Golf Breaks Scotland | Golf Holidays in Scotland, Deals & Trips 20/21

For any serious golf player, it's necessary to experience golf holidays & breaks in Scotland. With over 550 courses in a relatively small area, it's understandable that golfers from around the world are making the pilgrimage to the golf house.

Golf in Scotland

The east and west coasts of Scotland are littered with the beautiful links between golf courses which are so uniquely Scottish; familiar names from the past of the Open Championships such as St Andrews, Carnoustie and Turnberry give golf breaks with a slice of history in the home of golf. At the same time, the Perthshire scenery of Gleneagles offers unrivalled beauty and perfect for a UK golf break.

While the Open Championship rotation lacks international recognition, Scotland is filled with secret gems-the Green Hotel and Dalmahoy are two highly recommended hotels with golf courses. Hundreds of years of golfing history are paired with the famous Scottish hospitality, making sure it'll be a fantastic experience for anyone lucky enough to experience a golf break in Scotland.

Whether it's Ryder Cup venues (Muirfield-& Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course-) or Open Championship venues (no less than seven courses hosted the event), a golf trip to Scotland is sure to satisfy any Championship golf experience as well as offering a host of luxury 5-star resorts to base yourself on both golf and spa breaks and relaxing Sunday Drivers.

Golf breaks in Scotland are a mix of stunning golf courses, panoramic views and an array of luxury resorts such as Trump Turnberry, the 2014 Gleneagles Ryder Cup host and the opulent Fairmont St Andrews. As well as these luxury 5-star hotels, there is a range of other resorts with on-site courses, the Dalmahoy Hotel has a choice of 2 layouts. In contrast, the Westerwood Hotel, Macdonald Cardrona and Roxburghe Hotel all have 18 challenging golf holes to navigate.

Scotland's Championship Golf

Scotland boasts five existing venues for the Open Championship: Turnberry, Royal Troon Golf Club, Carnoustie Golf Links, Muirfield and St Andrews Old Course. The Open returned to the Old Course in 2015, with former winners including Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Tiger Woods, and most recently Louis Oosthuizen in 2010. The Scottish Open took place at the Loch Lomond Golf Club from 1996-2010, before moving from 2011-2013 to Castle Stuart Golf Links and most recently to the 2014 Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, with Justin Rose winning the title.

Scotland is playing host to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship every October. It is a pro-am event, and one of the European Tour's richest golf tournaments. Many of the world's top players are joining a host of big-name celebrities to battle it out at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns Golf Links over The Old Course. Past winners include Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie and Martin Kaymer.

Scotland's Golfing Societies

There are plenty of scattered venues all over Scotland offering significant value breaks for groups on some terrific courses. Famous landmarks include the MacDonald Cardrona Hotel, which has been listed as a potential future tour venue for its excellent golf course. Murrayshall is one of the few country destinations to offer two excellent 18-hole courses, plus it's a comfortable 25-minute drive from Dundee airport. Although Carnoustie's Championship Course is the prominent star, there are two less brutal courses at the resort that will cater to golfers from society. After your round, you can share your success storeys, and misfortune about a pint in Calder's Bar's history soaked walls, conveniently situated in the hotel overlooking the 18th green.

Golf Breaks in Scotland for Couples

For the ideal golf and spa break for two, Fairmont St Andrews has everything from elegant suites, excellent dining choices and true 5* service to the European-style wellness spa and the magnificent location of the hotel overlooking the two golf courses of the championship and back to St Andrew's. You are also in a great place to explore the historic castle and cathedral ruins of the town. Set in the picturesque Scottish Highlands, Roxburghe Hotel is another excellent resort for couples. Owned by Roxburghe's Duke and Duchess, the service here is royalty-fitting; you're going to feel more like you've come to a lavish family home than a formal hotel. If it's a uniquely special weekend, in the comfort of a four-poster bed, you can ask for a room upgrade, and cuddle up with your log burner. Mar Hall is a renowned luxury wedding venue with stunning views for something closer to the significant cities-and it's just 10 minutes from Glasgow airport.

Night Life in Scotland

The pick of Scotland's nightlife is based around Edinburgh and Glasgow, where a broad range of bars, clubs and old atmospheric pubs provide the ideal atmosphere for some late-night fun while on a golf tour around Scotland. The Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club is situated just 7 miles from Edinburgh and its famed George St and Royal Mile nightlife haunts. The Westerwood Hotel and Golf Resort is just a short drive from both the city centre and the international airport, providing easy access to Glasgow. Time your trip with a visit to either Celtic Park or Ibrox Stadium to watch Rangers and Celtic in the Old Firm derby-one of the fiercest rivalries in world football. St Andrews also provides a vibrant environment as a student town most evenings of the week. You won't find any better bases than at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, which backs onto the Old Course's famous 18th hole.

Luxury Hotels in Scotland

There are many top-class golf hotels in Scotland with perhaps the most popular being Gleneagles, Trump Turnberry and The Old Course Hotel. Gleneagles has been a venue of international reputation since its establishment as a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, as well as being selected to host the recent Ryder Cup. Turnberry in Ayrshire and the Old Course in St Andrews boast beautiful hotels on the doorstep of the world-renowned championship golf courses, with guests guaranteed that their Scotland golf break is the finest in hospitality, pampering and fine dining.

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Carnoustie Hotel

Carnoustie Hotel

From £99


1 Night

2 Rounds

Gleneagles

Gleneagles

From £213


1 Night

1 Rounds

Royal Troon and Turnberry Special

Royal Troon and Turnberry Special

From £679


2 Nights

3 Rounds

Trump International Golf Links

Trump International Golf Links

From £435


1 Night

2 Rounds

The Westerwood Hotel

The Westerwood Hotel

From £119


1 Night

2 Rounds

Old Course Hotel

Old Course Hotel

From £235


1 Night

2 Rounds

Mercure Livingston Hotel

Mercure Livingston Hotel

From £279


2 Nights

3 Rounds

The Green Hotel

The Green Hotel

From £89


1 Night

2 Rounds

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel

From £115


1 Night

2 Rounds

Kingsbarn Golf Links

Kingsbarn Golf Links

From £775


3 Nights

3 Rounds

Mercure Perth Hotel

Mercure Perth Hotel

From £225


2 Nights

3 Rounds

Trump Turnberry

Trump Turnberry

From £299


1 Night

2 Rounds

Cameron House

Cameron House

From £109


1 Night

2 Rounds

Dalmahoy Hotel

Dalmahoy Hotel

From £127


1 Night

2 Rounds

Fairmont St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews

From £139


1 Night

2 Rounds

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