As golf becomes ever more popular it is easy to find great golf courses pretty much anywhere in the world ideally suited to any level of golfing proficiency or level of budget. Whilst golfing in warmer climes may be a very attractive proposition for many people, there can be no doubt that playing golf in Scotland has a certain draw. Not only is it the home of the golf but there are many golf offers available for those who want to give Scotland’s links and greens a go.
Where better to start when playing a round of golf in Scotland than on the east coast, where golf actually originated. It is here in the old Kingdom of Fife that St. Andrew’s Old Course can be found. The Old Course is actually a public golf course but ballots are drawn to determine who gets to play there, it is so popular. Local hotels have special golf offers with guaranteed start times which is one way of avoiding the ballot. Also in the east, this time in Perthshire is the world famous Gleneagles. A wonderful inland course and set to hold the Ryder Cup in 2014 it is also home to one of the world’s best golf resorts. Both these areas are extremely popular for those looking to golf in Scotland.
For less crowded courses, the Highlands offer not just great golf but also some stunning scenery. The Royal Dornoch Golf Club is perhaps the most impressive course and there are some fabulous hotels and resorts around from which to enjoy both the golf and the scenery. Due to its isolation there are some great golf offers to be had in the Highlands.
The west coast is no stranger either to great golf courses, one example being the Ailsa course at Turnberry. This is another beautiful setting with plenty of golfing opportunities around the area. Just twenty minutes from Turnberry is Prestwick, another impressive golf course. It borders the course at Royal Troon making this part of Ayrshire an ideal golfing holiday destination.
For those who like to play in unusual locations then the golf course at Machrihanish could be for you. Located in the village of the same name on the Kintyre Peninsula it is isolated enough not to get too crowded but is a spectacular and challenging links.
Any holiday in Scotland should involve a round or two of golf and as there is a golf course in pretty much every area of the country it is easy to find one. Of course, everyone wants a shot at the famous courses but it is not difficult to go golfing in Scotland in a wide variety of wonderful locations complete with fabulous views.