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    Re: Solo trip to Scotland, info and opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by Pathetic Shark View Post
    Each of my trips to Scotland have been solo ones - just plan your routes, hotels, courses intended etc. Just be prepared to tee off early to get ahead of any roll-ups, contact the clubs beforehand etc. And definitely do a 4am at the Old Course. I've got some friends all over the world I met doing that and wound up playing with.

    The best trip I did included five rounds at St.Andrews, Carnoustie Burnside, Machrahanish, Mach Dunes, Turnberry Kintyre and Southerness. 10 rounds in 5 days - entire cost including hotels, green fees, food and fuel was under 1,000.
    Wow! Will ask you for some suggestions then if I may!

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    Re: Solo trip to Scotland, info and opinions

    If you go to St Andrews, you can talk to the starter and they allow single players to join 3 balls... (see the St Andrews links website for details of this and the daily ballot)

    Kingsbarns website is very helpful on adding single players to games and you can do this online... (240 a round though)

    Otherwise, I am sure the Scottish Lads will look after you with games.... sort out your plan , add it on here, folk will help for sure!

    Good luck! ....and one day we will all turn up in Milano for a game! Great city... been there to visit Monza and La Scala but never golf!
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    Re: Solo trip to Scotland, info and opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by IanM View Post
    If you go to St Andrews, you can talk to the starter and they allow single players to join 3 balls... (see the St Andrews links website for details of this and the daily ballot)

    Kingsbarns website is very helpful on adding single players to games and you can do this online... (240 a round though)

    Otherwise, I am sure the Scottish Lads will look after you with games.... sort out your plan , add it on here, folk will help for sure!

    Good luck! ....and one day we will all turn up in Milano for a game! Great city... been there to visit Monza and La Scala but never golf!
    Thanks for the reply Ian! Regarding St. Andrews you have to arrive very early in the morning right? Already played Kingsbarns once, pricey but worth it (kinda had a light artificial feeling though). Milan is a great city but just ok for golf, there are better Italian courses nearby

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    Re: Solo trip to Scotland, info and opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    Dave - A day oot at West Linton sounds just the job...

    iMac - When you know your dates, I'm sure we can sort some games out.

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    Indeed Ian. Long overdue, too.

    I'm about to move hoose - 500yds closer to the course - but once that's out of the way, I'll be happy to host a mob at WL (even if it's a mob of one).

    These dates could tie in nicely.

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    Re: Solo trip to Scotland, info and opinions

    St Andrews Links Ticket is something worth considering if you wish to concentrate (3 consecutive days) on St Andrews venues. You can even play 2 rounds a day if you wish!

    Gullane also has an abundance of fine courses very close. Gullane 2 and 3 makes a great, and not over-tiring, day's golf and, imo, is way better value than a single round on #1. Likewise, Craigielaw and Kilspindie.

    For inland courses, there are some fine ones in Perth!

    I really enjoyed playing Como and Mennagio (particularly and wonderful scenery!) courses when I was over there some years ago.

    I'm sure you will enjoy wherever you play, even if the weather is 'challengingly Scottish'!
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    Re: Solo trip to Scotland, info and opinions

    Which perth course are you referring to?

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    Re: Solo trip to Scotland, info and opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by makaveli View Post
    Which perth course are you referring to?
    None there all terrible, Blairgowrie and Alyth now there some cracking courses about there
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    Re: Solo trip to Scotland, info and opinions

    Don't forget about the West Coast if its within distance

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    Re: Solo trip to Scotland, info and opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by Farneyman View Post
    Don't forget about the West Coast if its within distance
    Or if you'd rather slum it in Lanarkshire you'll be made welcome.
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    Re: Solo trip to Scotland, info and opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by makaveli View Post

    I was also thinking about going on the Old Course at 3am to try to get a spot, even if I don't get one I think the stories from the people you meet during the night on the 1st tee hoping for a tee time are priceless!
    I did that last year, when I was up playing in the Strathtyrum, I was there at 2.30am. It paid off, as I got a teetime at around 12

    if you do queue, once they open up at about 6.30am, they will give you a tee time and then you can go away until that time.
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