The Home of Golf
Golf has been played over the links of Scotland for at least 600 years and is undisputedly the home of the modern game.
Scotland can be split roughly into 5 different regions starting with 'St Andrews' and the 'Kingdom of Fife', East Lothian, North East Scotland 'Aberdeenshire', the Highlands, and the Western coast 'Ayrshire'.
Each of these regions has its famous courses starting with the most famous of them all the "Old Course" of St Andrews, located naturally in the town of St Andrews.
The second region is East Lothian which lies east of the city of Edinburgh and is home to Muirfield and the 'The Honourable Club of Edinburgh Golfers' which is the oldest golf club in the world.
Next we travel across to the west coast with Ayrshire and Kintyre Peninsular which is home to many wonderful courses such as Prestwick (the first course used for the Open championship back in 1860), Royal Troon, Turnberry and the two links at Machrihanish on Kintyre.
Then we head north to the Highlands with the highlight being 'Royal Dornoch' and the modern classic Castle Stuart, but don't forget to visit Loch Ness and 'Nessie' when your in the area.
And lastly but not least is North East Scotland which has had a boost in recent years with the arrival of Trump International, but in fact it was already well worth the visit with Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen in the area.
Scotland has many activities to keep you busy after golf. Starting with the authentic local cuisine, a visit to the pub and interaction with the locals or a wander around one the picturesque towns and villages. How about a city trip to Edinburgh or Glasgow. Or take in the stunning scenery that Scotland has to offer. The North Coast 500 has been growing in popularity and entails a trip around the top of Scotland with several stops on the east and north coast to play golf.
And to round it all off, a few drams of whisky to wash it all down.
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Map of Scotland