The National World War II Museum has created a travel tour seemingly tailor-made for The GolfBlogger. It combines a visit to historic World War II sites, along with golf in the Normandy region of France and the lowlands of Scotland.
The GolfBlogger’s day job is as a social studies teacher, so you can only imagine just how geeked I would be to take a trip like this.
To sweeten the deal, the trip is guided by renowned author and historian Don Miller, whose book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought The Air War Against Nazi Germany, which is the basis for the upcoming HBO WWII miniseries.
In addition, World Golf Hall of Famer Lanny Wadkins and 10-time PGA TOUR champion John Mahaffey will accompany the travellers.
“This one-of-a-kind luxury golf and history trip through Europe gives us a rare opportunity to combine these two loved past-times,” said Tom Markwell, associate vice president of travel & conference sales. “This is the first trip of its kind we have put together, and we are excited about the golf course line-up, as well as the cultural sites and tours we have curated along with Don Miller.”
On the tour, guests will: Tee off at Omaha Beach Golf Club’s La Mer Courses and Barriere Deauville’s The Red and White Course in France, and golf Edzell Golf Club’s Edzell Old Course and Gleneagles Golf Club’s The King’s Course in Scotland. Non-golfers will be offered exclusive access to premier cultural and educational landmarks including Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur and St. Catherine’s Church, and Perthshire and Dundee in Scotland.
Unfortunately, joining the trip would cost this teacher about a quarter of his annual salary, so it’s financially a non-starter. There are, however, sure to be plenty of wealthy history and golf fans would would be interested. If you’re one of those, follow the link to the Heroes & Legends: Golf and Glory trip details.