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Wieme Trip Proposal – Scotland

July 12-20, 2025

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NIGHTS

8

ROUNDS

7+

TRAVELLERS

14

GOLFER PRICE

From $4,796

NON-GOLFER PRICE

From $2,173

GOLF COURSES INCLUDED

*St. Andrews Old Course not included in trip pricing, see details in itinerary section below

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Coach With Full-Time Driver

Transportation for Days 1-3 and 5-7 of your trip would be in a large luxury motor coach, configured for groups of golfers with tables, reclining leather seats, a large fridge, and on-board wifi, along with a full-time* driver who would act as your group’s assistant. Cloud 9’s drivers offer welcoming hospitality along with local knowledge and can be invaluable components of a successful trip. The vehicle and driver will be available for your group’s sole use for the those listed days in Scotland. We have not included transportation for Days 4 and 8 as those are days where the golfers can walk to the golf courses from your accommodations. We will also arrange a private group transfer to the airport on your day of departure.

*per UK regulations, driver available for approximately 9 hours of driving each day (hours are estimated and subject to change based on itinerary specifics)

ITINERARY

Day 1

Day 1

Arrive at the Edinburgh Airport and drive 3 hours and 15 minutes north to Inverness.

Recommended Sightseeing: Explore the Royal Mile

Scotland’s largest and capital city is a visually stunning and fascinating place. Start at Edinburgh Castle and wander down the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Along the way you’ll see and experience all that makes the city special, including the Scotch Whisky Experience, Real Mary Kings Close, St. Giles Cathedral, Greyfriars Kirkyard, the National Museum of Scotland and so much more.

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Recommended Sightseeing: Visit Stirling

Once Scotland’s capital, Stirling is home to the world-famous Wallace Monument and a namesake castle, one of Scotland’s most important castles. Visitors can climb the monument, which commemorates the life of Sir William Wallace, and tour the castle grounds to lean about the rich history of one of Scotland’s most important cities.

Wallace Monument

Check-In: Kingsmills Hotel (2 Nights)

The Kingsmills Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Inverness, in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The hotel’s history actually dates to the 18th century, but today serves as a luxurious holiday retreat with a variety of rooms that mix classic and contemporary features, an indulgent spa, two great eateries – the Inglis and the Conservatory, plus the best stocked whisky bar in town. It’s good old-fashioned Scottish hospitality at its finest.

* Today’s pricing includes Retreat King/Twin rooms.

Kingsmills

Day 2

Day 2

Drive 1 hour north to Dornoch.

Golf: Royal Dornoch – Championship Course

If you have looked into course rankings, you know the critically acclaimed Championship Course at Royal Dornoch has a lot of fans. Somewhat secluded in the Scottish highlands, the setting feels timeless but despite being one of the Scotland’s oldest golf clubs, the out-and-back course design feels a bit more complex that many of its contemporaries. The trademark raised greens actually match the shape of the entire property, so both your touch and endurance will be tested.

Royal Dornoch

Recommended Sightseeing: Visit Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin Castle is the largest and most northerly castle in the Scottish Highlands and many of the 189 rooms that have housed the Sutherland family for over 700 years are open to the public. Beyond the castle itself, though, visitors can visit the castle museum, attend a falconry demonstration in the castle gardens, or simply soak in the views across the Moray Firth.

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Recommended: Visit Glenmorangie Distillery

The Glenmorangie Distillery is located just south of Dornoch in Tain, alongside the Moray Firth. Swirling with aroma and flavour, the facility is the beating heart of whisky making that dates to 1843. Immersive distillery tours pull the curtain on Scotland’s tallest stills, with expert guides willing to share knowledge built across generations.

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Day 3

Day 3

Drive 15 minutes northeast to Castle Stuart.

Golf: Castle Stuart

Unlike most traditional Scottish clubs, which had to be built in or near local town centers for logistical reasons, the site on which Castle Stuart sits was selected solely for its aesthetics. The property sits overlooking the Moray Firth and Black Isle beyond, and it’s evident that both the course and the clubhouse were designed to feature the views. Its not all looks though, as the genius of Gil Hanse crafted a championship test that has now hosted four Scottish Opens, and counting.

