All travel can be transformational, however, our golf tours can be life-altering too!

Sept 4th – Sept 13th 2023

The Couples Dream TRIP itinerary includes confirmed and much sought after tee times on 6 iconic courses, 5 of which are ranked in the World’s Top 100 Courses, namely Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, PrestwickRoyal Troon and Turnberry Ailsa, as well as a round on the new Dumbarnie Links just south of St. Andrews, a course that is destined to be ranked in the World’s Top 100 Courses in the near future.

Accommodations include the iconic 5-star Old Course Hotel & Spa in St. Andrews for five nights. This beautiful property overlooks the 17th Fairway of the Old Course. The final three nights will be spent at the 5-star Turnberry Resort on the Ayrshire Coast.



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

At Royal Troon you are walking in the footsteps of many Open Championship winners, including Tom Watson, Justin Leonard, and Arnold Palmer. You’ll certainly enjoy playing the famous par-3 “Postage Stamp” hole!

The Turnberry Ailsa Course is pure magic. It’s been a must-play course for decades and now even better since it was redone by Mackenzie and Ebert.

Host venue for the first twelve Open Championships, this club and course are steeped in golf history.

This is the opening hole of Royal Troon with the famed Clubhouse and the red-bricked Marine Hotel in the background.

The newest addition to Scotland’s great “links” courses and now a “must-play” when visiting St. Andrews.
Probably the most scenic “links” course near St. Andrews with spectacular coastal views.
Considered to be the toughest of the Open Championship courses. One can see the Barry Burn that meanders though the course and crosses just in front of the 18th green.


Mon, Sept 4th:  Depart USA for Edinburgh or Glasgow. Submit applications for the Old Course Daily Ballot (DB) for the Wednesday (we will guide everyone through this process!).

Tue, Sept 5th:  Arrive Edinburgh or Glasgow, meet coach and driver and transfer to the 5-star Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews for five nights. Relax after overnight flight with anyone wishing to play golf can walk across to the Jubilee or New Course and elect to play as walk-ons. Anyone unsuccessful in the DB for the Wednesday to apply again for the Thursday.

Wed, Sept 6th:  Schedule to play Kingsbarns Golf Links at 12:30 – 1:00 PM, but play the Old Course for anyone successful in the DB for this day. Anyone unsuccessful in the DB for the Wednesday and the Thursday to apply again for the Friday. Welcome Dinner in Private Room at the Old Course Hotel.

Thur, Sept 7th:  Schedule to play Carnoustie at 11:50 AM – 12:20 PM, but play the Old Course for anyone successful in the DB for this day. Anyone unsuccessful in the DB for the Wednesday, the Thursday and the Friday to apply again for the Saturday. We would hope that everyone might succeed in the DB on one of the four days!!

Fri, Sept 8th:  Schedule to play Dumbarnie Links at 1:40 – 2:10 PM, but play the Old Course for anyone successful in the DB for this day.

Sat, Sept 9th:  Keep this day free for reschedules, but play the Old Course for anyone successful in the DB for this day.

Sun, Sept 10th:  Transfer to Turnberry Resort for final three nights and play Turnberry Ailsa at 12:00 – 12:33 PM on arrival.

Mon, Sept 11th:  Play Royal Troon at 9:10 – 9:40 AM

Tue, Sept 12th:  Play Prestwick Old at 11:08 – 11:38 AM. Farewell Dinner in Private Room at Turnberry Resort.

Wed, Sept 13th:  Depart Turnberry for Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport and return flights to U.S.



▪ 8 nights accommodation in the selected 5-star hotels including full Scottish breakfast

▪ A Welcome Dinner on September 6th and a Farewell Dinner on September 12th

▪ 6 rounds of golf on the selected courses, 5 of which are ranked in the World’s Top 100 Courses.

▪ Luxury golf coach and driver for 8 days



US$5,995.00* per person double occupancy.

Non-refundable deposit of US$2,500.00 per person required to book a spot.

*Based on the current cost to purchase GBP/UK£ with US$ of $1.28 covering the bandwidth of $1.26 – $1.30. If the rate falls outside this
bandwidth at time of final payment (90 days from date of travel), the cost will either decrease or increase depending on whether the US$ strengthens or weakens in the meantime.

The travel provider is Scottsdale Collection

For further information or to book a trip please contact:

Kevin McGrath via phone (480) 219-0280 or email:  [email protected]



Thank you so much Kevin. Having an amazing trip. Highlight for me was a birdie at the lighthouse par 3 at Turnberry. Steve B had a hole in one at Portstewart and an Eagle at Prestwick. Lots of great memories!! Tell Taba whole group orders Sticky Toffee pudding every night at dinner!

~ BH

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 both for making our trip so very special…it was beyond any of our expectations, and truly was our best trip ever! The last night at Dromoland Castle was unbelievable. We enjoyed walking the grounds, lounging in our wonderful room #310, and exploring the castle. It was a perfect ending. So very fun to meet you both…you went above and beyond to make us feel special.

~ Barbara and John Pat Bourassa, 
Seattle, 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

Roger is still talking about all the great courses he played while in Ireland and Scotland in 2019. In fact, he told me that his knees were shaking when he hit his drive off the first tee of The Old Course in St. Andrews. As a non-golfer, I really enjoyed learning about the history of all the courses. Your suggestion to visit ‘Hill House,’ designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh while the rest of you played golf at Loch Lomond, proved to be a perfect thing for me to do. We also really appreciate how you made sure that all the restaurants we went to could accommodate Roger’s special dietary needs.

~ Jane & Roger Franklin, 

Thank you so much for helping us with our epic adventure. Your attention to detail was perfect. This tour had so many moving parts and it went together quite seamlessly. We had great weather in Scotland and the golf and sights were lovely. St Andrews is such a charming town and playing the Old Course was a highlight. We didn’t get rained on once in our stay. We will think back on this trip and smile for years to come.

~ John and Toni Clough

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