In 2018 we departed our beloved Scotland and our home in St Andrews, for a brand-new life in The Sunshine State of Florida. Our decision to do so was entirely based on a desire to be closer to our US based family, son, Bobby, daughter in law, Rebecca and our three very special grandkids, twin girls Penelope and Eloise, age 7 and Callum who is almost 5 years.
The decision to do so was a huge one, in fact the biggest of them all for two, 55+ born and bred Scots, but almost 5 years on, it was most definitely the right one for us as the joy of being close to your grandkids and watching them grow is a joy only grandparents will understand!
On our arrival we already had a vision of what we would be doing from our new base in Florida. You see that image below? That iconic image of St Andrews with the Swilcan Bridge in prominent view and in the background the historic R&A Golf Headquarters. Well, that was way more than just an image to us both, in reality that was our everyday office as both of us, over many years, lived the golfers dream existence of not only living in St Andrews but working there too!
We are happy to say we played our part and welcomed many thousands of visitors to The Home of Golf. We undertook various roles and duties through countless British Opens and Professional and Amateur Championships. We lived and breathed all aspects of our great game daily and it all happened THERE, in the one place golfers around the globe consider to be The Holy Grail of golf, The birthplace of the game, St Andrews!
So what was the vision?
Well, it’s one that has taken a little longer to make a reality than we expected, and for that you can blame a variety of things including several house moves and of course let’s not forget THAT global pandemic! Now however we can finally reveal that we have been busy creating our very own, very personal and unique, golf vacations to The Home of Golf in Scotland!
Working in partnership with, St Andrews based, Scotland for Golf, Owned and run by PGA Professionals, they are, in our view and based on our own extensive experience, THE most knowledgeable and respected International Golf Tour Operator of them all, and we at Claret Golf Tours could not be happier to be working with them to bring you these first two, expertly crafted and unique, Golf Vacations.
To visit and golf in Scotland, and in St Andrews especially is an extraordinary and surreal experience! For some it will be the realization of a dream finally coming true, for others it may be the first visit of many! One thing is for sure, visit just once and you will hold St Andrews, its golf courses, its people and that historic “Old Grey Toun” in your heart forever, just as we do!
It’s a VERY special place, especially for golfers, and NOW finally, you can click on the link below and read all about it! Just before you do though ask yourself this question, what could possibly make such a special pilgrimage even MORE special?
Without bragging too much the answer to that is really simple, each of these trips will be accompanied and hosted by us… Yes, both of us, and it is our personal aim to make these trips THE most memorable you have ever had!!
Our logo above says it already, our golf vacations are “crafted by experts”! Using our combined knowledge and expertise of Scotland’s golf industry, our birthplace and our former hometown of St Andrews. For these trips we have taken things to another level, we will be with you from start to finish to ensure that whatever your expectations are, we meet and exceed them like no other tour operator can!
So that’s the background story, there’s lots more great stories to tell but those will have to wait until we are all together, perhaps on the first tee of one of these great courses we will play, or maybe in one of the many bustling little pubs or “hidden gem” restaurants that only we “locals” can show you? Join us and get ready, this WILL be The Claret Golf Trip of a Lifetime!
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For the 2024 itineraries and pricing click HERE or on the image of the famous bridge below, and remember, prices include EVERYTHING listed in the brochure, including transportation, accommodation, 7 days of unlimited golf, assistance making suitable tee times, sightseeing and lots of meals are now included too so please, read it carefully! Flights are NOT included. If you need advice regarding flights, we are happy to help.
The prices you see are in GBP (Great British Pounds… Because that’s where we are going, right? For your info, alongside them we have given you the USD $$$ example equivalent at time of publication.)
Flights are NOT included but we are happy to discuss this aspect with you and advise on how we book our flights and what to expect in terms of $$$ costings!
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