As you might expect, Scotland – the home of golf – has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to golf courses and despite its relatively small size, the country has over 550 courses to test golfers of all abilities. Considering the quality, value for money and the range of golf courses on offer – everything from parkland courses to traditional golf links – it’s little wonder that golfers from around the world descend on Scotland year after year to sample what makes the birthplace of the game stand above all others.
Scotland is well known for its golf courses; many of which are world famous as venues for the British Open. From the jewel in the crown that is the St. Andrew’s Old Course to the championship links at the likes of Carnoustie, Muirfield, Troon and Turnberry (the scene of the 2009 Open) to lesser known gems of Royal Dornoch, Boat of Garten and Braid Hills, the list of great Scottish golf courses is seemingly endless.
Edinburgh, for example, boasts some of the best golf courses to be found across Scotland’s Central belt and is an ideal destination to indulge in a short golf break. Not only do you get access to some top-notch golf, but away from the course there is the chance to sample some of Edinburgh’s attractions as Scotland’s capital city, such as Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Holyrood palace and park, and the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Pay a visit to the city during August and you’ll also be treated to the sights and sounds of the international Fringe and Edinburgh Festival; a diverse array of music and arts await, while all year yound you can sample the fine eateries and countless bars dotted around the city. For night owls, Edinburgh’s nightlife is legendary with nightclubs, live music and more available every night of the week.
Getting to Edinburgh is easy too with an extensive rail network linking the city to most major destinations across the UK, including London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol while Edinburgh International airport is situated only seven miles from the city centre.
For golf, Edinburgh has numerous golf courses in and around the city, such as Mortonhall Golf Club, Royal Burgess, Braid Hills and Silverknowes while there are even more gems a little further afield, including some championship standard courses such as Muirfield, Gullane, Craigielaw and Dalmahoy among many others.
What’s more, with Edinburgh golf breaks the cost of your accommodation and green fees are included in the cost of the tour so you needn’t worry about trying to find a hotel in which to rest your weary limbs after your round of golf, or indulging in the local nightlife – or even both!
Golf breaks in Edinburgh offer the best in quality and value, and give golfers the chance to sample some of the reasons why Scottish golf breaks rank among the best and most enjoyable available.