St. Andrews to Turnberry: The best of Scotland golf in pictures

There is no golf destination that rivals Scotland's rich mix of history and championship pedigree. St. Andrews gave birth to the game of golf centuries ago, and the British Open was founded at Prestwick Golf Club in 1860, when Willie Park won on a what was then a 12 hole golf course.

Today, Scotland is one of the most golf-saturated countries in the world. There is at least one club in every village. Around St. Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife, golf is the lifeline. It makes for an unforgettable links getaway and for many remains their ultimate golf pilgrimage.

Other century-old links that play host to the British Open include Turnberry, Royal Troon, Carnoustie and Muirfield. But Scotland hasn't rested on its laurels, either. It's added many worthy golf courses since the 1990s, like Kingsbarns Golf Links just seven miles from St. Andrews, and 2014 Ryder Cup Host Gleneagles is a modern, Jack Nicklaus parkland.

May 05, 2008

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Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.