Golfing in Scotland - Finding a Place to Sleep and Eat
If you aren’t from Scotland and would like to hit the ball on some of the country’s finest golf courses, you will obviously need to find a place to sleep. And eat! But while most golf clubs include a clubhouse with a restaurant or at least a bar with snacks, you don’t really have to worry about going hungry. Finding accommodation, on the other hand, can be a little bit more challenging unless you decide for one of these two options:
Golf package. This is probably the most convenient way to go golfing in Scotland because everything is taken care of for you from booking a tee time to finding accommodation and often also all the food you can eat. And what is even better, you can choose between a variety of different golf packages, adjusted to meet different preferences, skill levels and budgets. There are even packages that include excursions to the country’s top attractions, enabling you to get the entire experience.
Golf hotel/resort. These are equally convenient as golf packages considering that you basically sleep and eat next to the golf course. But in comparison to golf packages, this option is usually a little bit more expensive. This is because the best golf hotels/resorts are quite expensive. Also, getting a room (and tee time) during the high season can be very challenging. It is also possible to find relatively inexpensive golf hotels but as the price drops, the experience normally drops as well when it comes to golf course as well as accommodation and food.
Scotland is also home to many spectacular golf courses which don’t include accommodation on their grounds. The good news is that a place to sleep and eat usually isn’t far away. But to make the most out of your trip to Scotland and spend most of the time enjoying the game rather than travelling to the greens, it is a good idea to look for golf courses that are conveniently close to major towns because the bigger the town, the bigger the choice of accommodation, not to mention the chance of finding a room.
If you decide for more remote golf courses, you are highly recommended inform yourself about the distance of the nearest available accommodation that suits your needs and budget in advance.