Making the pilgrimage to the Golfing heartlands of Scotland and the historic “Home of Golf”, St Andrews, is an essential rite of passage for any serious golfer. As you would expect from the birthplace of golf, many of Scotland’s courses are richly steeped in history.
Golfers have been walking the hallowed links land of St Andrews for more than 600 years, with all the greats of the game having graced its undulating fairways. Today, St Andrews Links boasts no fewer than seven fantastic courses. Four of which we are featuring, including the magnificent Old Course (host of the 150th Open Championship in 2022), New, Jubilee and Castle courses.
Away from golf’s historic capital, there is an abundance of fine championship courses to test your golfing skills upon. A short drive north of St Andrews, along the rugged North Sea coastline, is the Open Championship venue of Carnoustie – home to “Golf’s Greatest Test”.
Just to the south of St Andrews is the magnificent Kingsbarns Golf Links, a Top 50 golf course in the world, and neighbouring Crail Balcomie Links is a wonderfully characterful course that is riotous fun from start to finish. With historic Edinburgh and cosmopolitan Glasgow nearby, there are plenty of cultural, fine dining and luxury shopping experiences for all your party to enjoy.