How Many Golf Courses Do You Think are in Scotland?

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How Many Golf Courses Do You Think are in Scotland?

The huge range and breadth of Scottish golf courses means that whatever your level and course preference, you will never be far from fairways and greens suited to you, with at least 21 courses in Edinburgh alone.

Well in Scotland, the unofficial home of golf, there are in fact over 550 golf courses to choose from – that is more courses per head of population than anywhere else in the world!

According to the Golf World Top 100, the top three courses in Scotland are:

1. ST. ANDREWS (OLD COURSE). If you could play only one round of golf in Scotland, would it be anything other than the Old Course?

2. TRUMP TURNBERRY (AILSA) Although the Ailsa maybe in need of a little TLC, in many people’s eyes it was still a masterpiece.

3. MUIRFIELD Muirfield is widely regarded as one of the most strategic tests of golf and is one of the venues for The Open.

Although Scotland can lay claim to being known as the home of golf plus the HQ of the R&A, in 2018 it was England that was the leader in number of official golf courses in Europe with 1,888 out of 6,859 golf courses. Second and third come Germany and France with 730 and 607 official golf courses.

But ask any golfer and they would put St Andrews on the top of their bucket list to play a round of golf!

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