Castle Stuart

Recommended Sightseeing: Visit Nairn

Head east from Inverness towards Nairn to visit Cawdor Castle, a historic 14th century castle known for it’s beautiful gardens and connection to Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Along your route, you’ll find plenty more that showcases the beauty and rich military history of the area, including the Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Fort George, and so much more.

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Drive 3 hours southeast to St. Andrews.

We have included 2 accommodation options for you to consider (with corresponding pricing):

Option 1: Doune Guest House (6 Nights)

The Doune Guest House is a 4-star bed and breakfast situated in the heart of St. Andrews, just a few minutes walk from both the Old Course and the town center. The carefully maintained Victorian town house combines many original features with all round modern comforts and proprietors Yufei and Ilya are there to assure guests of a warm and friendly welcome.

* 6 or 8 travelers can stay here (3 or 4 shared twin/double rooms)

Doune

Option 2: Six Murray Park (6 Nights)

Six Murray Park is a 4-star bed and breakfast situated in the heart of St. Andrews, just a few minutes walk from both the Old Course and the town center. With eight beautiful bedrooms housed in a Victorian Townhouse and welcoming hosts Tony and El, some of the best proprietors in the business, Six Murray Park is consistently rated among the best accommodation options in St. Andrews at any level.

*6 or 8 travelers can stay here (3 or 4 shared twin/double rooms)

Six Murray Park

Day 4

Day 4

Golf: St. Andrews – New Course

Although newer than the neighboring Old Course, the title of New Course is deceiving since Tom Morris opened the course in 1895. A favorite of the locals, the course is narrower and more well-defined than the adjacent Old and probably a tougher test.

St. Andrews New

Recommended Sightseeing: Explore Historic St. Andrews

Although best-known as a golfing town, St. Andrews is also home to an array of fascinating medieval sites along with Scotland’s oldest university, so there is plenty to see. The town’s Castle and Cathedral are in ruins but still magnificently encapsulate the grandness of Scotland’s former religious centre, while stately university buildings and white sand beaches characterize a vibrant seaside town worth exploring.

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Day 5

Day 5

Drive 50 minutes northeast to Carnoustie.

Golf: Carnoustie – Championship Course

The 7-time Open host showcases all that is wonderful and challenging about links golf: undulating terrain, riveted pot bunkers, firm and fast fairways, and of course the Barry Burn which famously swallowed Jean an de Velde whole during his infamous collapse at the 99 Open. You will struggle to shoot your handicap and you will love every minute of it.

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Recommended Sightseeing: Visit Glamis Castle

Perhaps Scotland’s most haunted castle, Glamis Castle is set in the beautiful countryside of Angus and has been the ancestral seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372. Extensive gardens in the shadows of fairytale towers and ghostly chambers steeped in history highlight an alluring and informative visitor experience.

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Day 6

Day 6

Drive 20 minutes southeast to Kingsbarns.

Golf: Kingsbarns

Just down the road from St. Andrews, Kingbarns sits on a site seemingly made for golf. The tilted lay of the land opens up views across the North Sea from just about every hole and you would never know it just opened in 2000 given how seamlessly the routing fits the landscape. Already host to a Women’s British Open and the annual Alfred Dunhill Links, the legend of Kingsbarns will surely continue to grow.

Kingsbarns

Recommended Sightseeing: Explore East Neuk

The coast of Fife is lined with quaint, historic fishing villages that offer dynamic views across the Firth of Forth as well as a look into the area’s past. Popular stops include Anstruther, home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Crail, Pittenweem, St. Monans, and Elie & Earlsferry, and visitors can explore the charming and colorful towns, plus eat some of the best fish and chips in Scotland!

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Day 7

Day 7

Drive 10 minutes southeast to St. Andrews.

Golf: St. Andrews – Castle Course

The newest of the seven courses owned and operated by the Links Trust, the Castle Course is also the most scenic. The clifftop views from high above the St. Andrews town center standout, but so do the green complexes, which are unlike any you have ever putted on, guaranteed.

