Explore Scotland: With over 550 courses, there's something for everyone.
Last Updated: 09/09/13 11:18am
Scotland, the Home of Golf origins
Scotland is undeniably the Home of Golf, it is where the game was born and flourished for centuries before thriving on a global scale. The country is home to the world's oldest golf course - The Old Course at St Andrews, the oldest club - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield, and the oldest 19th hole - Ye Olde Golf Tavern in East Lothian. Golf's oldest major, The Open Championship, was first played in Scotland and is held here three out of five years. Come and experience the unique and authentic golfing experience that is Scotland for yourself and wherever you decide to play, you'll be sure to enjoy a golf break which will live long in the memory.
While the prospect of playing the Old Course at St Andrews is, for many, the ultimate dream, and a round at Gleneagles - Host Venue of The 2014 Ryder Cup - another massive lure, there are over 550 other exceptional golfing venues to explore. From the Highlands of Scotland to the Scottish Borders and from championship layouts where you can follow in the footsteps of golfing greatness, to less heralded gems which offer a golfing challenge set amidst spectacular scenery, there is a Scottish golf course to suit everyone.
The next few years are going to be extra special for golf in Scotland as the nation prepares to host a number of world-class golf events including this year's Open Championship at Muirfield and The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2014. Many see a trip to Scotland as being the ultimate golfing pilgrimage and what better time to live the dream and say that you were here than when the eyes of the global golfing world will be watching? Whether you have a ticket for one of these events or are seeking a location for your next well-earned break, bring your clubs, enjoy our hospitality and soak up the atmosphere as Scotland welcomes the world.
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