parent-child tournament on the Jubilee, Eden or New
    Course. An afternoon historic tour of St. Andrews, including a pilgrimage to the Cathedral ruins, the Tom Morris family
    gravesite, the Castle and the Links Trust Golf Museum.

    Mon. Aug 8: Breakfast Agnes Blackadder Hall. Play the first round of the parent- child tournament on the Jubilee,
    Eden or New Course.  An afternoon golf-clinic at the Links driving range.

    Tues. Aug 9:  Breakfast at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Play the second round of the parent-child tournament  on the
    Castle Course. Travel along the Neuk of Fife to visit the picturesque Crail Harbor and perhaps dinner at  Anstruther's
    award winning chip, " Best in Britain" fish and chip shop.

    Wed. Aug 10: Breakfast at Agnes Blackadder Hall.  A morning departure for a visit to Scotland's capital city,
    Edinburgh. Start with a historic City tour with guide, including Holyrood Palace and the Edinburgh Castle, Leith and
    the Royal Yacht, dinner at the King's Wark in Leith and then attend an evening performance of the famous Military
    Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.

    Thus. Aug 11: Breakfast at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Play the final round of the parent-child golf tournament at  
    Kingsbarns Golf Club, the latest addition to St. Andrews golf legacy. An afternoon golf-clinic at the Links Driving

    Fri. Aug 12: Breakfast at Agnes Blackadder Hall  A special treat today, play the Old Course or the  nearby Dukes
    Course.  Time left for last minute shopping in the Royal and Ancient town. Farewell banquet and awards presentation
    at the New Links Golf Clubhouse.

    Sat. Aug 13 : Check-out Agnes Blackadder and return to Edinburgh International Airport for the journey home.

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    This is an opportunity for fathers and grandfathers, mothers and grandmothers to play the famous St. Andrews links
    together with their children or grandchildren, boys and girls, and learn the history of the Royal & Ancient Game of golf
    as it grew to dominate a town with a history reaching back to the Bronze Age and Roman legionaries. A town once
    known as the ecclesiastical heart of the Roman Church in Scotland, ruled by Bishops and Archbishops and visited
    for centuries by Kings and Queens. Along with golfing the great links, participants will visit St. Andrews historical sites
    including the ruins of the 12 century Cathedral where the great champions of golf, Auld Tom Morris and his son Tom
    Jr., winner of five Open Championships lie among the great Bishops. St. Rules Tower within the Cathedral grounds,
    said to have guarded relics of St. Andrews the patron saint of Scotland, still dominates the ruins. Some say the
    nearby Castle, a fortification reaching out of the sea, existed as far back as 700BC, but it is better known for murder
    and executions during the 15th century, where countless victims were burned at the stake for treason and witchery.
    The British Golf Museum, founded in 1990, contains a huge collection of documents and the implements related to
    the history of golf and the foundation of St. Andrews as the birthplace of golf. Historians claim golf was played in St.
    Andrews earlier than the 1400s.


    Parent-child lodging is at the University of St. Andrews Agnes Blackadder Hall with the option of single rooms or
    sharing a twin bedded room.  The residence offers 3-star bed and breakfast accommodations in modern en-suite
    bedrooms and  friendly service. Agnes Blackadder Hall is located just a few hundred yards from the world famous
    golf courses and less than a 10 minute walk from the historic centre of St Andrews. Free car-parking is available for
    guests so once you arrive you can park your car and then explore the town on foot. It is the ideal base for exploring St
    Andrews, playing golf on the famous links courses and for discovering the summer attractions of Kingdom of Fife. All
    bedrooms feature an en-suite shower room, a double bed, a television and tea and coffee making facilities. A full
    Scottish breakfast is served from 07:30 to 09:30 each morning in the New Hall dining room, and a full service pub is
    located in the foyer for adult refreshment.

    During the week, we will conduct an informal, handicap, stableford Parent Child team tournament with rounds as
    specified on the schedule. Participants playing the Old Course under the ballot process during a competition round
    on another course will use their score points from the old course round towards the event.

    The estimated cost per adult participant is $3795 ( child under 18 $3195) and includes:

  • Seven nights bed and breakfast single room in the Agnes Blackadder Hall
  • Golf rounds on the Eden, New, Jubilee and Castle Course, plus Kingsbarns courses
  • Welcome to Scotland dinner and awards dinner in the New Links Clubhouse
  • Range balls and tournament awards
  • Edinburgh city tour, Royal Yacht and Military Tattoo, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, British Golf Museum,
    Falkland Palace, St. Andrews Cathedral and Military Tattoo admissions
  • Transfer by private mini-bus or coach to and from all destinations on the schedule
  • Golf instruction clinics and St. Andrews Historical tour by David Paterson, Yale Men's Golf Coach Emeritus
  • VAT and other taxes on all of the above services.

    A deposit equal to 25%  ($900) of the tour cost or  is required for enrollment. Some items of the tour such as golf
    course deposits, accommodation require advanced payment at the time of booking. Therefore cancellation within 45
    days of departure will result in a penalty equal to the deposit .

    We recommend that all participants purchase travel insurance.

    Note parents or grandparents can escort one or two children. Golf courses have handicap limits of 24 for men and 36
    for women and junior golfers. Children should be experienced golfers and know the rules and etiquette of the game.

    Play on the Old Course is in addition and is made through the daily ballot. On a daily basis, we will submit the names
    of participants (four golfers per tee time) wishing to play the Old Course until they are accepted in the ballot. Old
    Course golf fees of 160 pounds per person (approximately $250), and are paid directly to the Old Course starter prior
    to play. Payment can be made credit card or sterling cash.

    Price is subject to availability and exchange rates at the time of booking. This programs can be arranged on any
    date for two to sixteen individuals wishing to travel independently with friends.

    Note.  See full details of our tour policies link to Golfon International Terms and Conditions

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