Playing the greens of the legendary Old Course at St. Andrews is high on the “bucket list” of most golfing enthusiasts.  This September, Trilogy members will have a chance to check this experience off as they check into the golf excursion of a lifetime.  Members of all Trilogy and Shea Homes Active Living Communities are invited to travel to Scotland this fall to take part in the Old Course Experience at St. Andrews.

St. Andrews is the “Home of Golf,” where the game has been nurtured and developed for over 600 years. Every year, thousands of golfers make the pilgrimage from all corners of the globe with the hope of playing the legendary Old Course, and yet many are disappointed, as the daily ballot for tee times is always hugely over-subscribed. Through the Trilogy Old Course Experience trip this fall, members will be able to travel to St Andrews, safe in the knowledge that their Old Course tee-time is already secured and guaranteed, and that they will be able to play with their golf buddies on the most famous course of all time.  In addition to the Old Course, this trip will include rounds on the Torrance, Jubilee, Kingsbarns, and Castle Championship Courses in St. Andrews.

(Please note that in order to play the Old Course, golfers must be in possession of a valid handicap certificate showing a handicap of 24 or less for men and 36 or less for ladies.)

Trilogy members will spend five nights at the five-star Fairmont St. Andrews.  During their stay, they’ll have plenty of time to sightsee, tour castles and palaces, visit St. Andrews Cathedral, peruse the British Golf Museum, and get a taste of local life in the pubs and shops.  Or, if they’d prefer to squeeze in as much world-class golf as possible in their five-day stay, that can also be arranged.

Each day will begin with a full Scottish breakfast at the hotel, and lunch will be served each afternoon at one of the golf club restaurants.  A three-course dinner to celebrate the group’s first evening in St. Andrews is also included in the price , as are daily round-trip transfers between the hotel and the golf courses, practice range privileges, a souvenir group photograph taken on the first tee of the Old Course, and a generous range of official, souvenir merchandise.  A dedicated Old Course Experience representative will be available throughout the five-day stay, ensuring that every step of this magnificent trip goes smoothly.

Many of the exciting details of the 2012 Trilogy Old Course Experience Trip are outlined in the itinerary below.

2012 Trilogy Old Course Experience Trip
Itinerary for 9/2/12 – 9/7/12

Sunday, September 2nd

  • Meet your driver at Edinburgh / Glasgow Airport and transfer to the Five-Star Fairmont St Andrews Hotel
  • Have lunch at the Fairmont St. Andrews Clubhouse
  • Spend the afternoon golfing on the Torrance Course, the first course designed by the European Ryder Cup captain.
  • Enjoy a three-course dinner in Squire Restaurant

Monday, September 3rd

  • Enjoy a full Scottish Breakfast
  • Transfer to St Andrews Links Clubhouse
  • Golf on Jubilee Course, opened in 1895 and designed by Tom Morris the course lies in the shadows of the Old
  • Have lunch at St Andrews Links Clubhouse
  • Return transfer to Fairmont Hotel, with an afternoon and evening at leisure (alternatively, additional golf may be arranged)

Tuesday, September 4th

  • Enjoy a full Scottish Breakfast
  • Transfer to St Andrews Links Clubhouse
  • Golf on The Old Course (Guaranteed), the Venue for the Open Championship in 2010 for a record 28th time
  • Have lunch at St Andrews Links Clubhouse
  • Return transfer to Fairmont Hotel, with an afternoon and evening at leisure (alternatively, additional golf may be arranged)

Wednesday, September 5th

  • Enjoy a full Scottish Breakfast
  • Transfer to Kingsbarns Golf Club
  • Golf on Kingsbarns, a must-play course that sweeps around bays and meanders through dunes
  • Have lunch at Lunch at Kingsbarns
  • Return transfer to Fairmont Hotel, with an afternoon and evening at leisure (alternatively, additional golf may be arranged)

Thursday, September 6th

  • Enjoy a full Scottish Breakfast
  • Transfer to the Castle Course
  • Golf on The Castle Course – opened in 2008,  this cliff-top wonder is a David McLay Kidd design offering spectacular shots
  • Have lunch at the Castle Course clubhouse
  • Return transfer to Fairmont Hotel, with an afternoon at leisure (alternatively, additional golf may be arranged)
  • Savor your last night with a Farewell Dinner for all Trilogy members

Friday, September 7th

  • Enjoy a full Scottish Breakfast
  • Check out and transfer to Edinburgh / Glasgow Airport
  • Depart and Farewell!


Price and Registration Details
The price of the 2012 Trilogy Old Course Experience Trip is £3,106 per person (approximately $4,969 per person), which assumes double occupancy. This price is inclusive of all taxes and gratuities. Single travelers can be paired with other single Trilogy travelers to receive this double-occupancy rate.  Or, individual accommodations can be arranged for an additional cost of £575 (approximately $920). Please note that airfare is not included in this travel package; members are responsible for booking their own flights to Scotland.

If you are currently a Trilogy member, or plan to be living in a Trilogy community by September, and you would like to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime trip, please contact Kevin Zellmer, Director of Resort Operations for Trilogy at Redmond Ridge, at Kevin.Zellmer@trilogyresortliving.com, or by phone at 425-216-1351.  This trip is being organized by the Old Course Experience.  Please visit www.oldcourse-experience.com to learn more.

Please note that there is a very short window of availability for booking this trip.  There will be 16 spots held for Trilogy members until Tuesday, February 21st.  After that time, these spots will no longer be held and will be subject to availability.

We look forward to gathering Trilogy’s biggest golfing enthusiasts together for this once-in-a-lifetime trip to St. Andrews!