Icons Experience (5 Night/4 Course): £POA*
Prices include all transfers (by Range Rover of Helicopter), experiences and food and drink requirements during activities/experiences
*subject to change. In the case of weather preventing transfer by Helicopter, or because of third party issues, a commensurate alternative activity will be provided.
Upon arrival at The Carlowrie Club, your Icons Experience begins as you are piped into the castle to be met with your favourite drink and a selection of Scottish sweet treats.
After time to settle in you will have the opportunity to get into the ‘swing’ of things on a specially created Driving Range on the Carlowrie Club grounds, with tuition from a PGA Professional available**
In the evening you will enjoy an 8 course Taste of Scotland sampling menu, curated especially for you by our award-winning Head Chef Iain MacDonald and his team. Each dish will be paired with a fine wine or prestige whisky, the selection curated and explained by our partners, Master of Wine Rose Murray-Brown and Stephen Rankin, Director of Prestige and fourth generation member of the Gordon & MacPhail family, the world’s foremost authority on Single Malt Scotch Whisky***.
Following dinner, Stephen will lead you in a very special sampling of some of the rarest and most prestigious Single Malt Whiskies in the world, worth several thousands of pounds.
Especially for you and your party, each whisky has been selected to commemorate a year which is memorable to you, perhaps the year of your marriage, of your first born or when you stated your business.
Stephen will regale you with anecdotes about not only why these years were so significant to each whisky, but with the events which shaped the whiskies, the world and you. To commemorate this evening, Stephen will also provide you with a keepsake to commemorate your Gordon & MacPhail ‘birthday’ and will offer his services as your personal ‘whisky concierge’ should you ever wish to track down and purchase a rare and prestige Single Malt Whisky.
**Tuition by the PGA Professional must be confirmed on or before the balance payment of your vacation experience.
***The specially curated Gordon & MacPhail Experience and Whisky Concierge service is available to guests of The Carlowrie Club through our association with Alba | Ás-Dùnach, the only Partner in Gordon & MacPhail’s more than 120-year history.
The King’s Course, Gleneagles (No Handicap Required)
After a delicious breakfast you will be transferred by Range Rover to the world-famous Gleneagles for a round on the majestic King’s Course, home of The Scottish Open between 1986 and 1994 and regarded as the finest of Gleneagles’ three courses.
There you will be met with a private VIP Reception, enjoying a welcome drink and treat with the PGA Professional who will update you on course conditions and will confirm today’s format of play before you ready yourself to make your way to the Practice Area, where you will have 30 minutes of exclusive use. The Professional will be on hand should you require any last-minute fine tuning.
Upon completion of play you will have full use of the locker room facilities including power shower and sauna.
You will then have the option to relax in the surroundings of the clubhouse or make use of Gleneagles’ fabulous Health Club or Spa* facilities before preparing for you evening’s dining experience**.
Your evening will commence by converging with your full party, including those not playing golf***, in The American Bar for pre-dinner drinks, before being led through to Andrew Fairlie, with two Michelin Stars the highest rated restaurant in Scotland.
*A range of Spa treatments are available and must be confirmed no later than at time of balance payments. Please speak to your Approved Agent or view the Gleneagles website for Spa Treatments.
**Smart/Smart-casual clothing must be taken for your evening dining experience
*** Non-Golfers in your party who have not selected an alternative experience will have the opportunity to spend the day enjoying the Spa or other Gleneagles Pursuits
Loch Lomond Golf Club* (No Handicap Required)
Your second day of your Icons Experience takes you by Helicopter to one of the world’s most mystical and exclusive golf courses, Loch Lomond, where you will be met by a Member of this most prestigious Club, who will both welcome you with a reception of teas, coffees and cakes and join you for your round.
Loch Lomond Golf Club is not open to the public and entry to the Club and play on the course are contingent upon playing with an existing Member.
The Carlowrie Club enjoys relationships with Loch Lomond Golf Club Members, however in the unlikely event that play is unavailable you will be transferred by Range Rover to The Renaissance Club, Scotland’s second most exclusive Golf Club and host of the 2019 Scottish Open for an experience the equal of Loch Lomond.
Upon completion of your round you will enjoy a sumptuous lunch and drinks in the splendour of Rossdhu House before returning to The Carlowrie Club for an evening of fine dining and relaxation in your luxurious surroundings**.
