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FAQ

To answer your queries

Do Coast Golf arrange transport?

Yes, we certainly do! Whether you require your own automatic-shift rental car or a vehicle with a driver for the entire trip – we’ve got you covered. Simply ask our expert team for more details.

Will we be met at the airport?

If you have selected to have a driver, he or she will meet you in the airport when you arrive and will be holding a sign with the lead name. You will see this as soon as you come through customs. If you have chosen to have a rental car / minivan we will provide detailed instructions on what to do when you arrive in Scotland.

What does 'lead name' of my group mean?

The lead name of the group is the person in your group responsible for communicating with us and making the final booking.

Can I take a buggy (ride on cart) ?

Most courses in Scotland are walking courses, but a few do allow motorised ride-on buggies. Some courses will only allow buggies for golfers who have medical certificates indicating they are unable to walk the course. It’s always best to have a buggy arranged in advance. Please contact the course directly to arrange this.

What does 'shared rooming' mean?

This refers to shared occupancy accommodation, and means two people staying in one room. This can be either in double queen beds, or two separate beds. All packages prices are based on shared occupancy accommodation, however single occupancy is also available for all our packages. Please ask your Coast Golf expert.

Will Coast Golf enter the advanced ballot for me?

The St. Andrews Old Course advanced ballot is for golfers to enter only, and Coast Golf are not permitted to do this on your behalf. What we can do though is give you a reminder of when you can enter (August each year). We can also guide you through the application process!

Do Coast Golf provide travel insurance?

Unfortunately not, no. We very strongly recommend taking out travel insurance specific for a golf vacation prior to your trip.

Can I have a refund for my trip if I have to cancel?

This depends on the circumstances and timing of cancellation. For full details on our cancellation policy, please refer to our terms & conditions.

Can I request a Caddie?

Yes! You certainly can. Caddies in Scotland are all of an excellent standard and can really help enhance your experience. Caddies in Scotland are available but it’s always best to request your caddie in advance. Please let your Coast Golf expert know in writing if you would like a caddie at any of the courses you are scheduled to play. If you wish to cancel a caddie you have requested, please do so in writing to Coast Golf at least 48 hours in advance of your round. Alternatively, you can contact the course directly to make the cancellation. You may be subject to the golf course’s cancellation policy depending on the timing of making the cancellation. 

How much is a Caddie?

Caddies rates vary from course to course, but will typically cost between £45-55 (pounds) a round, plus a tip. A caddie who does a good job will expect to receive a tip of £20 (pounds). Please ask the golf club starter on arrival for further advice.

How do I pay for my Caddie?

Caddies in Scotland can be paid directly by you in cash upon completion of your round. Caddies must be paid in GBP (Pound Sterling).

Do I need a golf handicap?

A recognised handicap is usually required to play most of the courses in Scotland. Not all courses will request proof, however its best to have a copy of your handicap certificate with you, just in case!

Is breakfast included in my Coast Golf package?

Yes! All Coast Golf packages include a hearty breakfast each morning, which will fuel you through your day of golf. An early tee time may require you to depart your hotel before breakfast is served. Please speak with your hotel staff on arrival if this will affect you and they will do their best to arrange a packed breakfast for you.

Does Coast Golf arrange sightseeing?

Although we don't make any sightseeing reservations for you, we are very knowledgeable about Scotland and we will be happy to give you some guidance on the best things to see in each region. There are plenty of castles, lochs and whisky distilleries to see either before or after your round of golf.

Can I pay for my Coast Golf golf holiday in a different currency to GBP (Pound Sterling)?

We can only accept payment in GBP (Pound Sterling). However, to make it a little easier for you, you can pay securely online with VISA and MASTERCARD. Or, you can make a direct bank transfer if that’s easier. All payment options will be outlined clearly on your payment invoice.

Can Coast Golf arrange golf on St. Andrews Old Course?

The best way to access a round on the Old Course is through the daily ballot. We would be delighted to process an application for you to play St Andrews Old Course, via the daily ballot. In order for us to do this we will require the name, home club and handicap of each member of your group. We can enter the ballot groups of two golfers or more. If you are selected to play the Old Course through the daily ballot, you will be required to pay the starter for your tee time, prior to your round. You will be required to provide your handicap certificate to the starter also. Payment can be made by cash or card.

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