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Old Tom Morris created the Balcomie, so its design is governed by the natural lie of the land, seeing plenty of holes play right up against the North Sea. It’s a breathtaking experience.
Fife, GB & Ireland, Scotland and GB & Ireland Fun
Ladybank is a course to tease into submission rather than overpower; if you stray off the mainly flat fairways, expect to be punished for your sins.
Fife, GB & Ireland, Scotland and Value
The Centenary has rock-solid championship credentials and is tough but perfectly fair. The host of the 2014 Ryder Cup and the 2019 Solheim Cup.
With the Cairngorm mountains forming the backdrop, and the River Spey running alongside a number of holes, the natural beauty of Spey is a joy to behold.
GB & Ireland, Scotland and Highlands
The finishing touches to the Archerfield Fidra were only made in 2004, yet this piece of prime East Lothian land already boasts more history than almost any course in the world.
GB & Ireland, Scotland and East Lothian
Moray New, in Lossiemouth, is the work of Henry Cotton and only opened for play in 1979. In character, though, it's every inch a traditional links, just like the neighbouring Old course.
Scotland and Moray
Murcar offers realism and a sense of proportion. As is so often the case with true links courses, it improves with each round played.
Aberdeen, GB & Ireland, Scotland and GB & Ireland Fun
You will never forget your visit to 12-hole Shiskine, on the west coast of Arran. It contains some of the most distinctive holes in Scotland – and that's saying something.
GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Scotland and Value
Kilspindie, tucked away between Aberlady and Gullane is all too easy to miss yet contains within 5,500 yards every element of links golf you could wish for.
East Lothian, GB & Ireland, Scotland and GB & Ireland Fun
It is not a Turnberry, a Troon or a Prestwick, but West Kilbride deserves elevation to the second tier alongside Irvine, Barassie and the Gailes.
Ayrshire, GB & Ireland, Scotland and GB & Ireland Fun