EXCLUSIVE VIP DAY AT PRESTWICK

150th Anniversary of the Open Championship

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Oct 11th – Oct 23rd 2022

Scottsdale Collection has organized an exclusive Prestwick VIP day on October 18, 2022 for 36 lucky golfers to recreate golfing history and walk in the footsteps of Old Tom Morris and his son Tommy.

We have also created four separate itineraries around the VIP day at Prestwick that will enhance your experience of  Old Tom’s original 12-hole course. One of the four itineraries has been specifically tailored for the hickory golfer.

On 17 October 1860, eight golfers teed it up over the 12-hole links of Prestwick to play for a Challenge Belt of red Moroccan leather with a silver buckle. Little did they know that they were taking part in golf’s first Major Championship. A further 23 Open Championships were played over the links of Prestwick. Old Tom’s original 12-hole design was extended to 18 holes in 1882 to a layout which has only seen occasional changes since then. Six of the original greens from the 12-hole course are still in use today.

The 150th Open Championship will be held at St Andrews in July 2022. To celebrate this milestone in the history of the Open Championship, the Members of Prestwick Golf Club, as the Birthplace of the Open, are recreating Tom Morris’s original 12-hole design for a limited period in October 2022.

The Prestwick VIP Day will comprise:

  • Morning golf over the 12-hole course
  • Forecaddie for each foursome
  • A 3-course lunch in Prestwick’s famous Member’s Dining Room
  • A guided history tour of the Clubhouse and Club Archive
  • Afternoon golf over the 12-hole course
  • A commemorative bag tag
  • A limited edition commemorative course guide of the 12-hole course

 

Highlights of the 150th Anniversary of the Open Championship at Prestwick Trip in Fall 2022:

(Click on the arrows to view photos in the slideshow)

This is the challenge belt and Claret Jug (replica) you will see inside the Prestwick clubhouse.

This is the famous dining room at Prestwick Golf Club where you will have lunch.

The famous Swilcan Bridge on the Old Course, St Andrews.

Dundonald – a pure links course on the Ayrshire coast.

Western Gailes – a classic links course attracting golfing legends Harry Vardon and modern players like Tom Watson and Luke Donald.

Machrihanish dates back to 1876 and was designed by Old Tom Morris.

Irvine is a traditional links challenge and is one of Scotland’s hidden gems.

In regards to the four itineraries below, please note:

Note #1: If you want us to customize an itinerary for 2-4 people who prefer having a self-drive rental vehicle, just tell us the dates you’d like to travel and how many courses you would like to play. We can always build in rest days for sightseeing, whisky tasting, etc.

Note #2: We need a minimum of 6-8 golfers (can be golfers and non-golfing spouses/partners) for a coach and driver. Our coach company has a fleet of vehicles that can accommodate small groups right up to 36 travelers.

TESTIMONIALS

Thank you so much for organizing our amazing stay at St Andrews. We could not believe the views, great access, and lovely accommodations. We loved how close we were to The Dunvegan! What an amazing trip and wonderful vacation that we will be talking about for years. At least with our next trip to Scotland we “get it” now. What a great experience we had. Thank you for everything. Much appreciated!

~ Neal and Lindsey Steber, AZ

Thank you for helping me put together and go on the golf trip of a lifetime this past August. I still find myself daydreaming about St. Andrews, Castle Stuart, Turnberry, pubs, beautiful countryside, small towns, Dornoch Castle, and many other delightful places. I am hoping to put together an Ireland golf trip sometime in the next 3 years and will be in touch.

~ Jeff Groshell, WA

This was a perfect trip. I could write all day about how wonderful it all was. Everything I hoped for came true. I had no idea though that I would enjoy the other group members so much. I think starting with BIG Jim’s Birthday, everyone felt like we were old friends. It all seemed so personal.
Every detail of this trip was well thought out. We loved the people, the food, the hotels and castle. David so rarely travels and he is ready to go again. You made it all so easy.

