Saturday 10 April 2010

New "Signature Event" for St Andrews

Interesting press piece for those golfers with a little bit more to spend on their golf vacation top Scotland with news of a collaboration between Perry Golf and Leading Hotels of the World.

Signature Events are an integral part of Leading Golf, The Leading Hotels of the World’s recently announced travel planning and course booking service, which serves as a one-stop shop for discerning golf enthusiasts. Signature Events will cater to a global group of sophisticated, well-heeled travelers who want to play the world’s finest courses and enjoy unique experiences while staying at extraordinary, one-of-a-kind hotels. The first event is scheduled August 10 to14 at The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa in St. Andrews, Scotland. Located adjacent to the legendary 17th “Road Hole” of the world’s most famous course, the Old Course Hotel offers classically elegant and contemporary interiors and service in the finest traditions of Scottish hospitality.

Golfers also will have the opportunity to play Kingsbarns, the Duke’s Course and the Castle Course, each among Scotland’s most highly respected designs and easily accessible from St. Andrews. Non-golfers will enjoy exploring the town of St. Andrews, which takes its name from Scotland’s patron saint and offers a number of historic attractions, delectable dining and quaint shopping.

In between rounds of golf, the four-day itinerary includes wine tastings, a Champagne reception, lunches as well as two dinners. Tour cost for golfers is $4,995 and $3,295 for non-golfers (prices are per person, based on double occupancy).

The Gleneagles Hotel, set in the Perthshire countryside in the heart of Scotland, is the site of the second Signature Event, September 26 to 29. The resort hosted world leaders during the 2005 G8 Summit and is renowned for its luxurious accommodations, elegant restaurants and award-winning spa.

In addition to the PGA Centenary Course, a Nicklaus design that will host the 40th Ryder Cup in 2014, Signature Event golfers will play the King’s Course, a classic layout created by five-time Open Championship winner James Braid; and Kingsbarns, a modern interpretation of the best of Scottish links golf. Tour cost for golfers is $2,850 and $2,150 for non-golfers.

Through an association with golf and lifestyle tour operator PerryGolf, which helped create the Leading Golf program, guests of the Signature Event at Gleneagles may extend their stay to include the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales.

All tour costs are exclusive of airfare, meals and beverages other than those specified, caddie fees and gratuities.

For more golf information on Scotland visit Scotland's For Me

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