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  • Looking across the 4th hole at Cruden Bay golf course in Aberdeenshire
    Cruden Bay golf course
  • A golfer plays from the bunker at Royal Aberdeen golf course in Aberdeen
    Royal Aberdeen Golf Course
  • Looking over the 11th green at Royal Dornoch golf course on the east coast of Sutherland
    Royal Dornoch Golf Course
  • Looking over the lawn to to the traditional golf house.
    Royal Troon Golf Club

Enjoy a golf break in Scotland, where golf has been played for several centuries and has never been more popular. It’s the dream of many a golfer to play a few rounds of golf in Scotland, The Home of Golf, and that dream can easily be made a reality.

Spectacular golf courses

One of the many things that makes playing golf in Scotland so special is the variety of golf courses on offer. It’s no exaggeration to say that we have got something for everyone. There are more than 550 golf courses in Scotland to choose from including championship-standard links, high-profile parkland courses, ancient heathland courses, cliff-top layout, hidden gems, island charms - Scotland has the lot.

Learning to play golf

The variety of courses makes Scotland the perfect destination for those who have been thinking about learning to play golf, after all, where better to learn the game of golf than in The Home of Golf? Courses like Solway Links in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, the Brucefields Family Golf Centre near Stirling and Turnberry’s 12-hole pitch and putt course are ideal for beginners and youngsters alike.

Follow in the footsteps of legends

Playing golf in Scotland also offers you the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of legends by playing the same courses as them. Even the Old Course at St Andrews is open to visitors. Golf in Scotland is also both affordable and accessible to all. Whatever your budget, you will be able to find a course to suit. Whether you have £10 or £200 to spend, there is a course right here waiting for you.

Golf passes, offers and tours

Plus, you can save money on your golf trip to Scotland with the wide range of golf passes and offers available. Regional passes allow you to discover more of Scotland's finest courses and offer savings of 30-40 percent on standard green fees. Or you could hook up with a specialist golf tour operator with a range of offers and packages to choose from for that tailored golf break.

Golf tournaments

As well as playing golf you can watch the world’s best compete at some of the biggest tournaments. The Open Championship is staged at least every two years in Scotland, with St Andrews hosting it every five years. The Women's British Open is also staged in Scotland biennially, with Trump Turnberry hosting the 2015 event. Other key golf tournaments taking place in Scotland include the Scottish Open, Ladies Scottish Open and the Alfred Dunhill Links.