Scotland Trip Planner

Start planning your dream golf trip to Scotland with these expert tips from our editorial staff.

A hill of yellow gorse lights a fire to the setting of the Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club.
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I've been fortunate enough to make five trips to the "home of golf" and have compiled my top 10 favorite Scottish golf courses.
From St. Andrews to the Highlands, the Golf Advisor Staff shares their ideal weeklong itineraries in Scotland.
While 19th-century links clubs are the main draw in Scotland, the country's modern golf product is one of the best in the world. Many of these modern courses are set on equally -- if not superior -- coastal settings, and no Scotland golf tour is complete without playing at least one of these modern-day wonders, Brandon Tucker writes.
The story of St. Andrews is well told. If you venture beyond, however, the destinations may not be as well known as the Old Course, but they are hardly inferior. Brandon Tucker offers up some reasons why you should consider exploring outside St. Andrews for your Scotland golf vacation.
St. Andrews is one of the most coveted golf destinations in the world, but it can be enjoyed on a budget, too. Brandon Tucker offers value tips to the Home of Golf.
The Scotland golf scene is well-documented as being one of the best in the world. So why not take up international membership at one of its clubs?
When you want everything on site -- hotel-owned golf courses, multiple dining options, spa, pool and more -- there are only a handful of resorts to choose from in Scotland.
St. Andrews is the first choice for Americans planning a golf trip overseas. Many golfers believe it's the only choice. Hardly.
A Golf Channel Morning Drive viewer asked Matt Ginella on Twitter if there was any good golf in Scotland under $100. Brandon Tucker chimes in with some advice for links golf bargain hunters.
The story of St. Andrews is well told. If you venture beyond, however, the destinations may not be as well known as the Old Course, but they are hardly inferior. Brandon Tucker offers up some reasons why you should consider exploring outside St. Andrews for your Scotland golf vacation.
When it comes to ranking the best links in Scotland, there are so many choices that variety is inevitable. Brandon Tucker and Jason Scott Deegan square off to the settle the argument.
The Old Course is open to the public on most days, and it costs about the same as a round at any PGA Tour venue open to the public. Here's how to get a tee time.
A lot of pressure can come with planning a Scotland golf vacation, especially if its your once-in-a-lifetime trip to the home of golf. And to complicate things, usually each person in your group has their own wish list. But there are a few things you should agree on when it comes to your links vacation, and Brandon Tucker offers five tips to help steer you in the right direction.
Read enough glossy literature on golf in Scotland and you might be led to believe all the top courses here were founded during the Stone Age. But many new designs are being built. So on your next trip, consider including a few newbies located near the historic clubs for a taste of old and new Scotland.
Golfing roots in the Highlands of Scotland are just about as deep as anywhere. Towns, no matter how small, seem to have a local place to play, especially those along the sea. The allure of the Highlands is much different than the more urban golf pockets of Scotland like East Lothian or St. Andrews. Pleasant, rural drives between storybook villages, a national forest, scenic beaches and a most relaxing vibe lure groups to the Highlands. Brandon Tucker has more.
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