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2015 Travel Trend- Scotland’s Modern Golf Courses

To use a golfing analogy why drive a par 4 green and make birdie when you can play the hole and make 3?

The Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella outlines how the new links golf courses of Castle Stuart, Trump International and Kingsbarns has proved to be the catalysis for a change in golfing travel trends during the PGA Show. It was a timely discussion after Premier Golf’s recent post listing Scotland’s top modern courses to play in 2015 on the PGA website.

With Scotland home to so many historic courses already some could suggest the home of golf doesn’t need anymore golf offerings but as Matt correctly points out these new facilities help distribute golfers throughout the country. The modern course developments has increased stays in Scotland’s distinct golfing regions and seen the number of rounds on the ‘second tier’ courses increase. Golfers had previously ventured to areas such as Dornoch but often never getting the opportunity to fully explore due to intensive golfing itineraries.

Scotland Golf Destinations

Scotland Golf Destinations

Now not only will a travelling golfer visit Scotland, travel less and play more but is likely to return for additional trips to Scotland’s other golf destination. No more crazy one trip tours of Scotland shuttling from trophy course to trophy course, North to South, Dornoch to Troon.

Nope, now the real Scotland is there to be explored.

Ru Macdonald

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Stay with us as we continue our winter series profiling Scotland’s best links golf courses you will likely visit on a golf vacation to Scotland in 2015. Subscribe on itunes.

For Scottish golf course reviews including a St Andrews Story section where golfers are asked to share their visit to St Andrews check out co host Graylyn Loomis’ website.

If left with any questions don’t hesitate to contact Ru or Graylyn by emailing


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