There are over 550 golf courses in Scotland, including impressive championship, lush parkland, and historic links courses. Here are our top five reasons that might just change your mind:
1. Unrivalled history Play golf in the country where it all began. In St Andrews, The Home of Golf, the sport has been played for over 600 years. And although Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian wasn’t founded until 1882, golf has been played in the area as far back as 1650.
2. World-renowned courses Most courses in Scotland can be played by visitors, meaning that you too could play at venues which have hosted the Open Chmapionship, including Trump Turnberry in Ayrshire and Carnoustie in Angus. See how your score compares with the best!
3. Legendary Hospitality Scots are renowned for our friendly nature, and that certainly extends to the nineteenth hole! Whether you’re at a luxury golf resort, such as Gleneagles in Perthshire, or a local club like Dunblane New Golf Club in Stirlingshire, you’ll find a great place to relax and discuss the finer points of your game over tasty food and drink.
4. Hidden Gems Tee off at the most westerly golf course in the UK, Traigh Golf Course in the west Highlands for a game against a breathtaking backdrop. Even in our cities you can play alongside stunning views, as Mortonhall Golf Club in Edinburgh goes to show.
5. Great events Some of the very best golf tournaments take place in Scotland, and we know how to put on a good show. Regular events include the Scottish Open, The Open Championship, the Ladies Scottish Open, The Senior Open Championship and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. We’ve been known to host the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup from time-to-time too – not bad for a wee country!