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Golf Outing in Scotland

August 15-23, 2007
With Bowen Sargent, Head Coach, U.Va Golf Team

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Join U.Va. Golf Coach Bowen Sargent on a pilgrimage to Scotland, the "cradle of golf." Experience golf at its most traditional and enjoy VIP access to some of the world's most renowned courses. We'll start at the Turnberry Westin Golf & Leisure Resort in Ayrshire, playing both the Kintyre and Alisa courses. While not as well know as the Alisa, which has hosted three British Open Championships, the Kintyre is considered by many to be an even greater test of skill. The journey continues with a tee time at Carnoustie, once home of Bobby Jones' Coach, Stewart Maiden. Then on to St. Andrews Bay, beginning with a round on the New Course. Perhaps the oldest "new" course in Scotland, this classic links course was built to satiate increasing demand for tee times at St. Andrews in 1895. And finally, the pinnacle of this weeklong golf homage is the Old Course at St. Andrews, the world's most famous and historic course. This final afternoon's round is sure to provide memories for a lifetime.

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Program Highlights

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Bowen Sargent is the eighth men's golf coach for the Cavaliers. In his first season, Sargent guided the Cavaliers to their 19th NCAA Championship appearance and first trip since 2002. Virginia finished 12th at the NCAA East Regional, just missing the National Championship cut by three strokes. The Cavaliers had a spectacular season, recording nine Top 10 finishes and claiming fifth at the ACC Championship.

Previously, Sargent was the assistant coach at the University of Tennessee for three seasons, where he was named the 2004 Jan Strickland National Assistant Coach of the Year. In 2004, he helped the Volunteers to three team victories and a No. 12 final national ranking. Prior to coaching on the collegiate level, Sargent was a professional golfer for nine years. He is credited with eight professional victories.

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Day 1, August 15, 2007 - US-Glasgow

Individual departures from the United States

Day 2, August 16 - Westin Turnberry Resort

Arrive into Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport and transfer to the Westin Turnberry Resort on Scotland’s west coast. Situated on a magnificent stretch of the Atlantic coastline, with the gently rolling Scottish countryside at its back, Turnberry is unquestionably one of the great resorts of the world. Set in 800 acres of one of the most beautiful corners of Scotland, Turnberry's fascinating provenance and idyllic natural position render any stay a memorable experience. At its heart is an internationally renowned hotel, a five star experience of superb accommodation, fine dining, relaxing lounges and friendly Scottish hospitality.

This afternoon you are free to take advantage of the many activities offered at the resort, including practice shots on the driving range. (Many optional activities may incur additional costs.)

This evening there will be a Welcome Reception in the Ailsa Lounge before a Welcome Dinner in the dining room.

Day 3, August 17 - Turnberry Kintyre

After a full Scottish breakfast, we will have a 30-minute introduction to Links Golf at the Colin Montgomerie Golf Academy before a round of golf on Turnberry's Kintyre Course.

Day 4, August 18 - Turnberry Ailsa

After a full Scottish breakfast, we play a round of golf on Turnberry's Ailsa Course.

Day 5, August 19 - St. Andrews Bay

Today we will transfer to St. Andrews and check in at the Fairmont St Andrews.

This evening we will enjoy a pre-dinner whiskey tasting with a local expert. With humor and plenty of member participation, we will explore the history and art of one of Scotland's most exported products.

Day 6, August 20 - Carnoustie

After a full Scottish breakfast, we play a round of golf on Carnoustie.

Day 7, August 21 - St. Andrews

After a full Scottish breakfast, we play a round of golf on St. Andrews New Course.

Day 8, August 22 - St. Andrews

After a full Scottish breakfast, we play a round of golf on  St Andrews Old Course.

This evening, we will enjoy a final farewell dinner at the St. Andrews Bay Resort.

Day 9, August 23 - Glasglow-US

After a full Scottish breakfast, we will check out of the resort and transfer to the airport for individual departures for the United States.

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Program Fees

$10,995 per person, double-occupancy, land only. ($1,395 single supplement)

(This program offers a companion program of activities for non-golfers priced at $8,995 per person, land only. Please see activities for companions below.)

