Scotland is known as the home of golf, where the game has been played for more than 400 years. No golfers’ resumé is complete without a pilgrimage to these great links courses.
Allow the experts at EGT Golf to introduce you to some of the best golf in the world, legendary hospitality, tradition, and maybe a malt scotch or two to help you recount some of the great shots you will play on these famous links!
Scotland’s east coast is absolutely the most popular golfing region headed by the famous Old Course at St. Andrews, Carnoustie, plus Kingsbarns. Golf Courses on the East Coast of Scotland include; St. Andrews Old and New Course, St. Andrews Castle Course, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns plus the Torrance and Kittocks Course.
The game of golf has been played in Carnoustie for well over four centuries. The first indication that the game was being played in the Angus town can be found in the Parish Records of 1560 when the game of gowff was mentioned and there is every indication that the game has played an important part in the town’s life ever since.
Located at the very heart of Ayrshire’s golf coast lies a modern links golf masterpiece. Designed by Kyle Phillips, Dundonald Links was home to the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in 2017.
Kingsbarns is 6 miles from St. Andrews and sweeps majestically along the sea near the charming village of Kingsbarns. The sea figures prominently on every hole at Kingsbarns Golf Links. The links offer spacious fairways, rolling and twisting through dune ridges and hollows with large greens. True links turf and accommodating contours that embrace the tradition of the running shot under the wind.
The Old Course is the oldest course in the world and was first played 600 years ago yet today it remains a true test of championship golf hosting multiple British Open Championships. Despite its reputation and status, it is still a public course and closed on Sundays.
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