Best Golf Courses in Scotland - Scottish Golf Courses in 2020/2021

Scottish Golf Courses

You could double the size of this list and every course featured would still be a world-class venue, for in the country where the game was born there is no shortage of incredible golf. Scotland, the Home of Golf, has seen players on its fairways for 6 centuries at least, the rich history only adds to the awe these golf courses create.

The dramatic, natural terrain that Scotland is blessed with seems as though it were designed for the purpose of creating golf courses of unparalleled beauty and challenge. Indeed, the dune-lined Scottish coast has provided some of the most exciting golf on the planet.

History and culture have always been a significant part of golf, which is why Scotland is so important to golf fans worldwide. Traveling to St Andrews to play the Old Course is a tradition for golfers that all players will try to complete at least once.

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club

Royal Musselburgh is the beginning stage for East Lothian's famous stretch of top class joins golf, and is an eminent and admired hitting the fairway establishment. The club initially shared the nine ...

Bruntsfield Links

Bruntsfield Connections, and its Hitting the fairway Society, is one of Edinburgh's really notable organizations, going back to 1761. The club moved to the current site in 1898, and from that point fo...

Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club

Dalit Cove Golf and Nation Club is situated inside 400 sections of land of the famous Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, only a short ways from the city of Kinabalu and circumscribed by the Tembalang and Men...

Ratho Park Golf Club

Ratho Park is one of Edinburgh's lesser realized hitting the fairway delights, yet it is definitely justified even despite the short excursion west of the capital as it flaunts a stunning parklan...

The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links

Settled in the hills of Islay, The Machrie Hotel and Golf Links profits by the most wanted area, took care of next to seven miles of pristine sea shore. As of late opened in the Summer of 2018 the rec...

Peebles Golf Club

Visitors to Peebles will appreciate the tenderly undulating parkland course, set among the slopes toward the south of Edinburgh. Planned by Harry Yearling, and introduced in 1892, Peebles is one the m...

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa

Found in the lovely field of the Scottish Outskirts, Macdonald Cardrona is a comprehensive golf resort, total with shocking regular view. The green is set upon the moving slopes of the Fringes, with t...

SCHLOSS Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course

Those lucky enough to make a trip to SCHLOSS Roxburghe on either a golf break or golf visit will be shocked by the regular magnificence of the bequest. Some time ago possessed by the Duke of Roxburghe...

New Woll Estate

Set in the private grounds of New Woll Estate the retreat gives six extravagance four star houses all of which ignore the green. The quiet air and indigenous habitat of the Bequest, joi...

Powfoot Golf Club

Designed by James Interlace in 1903, Powfoot is situated in the Scottish Swamps close to the Solway Firth, confronting the Cumbrian Lake Locale. The front nine is a difficult connections, while the ho...

Stranraer Golf Club

Stranraer Golf Club is arranged on the banks of the excellent Loch Ryan in South West Scotland. All through the course you are honored with awesome perspectives over the Loch, with water becoming poss...

Dumfries & Galloway Golf Club

The Summerhill Course, the 18-gap design at Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club, is a standard 70 test that permits astounding perspectives on the slopes toward the North of Dumfries. With moving fairways...

Downfield Golf Club

Situated on the edges of Dundee in Scotland, the Downfield Golf Club offers a 18-gap Parkland green that has facilitated The Open and Senior Open Qualifying, among numerous other expert competitions. ...

Montrose Golf Links

Home to the world's fifth most established fairway, Montrose Golf Links offers perhaps the most flawless connection encounters in Scotland. The 1562 connections and Broomfield joins consolidate t...

Monifieth Golf Links

The two huge fairways at Monifieth are in fascinating mix of heathland and connections. A genuine demonstration of the nature of the Decoration Course is that the Illustrious & Old chose it for de...

The Castle Course, St Andrews

Located on the fabulous bluffs neglecting the town itself, The Mansion Course is the seventh course to be made under the St Andrews Connections standard, and looks set to be a really astonishing exper...

The New Course, St Andrews

Bordering the Old, The New Course is viewed by numerous individuals as the best on the connections, with the absolute most popular openings in world golf. After a delicate beginning, the New has numer...

The Old Course, St Andrews

For enthusiastic golf players around the globe, a golf excursion to St Andrews to play The Old Course is a definitive bucketlist golf understanding, offering the opportunity to follow in unbelievable ...

Trump Turnberry

Trump Turnberry Resort enjoys a spectacular coastal setting, with stunning views of Ailsa Craig, Isle of Arran and the Irish Sea. The hotel offers a variety of room types, but all are spacious, elegan...

Southerness

On the surface of it, Southerness appears to be relatively short, measuring a little over 6,500 yards, but with a lowly par of 69, it’s one of the toughest golfing tests in the land. The standard sc...

Machrihanish Dunes

Fairways are mown but they're far from manicured because the use of fertilizers and installation of drainage or irrigation is forbidden. In fact, the playing corridors remain virtually untouched here ...

Machrihanish (Championship)

This links must be one of the most natural, romantic and most enjoyable places to play golf in the whole of the British Isles. It’s not long, grand or a championship course, but it is sheer fun. It...

Murcar Links

Located on a classic stretch of links land with huge sand dunes, crumpled fairways, whins, burns and heather. There are some magnificent views from the elevated tees across the North Sea and to Aberde...

Cruden Bay (Championship)

Cruden Bay is an inspirational golf course, regarded by some as quirky and considered by others as a masterpiece. Either way, this is a thrilling place to play golf because the designers used the orig...

Royal Aberdeen (Balgownie)

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club was originally known as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen, founded in 1780, this is the eighth oldest golf club in the world. The members originally played over a public stri...

