Looking to discover more about planning a golf vacation holiday in Scotland?
Most golfers know that the game of Golf was originally started in Scotland. (Okay I made a popular mistake when I described golf as merely “a game”. In reality, for many of us, Golf is a passion — a lifestyle — that we spend tons of our hard earned money not just on green fees but making sure we have the best clubs and improving our best swings.
Planning Golf Vacation Holidays
Although Golf was first recognised as a sport over 550 years ago no-one could describe it as a fast growing activity. In 1850 there were still only around 20 golf courses in Scotland. Imagine only 20 courses in Scotland built in 400 years.
We have had more than that built in the last two to three years. We now have over 560 golf club courses in Scotland ranging from the Scottish borders right through the Scottish Central Belt up through to the Highlands to the Western Isles and even out to Shetland. What part of Scotland were you thinking of going to for your next golf vacation holiday?
With that sort of range of golf courses you can always find a game when have a golf vacation holiday in Scotland, can’t you?
At one time golf was so popular that the Scottish King thought his army officers were spending to much time playing and banned the game. Thankfully that rule was lifted and you can legally come for a golf vacation holiday any time you want.
I have seen figures suggesting that in some Scottish regions around one in ten people in Scotland play golf.
Certainly in the Aberdeen area (where I live) I can rarely go a week driving around when I don’t see someone or other with a golf trolley or bag waiting for a lift from a friend on their way to a course.
An overview of some the Golf courses in Scotland.
We don’t want to just throw up a list of the various courses spread around the country. Instead I am giving a quick intro to just some of the places visitors to Scotland might want to enjoy. It is a good way to help you discover the best golf vacation holiday venues.
Scottish Highlands and Isles Golf Courses. Where to play golf in Inverness, Nairn, Royal Dornoch, Durness and the Shetlands.
North East Scotland Golf Courses, Where to play in Aberdeen & Grampian
The Heartlands of Scotland Where to play in Perthshire, Angus, Dundee and Fife
West Central Belt Scottish golf courses. Play golf around Glasgow
South East Scotland Golf Courses, where to play golf in Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Borders
South West Scotland Golf Courses where to play in Argyll, The Isles, Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway