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Royal St Georges © Angus Gray

Royal St Georges © Angus Gray

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Royal Lytham and St Annes © Alan C Birch

Royal Lytham and St Annes © Alan C Birch

Celtic Manor, Wales

Celtic Manor, Wales

Hillside Golf Club

Hillside Golf Club

Princes Golf Club, England

Princes Golf Club, England

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club © Kevin Murray

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club © Kevin Murray

Useful Information

How Do I Make A Reservation?

  1. Browse the site using it as a guide to decide on any particular golf courses, hotels and transport you wish included in your golf tour.
  2. a) Go to "Start Building My Golf Tour" and send us your requirements. OR b) Send an email outlining your golf tour requirements (e.g. number of golfers/non-golfers, specific golf courses, preferred hotel grade, mode of transport, etc.). OR c) Call our office and speak to one of our Golf Travel Consultants on + 44 (0)1334 478639.
  3. We will respond with a personalised itinerary and quotation. This will include, where necessary, any adjustments and suggestions we have to make your tour complete.
  4. Once you have decided on your travel dates and are satisfied with your itinerary, we will request a deposit of 30% of your tour cost. The balance of your tour is payable 60 days prior to arrival.


In England & Wales, many of the fine hotels are period buildings and therefore have several different types of room. We strongly recommend booking larger rooms and those with better views, which will unquestionably add to your experience.


We offer a range of vehicles, both self-drive and with driver. For groups of 8 or more, we strongly recommend that you consider hiring one of our customised luxury motor coaches for your tour. These vehicles have been designed and built specifically to suit the needs of golfing groups. For smaller groups (up to 4 people) also wishing to have a driver, we operate a fleet of Mercedes Viano people carriers, specially designed with golf travel in mind.


All the vehicles we provide are spacious and have ample room for luggage. For those in self-drive vehicles, we recommend you limit yourself, where possible, to 1 suitcase, golf clubs in a soft case and hand luggage.

Special Note:
Over the years there has been an increase in airlines losing luggage in transit. It is therefore advisable to make provision for this i.e. travel with a small carry-on suitcase with essentials, including any medication. Lost luggage should be reported to the airline at the airport where you will be issued with a tracking code/ reference number. In these unfortunate circumstances, it is important that you continue with your travel plans and enjoy your vacation. Therefore our office is always happy to assist in tracing and retrieving your missing items.

Tee Times

Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf tour.

Golf Clubhouses

Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes. We would, however, always recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not training shoes) as you may be refused entry to all or part of the clubhouse without them. The green fees at some golf courses include lunch and we will advise you of this prior to travel.

Caddies and Carts

The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses. When requested, we will book caddies and buggies in advance however this does not guarantee availability. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis. Caddy fees at the below courses, inclusive of tip, range from 50 - 70 Pounds (approximately).

For those golfers who do not wish to have a caddie, the option of pull carts is widely available. Some, but not all, links courses permit limited use of golf carts where age and disability restrictions apply. At the larger golf resorts, golf carts are in greater supply and will be booked in advance on request.

Golf Clubs

It is increasingly common for golfers to ship their clubs in advance and we are happy to take delivery at our office or at the most appropriate location prior to your arrival.

Rental sets are readily available and can be reserved in advance for those not wishing to bring their own golf clubs.

Handicap Limits

Golf Course Handicap Limit
Royal Birkdale Men 28 Ladies 36
Royal Lytham & St Annes Men 21 Ladies 30
Royal Liverpool Handicap Certificate Required
Formby Men 28 Ladies 36
Hillside Handicap Certificate Required
Southport & Ainsdale Men 28 Ladies 36
West Lancashire  N/A
Sunningdale Men 18 Ladies 24
Wentworth Men 28 Ladies 36
Walton Heath Handicap Certificate Required
The Berkshire Men 18 Ladies 24
Camberley Heath Handicap Certificate Required
Stoke Poges Handicap Certificate Required
Royal St David's Handicap Certificate Required
Conwy Men 24 Ladies 36
Aberdovey Men 28 Ladies 36
Llandudno N/A
Holyhead N/A
 Royal St George's Men 18 Ladies 18
Royal Cinque Ports Men 22 Ladies 36
Prince's N/A
Royal Porthcawl Men 20 Ladies 30
Celtic Manor N/A
Southerndown N/A
Ashburnham Men 28 Ladies 36
Monmouthshire N/A
St Pierre N/A
Saunton Handicap Certificate Required
Burnham & Berrow Handicap Certificate Required
Trevose Handicap Certificate Required
Royal North Devon Handicap Certificate Required
Bovey Castle Men 28 Ladies 36

Notes: Handicap certificates should be carried when playing at all golf courses. Play may be denied for non-production.

The Season

The weather in this part of the world is better than people have been led to believe. It can, however, be unpredictable. They say this is very much part of the charm of the destination and every golfer should experience the challenging weather at least once during their stay.

We're often asked when the best time of year for golf tours is. Although it is possible to play golf year-round, we view April as the start of the season. For the avid golfer who is looking to play 36 holes (or more) in one day, June and July have the longest daylight hours; towards the end of June it is possible to play until 10pm!

Travel Insurance

Links Golf St Andrews strongly recommend that their clients arrange their own individual travel insurance before they travel. Click here for more information.

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