Famous Golf Courses in Scotland
Ready to add some of the most famous golf courses in Scotland to your dream trip? There are around 600 golf courses in Scotland, so we won’t be able to take you to every single green. But we can certainly show you some of the highlights based on your interests.
If you prefer to avoid the popular golf courses, we also have plenty of recommendations for quiet courses dotted around the country where you can enjoy a game, plus some stunning scenery and maybe even wildlife sightings. Let us know what you’re dreaming of doing and we’ll try to make it happen for you.
St Andrews: The Old Course
The iconic Old Course is on many golfers’ bucket lists. Simply stepping foot on these greens feels magical. St Andrews is a favourite stop for us at Inspiring Travel, so we’re always happy to take our guests there.
The glorious Gleneagles is located in pretty Perthshire and certainly deserves a visit by any avid golfer! The club is an icon on the world stage of golf.
This course has been mesmerising players for centuries, and for good reason! Many golf fans make the pilgrimage to Royal Dornoch and we’d be delighted to help you join them.
In the rotation for The Open Championship, Muirfield Links is just outside of Edinburgh and a fantastic option for golfers of all abilities to enjoy a round.
With four classic courses and a proud history, Carnoustie is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. Try yourself at “Golf’s Greatest Test” to see how you fare.
The popular seaside town of North Berwick is the perfect backdrop for this championship course, which is said to be the first golf club in the world to welcome ladies.
Royal Aberdeen Balgownie
Regarded by many to have the finest first nine holes in the world, the Royal Aberdeen course is a must for keen golfers.
Not far from St Andrews, Kingsbarns offers plenty of stunning coastal views throughout the course.
With beautiful views over the Moray Firth, Castle Stuart Golf Links is an idyllic addition to your journey around the capital of the highlands, Inverness.
The Carnegie Links at Skibo Castle is a truly unique experience. Visitors are allowed on a limited basis to this otherwise highly exclusive private club.
With a clubhouse as historic and magnificent as Rossdhu House, plus enjoying full Audubon status (one of only 2 courses in all of Europe), Loch Lomond Golf Club is perfect for nature lovers who enjoy a round in stunning surrounds.
Designed around the intricate topography of Cruden Bay, this course is known to beguile and enchant players. Located near Peterhead, north of Aberdeen, along a stunning stretch of iconic Scottish coastline.
An iconic course on Scotland’s west coast, the Royal Troon is as popular as it is beautiful. A delightful opportunity to play, not far from Glasgow.
We hope this list of top golf courses in Scotland will inspire your travels to our bonnie country. We’re always adding to our inspirational travel planning information, so make sure to come back for more insider insights!