Golfing in Scotland

By: John Gatens

Scotland is a country much loved for its whisky, its golf courses, its spectacular scenery and its unique sense of itself. Known as the Home of Golf and renowned for its hospitality, Scotland is deep rooted in the history of the game and its courses are revered the world over. This is a country positively bursting with fantastic golf courses, many with scenery and views that will live long in your memory many years after you have taken on their challenge.

Courses vary in level but there is an option for all ages and abilities from the scenic highland courses to world famous centres such as Gleneagles. There are more golf courses in Scotland for her population than any other country. You can even book a tee time online for some courses. The more famous golf courses include St. Andrews, Turnberry, Royal Dornoch, Gleneagles and Carnoustie.

The two main airports in Scotland are Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport, while the other international airports are located at Prestwick, Inverness and Aberdeen. Travel to the highlands is recommended to play on some of the most strikingly beautiful golf courses in the country.

Golfing in Scotland and championship links courses are synonymous - except for the truly wonderful Loch Lomond Golf Course. One thing that makes the golf courses in Scotland different than the courses found in the rest of the world is the speed of play. Weekend breaks in Scotland are possibly the most popular leisure travel product in the UK.

If you're thinking about playing golf in Scotland, book your trip immediately, with or without your friends. If I had to give one piece of advice, however, it would be that you don't have to break the bank to enjoy golfing in Scotland. If golf is in your blood, then golfing in Scotland is probably on your list of dream trips. But beware, it is addictive and one trip just might not be enough.

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