Terms & Conditions
We appreciate you choosing to work with The Sporting Laird and Home of Golf Tours Ltd. for your special tours to Scotland and Ireland. We recognise that your trip is extremely important to you -- it is very important to us as well! We want you to have the best experience possible so that we can welcome you back to Scotland and/or Ireland and that you will refer your friends and family to us.
Please take a moment to read through the following terms and conditions below which confirm our commitment to you once you have agreed to purchase a customised tour through The Sporting Laird and The Home of Golf Tours Ltd.
All bookings are made through The Sporting Laird is the trading name of Home of Golf Tours Ltd. All bookings are made with The Home of Golf Tours Ltd. We are a registered company through HMRC # 02727441 established in 1992. By accepting the Final Itinerary & Programme created specifically for you, you are agreeing to the conditions detailed on this page as well as the general information detailed on the Final Itinerary & Programme.
2.The Deposit Payment
If you are under 18 you must have the consent of a parent or guardian before making a booking through The Sporting Laird website or with The Home of Golf Tours Ltd. As per The Final Itinerary & Programme, a deposit will be required to be paid in order to secure the arrangements made on your behalf. This agreed deposit amount, once received by us will be paid out to golf clubs, hotels and transport companies in order to confirm the arrangements made on your behalf. In most instances, these deposits are non-refundable. We, therefore, highly recommend that you take out private travel insurance in order to cover costs in the event of unforseen circumstances or cancellations.
Again, this deposit is your commitment to the reservations made on your behalf.
With regard to group bookings, if participants make individual deposit payments, and not all party members actually make those deposit payments, then the balance of payments may increase if the confirmed group decreases in size.
If one group member has to cancel, it may be acceptable to introduce a substitute person into the group, but this must be done in cooperation with The Home of Golf Tours Ltd. There may be additional charges at certain golf clubs to make changes to the original party members if the clubs required the names, home club and handicap information at the time of booking. Again, we will work with you to minimize additional costs; however, deposit amounts are set by the golf clubs and other service providers and are out with the control of Home of Golf Tours Ltd.
Balances for tours are generally due ten weeks prior to arrival, but the specific amounts and dates will be agreed in The Final Tour Itinerary & Programme. Generally these balances are paid by cheque or bank transfer. Details of acceptable payment methods will also be agreed at the time the Final Tour Itinerary & Programme is confirmed.
If you are booking less than ten weeks prior to arrival, then the balance must be paid in full at the time The Final Tour Itinerary & Programme are agreed.
Failure to pay the balances on time could result in trip cancellation and loss of third party services such as tee times, accommodations and transport. If for any reason the balance is not paid by the time it is due, then Home of Golf Tours Ltd reserves the right to cancel your booking with the loss of all deposit monies paid.
4.Cancellations By You
We strongly recommend that you take out private travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellation or delay in your holiday. Generally, all monies paid out on your behalf to third parties (ie, golf clubs, hotels, transport companies or restaurants) are non-refundable at the time of payment. We will do our best to assist you in recovery of these fees due to exceptional circumstances, but we advise all clients to take out personal insurance cover to such eventualities.
5.Cancellations By Us
We will not cancel your tour unless there are exceptional circumstances outside of our control such as, but not limited to, threat of war, riot, industrial dispute, fire or adverse weather conditions such as lightening or a course being designated as ‘unplayable.’ In the unlikely event of us having to cancel a golf holiday, we would only offer the option of an alternative course to play if available or for a refund of the green fees.
If we have to cancel your holiday accommodations or transport for reasons out with our control, we would offer you alternative services of a similar standard and or work with you to determine an appropriate and reasonable refund amount.
6.Changes by You to Your Bookings
As stated above, we will make every endeavor to assist you with reasonable changes to your booking once the confirmed Final Tour Itinerary & Programme has been agreed and monies paid out on your behalf. We will do everything we can to assist you should this need arise, but there may be change fees due if such a change becomes possible.
7.Changes by Us to Your Bookings
It is unlikely that we will make any changes to the Final Itinerary & Programme once it has been agreed; however, sometimes changes must be made due to course condition, human error or accident. If this occurs due to us being unhappy with a third party service provider such as a golf course or hotel, then we will endeavor to arrange similar or upgraded accommodations for you and/or alternative golf venues in the area. Again, we would only make changes to the final programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
8.Our Responsibility to You
We accept responsibility for the level of service we provide to you. We also strive to obtain value for money for all our clients. These assurances are subject to the following exceptions:
1.We do NOT get involved in any air travel or travel to the United Kingdom or Ireland;
2.When you travel with a Coach carrier their Conditions of carriage apply, some of which limit or exclude liability;
3.We are do not accept responsibility for loss or expense caused by exceptional circumstances out with our control for example, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, traffic congestion, strikes, civil commotion, road traffic diversions, war or threat of war, industrial disputes, terrorist activity or natural disasters.
