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FAQ'S ABOUT GOLFING TOURS IN SCOTLAND

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The golf season in Scotland typically runs from April to October, with May to September being the most popular months due to milder weather. Read More

Some of the top courses in Scotland include Royal Dornoch, North Berwick, Royal Troon, Muirfield, Carnoustie, Muirfield, Turnberry, and of course St Andrews. There’s also an abundance of hidden gems spread across Scotland which would take your breath away. Read More

Tee times at popular courses can be booked in advance through us, some courses operate a ballot process due to sheer demand. Read More

Popular regions include St Andrews & Fife, Eat Lothian, Highlands, Angus & Perthshire, Ayrshire & Kintyre and the North East. I personally love the Highlands and everything it has to offer from Golf, Hospitality, Good Life and History. Read More

The cost varies widely based on the courses you play, accommodations, and other factors. It can range from a few thousand to several thousand dollars per person. We like to work with our clients and maximise their budget but ultimately their expectations. Read More

Yes, non-members can play the Old Course at St. Andrews, best speak with us and allow us to maximise all avenues towards guaranteeing your Old Course Tee Time.

Yes, caddies are available at many courses in Scotland and are often recommended for a more authentic experience. Best booking in advance via us which allows the appropriate reservations to be made.

Most courses have a dress code that includes general golfing attire, golf shows (spike & non-spike) and no denims.

Some courses do require a handicap certificate, but many welcome golfers of all levels. We generally ask that our clients share their Handicap Certificates in advance which allows us to manage any course policies towards Handicaps.

Yes, most golf courses offer club rentals and we have associated arrangements with club manufactures such as TaylorMade.

Yes, some golf tours offer the option to play 36 holes in a day, especially during the long summer daylight hours. We like to maximise our clients time with several incredible courses within proximity of each other. Our pre-tour client meeting allows us to share various options and suggestions.

This generally sits with the clients wishes, rental cars are available, we generally promote our chauffeur service as the preferred transportation option.

Popular regions include St. Andrews & Fife, East Lothian, the Highlands, Angus & Perthshire, Ayrshire & Kintyre and the Northeast. I personally love the Highlands and everything it has to offer from Golf, Hospitality, History, and Good Life.

North East is known for its traditional links courses like Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Cruden Bay Golf Club, Murcar Golf Club and the newly developed Trump International. Each of these venues offer an incredible experience and none will disappoint.

For some occasions you do require currency. Tipping does happen in Scotland so it is not an unheard-of thing, but in general there is a relaxed air about it all. You will not offend anyone by giving them a tip if you have received excellent service. Similarly, if you do not tip when in Scotland it is not considered rude since it is not expected at any point. Although there is no set amount to tip when in Scotland, a good general rule if you want to tip is around 10-15%. An alternative would be to offer the money in cash and tell the service provider to keep the change if it’s only a couple of pounds.

It’s challenging to secure last-minute tee times at popular courses, so it’s best to plan ahead with the help of ourselves. That said, we would always look to support any request from our clients.

Booking 6-12 months in advance is a good rule of thumb, especially for peak season. This gives you the greatest opportunity to guarantee specific courses, accommodation venues and logistic offerings.

We work closely with each of our venues and understand current course conditions, so our clients are fully aware. Alternative options, checking the course’s website or speak directly with the host Professional.

Yes, there are many golf resorts with on-site courses, providing convenience. An example being Fairmont, St Andrews which has two championship courses.

Links courses are built on coastal, sandy terrain, parkland courses are inland and often more wooded, while heathland is the best of both worlds.

In most cases, courses have their own caddie programs, but some lesser name venues may allow you to bring your own, but it’s not guaranteed. Allow us to support with any questions and not have you disappointed.

Age restrictions vary by course, but many are open to golfers of all ages.

You can wear a kilt on some courses but allow us to check the dress code of said venues to be sure.

Some beginner-friendly courses include Crail Golfing Society, Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, Eden Course (St Andrews), Budden Course (Carnoustie) and Brora Golf Club.

Yes, many courses offer lessons from PGA Professionals, we also have our own in-house PGA Professional who offers on course playing lessons and regular assistance.

The British Golf Museum in St. Andrews and the World Golf Hall of Fame at St. Andrews Links are great choices. More and more Golf Clubs have created their own museums such as Nairn Golf Club and Crail Golf Society.

Yes, The Open Championship is held in Scotland regularly, and you can watch it live should the course rota tie in with your own trip. We also work closely with the Genisus Scottish Open which Rory McIlroy won in 2023 and the Ladies Scottish Open which was held at Dundonald Links, 2023.

Yes, our close working relationship with the R&A allows us to include tickets to The Open Championship.

Most tournaments ask that general golf attire is followed for spectators.

We will advise you of the various options from official website, ticket availability, transportation, and much more.

Yes, some courses offer night golf, especially during the summer months when the sun light allows. It’s not unusual that golfers are still on the course at 10:00pm at night.

