Scotland has a golfing heritage that no other country in the world can match. The country in which golf was created over 300 years ago maintains its great reputation for world class championship courses and attractive tours and holiday options for the club golfer.
A holiday to play golf in Scotland is nothing short of a golfing pilgrimage where you can follow in the footsteps of the greatest golfers ever to have played the game.
There are four must-play courses when you visit Scotland, each revered around the world but at the same time welcoming to visitors from the UK and further afield.
St Andrews, Carnoustie, Turnbury and off at a slight tangent, Gleneagles, are revered around the world and although the weather doesn’t quite match up to the warm climates at other destinations, the golf on offer more than makes up for it.
If you close your eyes it is almost as if you can still here the crowds from years gone by cheering home winners like Ballesteros, Watson and Woods.
For those less worried about the history of the game and more interested in pleasant surroundings and courses which are challenging but not too difficult, then Scotland has much to offer you as well.
Gleneagles is a purpose built resort in the Perthshire Hills that is similar to the kind of multi course resorts you would find on the continent. The more famous Kings and Queens courses are appropriately named, but the must play course is the new PGA Centenary Course designed by Jack Nicklaus which is in the running to host the 2009 Ryder Cup.
Do not leave Gleneagles without sampling their classic Scottish dish of Smoked Kippers. The perfect preparation for the rolling fairways and testing greens the estate has to offer!
The other message it is important to relay about golf in Scotland is that, yes, it has wonderfully historic courses like St Andrews and Carnoustie, it also has modern purpose built luxurious resorts like Gleneagles, but as well as this it boasts a huge number of very playable and very affordable courses in virtually every town across the length and breadth of the country.
Scotland to this day remains the home of golf and best of all, it is accessible to every single golfer in the UK whatever their particular budget.