WILMINGTON, N.C. (Jan. 7, 2008) "“ If you're going to mix anything with the world's finest single-malt whiskies, golf is not only acceptable, but preferred by many. And if you're going to choose only one place to experience such a concoction, many would vote for the western coast of Scotland, where distilleries nearly as old as the game itself provide an inviting 19th hole experience for a number of historic courses.
PerryGolf's recently announced Scottish Links and Single Malt Whisky tours for 2008 combine opportunities to play five rounds of golf with visits to working distilleries where the drink that gave the Whisky Coast its name is made and enjoyed.
Golf during the six-night tour is offered on the Ailsa Course (site of the 2009 British Open) at the Westin Turnberry Resort, the picturesque 12-hole Shiskine GC at unspoiled Blackwaterfoot, magnificent Machrihanish on the southern tip of the Mull of Kintyre and (two rounds) at The Machrie on the Isle of Islay, where Willie Campbell's original layout dates to 1891.
"Some would say the Scottish golf experience is as much about a properly aged whisky enjoyed after the round with friends "“ some of whom you may have just met "“ as it is the golf itself," said PerryGolf president Gordon Dalgleish, a native of Scotland. "Fortunately on this tour one doesn't have to choose between the two."
Travel on the Scottish Links and Single Malt Whisky tours is being scheduled from May to September. Additional information is available at www.perrygolf.com or at 800-344-5257.
Established in 1984, Wilmington, N.C.-based PerryGolf offers the industry's most prestigious and diverse selection of deluxe golf travel and lifestyle experiences to the British Isles, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and China. For more information on PerryGolf, please visit www.perrygolf.com, which features the Plan Your Own Tourâ„¢ calculator and links to the Web sites of the golf courses and hotels that are part of the company's tours, or call a PerryGolf travel specialist at 800-344-5257.