Scotland’s Lesser Known Golf Courses

Scotland is home to the oldest known golf course in the world, it is also where you can play on a course that has hosted the most Golf Open championships in the history. But, what about those courses whose names don’t immediately slip off the tongue? Here, we look at some of the best courses in Scotland that are all too often overlooked.

Opened in 1938, the golf course at Musselburgh was once considered a little dull looking, but has over the years, undergone what could be described as a beautification process. Trees have been planted to make the fairways more defined. Most visiting players often leave positive feedback about their experience playing the fabulous 18 holes at Musselburgh, so why not give it a chance?

What started as a 9 holes golf course became the full 18 hole course in 1924. The Elgin Golf Course celebrated its centenary year in 2006. It is a delightful course to play at and is located in Moray, home to some lovely traditional holiday cottages for those who want a full self-catering, relaxed getaway experience.

Boat of Garten Golf & Tennis Club is believed to be a little paradise, by both regular players and visitors to the course. It gets very little recognition which is a shame, as the terrain alone makes this course a unique and interesting experience. It is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, so the views are guaranteed to be a knockout.

If you are looking for a few fun rounds of golf to break up a cottage holiday in Perthshire, then Pitlochry might just be what you need. It is not a championship course, but delightful all the same. The scenery is one of the best aspects of this course which you need something to look at while walking between shots. The uphill first three holes might be challenging for some, but stick with it, it is well worth it.

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