INCREDIBLE GOLF COURSES. SUPERB LANDSCAPES. RICH HISTORY. ANCIENT CULTURE.
No places are as linked to the history of golf as Scotland
and Ireland. The earliest mention of golf is a 1457 Scottish Act of Parliament where, ironically, it was banned because it distracted from the military sport of archery! Today more than a dozen of the World’s Top 100 Courses (Golf Digest) can be found in the region, a pedigree we are proud to match with the advanced capability and comfort of our expedition ship – RCGS Resolute.
This expedition offers a totally unique take on a traditional golfing holiday. Not only does your ‘floating hotel’ negate the need for constant packing and unpacking, but you’ll also enjoy breathtaking views and convenient access to the golf courses, as we shuttle you effortlessly from one to the next.
Our voyage begins in Dublin. We then sail up the west coast of Scotland, passing the picturesque islands of Islay, Mull and Skye and playing golf at the hidden gems of Machrihanish and Askernish. From here we sail west to play Ballyliffin in Ireland. Further north we spend a day in the Orkney Islands before sailing south to Inverness, where we have access to two outstanding courses. At Aberdeen we find ourselves on the doorstep of both Cruden Bay and the Royal Aberdeen, our final courses before the journey ends in Edinburgh.
Non-golfers will also have plenty to do, with quaint Celtic seaside towns to explore, bike rides, afternoon hikes and delicious afternoon teas.
IMPORTANT VOYAGE LOGISTICS
The trip begins in Dublin, Ireland. We strongly recommend you arrive at least one day prior
to the voyage departure. Dublin is a beautiful, historic city with more than enough castles, cathedrals, and pubs to entertain you for a day … or two! Arriving early will also provide a ‘buffer’ in case your travel is delayed.
Aboard our expedition ship – RCGS Resolute
– we chart a course from Ireland, up the west coast of Scotland, around the top and down the east coast, ending in Edinburgh. From the port in Edinburgh transfers will be provided to the city centre and to the airport.
Full arrival and departure instructions will be provided in your final travel documentation, but if you have any queries please ask us.