Contest Update

Contest Update

6 October, 2010 ‐ Roxann StonePosted by ‐ Under: News


The online giveaway of a free week at Monarchs House is off to a great start. All you need to do to enter is submit a reason why you want to visit St Andrews (and stay at Monarchs House of course). We will pick the winner at random on January 10th, 2011 and we need 500 entries by December 31, 2010 for the contest to be on.  Tell your mates and your golfing group that this is the easiest way to win a free stay at Monarchs House in St Andrews which is valued at £ 8,700.  To date, we have received entries from the UK, US, Sweden, Switzerland, So. Africa and many more.  Have a look at a few of the reasons why people want to visit St Andrews.

The Open Championship on television was fantastic and this year I’ve decided it’s time to make the trip.

I’m getting married in St Andrews next year and a week in Monarchs House would be a lovely honeymoon.

My father’s biggest wish is to go to St Andrews and I would love to take him there. To stay at Monarchs house would be fantastic!

I’d love to stay at Monarchs House. I graduated in 2008 and really miss St Andrews.

Feb 2011 marks our 15th wedding anniversary and the 21st year since my husband & I met whilst at University in St Andrews. What better way to celebrate than by bringing our two wonderful children up to St Andrews to see why mum and dad love the old place so much.

As you can see, St Andrews is a wonderful place that touches people in many different ways.  Thanks to those who have entered thus far and thank you for sharing your stories with us.

Slainte Mhath!

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  1. Steve Obert - 19 October, 2010 04:27

    Played all over the world yet have never played St Andrews or been to the beautiful town. Good friends, great golf and good whiskey. Good anywhere, truly great at Monarchs House.

  2. Brian Werdesheim - 19 October, 2010 07:05

    I am a two time visitor to the Monarchs House. (August 2006 and August 2008) As the host of both trips, Me and my 7 guests enjoyed what is clearly the greatest golf experience of our lifetimes. There are many great golf destinations but this experience stands way beyond anything we had ever experienced before.

    If you don’t enjoy unsurpassed hospitality with a fully staffed team of chefs, maids, drivers and a house manager who tends to every one of your wishes in one of the most beautifully appointed manor houses in all of St. Andrews than this experience is definitely not for you.

    A typical day at Monarchs House begins after a restful sleep in your private room that competes with the best that Four Seasons has to offer. Walking down the the kitchen to place your breakfast order with Chef Kevin and his staff starts what will surely be another magical day. Enjoying breakfast with your 7 other guests while your golf clubs get loaded into your luxury transportation vehicle so you can shower and get dressed for another 18 or 36 holes at one of the many golf courses you’ve been dreaming of playing your entire life. Whether the Old Course at St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns or any other course of your dreams, Monarchs House helps you architect a week of golf experiences not soon to be forgotten.

    The stories of the day’s golf outing don’t wait until the extraordinary dining experience later that evening, but start over Guinness as you travel through the Scottish roads on your way back to Monarchs House. After a hot shower and a much needed rest in your well appointed bedroom, you and your guests slowly make their way down to the living room where a fully stocked bar with your favorite wine and spirits awaits you. This is where the best and worst shots of the day are shared and relived until Kevin and his staff serve you a five course meal that could earn a Michelin star anywhere in the world. The day I just described repeats itself for seven glorious days and the only negative thing I can say is that it eventually time to say good bye.

    Two years have now passed since our last visit and we can’t get back there soon enough. The memories seem to age like a bottle of Silver Oak and serves to remind us all how lucky and blessed we all were to spend a magical week at the Home of Golf. St. Andrews is a dream and The Monarchs House turns this dream into reality for you and the people you care about most.

    Happy Golfing,

    Brian Werdesheim

  3. David Roy - 19 October, 2010 20:52

    I get a real kick from showing off St Andrews to my friends and to get a chance to put them up in Monarchs would be realy special. Last year I managed to get a Californian Club Manager on the Old Course and he was so nervous that he couldn’t even pronounce his own name correctly to the starter! His round on the Old was the first time in his life that he had ever walked a course and he loved every second. I can’t wait to show him more of what Scotland has to offer on his return trip.

    • ayewonder - 19 October, 2010 21:24

      Mr. Secretary, let’s not forget showing-off the two wonderful courses down the road at Crail! Monarchs House is immensely fond of Balcomie which we plan on writing about soon.

  4. Mark Mancinelli - 4 November, 2010 14:31

    You cannot beat a good single malt, morning, noon or night – and a true appreciation for it can only be achieved in the rain of Scotland. You can (and should) take a pass on the haggis, but a few rounds of golf with your mates, a dozen or so ball sniffers, and the wit of the Scottish caddies – that is eternal. Why not do that in St. Andrews?


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