Discover the city enriched with history and charm
Previously the capital of Scotland, Stirling is a small city full of culture just northeast of Glasgow. The quaint area offers beautiful scenery, from the River Forth which runs through the land to Stirling Castle which attracts tourists year-round. Choose from a selection of great parkland-style courses and modern accommodation when you book a Stirling golf break.
Why book a golf break to Stirling?
- Play challenging courses surrounded by natural beauty
- Experience authentic Scottish culture & scenic views
- Relax off the course in a contemporary hotel
- Explore the rich history behind the city, including Stirling Castle
What makes a Stirling golf break so special?
Stirling offers golfers multiple fantastic courses to complement your Scotland trip. One course for your Stirling golf tour is Glenbervie Golf Club. Surrounded by stunning views of the Ochil Hills, this James Braid course is a hidden gem. Enjoy a post-round drink in the clubhouse lounge or visit the club restaurant for a bite to eat.
One of the oldest courses in the country, Stirling Golf Club, was built on ancient volcanic slopes and oozes character. Originally designed by Tom Morris, the exquisite layout will present a challenge to both low and high handicappers. With unrivalled views in all directions, this course is not one to be missed.
Another course for the agenda is Dunblane New Golf Club which is set just outside of Stirling. The 11th, the signature hole at the course, is of particular interest. A narrow fairway and well-guarded green will require an accurate drive, but you will certainly be rewarded with the awe-inspiring scenery.
Stay in stylish accommodation
When booking a Stirling golf break, DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro is the perfect hotel to stay in. Located just outside the city, you can relax in spacious rooms complete with countryside views. The hotel presents an authentic traditional aesthetic with a modern twist, a theme that is continued throughout the venue.
Enjoy meals in the signature restaurant, request a blended cocktail at the bar, or indulge in afternoon tea when you stay at Hilton Dunblane. The venue also offers brilliant facilities, including a gym and indoor pool to keep you active in between your rounds.
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Explore Stirling off the course
Stirling is often referred to as ‘the gateway to the highlands' due to its position between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands. In close proximity to both Edinburgh and Glasgow, the location is incredibly ideal. Play your favourite parkland courses during the day and spend the evening exploring the many bars and clubs in Stirling. Or alternatively, venture out to the capital for some vibrant nightlife.
Whether you’re a whisky fan or a gin lover, either way, you won’t want to miss a tour of one of the two distilleries in Stirling. Rated as one of the top activities in the area, you can taste the distinctive drinks and tour the grounds with an expert on hand to answer all your questions.
If you’re interested in learning more about the incredible history of Scotland, then as a landmark for the Battle of Bannockburn, Stirling Castle is certainly worth a visit. The war was a significant point in history for Scottish Independence. Ensure you stop by the visitor centre which features audio-visual presentations alongside exhibitions exploring the medieval battle.