Frequently asked questions about Golf Breaks in Scotland
Where to play golf on a golf break in Scotland?
Scotland is home to numerous Top 100 Golf Courses, the best golf resorts in Scotland are Fairmont St Andrews (Fife), Trump Turnberry Resort (Ayrshire), Gleneagles (Auchterarder), Old Course Hotel (Fife), Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club (Edinburgh), Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa (Peebles), Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course (Roxburgheshire), Carnoustie Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa (Angus), The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort (Glasgow) and Macdonald Spey Valley Championship Resort (Inverness-shire).
Some of the best golf courses in Scotland include St Andrews Old Course, Royal Dornoch, Muirfield, Kingsbarns Golf Links, Trump Turnberry (Ailsa course), Carnoustie (Championship course), Royal Aberdeen (Balgownie), North Berwick (West course), Castle Stuart and Trump International Golf Links.
How many golf courses are there in Scotland?
There are 560 golf courses in Scotland. Many of the most famous golf courses in Scotland are found on the East and West coast. These seaside courses are known as links golf courses and have been the capstone in the creation of golf as a sport that millions enjoy each year.
While it is the links golf courses in Scotland that draw the eye, there is a huge variety of layouts and challenges on offer. Classic parkland golf can be enjoyed at the famed Gleneagles Resort in Perthshire or the picturesque and private estates of Loch Lomond and Skibo Castle both feature within the Top 20 golf courses to play in Scotland. Heathland golf is enjoyed at many courses in Scotland but fine examples are enjoyed at The Duke's Course which is just 15 minutes from St Andrews and Blairgowrie Golf Club with it's fast-running sandy soil framed perfectly by heather and grand pine trees.
Scotland isn't just a place to visit for those who are championship golfers, there are lots of opportunities to learn the game as well with many excellent golf academies and tuition available at the vast majority of golf courses in Scotland.