Clearly, planning the golf trip of a lifetime is one of the most romantic gestures you can make. But why stop there? We’ve got a few great ideas for adding even more romance to your golf adventure. Here are a few additional ideas to spice up your next itinerary.
Most people may think of wine as the liquor of love, but whiskey can warm the heart just as well. Scheduling a private tour of a whiskey distillery can add a spark of surprise as well. Many of the distilleries in Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland offer personalized tours with extra perks like lunch or dinner along with an in-depth tour of the grounds. Or just have a simple tasting with the owner or master distiller, who can explain the subtleties of their techniques.
Bed and breakfasts are known for being more intimate than hotels. They also offer more individualized stays, including specially decorated rooms and personalized service. If you’re celebrating a romantic occasion like a birthday or anniversary, the owners of a B&B will be thrilled to make the experience special for you and your love. They’ll also give you plenty of privacy, too.
There’s a reason chocolate is a common gift for a lover on Valentine’s Day — it’s rumored to be an aphrodisiac. Plus, it’s delicious! Stopping in at a local chocolatier after a round of golf is a great way to add a little romance to your trip. Many chocolate sellers are also cafes, bakeries, or pastry shops, so you can grab a bit of dessert and enjoy a little time sharing something sweet together. The Burns Sweet Shop in St. Andrews is known for its old-fashioned feel, while the Chocolate Tree in Edinburgh offers guided tastings in their boutique.
Paris is the City of Love, and if you’re already on that side of the Atlantic, there’s good reason to make a detour to France. With excellent golf courses on top of food, culture, and wine, France is a perfectly romantic addition to any European or British golf trip. Thanks to inexpensive flights across the English channel, adding a weekend stay in Paris is an easy way to add romance to the end of your golf adventure of a lifetime.
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