St. Andrews Castle

Recommended Sightseeing: Tour Kingsbarns Distillery

Led by a knowledgeable guide, guests can explore the origins of the distillery and the name ‘Kingsbarns’ before heading into the distillery to learn more about the spirit-making process. Most importantly, tours finish in the tasting room for an in-depth tutored tasting, including Kingsbarn’s award-winning single malt.

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Day 8

Day 8

Golf: St. Andrews – Jubilee Course

The Jubilee Course shares a strip of links land with the neighboring New and Old Courses, and actually sits closest to St. Andrews Bay among the three. The narrow fairways and relatively small greens (at least compared to its neighbors) provide a stern test that might be the toughest in town.

Jubilee

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Golf: St. Andrews – Old Course*

As a 30-time Open Championship host and universally considered the Home of Golf, the Old Course in St. Andrews needs no introduction. Champions like Nicklaus and Woods have strolled across the hallowed Swilcan Bridge en-route to victory, meaning the course will forever be etched in history.

*not included in trip pricing, see details below

St. Andrews Old Course

Recommended Sightseeing: Explore St. Andrews

The historic town of St. Andrews is home to Scotland’s most famous golf course as well as its oldest university and there are plenty of sites to see. Visitors can learn about the origins of golf at the British Golf Museum, take a guided walk of the historic Old Course or visit the university museums, or even explore the town’s beautiful Botanical Garden. You should also not miss putting on the Himalayas Putting course, designed by Old Tom Morris himself!

Himalayas

Day 9

Day 9

Drive 1 hour and 15 minutes southwest to depart via the Edinburgh Airport.

Additional Information

Old Course Note:

Our price does not include a guaranteed round on St. Andrews’ Old Course but we will walk you through the following 3-step process to maximize your chances of getting a tee time during your trip:

1. Advance Application: First, we recommend that you apply for a Private Advance tee time directly through the St. Andrews Links Trust. During an application period that typically runs from August-September, groups of two to eight golfers can apply for a two-round Old Course package for the following year’s High Season, which runs from mid-April through mid-October. Application results are usually posted in October and, if successful, the lead golfer will pay the Links Trust directly for both the Old Course tee time plus a mandatory additional round on one of the other Links Trust courses. We will walk you through the application process but please note: For your trip dates, Old Course package options (and any corresponding application dates) have not yet been published and availability of Old Course tee time packages is at the complete discretion of the St. Andrews Links Trust. The £600 price of a 2-round package (2024 rate) is not included in today’s pricing and is payable directly to the St. Andrews Links Trust.

2. Ballot: If your advance application is unsuccessful, then the daily ballot is a great fallback option. Just about every day the Old Course is open, a “ballot” system allocates a handful of tee times to golfers who wish to enter the lottery. In fact, almost half of the Old Course tee times each year are assigned through the ballot! We will enter your group on each day that you are in St. Andrews and ballot times are available, and we will let you know of the results as soon as they are posted 2 days prior to each date of play. If you receive a tee time on a day that you already have golf scheduled, we will do our best to move your round to accommodate the Old Course tee time. The £320 green fee (2024 rate) is not included in today’s pricing and is payable directly to the course on the day of play.

3. Singles Daily Draw: As a last resort if you don’t find success with the Ballot, single golfers can now join the Singles Daily Draw (brand new for 2024) by visiting the Old Course Pavilion or the Old Course Clubhouse the day before play to enter golfer details into a kiosk between 9am-5pm. A lottery drawing will take place shortly after 5pm and golfers will be notified via text or email if they were successful in “winning” a single slot on the Old Course the next day. Those who are not successful will also be notified and put on a waiting list for cancellations. The £320 green fee (2024 rate) is not included in today’s pricing and is payable directly to the course on the day of play.

Jubilee Course: Should members of your group end up unsuccessful in obtaining an Old Course tee time, then we have included a pre-booked round on the Jubilee Course as part of today’s pricing which will serve as a great replacement. Alternatively, if you do end up with an Old Course tee time you will have the option to skip your round on the Jubilee Course and we will refund your green fee ($175 value).

