Welcome to Linksland...
I’m David J Whyte, golf travel writer and for the past two decades, Scotland’s official golf course photographer.
During that time I have visited every single course in the country and I’d like to share that knowledge with you by presenting some of the most creative golf & cultural tours to the ‘Home of Golf’ and beyond.
I’ve also grown to love countries such as Ireland, Italy, Portugal and have also curated the very best of each of those destinations.
Our tours are designed for both golfers and non-golfers alike so join me on a ‘road less travelled’ and experience the very best of these superb places.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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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