Don your family tartan and answer the bagpipe’s call to the inaugural Scottish Clans Golf World Championships, hosted by two of the game’s most prestigious venues, Gleneagles and Carnoustie Golf Links, July 27 to Aug. 3.
Organized by luxury holiday packager Platinum Golf Scotland, the tournament offers a seven-night itinerary that includes bed and breakfast at Gleneagles, four rounds of golf, a welcome reception and buffet, a guided tour of Glamis Castle, daily and overall championship prizes, and a gala dinner. Cost: $3,648 per golfer; $2,885 for non-golfers. For those arranging their own accommodations, the cost is $2,106 and $1,017.
Next summer’s inaugural is the curtain raiser for what’s expected to be an even bigger tournament in 2014, a year which will see Gleneagles host the Ryder Cup and also marks the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn. Genealogy and other heritage experts will be on hand during an event designed to celebrate all-things-Scottish.
All participants must be affiliated with a Scottish clan and register under their affiliated clan name. Maximum handicap is 28 for men and 36 for women.
Launched in 2004, Platinum Golf Scotland is also the organizer of the 2012 World Association of Left-handed Golfers Championship, and the Carnoustie Country Classic.