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Episode 19 – 5 Apps for your Scottish Golf Trip

The modern golf traveler now brings their phone and tablet devices everywhere, even onto Scotland’s best golf courses. Here is our fab 5 apps which will enhance your next golf trip to Scotland. A few might just surprise you.

1. Golf History App with Peter Alliss

The Scottish Golf Podcast interview the founder and president of the Golf History App Howard Schickler and discover all about the apps background and features. Listen to full interview here.

Full of fantastic and original content for those who love their golf history. With Scotland being fundamental to the game of golf it is no surprise the app is bursting with interesting stories and iconic imagery of golf in Scotland. With an archive of video footage, photography and articles you will find yourself spending hours reading up on the game, encapsulated. Just in time to walk in the footsteps of the greats who have played at The Home of Golf with a full appreciation of what golf in Scotland is all about.

2. Gamebook – The Live Scorecard

Planning a buddies trip to Scotland and fed up with score-keeping? The interactive Scorecard is just the start of the fun as you watch the live scoring populate across all groups in your party. Choose the game you play while in Scotland from Texas scrambles to match-play. Keep connected with those friends and family back home who did not make the golf trip as users can comment as you birdie, bogey and more on a golf course in Scotland. Share your scores, comments, emotions and so much more in this revolutionary golf app. Golf buddy trips in Scotland just got social.

3. Scotland Battles and Castles

Golf travel to Scotland is as intriguing for many off the golf course than on. Scotland is rich in history and stories which is of interest to many inbound golf visitors and even more so to those non golfers. We felt this app gave you the visiting golfer a true idea of how much history and heritage Scotland has to offer. The balance of informative story telling and imagery to reference to prior to your visit was perfect. With the ability to understand your location in relation to your golf trip or general itinerary, visiting a nearby castle has never been easier or more attractive.

4. Snapseed

Did you know Scotland can be quite photogenic in places? We know how much sharing imagery across social media is part of the travelling process. The photo editing app has the ability to transform a standard photo to a more representative image of your trip. For those who love to post to social media sites like Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook this is for you. When looking for that perfect photo the app provides a simple solution for you the budding photographer in Scotland.

5. St Andrews Links – The Home of Golf

The oldest golf course in the world has one of our favourite apps. When visiting The Home of Golf have all the information you will ever need. All golf courses and facilities run by the St Andrews Links Trust are listed with relevant information for the golfer. Scorecards, visual guides and playing tips let he excitement build ahead of ‘that’ round. Manage your tee bookings and even check the famous ballot for the following day. Again, informative to the non-golfers providing a thorough overview of general activities, bars and restaurants in and around St Andrews.

*One other app to consider is the Scot Rail App for those travelling by train particularly in the year of Ryder Cup at the famous railway venue Gleneagles.

Check out Co-Host Graylyn Loomis’ blog for excellent Scottish golf course reviews and more here.


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