Finest Golf Courses in Scotland


Need some ideas for your next "Scottish golfing experience"? Here are a few golf courses in Scotland you will not regret visiting:

Old Course at St Andrews

Here is where it all began. Old Course at St Andrews in Fife is thought to be the oldest golf course in the world and home to the sport of golf as we know it today. But keep in mind that it is a pilgrimage site for golfers from all over the world, so you better book in advance.

Another golfers’ favourite golf course in Scotland is run by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, the oldest golf club in the world and the author of the “Rules of Golf” which are the oldest known rules of the sport. The Muirfield Golf Links is also a host to a number of prestigious golf events, both national and international and both amateur and professional tournaments.

If you are looking for an exciting golf course to enjoy the game in the Scottish Highlands, the Castle Stuart Golf Links will not let you down. Although it opened only in 2009, the links soon became one of the absolute golfers’ favourite in Scotland rivalling the established courses with centuries long tradition and dedication to excellence.

Machrihanish Golf Club

Scenic landscape, unusually challenging first hole and non-traditional layout made Machrihanish one of the top Scotland’s golfing destinations. It is an excellent choice for an experienced golfer who is not afraid of the challenge. The course is a little bit difficult to reach but it is worth the effort.

Gleneagles PGA Centenary

The host of the 2014 Ryder Cup is a unique blend of tradition and modernity. The course that was designed by the renowned Jack Nicklaus opened in 1993 as Scotland’s longest inland course. If you are looking for some challenge, the Gleneagles PGA Centenary is an excellent choice.


If you could not get a reservation at the Old Course at St Andrews, you do not have to look far for an unforgettable golfing experience. Just 6.5 miles south of St Andrews, you can find Kingsbarns Golf Links that will delight you with its spectacular view of the North Sea and a superb course that is not only one of the finest courses in Scotland but in the entire UK.

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Rich history, breathtaking scenery and a straight forward out-and-back layout make the Royal Dornoch Golf Club an absolute delight for both amateur and professional golf players. The course that is situated on the Dornoch Firth takes some effort to reach it but it is worth it.