Scotland questions should be directed to: Charlotte Sommer at


Enjoy a three night stay in St Andrews, Scotland - “the home of golf” with accommodation at the Fairmont St Andrews, located just out of the town with views across St Andrews.

Golfers will enjoy rounds on the New Course and the Castle Course. Additional golf can be booked on one of the Fairmont’s two excellent courses during leisure time. Non-golfers will enjoy a walking tour of St Andrews with visits to the magnificent remains of the Cathedral and the Castle and a VIP visit to Glamis Castle, taking in parts not seen on the public tour and enjoying refreshments in a private area.

Also experience a unique dinner at the new Kingsbarns Distillery where a tasting menu will be served with accompanying whiskies from their collection. Finally, when it’s time to return home, a chauffeured transfer will whisk you to Edinburgh Airport for your departure flight.


Thursday, April 19
Transfer from The Dorchester in London to King’s Cross Station and travel 1st class to Leuchars railway station in Scotland where you’ll be transferred to the Fairmont St Andrews. This is about a four hour train ride. You’ll only have to take your hand luggage on the train, as your main luggage will be collected the night before at The Dorchester and sent directly to the Fairmont St Andrews hotel. You’ll have some time to relax & explore the hotel before dinner with wine, which will be in-house in one of the hotel restaurants.

Friday, April 20
Golfers will transfer to the New Course for a round of golf and non-golfers will join their guide to explore the town of St Andrews and its historic cathedral & castle.

Afternoon at leisure

Dinner tonight is a tasting experience of local produce and whiskies at the new Kingsbarns Distillery. A unique dinner in a very special surroundings!

Saturday, April 21
Golfers will transfer to the Castle Course for a round of golf and non-golfers will take a VIP visit to Glamis Castle where they’ll have a private tour followed by refreshments.

Afternoon at leisure

Dinner tonight is at leisure for you to explore St. Andrews further or relax on property.

Sunday, April 22
You’ll enjoy a chauffeur transfer to Edinburgh airport.

Post Trip Inclusions:
  • Transfer from The Dorchester London to London King’s Cross train station
  • First class rail ticket – London to Leuchars (Food and beverage served on board)
  • Transfer from Leuchars train station to Fairmont St Andrews
  • Baggage transfer London to St Andrews
  • Three nights accommodation at Fairmont St Andrews (based on sharing a double or twin room)
  • Full Scottish Breakfast each morning
  • 3-course dinner in-house with half bottle of wine
  • Golfers – tee times on New Course & Castle Course and transfers to/from
  • Non-Golfers – walking tour of St Andrews with entrances to Cathedral & Castle and VIP entrance to Glamis Castle with refreshments
  • Tasting dinner menu with matching whiskies at Kingsbarns distillery with return transfers
  • Chauffeur transfer Fairmont St Andrews to Edinburgh Airport (please note this may be shared with other guests)

Not Included:

  • Lunches
  • Personal Incidentals at Fairmont St Andrews
  • Club Hire, caddies or tips
  • On-site golf at Fairmont St Andrews (although resident’s rates will apply)
  • Dinner on Saturday evening

Registration and Cancellation Dates

Cost: $4045.00 per couple (1 Golfer and 1 Non Golfer)
Cost: $4225.00 per couple (2 Golfers)
Cost: $3695.00 per couple (No golfers)
Cost: $2560.00 per single (Golfer)
Cost: $2290.00 per single (Non Golfer)

Registration and Cancellation Dates

 By December 1, 2017:
 Registration and a $2,000 deposit due (of which $550.00 is non-refundable)
 By December 15, 2017:
 Final day to cancel registration to receive a full refund (minus $550.00 is non-refundable deposit)
 By January 15, 2018:
 Final payment due and total payment becomes non-refundable

Terms & Conditions:
Subject to a minimum of 20 participants
Spectra reserves the right to cancel the trip if it is undersubscribed
Golf and Excursions times to be confirmed in December 2017
Initial deposit is required to confirm attendance

The Post-Meeting trip is operated by Spectra and neither the International Society of Barristers or Travel and Transport shall
be responsible or liable for any inconvenience, accident, injury, illness, delay, deviation, actual or impending official or unofficial
strike or other industrial action, civil unrest, war, loss of property or consequential loss, acts of God, however caused.

