9-Day Golf Trip Adventure in Scotland

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Curated By

Ali Duvaras

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  • Scotland

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • International Travel

  • Golf

  • Multi-Destination

  • Sightseeing

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Curator’s statement

As an avid golfer, being able to visit the birthplace of golf is on every golfer's bucket list. With such deep and rich history, going to play at these iconic courses is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. While there you must explore the beautiful, quaint and coastal towns of St. Andrews, Turnberry and Troon.

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Where to stay

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Hotel Fairmont St Andrews - Scotland

Fairmont St Andrews encapsulates luxury, elegance and truly breathtaking surroundings in the "Home of Golf" in Scotland.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

A prestigious resort overlooking the famous Old Course and the West Sands Beach in St Andrews.

Fora Perks
  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Marine Troon

This destination hotel is the gem of the Ayrshire coast with direct views of Royal Troon's 18th hole.

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Day 1: Welcome to Glasgow

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Arrive at the Glasgow airport. Pick up your rental car and drive to St. Andrews. I recommend staying at the Fairmont St. Andrews or Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa. Take the afternoon to recover from a day of travel.

Day 2: Golf at Carnoustie

green and tan grassy golf course with white clubhouse building in distance and blue skies with white clouds

Best known by golfers as Carnasty, Carnoustie is one of the toughest and longest courses for the Open rota. This course is both world-ranked and a past Open Championship venue.

Day 3: Explore St. Andrews

Tan St. Andrews castle ruins on a black sand beach with blue water and green hills in the distance

Take the day off and go explore St. Andrews. Sightseeing suggestions for this day's journey include Stirling Castle, The National Wallace Monument or Edinburgh City. Stop at lunch at Hams Hame Pub & Grill, the Hamilton Grand building situated at the 18th Green of the world-famous Old Course.

Day 4: Golf at Kingsbarn

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Considered the "Pebble Beach" course of St. Andrews, Kingsbarn Golf Links is a beautiful ocean side course with almost every hole having sweeping views of the North Sea. Kingsbarn co-hosts the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European Tour which is played as a four day pro-am with each team consisting of one amateur and one professional. After the round, take in a tasting at Kingsbarns Distillery or explore the Kingdom of Fife and the little fishing villages along the East coast: Anstruther, Pittenweem, Crail and Largo.

Day 5: Golf at St. Andrews Old Course

green and tan grass golf course with ocean in the distance and blue sky

This day is reserved for playing the Old Course, the home of golf and at the top of every golfer's bucket list. With limited availability each year to get to play this course you will want to start planning ASAP!

Day 6: Off to Turnberry and Troon

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Check into the luxurious Trump Turnberry Resort or newly renovated Marine Hotel, overlooking the iconic Royal Troon Golf Course. Take the afternoon to recover from a day of travel.

Day 7: Golf at Ailsa Course

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The Ailsa course at the Turnberry Resort is probably the most scenic Open Championship golf course. Overlooking the small island of Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde, it has beautiful views across to the Mull of Kintyre and the Isle of Arran.

Day 8: Golf at Royal Troon Course

long windy black road going uphill with green and brown rocky rolling hills

Home to The 152nd Open in 2024, Royal Troon, is world-ranked and has been the host 10 times of The Open Championships. On the return from golf, take the scenic A719 road for incredible photo opportunities.

Day 9: Return home

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Time to go back home to reminisce on your new golf memories!