STANFORD, Calif. -
The No 10 (Golfweek) Stanford men's golf team travels to Scotland tomorrow for a week of world-class golf and cultural immersion in the United Kingdom. Made possible by an endowed foreign travel fund, the team will take an "life-changing trip every four years", said The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf Conrad Ray
Organized by international sports travel company Golf Ventures, and joined by a select group of donors and friends, the trip includes events, dinners, and activities in addition to some of the oldest golf courses in the world.
"The Stanford men's golf team and donors will be playing some of the top courses in the world," said Chadwick Byrd of Golf Ventures. "They will play three international competitions while experiencing much of what Scotland has to offer. We are very proud to work with one of the most prestigious universities in the world and it's amazing donors."
Arriving in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday, the group will play Turnberry in the afternoon. A competition with the 32 Club is scheduled for Saturday at Western Gailes following a tour of historical sites in Turnberry.
A competition with Stirling University on Sunday, and 36 holes on Monday at North Berwick Golf Club and Gullane Golf Club mark the midpoint of the trip.
Competitions at the Renaissance Club on Tuesday and Carnousite on Wednesday bookend a traditional Scottish breakfast at St. Andrews before the group explores the hallowed grounds of one of the oldest courses in the world.
"The Scotland trip is a great way for the team to bond, it's a great cultural experience," said Ray. "Being early in the season, it's going to be a good thing for our guys to get out of the blocks and experience this once in a lifetime trip."
Further details about the trip are available here.