~ Linda and David, CA

Kevin and Taba provided our group a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience. From the luxury transportation to the golf and hotel arrangements, every last detail was taken care of and well organized. Ours was not an easy trip to organize because we played 15 rounds of golf in 10 days, all around Scotland, but Kevin and Taba made it easy on us. If anyone is considering a golf trip to Ireland or the U.K. we would unequivocally recommend having Kevin and Taba Dale craft the trip for them.

~ The Straka Family

ITINERARY #1: The Pre-Tour

For those who want to play more courses in the West of Scotland

THE ITINERARY

Tues, Oct 11th:   Depart USA for Glasgow.

Wed, Oct 12th:   Arrive Glasgow, meet coach and driver and transfer to the 4-star Ugadale Hotel in Machrihanish for three nights and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.

Thurs, Oct 13th:   Play Machrihanish Dunes, the course designed by David McLay Kidd.

Fri, Oct 14th:   Play Machrihanish Old, designed by Old Tom Morris and opened in 1876 and ranked #93 in World’s Top 100 Courses.

Sat, Oct 15th:   Take a rest day to transfer to the new hotel/lodges at Dundonald for final four nights.

Sun, Oct 16th:   Play Western Gailes, another highly rated “links” course ranked #15 in Scotland’s Top 100 Courses.

Mon, Oct 17th:   Play Dundonald Links, a highly rated “links” course designed by Kyle Phillips and former host of the Scottish Open.

Tues, Oct 18th:   Spend a very special day at Prestwick Golf Club playing the original 12 hole course that hosted the first Open Championship on October 17th, 1860 in the morning and again in the afternoon following a special lunch in Prestwick’s famous Members’ Dining Room and a history tour of the Clubhouse and the club’s archive.

Wed, Oct 19th:   Transfer to Glasgow Airport for return flight to USA.

THIS ITINERARY TO INCLUDE:

  • Seven nights accommodation including full Scottish Breakfast each morning
  • Six rounds of golf in the listed courses 
  • Special lunch in the Members’ Dining Room at Prestwick GC
  • Luxury coach and driver for 8 days

We welcome non-golfers accompanying golfers!

COST

  • US$3,995.00 per person double/twin occupancy
  • US$4,995.00 per person single occupancy
  • US$2,395.00 per person for non-golfing spouses/partners based on double occupancy.

The travel provider is Scottsdale Collection

See additional info on pricing and insurance below:

PRICING INFO

1. The prices for all itineraries are based on the approximate current exchange rate for the purchase of GBP/UK£ with US$ of $1.40 covering the bandwidth of $1.38 – $1.42. If the rate falls outside this bandwidth at the time of final payment (- 90 days from date of travel!), then the prices will either increase or decrease depending on whether the US$ weakens or strengthens in the meantime.

2. Above quotes are based on groups of 8 – 16 golfers traveling on each itinerary sharing a luxury coach and driver, with a limit of 36 golfers in total for all four itineraries. For the avoidance of any doubt, there is a limit of 36 golfers for the Special Day at Prestwick GC on October 18th, so the first 36 golfers to book any of the four itineraries get the spots at Prestwick GC.

3. The package price specifically excludes air fares, meals (- other than breakfast each morning and the lunch at Prestwick GC on October 18th!), caddies or buggies/pull carts, gratuity to driver, etc.

4. All tee times and accommodations are subject to availability at time of booking. Quote is based on standard rooms at the listed hotels and in the event that only upgraded rooms are available, any upgrade fees will be passed on net without any additional mark-up to Scottsdale Collection/Legacy of the Links.

5. To confirm a booking, a non-refundable deposit of 35 – 40% of the package price (- say US$1,500.00 per person for golfers and $500.00 per person for non-golfers) will be required to pay the non-refundable deposits for green fees, hotels and coach hire. It is highly recommended that every person in the group takes out a Travel Insurance policy to cover them for trip cancellation for whatever reason and other pertinent risks. Please see below under TRAVEL PROTECTION. Please also note that Travelex, we recommend, will provide cover for pre-existing conditions if you take out the Travel Insurance policy within 15 days from booking your trip.

TRAVEL PROTECTION

Now’s the time to consider purchasing a travel protection plan to protect your travel investment.

For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact
Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference Agency Location number 03-0091.

