—Discover Scotland's Golf Regions
Where to Visit in Scotland on Your Golf Trip
There are many incredible courses to play, places to visit and things to do in Scotland. We’ve broken it down into regions, to help you get an idea of what your golfing holiday to Scotland might look like.
—North East Scotland
The historic county of North East Scotland. Aberdeenshire is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, yet features some of the finest golf courses, including Royal Aberdeen, Trump International Scotland and Cruden Bay.
Aberdeenshire is one of Scotland’s most exciting places to live, with quaint coastal towns, historic villages and cities.
Angus region is home to some of the finest golf courses, including The Open venue, Carnoustie, as well as the fifth oldest golf course in the world, The 1562 Course at Montrose.
With 30 golf courses to choose from. There’s a mix of inland and links courses along the east coast of Scotland, Angus really is a fabulous golfing destination.
—North West Scotland
Golf in the Highlands is an experience like no other. With nine courses to choose from, including the world's finest in Royal Dornoch, to an encounter with sheep and Highland Coos at Brora.
The views in every direction are stunning and a stay in the beautiful self catering apartments at Royal Golf Gardens is the perfect spot to experience all that there is to offer.
Moray is home to 18 golf courses and we’re lucky to work with over half of them. In addition to the fabulous golf courses, Moray is also known for its 35 miles of sandy beaches.
If you’re into your Whisky then Moray is a definite place for you to visit. The region's distilleries produce more Malt Whisky than the rest of the world combined.
Also known as The Home of Golf, Fife is perhaps best known for the golf courses in St Andrews. However, there are also five other people golfing regions within Fife which shouldn’t be overlooked.
Fife is a peninsula situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth and just north of Edinburgh.
— Central Scotland
Lothian is made up of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian.
East Lothian is also best known as ‘Scotland’s Golf Coast’ and boasts 21 golf courses, including Muirfield, Gullane, North Berwick and Archerfield across 30 miles of coastline.
— South West Scotland
Ayrshire is located in the South West / West of Scotland.
This area is perhaps best known for its agriculture, with potatoes and other root vegetables grown in abundance throughout the region.
Ayrshire is a little less known for its golf, but do not be deceived, it includes three fantastic courses designed by the famous James Braid.
— South West Scotland
Interestingly, the tip of Kintyre is just 12 miles from Ulster (Northern Ireland), and there has long been interaction across the straits of Moyle, as evidenced by Neolithic finds in Kintyre, such as flint tools characteristic of Antrim.
Kintyre is known for its whisky, and Campbeltown was once proclaimed ‘the whisky capital of the world’.
One of Scotland’s best-kept secrets in the Kintyre peninsula is Machrihanish Dunes.
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