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Ladybank

Play Ladybank Golf Course. near St. Andrews, Scotland

Ladybank Golf Course Ladybank Golf Course was established in 1879. It is a heathland championship course set amongst heather, pine trees and silver birch. The architect of the original 6-hole course, Old Tom Morris, played in the Autumn Meeting that year as a ‘stranger’ and won despite his handicap of +3 strokes. The course definition may have…

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Montrose Medal

Play Montrose Medal Golf Course near Carnoustie, Scotland

Montrose Medal Golf Course The Montrose Medal Course has all the key ingredients to make up one of the utmost challenges in the world of golf – rugged and undulating (yet an easy walk), some deep bunkers, springy yet quick draining turf, bountiful gorse, sand dunes aplenty and fantastic greens. A number of the holes…

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Panmure

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Panmure Golf Course Panmure Golf Course is a traditional layout which combines the best elements of links and heath, with tight fairways, challenging carries and compact, undulating greens. Old Scots pines and sandhills forged by nature give the terrain an enduring quality in keeping with the club’s long history. Hallmarks such as the ‘Hogan’ hole…

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Scotscraig

Play Scotscraig golf course near St. Andrews, Scotland

Scotscraig Golf Course Located on the northern tip of Fife just 10 miles from St. Andrews, Scotscraig golf course is a British Open qualifying venue when the Open is in St. Andrews. The 13th oldest course in the world, the challenging fairways, landings and turf will offer the feeling of a classic links course. (Back…

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St. Andrews Jubilee

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St Andrews Jubilee Course St Andrews Jubilee Course is the third championship course at the Home of Golf and considered by many to be the most challenging course on the famous Links. Built in 1897, it was originally intended for use by ladies and beginners; however, after seeing its prime golfing location between the New Course…

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St. Andrews New

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St Andrews New Course Names can be misleading and before condemning The New for any misconception of youth, bear in mind that when it originally opened as St. Andrews’ second course back in 1895, it was indeed new. Add to its pedigree the design, which comes from the true master of links architecture, Old Tom Morris and you know…

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Machrihanish Championship

Play Machrihanish Championship Golf Course, Scotland

Machrihanish Championship Golf Course The original layout at Machrihanish Championship Golf Course comes from the 19th century master of golf architecture, Old Tom Morris, who upon seeing the site for the first time, declared it to be, “Specially designed by the Almighty for playing golf”. Although there have been changes made since Old Tom’s day,…

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Prestwick Old

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Prestwick Old Course Founded in 1851, a full 27 years before its neighbor, Troon Golf Club, Prestwick is a microcosm of golf’s history, not to be missed by even those with only a passing interest in all that has occurred in the 600 year since golf came to be. The very first Open Championship was held…

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Royal Troon Old Course

Play Royal Troon Old Course, near Glasgow, Scotland

Royal Troon Old Course One of the great links courses in Scotland, Royal Troon Old Course is a challenging test of golfing ability. It is a traditional out and back links layout with the opening few holes showing a kinder side of the course’s sometimes merciless character.  These short par-4’s run picturesquely along the shoreline of…

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Trump International

Play Trump International Golf Links, near Aberdeen, Scotland

Trump International Golf Links This stunning links design comes from the renowned Martin Hawtree, a leading links architect who has taken a traditional, out and back design amid spectacular dunes and incorporating practically every links test known. (Back Tees 7,430 Yards / Par 72) 

Tain

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Tain Golf Course Immaculately maintained with greens as good as presented by any Scottish layout, this combination of links and heathland boasts an idyllic setting. The course skirts the shoreline of the Dornoch Firth, with some dramatic views to a mountain backdrop, evoking a feeling of total solitude, even reverence — it’s another one for…

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Moray Old

Play Moray Old Course, The Highlands, Scotland

Moray Old Course Moray Old Course is without doubt, one of Scotland’s finest traditional links, starting and ending in town and following a relatively straightforward, out and back path. The generous, undulating fairways are lined with prickly gorse, the shrewdly placed bunkers are deep, revetted and fearsome, including a healthy helping of good old fashioned…

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Western Gailes

Play Western Gailes Golf Course, near Troon, Scotland

Western Gailes Golf Course Bordered on one side by a railway line and the other by the sea, this is an exceedingly narrow layout, with an entire width no more than the two fairways permitted by the meager 130-acre site. But Western Gailes Golf Course is golf magic, presenting variety and challenges, rarely found in…

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Royal Aberdeen Balgownie

Play Royal Aberdeen Balgownie Course, near Aberdeen, Scotland

Royal Aberdeen Balgownie Course Founded in 1780, this is the 6th oldest golf club in existence, though the club moved to its current home in 1888. Ranked among Scotland’s top courses, Royal Aberdeen has one of the strongest front 9’s of any course on the planet and arguably, the toughest series of closing holes in all Britain. Royal Aberdeen…

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North Berwick

Play North Berwick West Links, near Edinburgh, Scotland

North Berwick West Links North Berwick West Links is a pure seaside links of the highest orders with a wealth of charm and tradition, located only 24 miles east of Edinburgh. There is good reason why it is used as a qualifying course whenever The Open is held at Muirfield and even greater reasons why two of…

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Gullane No. 1

Play Gullane No 1 Course, near Edinburgh, Scotland

Gullane No 1 Course Located only 18 miles east of Edinburgh, Gullane No 1 Course is regularly a qualifying course for the British Open. Carved into the ancient links turf, pot bunkers, wispy grasses and smooth-running greens provides a unique challenge for the serious golfer. Add to that the fabulous views across to Edinburgh, the…

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Muirfield Course

Play Muirfield Golf Course, near Edinburgh, Scotland

Muirfield Golf Course Built in 1891, Muirfield Golf Course is a scrupulously honest but demanding test where the dangers and hazards are in open view for all to see. Having remained a regular venue for the British Open, Muirfield is one of the most demanded stops for all golfers while visiting Scotland. Handicap Limit: 18 (Back Tees…

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Crail Balcomie

Play Crail Balcomie Course and Crail Craighead Course, Scotland

Crail Balcomie Course The seventh oldest golf club in the world, The Crail Golfing Society is one of even fewer possessing a complete set of minutes from its inception. Located eleven miles south east of St. Andrews, Crail Balcomie Course is a classic links with some parkland. The course follows a magnificent coastline with every…

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St Andrews Castle

Play St Andrews Castle Course, Scotland

St Andrews Castle Course St Andrews Castle Course is located 2 miles outside of St Andrews, occupying a majestic cliff-top setting, which has been converted from a flat potato farm into a roller coaster ride of gargantuan proportions. David McLay Kidd, the young Scotsman responsible for Bandon Dunes, deserves all of the credit for creating…

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Monifieth Medal

Play Monifieth Medal Course, near St Andrews, Scotland

Monifieth Medal Course Monifieth Medal Course has been sitting only six miles down the road from Carnoustie since 1845. Sharing the same unprotected, wide-open spaces and the identical and no less predictable wind that can howl in from the Firth of Forth. The Medal Course at Monifieth is an unforgiving unknown and one of the best…

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