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Richard Tidman

Head of YGT Select and Long Haul


Richard Tidman - Head of YGT Select and Long Haul

About Richard

I started my career in golf travel 10 years ago, hosting American customers travelling across Scotland and Ireland on bespoke tours of the finest links golf courses. From that moment I was gripped by top quality accommodation and golf courses. I then progressed to working with customers who were looking to travel to the finest hotels and create the most amazing and memorable experiences around the World.

Over the past 10 years, I have managed to create some of the most enthralling experiences for my customers, whether that be playing one of their bucket list golf courses, setting foot inside the gates of Augusta National or viewing the Big Five in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

My belief is that a golf holiday should always offer so much more than just a round of golf and a hotel. An ability to be able to explore your chosen destination and bring home some cherished memories.

What's in my bag?
Titleist 915 D3 Driver
Srixon ZX5 combo irons
Cleveland CG15 wedges 56 & 60 deg
Scotty Cameron Newport 2

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Richard about planning your next golf trip.

Richard Tidman - Head of YGT Select and Long Haul

Where Richard has Travelled

Having studied in Hawai’i for a year, from an early age I have always been interested in travelling the World and combining this with my love for golf. From Hawai’i I moved to the Home of Golf, where I loved experiencing the finest links courses Scotland has to offer. Kingsbarns, The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry and Royal Dornoch were particular standouts for me.

For me, a true all round travel experience would be venturing to South Africa, from Pearl Valley to Leopard Creek to my favourite resort in the World, Fancourt Golf Estate, there really is so much on offer here. Paired with a phenomenal wine tour and safari, South Africa really is a standout destination.

If you’re not looking to travel too far but still get perfect year round weather, I cannot recommend Abu Dhabi highly enough. From onsite golf at Abu Dhabi National to Saadiyat and Yas Links, this really is a first class experience.

Finally, for those looking for a city break with amazing golf, New Orleans really is an enthralling experience. From the bustling streets in the evening to the incredible layouts of English Turn and TPC Louisiana.

Kingsbarns Golf Links, Scotland
Kingsbarns Golf Links, Scotland
Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland
Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland
Leopard Creek Country Club, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Leopard Creek Country Club, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Fancourt - Montagu Course, South Africa
Fancourt - Montagu Course, South Africa
Yas Links - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Yas Links - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Best Golf Destinations Richard has Visited

Fancourt - Montagu Course, South Africa

Fancourt South Africa

South Africa

With an array of top class accommodation on site along with 3 World Class golf courses, this is a must experience for any avid golfer. Fancourt Links held the Presidents Cup in 2003 and adds so much value to your stay here.

HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship - Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Yas Links

Abu Dhabi

A true ‘Scottish’ style links golf course set in the Middle East. An enthralling experience from start to finish. Make sure you keep out of the fairway bunkers, they’re challenging and making par from any of them is highly unlikely.

Ritz-Carlton Abama - Tenerife, Spain

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Canary Islands

A true 5 star golf resort with a challenging Dave Thomas design course onsite. The views out to La Gomera are stunning. I would recommend keeping your ball on the fairway and upgrading to the phenomenal Adult Only Tagor Villas.

Leopard Creek Country Club, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Leopard Creek Country Club

South Africa

This really is a bucket list experience, with a chance of seeing the Big Five from the golf course. An amazing course layout with first class facilities.

Golf Destinations on Richard's List this Year

Sandy Lane 1

Sandy Lane


Having never travelled to Barbados, Sandy Lane is most likely top of my bucket list. I’d love to play The Green Monkey which is only accessible for guests staying at Sandy Lane.

Pebble Beach Golf Links 13

Pebble Beach


I'm sure this is top of most golfers bucket lists. I love the west coast of America and would love to return and take on this US Open host.

Casa de Campo, Teeth of the Dog course, Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo

Dominican Republic

Having worked with Casa De Campo for over 7 years now, it has always been a dream to stay here. The Teeth of the Dog looks like a first class course.

Constance Belle Mare Plage 10

Belle Mare Plage


I travelled to Mauritius many years ago but didn’t get a chance to see Belle Mare Plage. We constantly receive amazing feedback from this resort and I’d love to take on the Legend and Links courses.

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