St Andrews and The Kingdom of Fife - where golf began! Most of our golf packages include a stop in the town of St Andrews to not only golf, but to walk the ancient streets of the "Auld Grey Toon", visit the British Golf Museum, and stroll the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral with the graves of Old Tom and Young Tom Morris.
The region is home to a number of "must play" courses. In addition to the five main courses at St. Andrews – The Old, New, Jubilee, Castle and Eden; there is Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, Fairmont Torrance, Fairmont Kittocks, The Dukes GC and Crail GC nearby, among others.
On Scotland's west coast of Ayrshire is the Trump Turnberry Resort, a world renowned resort set on 360 acres with two championship golf courses, The Ailsa and King Robert the Bruce. The Ailsa Course hosted the 2009 British Open Championship and an extensive 2016 renovation should vault it higher in the world rankings (2015 ranked #23 in the world by Golf Magazine).
The region is home to several fine courses, including Royal Troon, Prestwick and Western Gailes. A few of our favorite Ayrshire hotels include:
Any visit to Scotland should be combined with a visit to this region, including the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Edinburgh is not only Scotland’s banking and finance center but it is surrounded by some of the country’s most remarkable golf courses.
Just east of Edinburgh is "East Lothian" with over 40 miles of magnificent coastline, rolling countryside and some of the world’s finest selection of links golf courses. Muirfield, Gullane, Renaissance Club and North Berwick GC are among its most popular courses.
The Highlands of Scotland are world famous for the wide open expanse and natural scenic beauty, as well as some of the best golf courses that Mother Nature ever created. Royal Dornoch GC, Royal Aberdeen, Nairn and Cruden Bay GC are two courses that are favorites of our links golf loving clients.
The new Castle Stuart GC near Inverness is among the finest courses in the country, and although just a couple years old, is already a "must play" venue.