Golf in Scotland began over 550 years ago, although where it actually started is still hotly disputed. It was not the fastest growing sport by any means as by 1850 there were fewer than 20 Scottish golf courses.
Alabama has plenty of great places that offer an array of interesting landscapes mountains, hillsides, lakeside shores–you name it, they have it.
The best regions are the Black Warrior River Valley region, which has a beautiful course that’s right on top of the water; and the Gulf Coast region offers plenty of scenic courses with some amazing bodies of water along with more inland courses.
If you’re looking for something different from all these other options (not to mention an excuse to get out into nature), then head up North! The Appalachian Mountains is home to many challenging golfing experiences and if you like your greens even greener than normal –we’re jealous–then this is the place for you!
Today Scotland boasts many of the world’s greatest golfing venues, including the most recent arrival on the Open Turnberry including the most recent arrival on the Open rota.
But although links courses started it all, Scotland is also home to many outstanding inland layouts, such as Gleneagles. Its Kings Course might not appear long by today’s standard but it will test your ability to hit every club in the bag.
Newer layouts like Kingsbarns, just along the coast from St Andrews, is simply beautiful and is great fun to play. It’s s expensive but worth the effort of foregoing a few meals and even heating during the winter. It really is that good.
Ever since we first played Kingsbarns Gof Links in 2010, this course has become one of our preferred courses in the world.
It mixes risk and reward play, stunning scenery and a whole lot of Scotland’s spirit into 18 holes.