Golf Itinerary

Well you have arrived at this page to see exactly where Gary and David are going to be playing his golf. The schedule is laid out below day by day. At this point you are probably thinking how crazy they  are to be attempting so much golf in so little time.

But believe it or not the itinerary actually flows quite well. Take a look below to find out more and watch out for the posts as the courses are played.

Sun 27 May

 Accommodation Flight Arrive in London
Accommodation Hotel Hilton Bracknell

Mon 28 May

Golf Golf – PM Swinley Forest
Accommodation Hotel Hilton Bracknell

Tue 29 May

Golf Golf – AM The Berkshire
Golf Golf – PM Wentworth (West Course)
Accommodation Hotel Hilton Bracknell

Wed 30 May

Golf Golf – AM Sunningdale (Old)
Golf Golf – PM Sunningdale (New)
Accommodation Hotel Hilton Bracknell

Thu 31 May

England Golf Drive 45 min
Golf Golf – PM Walton Heath Golf Club (Old)
 Golf Drive 1.5hr
Accommodation Hotel Kent

Fri 01 Jun

Golf Golf – AM Royal St.Georges
Golf Golf – PM Royal Cinque Ports
Accommodation Hotel Princes Golf Club

Sat 02 Jun

England Golf Drive 4hrs
Golf Golf – PM Woodhall Spa
Accommodation Hotel Old Coach House Motel (Woodhall Spa)

Sun 03 Jun

England Golf Drive 3.5 hrs
Golf Golf – PM Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)
Drive 1hr 10 min
Accommodation Hotel The Vincent Hotel

Mon 04 Jun

Golf Golf – PM Royal Birkdale
Accommodation Hotel The Vincent Hotel

Tue 05 Jun

England Golf Drive 1hr 10 min
Golf Golf – PM Royal Lytham & St.Annes
Accommodation Hotel Dalmeny Hotel, Lytham

Wed 06 Jun

England Golf Drive 2hr 40 min
Golf Golf – AM Ganton
Drive 4.5hrs
Accommodation Hotel Macdonald Marine Hotel, North Berwick

Thu 07 Jun

Golf Golf – AM Muirfield
Golf Golf – PM North Berwick
Accommodation Hotel Macdonald Marine Hotel, North Berwick

Fri 08 Jun

Scotland Golf Drive 2hr
Golf Golf – PM Royal Troon and Western Gailes
Accommodation Hotel Barcelo Marine Hotel Troon

Sat 09 Jun

Golf Golf – AM Turnberry
Accommodation Hotel Westin Turnberry

Sun 10 Jun

Scotland Golf Drive 1.5 hr
Golf Golf – AM Loch Lomond
Accommodation Flight Flybe BE130 lv Glasgow 4:45pm, arr Belfast City 5:30pm
Golf Drive 1hr 20 min
Accommodation Hotel Bushmills (Portrush)

Mon 11 Jun

Northern Ireland
Golf Golf – AM Royal Portrush
Golf Golf – PM Portstewart
Golf Drive 2hr
Accommodation Hotel Slieve Donard

Tue 12 Jun

Northern Ireland
Golf Golf – PM Royal County Down
Accommodation Hotel Slieve Donard

Wed 13 Jun

Scotland Golf Drive 1 hr
Accommodation Flight Flybe BE471 lv Belfast City 7:10am, arr Inverness 10:15am
Golf Drive 1hr
Golf Golf – PM Royal Dornoch
Accommodation Hotel Royal Golf Hotel

Thu 14 Jun

Golf Golf – AM Royal Dornoch
Golf Drive 1 hr
Golf Golf – PM Castle Stuart
Accommodation Hotel Kingsmill Hotel, Inverness

Fri 15 Jun

Scotland Golf Drive 3hrs
Golf Golf – PM Cruden Bay and Skibo Castle
Golf Drive 1hr 20 min
Accommodation Hotel Malmaison Aberdeen

Sat 16 Jun

Golf Golf – PM Royal Aberdeen
Accommodation Hotel Malmaison Aberdeen

Sun 17 Jun

Scotland Golf Drive 1hr 45 min
Golf Golf – PM Carnoustie
Golf Drive 1hr (31 miles) [St.Andrews – Carnoustie]
Accommodation Hotel Aslar House, St Andrews

Mon 18 Jun

Golf Golf – AM St Andrews (Old Course)
Accommodation Hotel Aslar House, St Andrews

Tue 19 Jun

Golf Golf – AM Kingsbarns
Accommodation Hotel Old Course Hotel

Wed 20 Jun

Ireland Golf Drive 1hr
Accommodation Flight Fly from Edinburgh to Shannon (AerLingus 3673)
Golf Drive 30 min
Golf Golf – PM Doonbeg
Golf Drive 30 min
Accommodation Hotel Lahinch

