Play some of Scotland’s most iconic links courses with our Scottish golf packages
Scotland is a true golfer’s paradise. The game of kings was born in the Auld Country in the 15th century, and it remains alive and well in the 21st century. No other country on earth can compete with a Scottish golf trip for famous championship golf courses, from St. Andrews to Muirfield, Carnoustie to Turnberry.
The modern game of golf, played over 18 holes, originated in Scotland in the early 1400s, and it’s said to have been a favourite pastime of Mary Queen of Scots. The Old Course at St. Andrews is widely considered to be the oldest course in the world, as the sport was first played on the links here around 600 years ago.
The links are what make Scotland such a unique golf experience. For many, they’re the purest form of the game. From the hard, grassy surfaces to the natural contours of the land, the gorse-covered rough to the volatile sea breezes, links are hard and unpredictable, but also surprisingly forgiving – a unique challenge.
Here’s our pick of the 4 best link courses, all of which can be enjoyed with our Scotland golf packages: