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International Golfers travel to Scotland

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The Sottish golfing summer for our international golfers is beginning to look rather bleak. My legendary optimistic outlook is being stretched and I do not believe we will see any easing of overseas flight restrictions before the beginning of August. Even then the amount of golfers from countries allowed to enter the country without having to quarantine will be really few, even if the golfer has been double vaccinated and has had a recent approved COVID-19 test. Our Caddie Golf Tours golfers have moved their dates to late August, first week of September and next year 2022. My advice for those holding out coming to Scotland in July this year would be to postpone until after mid August, and into September and October. Following is the current COVID-19 advice from the Scottish government's international travel quarantine pages -  Before travelling to Scotland from a red list country, you'll need to: complete a passenger locator form take a COVID-19 Test book a quarantine hotel pac

Scotland travel opens

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The  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today, that from Friday 16th April travel across Scotland for non-essential purposes can resume for all areas, to allow outdoor socializing and recreation. The country will continue with significant easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the reopening of our tourism industry across all parts of Scotland on 26th April, with travel allowed from England and Wales. Caddie Golf Tours are ready to set up and organize your golf in Scotland this summer. Please do not hesitate to contact us for tee times at our many wonderful golf courses across the country...Fore!

2021 Scotland Golf rescheduled

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On route to Old Course 1st tee Caddie Golf Tours, with the consent of our American golfers, have taken the decision to reschedule their St Andrews 2021 golf trip to next year 2022. This trip was originally set for June 2020, but the horrendous COVID-19 pandemic has thrown all plans into flux. As we interpret the recent Scottish government announcements this week, international travelers entering Scotland will be required to quarantine for 10 days. No timeline has been proposed about how long this will last, so we must assume that summer golf for our overseas visitors will not be available until later this year, hopefully the Autumn. Eden Course St Andrews The Open Championship is being played at St Andrews in July 2022, which means a little disruption to golfing visitors. The Old Course will be closed from late May through to mid July. With excellent assistance from all involved we have managed to rearrange our golfer's accommodation and all tee times to a week in April, 2022. The

Golf in Scotland after Covid-19

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Good to see January coming to a close and though Scotland remains in lockdown, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to believe that we will be able to travel to other parts of the country and golf some old favourites and new golf courses soon. Balcomie Links Crail Golfing Society With the continuing vaccination roll out we all have hopes of travel opening within the UK by May and certainly by the summer. It is becoming increasingly unlikely that international travel will be allowed before June, which means that the British golfer will be able to take advantage of golf at many of our great courses.   Golf House Club at Elie Golf in Scotland is not all about the Old Course St Andrews and our big reputation Open venues at Carnoustie, Muirfield, Royal Troon, Turnberry and the original Prestwick. Stretch your golfing imagination and enjoy golf on our classic links courses dotted around the country that offer real golf for real golfers! As an alternative to chasing those big name golf bag t

Old Course St Andrews 18th green

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The Old Course green keepers started and completed renovation work on the banking and drainage behind the 18th green during November and December. The ground work that is done during the Scottish winter, from these greenkeeping tough guys, will be appreciated by local and our visiting overseas golfers when they return in numbers during the summer, and beyond.  Please contact Caddie Golf Tours to assist with your golf trip to Scotland and St Andrews...Fore!

Scotland January 'lockdown' and golf.

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Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, today announced that the country would 'lockdown' for the month of January due to the increase in COVID-19. This means that the travel ban into and around the country continues with no travel between Scotland's regions. Schools are to remain closed until February, with a review to when they can open in the middle of January. The population is being asked to remain at home unless it is essential to leave for food, care or work. Outside exercise is being encouraged and you can meet outside with one other from a different household. Thankfully this means that golf in St Andrews can continue and locals can play in twos, as we did back in May last year, while taking the obvious and necessary precautions. With the news that the 'Oxford' vaccination began today in the UK we are hopeful that this and the 'lockdown' will start to see a reduction in cases and an opening to international travel with overseas golfers retur

St Andrews Winter Golf Fees 2021

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The 2021 winter green fees for golf at St Andrews have been set and will be valid until 31st March 2021. Low Season 1st November - 31st March 2021   Old Course £ 98  New Course £ 43 Jubilee Course £ 43 Eden Course through December and January will be played as two 9 hole layouts and green fee for each nine holes £14. Eden Course from 1st February to 31st March the green fee for 18 holes is set at £28.  Shoulder Season 1st April - 18th April 2021 Old Course £ 137 New Course £ 60 Jubilee Course £ 60 Castle Course £ 84 Eden Course £ 39 Golf in Scotland continues, please contact Caddie Golf Tours to assist with your winter golf in St Andrews, in line with COVID-19 travel restrictions, at caddiegolftours@gmail.com