British Open, Ryder Cup cruises: golf lifestyles of the rich and famous
The Harmony is a floating luxury hotel.
If you’re like most golfers and golf fans, you’ve probably dreamed of attending a British Open at St. Andrews or going to the Ryder Cup. But one of the drawbacks to any big event can be the crowds and securing convenient, yet comfortable accommodations.
Have I got a solution for you, and it’s a dream golf vacation that includes either one of these big events this year.
For $11,450 ($10,600 for nongolfers), you can take a seven-day cruise that parks outside of St. Andrews, Scotland right next to the Old Course. The lavishly refurbished 189-foot Harmony will provide accommodations for only 12 guests for the two nights leading to the final two rounds of the Open Championship. The seven-night (July 11-19) voyage begins at Inverness and includes five rounds of golf at three of Scotland?s most highly regarded courses: Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart and Kingsbarns. Daily shore excursions include tours of Crathes, Dunrobin, Cawdor and Glamis castles plus the historic towns of Dornoch and St. Andrews.
For the Ryder Cup, it’s a trip to the coast of South Wales this year aboard the privately chartered, 226-passenger Le Diamant for local accommodations and ticket packages. The ship will be berthed in a specially designated area of Newport Docks, only five miles from Celtic Manor Resort, which is where the Ryder Cup will be contested Oct. 1-3. Shuttle service will be provided to Celtic Manor and the Ryder Cup matches. The outside cabins range from 170 to 370 square feet. Ten of the cabins have private balconies, and each has a private bath mini bar, flat screen satellite TV, DVD player and telephone. Prices for the Sept. 28-Oct. 4 tour range from $4,795 to $10,495, based on cabin location.
If you’re interested, give PerryGolf a call at 800-344-5257.
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