What courses should you play in Scotland?

What courses should you play in Scotland? 

Here is what we came up with… the 10 “must play” golf courses in Scotland!
  • The Old Course at St. Andrews.
  • Championship Course at Royal Dornoch.
  • Championship Course at Carnoustie.
  • West Links at North Berwick.
  • Championship Course at Machrihanish.
  • Old Course at Prestwick.
  • Kingsbarns Golf Links.
  • Ailsa Course at Turnberry.

What is a famous golf course in Scotland? St Andrews Old Course

It would be impossible to compile a list of the best golf courses, in Scotland and the world, and not include the Old Course at St Andrews. By far and away the most iconic course on the planet, you can feel how special the place is the moment you set foot in town.

Where should I golf in Scotland? 

My top 10 golf courses to play in Scotland
  • Old Course in St. Andrews.
  • North Berwick (West Links) The West Links at North Berwick might have the most unusual, scenic and exciting collection of links holes on the planet.
  • Royal Dornoch.
  • Kingsbarns Golf Links.
  • Cruden Bay.
  • Machrihanish (Old)
  • Castle Stuart.
  • Ailsa at Turnberry.

What is the largest golf course in Scotland? Dukes Course

Played from the tips, this is the longest golf course in Scotland and will out even the most talented players to the test.

What courses should you play in Scotland? – Additional Questions

Can the public play Muirfield Scotland?

Muirfield has a limited number of standing tee times available for outside play on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but, as you can imagine, competition is keen for these slots; they’re sometimes booked months or even a year in advance.

How much does it cost to play St Andrews?

For a round, it costs about the same as your normal PGA Tour venue open to the public. Depending on the exchange rate, the fee for 2023 is 270 pounds (roughly 320 U.S. dollars) in the high season from mid-April to mid-October. During the shoulder season, it falls to a low of 135 pounds from November 1-March 31.

What is the oldest golf course in Scotland?

The Old Course at St Andrews Links in Fife, Scotland, UK, is the oldest golf course in the world. Archbishop Hamilton’s Charter in 1552 is the earliest documentary evidence that allowed the people of St Andrews to play golf on the Links.

How many 9 hole golf courses are there in Scotland?

Of Scotland’s 547 courses, 29% are 9 hole courses.

How many 18 hole golf courses are there in Scotland?

Due to the status of St Andrews as the ‘home of golf’, other courses followed suit and the 18 hole course became the standard which has remained to the present day. There are now more than 550 golf courses throughout the country, with at least 21 courses in Edinburgh alone.

Where in Scotland is known as the home of golf?

St Andrews Links : The Home of Golf.

What is the best time of year to play golf in Scotland?

If you don’t mind paying high season rates, I think that late May and/or early June is the best time to visit Scotland for golf. The courses and hotels aren’t too busy, the days are long, and the courses are in great shape. If you want to take advantage of shoulder season rates, I recommend April.

Can you play the Old Course at St Andrews?

One quick note: While the Old Course is open for public play, you must display a current official handicap card or certificate that verifies your world handicap doesn’t exceed 36 (the current max for men and women). Each fall, the St. Andrews Links Trust (the body that manages and maintains the seven courses at St.

Who owns St Andrews?

Old Course at St Andrews
Club information
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Established 1552 (469 years ago)
Type Public
Owned by Fife Council

How do you become a member of St Andrews Golf Club?

Any person desiring to be admitted to membership of the Club must be proposed by one Ordinary Member of the Club and seconded by another Ordinary Member of the Club, both of whom must have been members themselves for at least two years. A letter of support from the Proposer should accompany the application.

What country invented golf?


Andrews, Scotland. It was here at the St. Andrews Golf Links that the R&A was formed and where the 18-hole round was established.

Is The Open always at St Andrews?

Old Course at St Andrews

Given the special status of the Old Course, the Open is generally played there once every five years in the modern era, much more frequently than the other courses used for the Open. Previous champions will often choose St Andrews as their final Open tournament.

Can you play St Andrews on a Sunday?

Andrews Links courses are open on Sundays, the Old is almost always closed, barring special events like the Links Trust Amateur earlier this month or, say, when Tiger Woods and the boys come to town in July.

How often do they play the Open at St Andrews?

The Open is being held at St. Andrews for the 30th time in tournament history in 2022. Historically, the event has been played there every five years, but the event was last played there in 2015. The Open in 2020 was originally set to be played at St.

Where do golfers stay during the Open?

The Open Accommodation Bureau is the official accommodation provider for the Championship. We offer a choice of accommodation, from house rentals, hotels and camping, for the spectators, players, officials, hosts, media and volunteers.

Where do players stay at St Andrews?

MEDALLISTS. Medallists at The Open is an experience like no other. Located in the iconic Rusacks Hotel alongside the 18th hole, guests will indulge in the finest hospitality whilst witnessing the Championship from just a stone’s throw away.