Tee Off in the Home of Golf
With the famous game originating here, where better to play a round or two of golf than in Scotland itself? With over 550 courses to play, where will you tee off?
This month (9th – 15th September), the Solheim Cup returns to Gleneagles, with the best women golfers from across Europe and the USA competing in one of the highlights in the sporting calendar.
Whether you’re a golfer yourself, would like to give the game a go or purely a fan overlooking from the clubhouse, we’ve created a guide to the best courses in the country, all of which can be accessed via travel with Caledonian Sleeper.
If you fancy playing on the course where the Solheim Cup is set to take place then leave Caledonian Sleeper at Gleneagles railway station in Perthshire.
A blend of natural beauty and adventure make the three championship courses at this world-renowned hotel and sporting resort attractive to a spectrum of enthusiasts, from complete beginners to international competitors and celebrities.
No other course has hosted more Open Championships than the Old Course in St Andrews, with many celebrated golfers labelling it as their favourite course to play.
Crowned as where golf originated, the town is shrouded in golf history. Choose to play at the Old Course itself or other nearby greens including The Castle Course, New Course, Jubilee Course and Eden Course, among many more.
Championship Course at Carnoustie
Known at ‘Golf’s Greatest Test’, there are many that believe that the Championship Course at Carnoustie is the finest challenge of championship golf to be found anywhere the sport is played.
Located just a few minutes from Carnoustie railway station which is served by Caledonian Sleeper on the Highlander route between London and Aberdeen, here is where the most practiced of golfers can enjoy a challenge on a course which has seen iconic names in golf history make their mark.
The Open returned to Carnoustie in 2018, drawing thousands of visitors from across the world to spectate at this memorable location.
Nestled in a remote corner of Sutherland, Royal Dornoch has a reputation for being one of the world’s finest golf courses.
The wild location of this course offers an experience unlike very few others resulting in a cult following of golfers, mainly from the United States. It was here that Donald Ross, a native of Dornoch, took much inspiration for his design of Pinehurst No 2 – the venue of the 2014 US Open.
Royal Dornoch is located a one hour drive from Inverness which is serviced by Caledonian Sleeper.
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