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10th - 19th July 2022

2022 St Andrews Open Golf Tour

Teed Up are proud to partner with Celtic Golf Tours for our 2022 Open at St Andrews Golf Tour to Liverpool and Scotland.  All tickets and packages will be purchased through Celtic Golf who are Authorised Providers for the Open.

2022 will be the 30th  time that golfs’ major has been held on the Old Course at St Andrews and it is the 150th anniversary of The Open. Teed Up’s Mike Mosher will be hosting this tour alongside the Celtic Golf  team.

The tour starts in Liverpool where you will play 3 Open rota courses –  Liverpool, Birkdale and Royal Lytham. You will then move to the stunning Turnberry Resort where you will play  Royal Troon and Turnberry’s Ailsa Open course.

After Turnberry, you will head to Edinburgh where you will attend the 3rd and 4th rounds of the Open at St Andrews with General Admission tickets included in your tour.  Closer to the Open, you will be provided with options to upgrade to the available hospitality offerings.

Your final round of golf will be at the charming and highly rated North Berwick Golf Course.

Sign on for this tour to Scotland and be swept up in a golf experience unlike any other.  You’ll share the golf, great meals and a variety of special moments with a small, passionate, like-minded group of no more than 24 golfers.

The tour includes a variety of hotels to rest up and rejuvenate during your golf trip. Each hotel (4* or above) is carefully chosen to ensure that your enthusiasm never stops; even while you’re relaxing after a round or lingering over a morning coffee or evening drink. Your hotel will capture the spirit of your golf experience.

Be quick to book this tour as we expect it to fill up fast!

INCLUSIONS

2 Days at The Open with General Admission Tickets (supplied by Celtic Golf Tour who are an Authorised Provider for the 2022 Open for the following days:

– 3rd round on the Saturday

– Final round on the Sunday

6 Games of golf at the following amazing courses:

  1. Royal Liverpool
  2. Royal Lytham
  3. Royal Birkdale
  4. Royal Troon
  5. Turnberry’s Ailsa Course
  6. North Berwick

9 nights luxury accommodation at:

• The Vincent Hotel, Liverpool

• Trump Turnberry

• Dakota Hotel, Edinburgh

• 9 cooked Breakfasts

• Welcome Dinner and drinks

• Presentation Dinner and drinks

• Daily and overall prizes

• Transport throughout the tour

• Pull buggies at all courses

• Fully escorted by Teed Up’s Michael Mosher & Celtic Golf

EXCLUSIONS

International Airfares

• Other meals not stated in itinerary

• Travel Visa(s) depending on passport/citizenship

• Individual airport / hotel / golf course transfers

• Excess baggage charges

• Tips, gratuities, and personal charges

• Travel Insurance (compulsory)

• Golf clubs, golf equipment rentals and amenities for golfers

Itinerary

Sunday
10th July

DAY 1: Arrival: Manchester Airport

4pm – There will be a group transfer from Manchester Airport to the Vincent Hotel. Alternatively, you can make your own way to the hotel. Let us know if you need extra nights before the tour starts.

Journey to your hotel takes 1 hour 10 mins

Overnight: The Vincent Hotel (Studio Room)

Situated on Lord Street, Southport’s Parisienne Boulevard, the Vincent takes comfort and personal service to new heights – all within a fresh, stylish, and contemporary interior.

Created for today’s traveller, the Vincent is different a boutique hotel with 60 guest studios, residences and penthouses, a destination V-Deli, the V-Spa and V-Gym. The guestrooms at the Vincent are cool and stylish.  Sink into the ultra-comfortable beds and surround yourself with specially selected Frette cotton sheets. State-of-the-art technology is everywhere high-speed internet access, Wall mount HD – LCD TV’s, workstations, iPod connectors, fully comprehensive free MP3 collection with over 5000 titles and the latest Pay- per View Blockbuster movies

7.00pm Welcome Dinner and Drinks are included tonight so you can have a chance to meet your fellow guests

Monday
11th July

DAY 2: Play – Royal Liverpool

At Royal Liverpool the land is unusually flat, offering little in the way of definition – three sides of the course are bordered by houses and the Dee Estuary lies on the western side. The holes alongside the shore are the most visually appealing and very challenging. Without doubt, Royal Liverpool is a tough links. Only six holes are in the dunes – otherwise there is little protection from the everchanging wind.

There is nothing artificial about the course. It represents a traditional, genuine test of golf and it was heart-warming to see that Hoylake examined the very best players in 2006. They came, they saw and Tiger conquered!

Royal Liverpool is  host for the 2023 British Open.

Tuesday
12th July

DAY 3: Play – Royal Lytham & St Annes 

Royal Lytham & St Annes ,

This is definitely a links course, but it is no longer beside the sea. It now lies half a mile inland, but with Blackpool tower looming in the distance you know the sea isn’t far away. Rather unusually, the links is surrounded by red brick houses and (less unusually) flanked on the west by the railway line. The guardian Victorian clubhouse always watches sternly over the links.

Conditioning is often exceptional and not as rough and ready around the edges as many of its contemporaries. The ground is relatively even, except perhaps on a couple of holes, where the going is slightly undulating. The course itself is extremely tough, only Carnoustie (on the British Open circuit) is thought to be tougher.

