Tour Operators Take On Golf

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According to Peter Hellman, president, the most popular international tours consistently fall in Scotland, Ireland and England, while domestic trends tend to visit Arizona and Colorado.

Sample itineraries in these destinations include:

• The 11-day Golf Resort Experience itinerary in Scotland—including 10 rounds of golf at courses such as Kingsbarns Links, Carnoustie Championship and St. Andrews; 3-night accommodations at Turnberry Hotel, 3-night accommodations at Gleneagles Hotel and 4-night accommodations at Old Course Hotel; and daily breakfast. Rates start at $6,600 pp dbl for golfers or $4,245 pp dbl for non-golfers, valid through Oct. 31.

• The 5-day Arizona’s Best Courses–Desert Retreat—with four to seven rounds of golf at eight courses including Grayhawk, Troon North and We-Ko-Pa courses; suite accommodations at Zona Hotel & Suites, Scottsdale, and daily breakfast. Rates start at $920 pp, valid through Sept. 7.

Both packages are inclusive of greens fees, tee times, and local transportation. Rates are land-only, however airline tickets can be booked through the company as well. As a bonus just for Recommend readers, Classic Golf Tours is offering rates at $100 off pp for all international itineraries and $50 off pp for all domestic. For more information, contact Peter Hellman at (800) 359-7200 or visit

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