Thu 21 Jun

Golf Golf – AM Lahinch
Golf Drive 1hr 20 min
Accommodation Hotel Teach de Broc

Fri 22 Jun

Golf Golf – AM Ballybunion (Old)
Golf Golf – PM Ballybunion (Cashen)
Accommodation Hotel Teach de Broc

Sat 23 Jun

Golf Drive 40 min
Golf Golf – PM Tralee
Golf Drive 1hr 40 min
Accommodation Hotel Brookhaven House, Waterville

Sun 24 Jun

Golf Golf – AM Waterville
Golf Drive 3 hrs
Accommodation Hotel The White House, Kinsale

Mon 25 Jun

Golf Golf – AM Old Head
Golf Drive 3.5 hrs
Accommodation Hotel Druids Glen Resort

Tue 26 Jun

Ireland Golf Drive 30 min
Golf Golf – AM The European Club
Golf Drive 1hr 20 min
Golf Golf – PM Portmarnock
Accommodation Hotel Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

Wed 27 Jun

Golf Golf – AM Royal Dublin
Accommodation Hotel Dundalk

Thu 28 Jun

Golf Golf – AM County Louth
Accommodation Hotel Dundalk

18 comments on “Golf Itinerary

    • Hi Gary,
      I live in Scotland (Aberdeen) and have been a member of Cruden Bay and Dornoch – great golf courses. Hope you have a great time. Shame you are too early for the new Donald Trump course just outside Aberdeen – Mr Trump is billing this as “the best golf gourse in the world”. It opens for play in July 2012.


      • Ken, thanks for the note. Yes looking forward to playing both Cruden Bay and Royal Dornoch. Have heard great reports about both. We might get a sneak peak at the new Trump course – hopefully…

  1. Good luck with the driving times, particularly in the SW of ireland. Played many of your choices in 2009 as a group of six and we are well into the planning for 2013. Enjoy! MR

  2. This trip of yours is epic and has or is going to make numerous other golfers feel very unlucky to not be in a position to join you (myself included). I believe you are going to have a great time and will remember this for the rest of your life!

  3. Good luck, guys. By June, you will be extremely grateful to Ecco for making such comfortable shoes, as there is an awful lot of walking…….after those Wilson golf balls (and you will need some)!!! Great trip.

  4. Good luck Gary, I envied you for a moment then remembered I don’t do 36 a day any more. Just as interesting are the courses you don’t have time for…Crail, the K Club, Elie et al.
    Look forward to following your adventures. Trust the ranged is kind.
    All the best, Joe Hoffmann

  5. Hi Gary, as good as Dornoch is, I think you should have a look at driving 30 mins north and playing Brora rather than Dornoch twice. Brora is a very special place. Likewise when you are in Troon there is the Kintyre Express for those with strong stomachs that will get you to Campbeltown and then Machrihanish and Machrihanish Dunes. The first 8 holes at Machrihanish are as good as anything on the planet.


    • Brian, thanks for the note. Good suggestions. I am keen to play Dornoch twice (and photograph it) but will look at the feasibility of going across to Macrihanish as this is one Top 100 we could not fit into our trip.

  6. Gary, that time of year up north there is enough light to go around 3 times in a day. Make sure you play Brora. If I had to pick one course to play everyday it would be Brora.

  7. Hi Guys,

    As a keen golfer who has played on some of these courses, I think you will find that Royal Dornoch & the Old Course at Ballybunion are the best two courses in your travels but I haven’t been to Muirfield or Royal County Down yet!! And the Old Course at St Andrews is a wonderful test of golf in the wind and you will love the history, the Swilken Burn, the Open Championships and the beautiful town itself.

    Good luck on this epic golfing journey and it would be great to share the fun with my 1987 model Wilson Staff clubs. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime and I look forward to the daily bloggs, the photographs and the book!!

    Cheers for now and happy golfing,


  8. Hoping the weather gets better for you guys! What a shame you have not included the wonderful links of England’s Atlantic Links ( … the likes of St Enodoc (Cornwall’s oldest and most beguiling links) and Saunton (probably the best links course in England never to have held an Open Championship) ….worth extending your trip for!

  9. Gary, I’m most envious of the amazing trip you’re on. I played Royal County Down a few years back and it ate me alive. The Old Course was much kinder to me. I’d play it again in a heart beat. If you end up in a bunker on the Road Hole, be sure to think of me.

  10. Inspiring trip, guys. Not much was missed in this massive undertaking. Only Rye, Prince’s, Musselburgh Links, and Prestwick come to mind.

    Well done for including off-the-beaten-path’ers Woodhall Spa and Ganton, and for splicing in a few newbies.

    11 Open courses! That by itself would be an impressive feat.

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