Tour Operators Take On Golf

written by | Posted on May 2nd, 2012

Your clients can play the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, with Classic Golf Tours.

Your clients can play the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, with Classic Golf Tours.

These three tour operators have found a foothold in the growing golf tourism sector that’s worth taking notice of.

Get your clients on the greens with the pros with the help of Kensington Tours, which is offering a series of three 2013 VIP Green Jacket Experience tours. Each itinerary takes clients to Augusta, GA, to see the 2013 Master’s Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course from a vantage point closer than any HDTV can offer.

• The 3-day 2013 Augusta Golf Tournament-Self-Drive or Premium includes 2-night accommodations at Cuscowilla Golf Resort, VIP entrance to the 2013 Master’s Golf Tournament and access to the hospitality tent. Self-Drive tours can be booked for practice or tournament rounds, with rates starting at $1,350 pp dbl. Premium tours depart April 12, 2013 and include Saturday, April 13, 2013 tournament admission with rates starting at $4,250 pp dbl.

• The 4-day The Final Sunday at Augusta includes 3-night accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation Lodge, two rounds of golf at Great Waters and The Oconee, police escort and VIP entrance to the last day of the 2013 Master’s Golf Tournament on April 14, plus access to the hospitality tent. Departs April 13, with rates starting at $5,395 pp dbl.

• The 5-day The Complete Green Jacket Experience includes 2-night accommodations at Cuscowilla Golf Resort and 2-night accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation Lodge, two rounds of golf at Great Waters and The Oconee, police escort and VIP entrance to Saturday and Sunday tournament days (April 13 and 14), plus access to the hospitality tent. Departs April 12, with rates starting at $8,395 pp dbl.

All itineraries also include a Master’s chair to bring onto the course and take home as a souvenir. For more information, call (888) 903-2001 or visit kensingtontours.com.

But if just watching the pros isn’t what your clients had in mind, have them follow in their footsteps with Golf International’s 7-day Ryder Cup Taster itinerary, which allows golfers to play five rounds of golf in venues that have played host to American and European bests.

The 7-day Ryder Cup Taster includes 2-night accommodations at Prince of Wales Hotel, 2-night accommodations at Belfry Hotel & Golf Links and 2-night accommodations at Celtic Manor, host of the 2010 Ryder Cup; four rounds of golf at previously hosting venues Royal Birkdale (’65 and ’69), Royal Lytham & St. Annes (’61 and ’77), The Belfry (’85, ’89, ’93 and ’02) and 2010 Ryder Cup course at Wentwood Hills, plus one additional round at Royal Porthcawl; rental vehicle and daily breakfast.

Rates start at $4,365 pp dbl. For more information, call (800) 833-1389 or visit golfinternational.com.

For both domestic and international golfing vacations alike, consider Classic Golf Tours, featuring destinations in almost every corner of the globe, including North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.