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Islands of the North Atlantic Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition 7 / 8 nights

Travel to Ireland and Scotland to play on some of the best golf courses in the world.

No places are as linked to the history of golf as Scotland and Ireland. Today more than a dozen of the World’s Top 100 Courses can be found in the region, a pedigree of which 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.

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Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition

Starting Rate: US$4,595.00+

Number of Nights: 7 / 8

Departs from: DUBLIN, IRELAND

Returns to: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Experiences:

    Education
    Wildlife Viewing
    Zodiac Cruising
    Photography
    Hiking
    Sea Kayaking
    History
    Ornithology
    Stand Up Paddle Boarding
    Cycling
    Health & Wellness
    Expedition Golf
    Family

Available Dates:

2020
June 6 - 13 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes
2021
May 22 - 30 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition

Please note this is a SAMPLE ITINERARY and subject to change. Reference the full trip notes for your chosen departure details. Incredible golf courses, superb landscapes, rich history and ancient culture.

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 Macrihanish 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.



Day 1

Dublin, Ireland

Our epic journey begins this afternoon in Dublin. We gather at our central meeting point then transfer to the pier for embarkation. Once on board a...

Our epic journey begins this afternoon in Dublin. We gather at our central meeting point then transfer to the pier for embarkation. Once on board and settled in our rooms we enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner before casting off and heading north, up the rugged Irish coast.




Day 2

Campbeltown, Scotland

Our first stop in Scotland will be to play either Machrihanish (#61) or adjacent Machrihanish Dunes. These two courses are naturally maintained – s...

Our first stop in Scotland will be to play either Machrihanish (#61) or adjacent Machrihanish Dunes. These two courses are naturally maintained – so much so, that you may see the odd Hebridean black sheep wandering through the rough. The Dunes is also home to a spa for those who need a little pampering. The peaceful village of nearby Campbeltown was once known as the “whisky capital of the world” as it was home to 34 distilleries. Only three remain today and are all worth a visit.




Day 3

Green castle, Ireland

During the night we will have sailed west to Ballyliffin in Ireland. Ballyliffin Golf Club is widely regarded as the finest links complex in Irelan...

During the night we will have sailed west to Ballyliffin in Ireland. Ballyliffin Golf Club is widely regarded as the finest links complex in Ireland and prides itself on having world-class presentation standards all year round, renowned for its hospitality, spectacular setting and outstanding facilities. This is also a superb destination for a large number of non-golfing activities, including kayaking, hiking, cycling, surfing and wildlife watching.




Day 4

The Hebridean Islands, Scotland

Today we wake up anchored off the shores of South Uist, the second largest island of the Outer Hebrides. Awaiting the golfers is another course of ...

Today we wake up anchored off the shores of South Uist, the second largest island of the Outer Hebrides. Awaiting the golfers is another course of great historical significance. Built by Old Tom Morris, this course thrived until the First World War. Then for almost 100 years it sat untouched and untended until in 2005 a group of locals, with the help of some of golf’s biggest names, brought it back to life. A true links course providing a challenging test, we play through beautiful rolling dunes alongside the bracing Atlantic Ocean.




Day 5

Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Today we arrive at the beautiful seaside town of Stromness, located on the shore of Hamnavoe. Wander through town to absorb the historic winding st...

Today we arrive at the beautiful seaside town of Stromness, located on the shore of Hamnavoe. Wander through town to absorb the historic winding streets, maritime influence, local crafts, art galleries and unexpected collection of silversmith artists. Later in the day we head to Skara Brae, an outstanding Neolithic village and UNESCO World Heritage Site established over 5000 years ago. While there is a golf course in Kirkwall, golfers may want to take the day off to conserve their energy for the next two days of golfing challenges.




Day 6

Inverness, Scotland

Having spent the last few days ‘off the beaten track’, exploring a lesser known side of Scotland, we now rejoin golfing nobility, experiencing some...

Having spent the last few days ‘off the beaten track’, exploring a lesser known side of Scotland, we now rejoin golfing nobility, experiencing some of the most famous courses in the world. From our anchorage in Inverness we transfer to play a choice of two courses over the next two days. First up is Castle Stuart (#53) - opening in 2009 the club quickly made the world’s top 100. With dramatic views over the Moray Firth out to the Black Isle, this championship course will test your mettle. The views are matched by the drama of these tees – holes 1 and 10 are cut into the cliffside and demand an adrenalin inducing drive to the fairways below.




Day 7

Inverness, Scotland

Extra time is spent in the Inverness area to allow you a chance to either play the second course or explore the stunning surrounds by foot, Zodiac ...

Extra time is spent in the Inverness area to allow you a chance to either play the second course or explore the stunning surrounds by foot, Zodiac or kayak. Should you opt for golf, The Royal Dornoch (#2) is a fantastic option. Officially open in 1616, the current club was established in 1886 by Old Tom Morris. Following the curve of the Dornoch Firth and its white sand beaches, this course rolls through hillocks, ridges, and classic dunes.




Day 8

Aberdeen, Scotland

We anchor today at Aberdeen, where again we have the choice of playing two different courses – Cruden Bay (#56) or the historic Balgownie course at...

We anchor today at Aberdeen, where again we have the choice of playing two different courses – Cruden Bay (#56) or the historic Balgownie course at Royal Aberdeen (#71). Those playing Cruden Bay will again find themselves walking in the footsteps of course designer Old Tom Morris. The Royal Aberdeen Golf Club was founded in 1780 and is the sixth oldest golf club in the world. The course hosted the Scottish Open in 2014, won by England's Justin Rose. The green is surrounded by no less than 10 bunkers and wayward tee shots will be punished.




Day 9

Edinburgh, Scotland

This morning we arrive at Edinburgh (Leith), the Scottish capital and your disembarkation point. After breakfast it is time to bid farewell to your...

This morning we arrive at Edinburgh (Leith), the Scottish capital and your disembarkation point. After breakfast it is time to bid farewell to your crew and fellow travellers as we disembark RCGS Resolute. A transfer to downtown Edinburgh or Edinburgh Airport, is provided for all guests, however Edinburgh is well worth a day or two of exploration if your schedule allows.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Islands of the North Atlantic 2020

Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition
June 6 - 13 2020 7 / 8 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$4,595.00+
One Ocean Suite




US$9,495.00
Shackleton Suite




US$7,895.00
Superior Plus




US$6,695.00
Superior




US$6,495.00
Twin Private




US$5,595.00
Main Deck Triple




US$4,595.00

Islands of the North Atlantic 2021

Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition
May 22 - 30 2021 7 / 8 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$5,495.00+
One Ocean Suite




US$11,295.00
Shackleton Suite




US$9,395.00
Superior Plus




US$7,995.00
Superior




US$7,795.00
Twin Private




US$6,695.00
Main Deck Triple




US$5,495.00

All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).
Sea Kayaking on the Scotland, Faroe Islands and Iceland departure: USD695. On our Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition departure, Sea Kayaking is complimentary.

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