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June 10 , 2016

Golf Breaks at The Red House

Coupar Angus in Perthshire makes a great centre for golf breaks

Golf Breaks at The Red House
It doesn’t matter where you go in Scotland, you’re never far from a golf course.  Whether you want a world-famous championship course like St Andrews or fancy trying your hand on an unspoilt links course, Coupar Angus in Perthshire makes a great centre for golf breaks.
Perthshire itself has over 35 golf courses to choose from.  From the lowland Championship courses of Gleneagles and Murrayshall to the Highland courses at Blairgowrie, Pitlochry and Glenisla, there are 18- and 9-hole courses for all levels of experience and ability.  Early booking is advisable at many courses if you’re on a short golf break, especially on the Championship courses and in high season.
About an hour’s drive northwards over the hills from Coupar Angus lies Aberdeenshire, which boasts 47 golf courses.  Again there’s something for all abilities and preferences, from the heights of Braemar at 1,200 feet above sea level to the traditional links course at Cruden Bay, the village course at Lumphanan or the Championship course at Murcar.

Links courses in Angus and Fife
To the east lie Angus and Dundee, including the testing courses at Carnoustie, home to the British Open.  Monifieth, another links course just up the coast from Carnoustie, is a qualifying course for the British Open and considered to be one of the most under-rated layouts in Scotland.  Another British Open qualifying course is the parkland course at Downfield, just outside Dundee.  The links course at Montrose is one of the ten oldest courses in the world, and at one time boasted 25 holes!
Across the Tay to the south lies the Kingdom of Fife, home of golf’s Holy Grail: St Andrews, where the Royal and Ancient club was established over 600 years ago.  It now has seven courses and early booking is advisable for all of them.  But Fife isn’t just about St Andrews.  Crail boasts a links course that is the 7th oldest in the world, while the links at Elie has neither a foundation nor a completion date – Mother Nature still alters the course from time to time.  If you’d rather get away from the sea, try the course at Ladybank, right in the centre of the county.
Golfing in Scotland takes place as much on public golf courses, many offering a pay-and-play system, as on membership ones.  Some of the public courses are just as challenging as the more famous clubs and they’re usually easier to get a tee-time at, so don’t ignore them.  One thing’s for sure, wherever you play: you’ll be surrounded by fantastic scenery, so even if your game’s not going well you can have the consolation of a great view!

The evening after the game before
After your round you can relax and enjoy the welcoming Scottish hospitality and food, maybe accompanied by a dram or two or a great beer from a local brewery.  Locally-sourced food includes potatoes, carrots and other vegetables, tender Aberdeen-Angus beef and hill lamb, fresh-caught fish and Perthshire’s famous “berries”: raspberries and strawberries that grow slowly in our cool climate so that they’re packed with flavour like nothing you’ve tasted before.

At The Red House, we have years of experience in helping golfers from all over the world to arrange day, weekend and weekly tickets for the golf courses that surround us.  We’ll supply you with a hearty breakfast, welcome you back with tea or something stronger at the end of your day, and provide comfortable beds to give you a great night’s sleep before tomorrow’s challenge.  So give us a call today, and get one step closer to your perfect Scottish golf break.
 

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