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Episode 84 – What’s The Cost Of A Scottish Golf Vacation?

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Hosts Ru Macdonald & Graylyn Loomis discuss some of the costs involved in planning a Scottish golf trip including green fees, lodging, transport and airfares and put forth the case that Scottish golf can be as affordable as you want it to be.

Be sure to check out Graylyn’s Scottish Golf Trip Planner and new Scottish golf trip consultancy offering.

Show notes:

You can expect your Scottish golf trip receipt to look something like..


You can expect to pay in the region of £600.

Green Fees

The following green fees were taking as an average based from the recent Golf Digest rankings which featured nine Scottish courses, all of which are open to public play.

Average Scottish top 100 course green fee: £170

Average Open rota course green fee: £185

Average modern /US owned course green fee: £230

Average of others (hidden gems) green fee: £100


The cost of bus hire with driver is discussed on Episode 15.

Rental Vehicle/Self Drive – Approx £300 a week


Caddies – Base rate £40-£50 + £20 gratuity per round.

Pro Shop merchandise – £50 per logo shirt

Luggage Forward US-Scotland golf club shipping – £170

In other news..

Dundonald Links in Ayrshire looks set to pip Donald Trump in staging the 2017 Scottish Open. The tournament held a week prior to the Open Championship is returning to Castle Stuart for a third time this year and remains strongly supported by both the lead sponsor Aberdeen Asset Management and Scottish Government making it one of the premier events on the European Tour calendar.




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