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Naturally undulating fairways in immacualte condition in the setting sun at North Berwick Golf Club, Scotland
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Custom Golf Trips to Scotland

Visit the home of Golf and play on some of the most iconic courses in the game

Scotland is a haven for golfers the world over. Offering stunning scenery and a landscape which appears ready made for teeing off. The home of golf offers multiple Open rota courses, historic landmarks and vibrant culture, it’s no surprise the Scotland is the worlds most popular golf destination.

Scotland is home to 12 of the top 100 golf courses in the world, and over 550 fantastic clubs in total. Ranging from links and parkland courses, new and old, every Scotland golf vacation will provide a unique and memorable experience.

“I love the way the game of golf is lived and played in Scotland. I always have.”

Tom Watson
Aerial view of Nairn Golf Club, located along the coastline

Premier Golf can arrange a custom Scotland golf package based on your specific requirements. We will guide you through the Scottish countryside and allow you to experience the best golf the country has to offer. Our representatives based in St Andrews can build itineraries based on your preferences, from luxury hotels to traditional favorites. With the perfect combination of world-famous clubs and unique courses, a golf trip to Scotland will leave you wanting more.

85 true links golf courses
Courses open year round
Breathtaking scenery
The birthplace of golf
Authentic food and drink
Premier Golf team located in Scotland

The Best Golf Courses in Scotland

The top golf courses can be found throughout the country, however there are five primary regions we recommend as base locations for your Scotland golf tour:

St. Andrews and Fife

St. Andrews and Fife, the most popular region, is home to the Old Course, with the world famous Swilken bridge on the 18th hole. Other notable courses in the area include Kingsbarns and Carnoustie.

Deep bunkers and lush green grass set against a clear blue sky at the Old Course, St Andrews
The Old Course, St Andrews

Edinburgh and East Lothian

Edinburgh and East Lothian combines world class golf with a stunning city vacation. Courses include The West Links of North Berwick Golf Club, recognized as the 13th oldest golf club in the world and Muirfield, host of 16 Open Championship’s, 11 Amateur Championships and The AIG Women’s Open Championship in 2022.

Muirfield Golf Course Scotland
Muirfield, East Lothian

Aberdeenshire

North east Scotland has over 70 courses with prestigious clubs such as Royal Aberdeen, Trump International and Cruden Bay. Expect spectacular coastlines, dramatic mountain passes and top-class golf courses.

Intimidating narrow tee shot over the dunes at Royal Troon, Scotland
Royal Troon, Ayrshire

Ayrshire

Ayrshire, in the south west of Scotland, is seen as one of the most historic and best-loved golfing regions in the country, and is home to Turnberry Ailsa, Royal Troon and Prestwick, the birthplace of the Open Championship.

Early evening sunlight casting shadows across the fairways at Brora Golf Club, Scotland
Brora Golf Club, Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands, famous for breathtaking views, scotch distilleries and Loch Ness.  Located in the north west of the country, the Highlands also offers brilliant courses such as Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart and Nairn.

Why is Scotland Renowned for Golf?

The home of golf, Scotland is a lush, green land that will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone considering a golf trip.

Any Scotland golf break will revolve around their world-renowned courses, many of which have won coveted awards. Scotland’s pronounced, natural terrain and windswept coasts make it the perfect, ready-made environment for a golf course, providing both beautiful scenery and a perfect natural challenge.

The International Association of Golf Tour Operators Awards saw Gleneagles win the Community Value accolade, and Carnoustie Golf Links win the ‘Climate Action’ award in 2021. In the same year, Dumbarnie Links won World’s Best New Golf Course in the World Golf Awards.

During a Scotland golf trip, a round can be spent at one of the most famous courses in the world, the Old Course at St Andrews, with many an iconic golfing moment taking place at Swilken bridge. Great golf in Scotland comes in all shapes and sizes, with Trump Turnberry and Royal Dornoch among many more clubs providing near perfect playing conditions.

Wherever you choose to golf in Scotland, you will experience coastal links, windswept and natural shrubland, and fresh air in your lungs. When considering a golf holiday package, Scotland should be high on your list.

Long shadows being cast across the coastline dunes at Trump Turnberry, Scotland

Book a Golf Vacation to Scotland with Premier Golf

From organizing luxury Scotland golf tours since the 1980s, we know everything there is to know about golf in Scotland. With an office in St Andrews, our experts on the ground can provide local insights, and have a real knowledge of not only the well-known courses but the hidden golfing gems that Scotland has to offer.

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