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The British Open Package 2016 at Royal Troon golf club. (The 145th Open Championship and the 9th Open to be held at Royal Troon).

7 night stay at luxury hotels, Luxury chauffeur driven coach, 3 days of golf at Championship Golf Links and attendance at The Open Championship for the entire tournament.

Fly into Aberdeen airport and depart from Glasgow International airport.

Day 1 (Mon 11th July)

Morning arrival at Aberdeen airport

Greeted by Premier Irish Golf Tours Travel Executive.

Chauffeur driven to Cruden bay Golf Club. (Approx 40 min drive)

After completion of golf round, enjoy an evening meal at Cruden Bay golf club.

Drinks reception at 9pm at The Mercure Aberdeen House Hotel and get to mingle with other guests on the British Open Tour also.

Stay the night at The Mercure Aberdeen House Hotel and Spa.

Cruden Bay Golf Club

 

 

Championship Course

One of the many courses built in the great railways expansion era at the end of the 19th century; Cruden Bay is a magnificent testimony to the quality of links golf in the north of Scotland. Towering sand dunes at the north end of the course dominate the play early in the round and, as the course winds its way south a narrow strip of land between the sea cliff and the North Sea provides a remarkable run of holes from the 13th to 16th.

Beautiful swathes of fairway amid the giant sand dunes, combined with excellent firm greens offer ‘a unique and unforgettable experience’. It is no surprise that Cruden Bay is one of the most highly rated golf courses in the world.

 

Cruden Bay was originally designed by Tom Morris and Archie Simpson and is a two hour drive from St. Andrew’s the home of golf.

Cruden Bay was ranked 70th in the world by Golf Digest in 2014. Quite simply it is a great test of golf with great views.

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Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel and Spa is a 19th century mansion house set in 30 acres of tranquil countryside. This 4 star Aberdeen hotel is 3 miles outside the city centre, and has 120 traditionally decorated guest rooms with satellite TV and internet access throughout. Enjoy sophisticated dining in Blairs Restaurant or a nightcap in Soapie’s Lounge Bar. The spa has luxurious treatment rooms as well as an indoor heated pool and fitness room.

 

 

Day 2 (Tue 12th July)

Full Scottish breakfast.

Morning tee time at Trump Turnbery International Golf Links .

Explore Culzean Castle and Country park in the afternoon.

Enjoy a night out in Aberdeen.

Stay the night at Mercure Aberdeen House Hotel & Spa.

 

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The World’s Greatest Golf Course

The 7,400 yard, par 72 championship golf course is designed by renowned golf course architect, Dr. Martin Hawtree, and follows a classical pattern of two out-and-back loops of nine holes. All 18 holes thread their way engagingly through The Great Dunes of Scotland; rising to find panoramic views of the North Sea and dramatic coastline, and plunging into secluded valleys rich with native vegetation.

Each hole has six separate tees catering for all levels of golfer. The bunkers are placed to challenge the stronger player and not unduly punish the weaker golfer. All bunkers are turf-revetted in traditional style to combat wind, erosion and sand-blow.

 

 

Day 3 (Wed 13th July)

Full Scottish Breakfast.

Depart Aberdeen and travel west to Iverness.

Enjoy the many sights along the way in this 3 hour coach journey.

Play Royal Dornoch in the afternoon.

Stay the night at The Kingsmill hotel.

Royal Dornoch

 

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The spectacular panoramic views of the Dornoch Firth and the Sutherland and Ross-shire hills provide the backdrop for Royal Dornoch’s location.
The curving bay of the Dornoch Firth and its magnificent white broad beaches are backed by a narrow strip of softly contoured dune land rising in two distinctive levels, providing just enough room for parallel fairways. The ridges, hillocks, dunes and undulating links land have all the characters of the best of links courses, and most of the difficulties.
The first eight holes follow the ridge and the remaining ten holes played in the opposite direction are bounded, except the 17th and 18th on the left by the sandy beaches of the firth.
The par of 70 is evenly distributed over the two halves each having two par threes, a par five and six par fours. If the wind blows the course will demand more from the player especially the par four finishing hole where a par can be considered a birdie. Old Tom Morris was the architect responsible for extending the original 9 holes layout to 18 holes in 1866. He introduced the plateau greens which are the soul of the course, their uniqueness lies in their size and their inverted saucer shapes.
The course as it now stands is a final remodelling largely the work of George Duncan with influence from Robbie Grant the then Head Greenkeeper, the new holes are in keeping with and incorporate the features Old Tom Morris introduced to Dornoch. The holes form the present 6th to the 11

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In a mansion dating to 1786, this hotel and conference centre on 4 acres of grounds is less than 1 mile from Inverness Castle and 9.4 miles from Inverness airport.

Modern rooms feature flat-screen TVs with premium channels, free WiFi and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Some rooms have balconies or patios, and luxury rooms have upgraded linens and bathrooms.

A leisure club includes an indoor pool and hot tub, a fitness room, a sauna, a steam room and a spa (surcharge). There are 2 restaurants (1 with garden seating), plus conference space for up to 480 people.
th loop and were constructed in the late 1940’s after the 2nd world war.

 

Day 4( Thurs 14th July)

Full Scottish Breakfast

Attend the first day of the 145th Open championship as defending Open Champion Zach Johnson tries to retain his title. The Open Championship was last held in Royal Troon in 2004 when Todd Hamilton from The U.S.A emerged victorious over Ernie Els in a 4 hole playoff. Will history repeat itself again and will Troon serve up another playoff.

Stay the night at the 5 star Blyhswood Square hotel.

Royal Troon Golf Links

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Famous 8th Hole – The Postage Stamp.

 

Royal Troon Golf Club is a links golf course located in Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The club was founded 137 years ago in 1878, initially with five holes. George Strath was appointed in 1881 as the club’s first golf professional. The club was granted its “Royal” accolade in 1978, during its centennial.
Its Old Course is one of the host courses for The Open Championship, one of the major championships on the PGA Tour and European Tour. The Club has hosted the Open eight times, last in 2004, won by Todd Hamilton in a 4-hole playoff against Ernie Els. It is scheduled to host again in 2016.
Past Open champions at Royal Troon include Justin Leonard, Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Watson, Tom Weiskopf, Arnold Palmer, Bobby Locke, and Arthur Havers. The last six Opens at Troon have been won by Americans. Disregard the link below.

 

Royal Troon is home to both the longest and shortest holes in Open Championship golf. The par-3 8th hole (“Postage Stamp”) measures a short 123 yards (112 m) and is regarded as one of the top holes in the world, while the par-5 6th (“Turnberry”) extends to 601 yards (550 m).

 

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Day 5( Fri 15th July)

Full Scottish Breakfast.

Attend day 2 of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon and watch as many of golf’s elite players try to make the weekends play.

Stay the night at the 5 star Blyhswood Square Hotel.

Day 6( Sat 16th July)

Full Scottish Breakfast.

Attend day 3 of the 145th Open championship and watch as the drama unfolds on ‘moving day’ as players try to position themselves to challenge for the title of Champion golfer for 2016.

Blyhswood Square Hotel

 

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Day 7 ( Sun 17th July)

Full Scottish breakfast.

Attend the final day of the British Open and watch the leaders tee off as they try to add to this great championship to their golfing C.V’s . After completion of the final round watch the champion’s speech and address to the crowd.

Enjoy a final night out on the town and stay the night at the 5 star Blyhswood Square Hotel.

 

 

Day 8 (Mon 18th July)

Full Scottish Breakfast.

Depart from Glasgow airport.