Scotland Golf Experience

The famous Swilken Bridge on the Royal and Ancient Golf course, St Andrews Scotl

A golfer walks towards a sand trap, with golden heather on the hill in the backg

 

…trips designed to fit your style—from B & B’s to Five Star Castles—and everything in between. From the most famous courses to the secret gems that have been only partially uncovered…

Scotland has become a pilgrimage for golfers as St. Andrew’s is universally recognized as the birthplace of golf. Playing St. Andrew’s can be difficult as there is such tremendous demand. Nonetheless, with advance planning the tee times are available.

If you are not one of the few who planned early enough to have a guaranteed tee time at St. Andrew’s—don’t despair. We can design Scotland golf itineraries that will let you experience Scottish golf at its very best.

The Golf Group designs custom trips for groups of any size and we will create the itinerary that is right for you. Tell us about the experience you are looking for and we will make it happen. The concentration of courses in the different areas of Scotland allows for some great itinerary options, and that keep hotel changes are at a minimum.

Climate

Even though golf is a year round activity in most of Scotland, prime time for golf trips is from late April to mid-October. The weather is fairly consistent from June to September—but as you can see from the table—there is not much variance in temperature throughout the season. August tends to be the busiest month and September is often especially tough access to the courses in the St. Andrew’s area.

Average temperatures in Scotland (Farenheit)
Month Average high Average low
January 43 32
February 43 32
March 48 36
April 51 39
May 57 43
June 63 49
July 65 55
August 65 52
September 61 48
October 55 44
November 47 37
December 44 34

No matter when you plan your trip, you will have plenty of daylight to get your rounds in as you can play golf until 10 p.m. on some of the summer nights.

Sunrises and sunsets in Ireland
Date Sunrise Sunset
May 15 5:01 9:22
June 15 4:20 10:03
July 15 4:51 9:50
August 15 5:47 8:50
September 15 6:47 7:31
October 15 7:47 6:12

Top 100 Courses in the World

As rated by Golf Magazine 2008

#3
St. Andrew’s (Old Course)
#8
Muirfield
#18
Royal Dornoch
#19
Turnberry (Ailsa)
#24
Carnoustie
#44
Royal Troon
#61
Kingsbarn
#66
Loch Lomond
#68
Cruden Bay
#97
Machrihanish
#98
North Berwick (West)

As you can see, the Top 100 in the World is well represented in Scotland. Add to that another handful of “must play” courses and you can see that any trip to Scotland can feature a star studded course lineup.

Ask us about…

  • Western Gailes
  • Crail
  • Devlin
  • Nairn
  • Nairn Dunbar
  • Aberdeen
  • Gleneagles
  • Prestwick
  • Gullane
  • Lossiemouth