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Golfing in Glasgow and Scotland

There is really no better place to play a round than the country that birthed the game. As the Home of Golf, Scotland possesses some of the finest courses in the world which have hosted golf's biggest events. Make the pilgrimage and discover the beauty of Scotland's courses during your trip!

In and around Glasgow

Glasgow is known as the "dear green place" so it's no surprise there are around 90 courses in and around the city. Pollok Golf Club is situated in the stunning grounds of Pollok Country Park, while the James Braid designed Cathcart Castle offers panoramic views of the city with a challenging mix of short par holes. Slightly further from the city are Turnberry, the famously breathtakingly beautiful links course and The Carrick at Cameron House Hotel, a heathland course that straddles the lowlands and highlands.

Other courses of note include:

Signature courses of Scotland

If you're planning on a golfing trip, you can't miss the signature courses that define the very best of Scottish golf. Top of every golfer's bucket list is the Old Course at St Andrews, the world's oldest public golf course. Sensational views await at Loch Lomond, test yourself at the challenging links of Royal Troon and Dundonald Links, and take the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful attractions of East Lothian when you visit the outstanding Gullane No.1 course. 

"I have always thought Gleneagles is one of the greatest places in the world to play golf"

Jack Nicklaus 

Golf events

Carnoustie Championship Course

Scotland has hosted some of the most thrilling professional golf competitions in history. In 2018 alone, Scotland hosted the oldest of the four major global tournaments, The Open Championships at Carnoustie Golf Links; celebrities and golfing stars at The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links, Kingsbarns Golf Links and St Andrews Old Course; and The European Championships at the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.

There are always championships arriving in Scotland, so why not time a visit with one and watch some of the best golfers in the world compete? In 2019, team Europe will compete against team USA in the biggest tournament in women's golf – The Solheim, which will be held at the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in September 2019.

 For more inspiration on golf in Glasgow and Scotland, VisitScotland has all the information you need to start planning your perfect golfing trip.