Scotland is a haven for all golf enthusiasts, with Scotland golf courses attracting players from every part of the world. The challenging natural landscapes are set against stunningly beautiful backdrops, creating an environment that was simply made for teeing off.
Known as the home of golf – mainly thanks to St Andrews Golf Courses – Scotland golf offers multiple Open rota courses, historic landmarks, and a vibrant culture steeped in tradition. It’s no surprise that Scotland is the world’s most popular golf destination.
Enjoy the history of a St Andrews Golf Tour, take in beautiful Ayrshire, explore Edinburgh and East Lothian, enjoy the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, or play amongst the dramatic landscapes of Aberdeenshire.
Wherever you choose to visit, Scotland golf vacations guarantee unique and memorable experiences.
“I love the way the game of golf is lived and played in Scotland. I always have.”Tom Watson
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.
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:
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.
8 nights & 7 rounds from $7,405
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 host of the 2024 Open Championship and Prestwick, the birthplace of the Open Championship.
8 nights & 7 rounds from $7,775
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, Cabot Highlands (Castle Stuart) and Nairn.
8 nights & 7 rounds from $6,799
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.
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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There are between 580 and 614 golf courses in Scotland. It features major championship golf courses, including St. Andrews Old Course, Carnoustie, Royal Dornoch, Muirfield, and Royal Troon. Scotland is known as the ‘Home of Golf,’ where the game has been played for centuries.
Scotland regularly hosts major tournaments that include:
There are 5 main golfing regions in Scotland to experience. They include:
Scotland’s most famous golf course is the Old Course, St Andrews Links. It is the world’s oldest and most iconic golf course, with golf being first played there in the 15th century.
Between 1873 and 2022, it has hosted The Open Championship 30 times, more than any other course, with the latest hosted in 2022. It is the ultimate pilgrimage for golfers around the world.
Golf travel season in Scotland normally runs from April to October. June, July, and August are the warmest and most popular, representing the season’s peak.
The best time varies from person to person, depending on daylight, weather, crowds, and rates. Consider late May, early June, or September to avoid the peak season’s crowds, high season rates, and busy courses.