Scotland is the birthplace of golf. It's generally accepted that the game originated there during the Middle Ages. In fact, the name "golf" is derived from the Scots word, "gouf," meaning stick. Some of the most beautiful, rugged and challenging courses in the world are located in Scotland. Among these are the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews, frequent host of the British Open. Any serious golfer needs to play at least one round on Scottish soil. What better way to enjoy this part of the world than by combining a relaxing barge cruise with a few rounds on some of Scotland's finest links.
A Barge Cruise on Scotland's Caledonia Canal
At The Barge Connection, we offer a delightful seven-day Scotland golf barge cruise aboard the eight-passenger "Scottish Highlander."
This cruise departs from just outside of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland and makes its way gently through the Caledonia Canal with calls at places with lyrical names like Dochgarroch, Fort Augustus, Cullochy Loch, Gairlochy and Banavie. In addition to giving passengers an opportunity to play some of Scotland's most interesting and challenging courses, this cruise lets you savor all of Scotland's favorites, including heather, Scotch whisky and ancient castles.
The Scottish Highlander makes a luxurious base between rounds of golf and other excursions. All cabins have individual heat and air-conditioning controls. The vessel features a spacious salon where you can swap golf stories with fellow passengers and enjoy an evening cocktail; a library of books and games; and a sun deck to enjoy the brief, but delightful highland summer. Of course, all of your meals and beverages are included as is transportation to and from the boat and admission fees associated with the featured shore excursions.
Combining Golf with a Barge Cruise
There are several advantages to a golf barge cruise. For one thing, we make it easy. We make the reservations; we provide the transportation to and from the cruise and the course; and we know just the courses to interest American golf enthusiasts. Another advantage to a golf barge cruise is that you can travel with a non-golfer and both of you will find plenty of things to interest you. The golf package is priced separately, so no one has to pay for travel components they won't be using.
Our golf barge cruises aren't limited to Scotland. In addition to Caledonia Canal cruise, we offer golf barge cruises in France, Ireland, Italy and England.
Barge Cruises with the Barge Connection
The Barge Connection, based in California, is one of the top barge cruise companies in the United States. Established in 1998, we pride ourselves in matching you with the barge cruise that best suits your interests and your budget. We make planning your barge cruise simple. One call takes care of everything, including any pre-cruise and post-cruise arrangements.
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