Friday, November 4, 2011

Fantasy Travel Friday - Luxury Golf at Turnberry Resort

Husband J, this one's for you!

While I tend to dream about traveling for me (yeah, I admit I have a selfish streak), I do have travel dreams for other people. One of my biggest wishes is to send Husband J on a luxury golf vacation somewhere. I don't know how I'll do it, since golf tends to be a pretty pricey sport (I've seen the golf gear catalogs that Husband J salivates over. EX-PEN-SIVE!!). If you missed it, here's a look at a day that Husband J and I spent golfing earlier this year.

Anyway, these Fantasy Travel Friday posts are about dreaming, so when I stumbled on Turnberry Resort in Scotland, I thought that I may have found the perfect mix of luxury, old world charm and fantastic golf links. Husband J wants to go to Scotland, the birthplace of golf, some day, so this is right up his alley.

Whichever room we stay in at Turnberry, we must have a view of the ocean.
The Ailsa Crag in the distance

The Norman Suite (named after renowned golfer, Greg Norman)

I don't think I need to beat around the bush and say that I won't be playing golf with Husband J (sad face...well, not really). While I'd like to send him away with friends, should he ever go to Turnberry, I think I want to go with him. Maybe I'll find a way to sneak onto this course.

The Ailsa Golf Course

Golf takes all day, so I would need to find a way to occupy myself. I suspect that high tea with a good book will be just fine.

Of course, I feel like unlimited golfing during the day means that I get unlimited spa treatments. That's a fair trade, right?

Wait, they've got a falconry. They've got a falconry!! Knowing me, I'll be on a bad episode of "When Vacations Attack" because of a bird like this, but at least I'd give it a try. :)

What I'd love the most is the opportunity to explore the countryside. I love old castles even ones that are just remnants of their former selves.

So, that's my fantasy golf vacation for Husband J.

Do you have any special dreams to send or take someone you care about on a trip of a lifetime? Where would you go, and what would you do? I want to take my Mom to Paris. :)

Happy Weekend!


Erin said...

That place looks amazing and I don't like golf. The grass reminded me of plaid :) I would love to take my parents to their respective ancestral homelands: Ireland and Okinawa.

Daphne said...

When I read the first paragraph, I guessed the resort would be in Scotland!

I come from a working class family, one in which seeing the world didn't even enter the imagination (until the baby of the family did it), so there are a ton of places I'd like my family to see. I'm particularly close with my mom, sister, and niece. Unfortunately, my mom has severe arthritis and can no longer get around very well at all.

So if the trip included my mom, then it would have to be a "barrier-free" and accessible destination.

For my sister and niece, they're down for just about anything, so I could just close my eyes and pick a spot from my travel bucket list!

Oneika said...

I would love to take my mom to Italy. She's been dying to go, especially after seeing my pictures from the Amalfi coast.


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