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Crieff Golf Club

Ferntower, Perth Road, Crieff

Crieff Golf Club, Ferntower, Crieff, Perth & Kinross

Crieff is only one hours drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow but is surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of rural Perthshire. Built on gently sloping parkland in the grounds of Ferntower House, the 18 hole Ferntower course has hosted the Scottish Boys... more

Luffness New Golf Club, Aberlady, East Lothian

Luffness New is located on the A198 just past Aberlady heading east. The course, originally designed by Old Tom Morris, dates from 1894 despite the 'new' in the title. Luffness is a challenging traditional links course measuring 6,502 yds with a par... more

Montrose Golf Links Ltd

Traill Drive, Montrose

Montrose Golf Links Ltd, Traill Drive, Montrose, Angus

Montrose Medal course is the fifth oldest course in the world and the course was unique in that it was played over 25 holes before Old Tom Morris made alterations in 1901 followed two years later by Willie Park Junior. The course is in an unusual... more

The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Heiton, Kelso, Scottish Borders

At over 7,000 yards, the Roxburghe is a real championship test and has hosted several top events. The Duke of Roxburghe, an avid golfer, commissioned Dave Thomas to build this challenging course and the result bears his distinct hallmark of deep... more

Duff House Royal Golf Club

Barnyards, Banff

Duff House Royal Golf Club, Barnyards, Banff, Aberdeenshire

Duff House was planned by James Braid in 1910 before Alister Mackenzie redesigned it in 1923. It is a flat, beautifully manicured parkland course with little rough and big two-tiered greens. The emphasis is placed on natural beauty rather than... more

St Andrews Links, Jubilee Course

1 West Sands, St Andrews

St Andrews Links, Jubilee Course, 1 West Sands, St Andrews, Fife

The Jubilee opened in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, is set on a sliver of land between the New Course and the sea. Elevated tees allow perfect vision of the gorse, pot bunkers and some narrow landing targets. A 6,742-yard par... more

Gullane Golf Club (No 2)

West Links Road, Gullane

Gullane Golf Club (No 2), West Links Road, Gullane, East Lothian

Gullane Hill is home to three outstanding courses built in 1898 and constructed on and around the mini-mountain. Gullane No 2 runs alongside No 1 - the acknowledged championship and Open qualifying course - for the first seven holes and also borders... more

Monifieth Golf Links

Medal Starters Box, Princes Street, Monifieth

Monifieth Golf Links, Medal Starters Box, Monifieth, Angus

Monifieth Medal is the major of the two courses - the lesser is the 5,100 yard Ashludie, while 6,650 yard Medal course is used as an Open Championship qualifying venue. It is the most westerly of three renowned links on the Angus coastline, the... more

Fraserburgh Golf Club

Philorth Links, Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh Golf Club, Philorth Links, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

Fraserburgh Golf Club is one of Scotland’s oldest clubs and was founded in 1777 although records show a form of golf was played there as early as 1613. The present par 70, 6,308-yard Corbie Hill course was shaped by James Braid in 1922, 31 years... more

Machrihanish Dunes

Machrihanish, Campbeltown

Machrihanish Dunes, Machrihanish, Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute

Machrihanish Dunes nestles alongside the original Machrihanish course completed by old Tom Morris in 1879, was designed by David McLay Kidd and opened in 2009. A classic links with spectacular views, it is kept in harmony with nature and provides the... more

Ladybank Golf Club

Annsmuir, Ladybank, Cupar

Ladybank Golf Club, Annsmuir, Cupar, Fife

Ladybank is regularly used as a Open Championship Final Qualifying venue when The Open is at St Adndrews (and again in 2010) and it's a course where accuracy is vital because of the small firm and fast greens. The fairways are relatively flat and... more

Boat of Garten Golf Club

Nethybridge Road, Boat of Garten

Boat of Garten Golf Club, Nethybridge Road, Boat of Garten, Highland

Described as the hidden gem of the Highlands in an Alps-like setting, James Braid designed the 5,870-yard lay-out after the club started with six holes in 1898. The incomparable view from the clubhouse over the first and second fairways to the... more

