Whilst a large part of the terrain in this part of Scotland does not lend itself to the creation of golf courses, when it does, they are truly stunning. Whether they are nestled amongst mountains and lochs, or in the shadows of castles, you can find some truly beautiful and iconic courses here.
Many of our recommended B&Bs offer packed lunches, early breakfasts and evening meals to fit around your days golfing. Just ask
Not to be confused with its more manicured neighbour, Machrihanish Dunes boasts a golfing experience as close to the original game as you can get. Using the government protected dunes of the Kintyre Peninsula, the course is natural and wild, not least because of the battering wind off the sea. Fans of ‘extreme golf’ will love this course.
Golfing along the banks of Loch Lomond was, until recently, an exclusive affair with the Loch Lomond Golf Club closed to everyone but their members. But since the arrival of The Carrick at Cameron House in 2007, anyone can now experience playing in one of Scotland’s most iconic locations. The first 9 holes are played along the banks of the loch with the other 9 weaving their way up the Highland heath. Open all year round and particularly stunning when the snow caps the mountains.
What could be better than playing golf in the shadow of Stirling Castle, on ground which was used for sport by Kings and Queens for centuries? It may not have hosted some of the illustrious championships of the famous Scottish courses, but it more than makes up for it in its unique and historical location. Open all year round to visitors.