Redefining golf travel
We will give you the inside track to the golf events you can’t miss, the golf professionals you need to improve your game, access to the most sought after private clubs, the secret gems only insiders know and tips on what outfit you absolutely should or shouldn’t wear on the course this year. It’s time to tee up and Mr. Sunday is here to get you in the Swing of things! So, get packing, because there are tours to watch, courses to play, private jets to fly, hotels to bed down in, yachts to charter and cocktails to try – simply put – some golf jet-setting to do!
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Kick-off your season at the legendary and picture-perfect Augusta National Golf Club, hosts to the Masters, the first Major of the season. Experience the thrilling atmosphere, the gorgeous scenery, the club’s old-world glamour, impeccable manners and southern charm, first hand. Watch the pairs come in on the 18th hole, then head to the lawns in front of the clubhouse for a reviving Tom Collins. But for god’s sake walk – don’t run! This is after all the Masters, and they like things done right!
Thursday to Saturday you can follow the game from a distance, see the pressure and excitement build in anticipation of Sunday’s final clash between the best of the best. All while teeing up at one of the exclusive private members clubs in the vicinity. After all, when it comes down to it, it’s all about Master Sunday!
(Tee times can be arranged at clubs like Sage Valley, Palmetto and Augusta Country Club).
In July it’s time for all things British and the Open! This year it will be played at Carnoustie Golf in county Angus, Scotland.
So, hop on a private jet, cross the pond and arrive just in time to watch the top players in the world lock horns in what is currently the third major of the year. See them face the challenges of the spectacular British links courses with their thick roughs, pot bunkers and windy demeanour.
To warm you up after all that wind we recommend you go for a Scotch Whisky tasting. Try a flight of three – or maybe six, and be sure to include an Islay single malt. Who knows, after that maybe you will even be lucky enough to spot the elusive Loch Ness monster.
South Africa is the perfect destination for any player looking to do more than tee it up. This wild and beautiful country offers some spectacular golfing experiences as well as a broad spectrum of other activities for both thrill seekers and connoisseurs of food, wine and the finer things in life.
Make your first stop the immaculate golfing paradise the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City, famed for its length and dramatic backdrop. Ranked as one of the most prestigious courses on the African continent it plays host to one of the annual highlights of the South African sporting calendar, the Nedbank Golf Challenge, won by Alex Norén in 2016. Next stop on your route should definitely be Leopard Creek on the edge of Kruger National Park.
But be warned, it’s not for the faint of heart, as this course gives new meaning to the word water hazard. Expect lakes full of crocodiles and hippopotamus – and if you’re lucky you may also spot a lion creeping along the fence.
September 2018 will see the 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup return to European soil for only the second time in history. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the reigning US champions go head to head with the European team who are hell-bent on exacting their revenge! So, get ready for three days of pulsating match play in golf’s greatest team contest, hosted at Le Golf National on the spectacular Albatros course – which since its renovations is predicted to be a real challenge to both teams. No matter who wins, crack open the bubbly because if there’s anywhere you should be drinking Champagne, it is definitely here… or at one of the legendary houses in actual Champagne of course – which can also be arranged!
Seeing that Le Golf National is situated only 30 minutes from Paris you can enjoy some of the world-renowned restaurants in the French capital at night, and also squeeze in a spot of shopping by day. Because who can resist bringing some of that Parisian chic back home!
Don’t fret if you didn’t get to the Open in July. October is the perfect month to discover the mysteries of the Scottish Highlands and experience its famous links courses. But this time around it’s your talents that will be put to the test.
Lack of options will definitely not be an issue as Scotland sports some of the oldest and most revered private golf clubs in the world, with unrivalled facilities, ambient fine dining and superbly designed and maintained courses. Old St Andrews being one of the most famous ones. But Scotland is also home to Gleneagles, Turnberry and one of the greatest British Open courses of all time, Royal Troon.
Combine your trip with a leisurely few days on the Royal Scotsman, the ultimate in luxury train travel with gourmet food, beautiful scenery and a choice of different themes. They even offer a classic 5-day golf tour with visits to three of Scotland’s most prestigious courses. But if you’re looking for a bit more action, course hopping by helicopter will certainly give you the thrill you’re looking for. Including a castle and a Whisky distillery or two in the schedule – should be no problem!
In November, most of us are ready for some sun, and nothing beats Dubai for a weekend away with the boys. Luckily this coincides with the Final of the Race to Dubai, the season-long competition to crown the European tours No.1 player. Watch the drama unfold at Jumeirah Golf Estates from the exclusive hospitality pavilion on the 18th, and then consider your options. Because Dubai is more than glitz and glamour, it’s a city of a thousand possibilities – and a weekend here can be jam-packed with thrilling experiences.
The land of the sand dunes is a mecca for action and adventure with everything from sandboarding and go-karting, to camel polo. This is also the place for dependable luxury and world-class gastronomy. So, may we suggest drinks high in the sky at Burj Khalifa, followed by dinner at sophisticated Zuma. On your marks…
Winter has arrived, and although you’ve swung a few clubs and hit a few balls, you’re still not feeling satisfied. But don’t worry, there’s always a game of golf going somewhere in the world. And with a huge variety of courses and perfect golfing weather during the winter months (i.e. warm), and everything else Mexico offers, there’s no wonder lovers of the sport consider this one of their favourite destinations.
It’s not just a matter of deciding what surroundings or backdrops you prefer when hitting your stride – mountain or jungle, ocean or desert. But also, whether you’re kite surfing, cave diving, touring the Mayan ruins, or going for a Tequila tasting, before or after the 9-holes. The Mexicans may say Manana – but we say you definitely need to do as much as you can today, because there may not be room in the schedule tomorrow.
Mr. Sunday is a joint venture between Andreas Lagercrantz, the manager of golf Pro Alex Norén and Sofia Nordlinder & Thérèse Gleisner Kristoffersen, founders of high-end travel planner The World of Envy.
Andreas has a solid background in sports, and as Alex’s manager he’s not only had the opportunity to try the best courses around the globe, but he also knows which ones are worth playing and which are not, including what specific challenges each of them will present to a player. Andreas’ network of connections also makes it possible for Mr. Sunday to offer play on the most amazing and prestigious golf courses around the world, and unique possibilities for their clients to connect with Pro players and top coaches.
The knowledgeable travel team behind The World of Envy have provided unsurpassed high-end travel services for discerning travelers since 2011. Their deep destination knowledge and commitment to service ensures their clients’ travel experiences are maximized, including making sure they stay at the best hotels, dine at top restaurants and travel comfortably, whether on a yacht or a jet.
Together the Mr. Sunday team will take your golf experience to the next level.
Mr Sunday Golf
Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15
111 53 Stockholm
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