Loch Lomond, Dunbartonshire
This exclusive, members-only golf course is nestled between the mountains and the western banks of Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in Great Britain. The course is overlooked by Rossdhu Castle, near the 18th green, and has hosted many international events, including the Scottish Open. Although not everyone can play here, those who can are rewarded with a beautifully designed course that’s a pleasure from start to finish.
Travel tips for golfers heading to Scotland
It’s likely you’ll want to travel with your own golf clubs. If you’re flying to Scotland, make sure you pack your golf clubs carefully and be aware of individual golf baggage policies for each airline.
Expect similar dress codes to other countries and make sure to pack outfits that will adhere to a selection of minor regulations. For example, some clubs will ban jeans and collarless shirts, so pack garments that will be accepted.
All courses are open from April to October, with many open all year. Be aware that, due to its northerly position, Scotland often faces adverse weather conditions throughout the winter with wind and rain. These needn’t hold you back too badly, but be aware and pack accordingly.
If you’re considering a golfing tour of the area, make sure to book as far in advance as possible, particularly in the summer months, as tee times and accommodation can book up months in advance.
To save time and money, consider picking up a Scottish golf passport, such as the Freedom of the Fairways golf pass. You can purchase 3 day or 5 day passes that offer discounted rounds at major courses throughout the country.