Holiday golf guide Scotland

Holiday Guide Scotland

A key part of Scottish heritage, golf, or `gowf` as it was known in the Fifteenth Century was once deemed a distraction from military training and banned from taking place by King James II. However from its re-introduction within the Treaty of Glasgow in 1502 to it`s current standing as a leading sport Golf in Scotland is now a well respected and popular holiday activity.

Of course part of the attraction to taking a golfing holiday in Scotland is the surrounding landscape and for those looking to book such a break it is worth considering where in Scotland you want to be.

Consider carefully because you`ll be spoilt for choice! There are around five hundred and fifty courses in various locations in and around Scotland, giving you the ideal opportunity to improve your game whilst relaxing and taking in the local scenery.

Key courses include Muirfield, Turnberry the Old Course at St Andrews, Royal Troon and Carnoustie. However for trying your hand at a championship course, Gleneagles is an ideal venue and one that will be hosting the famous Ryder Cup in 2014 and rightly so.

This PGA Centenary golf course boasts 18 holes and a par 72 set within exquisite Heathland. Often called a modern classic this course is a welcome challenge to even the most experienced golfer and was described by its designer, Jack Nicklaus as, `the finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with.`

For an alternative venue, Royal Dornoch will take you into the Scottish Highlands for your game and places you at the centre of a designated National Scenic Area. Near to the sea and with an award winning beach this location would suit families as well as individuals seeking a combination of fun, relaxation and a bit of peace and quiet.

Blairgowrie in Perthshire offers two championship golf courses for those more experienced in the game. Or for beginners a nine hole course serves as an excellent introduction to the sport.

When choosing your holiday don`t forget to check the championship schedule. With Scotland hosting the competition three out of every five years you may well be in for a treat with golfing action from some of the best sportsmen and women from around the world.

With central Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow Airports, getting to Scotland is easy and with excellent car hire available so too is traveling to your ideal golfing destination. For easy and efficient car hire Aberdeen airport supplies a number of options so you`ll be able to make the most of your golfing holiday without wasting a single second.