Why Choose SGH Golf?

The World's Leading Supplier of Custom Golf Vacations Since 1982

Why SGH Golf Inc...?

For 38 years, SGH Golf, originally named Scottish Golf Holidays, has been arranging trips to the world's most exciting and exclusive golf destinations and golf tournaments. Founded in 1982 by Scottish native, Ian Jack, SGH Golf has become America’s leading supplier of custom golf vacations. We are headquartered in Scottsdale Arizona and have offices in Cincinnati, Raleigh, Augusta and St Andrews, Scotland. Unlike most operators, we do not use ground handlers or representatives over whom you have no control; you are dealing with the same company employees throughout your trip.

 

SGH Golf enjoys a high return rate of repeat and referral business. All of our trips are completely customizable to your exact needs and budget. We offer all of our trips for both golfers and non-golfers alike and non-golfers enjoy trips to local and historic sites, spas, and great local area shopping.  SGH Golf arranges your complete vacation including tee times, hotel accommodation, sightseeing, transportation, and local staff. Group sizes can be from a single traveler to more than 100 travelers.

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Trip Planning

Customized itineraries requiring golf tee times, accommodation, and local transportation are SGH Golf’s expertise. Given the skills of our staff who have been working for us (on average) for over 18 years, plus the long-standing and valued support of our many hotel and golf club partners, we consistently deliver expert itineraries that satisfy your every expectation (usually within 24 hours).

Confirmed Trip

A highly detailed, day-by-day confirmed itinerary including tee times will be emailed to you within a few days of receiving your deposit payment. This process may take longer if booking up to a year in advance as some golf courses do not open their books till Fall. The confirmed itinerary may be adjusted as needed to meet with your approval. Your final itinerary travel pack will be mailed to you about three weeks prior to your trip beginning.

Your itinerary will also be fully loaded in to our custom travel app where you can view your itinerary, monitor your flights, check weather for your destination, chat with SGH Staff via the app and also use the chat function to share pictures and information with your fellow travellers. 

On Site

Upon reaching your destination, and throughout your visit, SGH Golf will be available for assistance. Naturally, if your tour incorporates the services of a concierge driver or host, you will always have immediate and personal attention. If you elect a self-driven tour, our local host will meet you at the airport to ensure a relaxed transition to your ground transportation. Thereafter, you will have the assistance of Sean, our in country Operations Manager & PGA Professional for any enquiries you may have. Sean will be in touch with you throughout the trip and on-hand to answer any questions you may have.

Testimonials

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Scotland Ian once again, it was magnificent! We had the greatest time. North Berwick, Dunbar, Gullane, Royal Aberdeen, Newburgh, Trump Int’l and Cruden Bay. Through in Newburgh and it was a fun track. We never got wet, sun was mostly out and just a little wind. I really enjoyed the golf overall. Trump is a little tricked up but beautiful. Overall, the golf was amazing. The view from the 9th tee at Cruden Bay is the best I’ve ever experienced in golf! Even better than the 2nd shot on 8 at Pebble. Dunbar was an absolute joy. Aberdeen was tremendous. All the courses except Trump where traditional gems. Arnold Clark is the way to go! The Caledonian is fabulous. Kyloe is a great restaurant to suggest basically next door. The two new hotels at the airport look fantastic and we heard nothing but great things about them All in all man, it was great! Appreciate all the help and we’re looking forward to designing the Ireland trip next year. Got some other ides in it, too!

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July 2019 - Scotland
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Scotland “ The trip was absolutely great! The highlight was that every golfer got to play the Old Course! What a fantastic experience! Hotels were very well located, very comfortable and we could visit, shop and dine by walk which in our case was great. Both bus drivers were very nice we felt in security with them while traveling. Scotland is a great country we are all pleased we had the chance to visit.”

