Friday, August 14, 2015 Links Love Affair

To celebrate this week’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, is offering a spectacular 7-night Scotland sweepstake for four lucky winners

(CHARLESTON, SC) — With golf’s fourth and final major championship being contested at Whistling Straits — hard by Lake Michigan and often described as a links style golf course — it marks the third consecutive major of the year being played at such a design.

The Old Course at St. Andrews, site of July’s marvelous Open Championship, was the original links course, while Chambers Bay, host of June’s U.S. Open, is as close as it gets to a links course in the U.S. At Whistling Straits, developer Herbert V. Kohler Jr., instructed course architect Pete Dye to replicate the classic seaside links Kohler had grown to love in the United Kingdom — and the legend more than delivered.

Links golf is a style most traditionalists want to not only play, but also master. Which is why has made it easier than ever for Americans to visit golf’s birthplace and enjoy the game, as many believe it was meant to be played.

Founded in 1998 just outside London, England in the shadow of Windsor Castle, has arranged golf trips for more than 1.5 million British and Irish golfers, establishing a reputation for expert service and great value. Built on the principles of outstanding choice, value and service, the privately owned company includes an American office, based in Charleston, and recently launched a website specifically for American golfers, — which will surely inspire anybody who has ever dreamed of teeing off at legendary links such as St Andrews, Royal Birkdale, Turnberry, Royal County Down or Royal Porthcawl.

“Being a UK-based company, we at live and breath links golf. It has been the heart of our offering since we started,” said USA CEO Daniel Grave. “With this week’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, it’s incredible to think that all three of the multi-venue majors are on links golf courses in 2015 — almost like we’ve had The Masters plus three Open Championships. We hope this inspires U.S. golfers to venture out and play more links golf.”

Sweetening the deal even more, until the end of August, American golfers will be eligible to win the Scotland sweepstake, which includes two nights Bed & Breakfast at Trump Turnberry, two nights B&B at Gleneagles, three nights B&B at Fairmont St Andrews and seven rounds of golf — Turnberry Kintrye and Ailsa, Gleneagles any course, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, Fairmont St Andrews Torrance and Kittocks courses, as well as car rental for four.

With the three nights in St Andrews, will assist trying for the Old Course ballot, which would replace one of the Torrance or Kittocks rounds. If the winners are successful in the ballot then the Old Course green fee will be at their own cost on site. Register at

“We are thrilled to offer an incredible sweepstakes prize for four people to Scotland for seven nights with seven rounds of golf,” said Grave. “Some lucky winner is going to make three friends very quickly.”

Whether it’s the greatest tee time of them all at the Old Course or an Irish links odyssey, the golf travel experts at are assisting Americans with their golf vacation of a lifetime in the British Isles at a price that won’t break the bank.

This award-winning and highly respected company — a partner of both the European Tour and The PGA of Great Britain & Ireland —helps American golfers take the stress out of arranging their golfing pilgrimage. That means taking care of everything from tee times and hotel rooms to flights and ground transportation, as well as offering the best prices and packages to suit all budgets.

Following every trip, sends each individual trip organizer a detailed survey regarding their experience and the service. More than 98 percent return with a very good/excellent rating of the overall service — and say they would book with again. Learn more at (855) 699-5853 or

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