Scotland: The Home of Golf
Golf was first played in Scotland over 600 years ago; which is why Scotland has rightly earned the title of "The Home of Golf". Anyone who loves the game of golf should make the pilgrimage and play one of the many great Scottish links courses. Scotland is the heart and soul of golf. The emotions felt while walking these hallowed fairways, full of history and tradition, will linger with you for years to come.
Picture yourself standing on the Swilken Bridge, looking up the 18th fairway at St Andrews and recalling the games greatest figures who have played this very hole; Morris, Baird, Vardon, Jones, Snead, Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus, Watson, Ballesteros and Woods. You begin to feel that slow tingle of excitement and slight shake of the hands, you are now home.
Scotland has over 500 golf courses, many of which are well known internationally, but there are many more excellent quality courses, often of championship standard and historical significance, just waiting to be discovered and savored by the discerning golfer.
West Coast Courses: Turnberry Ailsa & Kintyre, Royal Troon, Western Gails, Glasgow Gails, Prestwick, Dundonald, Machrihanish and Machrihanish Dunes.
East Coast Courses: St Andrews Old, New, Jubilee & Castel courses, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, Dukes, Crail, Torrance, Panmuir, Montrose and Monifieth.
Edinburgh Courses: Muirfield, North Berwick, Gullane No.1 & 2, Dunbar and Archerfield.
Northern Courses: Royal Dornoch, Nairn, Castle Stuart, Brora, Moray, Tain, Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen.
Central Courses: Gleneagles, Kings, Queen and PGA.