A few facts about Scotland and why it is the Home of Golf.

Scotland, the home of Golf

BY Anita Draycott

Looking for the ultimate golf vacation. Scotland won’t disappoint. Consider this bit of trivia:

  • Golf was first played in Scotland more than 600 years ago and today it is home to more than 550 courses across the length and breadth of the country
  • Scotland was the host nation of The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
  • Scotland regularly hosts prestigious international golf events such as The Open, Ricoh Women’s British Open, The Senior Open Championship and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
  • Scotland will host two of the next three Open Championships: Royal Troon (2016) and Carnoustie (2018)
  • Scotland is home to five of the nine courses currently on the Open Championship rota: St Andrews, Muirfield, Carnoustie, Royal Troon and Turnberry, as well as previous Open venues Prestwick and Royal Musselburgh.
  • Scotland hosted the first 33 Open Championships and has hosted 94 of the 144 Open Championships played to date.
  • No other country in the world can offer such a diverse range of courses from championship links venues to island “honesty box” courses.
  • Scotland has the most golf courses per head of population than any other established golf destination in the world with one course for every 9,000 people
  • The average green fee in Scotland is £40 ($63)
  • There are more than 400 golf courses within an hour of an airport in Scotland

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