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A trip to Scotland and a round on the Old Course at St. Andrews is on nearly every golfer’s “bucket list,” and with good reason. There is no golf experience in the world like walking in the footsteps of the legends of the game from Old Tom Morris to Bobby Jones, from Slammin’ Sammy to Jack, to Seve and Tiger. Nearly every golfing legend has walked the hallowed ground of the Old Course. But there’s more to St. Andrews than just the Old Course and more to Scotland than just St. Andrews. Virtually every town in Scotland has a golf course, many of them dating back hundreds of years. Scattered throughout Scotland are many courses you’ve dreamed of playing and seen on TV, including Turnberry, Carnoustie, Royal Troon, and Royal Dornoch, and many more that are hidden gems that, most likely, have escaped your attention, like Cruden Bay, Crail, Brora, Nairn, Machrihanish Dunes, and Western Gailes. Seaside Golf Vacations can help you build an itinerary that encompasses the best of Scottish golf. We can secure guaranteed tee times on the Old Course along with rounds of golf on the greatest links courses in the world. What are you waiting for? Contact Seaside Golf Vacations today and let’s make the trip of your dreams a reality!
Golf Destinations in Scotland
Ayrshire offers a chance for visitors to contrast island life with that of the mainland. Ayrshire has historic castles and country parks, award winning museums and heritage centres, plus forty-four golf courses. Ayrshire and the town of Ayr is particularly associated with Robert Burns and you can visit his birthplace – the Burns’ Cottage and Museum – situated in nearby Alloway. The spectacular mountain profile of the Isle of Arran fills the sea horizon as viewed from the Ayshire coast.
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, reflects the history, culture and personality of the nation. From the first view of the Castle – with its dramatic tales of siege, warfare and dark deeds – to the bohemian restaurants and bars of the port of Leith, Edinburgh represents the essence of Scotland, its history and its modern day nationhood. Further out from the city, Edinburgh is bordered by the seawaters of the Firth of Forth to the north, and the Pentland Hills in the south, while to the east and west lie the Lothians: an area with many interesting towns, a fine coastline and attractive countryside. Places of great historical importance include the remains of Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.
One of the last wilderness areas in Europe, The Highlands of Scotland offer visitors a range of unique experiences including some of the best golf courses that Mother Nature ever created. The capital of the Highlands is the thriving town of Inverness, attractively set on the banks of the River Ness and offers excellent shopping, restaurants and accommodations. The Highland’s area offers visitors exciting opportunities of discovery along world famous wide-open expanse and natural scenic beauty. Through villages and towns such as Nairn, Tain, Dornoch, the journey to the mainland’s most northerly point, Dunnet Head, is an altogether unforgettable experience. On the Northeast coast, Scotland’s third largest city, Aberdeen offers visitors a wide selection of world-class golf courses, accommodations, shops, bars, restaurants and cultural entertainment opportunities within a literally “sparkling” environment. Known as the “Granite City”, Aberdeen and the area of Aberdeenshire boasts some of Scotland’s best links courses.
The Kingdom of Fife is just a short drive or rail journey from Edinburgh across the Firth of Forth. In addition to spectacular coastline, Fife is famous for two very ancient and historic towns – Dunfermline and St. Andrews. Dunfermline was the residence of early Celtic kings and its fine abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce. Dunfermline was also the birthplace of the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and lands gifted by him to the people of the town can still be enjoyed at Pittencrieff Park today. St. Andrews is home to Scotland’s oldest university, which was built in 1413, as well as being the world-renowned “Home of Golf” which has one of the most famous golf courses in the world played by the best in the world annually for the prestigious Open Championship.