FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
II - FLIGHTS
Davidson Golf does not engage in providing flight bookings.
However, through our network of contacts we can recommend travel agents who will be more than willing to assist in this process. Additionally, Davidson Golf can put you in touch with corporate charter organisations should you wish to travel by business jet.
III - CONCIERGE
Davidson Golf includes a dedicated Concierge service from when you land in Scotland until the moment you depart for home.
Our Concierge is available 24 hours a day throughout the duration of your stay and is there to assist in providing information, making bookings, dealing with problems and all other details to ensure that your time with us is truly trouble free.
IV - WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY / YOUR TOUR
Your package will include breakfast and dinner at your chosen accommodation venue, lunch at your chosen golfing venues, all transport requirements (including airport pick-up and drop-off), all of your golfing fees (including caddies when requested) and any extra activities that you have chosen to participate in.
V - HANDICAP CERTIFICATES
The majority of golf courses do not require players to hold a handicap certificate. However, for some of the more prestigious courses a handicap is required.
For Royal Troon, the maximum handicap for gents is 20 and for ladies 30. For Prestwick, the maximum handicap for gents is 24 and ladies is 28. If you hold a valid handicap certificate issued by your local association/federation you are advised to bring it with you. At the time of enquiry/booking we will advise you of any particular requirement that applies.
VI - GOLF CLUBS
If you do not want the bother of travelling with your golf clubs in tow, Davidson Golf can arrange to have them couriered from/to your home or your club.
This process normally takes between 5-7 days. Alternatively, Davidson Golf can arrange for you to hire a set of quality branded clubs for the duration of your stay. In either of these cases the cost involved will be added to your quote.
VII - CADDIES
Local knowledge when playing a links course can be invaluable and we would recommend that you engage the services of a caddy to make your time on the course more enjoyable.
As well as their local knowledge, the majority of caddies can prove to be a source of entertainment with their dry wit and keen Scottish humour. Davidson Golf can arrange for you to have the services of the best caddies and this will be added to your quote where requested.
VIII - BUGGIES
The majority of top flight golf courses in Scotland offer limited access to golf buggies and, in many cases, this is limited to players requiring this service on medical grounds.
Buggies are not normally available for self-drive hire and the services of a caddy to drive the buggy must be engaged. Davidson Golf will, when requested, try and arrange for golf buggies to be available, however, this will require the client to provide some proof of the medical condition prior to the time of booking.
IX - POWER SUPPLIES
In Scotland the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.
You can use your electric appliances in Scotland, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is the case in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). Manufacturers take these small deviations into account. If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V - 127 V (as in the case of USA, Canada and most South American countries), you will need a voltage converter in Scotland. You can find suitable voltage converters at Amazon. You can also consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter.
The power sockets are of type G. Power plug travel adaptors are readily available, however, should you forget to bring along an adaptor, Davidson Golf has several suitable adaptors that you can borrow for the duration of your stay.
X - CELL PHONES
The UK uses the GSM 900/1800 network which covers the rest of Europe, Australia and New Zealand but is not compatible with the North American GSM 1900 network.
Most modern mobiles can function on both networks but it is best to check with your service provider before you leave home just in case.
Roaming charges within the Europe have been eliminated, though charges may reappear when the UK leaves the EU in 2019. Other international roaming charges can be prohibitively high, and you may find it cheaper to get a UK number. This is easily done by buying a SIM card (around £1) and sticking it into your phone.
Your phone may be locked to your home network and you will have to either get it unlocked or buy a cheap phone to use.
XI - DRESS CODES
Many golf courses do have a dress code, but not all of them. Dress codes vary in strictness depending on the policies of the golf course that you are playing.
In general, a collared shirt and Dockers-style shorts or slacks are acceptable. Additionally, golf skirts or shorts for women are acceptable. Most courses require a collared shirt and have a no-denim rule. A very small number of courses may even have a no-shorts rule requiring golf slacks to be worn at all times.
Once in the clubhouse the majority of clubs have a fairly relaxed policy on dress with the exception that a jacket and tie may be required in the private members area. We will advise you of any particular code that applies at the time of enquiry/booking.
XII - INSURANCE
It is strongly advised that you travel with an appropriate level of travel insurance to cover both your personal belongings and for medical expenses.
Davidson Golf cannot be held liable for any losses incurred through damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings, personal injury or accident, illness or any health related issues at any location throughout the tour or in any vehicle used as part of the tour. In such circumstances, however, Davidson Golf will, without prejudice, strive to ensure that the needs and wellbeing of our clients are best met at all times.
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