Murcar Links Golf Club

Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Murcar Links Golf Club, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Murcar Links has undergone alterations recently which has stretched the layout to 6,560 yards. Originally designed by Archie Simpson and revised by James Braid, it is located on a classic stretch of links land with massive sand dunes, undulating... more

Gleneagles (Queen's)

Auchterarder

Gleneagles (Queen's), Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross

The Queen’s course, like the King’s designed by James Braid, opened in 1917. It passes through high ridges on the north and west sides of the estate with ditches as water hazards and measures less than 6,000 yards, par 68, from the medal tees. But... more

Moray Golf Club

Stotfield Road, Lossiemouth

Moray Golf Club, Stotfield Road, Lossiemouth, Moray

Moray is considered to be one of the finest links courses in Scotland. The Old course designed by Old Tom Morris, it has deep revetted bunkers, gorse lined fairways and fast greens with seven par fours over 400 yards contributing to its 6,991 yard... more

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club

29 Hillhouse Road, Barassie, Troon

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, 29 Hillhouse Road, Troon, Ayrshire

Kilmarnock (Barassie) founded in 1887, has been extended to 27 holes, the new nine known as the Hillhouse blend in perfectly. A par 72 Open qualifying course of 6,817 yards from the back is now a stringent test requiring a full range of shots. An... more

Fairmont St Andrews

St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife

The 520-acre five star Fairmont St Andrews resort with its lavish and stunning surroundings, peaceful setting with spectacular cliff top views of St Andrews and the North Sea boasts two championship 18 hole golf courses ‘The Torrance’ and ‘The... more

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

Links Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Links Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Originally known as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen, founded in 1780, the sixth oldest golf club in the world is a traditional out and back links running along the shore of the North Sea. The first hole heads straight for the sea from the... more

Loch Lomond Golf Club

Rossdhu House, Luss, Alexandria

Loch Lomond Golf Club, Rossdhu House, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire

Designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf in 1993 Loch Lomond, on the banks of the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, is an exclusive private members’ club that ranks among the most attractive in the world. There can be no-where better on a... more

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Golf Road, Dornoch

Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Golf Road, Dornoch, Highland

Records show that the natural landscape that defines golf in Dornoch has hosted golfers since 1616 and the club, which was formed in 1877, has has now been a Royal club for over 100 years! Tom Watson, 5 times Open Champion, an honorary member said... more

Western Gailes Golf Club

Gailes, Irvine

Western Gailes Golf Club, Gailes, Irvine, Ayrshire

Western Gailes is unusual layout in that the clubhouse is centrally located. The first four holes head north, the next nine holes head straight back along the coastline passing the clubhouse and the closing five holes head north again along the... more

Belleisle Golf Club

Doonfoot Road, Ayr

Belleisle Golf Club, Doonfoot Road, Ayr, Ayrshire

Belleisle was designed by James Braid in 1927 and has developed into one of the best public courses in Scotland. Set in the middle of the woodlands of Belleisle Park in Ayr, the lengthy 6,477-yard par 72 course starts with two par fives and there are... more

Crail Golfing Society

Balcomie Clubhouse, Crail

Crail Golfing Society, Balcomie Clubhouse, Crail, Fife

Crail's Balcomie Links is set along the Fife coastline and several holes run alongside the sea and and rocky outcrops of the Firth foreshore which come into play at the second, fourth and fifth - ominously called Hell's Hole - where you must make up... more

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club

Prestongrange House, Prestonpans

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, Prestongrange House, Prestonpans, East Lothian

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club simply oozes history as the fifth oldest in the world situated at the start of the famous stretch of golf courses on the East Lothian coast to the east of Musselburgh. A tight parkland course with several dog-leg holes... more

St Andrews Links, The Castle Course, A917, St Andrews, Fife

The Castle Course is the seventh course to join St Andrews portfolio. Open to the public and ready for play in 2008. The course was designed by David McLay Kidd on a site closely connected with St Andrews for many hundreds of years. St Andrews town... more

