It's safe to say Scotland is one of Chris' top travel destinations as it's known as one of the best locations for golf in the world! If your goal is to hit the links at the famous St. Andrews (the oldest course in the world), we recommend scheduling your tee time about six months in advance--we promise, it's worth it. If golf isn't your thing, you can explore the beautiful, well-preserved architecture from city to city, like St. Machar's Cathedral, which was built in 1300, or the Edinburgh Castle. You'll find popular shops and cafe's lining the city streets, as well as incredible festivals that travel to Scotland every year, like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival—one of the largest art festivals in the world. This cultural hotspot is also home to some of nature's most beautiful landscapes, such as the Scottish Highlands, so be sure to sharpen up your photography skills before you land!
Located on the west coast of Scotland is Trump Turnberry. An hour’s drive from the bustling city of Glasgow and two from Edinburgh, Turnberry is surrounded by acres of breathtaking land and seascape. Tee off on the world-renowned Open Championship Ailsa Course. Relax in opulent specialty suites featuring indulgent freestanding bathtubs with spectacular views across the Irish Sea. Toast to a wonderful stay with Champagne in the Grand Tea Lounge & Bar. Discover Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, with a visit to the Burns museum, or explore the grounds of the majestic Culzean Castle before a dram at the Whisky Experience. WIT Tip: Upgrade your stay to the luxury of the Turnberry Lighthouse Suite. Built in the early 19th century, it is an exquisitely furnished two-bedroom suite overlooking the Ailsa, a beacon in the world of golf.
An iconic country estate, Gleneagles has been a luxury destination for nearly a century. Located just an hour’s drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, it offers the perfect five-star retreat for those looking for relaxation and adventure in every season. The 850- acre estate epitomizes Scotland’s rugged natural beauty with a glorious playground of pursuits. Whether you visit to play three championship golf courses, try falconry with a Harris hawk, ride horses, play tennis, go off-roading, train gun dogs, enjoy Michelin- starred dining, or relax in an award-winning spa, Gleneagles offers a world of unforgettable experiences.
WIT Tip: With a wide selection of activities perfect for all ages, The Gleneagles Hotel is an ideal location for a family vacation.
Fairmont St. Andrews
Clifftop views over Saint Andrews and the North Sea are reason enough to stay at Fairmont St Andrews. In the birthplace of golf, practice your swing on the resort’s two challenging, links-style courses. Then, work the kinks out with a signature treatment in the spa. Guests can take a stroll around the 520-acre estate, accessing the Fife Coastal Path and exploring ancient ruins; or go kilt shopping along Saint Andrews’ cobbled streets. Smart tartan touches add a sense of place to the 211 spacious guest rooms plus two four-bedroom manor homes. Dining options include the Italian La Cucina and the award-winning St Andrews Bar & Grill. WIT Tip: Take the family on a Blown Away adventure on the expansive West Sands of Saint Andrews. Suitable for all ages; have fun land-yachting, beach kayaking, and participating in beach Olympics!
Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa
Every golfer aims to visit the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa at least once–it is a “bucket list” destination. This AA Five Red Star resort provides the best Scottish hospitality in the “home of golf”–144 stunning rooms and suites, many offering panoramic views over the Old Course to the sea beyond. Play the championship Duke’s Golf Course. Relax in the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa. Be tempted by five unique dining experiences, including Road Hole Restaurant, awarded three AA Rosettes, and the world’s most famous 19th hole–The Jigger Inn. WIT Tip: West Sands Beach is a short walk from the hotel and offers many exciting activities, from land yachting and beach kayaking to Zap-catting and stand-up paddle boarding.
WIT has very close relationships with these properties, so we can extend exclusive perks and special amenities to our clients. Typically, you will receive complimentary breakfast for two daily, $100 or more resort credit to be utilized during your stay, room upgrade, either at the time of booking or arrival, and early check-in/late checkout, both subject to availability.
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