2017 Season Update

Greetings from Bonnie Wee golf

We have enjoyed a visually stunning autumn here in Scotland, the leaves have now fallen from the trees and winter has arrived signaling the end of another fantastic golf season.

It has been our pleasure to welcome so many of you to Scotland & Ireland this year. Thank you for giving us the privilege of assisting you with your golf tour planning. We have much wonderful news to share with you please feel free to explore what follows below at your leisure.

 


 

 

Heligolf with Bonnie Wee Golf

We hope you enjoyed viewing our short film promoting Heligolf in Scotland with Bonnie Wee Golf.

Heligolf gives you the absolute freedom to play your favourite golf courses whilst being based in one location for the duration of your trip.

Some of the most scenic and sought after golfing experiences in Scotland & Ireland are also the most remote. For those wishing to add these courses to their itineraries and remove lengthy ground transfers – Heligolf is therefore the ideal solution!

In collaboration with our preferred helicopter provider, PDG Aviation Services, we will assist you in fulfilling your dream golf tour by swiftly transporting you and your fellow golfers from course to course.

PDG have a fantastic fleet of twin-engine helicopters. They are also the largest company of their kind in the UK & Ireland. The Bonnie Wee Golf Team has been working with PDG for the last decade and our successful partnership is set to continue for many more years to come.

Whether you’d like to try Heligolf for a day out with some friends or enjoy the flexibility & freedom of golfing with your own private helicopter, we have the experience and the expertise to turn your dream into a reality.

To book your exclusive Heligolf vacation please contact bookings@wordpress-764532-2697600.cloudwaysapps.com

 


 

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Would you like to become a Life (YES, LIFE!!!) Member of a Scottish Golf Club for only 350 GBP? Looking for the perfect golfing gift for that special someone?

The Bonnie Wee Golf is delighted to offer you Life Membership at Harris Golf Club on the Isle of Harris.

Harris Golf Club is one of the best 9 hole golf courses in Scotland & is located in the most stunning setting on the white sandy shores of Scarista Bay on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

The course is a beautiful links with stunning views overlooking the Sound of Taransay & the Atlantic Ocean.

Many of the holes are challenging, which makes it a great test of golf for all golfing abilities. The biggest challenge is to not let yourself get too distracted by the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you.

As a life member of Harris Golf Club I was pleased to be invited to play in their annual life member tournamnet. I travelled to Harris in August & had the most amazing four days. I drove from Aberdeen to Ullapool, took the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to Stornaway & then drove down the road to Harris. I spent the first afternoon exploring the tiny town of Tarbert & then enjoyed several hours at the Harris Gin Distillery.

Day 2 ~ I made my way to Harris Golf Club & received the warmest of welcomes. I signed up for their Texas Scramble & was fortunate enough to be a member of the winning team. It was a wonderful day enhanced by meeting Life Members from all around the world.

Day 3 ~ I played in the Life Member Tournament, which was an 18 hole stroke play competition. Each year the club present the winner with a customised Harris Tweed jacket, which is an incredible prize. The Golf Club has its very own design of Tweed. As I unfortunately hit my 3rd tee shot from the drivable par 4 1st, I left myself with a little too much work to do and I soon felt the Harris Tweed jacket slip from my grasp. Oh well, there is always next year!

Day 4 ~ I played in the Harris Open, which is obviously open to all. It was a great opportunity for Life Members & local members to mix & share stories. The awards ceremony was held outside the clubhouse in the afternoon. The golf club had set up a fabulous buffet and bar and I’m pleased to say they were serving Harris Gin!

Harris Golf Club plays an integral part in promoting the Island of Harris as a top quality holiday destination for golfers and non-golfers alike. The natural surroundings are quite breathtaking and this coupled with the extensive birdlife, wildlife, unique culture, music, language, arts and award winning beaches make Harris very appealing.

I am very proud of my Life Membership of Harris Golf Club & I cannot wait to return to play golf & experience a little more Hebridean hospitality. The Life Membership subscription of 350 GBP has to be the best deal in golf and I commend it to you.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Life Member of Harris Golf Club please contact bookings@wordpress-764532-2697600.cloudwaysapps.com

 


 

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Castle Stuart Golf Links changes lives in Kenya

Here’s a video of Bonnie Wee Golf’s very own David Harris hitting a golf ball at the official opening of the Castle Stuart Golf Links Village in Kenya.

A personal thank you to Castle Stuart Golf Links for kindly donating a tee time for the Gathimba Edwards Foundation dinner auction earlier this year.