PACKAGE DETAILS

Included

• 8 nights stay in twin/double rooms (standard unless otherwise stated) at the accommodations shown above
• 7 rounds of golf (St. Andrews Old Course not included/guaranteed)
• 8 days of a luxury vehicle with driver/assistant plus final day’s airport transfer as outlined above (all vehicle costs covered)
• Breakfast daily
• Trip-planning services of Cloud 9 personnel and comprehensive pre-trip documentation through the Trip Plans App
• Taxes and service fees”

Not Included

• Airfare
• Travel insurance
• Tips and gratuities
• Rental clubs
• Caddie and cart fees
• Meals other than breakfast

Per Person Pricing*

*pricing based on 14 participants traveling July 12-20, 2025

Staying at the Kingsmills Hotel & Doune Guest House:

Golfer – Shared Room:

$4,919 per golfer ($1,800 deposit due)*

Non-Golfer – Shared Room:

$2,229 per non-golfer ($500 deposit due)*

Staying at the Kingsmills Hotel & Six Murray Park:

Golfer – Shared Room:

$5,041 per golfer ($1,800 deposit due)*

Non-Golfer – Shared Room:

$2,351 per non-golfer ($500 deposit due)*

*discounted 2.5% for payments via ACH/E-Check or paper check

The prices shown above are valid for 14 days. In order to confirm the trip and lock in your trip price, the next step is to pay the initial deposits as outlined above via the Book Now link below.

Payment of your initial deposit signifies your intent to travel with Cloud 9 Golf and Travel. Upon receipt of your payment, Cloud 9 will lock in your trip price with currency contracts and will pay non-refundable deposits to suppliers (golf courses, hotels, etc.) on your group’s behalf. Therefore, please note that payments made to Cloud 9 are non-refundable and we strongly encourage all clients to purchase travel insurance (shop travel insurance quotes here). Please see our T&Cs below for additional information regarding payment terms and policies.

Terms and Conditions

Cloud 9 will provide you with a Trip Proposal outlining the services that you have requested for your vacation package and applicable pricing. To accept the Trip Proposal, payment of the Initial Deposit must be made by or on behalf of all participants in your group. Once all deposits have been received, Cloud 9 will proceed with confirming the necessary bookings for your vacation. Payment of the Initial Deposit signifies your intent to appoint Cloud 9 to act as your agent to obtain the services you have requested. Payment of the Initial Deposit also signifies that you understand Cloud 9’s Booking Terms and Conditions, as outlined herein, and have accepted them on behalf of yourself and all members of your party. If you are booking as part of a group, you must designate a “Lead Participant” who is responsible for sharing these Terms and Conditions with each group member. Cloud 9 is not responsible for any group members misunderstanding of these terms and conditions.

Pricing:The per person trip price indicated in the agreed upon Trip Proposal is stated in US dollars and based on the number of participants as stated. If the number of participants changes, trip prices may change. Cloud 9 is not obligated to give a breakdown of the costs associated with a trip. Prices are valid for 14 days from the date the Trip Proposal is sent and, if all Initial Deposits have not been received within 14 days, Cloud 9 reserves the right to adjust the price.

Payments: Trip payments are payable directly to Cloud 9 and are payable by paper check, E-check/ACH, MasterCard, VISA or American Express. Unless otherwise stated above, payments are due to Cloud 9 in two installments and must be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

Initial Deposit – An Initial Deposit, as outlined in the agreed upon Trip Proposal, is due upon acceptance of the Trip Proposal. The Initial Deposit is non-refundable unless Cloud 9 is unable to provide tee times at any of the courses on your itinerary (this excludes the St. Andrews-Old Course if included through the advance application or any other courses that have been identified as being subject to availability).

Final Balance Payment – Unless otherwise stated, the final payment will be due approximately 90 days prior to departure and we will send an invoice to your group to confirm the exact due date.

St. Andrews Links Trust Payments – Groups that receive any tee times directly from the St. Andrews Links Trust must pay additional non-refundable payment(s) directly to the St. Andrews Links Trust. This agreement is exclusively between the group and the St. Andrews Links Trust. Cloud 9 is neither responsible for any missed payments nor responsible to deliver the agreed upon service. In some instances, our trip prices may include or indicate the St. Andrews Links Trust fees, but this is only for the purpose of full disclosure and does not indicate that Cloud 9 is a party to the agreement between the lead golfer and the St. Andrews Links Trust.

