Driver for your Tour
Your holiday is a time to relax and enjoy and having your own driver transport you from airport to accommodation, to your golf and the rest of your tour, before returning you the airport will give you that relaxation that you deserve.
It is by far the best option and in most cases actually works out most economical. This arrangement works for couples right through to larger groups. Your driver has in-depth knowledge of where you are going and the locations you will be driving through. He can assist with places to visit, places to eat and places to shop.
Hiring a car often seems like a cheap option. A car hire can be arranged but we must cover some points to bear in mind before you make a decision.
Car hire is the UK is not particularly cheap, there will be additional charges for extra drivers. There will also be an excess level and additional payments to lower it. A standard car in the UK will NOT take 4 people and large volume of luggage, some standard cars will not even accommodate golf clubs even if there is only 3 people in the group.
Scottish roads are narrow, windy and hilly and can be very dangerous if you are not used to that kind of driving, accident rates amongst tourists and visitors are fairly high.
Scotland has historical produced some good rally and racing drivers, with our roads it’s almost second nature. but joking aside, if you have not driven Scotland’s rural roads before we seriously recommend taking the driver option.
20mph zones are increasing appearing in towns and past schools and public buildings and new drink driving laws mean there basically isn’t any drinking.
Even driving the next morning after drinking can be a problem and that would serious upset any holiday. In terms of a group the driver would definitely get the short straw, it’s a big responsibility and burden to put on one person in your group and could spoil the holiday for them!
Definitely a good option if you have limited time and want to pack in more golf locations at greater distances. It’s also a fantastic way to drop in to some of the top courses. Talk to us if you want an experience of travelling in style.
There are some options for trains in Scotland but not a wide selection of locations.
The main stations coming up from the south are in Glasgow and Edinburgh, but thereafter train travel is rather limited.
A service runs north through Stirling and to Inverness, with an east coast line going up to Aberdeen.
In the West there is a scenic route, which includes the Jacobite Steam Train (Harry Potter Express).
A train runs from Edinburgh to St Andrews Leuchars Station. Leuchars is about 7 miles from St Andrews, 15 mins by car and a driver / taxi will be required to transfer to your hotel.
Services are regular but limited. Trains are not the best choice for getting around Scotland.