St Andrews Links, Old Course

Old Course, St Andrews

St Andrews Links, Old Course, Old Course, St Andrews, Fife

The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all.... more

The Irvine Golf Club

Sandy Road, Bogside, Irvine

The Irvine Golf Club, Sandy Road, Irvine, Ayrshire

Irvine begins with one of five par fours over 400 yards followed by short par fours at four and five which require accuracy on a course where gorse and heather line the fairways. Another long par four follows and then there is another short par four.... more

Glen Golf Club

East Links, Tantallon Terrace, North Berwick

Glen Golf Club, East Links, North Berwick, East Lothian

The sounds of the sea and birds follow you as the course snakes around a spectacular coastline overlooking the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock, one of the world's largest bird sanctuaries, on the Edinburgh Golf Coast, at North Berwick. The sea borders... more

Gullane Golf Club (No 3)

West Links Road, Gullane

Gullane Golf Club (No 3), West Links Road, Gullane, East Lothian

Gullane 3 is the shortest of the three courses – 5,252 yards, par 68, and the least expensive, two-thirds the price of Gullane 1. But it has all the characteristics of its big brother – and the No 2 course – although the rough is probably less... more

Nairn Golf Club

Seabank Road, Nairn

Nairn Golf Club, Seabank Road, Nairn, Highland

Nairn is one of the most spectacular seaside courses in Scotland. The sea is in play on six of the first seven holes and the fifth is one of the best - a terrific 390-yard par four which requires a straight drive - anything right is on the beach - to... more

Lundin Golf Club

Golf Road, Lundin Links, Leven

Lundin Golf Club, Golf Road, Leven, Fife

Lundin has everything you'd expect from a links course - blind shots, loads of bunkers, out-of-bounds, great greens -and wind. There are several memorable holes on the 6,371-yard par 71 layout, notably three in a row alongside the beach starting at... more

North Berwick Golf Club

New Club House, Beach Road, North Berwick

North Berwick Golf Club, New Club House, North Berwick, East Lothian

North Berwick dominates the town, stretching above the beach on the Firth of Forth offering exquisite sea views across to Craigleith Island and Bass Rock. The 13th oldest golf club and the second oldest course in the world still playing over its... more

Kingsbarns Golf Links

Kingsbarns, St Andrews

Kingsbarns Golf Links, Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife

Located just seven miles south-east of St Andrews Kingsbarns is a must-play seaside links course which regularly features in top 100 golf courses rankings in the world. Designed by Kyle Phillips, the golf course opened in 2000 and is set in an... more

Prestwick Golf Club

2 Links Road, Prestwick

Prestwick Golf Club, 2 Links Road, Prestwick, Ayrshire

A plaque revealing that Prestwick, founded in 1851 as a 12-hole course with Old Tom Morris as “Keeper of the Green”, hosted the first Open in 1860 where it stayed until it moved to St Andrews in 1873 greets visitors to a links steeped in history with... more

Carnoustie Golf Links

CGLMC Ltd, 20 Links Parade, Carnoustie

Carnoustie Golf Links, CGLMC Ltd, Carnoustie, Angus

Arguably the toughest links course in Britain. The Open Championship has been held here on 7 occasions, most recently in 2007. The present golf course was fashioned in 1850 by Alan Robertson of St Andrews. Gorse, broom, open ditches, pot bunkers on... more

Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Kirknewton, East Lothian

Dalmahoy, a James Braid design in the 1920s adjacent to an 18th century manor house, now a Marriott hotel, boasts an East and West course in a parkland and moorland setting of1,000 acres. The East, 6,800 yards par 73, hosted the Solheim Cup won for... more

The Machrie Golf Links

Port Ellen, Isle of Islay

The Machrie Golf Links, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll & Bute

Not to be confused with the nine-hole Machrie Bay on the Isle of Arran, Machrie was laid out in 1891 by Willie Campbell and modified by Donald Steel in the late 1970s, but he has not tampered too much with the original links course retaining numerous... more

Dunbar Golf Club

East Links, Dunbar

Dunbar Golf Club, East Links, Dunbar, East Lothian

Dunbar East Links is situated on the estuary of the Firth of Forthc – a mixture inland turf and links on a slither of land along the coast. The Old Deer Park wall spans the course, the ninth features the Barns Ness lighthouse and a ruined building... more

