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Unforgettable Scottish Golf Courses: Exploring Scotland’s Timeless Fairways

Cameron House's Wee Demon Course

As the golf season approaches, enthusiasts eagerly prepare to embark on unforgettable journeys to renowned golf destinations around the globe.

With its historic fairways, Scotland offers a diverse array of experiences sure to delight golfers of all levels.

Scotland, the Birthplace of Golf:

As the birthplace of golf, Scotland embraces the sport with over 550 distinctive courses.

In fact, Scotland has more courses per head of population than anywhere else in the world.

This guarantees that players of every calibre have a plethora of fairways and greens tailored to their skill level.

Spanning over six centuries, Scotland plays host to some of the globe’s most esteemed tournaments and stands as an unparalleled haven for golf enthusiasts.

Where to Stay/Play:

Golf fanatics have their pick at visiting some of the game’s best courses when travelling to Scotland, but for the most memorable experiences, Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts has a collection of upscale hotels in pilgrimage golf destinations, maybe most well-known for refurbishing the historic Rusacks St Andrews in the Home of Golf now complete with a rooftop putting green and bar with unrivalled views across St Andrews’ Old Course and West Sands Beach looking onto the Old Course.

The brand’s Marine Troon is a seaside destination hotel sporting whimsical golf-maximalist design and unobstructed views of the Ayrshire coast and the 1st and 18th fairways of the legendary Royal Troon Golf Club.

This year, the historic course will host the upcoming 152nd Open Championship this July, the tenth Open held in Troon.

Opened in August 2023, Dornoch Station, overlooking Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s Championship Course, is the latest brand opening in Scotland.

Marine North Berwick inspires guests with its stunning coastal setting, striking Victorian splendour and direct views of the legendary West Links at North Berwick Golf Club perching over the 16th hole and boasts scenic views of the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock.

As a five-star resort, Cameron House provides luxurious on-site accommodations, allowing guests to fully relax between rounds in comfort and elegance.

Golfers get to experience the very soul of Scottish golf – blending exceptional play with breathtaking vistas and accommodations befitting the revered game’s birthplace.

Cameron House's Wee Demon Course

With The Carrick’s 18 holes and the 9-hole Wee Demon, Cameron House offers variety for an enriching golf getaway, suiting players of all skill levels.

Surrounded by majestic mountains, vibrant flora and fauna and the shimmering waters of Loch Lomond, The Carrick, an 18-hole championship course has nine holes ascending the high road, while the remaining nine wind along the low road, providing a truly unique and memorable golfing experience.

A host to prestigious events like the Ladies Scottish Open, the PGA Cup, and the Europro Tour, The Carrick’s championship tees present a formidable test at 7,082 yards and par 71, challenging even the most seasoned players.

Yet, with four additional teeing options, this utterly stunning and uniquely situated course remains enjoyable for golfers of every skill level.

Offering stunning views of Loch Lomond, the Wee Demon Course is perfect for beginners or experienced golfers looking to improve their short game and putting skills.

The course weaves through the 5-star resort and is deceptively challenging — perfect for experienced golfers looking for a competitive match.