Scotland has become my second home, and I actually love the opportunity to book our own trips, seeking out the hidden links gems, finding special guest houses and restaurants, to me it’s part of the experience. My pals who travel with me prefer to have someone else handle the details, as do many golfers.
If you’re heading to Scotland for the first time, and don’t care for the planning aspect, our guide to planning a golf trip in Scotland will assist in the many area options for you to consider. If you’re looking for outside help in setting up the trip, there are many tour operators, and then run the gamut. I started booking our own trip after I received a quote from a tour operator that was a full double of our actual cost of direct booking. One operator I do trust though is Caddie Golf Tours, run by John Boyne, who has been an actual caddie on the Old Course for years. A young, passionate golfer who has caddied for many a golfer that had been represented by unscrupulous tour operators who had missed playing some special golf courses and/or paid way too much for their trip. Consequently, he and his wife set up their own golf tour company to provide a straightforward and reasonably priced custom golf trip for golfers making their way to Scotland.
The results on page one of a Google search for St. Andrews Golf Trip Operators is daunting, without knowing you may just be choosing an operator based on the quality of their website, rather than their capabilities, give John Boyne a shot in your process, I doubt that you’ll be disappointed.