Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Dunvegan in St Andrews goes on the market.

One of Scotland's most famous 19th Holes is available to purchase if you have a spare £3 million or so to offload!

The Dunvegan Hotel which has offered St Andrews visitors the chance to rub shoulders with the great and the good as well as just relax in the company of caddies, an international clientele and absorb a long history. It is one of those pubs that you just have to tick off the list. For me Doheny and Nesbits in Dublin is my first port of call; Sloans in Glasgow when I get off the train and Cafe Royal on Rose Street in the capital plays a similar role.

For golfers to St Andrews the Dunvegan has similar cache and attraction.

The Dunvegan, has welcomed Hollywood superstars Clint Eastwood and Sean Connery not to mention former president George HW Bush and the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong is now on the market and current owners Jack Willoughby and his wife Sheena are moving on.

“We've had the time of our lives running the hotel and have loved meeting and hosting so many golfers, golfing celebrities and our true core customers, the not so famous golfing visitors, alike. You just can’t describe the atmosphere at the height of the season, but the place just seems to have a magnetic pull of people from all four corners of the world.”

A SIGTOA member confirmed the attraction, "There are very few of our clients that will not at least ask about The Dunvegan and many if not staying will pop in for a pint after their round or some food. It is an institution in the town and many a good night has been had in there by all of us!"

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Pretty certain however that whoever takes this historic venue over will not be turning it into a boutique cafe...

Why not join a group for your Scottish Golf Vacation

Since 1997 Scotland Golf Tours have been specialising in customised golf tours but an increasing number of our clients were asking for tours that they could join. Added to this the fact that many of Scotland's golfing visitors may prefer to avoid driving on the "wrong" side of the road then the idea of creating a series of Group Yours made sense.

So for 2016 Ronnie Pook and his team have pulled together a group tours service tour for up to 16 golfers. This number means the cost of the driver is spread between more people bringing the tour price down to a level that the golfer will find acceptable whilst still maintaining a quality Scottish golf experience.

The tours are designed to include some premier courses, a few high quality local courses, a visit to a distillery or castle to give the visitor a little taste of real Scotland, and of course the tour drivers are excellent at running these groups, ensuring everyone is looked after.

Guests will be travelling in the company of other like-minded golfers, and as always happens with golf, many new friendships are struck over three foot putts!

If interested in booking a trip for later this year there are still space available on a couple of options in September and October 2016 so why not click on the links to find out more about these great golf tours.

Jewels of the East - September 2016

Coast to Coast - September and October 2016

Book your place, play golf, sit back in the coach, relax and enjoy the experience.

Best of Scotland Holidays Mobile App Launched

Fife based SIGTOA member Best of Scotland Holidays now has an app to download for free from both the Apple Store and Google Play.

The brand new Mobile App is now live and full of features and functionalities such as
  • Detailed information on each tour
  • The very latest offers and deal
  • An extensive photo gallery
  •  Loyalty scheme
  •  Contact and information

The application increases the digital presence of Best of Scotland Holidays complementing their already well stocked website! 

If you are short of ideas for your Scottish trip then have a wee look around the BoSH site and you will certainly find inspiration in the detailed itineraries showcasing various destinations and products across the country.

The app is online and available FREE now and it can be downloaded by going to the BoSH website at or visiting the Apple Store or Google Play.