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The Open at St. Andrews

Saint Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
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This summer, I had the chance to take my dad to the open championship at St. Andrew's in Scotland. Using miles and points, I was able to surprise him with an upgrade to business class for the transatlantic flight. We used the local bus service to save money on our travel in and around Fife. I redeemed my miles for the tickets after the spend we put on our card from the trip. It was a heated championship with the first Monday finish in over 20 years. We also played four rounds of golf ourselves, if golf is what you'd call it. We had a blast!
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Transportation

Stagecoach at Dundee Bus Station
This was by far the best and easiest way to get around Fife.

Culture and experiences

Fairmont St Andrews
We played golf here on our first day!

For kids

Old Course, St Andrews Links
Old Course, St Andrews Links
They had a putting course for kids and adults.

Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Dundee
We had a meh stay here.

Restaurants

Rancho Pancho
Great mexican beer with pricey fare at dinner.
Bettolini
We went here for lunch our second day in Dundee. Great food. In the center of town.
The D'Arcy Thompson
Fantastic lunch fare, recommended by locals.
The Playwright
This place was excellent, although they had just changed their menu from what we saw online.

Sport

Carnoustie Golf Links
We played a round on the championship course!
St Andrews Links
This, of course, was where the tournament was held.

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