Slappey Scottish Golf Explorations

Saturday 14th September – Saturday 21st September 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights


Discover some of the highlights of Scotland as you enjoy playing scenic golf courses, enjoying good food and raising a few fabulous drams along the way. Your private driver-guide will customise your explorations to you as you go, and share the history and tales that have shaped this characterful wee country. With no need to worry about any logistics, you can just relax and enjoy every minute of your explorations.


  • Play some of the most enjoyable and scenic golf courses in Scotland
  • Discover the local hidden gems and character of Scotland with your expert guide
  • Toast your adventures with a unique dram of “Uisge Beatha” or “water of life”

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 14th September - Welcome to Scotland!

On arrival into Edinburgh Airport this morning you will be met by your private guide (who will also act as your driver for your time together), and together you will head north into the Kingdom of Fife. Depending on your time of arrival you may be able to head out on a refreshing short boat trip to see what local wildlife you can spot. Or maybe take in a historic Royal Pleasure Palace or traditional fishing villages clinging to the Fife shoreline. Your guide will then take you to your welcoming hotel to settle in.

Overnight: St Andrews | Rusacks Hotel
Room Type: Rusacks King/Twin
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 15th September - Fascinating History Of Golf

Start your Scottish golf explorations with a short 9 hole round of very unique golf on the UK’s only surviving hickory golf course. Using authentic hickory clubs that were state-of-the-art in Edwardian times you will enjoy every minute of stepping back in time before your guide takes you back to St Andrews.

Discover the tales of The Old Course with a special guided tour led by an expert golf guide, finishing with lunch in Tom Morris’s Bar & Grill. Feel the passion for ‘the great game’ that is shared by so many locals and hear snippets of memorable plays here.

The rest of the afternoon can be free for you to enjoy relaxing at your hotel, or you can head to explore the local area with your guide. The choice is yours.

Overnight: St Andrews | Rusacks Hotel
Room Type: Rusacks King/Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Monday 16th September - Play the St Andrew's Links Eden Course & Explore With Your Guide

Overnight: St Andrews | Rusacks Hotel
Room Type: Rusacks King/Twin
Meals Included: None

Day 4 - Tuesday 17th September - Play Kingsbarns & Enjoy Distillery Tour

This morning you will enjoy a luxurious experience playing one of the most scenic rounds of golf in the country. Ranked in the top 100 courses in the world, Kingsbarns enjoys wonderful views along the whole 1.8 miles of coastline and offers super service levels.

After your game enjoy a relaxed lunch before a private tour of the unique wee distillery next door and taste some of their very special drams.

Overnight: St Andrews | Rusacks Hotel
Room Type: Rusacks King/Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 18th September - Transfer To Edinburgh Via Luxury Picnic

Today you transfer to Edinburgh, but with a mini adventure to take in some of the beautiful Highland scenery first! Your guide will take you north to the charming small town of Pitlochry, set on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Head into the mountains to delight in a luxury picnic in a hidden mountain ‘bothy’.

You can choose if you would like to stretch your legs and hike in with your guide, or get a lift in a 4×4 (maybe wait until the weather makes up its mind) This spread would be delectable anywhere but food never tastes so good as it does outside!

Afterwards you can continue exploring with your guide, hiking or maybe visiting Scone Palace on your way to your unique hotel in the centre of Edinburgh.

Note: Availability of Luxury Picnic is to be confirmed

Overnight: Edinburgh | Virgin Edinburgh
Room Type: Grand Chamber Junior Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday 19th September - Play Gullane Number One

This morning you head to Gullane Golf Course to play a superb links round. Take your time enjoying this championship destination course before your guide takes you back to your hotel in Edinburgh.

Depending on your Tee time there may be time for some additional explorations of this charming coastline before you head back into the city. Your guide will depart after dropping you back at your hotel, leaving you to enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Virgin Edinburgh
Room Type: Grand Chamber Junior Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Friday 20th September - Edinburgh Explorations

This morning immerse yourselves in the winding cobbled streets of historic Old Town Edinburgh as you enjoy a private walking tour with an expert local city guide. Discover the highlights of this unique capital city from the Palace of Holyroodhouse all the way up the ‘Royal Mile’ to the mighty ancient fortress which is Edinburgh Castle itself. Walk the ramparts atop castle rock and hear the tales of the One O’Clock gun and the stories of locals of times past. Your city guide will leave you here so that you can spend as much time in the castle as you wish.

You then have a free afternoon to continue explorations at your own pace, pick up souvenirs or relax as you prefer.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Virgin Edinburgh
Room Type: Grand Chamber Junior Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Saturday 21st September - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to the airport to make your onward connections, or pick up your self-arranged hire car. Waving farewell for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 7 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 6 inclusive
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by your guide on guided days
  • Private Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • D1 – Boat Trip or another entry fee in Fife as per interest
    • D2 – Hickory Golf Round
      • Includes Green Fee & Club Hire
    • D2 – Guided Old Course Tour with Expert Golf Guide
      • Includes 2 Course lunch at Tom Morris Bar & Grill
    • D3 – Golf Round on St Andrews Link – Eden Course
      • Includes Green Fee & hire of Electric Trolley
    • D3 – Entry Fee as per interest
    • D4 – Golf Round on Kingsbarns Course
      • Includes Green Fee & hire of Electric Trolley
    • D4 – Distillery Tour & Tasting
    • D5 – Private Luxury Picnic
    • D5 – Entry to Scone Palace (or another entry fee as per interest)
    • D6 – Golf Round on Gullane – Course Number ONE
      • Includes Green Fee & hire of Electric Trolley
    • D7 – Private Morning Walking Tour with Expert City Guide
      • Includes entry to Edinburgh Castle & One other attractions as per interest
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
  • Car Rental
  • Golf Club Hire (we assume they are bringing their own)
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed.
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision.
  • Activities are only private if so specified
Optional Upgrades Read More
  • Room Upgrades are available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request.
Terms & Conditions Read More

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