Every golfer should play at least once in Scotland, home of golf. The country regularly plays host to the world's greatest players and boasts over 490 golf courses, which are included in the major cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and, of course, at the top of the list, St Andrews.
There are many famous golf courses throughout Scotland. Take a trip down the west coast to Ayrshire and enjoy the beauty of Royal Troon and Turnberry. Or head in the opposite direction and spoil yourself at Gleneagles, Carnoustie or Muirfield in the east. There are also numerous privately run and council run golf courses in Glasgow and Scotland that are available for visitors to play on.
It is possible to play on the famous courses around Scotland where many British Opens have been held. It would be advisable to contact specialist golf tour operators for assistance as to play at St Andrews Old Course, for example, may require you to book up to 2 years in advance. Similarly the many links courses available to the visiting enthusiast have lengthy waiting lists.
A number of companies run golf tours in Scotland who will happily take the complications of organising your own tour out of your hands. However, with such an abundance of quality golf courses to choose from you will not find it difficult to find a good course on which to play wherever you decide to stay in Glasgow.
It is truly the only place on earth where you can experience breathtaking scenery, dramatic seascapes and friendly natives whilst playing exciting, challenging courses in all seasons, in all kinds of weather!
Five of the best courses in and around Glasgow are listed below:
- Drumpellier Golf Club, Coatbridge
- Haggs Castle Golf Club, Glasgow
- Hilton Park Golf Club, Milngavie
- Kirkhill Golf Club, Cambuslang
- Littlehill Golf Club, Bishopbriggs
Please contact courses direct before playing as visitor policies and green fees differ.