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Where the game began

East Scotland is one of the most popular regions for golf not just in Europe but across the globe, with golfers flocking from all four corners to experience the regions rich golf history and a superb array of classic courses.

Fife, St Andrews, Edinburgh, East Lothian, Dundee, Perth and the Scottish borders all inhabit this region with each one golfing heavyweights in their own right.

Why play golf in East Scotland?

  • Experience the birthplace of golf
  • World class links
  • Incredible historic venues
  • Hidden gems & famous courses
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A golf destination that needs no introduction

East Scotland is a destination which rightly needs no introduction, the region has become synonymous with the game of golf with its many courses legendary across Europe and beyond for being the highest quality designs around.

There are too many great courses to do them all justice, however, there are some notable highlights which are rich in history, boast outstanding designs and are amongst the trickiest you will play. Attention has to be drawn to the Old Course at St Andrews, possibly the most iconic golf course, notable for hosting the most Open Championships and being the celebrated Home of Golf. The courses of Gullane and Carnoustie are also worthy of mention on East Scotland’s highlight reel with both having a rich history and many other accolades to their name.

Play golf in one of the UK's top golfing hotbeds

When it comes to playing golf in the UK, we’re never surprised to see East Scotland rank amongst the UK's elite destinations for golf. With frequent flights to the region’s biggest cities, remarkable landscapes and the wild weather which the region is known for its easy to see why East Scotland is so popular.

Not to mention East Scotland boasts some of the UK's most famous and outstanding courses which mean playing here is always a pleasure and golfers can often find themselves being educated with golf’s humble beginnings.

Due to the high volume of fantastic golf courses, the accommodation options of East Scotland are second-to-none whether you decide to go all out and stay in historic St Andrews or experience a city tour of the lively Dundee, East Scotland has accommodation options for every group of golfers.

Golf travel tips for East Scotland

Best months for golfing weather:

May to September

Best months for value:

April & October

Most popular months:

May, June & September

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Where to stay in East Scotland?

There is no shortage of superb accommodation options when on your break in East Scotland, a plethora of top-quality hotels exist across this great golfing region with prices suitable for all budgets. The quaint Ducks Inn in East Lothian is a Golfbreaks favourite, offering guests 23 quality en-suite bedrooms, great food and easy access to the bar. Not to mention it’s a stone’s throw from some of East Lothians best courses like Gullane and Dunbar. The Ardgowan Hotel is another favourite, located in Fife, it’s a charming family-run hotel which prides itself on a friendly welcome and comfortable rooms for its guests.

If you’re looking to go all out while in East Scotland, you can’t go wrong at the Old Course Hotel of St Andrews. Located alongside the renowned 17th Road Hole, the spectacular location and views on offer at the Old Course Hotel have captured the hearts of golfers for years. Not only are guests treated to great views but the facilities on offer at the Old Course Hotel are second to none, with two excellent restaurants on-site, spa and well-stocked bar amongst other things make every visit to the Old Course Hotel magical.