Scotland, the Birthplace of Golf
Almost impossible to imagine, but golf was first played in Scotland six centuries ago. The first official course in the world was St. Andrews, and there, in 1764, the game was reduced from 22 holes to 18. The first Open Championship was also held in Scotland, this time at Prestwick, in 1860. With over 550 golf courses, you have your choice of classic links, parkland, heathland, and just about anything else imaginable. Walk in the footsteps of the rock stars of golf. The scenery is gorgeous, and the experience is pure pleasure.
The Carrick Course in Legendary Lomond
The Carrick Course is on the shores of the most beautiful water hazard in golf—Loch Lomond. The course has a par of 71, and it’s a challenge for even the best golfers. If you’re not a pro, no worries. There are four teeing options, making the course a boon for every golfer. Loch Lomond is the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, and the views from every hole are heaven.
A unique feature of this course is ‘The Highland Laddie,’ a halfway-house at the end of the ninth green. Formerly a River Thames boat, it’s the perfect backdrop for a photo-op with Ben Lomond. The clubhouse, named Scotland’s Best several years running, will bring refreshments to the Laddie, just call when you begin the 9th hole. Imagine The Loch Ness Monster critiquing your game, and enjoy! You’re in the best of Scotland.