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Special Edition with WSJ+: Ultimate Golf Trip to Scotland

Experience the ultimate Scotland golfing itinerary with Indagare and WSJ+ on this limited-availability Special Edition small group trip. WSJ+ gives Wall Street Journal members exclusive access to events, experiences, special offers, insights and more. 

Defined by ancient history and royal traditions—yet simultaneously rugged and elemental— Scotland is a golf lover’s ultimate destination. St. Andrews—fondly dubbed the “Home of Golf ” —attracts players who pilgrimage to the iconic Old Course, while Edinburgh plays host to savvy explorers who like the chance to wander beneath the city’s dreamlike canopy of steeples, spires, towers and turrets after mornings on the links. This itinerary offers the chance to play the finest courses in both destinations, in the company of award-winning golf course designer and golf expert Paul Albanese—while staying at the stylish new Gleneagles Townhouse and storied Old Course Hotel. Plus: Enjoy the chance to dig deeper into the history of golf—and Scottish culture—with special tours and experiences (and fear not—there will be whisky!). 

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For any questions, please reach out to our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com.

What to Expect

This trip has been crafted specially for golfers by WSJ+ and Indagare’s expert travel planners. Itinerary highlights include:

  • Travel through golf ’s ultimate destination—Scotland—with world-renowned golf architect Paul Albanese, who can provide unique context and perspective on Scottish course architecture and culture, as well as the history of the game, while on the courses and in private lectures and special tours.

  • Play at Edinburgh and St. Andrews’ top historical courses: North Berwick West Links, Muirfield Golf Course, Musselburgh Old Golf Club and St. Andrews.

  • Enjoy a whisky tasting and dinner at Scotch Malt Whiskey Society, an international members-only club offering the world’s widest collection of rare and exceptional single cask whiskies.

  • Stay at two of Scotland’s finest hotels—the stylish new Gleneagles Townhouse and the famous Old Course Hotel—with the chance to extend your stay with an Indagare-exclusive three-night package at Gleneagles, the celebrated countryside resort (which also offers excellent golfing).

  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe, responsible and rewarding travel experience. Plus: You’ll be guided through the new travel landscape by our most trusted local partners, and you’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency medical, security and evacuation services of Global Rescue while on the ground.

  • Explore with fellow travelers and golfers who share your interests and passions. 

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

  • When
    October 23 – 28, 2022
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Adventurers , Ultimate Indulgers

This Journey's Host

Paul Albanese is an award-winning golf course designer with over 30 years of experience in the field. He is also an avid golfer who has played on some of the most celebrated courses around the world. Paul attended Cornell University where he studied environmental and agricultural engineering, and was the captain of the golf team his senior year; he then received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University. In his third year at Harvard, Paul created an independent studio in golf architecture, and was advised by nationally recognized landscape architect George Hargreaves. He also received the prestigious Penny White Grant for travel to Scotland to study the classic courses in golf architecture. In addition to creating golf designs around the world with his own firm, Paul was the Director of Golf Course Architecture at the University of Edinburgh’s College of Art in Scotland from 2005 through 2010. Paul has been a member of the esteemed American Society of Golf Course Architects since 2002, and he has written and lectured extensively on course architecture. 

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Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    October 23 – 28, 2022
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 7 travelers
  • Host
    Paul Albanese
  • From
    $9,050

Includes

  • Five nights’ luxury accommodations at Gleneagles Townhouse (3) and the Old Course Hotel (2). Indagare can arrange higher category accommodation upgrades, subject to availability.
  • All meals, beverages and culinary experiences as indicated in the itinerary
  • All exclusive activities, tee times and admissions highlighted in the itinerary, created by the Indagare and WSJ+ teams, including those led by expert insider guides
  • Expert guides and drivers, as indicated in the itinerary, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground, as well as group transfers throughout to all included activities, in small luxury vehicles
  • Group airport arrival and departure transfers
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions at Gleneagles (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip

Excludes

  • Transportation to and from Scotland and airport transfers outside of group arrivals and departures
  • Meals not specified and beverages other than those included
  • Personal items and expenses, including additional activities
  • All gratuities
  • Any Covid-testing fees
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Liability for changes in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
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