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Play on some of the most beautiful and iconic courses in the game

Scotland is a haven for golfers the world over. A country with striking scenery and a breathtaking environment, the landscape appears to be ready made for teeing off. You can count on world famous courses, historic landmarks and vibrant culture on any golf trip to Scotland.

Home to 12 of the top 100 golf courses in the world, Scotland has over 550 fantastic clubs, with links courses, parkland courses and 9-hole courses, offering something unique for every golf vacation to Scotland.

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

Tom Watson

Premier Golf can help arrange a tailored golf getaway to Scotland based on your specific tastes. We will guide you through the Scottish countryside and make sure you experience the best golf the country has to offer. Our representatives 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
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Why is Scotland Renowned for Golf?

The home of golf, Scotland is a lush, green country that will provide a once in a lifetime experience for anyone considering a golf holiday there.

Any golf trip to Scotland will revolve around their world renowned clubs, 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 challenge when tackling the greens.

The International Association of Golf Tour Operators Awards saw Gleneagles win the Community Value accolade, and Carnoustie Golf Links win 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 golf trip to Scotland, 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. While it is an amazing course, 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 top of your list.

The Best Golf Courses in Scotland

The top golf courses in Scotland can be found throughout the country, and with over 550 courses, sifting through them can seem overwhelming. There are five popular regions that make arranging golf vacations to Scotland easier to organize.

Recommended Golf Courses in 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, and other notable courses such as Kingsbarns and Torrance.

If you’re looking for golf courses near Edinburgh, East Lothian is the area to visit near St Andrews, with courses like Muirfield, North Berwick and Gullane. The Perthshire area, which is also closeby, has many other popular courses, including Gleneagles PGA Centenary, King’s and Queen’s courses.

Recommended Golf Courses in Edinburgh and East Lothian

Two of the very best golf courses in the Edinburgh and East Lothian vicinity are The West Links of North Berwick Golf Club, recognized as the 13th oldest golf club in the world.

Muirfield has hosted 16 Open Championship’s, 11 Amateur Championships and The AIG Women’s Open Championship in 2022.

Recommended Golf Courses on the Kintyre Peninsula

The Kintyre Peninsula region hosts Machrihanish, Machrihanish Dunes and Dunaverty courses, all in close proximity to each other and situated around areas of natural beauty, to ensure any trip to this region will provide breathtaking views of the unique Scottish landscape.

Recommended Golf Courses in 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, Prestwick and Dundonald Links.

Recommended Golf Courses in the Scottish Highlands

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

Recommended Golf Courses in North East Scotland

North east Scotland has over 70 courses with prestigious clubs such as Royal Aberdeen, Trump International and Cruden Bay. Expect spectacular coastlines and dramatic mountain passes, as well as brilliant courses on any golfing break to the north east of Scotland.

With world class courses spanning the entire country, there will be something new to discover on any golf trip to Scotland. Our representatives can make planning your golf trip easier by suggesting where to go, in what order, and perhaps suggesting amazing courses you weren’t previously aware of.

Book a Golf Vacation to Scotland with Premier Golf

From organizing luxury 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.

Take a look at our collection of recommended Scotland golf holiday packages below, or get in touch with our representatives to create your own custom luxury golf trip to Scotland.

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