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Gems of Scotland

For 7-nights you will experience all of the beauty that Scotland has to offer plus five incredible rounds of golf at championship courses!
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Package includes luxury accommodations, car rental for duration, 5-rounds of golf and much more!

For seven nights you will experience all of the beauty that Scotland has to offer plus five incredible rounds of golf at championship courses!

7-Night Vacation Includes:
  • Automatic car rental for duration
  • 1-night at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh
  • 1-night at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews
  • 2-nights at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness
  • 2-nights at the Western House Hotel in Ayr
  • 1-night at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow
5 Rounds of Golf: 
  • Gullane Golf Club
  • Carnoustie Golf Club
  • Royal Donoch Golf Club
  • Royal Troon Golf Club
  • Glasgow Gailes Golf Club

Spend your first night at the 4-star Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh.  Your first round of golf will be at the Gullane Golf Club which is ranked among the top 100 golf courses in Scotland.  With you rental car that will be yours for the duration of the trip, head over to the 5-star Old Course Hotel in St Andrews for your next night.  Take the 40-minute drive over to the Carnoustie Golf Club for your following round.

From here you will spend two nights at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness, set on 9-acres of property and offers guests a 2 AA Rosette restaurant on-site!  You will have your third round of golf at the Royal Donoch Golf Club, about an hour north.  You will drive along the east coast and be able to stop for any photo opportunities you’d like!  Next, spend two nights at the 4-star Western House Hotel in Ayr.  On one of your days here you will golf at the award winning Royal Troon Golf Club, a quick 20-minute drive away.  The other day will be yours to explore! Check out the town of Ayr, or take a ferry over to the beautiful island of Arran!

Enjoy another round of golf in Scotland at the Glasgoe Gailes Golf Club, the ninth oldest golf club in the World!  For your final night you will be in the city of Glasgow at the Grand Central Hotel.  This stylish hotel has an incredible on-site restaurant, bar and a quick sandwich bar. 

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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Waterloo Place boutique hotel offers you 186 bedrooms and suites, with luxurious bathrooms boasting large walk-in showers and baths. We’ve taken this landmark building back to its hospitality origins. It’s now a luxury 4-star international hotel renowned for providing comfort, convenience, style and outstanding service, all in Edinburgh city centre. Stylish, central, chic: Apex Edinburgh Waterloo Place combines glamour and comfort to create a memorable luxury hotel experience.

Hotel Amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business services
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Event catering
  • Express check-out
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Media library
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Express check-in
  • Business center
  • Total number of rooms - 187
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of floors - 10
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Sauna
  • Banquet facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Year Built 1819
  • Smoke-free property
Room Amenities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Complimentary weekday newspaper
  • Voice mail
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free local calls
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Desk
  • Window opens
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Digital TV service
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Hotel Location
Grand Central Hotel Glasgow - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Grand Central Hotel Glasgow

In the heart of Glasgow stands the historic Grand Central Hotel. A much-loved icon in the city, the hotel has undergone a £20 million refurbishment transforming it into one of Glasgow's most superior, conference, banqueting and short break destinations. It once again takes its place as Glasgow's leading 4-star hotel.

Hotel Amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center & services
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Currency exchange
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
  • Total number of rooms - 186
  • Luggage storage
  • One meeting/conference room
  • Parking nearby (surcharge)
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Room service
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Meeting facilities size (meters) - 165
  • Secretarial services
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Year Built 1883
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Smoke-free property
  • Suitable for children
  • Wedding services
Room Amenities
  • Premium bedding
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer
  • Window opens
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Climate control
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Standard TV service
  • Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
  • Individually decorated
  • Plasma TV
  • City view
Hotel Location
Old Course Hotel - St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Old Course Hotel


Bordering the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course, the Old Course Hotel overlooks the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. Located just a short stroll from the historic university town of St Andrews, it’s a great vacation spot for golfers and non-golfers alike.


This prestigious AA Five Star-awarded hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and is recognised as one of Europe’s leading resorts. The Old Course Hotel features a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, and French designer Jacques Garcia designed many of the hotel’s suites.


