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Where to Play Golf in Scotland This Summer

By: Liam Moore | Fri 18 Jun 2021 | Comments


When it comes to playing golf in Britain, there is one area that truly takes the top spot. Hosting the home of golf – in addition to creating the game – is the marvellous landscape that is Scotland.

If you’re seeking a true golfing challenge, then the nation can offer several premium options. Whether you’re looking to finally get that round in at St Andrews or you fancy an alternative major venue, like Carnoustie, then Scotland has it all.

With assistance from the wonderful Golfshake Community, we have put together a list of the best golf courses to play in Scotland this summer. Without further ado, we present to you 20 of the finest golf courses that Scotland proudly boasts.

Lundin Golf Club

Lundin

Location: Fife

Golfshake Rating: 4.96

Value For Money Rating: 4.06

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 5.00

Review Comment: “A really good addition to our St Andrews trip. A lovely course that is situated by the sea – staff friendly and welcoming.”

Dunbar Golf Club

Dunbar

Location: Lothian

Golfshake Rating: 4.72

Value For Money Rating: 4.27

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.86

Review Comment: “A truly outstanding links course. Interesting holes, fine views and excellent conditioning results in this being a bucket list course for anyone who loves links golf.”

St Andrews Links

St Andrews Links

Location: Fife

Golfshake Rating: 5.00

Value For Money Rating: 4.31

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.81

Review Comment: “Fantastic course and well worth a visit if you’re ever in the area. A brilliant addition if you get to play the Old Course.”

Prestonfield Golf Club

Prestonfield

Location: Lothian

Golfshake Rating: 4.65

Value For Money Rating: 4.16

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.80

Review Comment: “The course was in great condition and is situated in a great location – with views onto Arthur's Seat. Shame the golf I played didn’t match the environment!”

Downfield Golf Club

Downfield

Location: Tayside

Golfshake Rating: 4.51

Value For Money Rating: 4.33

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.75

Review Comment: “Great course, which is one that I always enjoy visiting. Definitely a course I would consider membership at if I moved closer.”

Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie

Location: Tayside

Golfshake Rating: 4.47

Value For Money Rating: 4.10

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.73

Review Comment: “Carnoustie is a tough course, especially if the wind is into you from the first tee. Challenges on every hole but a worthwhile and enjoyable experience.”

Gullane Golf Club

Gullane

Location: Lothian

Golfshake Rating: 4.81

Value For Money Rating: 4.25

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.69

Review Comment: “An excellent course that is well presented and worth visiting. Friendly staff and fantastic views from all the holes.”

Gleneagles

Gleneagles

Location: Central Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.80

Value For Money Rating: 3.89

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: “Great course in really good nick – despite the terrible weather in the surrounding area! Greens were slow but no other criticisms at all. Great course, great views, great holes and great fun!”

Wigtownshire County Golf Club

Location: Dumfries and Galloway

Golfshake Rating: 4.32

Value For Money Rating: 4.33

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: “This is a course that we visit every year. Always great to play and always such a friendly greeting.”

Crieff Golf Club

Location: Central Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.72

Value For Money Rating: 4.49

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.60

Review Comment: “First time at this course and I absolutely loved it. The condition and friendly staff made it all that more special – I’ll be back.”

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

Nairn Dunbar

Location: Highlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.48

Value For Money Rating: 4.39

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.60

Review Comment: “A lovely course and we had amazing weather to make it all that much better. Will definitely play again next season.”

Dumfries and County Golf Club

Dumfries & County

Location: Dumfries and Galloway

Golfshake Rating: 4.47

Value For Money Rating: 3.79

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.60

Review Comment: “Superb course which is in excellent condition. Would highly recommend a visit.”

The Roxburghe Golf Club

The Roxburghe

Location: Borders

Golfshake Rating: 4.65

Value For Money Rating: 3.94

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.57

Review Comment: “This is a fantastic course and a tough challenge. The rough was knee high so avoid missing the fairway! However, a really tough course for high handicappers.”

Drumoig Golf Hotel

Drumoig

Location: Fife

Golfshake Rating: 4.46

Value For Money Rating: 4.43

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.56

Review Comment: “Cannot find a fault with this golf course. The food and accommodation are also fantastic. Cannot recommend this place enough.”

Monifieth Golf Links

Monifieth

Location: Tayside

Golfshake Rating: 4.37

Value For Money Rating: 3.94

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.43

Review Comment: “A wonderful links course but still needing some heat and warmth to encourage growth on the greens.”

Balmore Golf Club

Location: Glasgow

Golfshake Rating: 4.32

Value For Money Rating: 4.36

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.43

Review Comment: “Great golf course and a good test for your short game. A short course but some tough par 3s and the first cut of rough can also be testing.”

Portpatrick Golf Club

Portpatrick

Location: Dumfries and Galloway

Golfshake Rating: 4.64

Value For Money Rating: 4.18

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.40

Review Comment: “Fantastic golf course with stunning views across Portpatrick. Offers a good challenge for all levels of ability in a relaxed and friendly environment.”

Kings Acre Golf Club

Location: Lothian

Golfshake Rating: 4.40

Value For Money Rating: 4.34

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.40

Review Comment: “A well designed course layout which offers some respectable golfing challenges for all standards of player. Friendly, open and relaxed feel to the place, along with excellent practice facilities.”

Fraserburgh Golf Club

Fraserburgh

Location: Grampian

Golfshake Rating: 4.35

Value For Money Rating: 4.25

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.40

Review Comment: “A really nice links course. Club facilities were fantastic and the food is the best I’ve ever had at a golf club.”

Kilspindie Golf Club

Kilspindie

Location: Lothian

Golfshake Rating: 4.40

Value For Money Rating: 3.85

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.33

Review Comment: “An absolutely great course. The wind can play a big part, there are some blind shots – which aren’t too bad – and some tricky par 3s. Well worth a visit!”


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