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Famous Scottish Golf Courses and Scottish Golf Clubs

Planning a golf break this year? Then look no further than Scotland - the Home of Golf!

In 2009 Scotland confirmed its No. 1 status as the home of golf by taking the top prize of ‘Destination of the Year’ in the annual industry awards held by Britain’s best-selling magazine Today’s Golfer beating the Algarve (Portugal) into second place and Ireland into third. With over 550 golf courses across the country, Scotland has courses to suit all types of player from championship layouts to links courses, beautiful parklands and memorable hidden gems. Accommodation ranges from cosy family-run B&Bs to luxury five-star hotel resorts offering a number of accommodation deals and golf packages to ensure all budgets are catered for.

Check out some other famous Scottish courses including St Andrews, Carnoustie and Gleneagles. Why not make your golf holiday base around Loch Lomond and then visit some of the other famous Scottish golf courses.

Golf Holidays and Golf Breaks at Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Carnoustie Golf Links

The game of golf has been played at Carnoustie since before Columbus discovered America, making it one of the oldest courses in the world. The links have been played over the years by all the golfing greats and have acquired a deserved reputation as a demanding test of golfing ability. These facts alone, however, are but a small measure of the contribution Carnoustie has made to the history and development of golf today.

Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links

Glasgow Gailes Links is owned and managed by Glasgow Golf Club, the ninth oldest golf club in the world. Visitors are welcome to share the golfing traditions and excellent facilities enjoyed by the members. Less than an hour from Glasgow, Gailes is a challenging links course - tough and traditionally Scottish - consistently selected by the R&A as a final qualifying venue for the Open Championship.

Gleneagles Hotel

For those who are addicted to the game of golf, Gleneagles offers the chance to play on the world's finest courses. As well as the challenge of the King's, the secluded charms of the Queen's, or the nine hole Wee Course, there is now the exceptional PGA Centenary Course designed by Jack Nicklaus. This plays between 5,072 and 7,088 yards, due to five optional tees at each hole and is a course of baffling ingenuity.

Royal Troon Golf Club

Founded in 1878 by a few enthusiasts Troon Golf Club soon outgrew its purely local reputation. The Old Course today presents a stern golfing examination and in particular the inward half of Royal Troon is widely accepted as the most demanding of any Course on the Championship rota.

Trump Turnberry Resort

Home to the iconic Ailsa, an Open Championship course four times over, Trump Turnberry Resort offers one of the world's great golfing experiences here in Scotland, one of the most magnificent destinations for golf breaks. Watson, Norman and Price have all won the famous Claret Jug here at Turnberry. And, in 2009, Stewart Cink added his name to that exclusive list following his play-off triumph over Tom Watson at the 138th Open Championship.

Muirfield

Par 70, 6601 yards The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is the oldest club in the world, with continuous records from 1744. They began on Leith Links, in Edinburgh, moved out to Musselburgh when the links became too congested, and then to their present home at Muirfield.

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Regularly rated in the world's top twenty, we are frequently complimented by leading tour professionals. Another compliment we value highly is that visiting golfers regularly return to take up the ever varying challenge of our links. While it is a matter of pride to be able to say one has played a number of the world's best courses, once a golfer has played a few, the fact that he wants to come back to Royal Dornoch underlines how special are our links.

St Andrews Links Trust

Old Course Par 72, 6566 yards The Home of Golf and venue for the Open Championship 28 times, the Old Course attracts thousands of golfers from around the world every year. New Course Par 71, 6604 yards Opened in 1895 and laid out by Tom Morris, it is considered by many as one of the best courses on the links.

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