Golf Holidays In Scotland – Our Top Destinations
Scotland is very much the home of golf, and in more ways than one.
It is widely acknowledged, specifically with St Andrews at its heart, that this is where the game began.
However, it is also the home to a wealth of golfing hotspots and concentrated areas of classic golf that are perfect for a golfing holiday.
This beautiful country is blessed with magnificent and varied scenery.
Much of it is rugged and completely unspoilt, but wherever there are people, there is golf.
And where there is golf, there is often a LOT of golf!
Golf Holidays In Scotland – Our Top Destinations:
The area around Inverness in the north makes for a great start when considering golf holidays in Scotland.
There is wonderful strength in depth, often presenting great value, at courses such as Brora, Tain, Golspie, Moray and Nairn Dunbar.
With regard to St Andrews, Fife vies with Surrey for the title of the most golf-rich county in the UK&I.
The Old Course is a must-play that is brilliantly supported by the New, Castle, Jubilee and others, and within no distance at all are excellent modern alternatives, the best at Kingsbarns, two more at Fairmont St Andrews.
On Fife’s south coast, there is a very exciting newcomer in the shape of the terrific Dumbarnie Links.
This, too, is surrounded by classics such as Crail, Elie, Lundin and Leven.
You would probably need a month to do Fife justice.
To the south of the Firth of Forth, East Lothian is now hailed as Scotland’s Golf Coast.
It is very easy to see why!
This is another incredibly strong area for golf.
This cluster of tip-top and surprisingly varied golf extends from the courses at Musselburgh in the west, just a short drive from the centre of Edinburgh, right over to Dunbar in the east.
More than 20 courses within an hour of one another; golfing heaven.
If not a month, then surely three weeks!
The Glorious Gleneagles
If you are after a trip that has absolutely everything on tap, then you cannot beat Gleneagles.
Everything about this resort is first-class.
As are the accommodation, the cuisine, the activities and the setting.
These are all within a short drive of one another.
And here again, there are many wonderful but less well-known, and let’s face it less expensive, additional courses.
These include Kilmarnock Barassie, Gailes Links and West Kilbride.
Heading back north there are two more pockets of outstanding golf.
North of Dundee is the fabulous Open Championship venue at Carnoustie, close to Monifieth and Panmure, while a little further up the coast, Aberdeen has become a genuine golfing destination.
As mentioned, many people see Scotland as the home of golf.
By size, it boasts more concentrated pockets of first-class, historic and engaging golf than any other country.
For golf breaks of any duration, Scotland is hard to beat.
One final very strong suggestion would be to try some of the hidden gems out there.
By all means, tick off as many of the premier league beauties as you like, but remember that the strength (and value) in depth is massive.