Explore the historic Home of Golf

Some of the world's best 'hidden gems' are to be found in Scotland. Base yourself in Edinburgh, Dundee or Glasgow for easy access to some unbelievable courses.

Whether it's a visit to the historical Open Rota venues of Royal Troon and Carnoustie, or a city break in Aberdeen or Dundee, a golf break in Scotland is a must for all golfers. From the North, East or West, it is a country steeped in the traditions of the game hosting some of the best quality golf resorts in the world. Gleneagles, Fairmont St Andrews and Turnberry offer Scottish golf in its purest form.

Why book a golf break to Scotland?

  • Tick off bucket-list links courses steeped in history
  • From St Andrews to Turnberry – indulge in Open Championship venues
  • Explore Scotland’s historic sights, from Edinburgh Castle to St Andrews Cathedral
  • Book a great range of 1 night breaks online today
  • From resort breaks to golf tours, make your next golf trip special
  • Book now to earn loyalty Breakpoint & get money off your next trip

Visit the Home of Golf

Universally acknowledged as the Home of Golf, St Andrews is an ideal base for your Scottish break. With seven courses in the town, including the world-famous Old Course, highly-acclaimed New Course, and the picturesque Castle Course, it's time to make a dent in your bucket list!

If you're looking for an action-packed break both on and off the course, why not base your next golf trip in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee or Aberdeen, incredible city breaks with easy access to some of the best golf courses in Scotland.

Our most popular golf destinations in Scotland include:

  • St Andrews - the oldest and most iconic golf destination in the world. This lively town is full of incredible golf, countless food options, and a world of history.
  • Edinburgh – experience some of the best golf courses in the country while exploring the beautiful capital city of Scotland.
  • Highlands & Inverness – the magical Highlands of Scotland offer dramatic coastlines, truly breathtaking landscapes and some of the best golf courses in the world!
  • East Lothian – as the Golf Coast of Scotland, East Lothian is a gold mine for golfers with 22 courses and some of the best weather in the country!
  • Ayrshire & Glasgow – the West Coast offers Open Championship venues and has the perfect accommodation and golf options for a golf tour.
  • Dundee & Perth – an exciting city alongside beautiful countryside, this region offers top-notch golf and luxury accommodation.
  • Stirling – the gateway to the Highlands, Stirling offers so many off-course activities as well as fantastic golf courses and stunning views of the Ochil Hills.
  • Aberdeen – with many golf courses nearby this lively coastal city, Aberdeen is a top location for a golf tour in Scotland.

What makes a Scotland golf break so special?

It’s the great location of the courses, enchanting scenery, and top-class hotels in Scotland that keep golfers returning. The variety of parkland courses coupled with picturesque scenery will take your breath away. With so many golf-rich areas, and over 550 courses to play, there is no right answer when selecting a break to Scotland.

Some of Scotland’s best golf courses include:

  • Castle Stuart Golf Links – named as the best golf course in the Highlands, the classic links layout at Castle Stuart is always in immaculate condition and offers incredible views of the Highlands.
  • Kingsbarns Golf Links – everything you would expect from links golf at its best! With picturesque views and friendly welcomes, just a 15-minute drive from St Andrews.
  • Old Course at St Andrews – the home of Golf since 1553, the Old Course at St Andrews provides a true golfing experience that will leave you with lasting memories.
  • Championship Course at Carnoustie – a permanent Open venue and the 10th oldest club in the world, Carnoustie is located on the East Coast of Scotland and is in the top 10 courses in the World.
  • Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry – this course is in the World top 10 and is situated on a rugged headland providing fantastic views over the Firth of Clyde.
  • Balgownie Links at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club – on-site at the 8th oldest golf club in the world, this traditional out-and-back links provides a fantastic round of golf in spectacular surroundings.

Explore by map

Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Stunning golf resorts & hotels

When it comes to stay & play golf packages, golfers are truly spoilt for choice with a range of first-class resorts and hotels. Golf breaks in Scotland are more than just stunning golf courses and beautiful views. The variety of luxury golf resorts like those found at Fairmont St Andrews and the 2014 Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles add to Scotland’s golfing appeal.

Some of the best golf resorts in Scotland include:

  • Gleneagles - with three golf courses on-site, an incredible spa and a Michelin-starred restaurant in the hotel, Gleneagles is tough to beat.
  • Dalmahoy – just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh with a championship golf course on-site, Dalmahoy sits peacefully in 1,000 acres of parkland and offers spectacular views of the city.
  • Turnberry – five-star luxury can be found on the West Coast of Scotland at Trump Turnberry, with the well-renowned Ailsa Course on-site.
  • Fairmont St Andrews – a fantastic resort just minutes from the Old Course and set in the spiritual heart of the game, with two championship golf courses on-site.
  • Macdonald Cardrona – a great value countryside resort with a fantastic golf course and an AA rosette winning restaurant on-site, just an hour from Edinburgh.

If stay & play resorts like Turnberry aren't what you're looking for, a Scotland golf tour is a prime option to visit must-play courses across regions such as Ayrshire and East Lothian. Alternatively, a golf weekend package gives the perfect amount of time to get the most out of Scotland as a golf destination.

Golf travel tips for Scotland

Best months for golfing weather:

May to September

Best months for value:

April & October

Most popular months:

May, June & September

Our experts recommend:


A variety of holiday types & things to do

Aside from the golf, Scotland is an exciting and enchanting country to explore, with so much to see and do. From the abundance of historic castles, tartan mills and whisky distilleries, it is a magical land filled with myth and legend.

See all Scotland golf holiday types:

  • Stay & play - take advantage of great value packages and enjoy having everything you need on-site at best-selling resorts in Scotland. Indulge in award-winning restaurants, five-star spas and world-class golf all under one roof!
  • Golf tour - immerse yourself in the full Scottish golf experience and save time with our hassle-free golf tour planning service. Play past and present Open Championship venues and a variety of course types on your bucket-list tour!
  • Golf weekends - even in one weekend, you can certainly make your golfing dreams come true in the Home of Golf. Wherever you base yourself you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience!
  • Golf & spa breaks - get the best of both worlds and choose a golf & spa break so you can relax off the course before your next round!

From the spectacular countryside to the lively cities it is graced with an abundance of first-rate attractions, great nightlife, and fantastic restaurants. As the second most popular city in the UK, Edinburgh is ideal for a fun-filled city golf break where you can explore top attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and Princess Street Gardens.

For days that demand adventure, the magical Highlands are a must, riddled with history and set amidst spellbinding scenery.

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