The Spectacular Southwest
The coast of Ayrshire, a historic county in southwest Scotland, is rich with golfing history. We highly recommend this itinerary packed with three Open Championship courses and a ferry trip across the Firth of Clyde to the great old links of Machrihanish.
Tracing the North Coast
Granted, the Highlands and Aberdeenshire in northern Scotland haven’t hosted a British Open, but don’t be fooled; they are still home to some of the truly great links in Scotland. The recent development of Trump International Golf Links gives the Aberdeen area three of Scotland’s best courses, and Royal Dornoch to the north should be near the top of any golfer’s bucket list.
⇑Trump International Scotland
Fife Favorites (+Carnoustie)
The Old Course is one of seven golf courses run by the St. Andrews Links Trust. We suggest adding the venerable New Course to fulfill the Links Trust’s two-course requirement when booking the Old, along with several other world-class courses within a short drive of the Home of Golf’s sacred grounds.
⇑Crail Balcomie Course
⇑St. Andrews New Course
The Open Rota
Five different Scottish courses are in the current Open Championship rotation, and an itinerary that includes all five is certainly realistic, if planned well in advance. Throw in a round at both Prestwick and Musselburgh and you will cover every Scottish course that has ever hosted an Open!
*Prices are based on 4 golfers staying in budget accommodations for seven nights and include a self-drive van. All packages including the St. Andrews-Old Course presume a tee time acquired through either the Advance Application or Daily Ballot. For more information about playing the Old Course, please click here.