Cancellations/Changes: Once Initial Deposit(s) are paid and trip bookings are in place, a Confirmed Itinerary will be sent to you to show all confirmed bookings for your trip. In certain instances, changes to your itinerary may be necessary at the time of booking and these will be communicated to the Lead Participant prior to confirmation. Once bookings are confirmed (will be shown in your Confirmed Itinerary) date changes or other changes to the agreed upon itinerary (as outlined in the Trip Proposal) are subject to availability and may result in additional charges, including the loss of non-refundable deposits, if applicable. Pricing changes will be confirmed with the Lead Participant in writing.

All payments to Cloud 9 are non-refundable (except as stated above in Payments regarding the Initial Deposit), so we strongly suggest that all of our clients purchase trip cancellation insurance and you can shop travel insurance quotes HERE. Specifically, we strongly encourage clients to purchase coverage for things like injury and illness (e.g. Covid-19), which allows travelers to recover trip costs should they have to cancel or suspend their trip. Costs associated with trip cancellation/interruption, medical expenses, and mandatory quarantine can all be covered to reduce risk. Group members who you choose to forgo travel insurance and then have to cancel their trip will assume full financial responsibility. Also, refunds cannot be issued for unused portions of the trip package, including for missed reservations due to disrupted air travel. Name changes are usually possible, and, with only a few exceptions, deposits are transferable should you need to find a replacement traveler.

In the case of a partial cancellation prior to final payment (only a portion of the group cancels), the trip price(s) for group member(s) who still plan to travel may increase to cover the unpaid prorated costs associated with the canceled trips.

Documentation: It is the duty of each group member to have a valid and current passport, if necessary, along with any other documents that may be necessary to travel (visas may be required for some destinations). Cloud 9 is not responsible for travel delays or cancellations that result from an invalid or missing travel documentation.

Course Handicap Requirements: Courses included on your itinerary may have handicap limits. It is the responsibility of each golfer to have a valid handicap card/certificate to present where required. Cloud 9 is not responsible for fees or cancellations that result from missing credentials.

Required Mobility: Some aspects of your trip may require a certain level of fitness and/or mobility to participate and it is up to each group member to assess their capabilities. Cloud 9 is not responsible for cancellations that result from a failure to meet these requirements.

Hotel Bookings: Unless otherwise stated, our price assumes double occupancy, shared rooms and is based on standard rooms. Upgrades are available at many hotels for an additional charge but requests for upgrades should be submitted to Cloud 9 upon paying your Initial Deposit.

Transportation: For chauffeured groups relying on the services of a driver, our price assumes that all group members will arrive and depart together from the same airport on the same day at approximately the same time. If additional transfers are required or an expense is incurred to cover a driver’s waiting time, the additional cost will be passed along to your group.

Unless otherwise stated, self-drive prices, if included in our Trip Proposal, include basic collision damage and theft insurance policies. These policies limit your potential out-of-pockets costs for damage or theft, but do still have a deductible due in such instances. However, the deductible can be reduced to zero for a daily fee, payable upon picking up the vehicle. Also, our self-drive prices cover one designated driver (between 25 and 74 years of age) but a second driver can be added at initial pick-up for little or no fee (depending on branch location).

Responsibility: Cloud 9 acts only in the capacity of intermediary and agent for the suppliers and contractors which are selling services not directly supplied by Cloud 9, such as transportation, accommodation, golf, and other services. Cloud 9 is not responsible for any loss, injury, or damage caused by any Force Majeure, health issues, acts of God, acts of government or other entity, wars, or threat of war, industrial dispute, disaster, terrorism, riot or civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities, inclement weather or any other circumstance beyond Cloud 9’s control. Furthermore, Cloud 9 is not liable for injury, illness, accident, loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings resulting from neglect or default of any golf, hotel or transportation supplier or from neglect or default of any other person supplying services or materials. Cloud 9 reserves the right to make any changes or cancellations to prices or package features to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of trip participants. Cloud 9 shall not be liable for any act, event, or omission of passengers sharing your transportation, nor for the damages, including theft of luggage or personal belongings, personal injury, accident or illness, that occur during your trip.

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