The Old Masters

On this Old Masters cruise, the golfers on board have an opportunity to play golf at up to six of the world’s most famous golf links, including three of the nine courses in The Open Championship rotation, Turnberry, Royal Troon and Royal Portrush, where The Open Championship was played for the only time outside of Scotland or England. You will also be able to enjoy rounds at up to three other classics, Machrihanish, Machrihanish Dunes and the Machrie on Islay with its claim to fame of hosting its own ‘Open Championship’ of 1901 with the highest prize of any Open competition at that time of £100. These courses have stood the test of time, and are consistently ranked in the top 100 in the world year after year. It is sure to be a golfers dream to take on the challenge of The Old Masters. The Royal Scottish Shipping Line's easy access to these otherwise hard-to-reach links means you can play this impressive range of courses without the hassles of packing, unpacking and changing hotels, and retire in the evening after a daunting yet exhilarating round of golf with a wee dram or two in our stunning Whisky Viewing Room as our luxury super yacht acts as your chariot to the next stunning course. Golf and touring passengers alike are bound for a memorable journey, for this is sure to appeal to not just golfers, with visits to stunning destinations like the Giants Causeway in Antrim. Regardless of how much golf your perfect vacation includes, we have daily tours available that delight and enrich your senses. Whether you play world-renowned courses, or go exploring ancient villages with our experienced guides, shopping on your own or watching the best in the world compete, you will savour each day. Along this cruise we are happy to arrange a distillery visit for those who wish! Passing places, anchorages and ports Royal Troon With two spectacular courses, Royal Troon is a must for any golf enthusiast. Lying at the end of a gorgeous stretch of Ayrshire coastline, golf has been played here long before the club was founded in 1878. Awarded Royal status in its centennial year of 1978, it has hosted the Open Championship 8 times and will host it again this year. The Old Course is thought to be one of the greatest in Scotland and with a mixture of the wind and terrain - it is a challenging one. Take time to reminisce in the history of players past who have found glory here and take your chances on the famous "Postage Stamp" hole surely your best chance for a hole in one on a Championship course! The alternate course - The Portland Course was originally designed by William Fernie who won the Open in 1883 before being redesigned in the 1920's by Dr Alister MacKensie. Slightly more forgiving than The Old Course, the Portland Course takes you through sheltered holes on a slightly shorter course. Turnberry Possibly the most scenic