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Golf in Scotland
isitors flock to Scotland to catch a glimpse of the some of oldest and most prestigious golf courses in the world, and also some of the newest. It is this refreshing mix, a blend of old meets new, that makes Scotland a world class golf destination rivalled by many and equalled by none.
They come from all over the world to play here; Ireland, the rest of the British Isles, all over Europe, the United States and Asia.
The town of St Andrews, in Fife, is often the focal point for many as it is home to the world’s most famous course, the Old Course. Yet there is much more to this golfing heaven than the hallowed Fife links. The fun just never stops.
Great championship courses are to be found in every nook and cranny in Scotland.
Prestwick hosted the first ever Open in 1860 and offers a wonderful opportunity to step back in time while many regard Muirfield, in East Lothian, as the best course in the country. Carnoustie, the venue for last year’s Open Championship, is a favourite with many. The course’s set-up is nothing short of spectacular, as are its two sister courses, the Buddon and the Burnside, both of which you should try and play.
Royal Troon, home of the famous 126-yard par three ‘Postage Stamp’, is another favourite, as is Turnberry’s Ailsa course, which will return to the limelight next year when the Open returns after a spell off the R&A rota.
Part of the excitement about golf in Scotland is that you never know what lies around the corner. This award-winning destination is rightly famous for its championship links and beautiful inland venues – but many believe its best asset comes in the shape of lesser-known courses, courses you might never have thought of playing.
Whether you’re pining for a championship standard course to test your abilities to the absolute limit or simply in the mood for something fresh and invigorating, Scotland has the means to deliver both. In fact, no country in the world offers great golf quite like Scotland, and that is why they call it the ‘Home of Golf’.