Even better, Scottish golf is wonderfully accessible. The clubs are clustered, frequently enabling you to select a couple of hotels easy to your golf. Around the west, Ayrshire Coast, you will find Trump Turnberry with Ailsa (World 18 by GOLF Magazine) and Kintyre Courses, Royal Troon (#44) , Western Gailes and Dundonald, along with a throwback one of the throwbacks – Prestwick – in which the first Open Championship occured in 1860. For individuals using the greatest passion for links golf, there’s The Machrie, Machrihanish (#91) plus impressive new comer Machrihanish Dunes all found west of Ayrshire over the Firth of Clyde by means of brief flight or high-speed ferry. A trip to their remote locales, the Kintyre Peninsula and also the Isle of Islay, offers to distinguish the job associated with a traveling golfer.
Around the new england, within the Kingdom of Fife, St. Andrews is flush with seven courses around town included in the Links Trust starting with the Old Course (#4) combined with the New Course (opened up in 1895!) and also the genuinely new Castle Course (2008). Highly respected Kingsbarns (#55) is under seven miles south of town, near Crail, and merely past the Fairmont St Andrews with The Kittocks and The Torrance courses. Less than an hour or so north of St Andrews is seven time Open host Carnoustie (#23) together with Panmure (where Ben Hogan ready for his victory within the 1953 Open), Montrose and Monifieth. An hour or so northwest is famous Gleneagles hotel, among the world’s respected golf and health spa resorts and the place to find a number of James Braid’s and Jack Nicklaus’ finest work the actual 2014 Ryder Cup host.
The Scottish Highlands are highlighted by world #14, Royal Dornoch, whose plateau vegetables really are a trademark design feature that Jesse Ross required from his home course and utilized on a lot of his classic designs in the usa. A new comer to the Highlands is phenomenal Castle Stuart (#56) near Inverness by Kingsbarns developer Mark Parsinen who co-designed this contemporary classic with Gil Hanse. Nairn, Dunbar, Brora, Moray and Tain are longstanding “hidden gems” enjoyed by northern visitors who’re also sure to enjoy Royal Aberdeen and Cruden Bay in route up or back plus striking new Trump Worldwide Scotland (#50).
Under two hrs south of St Andrews, is East Lothian, where you’ll find another range of clubs representing the essence of links golf. Muirfield (#10), Gullane’s three courses, North Berwick, Dunbar, and Cragielaw have reached succession across the coast east of Edinburgh each with histories reaching to the roots from the game.