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Scotland – The Home of Golf

Although golf is enjoyed all over the world, Scotland is seen as the birthplace of golf and there are over 550 courses including: Links Courses, Heathland courses, Parkland courses and everything else in-between. Are you planning a golf tour in Scotland? To make picking the perfect course that little bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of our top five favourite Scottish courses. Can’t pick just one? That’s not a problem we will build you an itinerary to take you to as many as you wish so you can decide for yourself.

Royal Troon

Royal Troon’s heritage and traditions go back to the formation of the Club in 1878. Since then, the club has hosted many major Championships and its fairways have been graced by many world-famous golfers. In fact, The Open has been held at Royal Troon on eight separate occasions – with the most recent being in 2016. Treading in the footsteps of Sarazen, Locke, Palmer, Nicklaus, and Watson (amongst many others) is an exciting concept for the many visitors to the course. What’s more, the course is situated in the lovely seaside town of Troon which hosts a variety of luxury hotels including – The Marine, The Highgrove House Hotel and Loch Green House Hotel.


Part of the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, this golf course is characterised by its winning combination of natural beauty and golfing adventure and is regarded as one of the best places in the world to stay and play golf. Gleneagles’ three courses – The PGA Centenary Course, King’s Course & Queen’s Course, offer tantalising challenges for all levels of players and the springy moorland turf, sweeping views, rock-faced mountains and the apparent peaks of the Trossachs and Ben Vorlic, make them courses which are truly stunning to play.


Turnberry Golf Course, which is comprises of three Links Golf Courses – The Ailsa, The Kintyre and The Arran Course and is located in the Ayrshire town of Turnberry – a quaint Scottish town beside the sea.  With breath-taking views and challenging layouts, this resort is perfect for anyone looking to play links golf in Scotland.

St Andrews Links

St Andrews Links Course is famous throughout the world for being “The Home of Golf.” Encompassing the famous Old Course, The Jubilee, Eden, Strathtyrum and Balgove Course, St Andrews Links has been around for over 600 years! Just a stone’s throw away from all of these courses, The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews offers the perfect accommodation for a golf trip in St Andrews.

Muirfield This club has had a colourful history – from its beginning in Leith in 1974 to its later move to Musselburgh and finally in 1891 to Muirfield in East Lothian. Situated just outside the lovely east Lothian town of North Berwick which is just on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Muirfield has a unique character which attracts many world-famous golfers.

Our coverage extends far beyond these courses. In fact, there are not many of the 550 golf courses in Scotland which we haven’t taken our clients to. Within our head office, we have many experts who are able to help you decide between which golf courses entice you the most. You can contact our Glasgow or Edinburgh offices, 24/7 on 0141 883 2111 or by emailing For those wishing to discuss their own golfing trip in more detail, email and Little’s very own golf expert will be able to provide you with in-depth advice and guidance.