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With better weather arriving and the clocks changing to British Summer Time then it’s a great opportunity to focus on outdoor pursuits, especially if you love golf and the camaraderie of playing a round with friends or simply indulging your passion to improve your handicap on some of Scotland’s finest golf courses.

All listed Courses offer full memberships or the option to play an individual round of golf. Golfing is a great way to keep fit, in beautiful surroundings, with the opportunity to enjoy a meal or a drink in the clubhouse afterwards.

 

Machrie Links

Set in the dunes of Islay, Queen of the Hebrides, The Machrie Links course is one of the most beautiful locations in world golf. Originally designed in 1891 by Willie Campbell, the course has now been fully modernised by D J Russell, the former European Ryder Cup Vice Captain and PGA tour player.

There is a reason why the Scots invented golf on links land, Machrie land, and the links turf on which the course sits is among the finest in Scotland. The dramatic setting of Laggan Bay and the sand dunes has few equals, and with the ever-changing nature of the challenge offered by this acclaimed layout on the West Coast.

Opened in late Summer 2018 after a complete renovation and expansion, The Machrie Hotel offers 47 beautifully designed rooms, suites and lodges, the Hotel offers visitors many places to meet and relax including 18, our impressive restaurant with panoramic views of the Links, as well as a PureGray Spa.

Whether you’re just looking to explore this stunning island, home to some of the world’s finest whiskies, birdlife, seafood and dramatic coastal seascapes, or you’re taking on the challenge of our championship links course, it’s time you played the Machrie!

The Machrie Individual Golf Membership now available from £795 per person.

The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay PA42 7AN

Tel: 01496 302310 |  Email: reservations@themachrie.com |  Visit our website: www.themachrie.com

 

A warm welcome awaits you at Elmwood Golf

SRUC Elmwood Golf has a wide range of facilities to suit everyone, from beginners & juniors to the more experienced golfer.

Located on the outskirts of Cupar and set against the backdrop of the Tarvit & Lomond Hills our environmentally friendly course is gaining in reputation in Scotland’s golfing heartlands & is the ideal venue to play, practice & enjoy socialising with friends and family.

  • Open to the public (Elmwood is not a club)
  • 18 holes of high quality fairways and greens await you at Elmwood Golf
  • Golf societies welcome 7 days per week
  • Floodlit driving range with 6 indoor bays and 12 outdoor tees
  • One of the best short game practice facilities in the country
  • Restaurant & bar lounge serving food every day from 8.30am
  • Qualified PGA Professionals available for lessons & coaching
  • 2 affiliated golfing societies who both offer handicap competition golf for ladies & gents, away days & social events
  • Various categories of season tickets available starting from only £145

For further information on visitors, societies or anything that Elmwood has to offer please give us a call on 01334 658780 or pop in to speak to one of our friendly staff.

Alternatively drop us an email: elmwoodclubhouse@sruc.ac.uk

Visit our website: www.elmwoodgolf.co.uk/visitors/

 

Golf at Trump Turnberry

Recently voted Golf Resort of the Year 2018, Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, is internationally recognised as a bucket list for many golfers, featuring two outstanding courses and state of the art golf academy.

Set alongside the stunning Ayrshire coastline, the Open Championships Ailsa course has regularly ranked number one golf course in the UK and Ireland while the award winning King Robert the Bruce course is a thrill for golfers of all levels with outstanding views of the Turnberry Lighthouse and ruins of King Robert the Bruce’s castle.

Take part in the Autumn Festival on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October for your chance to win a two night stay at Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve. The two man team is made up of a Saturday individual stable ford and Sunday better ball. Priced at £199 per player, including an overnight stay with breakfast dinner and two rounds on the King Robert the Bruce course. Click here for more information.

Book now for winter golf breaks from £249 per person and enjoy a one night stay in luxurious accommodation, breakfast and round on the Open Championship Ailsa course and the magnificent King Robert the Bruce.

Visit our website: www.turnberry.co.uk
+44 (0) 1655 334 032
or email: teetimes@trumpturnberry.com

 

Leven Links

Leven Links is regarded as one of the best and purest links courses in Scotland, boasting input from Old Tom Morris himself.  It is a former qualifying venue for The Open Championship’s held at St Andrews. Being adjacent to the sea we have a mild dry climate, allowing an excellent All Year Golfing Experience

Our Signature hole is the Par 4 18th which is a real test for golfers of all standards. It measures 456 yards where a demanding second or third shot must carry over the demonic Scoonie burn. It is arguably the most challenging finishing hole in golf.

Come have a round with us, you won’t be disappointed.

Society Offers – minimum 12 players

Leven Links Golf Course, The Promenade, Leven Fife, KY8 4HS

E-mail: secretary@leven-links.com  |  Golf Shop: +44 (0)1333 421390

Book your Links Experience online at: www.leven-links.com

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LevenLinks/  |  Twitter: twitter.com/Leven_links

 

Monifieth Golf Links

Golfers are spoilt for Choice at Monifieth Golf Links where there are two 18 hole links golf courses on offer.

At 6655 yards off the white tees, the Medal course is tough, but playable. The well-grassed narrow, running fairways and fast consistent greens will test any standard of golfer. Open qualifiers and national championships have recently been held on the Medal, which is also the course where Tom Watson played his first golf over a links course. Tom became an honorary member of Monifieth in 2017 whilst over for the British Seniors open, when the Medal course was a qualifying venue

1,500 yards shorter than its big brother but with slightly smaller greens and more aggressive contouring around them the challenge of the Ashludie course is no less diminished and arguably a lot more fun. It’s the type of course that feeds your imagination and enables you to conjure up shots that you rarely get chance to play on most other courses.

Green fees peak at £30 for the Ashludie to £80 for the Medal course, but many golfers prefer the 2 course package (with breakfast rolls, soup and sandwiches and a 2 course meal) for £80 – £100 (depending on the time of year).

Find out more at: www.monifiethgolf.co.uk/visit