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Legend has it that golf has been played at Carnoustie since the days of Columbus, and nowadays this world-famous course is highly regarded as the fairest yet sternest test of golf anywhere in the world.
Visitors are welcome to challenge themselves on any or all of Carnoustie’s three courses, and the Buddon Links course in particular offers an ‘easy’ introduction before tackling the notoriously difficult Championship Course.
St Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world, and certainly the most famous in Britain. Regarded as the spiritual home of golf, the Old Course may have come into existence as early as 1400. The Old Course originally consisted of twenty-two holes, eleven out and eleven back in a sort of looping string shape. In 1764, the Society of St Andrews Golfers, which later became the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, decided that some holes were too short and combined them. This reduced the course to eighteen holes and created what became the standard round of golf throughout the world - 9 holes going out, 9 holes coming in. There are now seven other courses than the Old Course to challenge your skill.
One of Scottish golf’s most celebrated courses, Turnberry has payed host to three Opens, and is rightly regarded as being amongst the best in the world.
The notorious 9th hole, known as Bruce’s Castle, is renowned as particularly challenging, and intriguingly lies in the shadow of the iconic lighthouse near the medieval ruins of Bruce’s castle, birthplace of Scottish hero Robert the Bruce.
Turnberry benefits from the rugged surrounding beauty of the Firth of Clyde, and enjoys stunning views of the isles of Arran and Ailsa Craig.