Widely regarded as the home of golf, Scotland is home to a vast array of greens and fairways to suit all levels of golfer, from beginners to seasoned pros.
If you want to head to the nation for a golfing holiday then chances are that you will be looking at some of the Scottish golf hotels available to stay in – and you’ll find that you are spoilt for choice.
You could take the opportunity to stay at the Gleneagles Hotel and tackle the King’s and Queen’s courses, or maybe you have always dreamed of playing at St Andrews and want to spend a weekend at the Old Course Hotel where you can follow in the footsteps of some of the greats of the game.
Another option is to stay in Edinburgh and take advantage of the 20 different courses that can be found around the city.
But you should also make sure that Turnberry is firmly on your list of places to stay.
The hotel and its associated golf courses are located in Ayrshire and one of the reasons that it is so popular are the stunning views that you can see from its fairways – with everything from mountains to rugged coastline surrounding the course.
And Turnberry has a strong golfing pedigree that puts it up there with the best in the world – its Ailsa course is often listed among the top golfing destinations around the globe and Turnberry itself has played host to four Open Championships over the years.
Beginners who want to practise their swing before trying one of the 18-hole courses can do so at the Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy and there is always the nine-hole Arran golf course to ease you in.
What’s more, Turnberry is also home to a spa and outdoor activity centre so even if you are travelling with someone who isn’t as keen on golf as you, they are bound to be able to find something to keep them occupied while you tee off.
Scotland is packed with excellent golfing destinations but when you’re planning your next break, make sure that Turnberry is near the top of your list.