Check off your #golfgoals
One of my favorite things about cruise travel is getting to spend time on port days experiencing how some of my passions (performing arts) are enjoyed in different cultures all over the world.
While golf isn’t my jam, it’s a favorite of many of my clients. Are you a golf enthusiast looking for a unique and exciting way to spend a day during your cruise of the British Isles? If so, a shore excursion to St. Andrews could be just the thing for you.
St. Andrews is a quaint and charming town on the east coast of Scotland (the birthplace of golf) that's famous for being home to the oldest golf course in the world. Playing a round at St. Andrews Links is a bucket list item for many golfers, and lucky for you, it's easily accessible from many Scottish ports of call.
Once you arrive in St. Andrews, you'll be greeted with stunning views of the North Sea and the iconic St. Andrews Links golf course.
While playing a round of golf at St. Andrews Links is not for the faint of heart, it's an experience that's full of surprises and will test your skills. You'll encounter famous landmarks like the Swilcan Bridge and the Road Hole as you make your way through the course. Don’t forget to take a moment to appreciate the history of these landmarks and the players who have made them famous (you’ll have plenty of time- a round at St. Andrews is likely to take 5-6 hours).
After your round, head back to the town of St. Andrews for a well-deserved pint of Scottish ale at one of the local pubs. The town is a charming place with plenty of shops, restaurants, and historical sites to discover. You can visit the ruins of St. Andrews Castle and Cathedral or take a stroll along the picturesque West Sands beach if you have time.
Your excursion to St. Andrews is sure to be the highlight of your cruise, it’s an unforgettable way to experience the rich history and culture of Scotland and to play on the same hallowed ground as some of the greatest golfers in history.