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Heading to Scotland for a golf holiday? Great idea.

From its popular municipals to the iconic Old Course at St Andrews, the Home of Golf has something for everyone.

There are estimated to be around 550 golf courses in Scotland, so you’re spoiled for chance. And whilst links courses are its pride and joy, Scotland boasts tremendous parkland venues, too.

So, whether it’s 18, nine (or even 12) holes you’re after, let us share some of our favourites.

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North Berwick Golf Club

Green fee: £285

It’s not just team bunkered that loves North Berwick; ask Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth. The US trio have been spotted playing the links in the buildup to the Genesis Scottish Open in recent years. Founded in 1832, it’s from the book of links golf genius.

Spey Valley in the Scottish Highlands

Spey Valley Golf

Green fee: £70

We told you there’s some wicked inland choices. Spey Valley is one of them, a moorland course which opened in 2006. It’s a premier golf attraction in the Scottish Highlands with an old-fashioned layout and is surrounded by stunning scenery of the Cairngorms.

Fortrose & Rosemarkie

Green fee: £95

Do yourself a favour and visit Fortrose & Rosemarkie at any time, but a twilight round here is bucket list stuff. Within reach of powerhouses like Nairn and Royal Dornoch, this coastal links stands its ground and keep your eyes peeled – you might even spot a dolphin or two.

Blairgowrie Golf Club – Rosemount

Green fee: £140

One of three courses at the Perthshire venue but the Rosemount steals the show. A championship course with influence from James Braid and Dr Alistair MacKenzie, it takes a deserved place among Scotland’s top inland courses. Be prepared to have every aspect of your game tested.

Leven Links

Green fee: £100

Not far from St Andrews is a sublime links layout at Leven with all the trademarks of a traditional Scottish track. Built on ancient sand dunes, pot bunkers and lightning-fast greens feature throughout. It’s a multiple-time host of Open qualifying and for good reason. A lot of fun.

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Shiskine on the Isle of Arran.

Shiskine Golf Club

Green fee: £34

You didn’t think we’d leave out Shiskine, did you? This magnificent 12-hole course is a must when visiting the Isle of Arran thanks to its unique challenge. Set in a truly stunning spot at Blackwaterfoot, a round here is worth it for the views alone.

Machrihanish Golf Club – Championship

Green fee: £120

The team at Machrihanish say their course is the most natural in the world and it’s easy to see how. Knock it past sheep in the fairways and play along the Atlantic Ocean in what is one of Scotland’s finest seaside golf experiences. Great value.

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