With over 550 golf courses across the country, it’s easy to get into the swing of Scottish golf. Whether you want to play championship courses, such as Gleneagles, the Old Course at St Andrews or Castle Stuart, or just enjoy a few rounds on a traditional links course, Scotland – The Home of Golf – has a course to suit everyone’s needs. Why not make this the year that you experience Scotland’s fantastic courses and stunning scenery? Scotland is the perfect place for a golfing holiday. Whether you’re an experienced golfer looking for a challenge or you just want to enjoy a leisurely 9 holes, there are courses across the country to suit a range of handicaps and abilities.
Golf originated in Scotland and has been played here for centuries, earning it the ‘Home of Golf’ title. The sport’s history is rooted in the historic courses and club houses across Scotland – what better place to play golf than its birthplace?
Blow away the cobwebs with a round at one of Scotland’s traditional links courses. There are over 100 coastal courses in Scotland – from the world-famous to the hidden gems – with sea views to soothe the soul. If you’re looking for the next challenge, try a championship links course – Carnoustie in Angus, Ayrshire’s Royal Troon and the historic Old Course at St Andrews have all been hosts of The Open Championship.
Why not combine a golf break in Scotland with the chance to watch some championship golf? Play a round at Castle Stuart and then watch the professionals tackle the course during the Scottish Open (July 12-15th). While visiting the Moray Coast, you can also discover the delights of Nairn and Royal Dornach, both fantastic links courses.
From river to loch, coast to hill, Scotland’s golf courses are renowned for having beautiful backdrops.
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