Wednesday
13th July

DAY 4: Play—Royal Birkdale

Royal Birkdale  truly is a famous links and widely recognised for its fairness. If you hit the fairways, rarely will the ball be thrown off course. The fairways are laid out in the flat-bottomed valleys between the towering dunes. These dunes, in turn, provide superb viewing platforms for spectators. Invariably in immaculate condition, Royal Birkdale is a very tough cookie to master. The greens were re-built prior to the 1998 Open and despite their youth, are extremely difficult to read.

Birkdale has a superfluity of great golf holes. The par five 15th is Birkdale’s longest hole and one of the most heavily bunkered on the course; knock it straight down the middle off the tee and then using a long iron or a fairway wood, avoid the bunkers spread-eagled across the fairway; chip it on and, bingo, an easy five! The monstrous 18th has seen drama over the years, a heavily bunkered par four measuring 476 yards.  In windy conditions, many of the carries from tees to fairways into the prevailing wind can be too much for the average golfer.

 

Hotel accommodation: Trump Turnberry (Deluxe Rooms – Non- Ocean View)

The world-renowned Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort overlooks Scotland’s South West Ayrshire coast. Contained within 360 acres this luxury hotel, golf, and leisure resort with few equals in the world.

Turnberry’s spectacular Ailsa course was chosen for The Open in 1977, 1986, 1994 and 2009. The Hotel was built at the turn of the century and underwent a complete renovation, restoration and remodelling of all guestrooms, suites, corridors, restaurants, and public spaces that was completed in June 2016

Thursday
14th July

DAY 5: Play – Royal Troon, Old Course

Royal Troon is a traditional out and back links course. The opening few holes are relatively gentle, with a series of short par fours running along the Firth of Clyde. It’s from these early holes that you get the chance to soak up the views. On a clear day, you can see the distant Ailsa Craig in the south, and to the west, the majestic mountains on the Isle of Arran.

The course measures 7,208 yards from the championship tips but line is more important than distance from the tee. Bunkers are everywhere, the majority of which are not visible from the tees. There’s plenty of deep rough and a smattering of gorse and broom to punish the wayward shot.

Friday
15th July

DAY 6: Play – Ailsa Course, Turnberry

The Ailsa course at the Turnberry Resort is probably the most scenic Open Championship golf course. Situated on a craggy headland overlooking the small granite island of Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde, with superb views across to the Mull of Kintyre and the Isle of Arran, the course is located in an ideal spot for playing golf.

Essentially, the Ailsa’s an out and back layout with the prevailing wind usually at your back for the outward nine. The stretch of holes from the 4th to the 11th is thrilling and the scenery breathtaking. The tee shot on the par four 9th fills you with trepidation as you drive over the rugged shoreline to a blind fairway. The last four holes are as demanding as you will find anywhere, beginning at the short 15th, which falls away sharply to the right of the green. Wilson’s Burn winds round the front of the next hole, catching anything short of the putting surface, and it’s followed by a long, narrow par five that rollercoasters wildly from tee to green. The hotel then forms an imposing backdrop to the 18th hole—renamed “Duel in the Sun”—where many a dramatic moment has unfolded in Open championships.

Accommodation: Dakota Hotel, Edinburgh

The 4-star Dakota Edinburgh is a modern hotel with an award-winning restaurant and free Wi-Fi. Edinburgh city centre is just a 10-minute train journey from the building  Bold styling and subdued tones set the backdrop for the ultimate comfort, the bedrooms at Dakota Edinburgh are designed to deliver on every detail. Crisp, high-thread cotton linen for a beautiful night’s sleep. Stunning bathrooms with invigorating monsoon showers. Home comforts of Sky TV with Sports.

It’s the detail that sets this hotel apart from other hotels in Edinburgh. The bar and grill was awarded Scottish Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2009. Food is made from local ingredients and ranges from fresh fish to mature steaks.

With Dakota Edinburgh’s complimentary shuttle service (reservation required), Edinburgh Airport is just a 15-minute journey away. Forth Road Bridge and South Queensferry are 2 minutes’ drive away.

Saturday
16th July

DAY 7:  Attend Round 3 The Open

The likes of Willie Park Snr and Old Tom Morris could never have imagined what The Open would become when they played in the 1st Championship at Prestwick in 1860, with a field of just 8 players.  Now, 161 years, and 149 Opens later the home of golf will host The 150th Open at the Old Course, St Andrews. On what is sure to be a historic Open with record crowds, the world’s greatest players will descend in Fife to try and capture the Claret Jug.  

This event is a must for golfers and golf enthusiasts from all around the world.

Sunday
17th July

DAY 8: Attend Round 4 of The Open

History will be made once again at the home of golf in 2021 when golfers will compete for the Claret Jug between the 15th and 18th July. The Old Course first hosted The Open in 1873 when the 13th Championship was played over an 18 hole course for the first time and was won by Tom Kidd. Since then, the historic links had witnessed some of golf’s most notable players go on to become Champion Golfer of the Year including JH Taylor, James Braid, Bobby Jones, Peter Thomson, Bobby Locke, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods.

 

Monday
18th July

DAY 9: Play North Berwick

With its thick rough and devilish bunkers, Carnoustie is known as one of the world’s most challenging links courses and considered by many to be the most challenging of all Open venues. While the links is relatively flat it is exposed to the elements, a combination of length and accuracy are required from the tee to avoid the clever placement of the fairway bunkers. Approach shots demand precision to greens heavily guarded by steep bunkers and burns.

Monday
19th July

DAY 10: TOUR OVER

9am—Group transfer to Edinburgh Airport—please book flights after 1pm.

TOUR ENDS