Beaudry Group

August 2018 - Scotland
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Hi Ian. The Open is about to start at Carnoustie. I'm feeling Nostalgic. I just wanted to take the time to THANK YOU ALL at SGH Golf for the wonderful service you all provided to make my 2nd Honeymoon with my wife Paula such a success. I don't know how you all arranged for me to get a hole in one on the 11th at Turnberry on my first round in Scotland, but you did it. The lovely bottle of Champagne as a congratulations you sent was just another piece of evidence of how well you all do your job, and make your clients feel special. The Golf courses you set us up with, were all amazing. Walking the hallowed grounds of the Old Course, Carnoustie, Troon, Turnberry, Prestwick, Kingsbarns and the New Course at St. Andrews made it hard to concentrate on my game, as I was thinking of all the golf history, I was following with every step I took. Ian, you were always there whenever I had a question. Sean, you were a great comfort to us knowing that you were always a phone call away. Next time we're with SGH not only will I be requesting that you are available to assist us, I will also try to book my vacation so that you have a day off so that I can treat you to a round at your favourite course. I'd love to play a round with you some time. Tricia, Tracee, and all the SGH staff always answered my emails right away and let me know that dreams were forthcoming. If you all ever need a reference, then I am all yours. Thank you again for all your help in making some of my dreams come true.

Tobias Party

June 2018 - Scotland
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Ian we had a tremendous experience in Ireland and our customers universally commented that it was the trip of a lifetime. SGH provided outstanding service and their attention to detail was phenomenal! Our tour guide Sean, went above and beyond every day, exceeded our service expectations and made friends with all 28 Yanks on the tour!! However, what stands out the most was Sean’s determination to help four of guests retrieve their lost luggage due to an airline SNAFU!! We are all very appreciative of SGH and Sean for a wonderful golf trip to Ireland!!

Maupin Group

June 2018 - Ireland
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This was our 5th trip with SGH and they remain absolutely the best in the business. Don't hesitate to use their services for whatever your golf trip needs may be.

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For many, this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and it was for me. The only regret is that I didn't do it sooner in life so that I would have time to do it again. Perfectly planned and executed by SGH. Don't know how it could have been better.

Our 7 day tour of Scotland arranged by SGH started out as a mere checkmark off the bucket list but ended up being a true trip of a lifetime. From start to finish, SGH worked with us to customize an itinerary that fit our limited time frame and budget. Tee times at the 4 courses we chose we were arranged and travel between them expedited so the entire experience was seamless and easy. My girlfriend became my wife while we were over there and SGH helped us with the intricacies of getting married. They even surprised us with a bottle of champagne! All in all, a totally wonderful experience. I would not hesitate to use SGH again.

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The SGH staff does an outstanding job of tailoring the trip to your specifications and the drivers are most accommodating to both golfers and non-golfers

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SGH golf has the tradition of making great golf memories. In 2004 you made it happen for myself and my brother. Now in 2012 you made it happen again for myself and my three adult sons. SGH golf made this past trip perfect. The 8 passenger bus with the 8 captains seats and our guide truly made the traveling part painless and very enjoyable. Our accommodations were the very best at every course we stopped at and having the guide to smooth out any problems with the starters was very handy. I will always recommend SGH to my golfing friends planning a trip to the "holy grail" of Scotland

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Great trip! SGH is very easy to work with and provide wonderful service.

Thank you so much for all of your assistance in booking our golf trip! We had a spectacular time. Your team was very helpful in all aspects: from arranging accommodations, booking golf, meeting us at the airport, etc. I hope to be able to get back to Scotland some day...if I am able I will be contacting you for your assistance again! Thank you!

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SGH is very accommodating as far as modifying specific elements of a trip, such as hotels and golf courses. Knowledgeable people who are very helpful.

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Taking a trip of a lifetime to play The Open Courses was made memorable by the attention to detail of SGH

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I would totally recommend SGH to anyone!

Being able to play the Old Course at my age(74) was a real thrill. I just wish I could have done it earlier in my life. I was envious of the Swedish teenager who was able to play the Old Course with his father at such a young age. I was also very pleased that I was able to play the old course with no lost balls and was only in 2 bunkers( one twice.)

