Discover Loch Leven in the heart of Scotland
 
 

Gleneagles

 

The Old Course, St Andrews

 

Kingsbarns

 

Carnoustie

 
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18-hole Championship Courses Itineraries

Gleneagles PGA Centenary
Host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches.
The PGA® Centenary Course, created by Jack Nicklaus, is a modern classic.

Even for a champion and acclaimed golf architect like Nicklaus, The PGA Centenary Course was a challenge. It had to be a great course and, set as it is in the heart of Scotland, the country that gave the world golf, Nicklaus described the course as "The finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with".

A feature of the PGA Centenary Course is the feast of views of the spectacular countryside in which Gleneagles is set. Putting on the two-tier second green, you are distracted by the lush panorama of the rich Perthshire straths. As you move westwards over the next few holes, the rugged Grampians come into view on the right, then distantly purple ahead, Ben Vorlich and the mountains above the Trossachs. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
St Andrews Old Course
The Old Course at St Andrews is the most famous golf course in world golf and the Mecca to which every golfer aspires to make pilgrimage at least once in a golfing lifetime.

Here is to be found the spiritual home of the game. This St Andrews golf course is the classic seaside links although the sea is seldom in view other than at the first and last holes. There are no great sand dunes as for instance at Royal Aberdeen, the fairways are wide and the double greens immense but the bunkering is among the severest to be found on a golf course anywhere the game is played. The bunkers, once described by Bernard Darwin as ‘these greedy, lurking enemies’, are the key to survival on this unique and mystical links. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kingsbarns Golf Links
Opened in July 2000, Kingsbarns Golf Links has shot to stardom as one of the world's outstanding golf courses.

Set along 2 miles of rugged Fife coastline, it combines architects Kyle Phillips& Mark Parsinen's vision for a true links experience, with dramatic sand dunes, rolling fairways, and long undulating greens.

Although still young, Kingsbarns Golf Links has the look and feel of a course that has been in existence for 100 years or more. With every hole offering majestic ocean vistas, and the North Sea playing an active part in at least 4 of the holes, this really is a breathtaking combination of the traditional and the contemporary. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Carnoustie Championship Course
There are many who believe that the medal course at Carnoustie is the finest test of championship golf to be found anywhere the game is played.

Allan Robertson, the first player to break 80 around the Old Course at St Andrews and now recognised as the game’s first professional golfer, was the man who laid out the original course back in the middle of the 19th century but inevitably it was five-times Open Champion James Braid who was called in to revamp the course in 1926. There can be no finer tribute to this remarkable Angus links than the role of champions who have won there. Tommy Armour, Sir Henry Cotton, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Paul Lawrie and of course the legendary Ben Hogan who won the only Open Championship he ever played in at Carnoustie golf course in 1953.

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