There are a couple of things are truly excelled by Scotland. We make some fantastic whisky in our many distilleries, we offer some stunning sights throughout the country and our fish and chip shops are second to none. Not to mention, Scotland is the only place you can find the elusive wild Haggis roaming the hills. However, one of the biggest draws to Scotland is our world-renowned golf courses. Every golf fan has to take a visit to Scotland; not only did we originate the game, but we’ve got the most spectacular golf courses in the world. Andrew Burnet can help you make the most out of a golfing visit with his golf tours in Scotland.
There may be some countries that argue otherwise, but it is largely accepted that Scotland is the official birthplace of golf. According to Historic UK, the modern iteration of golf originated from a game played on the Eastern coast of the country. Players would attempt to hit pebbles around tracks and over sand dunes using a bent stick. It maybe doesn’t sound as interesting as the modern version, but it distracted members of the 1457 military to the point where King James II banned it. The ban didn’t last long, however, and golf was re-established in 1502 with the royal seal of approval from King James IV of Scotland. Thanks to the approval of the monarchy, the gradual introduction of golfing clubs with official rules and prizes and the birth of the railway, golf only increased in popularity and remains a huge aspect of Scottish culture even to this day.
A well-planned golf tour in Scotland should make use of this rich history. There are many stunning golf courses dotted throughout the country; some more well-known than others. To make the best use of the opportunities available, you need someone who has a connection to the best golf courses, hotels and venues throughout Scotland. Thankfully for golf enthusiasts, Andrew Burnet & Co have the connections and knowledge required in order to plan a fantastic golf tour. Back in 2016, The Open returned to the gorgeous Ayrshire coast and the team were heavily involved with ensuring clients enjoyed their time there. Luxury accommodation was at a premium, but Andrew Burnet had connections to two stunning Scottish castles offering five-star accommodation and dining.
Golf is a sport that many are passionate about and Scotland is the perfect place to embrace it. Whether you want to visit the greats like Royal Dornoch and Murfield, or you want to tee off at several breathtaking courses and take a couple stops at other activities like whisky distilleries, Andrew Burnet can produce the perfect itinerary for your groups’ needs. For more information on our golf tours in Scotland, please feel free to get in contact.