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  • About Scotland

    Geographically, Scotland occupies the northern section of the island of Great Britain, and is surrounded by the Irish Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. A little known fact is that Scotland is comprised of more than 600 islands including the Hebrides and famous coastal areas such as Isle and Man. Scotland is divided into approximately three dozen regions or council areas. ...

  • Regions

    Ayrshire

    Ayrshire is a fascinating region with a rich history and numerous tourist attractions. The area’s chief natural feature is the beautiful Firth of Clyde. The main towns in Ayrshire are Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock. It was in the 11th Century that Ayrshire came to form part of the Scottish kingdom, thus history buffs will certainly enjoy exploring this fascinating region.

  • Golf Courses

    Leven Links

    Leven Links can be described as very generous. This is not in terms of size – it is only a modest 6427 yards. It is a course that has been involved in a lot of sharing – hence generous with its possessions. Leven Links is a typical par 71 links course of Scotland located off The Promenade in Leven, Fife just ten miles south of St. Andrews.

  • Golf Courses

    Shiskine Golf Club

    It is unlikely that you will play at a course like Shiskine Golf Club anywhere! One of Britain’s top 100 golf courses, it is an unusual 12-hole course that has gained cult status. This uncommon course at Blackwaterfoot on the Western side of the Isle of Arran, off the Ayrshire coast of Scotland poses a challenge reminiscent of early golf in Scotland. The course nestles at the foot of the ...

  • Golf Courses

    Dundonald Golf Course

    Dundonald Links Golf Course is a golfing masterpiece created in a region which has some of the best golf courses in Scotland. Located on the seaside near the legendary town of Troon it was earlier known as Southern Gailes Golf Club. Even before that Dundonald was an 18th century, nine-hole links layout that had been turned over to farm use during the Second World War. The property had fallen ...

  • Golf Courses

    Letham Grange

    Letham Grange boasts of two golf courses set in the tranquil, picturesque Angus countryside. Located in Colliston, Abroath in Central Scotland, the Old course and Glens Course are quite different from the windy links courses of Scotland. This does not, however, mean that they offer less of a challenge - in fact Letham Grange Old Course is considered to be one of the most difficult inland ...

  • Golf Courses

    Elie

    The course does not have an official name or even an architect. It is known as the Links at Elie and has taken shape over the centuries. There is no date of completion either. It has developed its present layout over the past 120 years – all the work of Mother Nature. Golf has been played in western Scotland for centuries and when the Royal and Ancient Club at St Andrews and the Honorable ...

  • Golf Courses

    Luffness

    Luffness New Golf Club is probably the oldest new course in the world. It was created in 1894 by Tom Morris. The original Luffness Links were on the west of the present course. Some members from the original club broke away to form the Luffness New Golf Club. The course includes nine original holes from Luffness Old Club founded in 1867.

  • Golf Courses

    Taymouth Castle

    Taymouth Castle Golf Course in Perthshire Scotland is part of a privately owned estate where visitors can fish, play golf and live in the estate cottages. The Taymouth Estate was sold in 1921 and the castle was converted into a hotel. James Braid was commissioned to create a course for the guests and the result was a magnificent parkland course, surrounded by hills, mountains, rivers and streams.

  • Golf Courses

    Turnberry Kintyre

    The Turnberry Kintyre Golf Course is the perfect complement and companion to the Ailsa Course at Turnberry. It has been rebuilt twice and commands one of the most spectacular views. The original Arran course was laid in 1909 and was severely damaged during the Second World War. It was rebuilt after the war by Philip Mackenzie who also redid the Ailsa Course. Turnberry Kintyre was recently ...