For over six centuries, Scotland has been known the world over as the home of golf. With legendary courses and legendary players, golfing greats have been teeing off throughout Scotland for centuries. On the 1st of October, the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Cup (one of the big four golfing championships in the world) will be in full swing, which is why we’ve put together a list of some of the best golf courses in Scotland to put you in the golfing spirit.
Without a doubt the Old Course at St Andrews is one of the best golf courses in Scotland. Home of the Alfred Dunhill Cup, it is where the tournament is set to kick off every year. Whether you’re a complete novice or seasoned pro, the St Andrews Links host a number of public courses to suit every handicap.
Next on our list of best golf courses in Scotland has to be the Carnoustie Golf Links. As the second leg of the Dunhill cup, it’s one of the world’s toughest golf courses and is ideal for more experienced golfing veterans. With its tough terrain and adverse weather conditions testing the skills of many pros, its nickname of “Car-Nasty” is well earned.
Golf at Kingsbarns dates back to 1793. The original “nine-holer” course was commandeered by the military during the Second World War for farming. Today, the pristine man-made course is situated just six miles from the legendary St Andrews course – making it the perfect choice as the last leg of the Dunhill Cup.
If playing the Dunhill circuit isn’t your cup of tee, Anstruther is our local course with 9 challenging holes and a welcoming club house. Founded in 1890, it’s better known as the home of The Rockies and was voted the toughest par 3 in the UK. With the perfect mix of history and challenging holes, Anstruther is not only one of the best golf courses in Scotland, it’s also one of our favourites.