Trump International Golf Links

Apart from the 229-yard par three 13th, all holes are laid out in a north-south direction close to the shoreline and some have criticised this orientation as being somewhat uninspired. However, if the...

Brora

Measuring 6,211 yards from the back tees, Brora is certainly no championship layout, but playing to handicap will be a real achievement, not only because the greens are tough to hit and tough to read,...

Nairn (Championship)

There is a plethora of good holes at Nairn and the 5th is one of the best. It’s a great 390-yard par four called “Nets” which requires a straight solid drive avoiding the beach on the right. Thi...

Castle Stuart

Parsinen feels he has discovered just such a special site on the southern shores of the Moray Firth, between Inverness and Nairn at Castle Stuart and from what we’ve seen previewing the course in th...

Royal Dornoch (Championship)

Royal Dornoch Golf Club is spellbinding. It seems to mesmerise amateur and professional golfers from all over the world and many make the pilgrimage to this natural links at some point in their lives....

Panmure

The Panmure Golf Club was founded in 1845, when seventeen gentlemen met and commissioned Allan Robertson and Alexander Pirie from St Andrews to lay out nine holes in the area of Monifieth. They were p...

Carnoustie (Championship)

Carnoustie Golf Links boasts three fantastic courses, all of which are rated in the top 50 Links courses in the UK and Ireland (Golf Digest June 2011).In 2012 the Championship Course was ranked at No....

North Berwick (West)

North Berwick’s West Links has taken some time to evolve into the 18-hole course that’s now in play. Elementary golf – which was largely frowned upon by the local authorities – had been played...

Gullane (No. 2)

Gullane No.2 runs parallel to No.1 for the first seven holes. It's a flat beginning and then a steady climb up the hill. At the 11th, the charming view of Aberlady Bay opens up but don't let this dist...

Gullane (No.1)

Gullane is blessed with the most exquisite turf – winter rules are not needed here. If you hit the fairways, a perfect lie awaits, even in the depths of winter. The opening hole, cunningly called ...

Muirfield

Muirfield is the course of “The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers” (HCEG), the world’s oldest golf club—according to direct written evidence—formed in 1744. In those days, the members ...

Dundonald

Lying next to the long established courses of Kilmarnock Barassie, Glasgow Gailes and Western Gailes, Dundonald is obviously situated in prime golfing country. The course yardage can vary from 6,415 t...

Prestwick

The course is a traditional monument, an authentic affair with a layout of holes that snake to and fro through rugged dunes and rippled fairways. There are numerous blind holes and cavernous sleepered...

Royal Troon (Old)

Royal Troon is a traditional out and back links course. The opening few holes are relatively gentle, with a series of short par fours running along the Firth of Clyde. It’s from these early holes th...

Kingsbarns Golf Links

Designed by Kyle Phillips, Kingsbarns Golf Links is situated 7 miles from St Andrews along 1.8 miles of picturesque North Sea coastline. Set within an amphitheatre, the undulating course boasts drama...

Glasgow (Gailes Links)

Glasgow Gailes is a classic links. “The turf is something softer – at least in my imagination – than that of the East Coast courses,” wrote Darwin, “and the greens are wonderfully green and ...

Fraserburgh (Corbie Hill)

Fraserburgh is the most north-easterly town in Aberdeenshire, 42 miles north of Aberdeen and it boasts one of the finest links courses in the country. Its location exposes the course to air currents f...

Trump Turnberry Resort

Four new holes were introduced on Bain’s Hill, largely reversing the routing of the holes that were once located there. The elimination of the short par four 8th down to the cove by the water’s ed...

Dunbar

The course is laid out on a narrow strip of land with the best holes hugging the rocky coastline affording resplendent views across the North Sea to Bass Rock, a huge volcanic lump rising up out of th...

Elie

Initially nine holes, eleven, fourteen and then, Old Tom Morris stretched Elie to eighteen holes in 1895. There are so many great courses in the Kingdom of Fife and Elie is certainly one of them, but ...

Archerfield (Fidra)

The Fidra course measures almost 7,000 yards though there are four sets of tees at every hole to allow for varying abilities. Greens are large and receptive, with subtle borrows to test the best of pu...

Lundin

Today's Lundin course has a bit of everything: burns, blind drives, out-of-bounds, a nimiety of bunkers (many of which are deep and punishing), the ever-present wind and truly excellent greens. There ...

Moray (Old)

The shoreline 1st on the Old course is followed by a series of holes that work their way a little further inland over the first eight holes at Lossiemouth. Four of these are par fours exceeding four h...

St Andrews (New)

Situated adjacent to the Old course, the New is often referred to as the local’s favourite because it is tighter and more defined than the Old. It possesses some similarities to the Old, shared fair...

Skibo Castle

The updated new millennium Skibo, which stretches from 5,400 yards to more than 6,800 yards, contains many tough holes at the start of the round, but the best of the bunch by a long way is the wonderf...

Renaissance Club

The 18 holes were carved out of around 300 acres of pine forest – developer Jerry Sarvadi told us there were over 8,500 tonnes of wood cleared – but the design retained a number of these trees in ...

Machrie

The refurbished course reopened for play in May 2017 with only seven of the original greens retained in an imaginative new course routing that still weaves wildly in and out of the dunes. Fairways are...

Western Gailes

Western is an unusual layout in that the clubhouse is more or less centrally located. The first four holes head north, parallel to the railway tracks. The next nine holes head straight back along the ...

Ardfin

In 2010, retired Australian hedge fund manager Greg Coffey purchased the property from the Riley-Smith family (brewers from Tadcaster in Yorkshire) and immediately set about implementing an ambitious ...

St Andrews (Old)

Rarely is the Old course ranked outside the top ten because it’s a very special links, designed by Mother Nature. Surely there is little left to write about St Andrews; the spiritual home of golf, t...

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