Scotland's Golfing Destinations

Scotland is widely acclaimed as the destination which every golfer who has any feeling for the game wants to visit and play, to feel the history and to accept the challenge of the great courses and venues of golfing legend.

With a plethora of Championship links that include the Mecca of the golfing world, the Old Course at St Andrews, the majesty of Royal Troon or the sheer natural beauty of Royal Dornoch, there is always a reason to make another visit.

In recent years superb additions to the must play list include Castle Stuart in the Highlands or The Renaissance in East Lothian. 

And then there are the other five hundred or so all over the country from north to south, east to west and some, even, hidden away on remote islands.

The courses featured on the site are only a selection of our preferred golf partners and of course we would be happy to include your own personal favourites where ever they may be located.

If The Old Course is on your list, Executive Golf & Leisure are one of the few tour operators who can offer you guaranteed tee times on the world renowned Links in St. Andrews. For more information on the Old Course visit the dedicated pages.

You may enjoy our own list of favourites below, many you may have heard of; some require further exploration. Whatever you may be looking fro from a golf course Scotland will be sure to offer it.

St. Andrews & East Coast

St Andrews for many is the reason for visiting Scotland but there is so much more that can supplement that primary purpose. The east coast of Scotland - from the Firth of Forth  up to north of Dundee - is blessed with an amazing array of wonderful links and parkland courses. All of the courses below are within easy reach of our preferred accommodations in St Andrews, Carnoustie or even Gleneagles.

  • Carnoustie
  • Castle Course, St Andrews
  • Crail, near St Andrews
  • Kittocks Course, Fairmont, St Andrews
  • Torrance Course, Fairmont St Andrews
  • Dukes Course, St Andrews
  • Jubilee Course, St Andrews
  • Kingsbarns, St Andrews
  • New Course, St Andrews
  • Old Course St Andrews
  • Panmure Golf Club, near Carnoustie

South and South West

St Andrews may be the Home of Golf but Ayrshire can rightly champion itself as the Home of The Open which was first played in 1860 at Prestwick. The area has an almost unbroken stretch of links golf courses running the whole length of its coast and number three Open Championship courses and numerous other champoionship links. It offers a range of quality accommodation in Turnberry, Troon, Ayr and Prestwick and is less than an hour from Glasgow. Travel north and sample golf on the banks of Loch Lomond or head towards Argyll for the magnificent remoteness of Machrihanish. And it would be remiss of us not to mention the opportunity for island golf on Islay or Arran with a wee spot of the local distilleries products.

  • Ailsa Course, Turnberry
  • Prestwick
  • Royal Troon
  • Western Gailes, near Troon
  • Kintyre Course, Turnberry
  • Dundonald Links, near Troon
  • Glasgow Gailes, near Troon
  • Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, Troon
  • Loch Lomond
  • Machrihanish, West Coast
  • Machrihanish Dunes
  • The Carrick, Loch Lomondside

Highlands & North East Coast

Over a decade or so, the transformation of the Highlands and North East into a preferred destination of choice has been prominent. The addition of the two wonderful and contrasting links courses at Castle Stuart (near Inverness) and Trump International (near Aberdeen) has kick started a resurgenace in golf tourism to the area. From Royal Dornoch in the north Highlands you can select from some wonderful courses right along the coast to Aberdeen itself. Remote, rugged and breathtakingly beautiful the qulaity of the golf is matched by equally impressive lodgings. Too far? No not really. Three hours from St Andrews or Glasgow and Edinburgh and, of course, if you want to travel in style Executive Golf and Leisure are the experts in private air travel by charter or helicopter.

  • Carnegie Course at Skibo
  • Royal Dornoch
  • Castle Stuart
  • Cruden Bay
  • Nairn
  • Nairn Dunbar
  • Murcar Links
  • Royal Aberdeen

Edinburgh & South East

Scotland's capoitla city may not strike many as a golfing destination but the golf within an hour is quite superb. The resort hotel at Dalmahoy offers two championship parkland courses but it is East Lothian to the south of the city where you hit golfing paradise. It is marketed by the locals now as Scotland's Golf Coast and to be honest they do have a point. All around the Open Championship venue of Muirfiled you'll come across another wonderful links course to savour. Gullane and North Berwick are traditional masterpieces whilst Archerfiled and The Renaissance take the same peices of land and give golf a slightly different twist. Old or new East Lothian will satiate.

  • Dalmahoy's East
  • Dalmahoy's West
  • Dunbar
  • Gullane No. 1
  • Muirfield
  • North Berwick Golf Club
  • The Renaissance
  • Archerfield

Central Scotland

Kings Course, Gleneagles
Lansdowne Course, Blarigowrie
PGA Centenary Course
Queens Course, Gleneagles
Rosemount Course, Blairgowrie


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