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Join us to discover a more ‘holistic’ approach to the game of golf on the island of Madeira.

Voted for the past three years as ‘Europe's Leading Island Destination’, Madeira is renowned for its comfortable climate, friendly lifestyle and old-world charms. The island is the setting for a week of golf and holistic workshops geared to ease you into better mental and physical alignment and to discover a whole new ‘effortless’ approach to your game.

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The view from Palheiro Golf clubhouse balcony is one of the most breathtaking on the island of Madeira

The view from Palheiro Golf clubhouse balcony is one of the most breathtaking on the island of Madeira

During the week, a programme of morning workshops with qualified instructors will gently lead golfers away from the destructive concepts and physical tension that interferes with natural movement. There are sessions of yoga, tai chi, simple breathing exercises and mindfulness that will encourage a more relaxed state.

Non-golfers are also welcome and while the golfers are ‘putting into practice’ all that they’ve learned, the rest of the group will enjoy a programme of excursions and encounters around this exceptionally beautiful island.

Most lunches and dinners are included as well as 5-star accommodation, luxury transfers, unlimited golf and special events such as a Turkish schooner boat trip to a remote sanctuary with dolphin & whale watching along the way.

Lodging and most of the workshops are located within the elegant 5-star estate of ‘Casa Velha do Palheiro’ with its glorious gardens, boutique spa facility and its own, stunning Par 72 Championship golf course where golfers can play as much as they desire. Other courses include the world-class, Seve Ballesteros-designed course on the island of Porto Santo and the nearby Santo da Serra Golf Club, past venue for past Madeira Open.

For more information and to discuss your retreat, please send an email to info@linksland.com or call us on 07905 141316

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Welcome to
David J Whyte’s Signature Golf Experiences

SCOTLAND

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IRELAND

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David J Whyte is Scotland’s official golf course photographer & travel writer who has visited every single course in the country, written numerous guides to each region and penned dozens of travel pieces for prestigious golf magazines around the globe.

There’s no one knows the ‘Home of Golf’ or any of our selected destinations better

We would like to share this rich knowledge and expertise with you now as ‘David J Whyte’ Signature Golf Experiences’, the most unique, consummate golf tours available.

These ‘Signature Experiences’ are as much about the culture, cuisine and regional character of our hand-picked destinations and are equally satisfying for both golfers and non-golfers alike.

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PORTUGAL

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Welcome

David J Whyte is Scotland’s official golf course photographer & travel writer who has visited every single course in the country, written numerous guides to each region and penned dozens of travel pieces for prestigious golf magazines around the globe.

There’s no one knows the ‘Home of Golf’ or any of our selected destinations better

We would like to share this rich knowledge and expertise with you now as ‘David J Whyte’ Signature Golf Experiences’, the most unique, consummate golf tours available.

These ‘Signature Experiences’ are as much about the culture, cuisine and regional character of our hand-picked destinations and are equally satisfying for both golfers and non-golfers alike.

So come and join us on a ‘Road less traveled' and discover the very best of each of our superb, hand-selected destinations.

From scenes like these old Scotia’s grandeur springs
— Robert Burns
Glamis Castle was the setting for Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth and the childhood home of HM, The Queen Mother

Glamis Castle was the setting for Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth and the childhood home of HM, The Queen Mother

TOUR 1

EAST COAST OF SCOTLAND

The game of golf sprung forth along the East Coast of Scotland and this magnificent region still offers some of the finest links golf courses in the world.

From Edinburgh & East Lothian to the ‘Auld Grey Toon’ of St Andrews then northwards toward the granite spires of Old Aberdeen, we explore Caledonia’s proud past, its most ancient & royal golf courses and the true hospitality of the Scots.

Lodgings include the finest, exclusive-use castles, our regal hosts waiting to welcome you to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Come and encounter the grandeur of this wonderful little country where the great game of golf began.

A superb reception awaits you at Robert Burns’ Cottage in the village of Alloway, Ayrshire

A superb reception awaits you at Robert Burns’ Cottage in the village of Alloway, Ayrshire

TOUR 2

SOUTHWEST SCOTLAND

‘From scenes like these old Scotia’s grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered abroad.’

Robert Burns constantly captured the beauty of his homeland in poetry and song and you too will be similarly enchanted by the timeless majesty of this gracious region.

Scotland’s Southwest offers medieval castles, stately homes and royal connections, all awaiting to enchant and inspire you.

As for golf, we continue to explore the ‘Scottish Road Less Traveled’ with a clutch of impeccable, authentic links along the breathtaking Ayrshire coast and no less than three Open Championship venues.

Travel back in time to the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore, scene of several ‘Outlander’ episodes.

Travel back in time to the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore, scene of several ‘Outlander’ episodes.

TOUR 3

THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

There’s something immensely evocative about the Scottish Highlands. This visually stunning area captures the eye and the heart simultaneously. Small wonder with such glories as the Cairngorm Mountains and breathtaking glens at hand.

Whisky, the ‘water of life’ plays a vital roll in this outstanding area with the majority of Scotland’s distilleries gathered along the banks of the River Spey.

Golf is on a grand scale also with Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart and Nairn topping the bill followed by a host of supporting ‘Hidden Links’ that are a complete revelation to discover.

 
 

East of Scotland

Upon this very soil the game of golf took hold, developed and finally flourished. Here you walk in the footsteps of the game’s greats from Old Tom to Tiger and sample a truly unique programme that explores the fabulous heritage of Scotland’s past alongside its most enigmatic, renowned and redoubtable links.

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SOUTHWEST SCOTLAND

Scotland’s literary landscape was captured here in the Southwest by the ‘Great Bard’ Robert Burns and it evokes heartfelt sentiment. Our lodgings date back to the 13th century not long after King Robert the Bruce held sway upon these lands and our golf consists of no fewer than three Open Championship venues.

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THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Robert Burns wrote “My heart’s in the Highlands” and three centuries later Bob Dylan closely echoed his sentiment in song and by purchasing of his own slice of the Highland idyll. Join us on our 10-day encounter of the very best of this world-class, stunningly scenic region.

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PERFECT PORTUGAL

The Portuguese capital city of Lisbon is now ‘de rigueur’ among stars of movie and music, home to Madonna, John Malkovich, Eric Cantona and many more ‘fashionistas’. Portugal’s liberal lifestyle and wonderful climate, combined with some of the finest links golf courses - not to mention the best food & wine, make it one of the most attractive destinations in Europe.

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