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Top 5 Golf Courses in Scotland


The birthplace of modern golf, Scotland has some truly amazing golf courses. Below are our picks for the top 5 best golf courses in Scotland, all of which have hosted The Open. Many of the best golf courses in the World are in Scotland, the only downside to these courses is the Scottish weather but if you can put up with the rain and the cold you are in for a truly memorable experience playing at any of the courses below. For more information visit the golf course page for courses from around the World.

1. St. Andrews Golf Course

St Andrews Golf Course(Image by Charlie Dave on Flickr)

  • St Andrews

    It’s the legend, the Mecca, the hallowed home of golf. Bobby Jones himself said that if he could only play one course for the rest of his life, this was where he would grow old. St Andrews is a common name on the bucket lists of most golfers – and there’s a good reason why. The original links … read more

2. Carnoustie Golf Course

Carnoustie Golf Course
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  • Carnoustie Golf Links

    Carnoustie is one of the greatest golf courses in the world, but not for the usual reasons. It doesn't have the spectacular scenery offered by many of its competitors, no magnificent seascapes, no lavish clubhouse or the fabulous history of its neighbour across the bay, St Andrews. Many will know it… read more

3. Turnberry Golf Course

Ailsa Golf Course
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  • Ailsa Course Turnberry Resort

    Colin Montgomery grew up and learned his trade at Troon, yet he calls Ailsa “the best links golf in the world”. Ailsa has a special place in history; Scotland’s hero king, Robert the Bruce was born at the nearby Bruce Castle and the fairways of this course were used as runways for military air… read more

4. Royal Troon Golf Course

Royal Troon Golf Course
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  • Royal Troon Golf Club

    Royal Troon has hoisted eight Open Championships since its first in 1923 and is consistently rated in the top 50 courses in the world. With club history dating back to its founding in 1878, Troon is one of Scotland's oldest clubs. For those lucky enough to gain a booking, green fees of around £200 … read more

5. Muirfield Golf Course


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  • Muirfield Golf Club

    If you haven’t heard of the Firth of Forth, you will during your first round here, because that's where the wind is likely to be coming from. Jack Nicklaus called the 1st, one of the most difficult opening holes in world golf, the wind may have influenced that opinion. This is the home … read more

Date posted: 26th August, 2011

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