Top 100 Golf Courses of Scotland – 2009

Top 100 Golf Courses of Scotland – 2009 

15th July 2009

www.top100golfcourses.com presents the first ever Scottish Top 100 Golf Course rankings

We have assembled Scotland’s finest golf courses based on five year’s research and, just to make sure we got it right, our Scottish correspondent Jim McCann played every single course on our Scotland Top 100 list. Additionally, we consulted Ernie Payne, the golf-mad granddad who in 2006 putted his way to a place in history by becoming the first person to play every course in Scotland. Click here to read more about Ernie’s incredible feat. 

Naturally, ranking golf courses is a subjective business but we’re convinced that nobody does it better than us. We’ve used our unique blending process, factoring in course ratings posted by www.top100golfcourses.com website visitors alongside all other Scottish golf course rankings published by various sources. We don’t claim to be the “most definitive” golf course rankings but we are the “most informed” golf course rankings in the business. 

It seems fitting that Turnberry’s stunning Ailsa course, venue of the 2009 Open Championship, is our new Scottish No.1.

Position   Course
    1          Turnberry (Ailsa)
    2          Muirfield
    3          Royal Dornoch (Championship)
    4          Kingsbarns
    5          St Andrews (Old)
    6          Loch Lomond
    7          Carnoustie (Championship)
    8          Royal Troon (Old)
    9          Machrihanish
  10          North Berwick
  11          Royal Aberdeen 
  12          Cruden Bay  
  13          Western Gailes
  14          Nairn
  15          Prestwick
  16          Gleneagles (King's)
  17          Gullane (No.1)
  18          St Andrews (New)
  19          St Andrews (Castle)
  20          Dundonald
  21          Machrie
  22          Gleneagles (Queen's)
  23          Blairgowrie (Rosemount)
  24          Spey Valley
  25          Ladybank
  26          Southerness
  27          Montrose (Medal)
  28          Downfield
  29          Turnberry (Kintrye)
  30          Panmure
  31          Brora
  32          Archerfield (Dirleton)
  33          Murcar
  34          Moray (Old)
  35          Boat of Garten
  36          Dunbar
  37          Duke's St Andrews
  38          Lundin
  39          Renaissance Club
  40          Archerfield (Fidra)
  41          St Andrews Bay (Torrance)
  42          Gleneagles (PGA Centenary)
  43          Glasgow Gailes
  44          Roxburghe
  45          Leven Links
  46          Luffness New
  47          Crail (Balcomie)
  48          Monifieth (Medal)
  49          Kilmarnock (Barassie)
  50          St Andrews (Jubilee)
  51          Scotscraig
  52          Elie
  53          Letham Grange (Old)
  54          Skibo Castle
  55          Tain
  56          St Andrews Bay (Kittocks)
  57          Gullane (No.2)
  58          Irvine
  59          Blairgowrie (Landsdowne)
  60          Carrick
  61          Dalmahoy (East)
  62          Royal Burgess
  63          Lanark
  64          Fraserburgh (Corbie)
  65          Royal Musselburgh
  66          Cardrona
  67          Fortrose & Rosemarkie
  68          Glen
  69          Portpatrick (Dunskey)
  70          Troon Darley
  71          Edzell (Old)
  72          Duff House Royal
  73          Kilspindie
  74          Belleisle
  75          Nairn Dunbar
  76          Longniddry
  77          Prestwick St Nicholas
  78          West Kilbride
  79          St Andrews (Eden)
  80          Craigielaw
  81          East Renfrewshire
  82          Mortonhall
  83          Pitlochry
  84          Powfoot
  85          Meldrum House
  86          Bruntsfield Links
  87          Peterhead (Old)
  88          Duddingston
  89          Shiskine
  90          Stranraer
  91          Carnoustie (Burnside)
  92          Crail (Craighead)
  93          Newmachar (Hawkshill)
  94          Inverness
  95          Whitekirk
  96          Gullane (No.3)
  97          Dunfermline
  98          Ratho Park
  99          Haggs Castle
 100         Musselburgh (Old) 

Click here to see the detailed Scottish Top 100.