Scotland golf tours
Let us guide you through your Scottish golf adventure
We’d be organising golf trips to Scotland even if it wasn’t our job. Thats what we did before Halcyon Golf Travel officially began selling bespoke Scotland golf packages in 2018. In fact, we still offer free advice to golfers planning overseas adventures, all for the love of exploration.
You may not have realised it yet, but you’re on our website because you’re an explorer, or at least about to become one. You aren’t travelling half way across the globe just to play golf, you could do that at home. You crave the unknown. Not just “a different golf course”, but a different way of enjoying the game. Different turf. Different shots. Different people. Different tastes. Different smells. Golf in Scotland is different, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.
Sample golf tours Scotland UK
How can we help?
If you’re ready to book your golf trip to Scotland, or would like an accurate quote for your desired itinerary, you can complete our golf trip enquiry form. It takes around 3 minutes to complete, and we’ll respond with your bespoke itinerary with an accurate price within 48hrs.
If however you’re still in the phase of gathering information for your Scotland golf tour, we can help you in the following ways.
Guide your expectations on how much your golf trip to Scotland will cost with our transparent guideline to prices for our example itineraries
We’ll gladly give you our time (for free) to discuss your Scotland golf trip, answer your questions and present you with new ideas. You can book a phone/video call with a Halcyon Golf Travel expert here.
Michael. C (Arizona, USA). Scotland trip june 2023
“Jack planned an unforgettable Scotland golf trip for our group of 8 buddies. Being first-time golfers in Scotland, we relied heavily on Jack’s invaluable advice as our objective was to make the most of our time in the country. Our goal was to play as many of the Open courses as possible within our groups budget. His recommendations enabled us to indulge in certain aspects while being mindful of our expenses. An example was playing Trump Turnberry. Jack suggested staying in the cost-effective cottages at Dundonald Links, which then allowed us to allocate more funds towards a stay at the Rusacks Hotel in St. Andrews. This simple piece of advice allowed us to stay within our budget while still enjoying the courses we had set out to play. I think the best way to utilize Jack’s service is to set a budget, a wish list of courses, and a few dates. From there, Jack will take over and set you up with the perfect itinerary. I highly recommend Jack and his service ”
Whats the process for booking a golf vacation to scotland?
Once you have an idea of what your Scotland golf trip might look like, complete the custom tour planner form . Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry. A member of the team will respond with a custom itinerary and quote within 48 hours.
We recommend having a call with you before you book. This helps us learn what ticks your boxes. That way, we know the trip you’re booking is as good as it could possibly be, for you.
Once you’re happy with your itinerary and we’ve confirmed availability with the relevant suppliers, a 40% deposit payment is required to lock it in. This allows us to book all of your tee times, hotels and other elements of your golf trip to Scotland.
In the run-up to your Scotland golf vacation we’re always available to help answer any of your questions. Take advantage of your personal golf trip advisor and make sure you’re ready for your vacation.
This is due 12 weeks prior to the first day of your golf trip. Payment can be made via Credit card, debit card or bank transfer.
We’re available 24/7 to assist you during your time in Scotland. Most of you will also get to meet your personal golf trip advisor during your time in Scotland.
Ayrshire & West Coast
Highlands & Northeast
What to expect from a Scotland golf tour?
Scotland boasts 20% of the worlds top 20 courses, but what's more impressive is the variety of tracks here. Your golf trip to Scotland is likely to include golf courses with over 200 years of history, as well as courses no older than your putter.!...
This provides a great mix of architectural style and different challenges depending on where you play. The Old Course is a prime example of complex, old-fashioned architecture. Its unique bunkers and masterful, enormous green complexes make it more of a puzzle than a golf course. New courses such as Dumbarnie and Castle Stuart have benefited from modern technology to mould the land. Designers have been able to capitalize on the beautiful sea views and impressive ground undulation to create some of the most enjoyable golf courses in the world. The home of golf is the gift that keeps on giving.