You will require standard documents such as Passports, Travel details, Travel Insurance Documentation and Handicap Certificates. We would always ask for such information in advance so our team have a copy on file.

Allow our team of professionals to develop an Itinerary that enables our clients to experience incredible hospitality, the chance to sample local pubs, enjoy traditional Scottish dishes, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Yes, we are able to arrange guided tours that focus on the history of golf and its origins in Scotland.

Yes, many golf courses have on-site bars where you can enjoy a dram of Scotch whisky. We can also arrange a local whisky tour or a personalised whisky tasting event for you and those around you.

Contact us directly via our website enquire page or email us directly at info@lomondgofltours.com This allows us to work closely with yourself and understand what courses you wish to play and from there we can make appropriate plans towards accommodations and transportation requirements.

The Highlands have an abundance of courses which are simply incredible, Royal Dornoch, Brora, Cabot Highlands, Nairn, Nairn Dunbar, Fortrose & Rosemarkie, Tain, and Lossiemouth lead the way.

Yes, many courses are located near historic features, providing picturesque views. Venues such as Turnberry (famous Lighthouse and Ailsa Craig Island), North Berwick (Bass Rock), Royal Portrush (Dunluce Castle) and Old Head (Head of Kinsale).

Possibly the lesser-known regions in Scotland, but some of these courses are exceptional. Courses such as Carnoustie Links, Panmure, Monifieth, Montrose, Gleneagles, Crieff, and Blairgowrie.

Each course generally offers a caddie program and charge a set fee for such services, we recommend that you share a tip of £20 per caddie. We must state that its entirely up-to you the client if you feel the service has merited such a tip. You will not offend should your tip be less than whats suggested.

Courses like Carnoustie, Royal Troon, and Muirfield are known for their challenging links as are any of the courses in St Andrews.

Yes, you can play on courses located on beautiful Scottish islands like the Isle of Arran, Islay, Jura and the Isle of Skye. Some incredible experiences whilst playing golf on our Scottish Islands

Many courses in Scotland have been designed by renowned architects like Old Tom Morris, Donald Ross, Willie Park Jr. and Tom Doak. The list of venues is endless for these house known names.

The Carrick Golf Club on Loch Lomond’s western shores offers breathtaking views of the loch. There are several local venues which offer unique views of the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

Many golf resorts in Scotland have on-site spas, providing relaxation after your round. Allows us to make appropriate arrangements with the likes of Turnberry, Royal Troon, St Andrews, Carnoustie, Gleneagles, North Berwick and much more.

Yes, we work closely with various networks who are able to support and assist with such requests.

East Lothian is known for its outstanding courses like Muirfield, Gullane Golf Club, Luffness Golf Club, Dunbar Golf Club and North Berwick Golf Club. My personal preference is Dunbar & Luffness, fond memories at both.

What can you say when you have the home of golf on your door step, a region which has multiple courses, all different and unique in their own way. Courses such as Kingsbarns, Crail Golf Society, Eile, Lundin Links, Dumbarnie, Lady Bank, Castle Course, Old Course, New Course, Jubilee Course, Dukes Course and the Eden Course.

Yes, you can combine your love of history and golf throughout your tour with us. Bannockburn isn’t a million miles from Gleneagles, Edinburgh or Glasgow.

The region which is home of the Open Championship and three Open Venues, renowned for its classic links course Ayrshire offers it all with Turnberry, Prestwick G.C., Royal Troon G.C., Western Gailes, Kilmarnock Barassie, Glasgow Gailes, Macrie, Dundonald Links and Machrihanish.

Yes, many courses are near distilleries, allowing you to enjoy a tour and a round of golf.

Yes, par-3 courses are available for golfers whilst playing the likes of Turnberry, Eile, Gleneagles and Anstruther.

Best speak with us and we will kindly advise on the various options available.

Some courses, like Royal Troon, Gleneagles (Kings & Queens) are famous for their challenging blind shots.

Many Scottish courses are located near beautiful beaches, so you can enjoy a seaside stroll after your round. West Sands at St Andrews, Brassie Beach at Troon, Nairn Beach in the highlands, and the incredible beaches at Lewis and Harris.

Pack for all weather conditions, including layers, waterproofs, and sun protection. Scotland is renowned for the unexpected and packing accordingly will certainly accommodate whatever the elements. Our team of professionals would share a support document which highlights keys items we suggest you bring along.

Yes, we highly promote that many golf courses are near hiking trails, offering outdoor enthusiasts a chance to combine their interests.

Courses like Gleneagles offer challenging elevation changes, adding to the excitement of the game.

Speak with our team of professionals who will kindly assist with your own requirements, as mentioned, we pride ourselves on delivering bespoke golf tours that exceed all expectations.

While many courses encourage walking, some do allow golf carts, especially for those with mobility concerns. Any such requirements must be raised in advance, supporting letter from your doctor will support such requests

Many of the golf courses are located near distilleries, museums, clay shooting, fishing, horse-riding, off-road driving, sporting events to name but a few.