Trump Turnberry (The Ailsa), a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, Maidens Road, Turnberry, Ayrshire

Turnberry's Ailsa course is one of golf's most recognisable icons. Featuring superb views across to the Isle of Arran and to the Ailsa Craig, Turnberry, with its distinctive and imposing hotel and lighthouse, is a delight. Unusually for a links... more

Gleneagles (King's)

Auchterarder

Gleneagles (King's), Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross

James Braid fashioned the Gleneagles Hotel King's course that opened in 1919 set in the splendour of the Perthshire hills in Scotland. It has matured into one of the best moorland lay-outs in Scotland with majestic views of the Ochil Hills, Ben... more

Cally Palace Hotel

Gatehouse of Fleet

Cally Palace Hotel, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

Cally Palace Golf Course is one one the finest parkland golf courses in Dumfries & Galloway. The par 71, 6062 yards parkland course is open to hotel guests as part of a golfing break allowing you to enjoy the hotel and play a round in one relaxing... more

Downfield Golf Club

Turnberry Avenue, Dundee

Downfield Golf Club, Turnberry Avenue, Dundee, Angus

Set in stunning parkland on the outskirts of Dundee, Downfield is noted for the wildlife on the course with foxes, squirrels, deer, water fowl, ducks and buzzards very much in evidence and it also has over 100 species of tree. Water comes into play... more

St Andrews Links, Eden Course

Pilmour House, St Andrews

St Andrews Links, Eden Course, Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife

The Eden, a par 70, 6,250 yard lay-out running along the Eden Estuary, was the fourth course constructed at St Andrews in 1914 by Harry Colt. Easier than the other three links courses that are closer to the sea over the same stretch of land, it... more

Leven Links Golf Course

The Promenade, Leven

Leven Links Golf Course, The Promenade, Leven, Fife

Golf on this former Open Qualifying course has been played dating back to 1846 on parts of these links with the current configuration coming into being in 1909 with input from Tom Morris. Leven Links is steeped in history not least because it is... more

Powfoot Golf Club

Cummertrees, Annan

Powfoot Golf Club, Cummertrees, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

At the end of the Solway Firth is Powfoot, one of the area's best but least well-known courses. Laid out by James Braid in 1903, it weaves its way along the Firth on undulating links before the last four holes which are almost parkland in feel.... more

Gleneagles (The PGA Centenary), Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross

The PGA Centenary Course is a modern classic, combining the best of both the Queen's and King's, created in 1993 by Jack Nicklaus, with five different tees at each hole, the championship markers spanning the 7,088 yards that will be used for the 2014... more

Royal Troon Golf Club

Craigend Road, Troon

Royal Troon Golf Club, Craigend Road, Troon, Ayrshire

Think of Royal Troon, 7,079 yards with par of 71, stretching along the Firth of Clyde with spectacular views of the Ailsa Craig and hills on Isle of Arran, and the short Postage Stamp hole comes to mind. It is one of the most famous in the world on... more

Cruden Bay Golf Club

Aulton Road, Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay Golf Club, Aulton Road, Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire

Cruden Bay is a classic Scottish links in every way and at 6,287 yards, it is by no means long but don't be fooled into thinking it's a pushover. It's a question of plotting you way around and ninth and 13th are perfect examples of that. The 550 yard... more

Southerness Golf Club

Southerness, Dumfries

Southerness Golf Club, Southerness, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Southerness is set on the remote Solway Firth with panoramic views of Criffel Peak and across to the Lake District of Cumbria. Philip Mackenzie Ross laid out the course and it is considered to be his best creation. A little over 6,500 yards with a... more

Action Glen

Crieff Hydro, Ferntower Road, Crieff

Action Glen, Crieff Hydro, Crieff, Perth & Kinross

Located in the heart of Perthshire, Action Glen is Scotland’s premier adventure centre. From Aloft! tree top adventures to Scotland’s largest fleet of Segways, there is something for families and adventurers alike. With their very own quarry,... more

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