Scotland golf tours

Scotland Golf Tours

Delivering bespoke Scotland golf trips is our speciality. Fill out our golf tour planner form to get an accurate quote for your dream Scotland golf trip.

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.

Ignacio Yulis
Ignacio Yulis
2024-07-15
Lee (and Halcyon) were super easy to work with, planned our trip to a tee and, we’re always accessible when we needed them. I highly recommend them if you are planning a golf trip to Scotland.
Steven Lai
Steven Lai
2024-07-12
Visited England for the first time in my life with two of my best friends and had the greatest golf trip ever. We were able to play six rounds of golf spread over a seven day span at arguably six of the best golf courses in England, Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham, Royal Liverpool, Walton Heath (Old), Sunningdale (Old) and Royal St. George's. Thanks to Halcyon Golf Travel for securing our tee times and awesome hotel accommodations for a ten night stay split between the Malmaison Liverpool and Bloomsbury Hotel in London. The icing on the cake had to be when Jack Sallis joined us for golf on our first round of our trip, played at Royal Birkdale. His golf tips and various golf and non-golf related stories were very helpful and entertaining. If you are considering a golf trip to England, Scotland or Ireland you should definitely contact Halcyon Golf Travel for their expertise in planning the perfect golf trip!
Eric Tom
Eric Tom
2024-07-09
We have taken golfing excursions to Scotland and Ireland, but our week in England playing its top courses was equally if not more memorable than any. Halcyon made it an easy, thoughtless trip for us. It was well-organized and perfectly scheduled, the latter something you do not appreciate until, for a couple of many examples, you are driving contra-flow at a time of day that works out so well or able to get a little more sleep one morning after a long day. We even got restaurant recommendations from Jack! I would highly recommend Halcyon for any of your British Isle trips. We plan to start all over again with Scotland in the near future!
michael siegel
michael siegel
2024-07-04
Exceptional excursion impeccably curated and executed by Halcyon Golf. Three great courses and all travel details perfectly done.
Harry Bains
Harry Bains
2024-06-26
Lee and Jack at Halcyon made for a truly epic golf trip to Scotland (Fife and East Lothians). As someone who has typically planned trips myself I did question the use of a third party initially but by the end of the trip I am already thinking about my next trip with these guys! Some highlights: - Very clear agendas and transport timing - Transport always on time and were able to pivot if we needed to change plans. Drivers very personable and friendly - Lee was available on what’s app and given most trips to St Andrews involve ballot attempts for the old course he was available at an instant to modify tee times and shift the schedule - Provided access to Rusacks Hotel which had limited availability to the public Lee personally came up from his home in England and spent the night with us in St Andrews and walked the course at Kingsbarns. Very personal touch and not expected. He was very vested in us having a great trip and nothing came off transactional. Between not having to book any tee times myself and having seamless transport using Halcyon was worth it alone. The courses can be far apart and having on time transport was a key benefit I overlooked. Add in the local recommendations on dining, which courses to play, and extensive organization (using gsheets) is what created a special experience. The money spent was more than made up for by the world class experience! Best golf trip of all time.
Rudy Rai
Rudy Rai
2024-06-20
Amazing host, great company to make your trip extraordinary! Jack is the best!!
Mark Asher
Mark Asher
2024-06-19
First class all the way! An amazing trip to golf in Ireland was made spectacular from every detail taken care of by Jack and Halcyon Golf Travel. If you want your trip to be perfect Jack is your mate!
Takuya Davis
Takuya Davis
2024-06-18
Jack and his team were exceptional! He was there for our entire trip, both in Northern Ireland and in the South. Couldn't have asked for a more memorable golf trip. Thanks Jack and Halcyon Golf Travel!
Paul
Paul
2024-06-14
My recent experience with Halcyon Golf Travel was first rate! From the very beginning of booking the trip, Jack and Lee were both informative and highly responsive. Any question I had was answered within 24 hours, and the materials supplied gave me great confidence long before my trip began. Upon arrival, Lee reached out to insure everything was to our satisfaction and to see if any additional assistance was necessary. The hotel they arranged was clean, comfortable, and very close to the St. Andrews golf courses. It also provided a substantial breakfast--a great way to start the day. They booked early tee times on a variety of courses, which allowed us to also book afternoon tee times. There was no shortage of great golf. The restaurant recommendations were spot on, so we could choose quality experiences from pub food to high-end dining. The arrangement for dinner at 18 in Rusacks Hotel provided an incredible and memorable event. To anyone considering a travel golf holiday in Scotland, Ireland, and/or England, I would strongly recommend using Halcyon Golf Travel services.
Johnny McLellan
Johnny McLellan
2024-06-05
Highly recommend Halcyon Golf Travel to anyone thinking about a golf trip to Scotland. We just got back from a trip of a lifetime and we owe it Lee Shepherd at Halcyon for putting it all together. Lee took care of everything, hotels, courses, transportation, sightseeing, restaurant suggestions and more. Great communication and exceptional customer service!! 5 Stars.

Sample golf tours Scotland UK

North Berwick West Links

Edinburgh Coast Sample Tour

Muirfield and North Berwick headline this star studded Scottish lineup

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Castle Stuart Golf Club

Highlands Whisky Trail Sample Tour

Play Royal Dornoch and sample the local Single Malts

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Jack & Rob, Muirfield

Claret Jug Scotland Sample Tour

Play up to 6 Open Championship courses

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14 Day Explorer Tour Sample Tour

Travel the British Isles stopping off in England, Scotland & Northern Ireland

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St Andrews Sample Tour

Experience golfing history at St. Andrews

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31 World Top 100 Courses in 31 Days Sample Tour

Play 31 of the World Top 100 Courses

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Every Open Course Sample Tour

Play all of The Open courses

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Turnberry Lighthouse, Ailsa

West to East Scotland Sample Tour

Play on both the east and west coast

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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

Our blog contains lots of useful information on planing a golf trip to Scotland

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 ” 

Michael C. Party on the 1st Tee at Carnoustie

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 info@halcyongolftravel.com 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. 

Talk to an expert

Speak to Halcyon founder Jack Sallis to discuss your Scotland golf tour

Popular destinations for golf trips to Scotland

Every golf vacation we deliver is customised. The destinations below are popular with many people visiting Scotland for a golf vacation.

18th hole of The Old Course, St Andrews

St Andrews & Fife

Turnberry Lighthouse, Ailsa

Ayrshire & West Coast

Muirfield, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers

East Lothian

Castle Stuart Golf Club

Highlands & Northeast

What to expect from a Scotland golf tour?

North Berwick West Links

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.

Why arrange a golf trip to Scotland?

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.

  1. Royal Dornoch (Championship)
  2. Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)
  3. North Berwick (West Links)
  4. Muirfield
  5. Carnoustie
  6. St Andrews, The Old Course
  7. Castle Stuart
  8. Loch Lomond
  9. Kingsbarns
  10. 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.

Activities for a guys golf vacation to Scotland

Witness how single malt whisky is distilled Visit a local brewery such as Bellhaven to see how the local beer is made . Fish one of the biggest salmon runs in the world Enjoy a customised, tutored tasting from one of Scotlands most lucrative private whisky collections.

Activities for couples golf trips to Scotland

Relax in the Kohler Spa at The Old Course Hotel. Take in the sights of Balmoral Castle, owned by King Charles. Ride the Jacobite Express over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the most scenic train journey in the world. Visit the great museums and galleries of Edinburgh before indulging in some retail therapy. Tour the best eateries in St Andrews, sampling the finest local produce.