22 GEF volunteers from all around the world built 4 houses in Kenya for 2 families in 7 days. The houses were built on GEF land and each family will be given a portion of the land to grow a variety of food. An additional plot of land will be leased for them for 1 year. Seeds & fertiliser will be provided so that they can generate an income for themselves. After the first year the families will be in a position to take over the land lease themselves.

Bonnie Wee Golf are proud to sponsor Gathimba Edwards Foundation. To find out more about the GEF building trips, please click http://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/volunteer-building-trip/

 


 

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St Andrews Old Course

2018 – If you’re still thinking about that Scottish Golf trip in 2018, Bonnie Wee still have availability for guaranteed tee times St. Andrews Old Course tee times 2018. Our packages are available for groups of 4 golfers and include a minimum 3-night stay in St Andrews. If you’re still planning a golf trip to St Andrews in 2018 please contact a member of our team on bookings@wordpress-764532-2697600.cloudwaysapps.com

2019 – In January 2018, we will be making our application to the St Andrews Links Trust for 2019 GUARANTEED OLD COURSE tee times. If you and your golfing friends are considering a 2019 golf trip then it’s always best to plan well in advance. Why not let us know your preferred travel dates and we will make an application for a guaranteed St Andrews Old Course tee time for your group on your preferred dates.

To register your interest in playing St Andrews Old Course in 2019 please contact bookings@wordpress-764532-2697600.cloudwaysapps.com

St Andrews

St Andrews is so much more than a golfing destination; it is also home to the oldest university in Scotland. There are numerous attractions in and around St. Andrews to explore as you reflect on your latest round of golf. The town itself is named after the patron saint of Scotland ‘Saint Andrew’ who according to legend became so in 832 AD. Thoroughly steeped in history you can explore historic structures standing to this day, including the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral where you may visit the graves of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris & St Andrews Castle which became a ruin in the late 17th Century.

Despite its historic roots St Andrews is very much a modern town with much to offer its visitors including a wide selection of first class hotels & guesthouses, museums, retail stores, fine dining, pubs and fish and chip shops. There is even a new local distillery & visitor centre at nearby Kingsbarns who will start producing their first single malt whisky in early 2018.

 


 

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2018 Open News

The fabulous Kingsbarns Golf Links, located just south of St. Andrews, hosted the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open in August where In-Kyung Kim of South Korea shot 18 under par to collect her first Major. Designed by Kyle Phillips the course provides spectacular ocean views from every hole and is one of the finest golf courses in Scotland.

Next year Carnoustie will host the 147th contest for the Claret Jug (19th – 22nd July). With a reputation as the toughest course on the Open rota a Carnoustie Championship promises to provide an exciting test of golf for those seeking to be crowned Champion Golfer 2018 – who will it be?

In East Lothian, Gullane Golf Club will host both the Scottish Open (11th – 15th July) & the Ladies Scottish Open (26th – 29th July). This historic club, where golf has been played for more than 350 years, hosted the Scottish Open for the first time in 2015 where Rickie Fowler triumphed by one shot over Matt Kuchar and Raphael Jacquelin.

To find out more about attending The Open Championship at Carnoustie in 2018 please contact bookings@wordpress-764532-2697600.cloudwaysapps.com

 


 

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Luggage Forward

Travelling with your golf clubs can be a challenging experience!
Why not get someone else to do it for you? Our preferred partner for shipping golf clubs, Luggage Forward offer a door-to-door service from anywhere in the world at competitive prices. Convenient, secure and reliable, we can connect you to a Luggage Forward agent who will assist you with your golf club shipping requirements.

Using Luggage Forward couldn’t be easier!

You can arrange to ship your clubs 24/7 online or by phone with Luggage Forward. There’s no need for big boxes or special packaging. you just need to pack your clubs as normal, they will be collected from your chosen location and will be waiting for you when you arrive in Scotland and again on your return home!

To find out more about having your golf clubs shipped please contact bookings@wordpress-764532-2697600.cloudwaysapps.com or alternatively please click here luggageforward.com/bonnieweegolf

 

 

Thank you for reading our newsletter, Have a great winter whilst dreaming about the ideal golf vacation in 2018 & beyond.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Best wishes from the Bonnie Wee Golf Team.

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2019 Season Update
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From the blog…

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Back-to-back nominations for ‘Best Tour Operator’ at Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2024

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Finalists at Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2024 ‘Best Golf Marketing Campaign’

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