The best links golf courses in Scotland are conveniently located in regional clusters, which are outlined above. We recommend visiting two of these clusters for a 7-day golf trip to Scotland. If you’re feeling adventurous, we can carefully plan you a golf tour of Scotland to see the best of Scottish golf in one trip.
We understand that every customer is looking for a different Scottish golf experience and luckily Scotland has something for everyone. You can be escorted by a private driver or pilot on your luxury golf vacation to Scotland. Stay in 5* resorts such as Trump Turnberry and eat at Michelin star restaurants. On the other end of the spectrum you can explore for yourself with a self drive option. Stay in tried and tested bed and breakfasts, play some hidden gems and share a pint with a local.
As well as guaranteed tee times at the best courses in the world such as Royal Dornoch and North Berwick, we can plan cultural experiences for you as well. Visit a distillery to see how the local single malt whisky is made, or enjoy a private tasting from one of the rarest whisky collections in the world. Step back in time and visit one of the hundreds of castles that remain in Scotland. Immerse yourself with locals at one of The Highland Games, or visit The Edinburgh Fringe festival, one of the biggest celebrations of art in the world.
Golf was first documented in 1457 in Scotland and since then over 500 golf courses have been built in the country. So whether its old school, quirky links courses such as Royal Dornoch, St Andrews and North Berwick, or perfectly manicured inland courses such as Gleneagles and Loch Lomond, there’s a golf experience for everyone in Scotland. Take advantage of a Halcyon Golf Travel director to help suggest the best courses to play in Scotland based on your interests, ability and budget.
Frequently asked questions about golf vacations in Scotland
If budget isn’t an issue, having a driver guide for the duration of your golf trip to Scotland is the best option. This gives you the freedom to explore with a local to show you the sights, and no need to worry about drink driving. Self drive vehicles are a budget friendly alternative that still provides freedom to explore. If you don’t fancy driving on the left side of the road, then pre-booked daily transfers are the next best budget friendly alternative. For the ultimate luxury golf tour of Scotland, we can arrange helicopter transfers between golf courses.
The best time of year for Scotland golf vacations is from May to September. These are the warmest months with the best playing conditions. Although slightly cooler, April and October provide perfectly fine playing conditions and are quieter months to visit. If you don’t mind the cold, links golf courses are perfect for winter as the ground drains so well, meaning you can play year round. One thing to remember is the weather in Scotland can be unpredictable, so always bring your waterproofs.
Yes. We can make your extra luxurious with helicopter transfers, fine dining and the best hotel suites in Scotland. As well as luxury golf trips, we cater for groups with varying budgets and requirements. All golf trips are custom made with you in mind. Book a free consultation with a golf travel expert to explore your dream golf vacation today.
Take a look at our example itineraries for a good guide to pricing. Our custom golf trips start from £3000 per person for a 7 night trip, going up to £10,000+ per week. This would include accommodation, breakfast, green fees and travel arrangements within Scotland. Remember all of our golf trips are bespoke, so we can work with you to create a dream golf trip within your budget.
Yes. One of the benefits of booking with Halcyon Golf Travel is getting a passionate, local golfer to take care of you whilst in Scotland. Whether its recommending the best local pub or sharing advice on how to tackle a links golf course, a host will add value to your golf tour. Even if you don’t opt for a hosted golf tour, a meet and greet with a Halcyon director is standard with all of our golf vacations.
This is a question with very subjective answers, so it depends on who you ask. This is our founder and managing director Jack Sallis’ top 10 golf courses in Scotland.
- Royal Dornoch (Championship)
- Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)
- North Berwick (West Links)
- St Andrews, The Old Course
- Castle Stuart
- Loch Lomond
- Western Gailes
Scotland golf vacations: the fun bits in-between.
The reason you visit Scotland is for the world class golf, but memories are made both on and off the golf course. We know what you get up to off the course will depend completely on your own personality and who you’re travelling with. An itinerary for a couples trip is going to be different to a guys trip, which will be different to a trip with your dad! Halcyon Golf Travel will help you plan a golf trip to Scotland with your specific requirements in mind, both on and off the course.