The Best Golf Tours in Scotland | Updated 2021

Scotland Golf Tours Map

The purpose of this article is to share the locations and courses of great golf tours in Scotland. We have included the areas on which you can travel and tour some of the best golf courses in the world.

 

Whisky and Golf in Scotland

In our latest blog post we list some of the best places to visit for a whisky and golf tour of Scotland. In this article, we separate Scotland into areas to make it easier for you to decided on which locations you want for a golf and whisky tour of Scotland.

Luxury Golf Trips in Scotland

Scotland is among the finest countries in the world to enjoy a luxury golf break.

Scotland has a long history of golf. Having our first recorded games played in 1457 and today we have over 550 golf courses. In fact, Scotland has more golf courses per head of population than any other country in the world!

We offer luxury chauffeur travel to all the Scottish golf courses listed below.

Where possible we will offer advice on sightseeing opportunities. You will find many options within easy reach of your golf tour in Scotland.

Best Destinations for a Golf Break in Scotland

St Andrews

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Known as the “Home of golf”, St Andrews is as famous as it gets in the world of golf. The “Old Course” at St Andrews is thought to be the oldest golf course in the world. Any golf tours in Scotland would be incomplete without this course.

Located on the east coast of Scotland in the town of the same name. St Andrews the town and the golf course are a must-visit for any golfing enthusiast.

With seven public golf courses, St. Andrews is also home to the Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews. It is widely considered one of the most prestigious golf clubs. The British Golf Museum offers some fascinating lessons in the history of golf.

The accommodation options we would recommend to best enjoy your golf trip at St Andrews would be:

Nearby Tours and Sightseeing:

Some notable tours and sightseeing opportunities within easy reach of St Andrews are:

  • Tour of St Andrews University
  • St Andrews Cathedral
  • St Andrews Castle

Close to the capital, East Lothian has a fantastic choice of golf courses to choose from. One notable course is the Open Championship course of Muirfield.

Located on the east coast of Scotland. East Lothian has excellent links to Edinburgh and opportunities for further sightseeing trips.

Our recommended hotels for your Lothian golf tour are:

The Lothians Golf

Perthshire Golf

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Featuring Gleneagles, Perthshire is home to one of the best golf courses in Scotland. With breathtaking scenery, you can enjoy a 9-hole game. Your Scotland golf trip would be incomplete without a visit to the “Heart of Scotland Golf.”

It is also suited for family golf with family-friendly courses. You can play a relaxing round or experience a championship test.

The picturesque town is filled with other attractions to see on your golf tour in Scotland. With great accommodation, you can also visit whiskey distilleries and historic castles.

Some recommended hotels for your stay are:

Among some of the most stunning scenery in the whole of Scotland is the Scottish Highlands. The Highlands also boast a fantastic choice of top golf courses. Including some of the best golf courses in the whole of Scotland. One such course which is located in the Scottish highlands is Royal Dornoch.

Sit back in your chauffeur driven luxury vehicle. Enjoy both your golf break and the breathtaking views of the Scottish Highlands.

This region also offers wonderful scenery and natural beauty. The Highlands and Islands steeped in history are also well worth a visit.

You can also visit the Kessock Bridge and Chanonry Point, where you might be able to catch sight of dolphins.

Some of the best hotels for stay include:

Scottish Highlands Golf Courses

The Old Course

The Old Course at St. Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world. It is a must-see part of your golf tours in Scotland. Despite its iconic status, the course remains public, open to all. Over common land, it is held in trust by the St. Andrews Links Trust.

Some of its most well-known features are the Swilcan Bridge and the Hell Bunker. They provide both challenge and adventure for your golfing experience.

The Old Course is surrounded by wonderful sights you can also explore as part of your tour. The St. Andrews Cathedral and the St. Andrews Castle are located close by. Both offer great sight-seeing and learning opportunities.

Some hotels recommended near this golf course are:

With two 18-hole courses, Royal Dornoch is a member of the Highland Golf Links. It offers great packages to make your Scotland golf tour exciting and memorable. You can find here the finest links to play with luxury accommodations. As a must-play course, it attracts golfers from all over the world. This definitely a highly-recommended visit from us.

The Championship course presents golfers with the challenges of the links-land. For a family trip, the Struie offers an enjoyable and entertaining experience. It can also test the lower handicap player.

We recommend these hotels for your stay:

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Muirfield Golf Club

For the best golf tours in Scotland, the Muirfield Golf Club is a must. One of the oldest and world-famous courses , it follows a rich history.

It is renowned to host national and international, amatuer and professional championshipts. Of the 16 Open Championships, 11 Amateur Championships have been played.

The Club underwent some redesigning to offer more interesting challenges to golfers. This classic links course offers a unique character. You can also be promised great luxury accommodations nearby.

We personally recommend these hotels for your stay:

The course is surrounded by natural beauty with coastal views. At the same time, it features some of the most difficult holes in golf. Considered one of the best, it has now twice hosted the Open Championship.

After the 4th and the 11th, the course turns back towards the Turnberry Hotel. The 15th hole is played elevated, offering a stunning view of Turnberry Bay.

Trump Turnberry located here offers luxury accommodation. The beautiful Ayrshire coastline here offers a wonderful, relaxing experience.

The Ailsa Course, Turnberry

Carnoustie Golf Links

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An iconic golf destination, Carnoustie is home to “Golf’s Greatest Tests.” It offers four courses, including one short, free to play course. Carnoustie has been a golf site since the 16th century. It was once home to the people behind the Prof