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Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience- was well organized. We had little to do but play golf and enjoy ourselves.

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The SGH staff does an outstanding job of tailoring the trip to your specifications and the drivers are most accommodating to both golfers and non-golfers.

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Our golf trip to England was superbly planned & executed by SGH, as were two previous tours by SGH to Scotland & Ireland. No details were omitted.

I just wanted to thank you for changing our hotel in Liverpool. It was well worth the drive to the British Open and especially worth the drive back when we were tired and hot from sitting out in the sun all day! You really made our stay in Scotland and England great!

We had a great time. The entire trip was better than expected. We would like to thank you and the entire team for a great job.

Duffield Party

August 2019 - Scotland

I want to thank you two for a great golf experience. I think everyone in our group would give it a 10 out of 10. Weather was good. Only rained on 2 nines during the week. My thoughts on the trip are as follows: 1. Jim Grier was a great tour bus operator. Very personable and had all the information we work looking for as far as food, drink, any additional rounds we were interested in playing while there. I hope his tip was sufficient from our group. He deserved it. Great face for your company. 2. Hotels were very good. (European rooms are expected to be smaller than in the US) They had good locations and with food/drink. I will say that Aberdeen is a great city that you should recommend to anyone that wants to fill out their itinerary. 3. Golf was magnificent. Sean kept in touch and the group was able to ballot on the Old Course Overall the trip was outstanding. The price was good and the fact SGH took care of tee times, hotels, travel and gave us the information we needed was great. I would recommend your company to anyone looking to go to Scotland.

Thanks to Tricia, Tracee, and Sean for all that they did to make sure that our trip was perfect! We did not encounter one problem during the trip and enjoyed every minute!

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Scotland 2019

Our SGH trip went exactly as planned. We were greeted promptly at the Airport, our in-Country host kept us informed and made sure we were comfortable. We were graciously greeted at both Hotels and at each golf course. The trip was smooth and seamless, and we had a great time.

Marty & Christina K

Scotland 2019

My husband and I had the trip of a lifetime to St Andrews all organized by SGH. Ian and Tracee made sure our questions and concerns were addressed in quick fashion. Staying at the Russacks made us feel like we were part of timeless history. We will contact SGH to organize our next trip to St Andrews and the Russacks hotel for our next trip!

Collen G

Scotland 2019

Our group had a great time in Scotland working with Sean. Of the six courses we played, by far the best experience was the Old Course Make sure Kingsbarns is one of your chosen courses. It is phenomenal.

Tony C

Scotland 2019

Outstanding trip....we will be back!, Very well run and organized. Kate and our driver Jim were outstanding!

Kelly & Rod H

Scotland 2019

SGH planned a perfect St Andrews trip for me and my boys. We had some special requests and he handled them easily. Our driver Jim was the best driver we’ve had - went way above what a normal driver would do without asking. We will certainly use them for any future trips.

Patrick K

Scotland 2019

I have used Ian and SGH Golf exclusively for my previous golf trips to Ireland and Scotland spanning 15 years and 5 trips and each one has been an excellent experience.

Don G

Ireland 2019

SGH really took a hands-on approach to ensuring our trip to Scotland and the Home of Golf was one we'll never forget. An SGH representative was in touch from the time we stepped off the plane in Edinburgh and throughout our stay making sure all our needs were met. I would recommend SGH without reservation to anyone looking for the golf trip of a lifetime!

Bob L

Scotland 2019

SGH provided a very professional and personable experience and I would recommend them to my family and friends. This was a trip of a lifetime.

Martin D

Ireland 2019

Our SGH guide and driver, Jim Grier was terrific. He made great recommendations, booked our restaurants, took us wherever we needed to go, can't say enough about him.

David R

Scotland 2019

The trip was as good as I could have imagined. The courses we played were fantastic and our driver was the best.

