Golfing Vacations in Scotland

Golfing Vacations in Scotland

If you dream of a vacation centered on golf, but your family dreams of an international getaway instead, perhaps a blend of the two is the perfect compromise. A golfing vacation in Scotland provides some of the most stunning golf courses in the world and many of them just happen to be public too! Here are three public courses you can consider for your Scottish golf vacation, but there are plenty more to choose from should these not pique your interest.

The Old St. Andrews Course – This 6,721 yards, 72 par golf course is the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognized across the globe and Old St. Andrews is one of the three courses used for the annual Dunhill Links along with the Kingsbarns and the Carnoustie Championship courses.

The Carnoustie Championship Course – The championship course is the best of the Carnoustie courses. It’s so popular in fact that it has hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies Open and one Seniors Open. As mentioned above it is also one of the three courses used for the annual Dunhill Links. The course is generally regarded as the toughest of the Open venues. However, it is also considered the most fair. The Carnoustie Championship course is 6,948 yards and is a 72 par.

The Old Royal Troon Course – This championship course is one of the great links courses in Scotland, and is a challenging test of golfing ability. With the unpredictable winds you’ll encounter and “deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom, accurate shot making is essential.” The worst of the winds will hit you on the back nine so be sure to make your best shots in your first nine holes. The championship course is 7,208 yards and is a par 71.

Have you ever been on a golfing vacation in Scotland? Where did you go and how was the trip?


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