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Golf in Scotland

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Scotland is mainly surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast and the Irish Sea to the south. Scotland also has more than 790 islands, most of them located in the archipelagos of the Hebrides and the Northern Isles.

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Best golf courses in Scotland


Promoted golf courses in Scotland


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Golf in Scotland
The Old Course at St Andrews in Fife is considered the oldest golf course in the world and known throughout the world as 'The Home of Golf'. That name was given to St Andrews because the sport was first played on the Links course at St Andrews as early as the start of the 15th century! Scotland is the perfect golf destination when planning your next golf break. In Scotland you will find a huge selection of highly rated Scottish golf courses just waiting to inspire and challenge both novice and expert alike - all set against a backdrop of some of the most captivating scenery in the world. Most Scottish golf courses are open year round so there’s no one season to visit Scotland. The fairways and greens remain in good condition throughout the year, allowing visitors to enjoy their golf even though they may have a layer or two of extra clothing on. When visiting Scotland for golf, make sure to visit the following Scottish golf courses: St Andrews Links - the Old Course is the one to play, but there are 6 other good courses to choose from, Trump Turnberry Resort, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Muirfield, Kingsbarns Golf Links, Castle Stuart Golf Links and Trump International Golf Links. But the list actually goes on and on. There are just so many really good and famous golf courses to be found in Scotland. Loch Lomond GC - consistently in the top of our rankings - is a private course, so you need an introduction from a member to play here. Aside from golf, Scotland has much more to offer. Scotland provides untouched nature, majestic landscapes, grand castles and historic cities. And if you are into malt whisky, then one of the numerous whisky trails is definitely a great idea. The following Scottish highlights shouldn't be missed: Edinburgh Castle, Loch Lomond and the mystical Loch Ness, the magical Isle of Skye & the Cuillin Mountains. Scotland's international airports - Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick and Inverness - are all served by flights from a growing number of European and long haul destinations. Many European airport hubs also provide fantastic onward connections to Scotland, including airports in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Reykjavik and Frankfurt.

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Best reviews of golf courses in Scotland
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Played on: 23 April 2022 Review date: 30 April 2022Handicap: 6
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St. Andrews Links
Na twee jaar uitstel door Covid was het eindelijk zover: wij gingen naar ‚Äė The Home of Golf‚Äô. Het is een gewaagde uitspraak maar na hier geweest te zijn, durf ik te stellen dat hier geen overdrijving in besloten ligt. Waar anders tref je groepen mensen lopend met golftassen op hun rug door een stad? Waar anders staan er bij een pub in de stad golftassen van bezoekers? W‚Ķ
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tasselli.valerio
Gold
Review date: 5 November 2018Handicap: 5.9
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St. Andrews Links
What to say: playing the Old Course is "the experience" for every golfer. And to do so, it is worth waking up at 3.30 a.m. and standing in line from 4.00 a.m.! Finally teed off at 6.30 a.m. with my caddy carrying the bag. What a day... can't wait to go back. Course is probably not the most difficult with no wind, but who cares!
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FatimaGCarrilesEmerald
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Played on: 3 March 2018 Review date: 4 March 2018Handicap: 0
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The Renaissance Club
Es un campo muy restringido, √ļnicamente para socios. Definitivamente, recomendable. A pesar de la nieve, (en febrero de 2018), primera vez que nieva en Escocia en casi 7 a√Īos, y desde luego una de mas mayores nevadas de la historia de East Lothian, pude andar este maravilloso campo, acompa√Īada de Malcolm Duck, due√Īo de Ducks Inn -un restaurante con habitaciones ideales ‚Ķ
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JulienTizot
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Played on: 21 June 2019 Review date: 22 July 2019Handicap: 4.2
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St. Andrews Links
Julien, j’ai un tee time au Old Course dans 5 jours... peux tu venir? Quelle question merveilleuse. Et me voilà parti vers l’Ecosse, pays de golf préféré. Après un échauffement sur le parcours de Crail Craighead puis un retour à Kingsbarns dans un vent dantesque (perdu mon drone mais adoré jouer avec les éléments), nous profitons du lundi pour jouer (ou rejouer pour …
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FAQ's about golf in Scotland
Have questions? These are the most popular questions with data-driven answers.
What is the best golf course in Scotland?
Loch Lomond Golf Club is the best golf course in Scotland. Out of 514 golf courses in Scotland, the rating 9.5 of Loch Lomond Golf Club is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in Scotland
Is Scotland good for golf?
A 9.3 rating indicates Scotland is outstanding as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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