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Golf and spa destinations in Scotland

Play and pamper from the romantic highlands to the rugged coast

From the romantic highlands to the rugged coast, Scotland is a a magical destination that captures the imagination of all who visit. Once you've been you're guaranteed to be a devotee - add to that world-renowned golf courses and leading spa destinations, and you will never look back.

Coastal courses: Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire

On the west coast of Scotland, Trump Turnberry is renowned for its famous links courses as well as its rich history and luxurious experiences. Every aspect of the hotel takes full advantage of the location, from the spa with its views of the Irish Sea, to the treatments that use organic Scottish seaweed skincare products. Rooms and suites are bedecked with luxury finishes chandeliers and lavish Italian marble. Meanwhile food is local, sustainable and a feast for the senses.

Golf courses include:

Ailsa golf course:

This is its most famous course, named for the third Marquess of Ailsa, who owned the land on which it was built, and known for its tough opening holes and is demanding for even the most skilled golfers.

King Robert the Bruce golf course:

Having opened in 2017, this course is inspired by the name and spirit of the first king of Scotland and offers spectacular views of Turnberry’s coastline, castle ruins and lighthouse.

Arran golf course:

This is their nine-hole course, which has all the challenges of the world famous Ailsa, and is aimed at every standard of golfer, from the novice to the advanced player.

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Border golf breaks at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Near Edinburgh

A four-star hotel on the Scottish borders, Macdonald Cardrona is a tranquil retreat overlooking the River Tweed and surrounded by 200 acres of grounds. Warm and welcoming inside, it's everything you could ask for in a Scottish getaway, from the food and drink to the comfy rooms and a nurturing spa experience.

Golf courses include:

A championship golf course

The hotel’s 18-hole golf course was designed by former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas. It's a challenging test of golfing skill for the expert golfer, but also an enjoyable course for the recreational player, hosting the 2004 and 2007 Euro Pro Tour and the 2007 European Challenge Tour, returning once again in 2008.

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A course on the Clyde: Gleddoch - Hotel, Spa & Golf, Ayrshire

Set in 350 acres of glorious Scottish countryside, Gleddoch Golf and Spa Resort is a country house hotel with views over the Clyde Estuary. The tranquil retreat is all about quiet rest and relaxation, whether you spend time enjoying spa treatments using products made from Hebridean seaweed, a day on their golf course or tucking into local dishes and regional whiskies in the evening.

Golf courses include:

An 18-hole championship course

The hotel's 18-hole championship course is an intrinsic part of the experience, with a prestigious history dating back to 1974. It was designed by golf architect J. Hamilton Stutt and is intended to cater for all golfing abilities. European tour star Brian Barnes played the course, and in 1980 The Carlsberg Open on the Ladies European Tour was staged here with local player Wilma Aitken claiming her victory. Enjoy your round with views across the water, practice at the driving range, and of course for anything you need, they have a pro shop as well.

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Country estate course at Mar Hall, Near Glasgow

A five-star hotel in a grand mansion, Mar Hall is a wonderful destination for romantic weekends and special occasions. Designed in the 19th century for the 11th Lord Blantyre, it's first-class all the way, from the Garden Spa, complete with its thermal suite, to its Grand Suites with four-poster beds, a living room, and multiple fireplaces. Dinner is also a wonderful experience, served against a grand backdrop of Louis XIV furniture in Il Posto Ristorante.

Golf courses include:

The Earl of Mar Scottish championship golf course

Designed by golf architect Dave Thomas, the Earl of Mar Scottish championship golf course is set within aged parkland on the south bank of the River Clyde. With sweeping countryside views it takes you past 250-year-old chestnut and beech trees, adding history and challenge alongside carefully placed bunkers and a welcoming clubhouse at the end.

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