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Top 5 Golf Resorts in Scotland

Sep 22, 2014
Category: Golf, UK Timeshare

Silhouette of Golfer in Scotland

Scotland is the birthplace of golf and the game has a history dating back over 600 years there! This long history has led to the creation of numerous courses over the years and many famous courses can be found all over Scotland.

The attraction of top golfing facilities has seen many timeshare properties developed either on or very nearby these locations.

So, here’s our top 5 Scottish timeshare golf resorts, in no particular order.

Kilconquhar Estate and Country Club, Fife

The Kingdom of Fife on Scotland’s East coast is home to the Kilconquhar Estate and Country Club which has been consistently awarded an RCI Gold Crown for the past 25 years. Prepare for the 44 courses that await in Fife by using the 2 outdoor putting greens and private driving range provided at the resort. An indoor heated pool, sauna and spa are amongst the soothing leisure facilities available here, whilst The White Cockade and Lindsay Room restaurants offer traditional Scottish décor to dine within. Revel in elegance within your own Historic Cottage, Private Villa or luxurious Castle Suite as you reminisce over the days play and dream of tomorrow’s round!

Top Courses Nearby:
Elie House Golf Club
Charleton Golf Club
Lundin Golf Club
Leven Links Golf Club
Scoonie Golf Club
St. Andrews Links Golf Course

A 10 minute drive South from the Kilconquhar Estate, passing the Kilconquhar Loch, brings you to the coastal beauty of the Par 70 at Elie House Golf Club one of the finest links courses in Fife. 2 miles West from the Estate brings you to Charleton Golf Club’s Par 72 parkland course, a real challenge even for the pros! 3 Adjacent 18 hole courses can be found in Leven, a 20 minute drive West from the Estate where a remarkable 54-hole adventure, including 2 links courses, begins alongside Leven beach. Around 12 miles North of the Kilconquhar Estate is the world famous St. Andrews Links founded way back in 1754 and continuing to set the benchmark for golf today.

Famous Bridge on St Andrews Golf Course

The famous course of St. Andrews, near Kilconquhar

MacDonald’s Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, Inverness-Shire

Located within beautiful Aviemore, part of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands is MacDonald’s Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, holder of an RCI Silver Crown. The lush 9-hole course here is nestled on the banks of the sparkling River Spey whilst the on-site private driving range allows wayward shots to be swung out of your system. Enjoy professional tuition at the resort and the Pro Shop here helps to stock up your kit bag so you’re never short of a tee or two! Owners at MacDonald’s Spey Valley benefit from preferential green fees at the nearby Spey Valley Championship Course, which is home to the longest hole in Scotland at 635 yards! The top leisure facilities at the Spey Valley Country Club include a soothing steam room, solarium, whirlpool & indoor swimming pool. This Interval International Premier Resort creates the settling atmosphere of a peaceful retreat to the countryside within its luxurious apartments and warming Scandinavian Chalets.

Top Courses Nearby:
Spey Valley Golf Course
Boat of Garten Golf Club
Kingussie Golf Club
Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club

Following the River Spey North for 10 minutes from the resort is the Boat-of-Garten Golf Club’s Par 71 which is set against the backdrop of the striking Cairngorm Mountain Range. The Kingussie Golf Club is under 15 miles South from the Spey Valley resort and provides a simply beautiful round of 18 on its rolling fairways flanked by sheltering woodland. A short drive North from Spey Valley is Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club’s Par 70 bordered by the Anagach Wood and providing a real golfing heritage being formed back in 1890.

Lodge at Spey Valley

MacDonalds Spey Valley Lodge

The Carrick On Loch Lomond, Dunbartonshire

Hugging the South banks of the famous Loch Lomond in Central Scotland is The Carrick around 20 miles North-West of Glasgow, teeing guests up for a world of golfing enjoyment. Created by the acclaimed architect Doug Carrick, the challenging Par 71 course here is littered with various lagoons and an astounding 118 bunkers! A new addition to The Carrick golf-course is the “Highland Laddie”, a restored Thames river boat, where players can stop off for drinks and food as they take in the spectacular views of Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond that surround. The on-site Pro Shop will keep kit bags fully-stocked with finely tuned kit to practice with at the resorts driving range and golfers can benefit from PGA standard tuition here too! For a more rounded warm-up head over to Cameron House, half a mile up the road, where the 9-hole Wee Demon Course is full of surprises. The award-winning Carrick Spa is a key feature here as well as the rooftop infinity pool and sauna amongst the many top-quality leisure facilities at this Interval International Premier Resort. The natural ambience of this woodland retreat is evoked within the calming interiors of the lodges and apartments here, designed to relax the resident after an enjoyable day on the course.

Top Courses Nearby:
The Carrick Golf Course
Vale of Leven Golf Club
Loch Lomond Golf Club
Dumbarton Golf Club
Buchanan Castle Golf Club

Under 5 miles South from The Carrick is the Vale of Leven Golf Club gifting spectacular views over the Clyde Estuary but making for a challenging Par 68! Whilst 5 miles North is the Loch Lomond Golf Club providing breathtaking scenery throughout its 18-hole course and is amongst the top courses in Scotland. Nestled on the banks of the River Leven is the Dumbarton Golf Club’s Par 70, a short drive South from The Carrick where the spoils of the 19th can be enjoyed within the new Charlie Green Lounge! Found on the East of Loch Lomond is the historic venue of Buchanan Castle Golf Club, providing a stunning round of 18 but take care on the signature 8th which is bisected by a large water hazard!

View of Loch Lomond

View of Loch Lomond from The Carrick

Cameron House, Dunbartonshire

Also nestled on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond in Dunbartonshire is the elegant estate of Cameron House, around 20 miles North-West from Glasgow. The resorts 9-hole Wee Demon course provides a challenging warm-up before you set off to tackle the Par 71 Carrick Golf Course half a mile down the road. Practice facilities are of the top order at Cameron House with a private driving range featuring an island green and an intricate short game area to try too. A well-stocked Pro Shop can be found on-site and PGA tuition can also be enjoyed from the resorts Golf Academy. Two indoor swimming pools, a sauna and full gym are amongst the top leisure facilities on offer here, whilst the award-winning Carrick Spa is only a stones throw away! Experience ultimate luxury within the comfort of your own private lodge at Cameron House which oozes sophistication and high-end living.

Top Courses Nearby:
Gleddoch Golf Club
Hilton Park Golf Club
Milngavie Golf Club
Erskine Golf Club

A short drive South over the River Clyde presents the picturesque Gleddoch Golf Club, a rolling mix of challenging 18 holes strewn across parkland and heathland which makes for an entertaining afternoons play. Two difficult rounds of 18, set 600 feet above sea level, may take your fancy at The Hilton Park Golf Club located around 30 minutes drive East from Cameron House. Scenic photo opportunities are in abundance at Milngavie Golf Club’s Par 68 to the East with the snow-peaked Ben Lomond in view here. A brief drive South over the Erskine Bridge delivers a superb setting overlooking the Clyde Estuary from Erskine Golf Club’s glorious Par 71.

Sea plane on the banks of Loch Lomond

Sea plane on the banks of Loch Lomond, Cameron House

The Kenmore Club, Perthshire

Overlooking the River Tay around an hour North-West from Perth in Central Scotland is The Kenmore Club which provides a peaceful haven for golfers of all abilities. Practice at the resorts 9-hole course whilst the mini golf course here is fun for some light-hearted entertainment too. The Kenmore Club also provides a private driving range to test your swing on and the putting green here is designed to perfect your putting. Leisure facilities here include a heated swimming pool and sauna which are welcomed after a day spent on the fairways whilst fishing and a children’s playground offer something for the whole family. The luxuriously furnished cottages of the Kenmore Club are the perfect setting to return to after a days play and the cosy interiors relieve any stresses picked up from your time in those pesky bunkers.

Top Courses Nearby:
The Kenmore Club
King James VI Golf Club
Aberfeldy Golf Club
Pitlochry Golf Course
Crieff Golf Club

The “Jewel in Perth’s Crown” on Moncreiffe Island is the King James VI Golf Club presenting an appetising round of 18, South-East of the Kenmore Club on Scotland’s only inland island course. The Aberfeldy Golf Club is a mere 15 minute drive East and its 18 holes run either side of the glistening River Tay producing striking water hazards along the way! Walk amongst the footsteps of Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots playing through Pitlochry’s Par 69 located around 20 miles East from The Kenmore Club. Situated at the “Gateway to the Highlands” is The Crieff Course which presents two courses at 9 and 18 holes just waiting to catch golfers out, a short drive South of The Kenmore Club.

Bedroom at the Kenmore Club

Bedroom at the Kenmore Club

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