We answer some of the most common questions that we're asked.
We would absolutely recommend that everyone travelling as suitable cover of travel insurance. More information can be found on our TRIP INSURANCE PAGE.
The best advice we can give is to contact us as soon as possible as everything we sell is subject to availability. We recommend for Guaranteed Old Course packages to contact us at least 12 months in advance.
The season in Scotland, England & Ireland runs usually from the 3rd week in April to the 3 week in October. April-May & October are classified as 'shoulder months' so the prices tend to be less expensive than in the summer months.
Unfortunately not. We are a full-service tour company therefore all our packages include accommodation, golf tee-times and ground transportation.
Ideally tee-times are sold in fourballs but we can accommodate most group sizes subject to availability. Contact us for more information.
The minimum length of a trip is 4 nights & 3 rounds of golf. Our 'Guaranteed Old Course' packages are 6 nights minimum with 6 rounds of golf.
We offer escorted vehicles with your own driver/guide or a fully automatic self-drive rental vehicle.
The currency in Scotland, England and NORTHERN Ireland is the £ sterling, no other currency is accepted. The currency in the REPUBLIC of Ireland is the € Euro and no other currency is accepted. You should bring enough local currency to pay the caddies as they will be required to be paid after each round in their local currency.
Once you receive your custom proposal from us, we will have listed the best arrival / departure airports for your trip. If you wish to arrive or depart from a different airport, please discuss this with us before booking your flights and we will be happy to advise.
It’s 24 or less for men and 36 or less for women for St Andrews Old Course. Proof of handicap must be provided (Generally a GHIN card or similar is what is expected) Handicap requirements vary at other courses, but our team will keep you informed when you book. For Muirfield, the maximum handicap for men is 18.
Yes and our partner Luggage Forward would be delighted to help. As a client of SGH Golf, you benefit from a discount on this service. See more information on our LUGGAGE FORWARD PAGE.
Once you book a golf tour, your tour manager will discuss this with you.
There is not an industry wide formula for tipping unfortunately but is generally done on the service received. We would recommend 10% - 15% in restaurants for good service and a good experience. Caddies we recommend a tip of £20 minimum per bag. Drivers we would recommend a tip of £15 per day, per person.
These are our recommended ranges but as with all tipping, it is at your own discretion.
Golf in the UK & Ireland is a walking sport and therefore golf courses have very few golf carts. These are used for clients who are registered disabled therefore early booking is essential. Golf Courses will require a scan of your disabled badge to grant use.
Yes we can arrange this but as our minimum length trip includes 3 rounds of golf, the majority of clients choose to bring their own.
Some top tips for your trip...
Absolutely! The Old Course at St Andrews is without a doubt one of the most sought after tee-times in the world. This doesn't mean however that it is impossible to get a tee-time. There are four main routes to get a tee-time. Guaranteed tee-times from an authorised provider, a tee-time via the advanced application process, the daily ballot (lottery) and the standby list.
For more information on these options, CLICK HERE.
Here at SGH, we have put together a "Helpful Hints" booklet that contains some valuable information about your destination and also includes a printable packing list. This details everything you should bring for a week long trip. Our 'Helpful Hints' is sent to the client once they confirm their golf tour with us.
As with any destination, pricing can vary due to level of accommodation, length of stay, number of golfing rounds etc. We have a minimum package of 4 nights accommodation with 3 rounds of golf but are confident we can find an appropriate package to suit every budget. Contact us to discuss your options.