Scottish Golf & The Best Golf Courses in Scotland
With a legacy that spans six centuries, there is no finer place to play a round of golf than the country that gave the game to the world.
You'll be spoiled for choice on your golf break in Scotland with over 550 fantastic courses to play, including links courses, parkland courses and 9-hole courses. A golf trip to Scotland is also the perfect opportunity to see some of the world's most prestigious tournaments being played out.
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Golf Courses in Scotland
Scotland has more courses per head of population than anywhere else in the world! The range and breadth of Scottish golf courses means that whatever your level and course preference, you'll never be far from fairways and greens suited to you.
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Plan a golf trip to Scotland
The first record of golf in Scotland dates from the 15th century (back then it was known as 'gowf'). In 1764 the Links at St Andrews (now known as the Old Course) was reduced from 22 holes to 18, creating the standard course format we still use today, and in 1860 the first Open Championship was held at Prestwick - an illustrious history indeed! Find out more about the history of golf at the British Golf Museum in St Andrews.
Tournaments & Events
Keep up to date with all the golf tournaments and exciting events happening this year.
Golf tours & accommodation
If you want to experience some of the best golf courses Scotland has to offer, it's possible to build a golfing holiday in Scotland that ticks all these boxes. Championship courses, such as Royal Troon, the PGA® Centenary Course at Gleneagles and even the illustrious Old Course at St Andrews can all be booked - with a bit of forward planning.
Golf for beginners & families
Anyone can learn to play golf in Scotland. We've got some great tips for beginners plus some budget-friendly courses where you can practise all holiday long!
World's Greatest Golfers
Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus - amongst scores of other top golfers - have all played here and many of Scotland's most prestigious courses were designed by golfing legends. 'Old' Tom Morris designed the Old and New Courses at St Andrews while James Braid is responsible for more than 250 British courses, including the world-famous King's and Queen's Courses at Gleneagles.
Golf Your Way in Scotland
Get the most out of your golf in Scotland with the Scottish Golf App:
- Book tee times across Scotland
- Get an official handicap with OpenPlay
- Enter open competitions across Scotland
- GPS Caddie for yardages at 36,000 courses
Golf Around Scotland
Browse our top golf courses by region.
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