Golf Courses in Scotland. Perthshire, Angus, Dundee and Fife make up the area known as the heartland of Scotland. Scotland may be regarded as the Birthplace of golf but this is the area where both Scotland and Golf really began. It true Angus is credited as the birthplace of Scotland
As such it is the natural place to find some of the best golf courses in the world. I would suggest that if you were wanting to spend some years travelling the world wanting to play only the best golf courses this is the region to start.
St Andrews Golf Courses.
Almost every golfer in the world will know the name of St Andrews. If you want to play the “Old Course” (the golf course that every player dreams of playing) you need to book usually a full year in advance or enter a daily ballot on site knowing you will probably lose. The owners, “St Andrews Links Trust”, have six other golf courses in Scotland including St Andrews Fairmont and Kingsbarns as well as the latest Castle Course.
All of them, as expected, have a high reputation and I for one would be honoured to play any of them if I did not win the ballot for the original St Andrews Old Course.
Gleneagles Golf Courses in Scotland
A short drive into Perthshire brings you to the world renown course of Gleneagles. If you can afford it stay at the associated Gleneagles Resort Hotel for superb 5* luxury with all its golfing memorabilia and atmosphere.
Just think about it. St Andrews Golf courses in Scotland plus Gleneagles Golf courses. What can you add to better that? Only one place to make it the triple top golf courses in Scotland venue that has to be Carnoustie of course.
Carnoustie Golf Course
Further north up the coast is Carnoustie Golf Course. Chosen course for several Open Championship matches where you will face an unbelievable test of your golfing skills. After your round has finished relax in the hotel bar and spend the evening retelling your story of the game over and over again with well deserved excitement.
Did you know that Tiger woods said it was “the most challenging, if not the finest, course in the world”?
And that is just one of the golf courses in Scotland just think about all the others you can choose from when you enjoy a Scottish Golf Vacation Holiday in the Heartland of Scotland.
I have seen a list of 33 different Angus Golf Courses in Scotland. All within a short drive of Carnoustie so you will find yourself kept busy trying to play them all. Why not try a sponsored golf vacation holiday and donate the proceeds to a deserving charity?
Each of the above Scottish golf courses are all links courses in that they are built on the edge of the seashore. There are some parkland courses such as Ladybank, Crail and Lundin that deserve a praiseworthy mention.
Playing a round of Golf in the Heartlands of Scotland at any of these world class golf resorts will be a special occasion in paradise for any golfer. But this region of Scotland is not the only part of the country where world class golfing can take place. Visit some of the golfing articles below for even more choices.
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