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Top Scottish Golf Vacations

Golfers from all over the world are always challenged by Scotland’s natural settings with strong coastal breezes, spectacular heathland courses, dramatic coastline and seaside Links Golf Courses that are only challenged by their close neighbours in Ireland.

The scenery of the Scottish Links is unbeatable with its countless world class courses that line the coast and connect the land with the open sea.

Talk to us about tailored Golf Vacations in Scotland to include any of these top courses.

North East Scotland Carnoustie Golf Vacations

The “Game of Kings”, as it is often referred, has its origins here in the Northeast of Scotland. The top Scottish golf courses in the Aberdeenshire area are nothing short of spectacular and include;

Cruden Bay

Ranked as one of the world’s Top 100 courses, the 70 par, 6395 yard Cruden Bay course offers panoramic ocean views and delivers unique challenges to even the best golfers. Come bring your best game to Cruden Bay.

Royal Aberdeen

The 71 par, 6900 yard Royal Aberdeen course boasts an arduous links layout and a golfing history that dates back to 1565! This course, designed almost 125 years ago in 1887, has arguably the best opening 9 holes of links golf in Scotland, complimented by a back 9 that would challenge any level of golfer.

Other Northeast Scotland golf courses worth noting include Montrose, Fraserburgh, Murcar and Peterhead.

Scotland Highlands Golf Vacations

Famous for its Scottish lochs and glens, magnificent mountains and island studded coastline, the Highlands are as much a vacation destination as are their world class courses. The top Scottish golf courses in the highlands include;

Royal Dornoch

Tom Morris designed this 18 hole, par 74, 6514 yard Royal Dornoch course in 1877 featuring tricky greens and spectacular views.

Nairn West Links

Dating back to 1887, the Highland’s Nairn course is a 72 par, 6705 yard course with uncompromising challenges.

Castle Stuart

Castle Stuart is a 72 par, 18 hole, 7009 yard championship links course in the Scottish Highlands with ocean views on 15 of its holes.

Other Highlands golf courses worth noting include Boat of Garten, Brora, The Carnegie Club, Moray Old, and Spey Valley courses.

Central Scotland Golf Vacations

The top Scottish courses in Central Scotland are;


Golf in this area can be traced back to as far as 1560! In 1867 Tom Morris designed the existing par 72, 6941 yard Carnoustie course, famous for its severe hazards like the Barry Burn, Hogan’s Alley and the Spectacle bunkers.


Gleneagles has 3 courses, the Kings Course, The Queens Course and the 2014 Ryder Cup venue, the PGA Centenary course. Gleneagles is a James Braid designed 18 hole, par 70, 6471 yard course on the banks of the river Tay.

Other courses worth noting in this area include Blarigowrie, Crieff, Downfield, Letham Grange, Monifieth and Panmure courses.

The Home of Golf – St Andrews Golf Vacations

There are seemingly endless prime Scottish links courses to choose from when designing tailored golf vacations in Scotland. The top Scottish courses in St Andrews, the home of golf, include;

St Andrews Old Course

Enjoy a guaranteed St Andrews Old Course tee time on The Old Course, a par 72, 6933 yard (600 year old) course.


Established and opened just over 10 years ago, golf has been played over parts of this links area since 1793. The Kingsbarns course is a 72 par, 7126 yard treasure featuring natural links terrain.

Other St Andrews and Fife courses worth noting include the New Course, Jubilee, Farimont St Andrews, Crail Balcomie, Leven Links, Lundin Links, Scotscraig, Elie and Ladybank courses.

East Scotland Edinburgh Golf Vacations

The history, the battle sites, the castles and the medieval town of Edinburgh are added attractions for those who book vacations in this area. The top Scottish golf courses here and in the Edinburgh area include;


This par 70, 6601 yard course is home to the world’s oldest club dating back to 1744.

North Berwick West Links Course

The 71 par, 6420 yard North Berwick course is considered one of the most scenic courses and the most interesting.

Other Edinburgh and East Scotland courses worth noting include Gullane 1 and Gullane 2 plus Luffness, Longniddry, Dunbar, Kilspindie and the Royal Burgess courses.

West Scotland Turnberry Golf Vacations

Enjoy golf vacations in Scotland West, home of Robert Burns and some of the world’s best courses. The top courses here include;


The Turnberry resort features three links courses including the legendary 70 par, 7204 yard Ailsa Open Championship Course and the much acclaimed par 72 per, 6861 yard Kintyre course.

Royal Troon

The Royal Troon Open Championship Course is a 74 par, 7097 yard championship course where the rough, the bunkers and the winds help challenge your game.

Prestwick Old Links

This 73 par, 6544 yard Prestwick Old Links course was established in 1851 and features demanding dunes and blind seconds shots. The first ever Open Championship was held over these links in 1860.

Other West Scotland golf courses worth noting include Barassie, Western Gailes, Glasgow Gailes, Nachrihanish and The Carrick courses.

Ask Us About World Class Golf Vacations in Scotland

We specialize in full service UK Golf Vacations and can offer golfers of all skill levels;

  • Tailored golf vacations
  • An inclusive packages
  • Self-drive and Escorted golf tours

Enjoy golf vacations in Scotland, the home of golf. Include St Andrews in your trip and a guaranteed Old Course tee time is included. For more information aboutScottish golf vacations please;

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