The Courses

There are thousands of golf courses across the UK, but none quite compare to the Old Course at St Andrew’s – sitting on Scotland’s east coast, in the Kingdom of Fife between the historic cities of Dundee and Edinburgh, this oldest and most legendary of links courses has been the home of golf for over six centuries.

The town of St Andrews alone houses some 12 golf courses, making it the perfect destination for a golfing getaway. Our luxury golf vacations go beyond the ‘Auld Grey Toun’ though, and give you the chance to play a round on the Old Course, as well as on some of the nearby championship courses in Scotland, England and Ireland.

Golf courses in Scotland

A round on the Old Course is undoubtedly the high point of our luxury golf vacations, but with such a vast array of challenging, championship standard courses in the immediate area, why stop at just one?

Golf courses in St Andrews

The history of St Andrews and the game of golf are inextricably linked – the first coining of the word ‘golf’ came in a 1460 poem by Sir Gilbert Hay, one of the first students to attend the town’s university, and in 1754, the Society of St Andrews Golfers was formed. This group would eventually become the Royal and Ancient, which is golf's governing body the world over, apart from in the USA and Mexico.

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A St Andrews golf break guarantees a tee time on the Old Course, as well on as many of the other courses as you can play during your stay. Choose from these St Andrews golf courses:

Golf courses in the Lothians & Edinburgh area

Scotland is home to almost 600 golf courses, over 60 of which are in and around the historic city of Edinburgh. Combine your play and stay vacation with a trip to one of Scotland’s most elegant and vibrant cities, where the nation’s ancient past meets its modern future.

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Our Lothians and Edinburgh golf tours include a round on the Old Course at St Andrews.

Golf courses in Gleneagles

Gleneagles is a name synonymous with championship golf, and playing the resort’s three courses as part of your golf vacation means you can return home with the bragging rights of having driven off at some of Scotland’s most challenging tees.

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Our Gleneagles golf tours include a round on the Old Course, as well as the three courses at this historic resort.


Golf courses in the Highlands

No visit to Scotland is truly complete without taking in the breath-taking scenery of the highlands, so why not combine your sightseeing with some of Scotland’s finest tees? And, if you’ve still some free time and some energy left after all that fresh air, it’s well worth paying a visit to some of the famous local distilleries.

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Our Highlands golf vacations combine a round at the Old Course with rounds on your choice of the Highlands courses. You can even extend your stay to play them all.

Golf courses on Scotland’s west coast

Scotland’s west coast hosts a dramatic landscape that is studded with some of the nation’s very best courses, so you can work on your handicap against a backdrop of rugged cliffs and dark seas.

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Our west coast golf tours take in a tee time at the Old Course and you can tweak these to take on as many of the West coast courses your stay permits. 

Golf courses in Ireland

Although not steeped in quite as much golfing history as Scotland, Ireland is no less passionate about the sport, and is home to some of the world’s finest courses, including Royal Curragh golf course, which was the first to be created in Ireland, back in 1853, and Portmarnock course, near Dublin region, which has played host to no less than 15 Irish Opens.

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Our Ireland luxury golf vacations offer accommodation, and the chance to play on the courses throughout the island.


Golf courses in England

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The UK’s passion for golf isn’t solely centred on its Celtic nations, and there are several championship courses to be played south of the border. Our England golf breaks take in the courses throughout England.

All our golf vacations include luxury accommodation, with breakfast included, as well as transfers to and from the courses. To take in any of our golfing holiday experiences, fill in our online form and we’ll get back in touch.