With world-renowned courses, this destination is truly a wonderful setting for a game of golf

Edinburgh leaves you spoilt for choice when it comes to golf, with an amazing selection of courses that allow you to make the most of the natural contours of the land while enjoying some testing holes at the same time.

With the capital city of Edinburgh the base for your golfing trip this picturesque part of the home of golf is, unsurprisingly, a haven for golfers worldwide and closer to home. There is a fine mix of courses throughout the region, with everything from traditional, testing links to plush parklands and crafty, little nine holers.

With around a hundred golf courses to choose from, Glasgow has the biggest selection in Scotland

When taking into account the hustle and bustle of Glasgow and its surrounding area you would probably be surprised to hear that Scotland’s Central region boasts 119 of genuine quality. This area is perhaps the most underrated of all the six regions that make up Scottish golf. Most tend to view the scenery around the courses elsewhere in Scotland as superior, but this particular corner of the home of golf has its fair share of surprises. A warm, early evening round of golf high up on a hill with the shimmering lights of Glasgow in the distance is quite spectacular.

St Andrews is recognised internationally as the “Home of Golf”, a distinction based upon six centuries of sporting tradition.

The variety and quality of courses mark the town as the premier destination for golfers from around the globe. As all are within ten minutes drive time of the town centre, there is nowhere else in the world where you will find such a concentration of high quality courses, including eight of championship class.

The range of courses and excellent value provided by St Andrews mean any golfer, regardless of ability or experience, can sample the town’s unique atmosphere.

St Andrews is recognised internationally as the “Home of Golf”, a distinction based upon six centuries of sporting tradition.

The variety and quality of courses mark the town as the premier destination for golfers from around the globe. As all are within ten minutes drive time of the town centre, there is nowhere else in the world where you will find such a concentration of high quality courses, including eight of championship class.

The range of courses and excellent value provided by St Andrews mean any golfer, regardless of ability or experience, can sample the town’s unique atmosphere.

The Best Western Scores Hotel is the closest hotel to the 1st tee of the world famous Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse. A 5 minute walk will take you to many of the town’s attractions including the ancient castle and cathedral ruins, the 600 year old University (Scotland’s oldest) and the historic town centre. Whether travelling on business or pleasure, exploring the sight of St Andrews or experiencing the thrill of the Old Course first hand, the Best Western Scores Hotel is the ideal choice for visitors to St Andrews, golfers. The hotel occupies two traditional Victorian Town Houses dating back to 1864 and 1880 and retains many of the large former drawing rooms as Junior Suites. There are 30 rooms in total, many of which have stunning views over the West Sands beach whilst other enjoy an outlook over the landscaped garden and terraces.

On the edge of the Carnoustie Golf Links Championship Course, the Golf Hotel is less than 650 ft from the sandy beach. A heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym are all available in the fitness center.

The Burnside Course and the Budden Links are also within the Carnoustie Golf Glub. Carnoustie Train Station is a 5-minute walk away and Dundee Riverside Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

Local produce is served in the AA Rosette winning Dalhousie Restaurant, which has views out over the golf course. Guests can relax with a drink in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel’s casual Calder’s Bar or enjoy the views of the terraced sitting area.

Rooms are spacious and include tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. Some rooms have beautiful sea views.

Just metres from Holyrood Park, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel features an award-winning restaurant and luxury spa. With Edinburgh Castle just a mile away, guests have free internet and large rooms.

The elegant rooms at Macdonald Holyrood have a marble private bathroom and tea and coffee facilities with free mineral water. Rooms also offer satellite TV, a hairdryer and ample work space.

Using the finest ingredients, sourced locally where possible, Acanthus is one of the newest restaurants in Edinburgh. Offering a selection of specialty cocktails, there are also afternoon tea and extensive dinner menus.

The Vital Health and Wellbeing Club features a gym, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. There is also a beauty centre with modern treatment rooms and a solarium.

Situated in Edinburgh’s historical centre, Holyrood Macdonald Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Holyrood Palace and Abbey. With on-site parking available, lively Princes Street can be reached in 15 minutes’ walk.

Old Town is a great choice for travelers interested in pubs, history and architecture.