TO BOOK YOUR TRIP, PLEASE CONTACT:

Kevin McGrath (480) 677-9932, Scottsdale Collection office: (480) 219-0280, or email:  kevin@legacyofthelinks.com

ITINERARY #2: The Hickory Tour

For those who love to play hickory golf

THE ITINERARY

Thu, Oct 13th:  Depart USA for Glasgow

Fri, Oct 14th:  Arrive Glasgow, meet coach and driver and transfer to the new hotel/lodges at Dundonald Links for five nights

Sat, Oct 15th:  Play Kilmarnock Barassie

Sun, Oct 16th:  Play Irvine Golf Club

Mon, Oct 17th:  Play Prestwick St. Nicholas

Tue, Oct 18th:  Spend a very special day at Prestwick Golf Club playing the original 12 hole course that hosted the first Open Championship on October 17th, 1860 in the morning and again in the afternoon following a special lunch in Prestwick’s famous Members’ Dining Room and a history tour of the Clubhouse and the club’s archive.

Wed, Oct 19th:  Transfer to Glasgow Airport for return flight to US

THIS ITINERARY TO INCLUDE:

  • Five nights accommodation including full Scottish Breakfast each morning
  • Five rounds of golf in the listed courses 
  • Special lunch in the Members’ Dining Room at Prestwick GC
  • Luxury coach and driver for 6 days

We welcome non-golfers accompanying golfers!

COST

  • US$3,395.00 per person double/twin occupancy
  • US$4,395.00 per person single occupancy
  • US$1,995.00 per person for non-golfing spouses/partners based on double occupancy

The travel provider is Scottsdale Collection

See additional info on pricing and insurance below:

PRICING INFO

1. The prices for all itineraries are based on the approximate current exchange rate for the purchase of GBP/UK£ with US$ of $1.40 covering the bandwidth of $1.38 – $1.42. If the rate falls outside this bandwidth at the time of final payment (- 90 days from date of travel!), then the prices will either increase or decrease depending on whether the US$ weakens or strengthens in the meantime.

2. Above quotes are based on groups of 8 – 16 golfers traveling on each itinerary sharing a luxury coach and driver, with a limit of 36 golfers in total for all four itineraries. For the avoidance of any doubt, there is a limit of 36 golfers for the Special Day at Prestwick GC on October 18th, so the first 36 golfers to book any of the four itineraries get the spots at Prestwick GC.

3. The package price specifically excludes air fares, meals (- other than breakfast each morning and the lunch at Prestwick GC on October 18th!), caddies or buggies/pull carts, gratuity to driver, etc.

4. All tee times and accommodations are subject to availability at time of booking. Quote is based on standard rooms at the listed hotels and in the event that only upgraded rooms are available, any upgrade fees will be passed on net without any additional mark-up to Scottsdale Collection/Legacy of the Links.

5. To confirm a booking, a non-refundable deposit of 35 – 40% of the package price (- say US$1,500.00 per person for golfers and $500.00 per person for non-golfers) will be required to pay the non-refundable deposits for green fees, hotels and coach hire. It is highly recommended that every person in the group takes out a Travel Insurance policy to cover them for trip cancellation for whatever reason and other pertinent risks. Please see below under TRAVEL PROTECTION. Please also note that Travelex, we recommend, will provide cover for pre-existing conditions if you take out the Travel Insurance policy within 15 days from booking your trip.

TRAVEL PROTECTION

Now’s the time to consider purchasing a travel protection plan to protect your travel investment.

For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact
Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference Agency Location number 03-0091.

TO BOOK YOUR TRIP, PLEASE CONTACT:

Kevin McGrath (480) 677-9932, Scottsdale Collection office: (480) 219-0280, or email:  kevin@legacyofthelinks.com

ITINERARY #3: The Short Tour

For those with limited amount of time

THE ITINERARY

Fri, Oct 14th:  Depart USA for Glasgow

Sat, Oct 15th:  Arrive Glasgow, meet coach and driver and transfer to the new hotel/lodges at Dundonald for four nights

Sun, Oct 16th:  Play Western Gailes, another highly rated “links” course ranked #15 in Scotland’s Top 100 Courses

Mon, Oct 17th:  Play Dundonald Links, a highly rated “links” course designed by Kyle Phillips and former host of the Scottish Open

Tues, Oct 18th:  Spend a very special day at Prestwick Golf Club playing the original 12 hole course that hosted the first Open Championship on October 17th, 1860 in the morning and again in the afternoon following a special lunch in Prestwick’s famous Members’ Dining Room and a history tour of the Clubhouse and the club’s archive.

