Why are you guys so cheap?
We’ve been doing this for a while and we’ll let you in on a little secret: planning a golf trip isn’t rocket science. Anybody can tell you to go play the best courses and stay nearby. While other companies have to build things like fancy offices and dozens of employees into their margins, we’re a small team of remote entrepreneurs who want to help golfers enjoy our favorite golfing destination in the world at a price they can afford. You won’t get any frills booking with us, but you will get a carefree, expertly-planned trip that exceeds your expectations.
I want to book a St. Andrews golf trip for me and my buddies on a budget; why shouldn’t I just do it myself?
Well, for one thing, you usually can’t book it for cheaper by yourself. Ignoring the countless hours that go into planning a dream golf trip to Scotland, especially if you’ve never done it before, here are a few things to consider:
- As a tour operator with a history of sending considerable business to golf courses, transportation companies, and accommodations in Scotland, we are able to book you in at preferential rates.
- Due to our relationships with vendors, they generally ask for smaller deposits from us than they do from the general public, meaning you can pay for your trip over a longer period of time.
- Payments made to golf courses and accommodations must be done at once and in British pounds, meaning the lead golfer will likely have to pay for the entire group and absorb any currency conversion fee that the card issuer may charge or credit card fee charged by the vendor (we generally pay our vendors via bank transfer).
- We are able to guarantee trip prices in US dollars by entering into something called an FX hedge, which locks in the current exchange rate between the dollar and the British pound. The exchange rate can be very volatile (you may have heard of a thing called Brexit), which means that a $2,000 trip in April could turn into a $2,700 trip by July if the rate is not locked in.
When is the best time to travel to St. Andrews?
That depends. Do you want the warmest weather? Go in July or August, but be prepared to pay top dollar to join crowds of tourists, all while vying for a limited number of Old Course tee times. Do you want unparalleled access to the Old Course at an insanely cheap price? Go between November and March, but make sure you bring several layers and prepare to make a few small sacrifices in terms of course conditioning. In our opinion, April offers the best combination of decent weather, pricing, and course availability, but each group’s needs are different.