With over 550 golf courses to choose from, Scotland has more courses per head of population than anywhere else in the world.
Whether you’re new to the sport or want to up your game, the country’s range and breadth of golfing spots offers a playing ground for every level. And with many courses set against some of Scotland’s most scenic backdrops, there are plenty of fairways and greens which can turn a round of golf into an experience unlike any other.
Inspiring Londoners to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and make the most of Scotland’s iconic golf courses, Caledonian Sleeper has rounded up its top courses across the country.
Board the service in London Euston station before joining golf travel company DP&L Golf, the next morning to enjoy an unforgettable Scottish golf getaway.
The charming and historic town of St Andrews is famously known across the world as the Home of Golf. The area’s picturesque setting of sandy beaches and medieval cobbled streets attracts visitors from near and far with the Old Course undoubtedly being the town’s most well-known golf course.
However, with the area boasting ten additional courses you don’t have to look far to find other brilliant clubhouses with equally good golfing amenities. Castle Course and New Course both offer scenic cliff top and coastal views and can be reached from Leuchars railway station which is serviced by Caledonian Sleeper.
The Highlands boasts some of the most dramatic scenery in Scotland as well as an array of historic attractions and outdoor experiences including golf.
Castle Stuart Golf Links, located at the edge of the Moray Firth just outside the city of Inverness, is one course in particular where the Highlands weaves its magic. Here you can enjoy the eye-catching art deco clubhouse and course which are set against the landmarks of Kessock Bridge, Fort George and Ben Wyvis mountain.
The small town of Carnoustie located between Dundee and Arbroath is famed for its championship golf course which was the scene of local lad Paul Lawrie’s heroics in the 1999 Open Championship where he earned the claret jug.
The course has hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies Open and one Seniors Open to date with the Open Championship set to return in 2018. In the meantime golfers of all standards can enjoy the course but be prepared for a tough test as this course is known to be one of the UK’s most difficult.
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