For golf tours of Scotland we are your ideal partner for luxury chauffeured tours. We have a lot of experience with golf tour of Scotland. We will chauffeur you, your clubs and your luggage in comfort and style, to each golf course and accommodation stop on your trip. If you have booked your own independent golf itinerary then we can provide you with a dedicated transport only service. If you require assistance with planning accommodation or with self drive golf tours of Scotland and routes then we can also organise this for you.
Below we have highlighted a couple of typical golf tours of Scotland in the famous golf areas of Fife and Ayrshire. As with all our other tour types, accommodation options range from comfortable bed and breakfast and guesthouse establishments, to luxury five star hotels. Contact us with your requirements and we will help create your perfect tour.
St Andrews is known as the home of golf. The British Open is held on the Old Course at St Andrews every 5 years and this venue has been used more than any other for the most prestigious trophy in the game. With so many courses to choose from, St Andrews, Fife and the East Coast give almost limitless opportunities to enjoy some of the best links golf in the world as well as some of the best golf tours of Scotland.
North of Edinburgh, over the famous Forth Road Bridge crossing and a short distance east along the coast from Dunfermline, you will find Aberdour and Burntisland Golf Clubs. Aberdour is a lovely parkland course with testing holes and great views back towards Edinburgh. Burntisland is a little gem of a course. One of ten clubs established before 1800 it boasts amazing panoramic views and is a great mix of parkland and links holes.
Heading North along the picturesque coast you reach the town of Lundin Links which is home to a quite superb Open Championship qualifying course. A few miles further up the coast is the charming village of Elie which has another excellent links course to test yourself on.
Heading Further up the coast and round the peninsula you reach the Balcomie Links at Crail, two great links courses, side by side. The luxurious Kingsbarns and St Andrews Bay resorts are just a few miles further up the coast from here and offer superb facilities and stiff tests of golf. St Andrews Old Course itself needs no introduction and the town itself is a joy to spend time in. The Castle Course opened in 2008 is the newest of the St Andrews Links courses which also feature the Jubilee Course and the Balgove Course.
Ayrshire and the southwest boast a great range and diversity of golf courses for all levels, from beginner to expert. The municipal courses in Ayrshire offer excellent links and parkland challenges at great prices. You can purchase a municipal golf pass which will allow you to try all these courses and alongside these you have a great choice of Championship standard courses and five star facilities.
From Glasgow head south and west along the M77 / A77 and then go west towards Irvine. Glasgow Gailes and Western Gailes, Irvine Bogside and Barassie are all a short distance apart and provide fantastic seaside links golf. Dundonald, part of the Loch Lomond Golf Club organisation, is possibly the pick of the bunch in this area.
Moving south along the coast take in Royal Troon, the regular British Open venue, and Prestwick which staged the first ever Open Championship in 1860. Also situated at Troon on the east side of the town are the excellent municipal courses of Lochgreen, Darley and Fullarton. Further down the coast at Ayr there are excellent parkland challenges to be had playing the Seafield and Belleisle courses. Belleisle is recognised as being among Scotland’s best public courses after St Andrews and Carnoustie links.
South of Ayr lies the magnificent Trump Turnberry Hotel resort. Turnberry has hosted some of the most memorable British Open finales in history, including Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson’s duel in the sun in 1977, and most recently in 2009 when Tom Watson’s almost rolled back the years, only to be beaten in the playoff by Stewart Cink. The Open Championship Ailsa Course and the spectacular Kintyre Course are must play courses on a golf tour of Scotland.
If you want to experience a beautiful and memorable bit of authentic links golfing, then let Open Road Scotland transport you to Macrihanish, near Campbelltown on the Kintyre Peninsula for on of our most unique golf tours of Scotland. It’s not the most accessible golf course in Scotland but without doubt it’s one of the best. A three hour drive from Glasgow passing through Argyll and the shores of Loch Fyne, and then down towards the Mull of Kintyre, the journey itself to get there is just as spectacular as the 18 holes that await you. For those short on time there is a ferry service which will run from 2016 to cut the journey time down. This means an Ayrshire and Macrihanish tour can be combined.
Machrihanish is famous because of its exceptional first hole which requires the round’s opening shot to carry the Atlantic. It is a tough start, particularly into a breeze. The original course was built in 1876 and is set in wonderful dunes in the small village of Machrihanish, on the western side of the remote Kintyre Peninsula. It’s a spectacular area with big skies, dramatic sunsets and a unique climate benefitting from the warm Gulf Stream waters. It’s relative inaccessibility has saved it from becoming more commercialised.
The course is joy to play and, most of the time, very quiet, allowing the visitor to relish the ups and downs of the fairways, the undulating greens and the joy of true links golf. There are stunning views across to the hebridean islands of Jura and Islay, which provide a delightful backdrop.
Combining a round on the original course, with a round at the new Macrihanish Dunes Resort is a golfing experience not to be missed. Voted “Resort of the Year 2013” by Golf Tourism Scotland it also offers luxury accommodation in the form of two historic hotels, a rejuvenating spa and a number of top class restaurants.
We also couldn’t let you leave this area without a visit to the Springbank whisky distillery in Campbelltown which is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland. It produces the most hand made whisky in Scotland, with traditional production methods being used throughout the process, and human involvement at each and every stage. It is the only distillery in Scotland to have never chill-filtered, nor does it add any artificial colourings to any of our single malts. It is the only distillery in Scotland to produce three different single malts, Springbank, Longrow and Hazelburn, using three different production methods.
These routes are only a couple of options for you to consider. There are a massive number of golf tours of Scotland available and it would be an impossible job to try and list them all. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.