Former owners, the De Vere Group, introduced the Carrick course to its golf facilities at Cameron House back in the summer of 2007, adding the 18-hole course to the existing 9-hole “Wee Demon” layout.
Powfoot Golf Club was founded in 1903 and the majority of the layout weaves its way beside the Solway Firth and across undulating links land with the last four holes taking on a more park-like appearance.
Mortonhall Golf Club is rightly regarded as one of the best parkland courses in the Lothians with many holes characterised by mature trees that define wide, open fairways, leading to large, beautifully tended greens.
The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society dates back to 1761... but the current parkland course is relatively young, dating back to 1897.
The Kilmacolm Golf Club has been called “the finest village golf club in the country” by a former club captain and “a very pleasant golfing place” by none other than Walter Hagen...
Although the ground is rolling moorland and seaside heathland in nature, the Dunskey course at Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club also has a very links-like feel to it.
There is a hint of Gleneagles at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club, a mixture of heathland and moorland holes. A hidden gem if ever there was one.
Situated next door to the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles, Auchterarder Golf Club’s 18- hole moorland layout was extended from a 9-hole course in 1979.
Alyth Golf Club, in the Vale of Strathmore, is a little off the main Scottish golfing tracks, but is well worth the deviation away from other more well known courses.
If you can survive the climb up the first few holes at Pitlochry Golf Club, then the views are quite possibly the most breathtaking in golf.