*In the unlikely event that play at Loch Lomond is not available you will instead play at The Renaissance Club. Confirmation of which course will be provided no later than at time of balance payment. The opportunity to play either Loch Lomond Golf Club or The Renaissance Club is available to guests of The Carlowrie Club through our associates Alba | Ás-Dùnach who have a relationship with Members and Senior Management of both Loch Lomond Golf Club and The Renaissance Club.
**Smart clothing is required in the Clubhouse.
The Old Course, St Andrews* (Handicap Required: Men – 24. Ladies – 36)
Your penultimate round of Golf on your Icons Experience sees you playing the most iconic course in the world, The Old Course at St Andrews. An afternoon round, you will enjoy a leisurely light breakfast first thing and the opportunity to relax or make use of the on-site Driving Range before a hearty brunch to send you on your way by Range Rover.
On arrival at St Andrews you will be met by PGA Professional Alistair Love, a partner of our associates Alba | Ás-Dùnach, for a Private VIP Reception** in ‘Sands’ at The Old Course Hotel, a partner of our associates Alba | Ás-Dùnach.
After your reception Alistair will accompany you to the practice putting green ahead of tee-off, offering the opportunity for some putting tips, before joining around the Old Course, playing an equal number of holes alongside each group and providing real time practical advice on how to play this most mystical of courses.
You will have the opportunity to be photographed as you tee-off on the First hole, as you cross the Swilcan Bridge and upon completion of your round outside the iconic R&A Clubhouse.
After your round you will then be transferred a few miles round the coast to the Kingsbarns Distillery***, where you will meet with the rest of your party**** for a wonderful evening of fine dining, gin and whisky.
At this fabulous new facility, where gin and Wemyss Malt whiskies are produced, you will be met by brother and sister owners William and Isabella Wemyss, who will guide you around the distillery, telling the story of the Kingsbarns Distillery, including the very first distillery built on Wemyss land at the turn of the 19th century, when John Haig, founder of Haig’s – today made famous by the Single Grain Whisky ‘Haig Club’ and endorsed by David Beckham – built on the land. Your VIP tour includes sampling and the opportunity to make your very own gin.
You will then sit down to a sumptuous dinner with paired gins, engaging conversation and fabulous views.
*The Carlowrie Club are able to offer a number of guaranteed tee-times throughout the calendar year to play The Old Course through our associates Alba | Ás-Dùnach and their partnership with Authorised Providers. In the event that these tee-times are already allocated or do not align with the date of your Carlowrie Club Vacation Experience applications to play can be made. Applications to play The Old Course between March and November must be made during a two-week period at the end of August/beginning of September, with successful applications advised in mid-October. Play in January, February and December may be possible on a case by case basis. Alternatively tee-times are allocated by the Old Course Ballot, which is drawn 48 hours in advance of play. If unsuccessful in the Ballot and suitable alternative will be arranged
** The Private VIP Reception with the PGA Professional in ‘Sands Private’, tuition and play with the Professional is exclusively available to Carlowrie Club guests and Members of our associate Alba | Ás-Dùnach.
*** The Kingsbarns Distillery experience is available to guests of The Carlowrie Club and Members of our Associates Alba | Ás-Dùnach
*** Non-Golfers in your party who have not selected an alternative experience will have the opportunity to spend the day enjoying St Andrews, including the opportunity to make use of the Spa facilities of the iconic Old Course Hotel and enjoy a VIP Afternoon Tea.
PGA Centenary, Gleneagles (No Handicap Required)
Your final day sees you return to Gleneagles, this time to another iconic course, the PGA Centenary, venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup. Transferred by Range Rover after breakfast, you will once again enjoy a VIP reception on arrival before play. The PGA Centenary is a long course and electric carts are available**.
Post-round you will enjoy a light lunch and drinks in the clubhouse before returning to The Carlowrie Club for your evening entertainment.
Your final evening blends inimitable Scottish hospitality with yet more incredible Scottish food and drink by way of a delicious 4 course Scottish Banquet, with matched wines and whiskies.
You will be piped in for dinner and the music will continue post dinner as you make your way to the Orangery to complete your ‘Icons Experience’ with the frenetic energy and inimitable family fun of a traditional Scottish Ceilidh*, with a live band performing tradition ceilidh music followed by traditional folk songs, once the dancing has finished. As is tradition, a midnight feast of traditional Scottish ceilidh delicacies, such as Stovies, will be served.