Price includes:

3 nights accommodation in the lodges at the Westin Turnberry Resort

4 nights accommodation at the Fairmont St. Andrews

Full Scottish breakfast every morning

Guaranteed tee times on: 

The Turnberry Kintyre Course

The Turnberry Ailsa Course

The St Andrews New Course


The St Andrews Old Course

Welcome dinner at Turnberry

Farewell dinner on the last evening

A pre dinner whisky tasting with a whisky expert before dinner on your first evening in St Andrews

All tips, gratuities and local taxes on group activities

Baggage handling and porterage at the hotels and during group transfers

The assistance of a professional travel counselor assigned to UVA programs to assist with travel arrangements, including flights, extra hotel nights, or other services

Does not include : International airfare, Caddy fees, Personal trip insurance, Passport costs, Personal expenses, Meals or activities not specifically mentioned


$8,995 Companion Program for non-golfers ($1,395 single supplement)

Price includes:

A visit to Culzean Castle and Robert Burns’ country

A day of shopping and sightseeing in the city of Glasgow

A day touring the Neuk of Fife

A day at a Scottish cookery school

A visit to Glamis Castle with afternoon tea

Welcome dinner and drinks on the first evening in Turnberry

A pre dinner whisky tasting with a whisky expert before dinner on your first evening in St Andrews

Farewell dinner on the final evening

An evening at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

All transfers by motocoach

All tips, gratuities and local taxes on group activities

Baggage handling and porterage at the hotels and during group transfers

The assistance of tour managers for comprehensive logistical and customer service management on tour

The assistance of a professional travel counselor assigned to UVA programs to assist with travel arrangements, including flights, extra hotel nights, or other services

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How To Register

Ready to register? The best way to do this is by phone so that we can ensure we are meeting all of your needs. Please call us at 800-346-3882. Or, e-mail with your contact information and the best time to reach you.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

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Terms & Conditions

These are the Terms & Conditions of the Operator (Academic Travel Abroad) of this program:

CANCELLATION: After confirmation on the tour, a nonrefundable processing fee of $250 per person will be charged upon written cancellation. Written cancellation between 90 and 61 days prior to departure: full refund, minus your deposit (including nonrefundable processing fee). Written cancellation between 60 and 30 days prior to departure: 50% refund of the tour price. Written cancellation within 30 days prior to departure: no refund. Airfare is fully refundable up to time of ticket issuance, generally three to four weeks before departure. Thereafter tickets are nonrefundable and no changes are allowed. Cancellation on day of departure or after tour departs: no refund. No refund for unused portions of tour, including, but not limited to, missed meals, hotel nights and sightseeing. Cancellation of program by UVA and Academic Travel Abroad: full refund. Cancellation of the program after departure by UVA or Academic Travel Abroad: full refund of all land fees, less the cost of service up to the time of the group’s return. NOTE: Neither UVA nor Academic Travel Abroad accepts liability for any airline cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable domestic ticket to the tour departure city and return.



While every effort will be made to carry out the program as planned, the itinerary as described is subject to modification and change by UVA and ATA. The program cost is based upon current airfares, tariffs, and currency values in effect September, 2006, and assumes that a minimum of 24 participants will join the program. While we will do everything possible to maintain the listed price, it is subject to change. If it is necessary to levy a surcharge, notification will be given before time of invoicing (approximately 90 days prior to departure). In the event of cancellation due to a surcharge, all monies are fully refundable except for processing fee.


A package of trip cancellation, baggage and medical insurance is available through Academic Travel Abroad, Inc. for coverage of nonrefundable expenses incurred in conjunction with cancellation due to illness or accident. $150,000 of flight insurance is automatically provided with each ticket written by Academic Travel Abroad.


To enjoy your travels to the fullest you should be in good physical and mental health. Any physical condition requiring special attention, diets, or treatment must be reported in writing when the reservation is made. We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour member should such a person's health, mental condition, physical infirmity, or attitude jeopardize the operation of the tour or the enjoyment of other participants.



Academic Travel Abroad, Inc. and UVA act only as agents for the passenger with respect to all transportation, hotels, and all matters of reservations and tour operation. We and our agents accept no responsibility for loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or irregularity, expense or liability caused by the defect of any vehicle or negligence or default of any independent contractors, their employees, agents, or representatives. Nor do we accept responsibility for losses or delays arising from sickness, pilferage, acts of terrorism, weather conditions or acts of God. All such losses or expenses shall be borne by the tour participant. We reserve the right to cancel any tour prior to departure in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on our part. We likewise reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any tour participant at any time without being under any obligation to assign any reason therefor. In the event of the exercise of this right, we shall be under no liability to such person(s) except to refund such amount as our absolute discretion deems reasonable to attribute to the uncompleted portion of the tour. Baggage is carried at the owner's risk entirely. It is understood that air, ship or train tickets when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the passenger and carrier concerned. The airlines and all other transportation companies involved in this tour are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the passengers are not on board their plane or conveyances. All services are subject to the laws of the country in which they are rendered. The tour participant agrees on behalf of himself, his dependents, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to abide by the above conditions and to release and hold harmless, Academic Travel Abroad, Inc., and any of their representatives from any and all liability for any delays, damage, loss, injury or death occurring in relation to this tour.


CST #2059002-40 ATA is a participant in the California Seller of Travel program.  California law requires that certain sellers of travel have a trust account or bond.  ATA has a trust account. ATA is not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation.

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