This takes sports tourism to an epic level.
Azamara Cruises, a small luxury line based in Miami, is teaming up with golf tour operator Perry Golf to offer what can only be described as an insane opportunity – for an insane price, of course – for those who love to cruise. and play golf.
How about a 72-day cruise that visits 11 countries, makes 47 ports of call and offers 29 rounds of golf at some of the best courses in the world?
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The trip, dubbed the “2023 European Golf Cruise Medley,” will depart Copenhagen on July 10, 2023 and end in Lisbon on September 19, according to Golf Magazine.
Besides traveling in style, food and sightseeing, the key is golf. Players will have tee times at some of Europe’s greatest courses, including several ranked in the world’s top 100 GOLF and several ranked in the top 20 in their own countries, including starting with Lofoten Links in Norway and ending by Otiavos. Dunes in Portugal.
In between, golfers can play at Royal County Down and Royal Portrush in Ireland, and Royal Dornoch and Kingsbarns in Scotland.
The big draw, however, is a round at legendary Turnberry Golf Club in Scotland and tickets to see the 151st British Open at Royal Liverpool in England.
Turnberry is a majestic 116-year-old seaside course that has hosted the British Open Championship four times – one of golf’s four major tournaments. The course was purchased by former President Donald Trump in 2014 and renamed Trump Turnberry.
As for the price? Well, it’s not cheap, as you might imagine. Golf Magazine reports that prices for the special cruise start at $107,000 per couple.