Wed, Oct 19th:  Transfer to Glasgow Airport for return flight to US

THIS ITINERARY TO INCLUDE:

  • Four nights accommodation including full Scottish Breakfast each morning
  • Four rounds of golf in the listed courses (- shown above in bold)
  • Special lunch in the Members’ Dining Room at Prestwick GC
  • Luxury coach and driver for 6 days

We welcome non-golfers accompanying golfers!

COST

  • US$2,995.00 per person double/twin occupancy
  • US$3,795.00 per person single occupancy
  • US$1,695.00 per person for non-golfing spouses/partners based on double occupancy

The travel provider is Scottsdale Collection

See additional info on pricing and insurance below:

PRICING INFO

1. The prices for all itineraries are based on the approximate current exchange rate for the purchase of GBP/UK£ with US$ of $1.40 covering the bandwidth of $1.38 – $1.42. If the rate falls outside this bandwidth at the time of final payment (- 90 days from date of travel!), then the prices will either increase or decrease depending on whether the US$ weakens or strengthens in the meantime.

2. Above quotes are based on groups of 8 – 16 golfers traveling on each itinerary sharing a luxury coach and driver, with a limit of 36 golfers in total for all four itineraries. For the avoidance of any doubt, there is a limit of 36 golfers for the Special Day at Prestwick GC on October 18th, so the first 36 golfers to book any of the four itineraries get the spots at Prestwick GC.

3. The package price specifically excludes air fares, meals (- other than breakfast each morning and the lunch at Prestwick GC on October 18th!), caddies or buggies/pull carts, gratuity to driver, etc.

4. All tee times and accommodations are subject to availability at time of booking. Quote is based on standard rooms at the listed hotels and in the event that only upgraded rooms are available, any upgrade fees will be passed on net without any additional mark-up to Scottsdale Collection/Legacy of the Links.

5. To confirm a booking, a non-refundable deposit of 35 – 40% of the package price (- say US$1,500.00 per person for golfers and $500.00 per person for non-golfers) will be required to pay the non-refundable deposits for green fees, hotels and coach hire. It is highly recommended that every person in the group takes out a Travel Insurance policy to cover them for trip cancellation for whatever reason and other pertinent risks. Please see below under TRAVEL PROTECTION. Please also note that Travelex, we recommend, will provide cover for pre-existing conditions if you take out the Travel Insurance policy within 15 days from booking your trip.

TRAVEL PROTECTION

Now’s the time to consider purchasing a travel protection plan to protect your travel investment.

For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact
Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference Agency Location number 03-0091.

TO BOOK YOUR TRIP, PLEASE CONTACT:

Kevin McGrath (480) 677-9932, Scottsdale Collection office: (480) 219-0280, or email:  kevin@legacyofthelinks.com

ITINERARY #4: The Post Tour

For those who want to play golf in St. Andrews and Carnoustie

THE ITINERARY

Fri, Oct 14th:  Depart USA for Glasgow.

Sat, Oct 15th:  Arrive Glasgow, meet coach and driver and transfer to the new hotel/lodges at Dundonald for four nights.

Sun, Oct 16th:  Play Western Gailes, another highly rated “links” course ranked #15 in Scotland’s Top 100 Courses.

Mon, Oct 17th:  Play Dundonald Links, a highly rated “links” course designed by Kyle Phillips and former host of the Scottish Open.

Tue, Oct 18th:  Spend a very special day at Prestwick Golf Club playing the original 12 hole course that hosted the first Open Championship on October 17th, 1860 in the morning and again in the afternoon following a special lunch in Prestwick’s famous Members’ Dining Room and a history tour of the Clubhouse and the club’s archive. Apply for the Daily Ballot for the Old Course for the Thursday for anyone taking The Post Tour.

