There are more than 50 classic, unspoilt courses on which to enjoy a round of golf and many of them are of 100 years’ vintage, much like the region’s prized whisky production.
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In Scotland there are over 550 golf courses to choose from – that’s more courses per head of population than anywhere else in the world! The range and breadth of Scottish golf courses means that whatever your level and course preference, you’ll never be far from fairways and greens suited to you.
For example, Royal Burgess is generally accepted as the oldest Golf Society in Scotland, dating to 1732, but they moved their location and so the oldest course continually played is Musselburgh , which dates to 1774. Here are some of the oldest recorded clubs or courses that we would recommend you play today.
Many more famous Championships have been held at the Club since, with the greatest professionals of the modern golfing era winning on Wentworth’s hallowed courses. Members and their guests are free to play all three of our magnificent golf courses and the privilege of walking in the footsteps of champions every day.
Golfers will be allowed to play in fourballs, with no restrictions on the number of households represented in the group and so long as proper distancing protocols are observed, from tomorrow.
There is a lore that a golf course is made up of 18 holes because it takes exactly 18 shots to polish off a fifth of Scotch . Drinking only one shot per hole meant a round of golf was finished when the Scotch ran out. The 18 – hole course was determined by the members of St. Andrews.
It Can Be Played in the Evening Another reason why golf is so popular in Scotland is because it is not purely a day time activity. Many of Scotland’s golf courses are lighted, so they can be enjoyed in the evenings as well, even after the sun goes down.
A common misconception is that the word GOLF is an acronym for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden . This is a 20th century joke and definitely not true. It is now generally accepted that the ‘golf’ is derived from an old word meaning ‘club’, though this in turn may have older cognate roots dating back to ancient times.
Blackheath Golf Club