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, between the historic cities Dundee of Edinburgh, this oldest and most legendary of links courses has been the home of golf for over half a century.

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 holiday courses in Scotland

A round on the Old Course is undoubtedly 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 tee time on the Old Course, as well on as many of the other courses as you can play during your stay. Choose from the following St Andrews golf courses:

  • Carnoustie - 18 holes, 6,948 yards, par 72.

  • Castle Course – 18 holes, 6,759 yards, par 71.

  • Crail Balcomie Links – 18 holes, 5,922 yards, par 69.

  • Jubilee Course - 18 holes, 6742 yards, par 72.

  • Kingsbarns – 18 holes, 7,125 yards, par 72.

  • Leven Links – 18 holes, 6,551 yards, par 71.

  • New Course – 18 holes, 6625 yards, par 71.

  • Old Course - 18 holes, 6,721 yards, par 72.

  • The Dukes – 18 holes, 7,512 yards, par 71.

  • The Kittocks Course – 18 holes, 7,142 yards, par 71.

  • The Torrance Course – 18 holes, 7,114 yards, par 72.

  • Eden Course – 18 holes, 6,250 yards, par 70.

  • Strathtyrum Course  - 18 holes, 5,620 yards, par 69.

  • Balgrove Course – 9 holes, 1,520 yards, par 30.


Golf courses near Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh golf tours include a round on the Old Course at St Andrews, as well tee time on the following courses:

  • Muirfield - 18 holes, 7,245 yards, par 71.

  • North Berwick - 18 holes, 6,551 yards, par 71.

  • Gullane No. 1 - 18 holes, 6,873 yards, par 71. 

 

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 following three courses at this historic resort:

  • The Kings Course – 18 holes, 6,790 yards, par 71.

  • The PGA Centenary Course - 18 holes, 7,320 yards, par 73.

  • The Queen's Course - 18 holes, 5,965 yards, par 68.


Golf courses in the Highlands

No visit to Scotland it 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 you choice of the following courses. You can even extend your stay to play them all.

 

  • Brora golf course – 18 holes, 6,211 yards, par 70.

  • Castle Stuart golf course – 18 holes, 7,009 yards, par 72.

  • Cruden Bay golf course – 27 holes in total. 18 holes, 6,264 yards, par 70.

  • Nairn golf course – 18 holes, 6,765 yards, par 72.

  • Royal Aberdeen golf course – 36 holes in total. 18 holes, 6,890 yards, par 71. 

  • Royal Dornoch golf course – 18 holes, 6,711 yards, par 70.

  • Tain golf course – 18 holes, 6,404 yards, par 70.

  • Trump International golf links – 18 holes, 7428 yards, par 72.

 

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 tee time at the Old Course and on as many as the following as your stay permits:

  • Dundonald Links – 18 holes, 7100 yards, par 72.

  • Gailes Links - 18 holes, 6,903 yards, par 71.

  • Machrihanish Course - 18 holes, 6,462 yards, par 70.

  • Machrihanish Dunes – 18 holes, 7,082 yards, par 72.

  • Prestwick Course - 18 holes, 6,908 yards, par 71.

  • Royal Troon Old Course - 18 holes, 6,632 yards, par 71.

  • Royal Troon Portland - 18 holes, 6,349 yards, par 72.

  • The Ailsa - 18 holes, 7,217 yards, par 70.

  • Western Gailes - 18 holes, 7,014 yards, par 71.

  • King Robert The Bruce - 18 holes, 6,921 yards, par 72.

 

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 five-accommodation, and the chance to play on the following courses:

  • Ardglass golf course – 18 holes, 6,268 yards, par 70.

  • Ballybunion Old golf course – 18 holes, 6,802 yards, par 71.

  • Ballyliffin golf course – 18 holes, 6,612 yards, par 71.

  • Castlerock golf course - 27 holes in total. 18 holes, 6,506 yards, par 73.

  • County Louth golf course – 18 holes, 7031 yards, par 72.

  • Dooks golf course – 18 holes, 6,586 yards, par 71.

  • Lahinch Old golf course – 18 holes, 6,950 yards, par 72.

  • Old Head golf course – 18 holes, 7,200 yards, par 72.

  • Portmarnock, Dublin golf course – 27 holes in total. 18 holes, 7,088 yards, par 71.

  • Portstewart golf course – 54 holes in total. 18 holes, 6,814 yards, par 72.

  • Royal County Down golf course – 36 holes in total. 18 holes, 7,124 yards, par 71.

  • Royal Portrush golf course – 27 holes in total. 18 holes, 6,263 yards, par 70.

  • The European golf course, Wicklow – 20 holes in total, 7,089 yards, par 72.

  • The Island, Dublin golf course – 18 holes, 6,312 yards, par 71.

  • Tralee golf course – 18 holes, 6,948 yards, par 72.

  • Trump International Ireland golf course – 18 holes, 7,026 yards, par 72.

  • Waterville golf course – 18 holes, 7,225 yards, par 72.


Golf holiday 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 North West’s three Royal-designated courses:

  • Royal Birkdale golf course – 18 holes, 6,817 yards, par 71.

  • Royal Lytham and St Annes golf course – 18 holes, 7,118 yards, par 71.

  • Royal Liverpool golf course – 18 holes, 7350 yards, par 72.

A stay and play in England’s north west also offer the opportunity to visit some of the area’s most stunning areas of natural beauty, including the Pennines, Peak District and Lake District, as well as the historic and vibrant cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester.


All our golf vacations include luxury accommodation, with breakfast included, as well as transfers to and from the airport and each of the courses. To take in any of our golfing holiday experiences, fill in our online form and we’ll get back in touch, or give us a call on 914 481 8594.