Fall in love with the game all over again in Scotland, the birthplace of golf

Playing golf in Scotland is more than just a vacation, it’s a pilgrimage. And it is something that every golfer should experience in their lifetime. This is the very cradle of the game, a country blessed with beautiful scenery, history and culture, plus the small matter of the most historic golf courses on the planet.

From the iconic Open Championship venues of St Andrews, Carnoustie, Turnberry and Prestwick, to the classic Royal links of Dornoch, Aberdeen or Troon, our Scotland golf packages offer you an experience of a lifetime. Wherever you choose to base yourself – Edinburgh, St Andrews, the Highlands or the South West Coast - check out our best-selling Scotland vacations and let us make your golf dreams a reality with a tailor-made golf tour that you’ll never forget.

Why book a golf package to Scotland?

  • Scotland is the 'Home of Golf' & where the game began
  • Play incredible historic courses dating back to the 15th century
  • More golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world
  • From St Andrews to Turnberry – indulge in Open Championship venues
  • Explore breath-taking scenery, majestic castles & great pubs
  • Immerse yourself in the legendary Scottish hospitality & friendly welcome
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The history of the game begins here

Take a pilgrimage to the Home of Golf on your next overseas golf vacation. Follow in the footsteps of Open Championship winners such as Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Tiger Woods, and test your game out in St Andrews. With seven courses in the town, including the world-famous Old Course, the highly acclaimed New Course and the picturesque Castle Course, it's time to make a dent in your bucket list! Check out our bucket-list trips to Scotland and Ireland to plan the perfect golf vacation.

Away from the Auld Grey Toon, you'll find an abundance of incredible golf throughout the country and 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 trip to Scotland.

Some of Scotland’s best golf courses include:

  • Championship Course at Carnoustie – located on the East Coast of Scotland, this links classic is a permanent Open venue and is in the top 10 courses in the World.
  • 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.
  • Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry – a permanent fixture on the Open rota, this course is in the World top 10 and is situated on a rugged headland providing fantastic views over the Firth of Clyde.
  • Castle Stuart Golf Links – regarded 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 – this course represents Scottish links golf at its best! Enjoy picturesque views and friendly welcomes all just a 15-minute drive from St Andrews.
  • Championship Course at Royal Dornoch – located in the magical Highlands and consistently ranked as one of the World’s best, this course offers a challenging and unique round.

Visit the best golf destinations in Scotland

Whether it’s the beautiful Highlands, the rugged West Coast, the ancient Kingdom of Fife, or East Lothian, it's the deep golfing history along with such spectacular and varied scenery that makes Scotland an incredible golf destination.

Our most popular golf destinations in Scotland include:

  • St Andrews – as the oldest and most iconic golf destination in the world, St Andrews needs no introduction. This lively town is full of incredible golf, countless food options, and a world of history. From here, you can also travel to a range of nearby courses and resorts including Carnoustie, Gleneagles, and Kingsbarns.
  • Edinburgh & East Lothian – get the best of both worlds in the incredible capital city, with a rich history, plenty of sightseeing opportunities, and endless restaurants and bars. Take advantage of Scotland’s Golf Coast just 40 minutes from the city. East Lothian is a gold mine for golfers with 22 courses and some of the best weather in the country!
  • Highlands & Inverness – there’s truly no experience like the Highlands of Scotland, offering dramatic coastlines, breathtaking landscapes, and some of the best golf courses in the world! Off the course, explore the numerous hiking and biking trails, visit iconic castles, and discover magnificent lochs.
  • South West Scotland - the 'birthplace of The Open', this region boasts several Open Championship venues and offers a fantastic range of options for a golf tour. As well as being the gateway to all that inland Scotland has to offer, this region is steeped in history and luxury accommodations.
  • Aberdeen - with many top-quality links golf courses nearby this lively coastal city, this is a top location for a golf tour in Scotland. Aberdeen features impressive links layouts spread over 165 miles of unspoiled coast, many of which are designed by some of the best including James Brais and Old Tom Morris. Aside from the golf, you can venture into the vast Cairngorms National Park.

International access is best through either Edinburgh or Glasgow, from there every region is reachable by car. Although a relatively small country, and with such an abundance of wonderful golf courses on offer, we recommend not trying to fit too much into your itinerary. Stick with one or two regions max and simply come back again and again!

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.

Discover Scotland's luxury golf resorts & stunning hotels

When it comes to accommodation, rather like the golf, visitors really are spoilt for choice in Scotland. From five-star stay & play golf resorts to boutique hotels and intimate B&Bs, we offer multiple options to suit all personal tastes, group types, and budgets.

One thing you will never forget is the legendary 'full Scottish breakfast' that sets you up perfectly for the day.

Some of the best golf resorts in Scotland include:

  • Gleneagles – renowned for its luxury and elegance, Gleneagles is tough to beat. Featuring three on-site golf courses, a luxury spa, and a Michelin-starred restaurant in the hotel, it’s the perfect Scottish golf resort.
  • Trump Turnberry – located on the West Coast of Scotland, Trump Turnberry provides five-star luxury and features the well-renowned Ailsa Course on-site, a four-time Open Championship host.
  • Fairmont St Andrews – set in 520 acres of idyllic coastal setting, this fantastic five-star resort is just minutes from the Old Course and lies in the spiritual heart of the game, with two championship golf courses on-site.

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.

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:

June

Add a little something extra to your Scottish golf package

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.

For sightseeing From the spectacular countryside, littered with breath-taking mountains, lochs and glens to the lively cities, Scotland is graced with unlimited sightseeing opportunities. Perhaps on your travels you will spot the legendary Loch Ness Monster, encounter a tartan kilted Highlander, or hear the unmistakable sound of bagpipes. There is also a world of history to explore across the country, through romantic castles and fascinating museums.

For the great outdoors As the biggest region in the country, nothing beats the beautiful Highlands of Scotland when it comes to the great outdoors! With Loch Ness right in the middle, more than 30,000 other stunning lochs to explore, and vast mountain ranges, you're in for a real treat.

For whiskey and pubs The best place to try local whiskey produce would definitely be Speyside in the Highlands, as it's the most densely populated whiskey region in the world! For charming local pubs, St Andrews or Edinburgh come out on top.

Wherever you go you are in for a real treat.

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