Mike H

Ireland 2019

I would highly recommend using SGH for a golf trip in Scotland. Everything about this part of our trip went without an issue. Sean provided A+ customer service throughout the trip. He was so accommodating when one of the ladies in our group hurt her knee and needed to have a buggy. In addition, he was able to work with us to reschedule our tee times when we won the open ballot to play the old course. My next trip will include SGH.

Kristi P

Scotland 2019

I would use SGH Golf for travel again in a heartbeat! Everyone went above and beyond to ensure we had the trip of a lifetime! Thank you for everything you did to help make our bucket list trip such a success!

David S

Scotland 2019

SGH is definitely a five star plus company that accommodates all your need and requests. We had a group that decided to play 36 holes and they were able to get us on another course quickly to play the additional round. That happened 2 days in a row and they worked hard to meet our every need. The staff is excellent, and the tour bus was perfect in carting us around all week. This is the second time we used SGH and we will definitely be using them again to book our next trip! Thanks for a great experience!!

Donna S

Scotland 2019

SGH Golf is a fantastic company to schedule a golf trip. We have use them for Scotland and Ireland. They book you in great accommodations and set up tee times. The staff is very friendly and work with you for whatever needs you have. They provide brochures covering your lodging and golf plus sites to visit with your spare time. You can not go wrong with SGH Golf.

Beth and Gene P

Ireland 2019

Ian and Kate were very professional and courteous during the entire process. Everything under their control went off without a hitch!

DJ D

Scotland 2019

SGH and Sean did a wonderful job. Our trip was everything we expected and more. We loved the golf and created some memories of a lifetime. Thank you and we will be back.

James G

Scotland 2019

Lived in Cincinnati for many years and met Ian many moons ago. I’ve used SGH for years now and they have been fabulous for the golfer and non-golfer. Excellent accommodations, well qualified tour guides, hassle-free golf arrangements and top-notch recommendations for food and sightseeing. They provide the best asset of all while traveling...peace of mind.

Mike M

Ireland 2019

SGH is superb! We wanted a non-standard trip in that we wanted to play mostly course that are not on The Open rotation. They put together a trip that include some fabulous links courses that many never hear of. I would heartily recommend them for Scottish golf needs. I always enjoy booking with you. You guys are wonderful

Allen H

Scotland 2019

So thankful for SGH Golf helping to plan our trip. I can't imagine having booked all the rounds, arranged caddies and transportation without their help. It was especially helpful during the balloting process for the Old Course. Trip of a lifetime! Thanks again!

Matt F

Scotland 2019

Tricia, Thank you for providing us with a world-class itinerary for our recent trip to Scotland. We are so appreciative of your efforts to incorporate both golf and sightseeing in our trip. We had an absolutely fabulous time. Our hotel accommodations were great, the sightseeing stops we made were glorious, and of course the golf was spectacular. Thanks for the memories.

Robert B

Scotland 2019

Ian and SGH Golf planned a perfect trip for our father son golf trip to Scotland!

Jason V

Scotland 2019

SGH is first class in detailed plans for golf and excursions! We will use them to go to Ireland soon! Trisha was so easy for Ines to work with. She planned our ladies excursions to perfection. Sean made our men so happy playing all the courses they wanted to try.

Steve W

Scotland 2019

I can't speak highly enough of SGH golf and their UK representative Sean, they organized a top notch golf trip for me as a single, which is not easy, and helped me achieve my dream of playing the old Course, while also taking my mom on a trip of a lifetime. If your are looking for a group that will treat you like a king, handle every detail, and do it with style, then SGH should be at the top of your list.

Mark W

Scotland 2019

Ian, your agency organizes fantastic trips. Everything is taken care of . It is a great pleasure to travel with you. Staff is A1! We really had a blast!

Pierre.B

Scotland 2019

Appreciated Trish immensely and her suggestions, thank you for making this is a wonderful experience.

Mike K

Ireland 2019

We enjoyed a wonderful week of golf and touring in beautiful Scotland. SGH Golf planned an incredible trip leaving our group with warm memories.

