Top 3 Golf Courses in Scotland

Scotland, the birthplace of golf, has some of the oldest and most beautiful courses to date. If you’re an avid golfer, this gorgeous country in the northern part of the isle of Great Britain is a stop you need to have on your Wanderlist. With the help of C’s dad, a golf fanatic himself, we were able to put together the Top 3 best courses the Scottish have to offer!

St. Andrews

One of the most well-known and oldest golf courses in the world, this is often referred to as the “home of golf.” A playable course since all the way back to the 15th century, it’s just a short hour drive from the bustling city streets of Edinburgh.



Another oldie but goodie, Muirfield is a private course located in Gullane in East Lothian, Scotland. Often the host of The Open Championship, it is also home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. Sorry ladies, you can play here as guests, but unfortunately still cannot be official members!


Photo by Seth Whales “18th, late in the evening, Day One of The Open July 2013, Muirfield, Scotland”


Looking for courses with a view? Turnberry is a beautiful golf resort located on the southwestern side of Scotland, right along the coastline. A little younger than the previous courses, but still over 100 years old, this course is famous for it’s views and has been known to host The Open Championships. Just try not to hit your ball into the Firth of Clyde when you’re on the cliffs at the 9th hole of the Ailsa Course.


Turnberry Point Lighthouse, built on the ruins of Turnberry Castle, at the ninth hole of the Ailsa Course

What’s your sport of choice you want to experience when you’re on your travels? Let us know!


Much love and wandering…

colleen sig



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