Scotland is one of the best holiday destinations in the world for golfers, whether you are a handicap player, a beginner or improver, there’s a course for you. Wherever you are, you’ll be playing on great quality golf courses with the backdrop of mountains, forests and beautiful rural scenery.
Say Golf and everyone automatically thinks of the international championship courses at The Home of Golf, St Andrews Old Course. Actually at St. Andrews there’s a course for every day of the week if you add New Course, Jubilee Course, Eden Course, Strathtyrum Course, Balgove Course and The Castle Course.
The Gleneagles Golf Courses include the challenge of the King’s, the secluded charms of the Queen’s, the 9-hole, par 3, Wee Course, and the exceptional PGA Centenary Course designed by Jack Nicklaus, venue for the 40th Ryder Cup matches in 2014. Other international championship courses in Scotland can be found at Turnberry, Troon, Muirfield and Carnoustie.
There is some evidence to suggest that Perth’s South Inch (from the Gaelic ‘Innis’ meaning island or water meadow) was the first golf course in the world and was used by Scottish Kings in the 14th century, when Perth was the country’s capital. Perth also boasts the oldest club in the world to hold a royal charter, this being granted by William IV in 1833, a year before that of the Royal and Ancient!