Where to Play and Stay in Scotland

Home to some of the oldest and most historic golf courses in the world, a golf trip to Scotland is a bucket-list adventure for any golfer.

But with hundreds of golf courses to choose from, selecting the perfect one (or three) for your golf trip to Scotland can be tricky. We’re here to make it easy. With golf courses steeped in 600 years of tradition, this is where you need to tee it up on your golf trip to Scotland.

Most Popular Golf Courses in Scotland

Trump Turnberry

Trump Turnberry

This luxury resort along the breathtaking Ayrshire coastline encompasses all you’d hope for in a golf trip to Scotland. Recently ranked No. 16 in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses in the World,” the stunning Ailsa course, one of two 18-hole tracks at the resort, has hosted four Open Championships. Accompanying Ailsa is the King Robert the Bruce course featuring coastal vistas and the iconic Turnberry lighthouse, arguably golf’s most impressive halfway house.

St. Andrews - Old Course

St. Andrews - Old Course

The Old Course at St. Andrews has long been the pinnacle of a golf trip. Some of the game’s most recognized landmarks can be found at the “Home of Golf” like the infamous “Hell Bunker” on the 14th Hole or the Swilcan Bridge where every golfer that passes must pause for a photo. With fairways that have endured 600 years of golf, it’s impossible to imagine a more meaningful place to play on a golf trip to Scotland than St. Andrews.



One of ten courses currently in the Open Championship rotation, Muirfield has undergone little change since 1936. So, for a classic links golf experience on your golf trip to Scotland, Muirfield is as authentic as it gets. Throughout its 16 Open Championships, Muirfield has built an incredible, storied past with famous winners to the likes of Player, Nicklaus, Trevino, Faldo, Mickelson, and more.

Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch

The Championship Course and the Struie Course at Royal Dornoch are two timeless, links golf designs. Founded in 1877, the courses sit alongside the bay of Dornoch Firth and its white beaches. The dunes, ocean winds, and rolling fairways complete the links golf experience on your golf trip to Scotland.

Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie Golf Links features three incredible courses on your golf trip to Scotland: the Championship Course, the Burnside Course, and the Buddon Links Course. The Championship Course, the most famous of the three, has hosted eight Open Championships, one Women’s British Open, and two Senior Opens.

FAQs About Golfing in Scotland

Are golf resorts in Scotland open?

Yes! Many golf courses and resorts are open and ready to welcome you on your golf trip to Scotland. However, some remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. We recommend contacting your intended course of play to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your golf clubs directly to the course of your choice with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

How much does a golf trip to Scotland cost?

While the total cost of your trip will depend largely on your method of transportation and your selected accommodations, you can expect to pay as much as $400 USD for a round of golf at one of Scotland’s more famous golf courses. Less renowned golf courses will likely be more affordable.

How do I ship golf clubs on my golf trip to Scotland?

Tired of dragging your clubs through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your golf clubs, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Sticks will collect your clubs from your home, business, resort, or golf course. Arrive at your destination to find your golf clubs waiting! Ship Sticks will ship your golf clubs back home at the end of your golf trip to Scotland, too.

Why should I ship golf clubs on my golf trip to Scotland?

Because golf is a game meant to be played at venues all over the globe, Ship Sticks is dedicated to ensuring your golf clubs arrive safely and on-time on your golf trip to Scotland. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Sticks is the best way to ship your golf clubs on your golf trip to Scotland.

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