Scotland is where golf was invented, so it is not surprising that some of the best golf courses in the world are located in Scotland. A lot of people travel to Scotland just to be able to play some golf in the game’s country of origin, and it is really a trip worth taking if you love golf, since Scotland really is a very beautiful and green country, that is well worth visiting for other reasons that it’s golf courses as well.
If you do end up going to Scotland to play golf though, this guide will help you find the best golf courses in Scotland:
First of all, keep in mind that there are over 500 different golf courses in Scotland, so even if you have trouble finding a specific golf course, you are never far from a golf course if you are in Scotland.
Dalmahoy is located right outside of Edinburgh, and two of the best golf courses in Scotland can be found there. Dalmahoy East Course is the longest golf course in all of Scotland, and Dalmahoy West Course is a smaller course. There is also a 4 star hotel in Dalmahoy if you want to stay there for a while. Several prestigious golf tournaments have been played at Dalmahoy and it is one of the top golf destinations for golf tourists worldwide.
Glasgow Gailes is located right outside Glasgow and is home to the 9th oldest golf club in the world. Another historic and very prestigious course to play on, which makes it very popular among locals and tourists alike.
Other recommended courses are:
Prestwick St Nicholas
If you are already in Scotland and don’t seem to be close to any of the golf courses mentioned above, simply contact the closest local golf club for recommendations. Like I mentioned earlier, a good golf course can’t be far away. You are in the home of golf after all!