Golf Courses in Scotland

Scotland has a huge range of golf courses on offer to visiting golfers. You can always find courses that will bring particular enjoyment, whether you are looking for a classic links course or an attractive parkland and depending on your desire to have a challenging round or a more gentle 18 holes.

We like to personalise every vacation for each client, but as a good basis for understanding what is on offer, we have split some of the more well-known courses on offer and put them into regional and specialist groups.

Even though we will be moving round Scotland geographically, we feel it is a good place to start by looking at the region that contains many courses of historic note, the place that everyone around the world knows as the home of golf - St. Andrews.

St Andrews Experience

Where else could we start but with the home of golf, St. Andrews Old Course. Famous for its vast double greens and the 17th tee shot over the Old Course Hotel, 2015 sees the British Open return to St Andrews for the 29th time. Not to be outdone are the New Course, Eden and Jubilee amongst several. However, the list of world class courses continues with historic Carnoustie - a true test for even the most skilful golfer - and the much more recent Kingsbarns course with its fabulous views and panoramic holes. Add to this courses like Lundin Links, Elie and the parkland course, Ladybank, and you will be hard pushed to find a better location from which to base a great golf experience.

Edinburgh East Coast Courses

Edinburgh and the surrounding regions have a huge number of world famous courses, both new and old, links and parkland. Pure links courses such as North Berwick, Gullane and Dunbar are all steeped in golfing history whilst maintained to a high standard for today's golfer. Newer courses such as Archerfield offer not only a great game of golf, but also excellent accommodation and fine dining.

North East Coast Courses

Based around the city of Aberdeen, there are some truly magnificent courses to enjoy on the North East coast of Scotland. Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen have established themselves as courses  that regularly appear on 'must play' lists and they have now been joined by the newest in the Trump collection - Trump International Scotland, which thread its way through beautiful and imposing dunes to offer some breathtaking vistas.

The Highlands Courses

The highlands region lies some 4 hours north of Edinburgh, so remains well within reach of a touring golf party. And such gems it has to offer - both well known, such as Royal Dornoch (which is regularly voted in the top ten golf courses in the world) and Nairn, and the less familiar such as the true links splendours and open elements of Brora. With the relatively recent addition of Castle Stuart, it makes a visit to the Highlands a must for golfers that want to experience once in a lifetime links courses.

The West Coast

Steeped in history and drenched in rich, beautiful landscapes, the west coast of Scotland offers some historic and not-to-be-missed golf courses such as Turnberry and Prestwick - one of the oldest golf courses in the world and the home to the first ever Open Championship. Machrihanish and Machrihanish Dunes and the village that welcomes you provide an attractive pilgrimage for golfers to this very westerly point on the Scottish mainland, whether you're staying awhile or flying in and out in a day.

Hidden Gems

Whether you're looking for a test of a lifetime or a course to stroll round and marvel at, Scotland has many hidden gems that just might prove to be a new favourite It could be their quirks or their story or simply for their earthy, simple playability, but let us know if you want something off the beaten track and we will plan an adventure for you that will absolutely remain with you long after you have left Scotland.

 

For more information on the types of accommodation and other activities on offer, have a look at our Tour Packages page and the Services page.

We are here to make sure you get the golf holiday you deserve, so get in touch or let us contact you and we can start planning your next great golf adventure!

 

If any of the courses in particular have piqued your interest, then the links below will take you to their websites so that you can read what they have to say for themselves.

These are the most popular courses that our clients choose to play but if there are any courses not on the list that you wish to play then just let us know and we will organise a round for you.

  1. St Andrews (All Courses)
  2. Royal Dornoch
  3. Turnberry
  4. Carnoustie
  5. Kingsbarns
  6. Royal Troon
  7. Renaissance
  8. North Berwick
  9. Royal Aberdeen
  10. Cruden Bay
  11. Castle Stuart
  12. Nairn
  13. Gleneagles (All Courses)
  14. Trump International
  15. Machrihanish
  16. Prestwick
  17. Gullane (All Courses)
  18. Blairgowrie
  19. Dundonald
  20. Panmure
  21. Ladybank
  22. Moray
  23. Spey Valley
  24. Skibo Castle
  25. Archerfield
  26. Downfield
  27. Lundin
  28. Dunbar
  29. Scotscraig
  30. Crail
  31. Dalmahoy
  32. Carrick
  33. Luffness
  34. Bruntsfield Links

 

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