Golf trails

As the Home of Golf, Scotland boasts hundreds of golfing challenges with an excellent combinatinon of 9-hole and 18-hole courses. Whether you're just starting out or fancy following in the footsteps of golfing greats with a game on a championship course, there is a suitable course for you. To make planning your next golf break to Scotland even easier, we've put together a few golfing trails to help with the planning process.

Two golfers enjoy a round of golf at Stirling Golf Course with views across to Stirling Castle in the background

Braveheart golf

Discover golf in Braveheart country and tee-off on one of the many courses in and around the city of Stirling.

Craggan Golf Club, Grantown-on-Spey

Cairngorms National Park

Tee-off at over 12 courses within Scotland's largest National Park and enjoy a round at the picturesque 9 and 18-holes courses.

Golfers play Carnoustie Golf Links at dusk

Dundee & Angus

Dundee & Angus is a golfer’s paradise with many iconic golf courses to choose from.

Muirfield 10th © Linksland

East Lothian

East Lothian is one of Scotland's top golfing destinations offering both traditional links and classic inland golf courses.

Lundin Links, East Neuk of Fife


Head to Fife, The Home of Golf, and enjoy the fairways of some of the most historic and challenging courses in the world.

An aerial view of Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club in the Highlands


The range of golf courses in The Highlands is rich and diverse, with coastal links, parkland and heathland to choose from.

Golfers on the 3rd hole of the King's Course at Gleneagles, Perthshire

James Braid

Discover the many Scottish courses created by legendary golf course designer James Braid which stretch across Scotland.

Banchory Golf Course, Aberdeenshire David J Whyte ©

North east Scotland

Explore the golf courses of Aberdeenshire and the Highlands and play testing golf defined by the natural landscape around it.

Turnberry Resort

Open Championship

Play on some of the most prestigious courses in Scotland which have all played host to the world-famous Open Championship.

Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course


Discover inland golfing where water hazards are provided by nearby lochs, and stunning views create a welcome distraction.

Portpatrick Golf Course near Stranraer, Wigtownshire

South of Scotland

Discover great golf courses in Burns' country and across the Scottish Borders.

Looking onto the clubhouse at Royal Troon Golf Club

West of Scotland

The west of Scotland has some of the country’s most challenging and picturesque golf courses.

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Golf at Gullane, East Lothian
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Watch this video and discover some of East Lothian's top golfing spots. Video by Gary Eunson.