Welcome to Scotland, the Birthplace of Golf!
This tour is compiled for all the passionate golfers and lovers of all things GOLF, as we take you to the most important spots in Scotland which defined the game of golf since the 15th Century.
The first record of golf in Scotland dates back to the 15th century – 1457 to be precise. Golf was banned by parliament as it was seen as a distraction for the soldiers during their training. The ban was repealed 45 years later and King James IV made the first documented purchase of golf clubs in 1502.
Our Executive Scotland Golf Tour tees off with a visit to Musselburgh golf course which, until recently, was seen as the oldest (1672) according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Nearby Seton Castle was one of Mary Queen of Scots’ favourite homes and also where, it is claimed, she played golf in 1567.
Our next stop, Leith Links, dubbed The Home of Golf, is shrouded in myth, folklore, anecdotes, and rich history. We will take you on a journey of discovery of where it all started – with five holes, the first official set of golf rules, the origin of the term “Fore!” and much more fun and amazing golf trivia.
After the Home of Golf, we will take you to the oldest (1400 AD), and most famous, golf course in the world. The legendary St. Andrews golf course is the ultimate golfing experience and a true bucket list item for many. Not only will you learn about the history of St. Andrews, but you will be able to see the 18th green where all the greats like Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson, and Sir Nick Faldo played on.
We will then visit the St. Andrews Golf Museum which will leave you with an in-depth understanding of the history of golf. The St. Andrews Golf Museum offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of golf, and the legendary players that walked, played and made history on St. Andrews Golf Course.
After your experience at the Golf Museum, we will have lunch at the Scores Hotel, with a spectacular view over West Sands Beach, one of the locations where the Academy Award-winning sports film, Chariots of Fire, was shot.
Last but not least , we will take you to St. Andrews Indoor Golf Centre where you will be able to play and practice your swings in comfort, with the latest equipment available. A great opportunity to show off you golfing skills to round out the day!