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Golfing in Scotland

  • Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)

  • Bucket List Experience

Last updated: 28 April, 2024

Scotland is known as the birthplace of golf and is renowned for exceptional golf courses. It’s been played here for over 500 years, and today’s its home to some of the world’s top golf courses.

Scotland’s landscape of rolling hills, coastal dunes, and natural contours, provides an ideal setting. The climate, with its frequent rain and cool temperatures, ensures that the courses remain lush and green throughout the year.

Add to that a rich golfing tradition and history; Scotland has hosted some of the greatest golf tournaments in history and produced some of the world’s finest players. No wonder it’s a mecca for golf enthusiasts, and integral to the local culture.

Who to go with: tour operators

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  • Gullane, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)

  • Bucket List Experience

Host to 16 Open Championships and home to the world’s oldest golf club, Muirfield oozes history – second only to St Andrew’s in golf lore. There’s no trickery, apart from the bumpy fairways – the greens are perfectly sized.

Adult price: 285

Good for age: 13+

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  • St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)

Setting foot on the Old Course means walking in the footsteps of every great golfer who has graced the game over the last centuries. Truly special, its famous tee shots, infamous bunkers, huge greens and crazy fairways make up the greatest walk in golf.

Adult price: 250

Good for age: 13+

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  • Carnoustie, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)

Nicknamed ‘car-nasty’, this championship course is a proper test; of length, accuracy, strategy and a whole heap of patience. Play well here and you can comfortably call yourself in experienced and talented golfer.

Adult price: 200

Good for age: 13+

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  • Jura, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)

A modern masterpiece sat on the southern tip of the Isle of Jura, there’s a run of holes that hug the cliff tops, and the challenging course and stunning surroundings make this one of the best golfing experiences in Europe.

Adult price: 400

Good for age: 13+

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Price from: £285
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
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