Wed, Oct 19th:  Transfer to (a) luxury 6-bedroom/6-bathroom house in Murray Park or (b) the 4-star Rusack’s Hotel in St. Andrews for final four nights and play Dumbarnie Links on the way. If unsuccessful in the Daily Ballot for the Thursday, reapply for the Friday.

Thu, Oct 20th:  Schedule to play Carnoustie, but play the Old Course if successful in the Daily Ballot for this day and reschedule Carnoustie to the Friday or Saturday. If unsuccessful in the Daily Ballot for the Thursday and the Friday, reapply for the Saturday (- we would be hopeful that everyone will succeed on one of the three days!!).

Fri, Oct 21st:  Schedule to play The New Course, but play the Old Course if successful in the Daily Ballot for this day and reschedule The New Course to the Saturday.

Sat, Oct 22nd:  Play The Old Course if successful in the Daily Ballot for this day.

Sun, Oct 23rd:  Transfer to Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport for return flight to USA.

THIS ITINERARY TO INCLUDE:

  • Eight nights accommodation including full Scottish Breakfast each morning in Rusack’s and Continental Breakfast each morning in the house in Murray Park
  • Seven rounds of golf in the listed courses (this excludes the green fee for the Old Course which will be payable to the Starter on the day)
  • Special lunch in the Members’ Dining Room at Prestwick GC
  • Luxury coach and driver for 9 days

We welcome non-golfers accompanying golfers!

COST

  • US$4,995.00 per person double/twin occupancy
  • US$6,295.00 per person single occupancy
  • US$2,695.00 per person for non-golfing spouses/partners based on double occupancy
  • US$5,495.00 per person for non-golfing spouses/partners based on double/twin occupancy
  • US$6,795.00 per person single occupancy
  • US$3,195.00 per person for non-golfing spouses/partners based on double occupancy

The travel provider is Scottsdale Collection

See additional info on pricing and insurance below:

PRICING INFO

1. The prices for all itineraries are based on the approximate current exchange rate for the purchase of GBP/UK£ with US$ of $1.40 covering the bandwidth of $1.38 – $1.42. If the rate falls outside this bandwidth at the time of final payment (- 90 days from date of travel!), then the prices will either increase or decrease depending on whether the US$ weakens or strengthens in the meantime.

2. Above quotes are based on groups of 8 – 16 golfers traveling on each itinerary sharing a luxury coach and driver, with a limit of 36 golfers in total for all four itineraries. For the avoidance of any doubt, there is a limit of 36 golfers for the Special Day at Prestwick GC on October 18th, so the first 36 golfers to book any of the four itineraries get the spots at Prestwick GC.

3. The package price specifically excludes air fares, meals (- other than breakfast each morning and the lunch at Prestwick GC on October 18th!), caddies or buggies/pull carts, gratuity to driver, etc.

4. All tee times and accommodations are subject to availability at time of booking. Quote is based on standard rooms at the listed hotels and in the event that only upgraded rooms are available, any upgrade fees will be passed on net without any additional mark-up to Scottsdale Collection/Legacy of the Links.

5. To confirm a booking, a non-refundable deposit of 35 – 40% of the package price (- say US$1,500.00 per person for golfers and $500.00 per person for non-golfers) will be required to pay the non-refundable deposits for green fees, hotels and coach hire. It is highly recommended that every person in the group takes out a Travel Insurance policy to cover them for trip cancellation for whatever reason and other pertinent risks. Please see below under TRAVEL PROTECTION. Please also note that Travelex, we recommend, will provide cover for pre-existing conditions if you take out the Travel Insurance policy within 15 days from booking your trip.

TRAVEL PROTECTION

Now’s the time to consider purchasing a travel protection plan to protect your travel investment.

For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact
Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference Agency Location number 03-0091.

TO BOOK YOUR TRIP, PLEASE CONTACT:

Kevin McGrath (480) 677-9932, Scottsdale Collection office: (480) 219-0280, or email:  kevin@legacyofthelinks.com