Scotland Golf Tours
Many consider golf (or gowf as it was originally spelled in Scotland) the most significant of all Scottish inventions (though some would argue for single malt whisky!).
Many golfers travel to Scotland specifically to take a Scottish golf tour and relive the history of golf in Scotland, while playing such world-famous golf links as the inestimable St. Andrews and enjoying all the beauty of Scotland's hills and glens.
Originating on the east coast of Scotland, golf quickly became the Scots' national pastime and passion, bound forever to Scotland's history and people. Both King James II and King James III banned the game in the 1400s as it was taking too much time away from archery practice. King James IV tried to ban golf also, but was instead converted to the game, and Scottish monarchs were avid players ever after -- even Mary Queen of Scots was a golfer during her brief reign.
By the beginning of the 17th century, golf had spread throughout all of Scotland and was enjoyed by not only the nobility but the common folk as well. During this same century, the game was properly organized with accepted rules for all players. In 1744, the Gentlemen Golfers of Leith, later renamed the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, was instituted. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews was born in 1754.
LTR arranges bespoke luxury golf holiday tours in eastern, central and western Scotland as well as the Highlands and Fife.
Family parties, groups of business men and women are all catered for and accommodated in one of LTR's private houses or castles.
The Tower of Lethendy actually has its own private golf course and is very popular with guests wanting to get in some practise out of the public glare!
As with any other aspect of LTRs arrangements it is attention to detail that makes any golf programme a success and a truly memorable experience - matching ability to the right course, getting tee times that allow golfers to cover as many courses as they can or do things more leisurely and take in some sightseeing, shopping or culture at the same time. Hiring clubs as appropriate, arranging for handicaps to be approved, booking buggies, caddies and on occasion helping our guests to get onto the few private members courses that exist in Scotland can all be arranged by LTR.