The game of Gowf, as it was called in Scotland, was a game played with a cleek and a ball and that took on a form that started a process that continues to his day. This game today is universally called Golf.
The question is how it all began.
To the Scot, the game was born on the Links lands of the East of Scotland, where it had been played by locals and nurtured for more than five hundred years. This is from where it has been raised to the great game of Golf, played and loved by millions throughout the world. Great players from many countries has been part of re-writing the game over the years, and even though many Scot's still may claim the game as theirs, today it truly is a universal game!
Cruden Bay Golf Club
Cruden Bay itself remains one of the best links courses in Scotland confirmed by the fact it is placed in the top courses in Britain by 'Golf World'.
Gifford Golf Club
One of the oldest golf courses in East Lothian, Gifford Golf Club was designed by Willie Watt of Royal Epsom in 1904 after it was bequeathed to the villagers in that year by the Marquis of Tweeddale; golf having been played on the course since the 1880's.
Perthshire's Finest - The Gleneagles Hotel courses
Gleneagles - the 'Palace of the Glens'
Gleneagles stands in 830 acres of splendid mature moorland, holding three eighteen hole golf courses and with breathtaking views and scenery all around - is one of the world's premier golfing resorts.
Golf at Gleneagles
For those who are addicted to the game of golf Gleneagles offers the chance to play on the world's finest courses.
Golf - Where to play in Edinburgh
There is a golf course to suit all skill levels in and around Edinburgh.
Letham Grange Hotel & Golf Courses
The championship standard Old Course makes full use of the natural water features, the wooded countryside and the lie of the land whilst the New Course is more relaxing but with plenty of interest and challenge.
History of Golf at North Berwick. (Douglas Seaton)
Royal Dornoch, regularly finds its way into the top twenty courses to play in the world.
As with most 'Royal' clubs, one presumes Troon has held its imperial status for centuries but, in this case, the title was not bestowed until 1978, the club's centenary year. This makes Royal Troon the youngest 'Royal' golf club in the world.
Royal Troon - Hole No. 8
Scotland's best 18th hole course.
Scottish Courses Guide
Whilst the majority of visiting golfers have their hearts set on the big name courses, Scotland offers many lesser known courses with just as much character, history and challenge and more importantly, courses that can be booked with relative ease and at a lesser cost. (UK-GOLF)
Everything you need to know about Scottish Golf.
Welcome to the ancient town of St. Andrews - "The Home of Golf" and Gateway to the Kingdom of Fife.
St.Andrews, The Old Course
Very informative site about St. Andrews famous golf course, including the history of St. Andrews. (golf.com)
Traigh Golf Course
Traigh Golf Course is situated in a unique site in one of the most beautiful parts of the West Highlands of Scotland.