The Links Effect: Ideas for Golf Breaks

With over 550 courses and backdrops of breath-taking scenery, Scotland is an ideal destination for the keen golfer.  Whether you’re looking for challenging courses or somewhere to enjoy a leisurely 9 holes, you’ll be spoilt for choice in The Home of Golf.  Scotland is known for its fantastic links courses – from the world famous to the more hidden gems.  So if you’re planning an autumn break in Scotland, why not play a round or two at one of Scotland’s coastal courses and soothe the soul with sea views?


Scottish Links Courses

There are over 100 links courses in Scotland to explore.  VisitScotland have created The Scottish Links Collection, which includes 30 Scottish links courses from the Ayrshire coast to the Highlands.  As well as five Open Championship courses, you can discover other fantastic coastal courses across Scotland, such as Brora in the Highlands, Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire, Crail, Balcomie in Fife, and Shiskine on the Isle of Arran.  If you’re planning a holiday in Scotland, why not take a look at what courses are nearby?

Or if you prefer to watch some golf on your next trip to Scotland, you can catch the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship from 4th – 7th October.  The championship is a celebration of links golf, where some of the world’s greatest golfers team up with leading amateurs.  The event is held at the Old Course in St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie.

Accommodation for golf breaks

If you’re thinking about a short break in Scotland this autumn, or a family trip in the October holidays, and are searching for holiday accommodation with golf courses nearby, take a look at some self-catering holiday homes for golfing in Scotland.  Choose from a selection of accommodation near links courses and other golf courses in Scotland – and while you enjoy the fantastic courses, your family can explore the local area from a cosy cottage or spacious lodge.


  • Stay In Britain
    17th September 2012 6:21 am

    We really like a place wherein Golf courses are available.

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