Planning a Golf Vacation in Scotland is Simple!
Scotland has a remarkable number of outstanding golf courses of many different styles. Troon, Glen Eagles, Turnberry, Muirfield, Loch Lomond, Carnoustie and, of course, the Old Course at St. Andrews are the ones most golfers dream about. The more famous golf courses in Scotland where international competitions like the British Open and the Ryder Cup are played are naturally expensive and difficult to get a chance to play at, but there are so many other remarkable courses too.
They include link courses, inland parkland and heathland courses. Perhaps there are few other places outside Scotland where you have this choice. Parkland courses are perfectly maintained fairways interspersed with old deciduous trees with natural water features like brooks, ponds and water falls. Inland courses are laid out in rolling farmlands or meadows. Heathland courses have nutrient poor soil with scrubby vegetation such as heather and gorse.
It is not necessary to take a package tour to enjoy playing on these courses in Scotland. You can play at outstanding lesser known courses on the highlands and islands of Scotland at a fraction of the cost of more famous courses. In fact when you are on your own you have greater flexibility and can get much better deals on rates at less crowded but spectacular courses.
It is an opportunity to play at different courses with locals and eat a legendary pub meal between games at two courses on a single day. Stay at picturesque Bed and Breakfasts and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Scotland every where you go. Stay longer at any place you visit if the course challenges you, move to another place driving through scenic mountains and forests; playing golf as often as you wish, wherever you like.
The green fees and other costs vary from course to course and also according to the time of the year. Golf courses in Scotland offer different rates for weekdays and weekends. Many also offer a price for a single round and a “day ticket” for those who want to play longer after a round of eighteen holes. You can also pick up a Golf Highland package to play at their member courses at a reduced price.