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With Muirfield on one side and Archerfield on the other, to say that Tom Doak's Renaissance occupies hallowed golfing ground would be an understatement.
GB & Ireland, Scotland and East Lothian
It is easy to imagine what it was like here centuries ago before the grass was cut and greens and tees defined because that is all that has changed at the Montrose 1562.
GB & Ireland, Scotland and Value
Apart from an absence for the most part of sea views, Luffness is the epitome of Scottish seaside golf that the purists among us love.
East Lothian, GB & Ireland, Scotland and Value
Brora is the headquarters of the James Braid Golfing Society – quite an accolade considering Braid’s history and tradition of designing outstanding courses.
GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Highlands, Scotland and Value
Southerness is as peaceful a place as you could wish to find yourself; the kind of course where you can hear the sound of your ball rolling across the true greens.
Dumfries and Galloway, GB & Ireland, Scotland and Value
The best thing about Sunny Dunny is that you are so close to the sea for so long. You will struggle to find another links in Scotland that can rival it in this aspect.
East Lothian, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Scotland and Value
Dundonald Links does not benefit from views of an intimidating sea or bay. It is, rather, a wonderfully challenging course where the breath is taken away by its relentless quality.
Ayrshire, GB & Ireland and Scotland
The best thing about Gailes bar none is the land it occupies. Located on hallowed Ayrshire links land, there are very few parts of Britain that boast turf better for golf than here.
Ayrshire, GB & Ireland, Scotland and Value
You can rely on the quality of the pristine linksland turf at Gullane No 2, which occupies the same land as its older sibling but is a fine course in its own right.
Anywhere else in the world and the Jubilee would be a star attraction. At St Andrews it sits in the shadow of its glamorous neighbours. Do yourself a favour and play the Jubilee.
Fife, GB & Ireland, Scotland and Value