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Golden links dot the Scottish coast, play the very best in Scottish golf, Course like Turnberry, Ailsa Royal, Troon Old & Portland, Prestwick, Old Western, Gailes Royal, Dornoch Championship, Nairn Championship, Royal Aberdeen,Cruden Bay,Carnoustie Championship,Gullane No.1, North Berwick Championship,Kingsbarns Links,St.Andrews New, St. Andrews Jubilee, St. Andrews Old Course, Royal Aberdeen is the 6th oldest golf club in the world dating to 1783 when the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen was founded. In 1903, King Edward VII bestowed the royal title, and it has been the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club ever since. Balgownie Links is the most challenging course you will play in Scotland. It is said that Royal Aberdeen would be a British Open Venue except for the lenth of the course which only measures 6372 yards.
The Old Course of St. Andrews, is one of the most difficult tee times to obtain, but worth it. This is golf's mecca, the home of golf. A round here will give you something to talk about for years. New Course of St. Andrews. Adjacent to the Old Course and a mere 110 years old, the New Course is actually more challenging than the Old Course, with less room for spraying the ball. It is usually paired with the Old Course when purchasing tee times.Dukes Course owned by the Old Course Hotel and designed by Peter Thompson. The Dukes Course sits outside St. Andrews on a hilltop overlooking everything, this is a pleasant alternative to a typical seaside links course. Riding carts are available. Carnoustie is one golf course you won't want to miss, host to the 1999 British Open, this is one of the most difficult courses in Scotland. The quirky Barry Burn runs throughout the course to wreck havoc on your game. The four finishing holes are ranked as the best in golf. Ben Hogan won the British Open here in 1953. Then we have Crail just down the road from St. Andrews, Crail Golf Club is a good seaside test of your game. Kingsbarns is a new seaside links course opened in 2000 and a must-play. Located just a few minutes down the coastline from St. Andrews, it is truly spectacular, this is golf at its finest, a course one can easily compare to Pebble Beach. The clubhouse is extremely well-done with nice locker facilities and dining areas. Open to all golfers, we predict this course will host a major championship in the not-to-distant future. Prepare to spend a tidy sum in green fees, however. Lundin Links,.although a seaside links course, the Lundin Links offer some parkland holes as it runs up and down a ridge. The par 3's are some of the prettiest in Scotland. Then you can play Ladybank, a qualifier course for the Open at St. Andrews, this is a good inland test of golf among the pine trees and deep grass.
Muirfield is not to be missed. Guests are only allowed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A coat and tie is required for lunch in the clubhouse, which is men only ( ladies please note). Tee times are allocated a year in advance, so booking is essential. Kilspindie is a gem of a links course, hidden in the village of Aberlady. Hard to find blink and you will miss the sign as you round the curve towards Luffness.
Royal Aberdeen a well-established golf club presenting a true test of seaside links golf. Set among wonderful sand dunes by the sea, the wind is often a factor. Murcar next to Royal Aberdeen, is one of Scotland's Top 20. This is a typical links course with bracing sea breezes. Stonehaven just south of Aberdeen is another hidden gem. An inland course situated partially on cliff tops with outstanding views. Cruden Bay is a must, if you can play only one course in the Northeast, this is the one! A fabulous, fun course with stunning colors and beautiful views. One of the best courses in Scotland. Cruden Bay presents a real challenge for the serious golfer whereas the holiday player will appreciate the magnificent views over the bay to Slains Castle. Lossiemouth lies to the north of Elgin, this is another seaside links course. Off the beaten path, but worth playing. Carnoustie is extremely demanding, but when the wind blows, it is brutally hard. The 14th has become one of the most famous holes in golf, 60 yards short of the green, there is a sharp swell in the fairway into which have been cut two deep bunkers that appear like "eyeglasses". Thus, the 14th has been aptly named Spectacles. The bunkers stare at you as you debate whether to lay up or shoot over them to reach the green. Muirfield the home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, is one of the most challenging tests of your driving skills. Although there is no water on this course, every hole is a challenge. Good shots are instantly rewarding, bad shots are disastrous.