Pilgrims' Way: Scotland

I always feel traveling to Scotland is taking a Pilgrimage. We have so much history on our doorstep and yet most golfers in the UK have never taken full advantage of probably some of the best golf courses in the world and most of them at great value. Here we take a look at Southwest Scotland and a few of its many gems.

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Come with us on a pilgrimage through golfing history, but don't forget the waterproofs, as we visit seven different venues.

Strategically testing Dunaverty with its views (on a good day) of the Ulster coast; Old Tom Morris's course at Machrihanish with its superlative first tee; Machrihanish Dunes with its unique claim to fame; the awe-inspiring, phoenix-like Turnberry; modern and marvellous Dundonald Links, the brainchild of Kyle Phillips; historic Western Gailes with some of the most enjoyable holes you'll ever play; and Mar Hall for a satisfying finale.


James Mason is a senior contributor for Golf Monthly magazine and editor of planetgolfreview.com and has producing destination and equipment reviews for Golf Monthly, Greenside, and Middle East Golfer magazines. He has also produced destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer and Qatar Airlines. James was captain of Coventry university golf team and now plays off a 5 handicap.