Scotland is known as the home of golf, where the game has been played for more than 400 years. No golfers' resumé is complete without a pilgrimage to these great links courses.
Allow the experts at EGT Golf to introduce you to some of the best golf in the world, legendary hospitality, tradition, and maybe a malt scotch or two to help you recount some of the great shots you will play on these famous links!
Scotland’s east coast is absolutely the most popular golfing region headed by the famous Old Course at St. Andrews, Carnoustie, plus Kingsbarns. Golf Courses on the East Coast of Scotland include; St. Andrews Old and New Course, St. Andrews Castle Course, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns plus the Torrance and Kittocks Course.
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St. Andrews Old Course
The Old Course is the oldest course in the world and was first played 600 years ago yet today it remains a true test of championship golf hosting multiple British Open Championships. Despite its reputation and status, it is still a public course and closed on Sundays.
St. Andrews New Course
was built in 1895 as a response to increasing demand for golf at St Andrews, both from
locals and from the visitors who were flocking to the town in increasing numbers on the recently constructed railway. The New and Old are classic links which uses the natural features of the land. The courses have traditional out and back layout, with the 18th green just to the right of the first tee.
St Andrews Castle Course
The Castle Course is the 7th course at the Home of Golf. Set on a rugged cliffline overlooking the ancient town of St Andrews, the course combines breathtaking views with a memorable golfing challenge. Designed by David Kidd, The Castle Course was included within the prestigious Golf Digest Top 100 rankings almost immediately after opening. The course was opened for play in 2008.
Carnoustie championship course has developed into one of the world’s finest tests of golf, a course used as the venue for 7 British Opens. Historians agree that for more than 500 years golf has been played over the land at Carnoustie. The first real golf course at Carnoustie was laid out in the early 1830s. But it was Alan Robertson of St Andrews who, in 1850, designed the basics of the course and Old Tom Morris redesigned and extended it to 18 holes in the early 1870s.
Kingsbarns is 6 miles from St. Andrews and sweeps majestically along the sea near the
charming village of Kingsbarns. The sea figures prominently on every hole at Kingsbarns Golf Links. The links offer spacious fairways, rolling and twisting through dune ridges and hollows with large greens. True links turf and accommodating contours that embrace the tradition of the running shot under the wind.
Designed by Bruce Devlin and boasts spectacular views over the North Sea, along the rugged Scottish coastline and the unmistakable skyline of the medieval town of St. Andrews. The final stretch of holes represents one of the most exacting finishes anywhere in Scotland. The course is located at the Fairmont St Andrews Resort.
The Torrance at the Fairmont St Andrews opened in 2001 and was designed by former Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance. The Torrance Course offers Scottish style links golf at its very best. The course features revetted bunkers, dry stone walling and cliff top putting greens. The panorama from the course is quite simply astounding, with views over St. Andrews Bay to Carnoustie and the Grampian Mountains. The course is located at the Fairmont St Andrews Resort.
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