Our team of professionals are able to share various suggestions on where to eat after play or in the evening. Venues such as local pubs, restaurants, and fine dining options. Why not try one of our renowned dishes such as haggis, neeps and tatties!!

Yes, many courses offer stunning oceanfront holes, providing a memorable golfing experience. One of my favourites being the first at Machrihanish Golf Club or the first three holes at Cabot Highland. Many of Scotland’s Links Course have holes with oceanfront holes.

Yes, there’s many different experiences from Sean, Lochs and Rivers. Several courses are near harbours where you can take boat tours, exploring Scotland’s coastline. Locations such as Islay, Troon, Crail, Loch Lomond all come to mind.

Allow our various contacts in the game to share friendly establishments (Pubs, Restaurants, Clubhouses) which allows friendly conversations to take place. Alternatively like most thing in life strong engagements with fellow golfers during your round or after play allows new friendships to be created but similar minded conversations to take place. One venue which offers in abundance is the famous Dunvegan, St Andrew’s.

Many golf hotels have their own cycling routes or able to share local routes locally, at the same time they have their own fleet of bikes which allows you to explore the countryside on two wheels.

Yes, some courses have distinctive clubhouses and course designs that make for interesting play. Cabot Highlands for the Clubhouse design, Turnberry as it was once a military airfield during the 1st World War, Lossiemouth has Fighter Jets flying across the 7th Fairway, to Brora Golf Club which has livestock roaming the fairways.

Many courses are near historic distilleries, offering a chance to learn about Scotch whisky production. Scotland has six whisky regions with Highlands, Speyside, Lowlands, Campbeltown, Isaly and Islands.

Allow our team to build and understanding of your collective group and customize your tour to include courses with varying difficulty levels, and consider lessons for beginners. We pride ourselves on delivery unique tours for all levels of golfer.

Depending on the trip itinerary, there’s a good chance you’ll experience some iconic bridges or viaducts that add to the charm of the trip. Forth Road Bridge being one of them as you travel to and from Edinburgh, another being the Tay Road Bridge (Dundee) to multiple hand crafted bridges which you’ll see whilst traveling the country roads of Scotland

Some regions organise special ceilidh events, providing a taste of Scottish dance and music to the fullest.

Fortunate enough, majority of Scotland’s Links Courses are located along the coast line. Many offer incredible coastal dives such as East Lothian, Highlands, West of Scotland, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness…..the scenery if endless!!

Many golf courses are near cultural attractions, making it easy to combine golf with art and history. Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, and my personal favourite being Crail Pottery which is a special art studio/coffee hot spot.

Yes, many venues have regular Celtic music being played. Thers always musical events taking place which allows us to share and experience with our clients. Many courses have live music events, allowing you to experience Scottish music after your round.

Visit courses near botanical gardens and estates to enjoy both golf and nature.

Some courses have historic ruins or castles on the premises, making them worth a visit. Some examples being Crail Golf Society has the Kings Cave and Turnberry has the medieval castle that King Robert the Bruce was born in.

Yes, Scotland has an abundance of industry experiences with Engineering to textiles, arts, and crafts. Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Southern Scotland offer much of these experiences.

Visit courses in the northern regions (Highlands) during the winter months for a chance to witness the Aurora Borealis.

Some courses are near heritage railways, offering a unique way to explore the Scottish countryside. Locations such as Aviemore, Strathspey in Aviemore, to The Jacobite which covers Fort William to Mallaig.

Visit courses and locations associated with famous Scottish authors, like Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.

Allow us to plan your golf tour to coincide with a local Highland Games event for a taste of traditional Scottish sports and culture, an experience to behold with traditional music, dancing and the ultimate Highland Games.

Many courses have on-site bars that serve Scotch whisky, or you can visit nearby distilleries for tastings and see firsthand how our nectar is made.

Courses along the NC500 offer the opportunity to combine golf with one of Scotland’s most scenic drives. Our drivers will offer a unique experience which will create a lasting memory.

Some golf courses are located near rivers or lochs where you can enjoy kayaking or canoeing. Several resorts and private venues also offer such services, allow our team to organise on your behalf and experience the best of both worlds.

Stay at local inns and bed-and-breakfasts, where you can connect with friendly Scottish hosts.

Yes, you will require a ferry when traveling to Arran, Islay, Jura as well as taking a shorter route to Machrihanish instead of driving which takes roughly 4hrs from Glasgow. Alternatively, some of these islands are better made via private plane or helicopter should that be of interest.

Visit coastal courses, where you can enjoy fresh seafood at nearby restaurants and cafes. St Andrews, Crail, Troon, and North Berwick are just some of the seafood hot spots of Scotland

Allow us to organise your golf trip from start to finish and include personalised staff who offer an abundance of local knowledge and understanding which they will share throughout the duration of your trip.

Enjoy a traditional Scottish meal, raise a glass of Scotch whisky, and reminisce about your golfing adventures with fellow travellers. Lomond Golf Tours Scotland are all about the experience and creating moments in life which will last a lifetime and more.

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