Steve G

Scotland 2019

Our driver, Stuart, was great and did a great job considering the issues we had with the airlines "losing" our clubs for a few days. We still played 198 holes of golf.

Kelly H

England 2019

Have worked with Ian on multiple trips in the past, SGH has consistently delivered over the years and always accommodates our itinerary requests

Richard G

Scotland 2019

Ian arranged a terrific golf trip to Scotland and Ireland. I took my sons and we had so much fun. Everything important arranged and we just enjoyed ourselves. Access to every course we wanted. Everyone was very nice to work with as well. Lifetime memories. Thank you!

William N

Scotland & Ireland 2019

Our SGH team from our organizer to our hired driver was outstanding. Even when our two foursomes were split due to the Daily Ballot for the Old Course, things went smoothly due to the professionalism and efforts of the team. Because of that, we were able to get everyone on all of the courses they wanted to play. Outstanding work on the fly!

Daniel M

Scotland 2019

Loved every minute of my trip and it will be something I remember forever. Thanks Ian.

Kevin C

Ireland 2019

This was my dream vacation. SGH and our driver, Dean, gave us an experience that exceeded my expectations. Now I can dream bigger and shoot for a combo Scotland-Ireland trip next visit. There are many more holes to play hopefully. Thanks so much!

John B

Scotland 2019

SGH delivered on everything that they arranged. All arrangements with rooms, transportation, tee times, and caddies were flawless. Our driver, Jim, acted as a tour guide as we went past historic places, knew all of the short cuts, and referred us to some really good places to eat.

Del M

Scotland 2019

I would highly recommend SGH for planning your golf trip to Scotland. They did an outstanding job planning our visit and every detail worked out perfectly. They even work it out so we had great weather the week we were there. Amazing trip. Just awesome.

Charlie L

Scotland 2019

Well-orchestrated trip. Dean really tailored his service to our group which was much appreciated. We weren't a stuffy/boring kind of crowd, so he made sure we had plenty to eat drink and plenty of laughs. Cheers.

Mark K

Scotland 2019

I highly recommend Ian at SGH for a Scotland outing! Our late August trip included: Western Gailes (added this one), Troon, Turnbury, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, and the Old Course. (Ballot) If you get a driver, you need to request Dean. That man goes way beyond the basic driving duties. He will keep you entertained the entire trip. Everything in our agenda was right on time. From our tee times, caddie assignments, driver pickup times, and accommodations. You will not be disappointed with SGH.

Mike M

Scotland 2019

We recently visited Scotland to celebrate our 20th and another couple's 25th wedding anniversary. We used SGH Golf to plan for the trip as we were interested in playing golf during our visit. The travel team did a fantastic job of helping us plan for this trip (Ian, Kate, Tracee and Tricia were all involved in the process). Thanks SGH Golf for making it memorable.

Than F

Scotland 2019

Do you have a Bucket List trip in mind? Nervous about the experience? Don't be! I just returned from a 7 day 6 round trip to Scotland. Played the best courses of my life, capped with the first tee time of the day at the Old Course! Sean our trip manager was great to work with and made sure we got the most out or our time in Scotland. I will also say our driver for the week, Dean, was a wonderful asset. His personality and professionalism made our week! From the accommodations, the restaurants, the pubs, and the courses this was the trip of a lifetime. Can't wait to come back. Thanks SGH!

Willam L

Scotland 2019

Sean was great. He is very quick to respond to emails and calls. Every detail of the trip was as expected. The trip was perfect.

Jared L

Ireland 2019

SGH Golf did a great job organizing the trip. I had to make changes do to medical reasons and they were more than helpful making the changes. I recommend using them for your golf trip and would use them again if I make another golf trip.

Chris F

Scotland 2019

Lovely trip. Everything went well, appreciate all you do for me Ian.  We’ll do Scotland next year.

George G

Ireland 2019

Wonderful experience, our trip to Ireland was first class. courses were fantastic and accommodations very comfortable. Thanks Ian

Norman E

Ireland 2019