DP&L – A Brief History

DP&L History

DP&L has a long illustrious history dating back to 1826, a shipping company that took charge of the main shipping routes from Dundee to London.

Carrying a variety of cargo ranging from machinery, food and materials to passenger ships bringing people in search for business and adventure in Scotland. Offering passage from London to Dundee opened Scotland to many and it became an extremely popular holiday destination, with special attractions being the Highlands, Western Isles and the Home of Golf, St Andrews.


Here at DP&L we have been offering our clients golf orientated trips up to Scotland as far back as 1923. From stays in St Andrews to offers to come watch the 1931 Open at Carnoustie, just a few destinations and events we still offer to our clients today. Especially popular, both back then and today, is the harder to reach areas of Kintyre to play Machrihanish and over to the western Isles to visit Islay, a whisky lovers paradise.


With such a long history, stretching back to 1826 and nearly 100 years’ experience in bringing golfers to this historical part of the world, DP&L Golf was born in 2015, with an aim to continue to make Scottish golf available to all by offering the best value trips possible as we want to continue to make Scotland an affordable destination for everyone, world over, to enjoy.

1931 Open Golf Championship programme

DP&L Golf are members of ABTA, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, as well as being holders of ATOL and IATA licences.

When you book with DP&L Golf, you book with confidence.