Prestonfield Golf Club, Edinburgh
The James Braid designed Prestonfield Golf Course is nestled below the stunning backdrop of Arthur's seat in a former deer estate. With the imposing backdrop and mature trees, you would be forgiven for thinking the course was set in a country estate rather than only 1.5 miles from Edinburgh city centre.
North Berwick, East Lothian
A club steeped in tradition dating from 1832, providing generous hospitality and a testing golf challenge. The course is a traditional links, which like St Andrews, starts and finishes at the clubhouse within the town, having wound its way along the Firth of Forth. There are stunning views over white sandy beaches, islands and across to the hills of the East Neuk of Fife.
Muirfield, East Lothian
Muirfield is a renowned host to major championships amateur and professional, international and national, men and ladies. Eleven Amateur Championships have been played over the course and 15 Open Championships. Visitor Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays (excluding Public Holidays).
The Old Course, St. Andrews
The Old Course is the Home of Golf where golf was first played 600 years ago. It remains a real test of golf for today's champions. The fabled original links course is synonymous with The Open Championship which it has hosted more times than any other venue and will host for a 29th time in 2015. Despite its reputation and status, it is a public course and is one of seven public courses at St Andrews Links.
Carnoustie Golf Course
Carnoustie is public and has three golf courses. which are open every day and are rated in the top 50 Links courses in the UK and Ireland (Golf Digest June 2011)
Kings Barns, Fife
The moment you arrive at Kingsbarns, you know you're somewhere special. The relaxed clubhouse, broad smile from each member of staff and hearty handshake of the first tee starter - all combine to ensure that your trip to play golf in Scotland includes what has been called the warmest welcome in golf. Kingsbarns Golf Links is proud to be part of the heritage of links golf in St Andrews. Located 7 miles south east of the 'home of golf', the game has been played on the site since 1793. Kyle Phillips designed this Top 100 Ranked golf course and by setting it in an amphitheatre along the coast, nearly every hole boasts spectacular views of the North Sea. Each Autumn Kingsbarns joins the Old Course, St Andrews and Carnoustie Golf Links as a co-host of the European Tour's prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Imagine rolling hills, sandy dunes, a stiff breeze blowing off the Ayrshire coast. Before designer courses, before manicured greens and major championships, these lands inspired local Scots to play the game of golf. Beloved since its first formal course was built in 1901, Turnberry's fairways have been shared by the game's elite and casual enthusiasts from around the globe. Even the conversion of its links to runways during two world wars could not diminish the desire to play here. Beautiful in sun, exacting in cold and wind, Turnberry's three courses are both part of golf's legacy and part of its future. A round on The Ailsa, The Kintyre or The Arran is the kind of extraordinary experience that changes a player, professional or amateur. The draw of that experience will keep golfers returning to Turnberry forever.
Gleneagles is one of the most famous names in world golf. With three championship golf courses, including The PGA® Centenary Course Host Venue for The 2014 Ryder Cup, the resort is home to some of the game's finest holes, with challenges for beginner and pro alike.