Monday 8 June 2009

Golf and Cruise Scotland with PerryGolf

One for the American incoming golf market, "Golf and cruising combine in luxurious style on two PerryGolf tours along the western coast of Scotland in July."

Harmony II, a 189-foot mega-yacht, will carry only 12 guests each on two sailings, July 20-27 and July 26-Aug. 3. The meticulously restored steel-built vessel will stop for links golf and sightseeing at some of Scotland's best known courses and most historic sights. The seven-night private-yacht golf tours featuring six rounds of golf are managed by PerryGolf, a leader among golf and luxury lifestyle tour operators for the past 25 years.

The all-inclusive, per golfer price of $8,895 includes twin/double stateroom accommodations, all onboard meals, open bar onboard Harmony II, guaranteed tee times, golf green fees, ground transportation, fuel charges and port taxes. The non-golfer tour price is $8,495.

Golf highlights include Machrihanish, considered one of the hidden gems of the British Isles; Royal Dornoch, northernmost of Scotland's great links courses; The Machrie, a stunning links course set on the Isle of Islay; and the highly anticipated Castle Stuart, which opens on July 13.The Kintyre Trail, including the charming fishing village of Tarbert; the Isle of Islay, famous for its eight working whisky distilleries; and Culloden Battlefield, the scene of the last major battle fought on mainland Britain between the French-supported Jacobites and the Hanoverian British Government in 1745; are among the sights that make the tour as memorable for non-golfers as their golfing counterparts.

The tour begins at Troon on the Ayrshire coast and concludes at Inverness in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. (The itinerary is reversed for the July 26 - Aug. 3 tour.)Harmony II, first launched in 1954, has been fully restored over the last six years. The restoration included a total internal and external refitting with the installation of new engines and the replacement of 85 metric tons of hull plating.

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