By Amber Irwin – Golfer’s Jewels
Golf has been a part of Scotland’s sporting landscape since the 15th century. This is also where the modern game of golf originated. Because of that, Scotland is widely promoted as the “Home of Golf”.
Scotland is blessed with a good number of world class golf courses. In this blog post, you’ll find 3 of the finest courses in Scotland. Every trip to Scotland should include a visit to any of these world class golf courses.
Established in1744, Muirfield is one of the oldest golf courses in the world. It is the home of Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. Muirfield is a renowned host to major championships, both national and international. This golf course has hosted the Open championships 16 times and Amateur championships 11 times. Despite being a privately owned links, visitors can still play golf here provided that there is an available tee time. Visitor Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Old Course at St. Andrews
The old course at St. Andrews is considered as a site of pilgrimage to many golfers. It is the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. It is considered by many to be the “home of golf” because this is where it all began. Since the Old Course still remains to be a public golf course, booking a tee time can be a challenge. Due to the number of bookings they receive on a daily basis, you may need to book a few months in advance to be accommodated.
Royal Dornoch was established in 1877, but it is claimed that golf was played here since the early 17th Century. The Royal Dornoch gives you a glimpse into how Donald Ross discovered the design style he eventually incorporated to the courses he designed later on. Being one of the finest golf courses in the world, Royal Dornoch retains something of a cult following. Its timeless setting makes it such as a pleasing place to play golf. Many golfers from all over the world makes the pilgrimage to this course.