How To Book

It is never too early to organise your tour to Scotland and Ireland! There is no ‘set procedure’ as each tour is customised; however, below is the process we normally work through to ensure a successful experience.


Normally our clients come to us through referral or on a return trip. Most contact is initially through email, but we always prefer to have discussions the old fashion way: by talking! We are happy to call you direct and its through this contact that we can determine how to assist you best.


Provisional Programme with Outline Costs
After discussions about important information such as group size, preferred dates of travel, golfing abilities of the participants, and the make up of the group, we will put forward a provisional tour programme with outline costs.


Your Confirmation of the Tour Programme
We would agree any changes required to that programme, and a Final Itinerary & Programme would be established. This would normally be agreed via email.


Required Deposits Paid & Receipts Sent
Once agreed, then deposits must be paid in order to confirm the bookings made on your behalf. We would send you receipts and confirmations for the arrangements made by us on your behalf.


Balance Paid
Ten weeks prior to arrival, the outstanding balance must be paid in full. Again, we would send receipts and confirmations once those monies have been received by us and paid out on your behalf.


Arrival Details
You advise us of your confirmed travel arrangements to the UK, and we will welcome you to Scotland or Ireland at the start of your tour as per the Final Itinerary & Programme.

We can’t wait to welcome and provide you with exceptional service during your visit. Haste ye here!


- Tours involving the major championship courses in Scotland, Ireland and England, in most cases, must be arranged up to a year in advance due to international demand. Tours not involving the major championship courses generally do not require long lead times in order to finalise. However, ALL golf is subject to availability at the time of booking and can only be confirmed once deposits have been received.

- Each golf club sets its own particular rules and guidelines. These are out with the control of The Sporting Laird and The Home of Golf Tours, Ltd. In agreeing to the itinerary and to the bookings made on your behalf, you are also agreeing to abide by those requirements.

Finally, we strongly recommend that our clients take out private travel insurance in case of unforseen delay or unexpected cancellation.

Due to the ever increasing demand for golf and travel in Scotland and Ireland, most golf clubs, transport companies, restaurants and accommodation providers operate on a strict ‘full payment in advance policy.’ Confirmed bookings are non-refundable in the event of cancellation or change once monies have been paid on your behalf. We, therefore, advise that clients take out private travel insurance to cover this possibility.