Scotland's Signature Courses

Scotland plays host to The Open Championship three out of every five years and holding the accolade as 'The Home of Golf' is something that Scotland covets proudly.

From the staging of the first Open Championship at Prestwick in 1860 to being host venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland's golfing heritage is rich and varied.

Muirfield, venue for the 2013 Open

Muirfield Golf Course

Many of the world's greatest players believe that Muirfield golf course near Edinburgh is the fairest examination of championship golf among all the great and historic courses of the British Isles.

Looking onto the clubhouse at Royal Troon Golf Club

Royal Troon Championship Course

A demanding Open Championship host, Royal Troon lies at the southern end of that beautiful stretch of Ayrshire coastline where golf was played long before the Troon Golf Club was founded in 1878.

Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie

This historic east coast venue boasts no less than three truly outstanding courses. Carnoustie’s most famous course is the Championship Course, which has been in existence since the 1500s, and is one of only three rotating Open Championship courses.

Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course

Gleneagles

A world-famous golf resort and host of the Ryder Cup in 2014, Gleneagles is home to the beautiful James Braid-designed King's and Queen's Courses and the testing PGA Centenary course.

Looking onto the Swilcan Bridge on the 18th fairway of the Old Course with the Old Course Hotel in the distance, St Andrews

Old Course, St Andrews

This is perhaps the most famous golf course in the world and the most regularly used course for the Open Championship. Golf has been played here in some form or other since 1400. This venue is a public golf course, open to all.

Turnberry Resort

Turnberry, Ailsa Golf Course

Book a round on the renowned Ailsa course at Turnberry, the scene of the infamous 'Duel in the Sun' between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. Amongst other, it played host to the Weetabix British Women's Open in 2006 and the Open in 2009.