If you love nothing more than a round of golf on a beautiful course, then you’ve come to the right place. The country is famed for its challenging links and picturesque parkland course which push golfers of all abilities to their limits.
When the wind is blowing there are fewer tougher challenges in the game than taming a links course. Some of the most famous in the world, let alone the UK, lie within the country’s borders, so there’s little wonder why golf holidays in Scotland are so popular.
Whether you want to try your luck on some of these famous courses or just want a course nearby that you can enjoy walking around (even when you’re not on your game) then we’ve got a real treat for you. Rosneath Castle’s location on Scotland’s west coast means we’re not too far from some of those famous old courses, which are open for the public to play. Take a look at our guide to golf holidays in Scotland, below…
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Helensburgh Golf Course
For those with more modest budgets (and, perhaps, skill) then why not give the major tournament course and miss and try somewhere closer to home? Helensburgh Golf Course is highly recommended by locals and, although alongside the water, it is a popular parkland course. Well worth a try.
Helensburgh, 15 miles from Rosneath
The Carrick at Cameron House, Loch Lomond
Having played host to the Ladies Scottish Open and EuroPro Tour events in the past The Carrick is definitely that will put your skills to the test. Skirting the famous Loch and making use of the varied landscape be warned that the breathtaking views might just put you off that 6ft putt…
Cameron House, 20 miles from Rosneath
Cowal Golf Club
Designed by James Braid, The Cowal Golf Club course is a stunning 18-hole, 6063 yard mature parkland course laid out above the Firth of Clyde on the South-East facing slopes of the Cowal peninsula, offering spectacular views across the estuary, south over the island of Bute and beyond as far as Ailsa Craig in the distance.
Dunoon, 54 miles from Rosneath
Head down the coast and into Ayrshire and take on the Dundonald Links, which hosted the Scottish Open and AAM Ladies Scottish Open in 2017. Designed by Kyle Phillips, the course gives a real test to all levels of golfer, with generous fairways, excellent facilities and even a cosy clubhouse to boot with magnificent views across to Arran.
Irvine, 63 miles from Rosneath
Head into the heartlands of Perthshire and explore the stunning golf resort at Gleneagles. This world-famous golf resort hosted the Ryder Cup in 2014 and is home to the beautiful James Braid-designed King's and Queen's Courses and the testing PGA Centenary course. If time (and budget!) allow why not play both and pick your favourite?
Auchterarder, 68 miles from Rosneath
Staying in Ayrshire, Royal Troon is a household name in the European and major championship golf. Founded in 1878 it is widely regarded as one of the most challenging links course in the world and played host to the 145th Open Championship.
Troon, 70 miles from Rosneath