Updated: May 24
Looking for a unique and adventurous golf break with a partner or a friend? Then why not try a campervan golf break in Scotland! With the stunning views, challenging courses and great hospitality, Scotland is the perfect destination for a campervan golfing holiday. With The Tartan Camper Company - Campervan hire in Scotland - you can explore the country's many hidden gems at your own pace.
You can also play some of the world's top-rated golf courses without having to worry about carrying your clubs or booking accommodation. Make sure to check out what campervan hire options are at the campsite and venues you plan to visit, so that you get the best experience possible. Our campervans have enough room for to to sleep comfortably , cook, and carry your club bags.
We’ve put together a list of five courses we think you might enjoy whilst hiring from us, so get your clubs out, and book one of our super vans, for a golf break when you hire your campervan from the Tartan Camper Company.
St Andrews Golf Course.
On the Fife coastline, and part of the university town, is St Andrews Golf course – one of the most famous courses in the world. The club house nestles in amongst the town’s hotels and the course stretches out and follows the west sands coastline. The Old Course still hosts many of the Open Championships, however, there are no fewer than seven courses that you can play at St Andrews, including the Jubilee Course. A ballot is held each year to get tee times and book for a round on the Old Course, you never know you might get lucky. However, as a single golfer, you can turn up on the day, and provided you have a suitable handicap you may be able to joining a 2 or 3 ball group and play the course.
If you're looking for an unforgettable experience, playing a modern links course like Kingsbarns at St Andrews, is the way to go. It's one of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World and is guaranteed to be a unique and exciting experience!
For all you lovers of traditional links golf, St Andrews has the perfect solution - either the "New" or Jubilee Course. That's where all the big amateur competitions are held! It's a golfer's paradise. Finally, you can check out the Duke's Course just outside of St Andrews- a magnificent heathland course measuring over 7,400 yards! It is sure to provide you with an unforgettable golf experience.
Just spending some time playing golf in St Andrews is something every golfer should do at some point in their life.
Just a short trip from St Andrews is Carnoustie Golf Links. Carnoustie has 3 and a half courses– the historic Championship Course, the Burnside Course, the Buddon Links Course, and a free-to-play short course called “The Nestie” that has just five holes you can play.
In 2019, the Championship course was voted The Best Golf Course on the Planet! It has also been graced by one of the greatest golfers in history - Ben Hogan who won his only Open Championship here in 1953 with an incredible round of 70. So, come take a stroll down memory lane and follow in his footsteps!
The Royal Dornoch
Way up in the highlands is the town of Dornoch, a Royal Burgh in East Sutherland, and a designated National Scenic Area in the Highlands of Scotland. It is situated on the coast of the Moray Firth at the north shore of the Dornoch Firth. Here is the Royal Dornoch golf club, the course lies in an enviable position between the town and the shoreline.
Royal Dornoch is a golfer's paradise! It's timeless, wild, and stunningly beautiful – it's truly captivating in the summer when the gorse is in full bloom, bringing all its vibrant colours to life, with the sea constantly in view.
Established in 1877, Royal Dornoch is a symbol of excellence and superior standards. It strives to go above and beyond for the clubs regulars and visitors, ensuring their expectations are met, if not exceeded. The Club’s goal is to create a comfortable and informal setting with a focus on providing traditional Highland hospitality and warmth.
Craignure Golf Course.
We can't recommend Scottish golf courses without mentioning an island course! Craignure Golf Club is a links course situated on the shore of Scallastle Bay, just a mile or so north of the ferry port at Craignure, alongside the A849 to Tobermory. The course was originally laid out in 1895 and revived in 1980 after a period of disuse. Further changes were made during the 2012 season, transitioning from an 18-tee course to a 9-hole design.
The club house is unmanned, and an honesty box principle is in place for course players. Visitors are asked to pay their green fees before beginning their round. Green fees can be paid at the tourist office, if you wish, which is opposite the ferry pier. Theres even a collection of golf clubs for hire, if you’ve forgotten yours. Pre-booking is not required, but if you dont check the club's fixture list you may clash with a competition or club event.
And finally, a hidden gem.
Balcomie Links and Craighead Links
Crail Golfing Society. For centuries, golf has been played over these beautiful old links grounds. Hand kept, loose rules and dug holes we’re the norm here before more formal golf rules and modern machinery tamed the course. The grounds remain very much as it was when built in 1895 by Tom Morris. Because of its setting, on the Fife coast, it commands some stunning views. Balcomie is one of Scotland's golfing gems, it's a must-play course for a visitor to Scotland, and one to play on your golf tour!