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Guests to Play at British Open Qualifying Courses, and
Stay in Luxury Waterfront Country Hotel Just Minutes from
Royal Lytham and St Anne’s Golf Club, England

With Millennium Open Championship fever buzzing in the Home of Golf, British Open golf tour specialist G & L Golf Tours of St Andrews – - announced today that it is introducing a new golf tour package created in conjunction with next year’s 130th Open Golf Championship. Launched in the wake of the world-wide golfing frenzy triggered by the likes of Tiger Woods, G & L Golf Tours is prepared for this premium golf tour package to sell out within a few weeks. Last year, the company’s British Open 2000 package sold out immediately, with demand for space far outstripping capacity.

Course Tougher Than Carnoustie

The Open Championship is set to take place 19-22nd July 2001 at the Royal Lytham and St Anne’s Golf Club in Lytham St Anne’s, England. British Open 2001 marks the Open Championship’s l0th visit to the Royal Lytham and St Anne’s Golf Club, which is, according to professional golfer and course designer Peter Thomson, the toughest course on the British Open circuit. The Lancashire-based course boasts a rich heritage of golfing champions, including Open Champions Bobby Jones in l926, and Tom Lehman in 1996.

Waterfront Luxury Hotel a l0 Minute Walk to British Open Action

From 16 – 23rd July 2001, guests will stay in the town of Lytham St Anne’s at the lovely Edenfield Country House Hotel, a four star luxury hotel built in 1871 overlooking the sea. In just l0 minutes, guests can stroll over to the ninth hole of the Royal Lytham and St Anne’s golf course where all of the Open action will take place. This historic hotel resort, which features a conservatory sunroom, games room and fitness centre, is a tranquil retreat with plenty of entertainment for the avid golfer. In addition to Royal Lytham and St Anne’s, there are two more golf courses within walking distance.

Package Features 4 Days of Golf on Open Qualifying Courses

Guests will be treated to four days of golf under the guidance of Gerhard Van Zyl, co-owner of G & L Golf Tours. Golfers will put their golfing skills to the test on four of the Open Qualifying Courses, including the Hesketh Golf Club course where American PGA golf pro Larry Mize played to qualify for the Open. A real highlight will be a day of play at the Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club course, designed by James Braid, which hosted the Ryder Cup Championship playoffs in l933 and 1937.

British Open Passes for Saturday and Championship Playoff Day

Golfers will give their clubs a rest on Saturday and Sunday when they head out for an action-packed weekend of British Open competition. Every guest will receive full day passes to the final two days of the Open Championship. "For those who have never experienced a British Open tournament, it’s just a fantastic experience, even for the non-golfer. It’s like watching the golf world’s Hit Parade of championship golfers," said Van Zyl. "Where else can you stand just yards away from superstars like Tiger Woods, Greg Norman or Arnold Palmer as they practice on the green, or battle their way out of an impossible bunker? It’s really like one big party, where there’s something for everyone. Plus, a fantastic selection of great food and drinks in the champagne tents, and an amazing array of shopping in the tented village," he added.

More to the British Open than Golf

For the nongolfer, plenty of sightseeing is within reach, with nostalgic outings such as the Beatles Tour in Liverpool, and the historic Lancashire countryside, dotted with medieval castles and museums. For a leisurely afternoon of outstanding shopping and dining, the coastal town of Southport is just an hour away. For those who’d like to enjoy a trip to the Home of Golf in conjunction with the British Open 2001 package, Scotland is only four hours away. With Manchester airport close by, guests will have easy access to Ireland, and to the ferry which travels to the Continent, home of popular golf destinations in Spain, Portugal and France.

Package Prices & Options

The Golfer’s Package, which includes Open tickets, seven nights accommodation including breakfast and four days of golf with lunch, ranges from just USD$2,880.00* (Sterling £1,800.00) per person to USD$3,120.00* (Sterling 1,950.00), depending on the hotel room style preferenced. A Non-golfer package is available at the same rate, with four days of custom sightseeing tours with a two course lunch, in place of golf. A Championship Only package, which excludes golf or sightseeing tours, is available for either USD$2,400.00* pp (Sterling £1,500.00) or USD$2,640.00* (£1,650.00) depending on hotel room preference. G & L Golf Tours will provide transport to and from the hotel during the final two days of Open Championship play, as well as roundtrip airport transportation from Manchester to the Edenfield Country House Hotel in Lytham St Anne’s.


For Tour Reservations Contact
Laura Van Zyl or Gerhard Van Zyl, Owners, G & L Golf Tours and Golf Widows 5 Pilmour Place, St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9HZ

Tel: 01334 478665 or 01144 1334 478665 from abroad Fax: 0l334 474001 or 011 44 1334 474001 from abroad Email: G & L Golf Tours -