The website scotlandwheregolfbegan.com is an ideal place to start planning a golf trip to the game's birthplace.
Any serious golfer knows of the trophy courses: St. Andrews Old, Muirfield, Carnoustie, Troon and Turnberry. They’re likely familiar with the bucket-list destinations, old and new, from Royal Dornoch to Cruden Bay to Kingsbarns to North Berwick. Maybe they’ve even heard of a few artisanal outliers such as Machrihanish, Brora, Panmure or Crail.
Few, however, could ever know all of the more than 550 golf courses that Scotland has to offer, from championship links to parkland beauties to nine-hole tracks. They may not know their Angus from their Ayrshire or Perthshire from East Lothian. Most who make the pilgrimage to the home of golf try to hit all the high notes, crowding the tee sheets at championship venues while neglecting the many gems scattered in every little corner of a country that distills golf with the same fervor it ...
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