The International Society of Barristers acts only as a referral agent and assumes no responsibility for operation of any tours,
selection of facilities or travel.

Scotland questions should be directed to: Charlotte Sommer at

Package Golf Inclusions

The package includes one round of golf at St. Andrews New Course and one round of golf at St. Andrews Castle Course. If you want to play St. Andrews old course, tee times are assigned through a ballot and you must complete a ballot following the instructions below. 

St. Andrews New Course 6,604 yds Par 71 (Links Course)
The title is a little misleading as it celebrated its centenary in 1995. Laid out by ‘Old’ Tom Morris, the legendary St Andrews golfer and greenkeeper, this championship course is similar to the Old Course in make-up yet is considered probably the fairest of all the St. Andrews courses. It shares many of the physical characteristics of the Old with its many-contoured fairways and rough gorse.

St. Andrews Castle Course – St. Andrews 5,600 yds Par 71
Opened in June 2008 the Castle Course is the 7th Course to join the Links trust Portfolio of Courses. Designed by David McLay Kidd, it offers a dynamic challenge to both the first time and regular golfer alike. It is not a true links course even though it is sea side and treeless. It is not built on sand-based links land but on a clay soil tract and is located on a cliff top some 60 – 80 feet above the sea, Seven of the greens are perched high above the beech, whilst five holes run directly along the top of the cliffs. The Fairways which are wide in the landing areas are pocked with mound & humps & hollows and the approaches to the Greens have a mixture of bent & fescue grasses.

Not Included is a round of golf on the Old Course, however for those we want to try their hand here are some details of how to enter the ballot. Remember that tee times could be allocated anytime from start to finish of play, so you may have to be prepared to forfeit your other rounds if they clash! However, for the chance to play it probably won’t matter!!


  • To enter the ballot there must be at least two players and all names, Home Clubs and handicaps will be required.
  • You may enter online, by phone at +44 (0)1334 466666 or in person by visiting The Old Pavilion or one of The St Andrews Links’ Clubhouses.
  • The ballot closes at 2pm two days before you hope to play. Entries are accepted on the day the ballot is drawn or on the day before, once that day's ballot has closed (approx. 2.15pm).
  • As the Old Course is closed on Sundays there is no Friday ballot.
  • If you are available to play at any time this will give you the best chance of success.
  • The result of the ballot is available after 4.30 pm the same day. You can check the Ballot Results page online or phone back after this time.
  • If successful, a current official handicap card (Golf Club affiliated to a Golf Union/Association) record or certificate must be presented to the starter prior to play. Maximum handicaps - 24 Men, 36 Ladies. Unfortunately they do not accept letters of introduction from your local Club Professional. Please check in for your round at least 20 minutes prior to your tee time.
  • Trolley restrictions apply on the Old Course.
  • If you are unsuccessful you may wish to check in at the Old Pavilion on the day of play and the staff will do their best to join you with a two or three-ball group playing the Old Course. With patience this can be successful but the course cannot give any guarantees.
  • Duplicate ballot entries will be disqualified.
  • Please note that pre-paid green fees for any other course cannot be transferred as part payment for a successful ballot on the Old Course.

The most common way for a Single golfer to get on to the Old Course is by going to the starter as early as possible in the morning he/she wishes to play. The starter will try to join the golfers with the first available 2 or 3 ball. With patience this can be successful but the course cannot give any guarantees.

The speed of play differs on each course but an average time for the Old, New, Jubilee & Eden Courses would be about 4 hours. The Strathtyrum would be about 3.5 hours.

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