Scotland Golf Packages to Have New Course in Angus – Trump International Host SIGTOA Site Visit. Skibo Carnegie Course opens for Visiting Golfers

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Golf Vacations UK and other SIGTOA Members (Scottish Incoming Golf Tour Operators Association) are to pay a site visit to Trump International Golf Links and Meldrum Country House Hotel in the Highlands. Skibo Castle opens the Carnegie Club to visitors for the first time in 7 years.

Trump International Golf Links

Eddie Gilbertson, Director of the company said “It is good that the hotels and golf courses recognise the opinions and importance of SIGTOA and we are looking forward to the site visits”

The Scottish Incoming Golf Tour Operators Association is a group of incoming Golf Tour Operators for Scotland who also deal in golf trips to Ireland and England. The group are 11 and are amongst the main Tour Operators for the major championship venues for golfers travelling from the USA and Canada.

SIGTOA have been invited to a site visit at the new Trump International Golf Links in the Highlands of Scotland. The visit will be combined with a site visit at one of the Highlands most exclusive properties, Meldrum House. The visit to Meldrum will take place on the 14th November with the vist to Trump International the following day, followed by a further visit to Royal Aberdeen.

The group will view the quality and facilities at Meldrum, which is fast becoming one of the area’s most popular Country House Hotels. The visit to the golf courses involves both end of the golf course age spectrum with Trump being the new kid on the block and Royal Aberdeen being one of the world’s oldest and best golf links.

Golf Vacations UK are members of SIGTOA and will have representation at the visits. Eddie Gilbertson, Director of the company said “It is good that the hotels and golf courses recognise the opinions and importance of SIGTOA and we are looking forward to the site visits”

Scotland Golf Packages will, in the future benefit from another new addition to the quality golf courses in the east of the region. Angus is the area for the country’s newest course, which will be built near to Carnoustie.

The course at The Angus is being created by last year's Open Champion Darren Clarke with the help of specialist designers. The course will form part of the region's first five-star resort and is located in Kingennie and will be a £60m project. Work is expected to begin in spring 2013. In addition to the Darren Clarke course, the resort will feature a five-star hotel and spa, a golf club and golf academy.

Skibo Castle is to open its excellent Carnegie Club Golf Course to visitors for the first time since 2007. The exclusive private club, which belongs to Skibo did take visitors on a very limited basis prior to 2007 but closed its doors in that year for the benefit of the Skibo members. The course which is Championship standard and regularly played by members of Skibo such as Ernie Els, will be a fine addition to those already available in that part the Highlands area such as Royal Dornoch, Nairn and Castle Stuart.

Golf Vacations UK are Golf Tour Operators based in the Scottish / English borders, and have been arranging golfing packages for clients in Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales for around 13 years. The company provides full land packages for International golfers to include prime guaranteed tee times at all major championship venues including the Old Course St Andrews. The company is run by father and son team, Eddie and Graeme Gilbertson, who pride themselves in offering a bespoke and personal service to their clients.

The company also has preferred tour operator status at some of the most exclusive hotels within the UK and Ireland. Anyone wishing to enquire further regarding their golf packages or any of the articles mentioned in this release, should contact Eddie or Graeme on 888 209 4094 or +44 1228 598089 or visit the web site at Golf Vacations UK

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