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Scotland truly is the Home of Golf and is where the ancient game took root. It has flourished on Scottish soil for centures and remains one of the country's greatest attractions. Where better to enjoy a golfing break but where it all began?
Golf originated on Scotland’s east coast - Aberdeenshire, the Kingdom of Fife, East Lothian - and in the south west around Prestwick. Clubhouses throughout Scotland are full of fascinating golf memorabilia recalling home grown legends like Old Tom Morris and James Braid, champion golfers turned course architects who were instrumental in making golf the great game that grips the world today.
Scotland is rightly renowned for its historic links courses with illustrious Open venues like the Old Course at St Andrews, Royal Troon, Muirfield, Carnoustie and Turnberry which never fail to inspire and amaze. Countless other courses are worth exploring too and the sheer quality of golf on offer in Scotland is unrivalled. Elegant Gleneagles boasts three championship courses including the PGA Centenary Course which is to host the Ryder Cup in 2014.
Royal Dornoch in the Highlands is another timeless classic, while beautiful Blairgowrie in Perthshire is where Greg Norman picked up his first European Tour title. Dalmahoy near Edinburgh has had the pleasure of staging the Solheim Cup.
The choice is huge, but wherever you decide to play, your Scottish golf break is certain to be memorable. Discover a great range of courses, as well as information about key Scottish players and the designers who have had such an impact on the game.
Scotland has produced a number of world-class golfers, from Ryder Cup winning captains to winners of golf's major tournaments. Find out more about the players who have provided spectators with thrilling and entertaining moments in equal measure.