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Planning on a Trip to the Motherland of Golf?

Planning on a Trip to the Motherland of Golf?
Justin Goforth
August 3, 2023
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Event Management
Golf Courses

Planning on a Trip to the Motherland of Golf?

If you are an avid golfer, Scotland is undoubtedly on your bucket list of golf destinations. And while there are many ways to plan your golf trip, one option that stands out is taking a group golf tour to Scotland. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of joining a group trip to Scotland, as opposed to going alone.  

1.    Shared Experience:  When it comes to tourism travel, I am a soloist through and through. Weather exploring the urban jungle of a new city, or trekking in the Himalaya, I’d much prefer to be going solo.  With one exception.  Golf.  I have been to Scotland twice.  Both times were as part of group tours lead by Fore Management and am currently signed up to go on a 3rd next summer.  Golf is a game best enjoyed with others, and traveling with a group of fellow golf enthusiasts provides you with the opportunity to share the excitement, the challenges, and the triumphs of each round. The camaraderie forged during the tour creates memories that will last a lifetime.

2. Seamless Planning:  Organizing a golf trip to Scotland can be a complex task, especially if you are doing it alone. However, by opting for a group tour, all the planning and logistics will be taken care of for you. From securing tee times at all courses, submitting ballots for the Old Course, or arranging accommodations and transportation, a well-organized tour ensures that you can focus on enjoying your golfing experience to the fullest.  Your most difficult decision each day should be: “Do I hit driver off the 1st tee?” And of course, the answer to that is, “Yes.  Yes, you should absolutely hit driver!”

3. Access to Exclusive Courses:  Scotland is home to some of the most prestigious and iconic golf courses in the world. However, gaining access to these courses can be challenging as an individual traveler. Group tours often have established relationships with golf courses, allowing participants to secure tee times at these exclusive venues.

4. Expert Guidance:  A group golf tour to Scotland typically includes the expertise of knowledgeable guides who are well-versed in the local golf scene. These guides can provide valuable insights into the history and significance of each course, recommend hidden gems worth exploring, and even offer tips on improving your golf game. Their guidance ensures that you get the most out of your golfing experience in Scotland.

5. Enhanced Safety and Security:  Traveling alone, especially in unfamiliar territory, can be daunting. By joining a group tour, you benefit from enhanced safety and security measures. The tour operators have experience in managing group travel and are equipped to handle any unexpected situations that may arise, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your round of golf.

6. Social Opportunities:  A group golf tour not only offers opportunities to bond with your fellow golfers but also provides a chance to socialize with other like-minded individuals. At the end of each round, you can gather with your group for a drink, share stories, and forge new friendships. The social aspect of a group tour adds an additional layer of enjoyment to your golfing experience in Scotland.                                                                                                                                                        

7. The McDuff:  During our first trip to Scotland in 2019, we had this horrible looking costume tartan hat, complete with an even more horrible beard.  As you can probably imagine, the worst score each day, became the new owner of TheMcDuff.  In my case, I just remained the owner of The McDuff.  Flash forward to our next trip in 2022, I made sure The McDuff was right there with me and happily I relinquished my ownership. These silly games within your daily rounds, are that little something extra to cement the bonds created and memories forged.  So, if your group doesn’t have a “McDuff” already.  Get one.

Fore will once again be running our exclusive Scotland Tour in 2024, August 9th - 17th. Limited spaces are still available and if you would like to sign up or get more information, please email

You will find full Information for the trip via the link below.

Through Fore’s partnership with HarperGolf, we also have the ability to organize private tours for groups of between 4/8 golfers, if this is something that sounds of interest to you and your golf buddies you can also email for more details

In conclusion, taking a group golf tour to Scotland offers numerous benefits over going alone. From the shared experience and seamless planning to access to exclusive courses and expert guidance, the advantages of a group tour are clear. So, gather your golfing buddies and embark on an unforgettable golfing adventure in the birthplace of golf - Scotland!

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