Scotland is known for many things. Golf, Whisky, Loch Ness, Visitor Attractions and beautiful Scenery. If you are visiting Scotland for a golf holiday we would strongly recommend you consider enhancing your trip. Experience some of Scotland’s History, Heritage and generous Hospitality.
There are many area’s for sightseeing in Scotland, all with many things to do and see and all of which can be included in your golf tour depending on which region you are visiting.
The West Coast of Scotland is well known for its spectacular scenery and sometimes rugged coastline. It is also home to beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise blue sea. You will always find a golf course be it a 9 hole or 18 hole course. Machrie on Islay (18 holes) Tobermory on Mull (9 holes), Traigh (9 holes) near Mallaig and Sconser (9 holes) on Skye are all beautiful courses. You will also find Whisky Distilleries and many other places to visit.
The Highlands has everything to offer and in our opinion is the best all round region in Scotland. Golf courses as good as any, Whisky Distilleries, Castles, Loch Ness (home to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster). Famous battlefields, beautiful scenery, The Cairngorms, walking and cycling – the Highlands has everything.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club sits very close to the spectacular Dunrobin Castle. Also close, are 3 distinctive Whisky Distilleries, Balblair, Glenmorangie and Dalmore. One or our favourites places is at the foot of the Kintyre Peninsula on the South West Coast. A place called Machrihanish where there are three special Links courses. Nearby is Campbletown, once famed as being the Whisky Capital of the World with 27 distilleries. Now it is home to Springbank and Glen Scotia. You can access Machrihanish by Sea and Air but going by road will take you through some breathtaking scenery.
If you prefer a bit of city life then Edinburgh is the place to be. Visit Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Royal Yacht Britannia and Museums. Close by are Muirfield Golf Club and the choice of links courses in East Lothian – Gullane, Kilspindie, North Berwick and Dunbar to name but a few.
August is a great time of year to visit Edinburgh. During this month the world famous Edinburgh Festival takes place including the annual spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo staged on the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle. A very International event.
No matter where you visit you can also be assured of some of Scotland’s best food produce by visiting a wide choice of fine restaurants.
If you are planning a golf trip to Scotland then do consider some of the above. Allow us to help create your perfect Scottish Golf Holiday – you will not be disappointed.
Sightseeing in Scotland can add real value to your golf holiday.