Perfect Vacation Destinations for Golf and Fishing
Scotland is the undisputed home of golf and fishing and several locations offer both within easy reach. South West Scotland offers many opportunities to lovers of golf. The Dumfries and Galloway region alone has over thirty golf courses suitable for players of all levels of skill. Numerous pristine lochs in the region provide excellent fishing.
There are several hotels and Bed and Breakfast establishments that can serve as a convenient base for your golf and fishing vacation. Wholesome Scottish breakfasts, lovely rooms with splendid views of the unspoiled countryside and a peaceful ambience are the add-on bonuses that come with these places.
Lochview Motel and Restaurant on the edge of Loch Auchenreoch provides tranquility in outstanding surroundings just thirty six miles from the English border. There is plenty of opportunity for walking and exploring the surrounding forests. There are several historic houses and castles nearby to visit too for others in the family who may tire of golf and angling.
The coastline of South West Scotland abounds in opportunities for river, loch and sea fishing. You can choose between fly fishing, coarse fishing or sea fishing, or you can try your hand at all. The sea offers angling along the coast or out on a boat both with little restriction or expense. Most hotels have permits for fishing at nearby lochs or rivers and are often able to help with guides and equipment too.
Cosses Country House, located in a four hundred year old hunting lodge and home farm, stands on twelve acres of property on the banks of a river. Championship golf is played nearby at Prestwick Golf Club, the venue of the first ever championship in 1860. A game here is high on the wish list of many golfers.
New Lanark a four star World heritage site in Scotland which has been preserved as a Heritage Village is located near the Clyde Falls and in the picturesque Clyde valley. Several Bed and Breakfast establishments in the valley are excellent bases for golf and fishing. Annandale is another picturesque are to use as a base when you want to have a relaxed vacation with some golf and fishing trips thrown in.