Planning a Golf Tour to Scotland


It is almost never to early the begin the planning process for a golfing tour if you want to play at one of Scotland's most famous golfing venues.


Ten key things you should know about booking times on Scotland's Championship courses


    1.   Scotland has 5 courses on the current British Open Championship rota: Carnoustie; Muirfield; St Andrews Old course; Troon; Turnberry

    2.   Muirfield, home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers and venue for the 2013 British Open Championship, accepts bookings 15 months prior to play.

    3.    The Old course at St Andrews hosts over 40,000 rounds of golf each year. Advance bookings open at the start of September for play the following year.

    4.   All championship courses have handicap limits for visitors, ranging from 18 for men playing at Muirfield to 28 for men at Carnoustie.

    5.   The green fees at Royal Troon during the main season cover one round of golf on the Old (or championship) course and one round on the Troon Portland course.

    6.   In 2007, Carnoustie became the longest ever British Open course at 7,421 yards.

    7.   In order to book a round of golf on the Ailsa course at Turnberry more than two weeks prior to play you are required to be resident at the Turnberry Hotel.

    8.   Muirfield only accepts visitors on a Tuesday and Thursday each week.

    9.    Royal Troon only accepts visitors on three days each week, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    10.   For golfers who do not have an advance time booked on the The Old course at St Andrews, they can enter the daily ballot for times. Groups of up to 4 golfers submit their names the day before they wish to play and the results of the ballot are published at 4pm that day. Single golfers are not able to enter the ballot.

More detailed information on reservations at the Open Championship courses.


Making An Enquiry

If you are interested in a golf trip playing one of Scotland's Open Championship venues then please get in touch or use our custom tour enquiry form and we will be delighted to help you plan your Golf Tour to Scotland.

British Open Venues in Scotland

Planning ahead is key to securing tee-times

More detailed information on reservations at the Open Championship courses