Hotel Amenities
  • •Sauna
  • •Spa tub
  • •Room service (24 hours)
  • •Bar/lounge
  • •Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • •Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • •Babysitting or childcare
  • •Elevator/lift
  • •Coffee/tea in lobby
  • •Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • •Express check-in
  • •Express check-out
  • •Full-service spa
  • •Gift shops or newsstand
  • •Health club
  • •Tours/ticket assistance
  • •Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
  • •Garden
  • •Concierge services
  • •Shopping on site
  • •Turkish bath/Hammam
  • •Luggage storage
  • •Laundry facilities
  • •Limo or Town Car service available
  • •Spa treatment room(s)
  • •Multilingual staff
  • •Free valet parking
  • •Porter/bellhop
  • •Golf course on site
  • •Smoke-free property
  • •Spa services on site
  • •Steam room
  • •Wedding services
  • •Free Wi-Fi
  • •Indoor pool
  • Room Amenities:
  • •Premium TV channels
  • •Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • •Premium bedding
  • •Complimentary newspaper
  • •Ceiling fan
  • •Climate control
  • •Phone
  • •Minibar
  • •Coffee/tea maker
  • •Daily housekeeping
  • •Turndown service
  • •Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • •Complimentary toiletries
  • •Hair dryer
  • •Slippers
  • •Shower/tub combination
  • •Desk
  • •Iron/ironing board
  • •Sofa bed
  • •Rollaway/extra beds available
  • •Cribs/infant beds available
  • •Blackout drapes/curtains
  • •Cable TV service
  • •Free Wi-Fi
  • •Dial-up Internet access (surcharge)
  • •In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • •In-room massage available
  • •Plasma TV
Hotel Location
MacDonald New Drumossie Hotel - Inverness, United Kingdom
MacDonald New Drumossie Hotel


Set in nine acres of parkland with spectacular views over the Moray Firth, the listed art deco New Drumossie Hotel is an oasis of peace and elegance. In close reach of several of the finest links golf courses in the world, this welcoming Highland destination is located ten minutes from Inverness centre. Perfectly positioned for the rich, local heritage of Culloden, Loch Ness and the Cairngorms, the new Drumossie Hotel is perfect for a relaxing weekend.


Experience the beauty of the Scottish Highlands from the comfort of your luxurious, peaceful room at the New Drumossie Hotel. Appointed to the highest standard, enjoy traditional grandeur which comes with satellite television, a large comfortable bed and a spacious en-suite with separate bath and shower. For deluxe toiletries and even more space, upgrade to a Feature Room. Accessible Rooms and Family Rooms are also available on request.

Hotel Location
Western House Hotel - Ayr, United Kingdom
Western House Hotel


Western House Hotel in Ayr is a four star hotel situated in the heart of Burns Country and on the edge of Ayr Racecourse. Situated close to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, Robert Burns Cottage and a string of championship golf courses including Royal Troon, Prestwick, Turnberry and Dundonald, Western House offers luxury four star accommodation in Ayr.


With a choice of 49 Executive Suites and Classic Bedrooms and set in beautiful gardens that include stunning water features Western House Hotel is ideal for golf breaks or for anyone who wishes to have a short break in Ayrshire. Western House Hotel's reputation as the leading wedding venue in Ayr has been built on the back of many, many satisfied customers who enjoy holding their wedding in such magnificent surroundings including the Cathedral Ballroom. The Jockey Club Restaurant in Western House is one of the top restaurants in Ayrshire and has been awarded two AA rosettes. The Jockey Club offers full and varied lunch and dinner menus with locally sourced produce prepared by Executive Chef Donald McInnes.

Hotel Location
Day 1:  Rest on a flight over to Scotland and experience all this great land has to offer!  You will have five rounds of golf over the course of seven nights.
Day 2:  The first night of this vacation will be spent in Edinburgh at the 4-star Apex Waterloo Place Hotel.  Aside from being surrounded by a historic and beautiful city you will have a round of golf at the Gullane Golf Club.  Starting your trip on one of the top 100 golf courses in Scotland will set a high standard for the rest of your trip.  You will not be disappointed.
Day 3:  Following Edinburgh you will drive to the 5-star Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, the home of golf!  About 40-minutes away you will find the Carnoustie Golf Links complete with challenging holes and a gorgeous landscape.  
Days 4 and 5:  From St Andrews you will drive to the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness, Scotland’s countryside.  Experience golf at the Royal Donoch Golf Club and follow it up with a delicious dinner at the award winning restaurant on-site.  Luxury and golf makes the perfect combination at the Drumossie Hotel.
Days 6 and 7:  Next, the 4-star Western House Hotel in Ayr will be home for two nights.  The Royal Troon Golf Club is a short 20-minute ride from the hotel.   This is a special course as it will be the host to the 2016 Open Championship, the 145th Championship!  After you golf, visit the town of Ayr.  You can meet the locals and unwind.
Day 8:  The final night of this Gems of Scotland vacation will be spent at the 4-star Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.  Glasgow is a diverse city in Scotland with a wide range of activities including golf!  The Glasgow Gailes Golf Club is actually the 9th oldest in the world.  After you golf here and soak in the history, grab a sandwich at the hotel’s sandwich bar.  This makes for the perfect afternoon and the perfect way to end your trip.
Day 9:  After a week of golfing and traveling, you will return home.


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