Scotland is considered to be the home of golf. Every year, golfers and enthusiasts from around the world flock to play the country’s famous links courses like Carnoustie, visit historical sites like the Old Course Hotel, and attend world-class events like the Open Championship and the Scottish Open. The game of golf was invented in Scotland in the 15th Century. The Old Course at St Andrews, built before 1574, is considered by many to be a site of pilgrimage.
It has taken more than just one golf course, however, to make Scotland the mecca of golf that it is today. Some of the country’s great links also include the likes of Turnberry, Royal Dornoch, Royal Troon, and Muirfield, all of which are a part of the current Open Championship rota.
Play the Gleneagles Golf Courses in Perth and Kinross
One of Scotland’s youngest courses is quickly becoming one of its best, and by hosting the Ryder Cup matches in 2014, the Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course added itself to the list of must-play courses for anyone on a golf tour of Scotland. The neighbouring King’s Course at Gleneagles is also considered by many to be the best moorland course in the country.
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