4. Our liability for damage resulting from non-performance or improper performance of services supplied under or pursuant to this contract shall be limited to the total price you have paid to us.
9.Your Responsibilities to Us
You agree to provide us with accurate and reliable information as to your golfing ability and handicap. You also agree to abide by any particular guidelines, policies or rules of an applicable golf club or course to which we secure you a tee time. You further agree to be liable for any damages caused by you to any third party service providers or their property which results in a claim being made against The Home of Golf Tours Ltd.
10.Injury OR Illness
We do diligence to take all reasonable and proper care in order to ensure that all third party service providers are of efficient and reputable operation and that they comply with the laws of the country in which they do business. If you or any member of your party suffer death, bodily injury or illness arising from the negligence of any supplier who we have contracted on your behalf we shall not be liable for such death, bodily injury or illness.
If you are delayed due to airplane flight cancellations or alterations, then you must advise us as soon as possible as to your changed circumstances. Any delays may result in additional transfer charges or additional costs through missed tee times. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out private travel insurance to cover this possibility, but we will assist you as best we can to mitigate additional costs and disruptions in this event.
A Visa may be required to travel to the UK or Ireland for certain countries. It is your responsibility to check with the requirements specific to your nationality and or passport when traveling to the UK or Ireland. The Home of Golf Tours Ltd cannot be held responsible for failure to meet these requirements.
This contract is governed by English law and any claim under this agreement shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Court as registered home of The Home of Golf Tours Ltd.
In the extremely unlikely event that you feel dissatisfied in any way with any aspect of your tour arrangements, we ask you to bring this to our attention immediately so that we rectify the situation. If the incident cannot be resolved promptly and to your satisfaction, then we ask that all complaints be put in writing and sent to The Home of Golf Tours Ltd no later than 28 days after the final date of departure of your tour. Please give the full details of your complaint, in as much detail as possible, and we will endeavor to deal with them to everyone’s satisfaction as soon as possible. In the unfortunate event that all parties cannot be satisfied, then we will refer the matter to arbitration for resolution. Matters referred to arbitration are in no way an omission of error on the part of The Home of Golf Tours Ltd nor its staff or third party suppliers.
The Sporting Laird and The Home of Golf Tours is the sole owners of the information collected on this website. We will not sell, share, nor pass on this information to any other party without express written consent. Any information sent to us on this web site is only for the purpose of customising a holiday for you at your request and will not be shared with any other entity or organisation. We take every precaution to ensure that our website, its contents and the information sent to us by its users is protected.
When you send The Sporting Laird or Home of Golf Tours Ltd emails through our website www.sportinglaird.co.uk you are communicating with us electronically and you agree to receive electronic communications back from us. In doing so, you also agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.
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The Sporting Laird website and The Home of Golf Tours Ltd at all times endeavors to be as diligent as possible in the presentation of information. We do not, however, guarantee that all the information on this site is complete, current, error-free nor totally accurate.
The Sporting Laird website and The Home of Golf Tours Ltd reserves the right to provide as a courtesy to our clients links to the websites of other businesses. We are not responsible for examining, evaluating nor warranting the accuracy of the information provided on such sites. We also do not assume responsibility nor liability for the content nor the products or services of any other business.
20. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
This Site is provide by Sportinglaird.co.uk on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. Sportinglaird.co.uk makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials or products included on this site. You expressly agree, as a user of this site, that you are taking sole responsibility for its use.
To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Sportinglaird.co.uk disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties for merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Sportinglaird.co.uk does not warrant that this site, its servers or email sent from Sportinglaird.co.uk are free of viruses or any other harmful components. Sportinglaird.co.uk will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from this site, including but not limited to direct, indirect, punitive and consequential damages.
21.Jurisdiction of the Law
By visiting Sportinglaird.co.uk, you agree that the laws of England, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these conditions of use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and sportinglaird.co.uk.
22.Site Modification and Severability
Sportinglaird.co.uk reserves the right to make any changes to our site, policies and the conditions of use at any time. If any of these conditions are deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
23.Our Registered Address
The Sporting Laird
Home of Golf Tours Ltd
87 North Road,