Luxury golf tours on the Royal Scotsman

The Royal Scotsman, the UK’s only luxury sleeper train, has launched a new five day golf tour exploring some of Scotland’s greatest golf courses.

Departing from Edinburgh on 18th May and 22nd September 2014, the train travels through the Scottish Highlands, transporting guests between world class golf courses in the height of luxury.

Royal Scotsman sleeper train

Experience Scotland’s greatest golf courses in the luxury of the Royal Scotsman

 

From Royal Dornoch to Cruden Bay

En route, golfers will play three of the Highland region’s most prestigious courses, starting at Royal Dornoch, the most northerly of the UK’s championship courses – and a huge favourite of 2014 U.S Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson.

They will then play Castle Stuart Golf Links near Inverness, the host venue of the Scottish Open for the past three years, and finally Cruden Bay Golf Club in Aberdeen, designed by golfing legend Tom Morris.

Lunch at the courses, as well as green fees and pull cart hire are all included for players, whilst golf club hire and caddies can also be arranged.

Ryder Cup Experience at Gleneagles

Those wishing to get a taste of Scotland’s Ryder Cup fever can arrange a night’s stay at The Gleneagles Hotel and Spa, home of this year’s matches, but bookings need to be made in advance of the May tour departure.

The Royal Scotsman is often referred to as ‘a country house on wheels’, and accommodates just 36 guests in Edwardian style carriages.

Those on board sleep in exquisitely appointed en-suite cabins and enjoy a personal steward service throughout their stay.

There is no other luxury golf tour like this in the United Kingdom.

Fine cuisine is created at every meal by the on board Michelin standard chef, whose authentic Scottish dishes complement the highland experience.

The observation car, with its open veranda and comfortable interior seating, provides the ideal spot to take in the passing landmarks such as the Kyle of Lochalsh and Cairngorms National Park, whilst sampling Scottish whiskies from the bar.

Prices for The Royal Scotsman luxury golf tour start from £5,350 per person.

This is based on two people sharing a twin cabin on a fully inclusive basis, including green fees and pull cart hire.

Golf clubs can be hired on request and caddies arranged. For an extra £500 supplement a one night stay at The Gleneagles Hotel and Spa can be booked prior to the May departure.

For more information please visit www.royalscotsman.com or call 0845 077 2222.

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